18th September 2010

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Western Wales Explorer

Locos Used 55022 'Royal Scots Grey' & 66015
Stock Used ???

Route :
1Z50 : Crewe to Robeston Sidings
1Z51 : Robeston Sidings to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
55022 Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - King's Norton - Barnt Green - Stoke Works Jn - Spetchley - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Margam Moors Jn - MP199 (Heol-y-Deliaid Crossing) (1)
66015 (2) MP199 (Heol-y-Deliaid Crossing) - Port Talbot Parkway - Court Sart Jn - Neath - Landore Jn - Swansea Loop West Jn - Gowerton - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli - Carmarthen Jn - Carmarthen Bridge Jn - Whitland - Clarbeston Road - Haverfordwest - Herbrandston Jn - Robeston Sidings (MP1)
55022 (3) Robeston Sidings (MP1) - Herbrandston Jn - Haverfordwest - Clarbeston Road (1)
66015 (2) Clarbeston Road - Fishguard Harbour
55022 (3) Fishguard Harbour - Clarbeston Road - Whitland - Carmarthen Bridge Jn - Carmarthen Jn - Llanelli - Llandeilo Jn - Morlias Jn - Morlais Jn East - Felin Fran - Jersey Marine North Jn - Dynevor Jn - Court Sart Jn - Flying Loop Jn - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport (1)
55022 Newport - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) It was booked to attach 66015 on the rear of the train at Port Talbot Parkway and for 55022 to run-round at Fishguard Harbour but due to problems with the Ground Frame at Fishguard Harbour 55022 was run round and 66015 attached to the front at MP199 (at the west end of Margam Knuckle Yard). The same GF issue resulted in 66015 being removed at Newport instead of Clarbeston Road on the return leg.
(2) 55022 on rear.
(3) 66015 on rear.

Source : David Hunter (joined/left at Birmingham New Street)

Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from David Hunter)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Crewe 06.50d ?   23.08a ? 278.32
24.37 Stafford 07.16a ~ 07.23d ?   22.37a ~ 22.42d ? 253.75
39.68 Wolverhampton 07.39a ~ 07.41d ?   22.10a ~ 22.19d ? 238.44
52.52 Birmingham New Street 08.00a ~ 08.10d ??.?? ~ 08.12 [P9]   21.45a ~ 21.52d 22.05 ~ ??.?? 225.60
? proof House Jn ? ?   21/36 ? ?
? Bordesley Jn 08/18 08/22   21/35 ? ?
? Lifford East Jn ? ?   21/28 21/50 ?
? Kings Norton 08/25 08/27   21/25 21/49 ?
? Longbridge ? ?   21/19 21/45 ?
64.72 Barnt Green 08.32a ~ 08.34d 08.39 ~ 08.41   21.12a ~ 21.15d 21.37 ~ 21.40 213.40
? Bromsgrove 08/3.9 08/45   ? ? ?
? Stoke Works Jn 08/41 08/46   21/03 21/30 ?
? Abbotswood Jn 08/49 08/54   ? ? ?
99.63 Cheltenham Spa 09.03a ~ 09.06d 09.09 ~ 09.12   20.32a ~ 20.36d 21.06 ~ 21.08 178.49
? Barnwood Jn 09/13 09/19   20/25 20/58 ?
106.23 Gloucester 09.16a ~ 09.18d 09.22 ~ ??.??   20.18a ~ 20.22d 20.52 ~ 20.55 [P4] 172.09
? Lydney 09/37 09/43   19/58 20/30 ?
? Chepstow ? ?   19/50 20/22 ?
? Severn Tunnel Junction 09/52 09/58   19/43 ? [UM] ?
? Maindee West Jn 10/07 10/07 [RL]   ? ? ?
150.69 Newport 10.09a ~ 10.11d 10.09 ~ 10.13 [P1]   19.29a ~ 19.31d 19.51 ~ 20.03 [P3] 127.43
? Ebbw Jn 10/14 10/18 [DR]   19/25 ? ?
? Marshfield 10/21 10/21 [DR]   19/22 ? ?
? Cardiff Central 10/30 10/32 [DM]   19/15 19/33 [UM] ?
? Bridgend 10/51 10/50 [P1]   18/54 19/11 ?
? Stormy 10/55 10/53   18/49 19/08 ?
? Margam Moors Jn 10/59 10/58 [DGB] [DOVE]   18/47 19/03 ?
? Heol-y-Deliaid Crossing ? 11L05 ~ 11L35  
194.78 Port Talbot Parkway 11L04 ~ 11L42 11/42 [P1]   18.40 ~ 18.42 19/00 [P2] 83.34
? Briton Ferry UFL Jn ? ?   18/33 18/56 [UM] ?
? Court Sart Jn ? ?   18/31 18/55 ?
- Dynevor Jn   18/30 18/53 ?
- Felin Fran   18/25 18/47 ?
- Morlais Jn   18/13 18/35 [Up Dis] ?
? Neath 11/51 11/48  
? Landore Jn 12/09 12/02  
? Swansea Loop West Jn 12/17 12/13 [DM]  
? Cockett West 12/24 12/23  
? Duffryn Jn 12/31 12/31 [DM]  
? Llandeilo Jn 12/35 12/32   18/08 18/29 [Up Dis] ?
? Llanelli 12/44 12/40 [P1]   18/06 18/24 [UM] ?
? Pembrey & Burry Port 12/49 12/45   18/03 18/20 ?
? Kidwelly 12/56 12/51   17/59 18/16 ?
? Ferryside 13/03 12/57   17/55 18/12 ?
? Carmarthen Jn 13/12 13/09 [DM]   17/47 18/03 [UM] ?
? Whitland 13/29 13/27   17/35 17/45 ?
? Clunderwen ? ?   17.27 ~ 17.29 17/40 ?
- Clarbeston Road   17/18 17/33 [UM] ?
- Fishguard Harbour   15.45a ~ 17.00d 15.47 ~ 17.05 [P1] 15.55
? Clarbeston Road 13/42 ?   15L09 ~ 15L24 15.14 ~ 15.24 [P2] 13.34
268.44 Haverfordwest 13.50 ~ 13.54 13.52 ~ 13.57   15/01 15/04 [P1] ?
? Johnston 14/05 14/04   14/54 14/54 ?
? Herbrandston Jn 14/10 14/10   14/47 14/49 ?
276.44 Robeston Sidings 14.20a 14.15   14.30d 14.36 0.00


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