12th April 2008

Compass Tours
The Heart of Wales Explorer

Locos Used 37401 & 37417
Stock Used 6x mk2 TSO, 1x mk2 RFO, 5x mk2 FO, 1x mk1 BSK (generator car)

Route:
1Z70 : Blackburn to Cardiff Central
1Z71 : Cardiff Central to Blackburn

Locos Route
37417 + 37401 Blackburn - Bamber Bridge - Lostock Hall Jn - Farington Curve Jn - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Runcorn East - Frodsham - Helsby - Chester - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury - Sutton Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Knighton - Llandrindod Wells - Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - Felin Fran - Jersey Marine North Jn - Dynevor Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport - Chepstow - Gloucester - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Camp Hill - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Sutton Park - Park Lane Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Telford - Abbey Foregate Jn - Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Blackburn


Departing Wrexham, a minute or so down (photo: John Cowlishaw)

Source : Compass Tours

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Compass Tours)

Location
Booked (out)
 
Booked (rtn)
Blackburn
05.10d [P2]
 
22.55a [P2]
Cherry Tree
05.15a ~ 05.18d
 
22.43a ~ 22.46d
Bamber Bridge
05.26a ~ 05.29d
 
22.30a ~ 22.33d
Lostock Hall Jn
05/33
 
22/27
Farington Curve Jn
05/39 [SL]
 
22/21
Euxton Jn
05/43
 
22/17 [FL]
Euxton Balshaw Lane
05.46a ~ 05.49d
 
22.10a ~ 22.13d
Balshaw Lane Jn
05/52 [FL]
 
22/07 [SL]
Wigan North Western
06.00a ~ 06.03d [P4]
 
21.55a ~ 21.57d [P5]
Wigan South Jn
06/04
 
21/54
Springs Branch Jn
06/05
 
21/53
Winwick Jn
06/11
 
21/48
Dallam Jn
06/13
 
21/46
Warrington Bank Quay
06.15a ~ 06.17d [P2]
 
21.40a ~ 21.43d [P3]
Acton Grange Jn
06/21
 
21/38 [FL]
Runcorn East
06/25
 
21/34
Frodsham Jn
06/28
 
21/32
Frodsham
06.30a ~ 06.32d
 
21.26a ~ 21.29d
Helsby
06.37a ~ 06.39d [P1]
 
21.18a ~ 21.21d [P2]
Mickle Trafford Jn
06/47
 
21/14
Chester
06.54a ~ 07.00d [P3] [DML]
 
21.05a ~ 21.08d [P3]
Chester South Jn
07/01
 
21/03 [UFL]
Saltney Jn
07/03
 
21/01
Wrexham General
07.17a ~ 07.19d [P1]
 
20.44a ~ 20.46d [P2]
Gobowen
07/33
 
20/30
Shrewsbury
07/54 [P4]
 
20/10 [P4]

 

Location
Booked
Sutton Bridge Jn
07/57
Dorrington
08/04
Marsh Brook LC
08/13
Craven Arms
08t19 ~ 08t21
Knighton
08t46 ~ 08t48
Llandrindod Crossing
09.20 ~ 09.22
Llandrindod Wells
09*24 ~ 09*40
Llanwrtyd Wells
10t06 ~ 10t07
Llandovery
10t32 ~ 10t38
Llandeilo
10t57 ~ 10t58
Pantyffynnon
11t15 ~ 11t16
Hendy Jn
11/25
Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn
11/29
Felin Fran
11/47
Dynevor Jn
11/52
Briton Ferry U.F.L. Jn
11/56
Port Talbot Parkway
12/01
Margam Moors Jn
12/05
Stormy Loop
12/10
Bridgend
12/14 [P1]
Pontyclun
12/23
Cardiff Central
12.34a [P1] ~ 16.05d [P2]
Marshfield Jn
16/13
Ebbw Jn
16/16
Newport
16c19 ~ 16c21 [P3]
Maindee West Jn
16/23
Severn Tunnel Junction
16/32
Chepstow
16/39
Lydney
16/47
Awre Jn
16/52
Gloucester
17/08 [URL]
Horton Road Jn
17/09
Barnwood Jn
17/10
Cheltenham Spa
17/16
Ashchurch
17/23
Abbotswood Jn
17/31
Stoke Works Jn
17/40
Bromsgrove
17/42
Barnt Green
17/49 [ML]
Longbridge
17/52 [FL]
Kings Norton
17/56
Lifford East Jn
17/59
Bordesley Jn
18/12
St Andrews Jn
18/17
Landor Street Jn
18/20 [ML]
Castle Bromwich Jn
18/28
Park Lane Jn
18/30
Ryecroft Jn
18/50
Walsall
18/53 [UFL]
Pleck Jn
18/55 [FL]
Darlaston Jn
18/57
Portobello Jn
19/01
Wolverhampton
19c25 ~ 19c27 [P1]
Wolverhampton North Jn
19/29
Oxley Signal Box
19/30
Cosford
19/40
Madeley Jn
19/48
Wellington
19/57 [DML]

Timings continue in first table.

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