11th June 2011

Railway Touring Company
The Welshman

Locos Used 47500 & steam: 34067 'Tangmere'
Stock Used 35518+4994+99318+99311+99350+99348+99128+99316+99127+99371+9391

Route :
1Z82 : Poole to Cardiff Central
1Z83 : Cardiff Central to Poole

Loco(s) Route
34067 Poole - Bournemouth Central - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - Northam Jn - St Denys - Eastleigh - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Days Jn - Narroways Hill Jn - Horfield
47500 + 34067 Horfield - Filton Jn - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
34067 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Poole

Notes :
(1) John Clifford comments: This train started off well & despite being held at Westbury for a unit to pass we were making up time. Then disaster struck; an AWS application on Filton bank brought the train to a stand by the remains of Horfield platform. Despite a numbers of attempts the train would not restart so help in the form of 47500 came from Bristol Parkway (having been involved in the Steam Dreams 'Cathedrals Express' railtour), attached to the front & double-headed the train to Cardiff. By this time we were nearly an hour & three quarters late so it was hoped that we could leave an hour later. Network Rail would not agree to this but, in the event, the turning move for 34067 took longer than expected. The engine had been due to go to Cogan & reverse on the Penarth branch but a unit failure on the branch meant that it had to go to Cadoxton. All this meant that 34067 did not arrive back at Cardiff till 16.13 & the waited there till 16.33 before it gained access to Canton depot for servicing. We finally left Cardiff at 18.30 (two & a quarter hours late). Time was made up but other checks made sure that any gains were lost. I got off at Southampton Central where the train was still the same amount late.


34067 passes Beaulieu Road, on the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : John Clifford (joined/left the train at Southampton Central),
Nick Bartlett,
Claude Andrews and Steve Clarke

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford, Neil Kearns & Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Poole 06.35d 06.36   21.30a [P1] 23.35
Branksome 06.42a ~ 06.45d 06.43 ~ 06.43   21.22a ~ 21.24d 23.28 ~ 23.29
Bournemouth Central 06.52a ~ 06.56d 06.51 ~ 06.56   21.10a ~ 21.13d 23.16 ~ 23.19
Christchurch 07.04a ~ 07.07d ?   20.58a ~ 21.00d ?
Brockenhurst 07/23 [P2] 07/23   20/44 [P3] 22/50
Redbridge 07/35 [FL] 07/33   20/31 22/40
Southampton Central 07.50a ~ 07.53d [P1] 07.53 ~ 07.54 [P1]   20.17a ~ 20.20d [P4] [SL] 22.34 ~ 22.35 [P3]
Northam Jn 07/56 [SL] 07/57 [SL]   20/12 22/31
St Denys 08/07 08/07   20/01 [SL] 22/29 [FL]
Eastleigh 08.17a ~ 08.20d [P1] 08.16 ~ 08.19 [P1]   19.51a ~ 19.54d [P2] 22.19 ~ 22.21 [P3]
Eastleigh East Jn 08/22 08/23   19/48 22/11
Romsey 08/35 08/33   19/38 21/50
Dean 08/44 08/42   19/30 21/42
Tunnel Jn 08/54 08/52   19/18 21/33
Salisbury 08w57 ~ 09w22 [P4] 08.56 ~ 09.22 [P4]   19w03 ~ 19w15 [P4] 21.04 ~ 21.29 [P4]
Wilton Jn 09/26 09/28   18/59 20/57
Wishford 09/31 09/32   18/56 20/54
Wylye 09/35 09/37   18/51 20/50
Upton Lovell 09/41 09/42   18/44 20/46
Warminster 09/46 09/48   18/38 20/40
Westbury 10.02 ~ 10.07 [P1] 10.11 ~ 10.23 [P1]   18/27 [P1] 20/32 [P1]
Bradford South Jn 10/25 10/36   18/16 20/22
Bathampton Jn 10/39 10/52   18/01 20/09
Bath Spa 10.43a ~ 10.49d [P1] 10.56 ~ 10.58   17.50a ~ 17.55d [P2] 20.03 ~ 20.04
North Somerset Jn 11/06 11/13   17/35 19/50
Dr Days Jn 11/10 11/15   17/27 19/47
Narroways Hill Jn 11/12 11/18   17/25 19/44
Horfield ? 11.22 ~ 13.07   ? ?
Filton Abbey Wood 11/19 13/10 [P3]   17/21 19/34 [P1]
Patchway 11/20 13/13   17/18 19/24
Pilning 11/23 13/16   17/13 19/16
Severn Tunnel East 11/26 13/17   17/10 19/14
Severn Tunnel West 11/30 13/22   17/03 19/09
Severn Tunnel Junction 11/33 [P3] [RL] 13/24 [P3] [RL]   17/00 [P4] 19/05 [P4]
Llanwern West Jn 11/47 [RL] 13/34 [RL]   16/44 [RL] 18/50 [RL]
Maindee West Jn 11/52 [RL] 13/38 [RL]   16/39 [RL] 18/47 [RL]
Newport 11/55 [DT] [RL] 13/40 [DT] [RL]   16/37 [UT] [RL] 18/47 [UT] [RL]
Ebbw Jn 11/58 [RL] 13/44 [RL]   16/33 [RL] 18/44 [RL]
Marshfield 12/05 [RL] 13/49 [RL]   16/27 [RL] 18/40 [RL]
Cardiff Central 12.18a [P3] 14.01 [P4]   16.15d [P3] [RL] 18.30 [P4] [RL]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

10/06 : 5Z82 : (33207 with 34067 on rear) : Southall FSS to Poole Sidings
11/06 12/06 : 5Z83 : (33207 + 34067) : Poole Sidings to Southall FSS

Location 10/06 Booked (out) 11/06 Booked (rtn) [original]   12/06 Booked [amended] Actual
Southall FSS 14.31d 00.51a   13.57a ?
Southall 14.41 ~ 14.44 00.38 ~ 00.40   13.44 ~ 13.46 13/47
Southall West Jn ? ?   13/41 ?
Hayes GL 14.49 ~ 15.15 -   - -
Airport Jn ? ?   13/37 ?
Slough 15/38 00/24   13/30 ?
Maidenhead ? ?   13/24 ?
Twyford ? ?   13/16 ?
Reading 16/02 00/07   13/10 ?
Southcote Jn ? ?   13/03 13/14
Bramley ? ?   12/55 ?
Basingstoke 16/27 23/49   12/50 12/58
Worting Jn ? ?   12/46 ?
Wallers Ash Loop 16.42 ~ 16.47 -   - -
Winchester 16/57 23/29   12/33 ?
Shawford ? ?   12/30 ?
Eastleigh 17/07 23/17   12/17 ?
St Denys ? ?   12/11 ?
Northam Jn ? ?   12/09 ?
Southampton Central 17.26 ~ 17.36 23/08   12/06 ?
Redbridge ? ?   12/00 ?
Totton Loop 17.44 ~ 18.05 -   - -
Brockenhurst 18.31 ~ 18.38 22/46   11/38 ?
Bournemouth Central 18/57 22/18   11/10 ?
Branksome ? ?   11/05 ?
Poole ? 21/59   10/59 ?
Poole Sidings 19.15a 21.58d   10.58d ?

11/06 : 5Z46 : (47500 + 34067) : Cardiff Central to Canton Sidings
11/06 : 5Z83 : (34067) : Canton Sidings to Cardiff Central

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cardiff Central 13.28d 16.00a
Canton Sidings 13.30a 15.55d


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