16th March 2013

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Six Nations Rugby Special)

Locos Used 47805 & 47828
Stock Used 3174+3273+1566+3267+3182+3275+3247+325+17167+10734+10729

Route :
1Z38 : London Paddington to Cardiff Central
1Z39 : Cardiff Central to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
47828 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Chippenham - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
47805 (2) Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 47805 on rear.
(2) 47828 on rear.
(3) Special train for The Six Nations Rugby at Cardiff Millennium Stadium; final score: Wales 30:3 England resulting in Wales winning the competition for 2013.

Source : Nick Bartlett, Mark Herriott & Guy Vincent

Photo Review


47805, on the rear, before departure from Paddington (photo: Andy Ganley)


47828 (& 47805) seen approaching Bathampton Jn (photo: Guy Vincent)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tom Cairns & Mark Herriott)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 13.13d [P1] 13.13 [P1]   23.14a [P1] 23.17
Ladbroke Grove 13/16 13/16   23/11 23/14
Acton West 13/20 [DM] 13/19   23/07 [UM] 23/11
Southall 13/24 [DM] 13/23   23/04 [UM] 2308
Airport Jn 13/25 [DM] 13/25   23/01 [UM] 23/06
Slough 13/30 [DM] 13/29   22/57 [P3] 22/55
Maidenhead 13/35 [DM] 13/33   22/53 [P2] 22/49
Twyford 13/40 [DM] 13/38   22/48 [P2] 22/41
Reading 13/45 [P7] [DM] 13/43   22.38 ~ 22.40 [TL] [UM] 22/31
Reading West Jn 13/46 [DM] 13/45   22/35 [UM] 22/38
Didcot Parkway 14/01 [P1] 13/58   22/19 [P2] [UM] 22/07
Wantage Road 14/06 14/03   22/06 21/53
Challow 14/09 14/06   22/04 21/49
Uffington 14/11 14/09   22/02 21/47
Swindon 14/25 [P4] 14/16   21/53 [UM] 21/38
Wootton Bassett Jn 14/32 14/21   21/45 21/33
Chippenham 14/40 [P1] 14/27   21/37 21/25
Thingley East Jn 14/41 14/29   21/36 21/25
Thingley Jn 14/41 14/29   21/35 ?
Bathampton Jn 14/50 14/44   21/28 21/17
Bath Spa 14/53 [P1] 14/54   21/25 [P2] 21/12
North Somerset Jn 15/09 15/10   21.09 ~ 21.13 21/01
Dr Day's Jn 15/11 15/11   21/07 20/56
Narroways Hill Jn 15/14 15/14   21/04 20/53
Filton Abbey Wood 15/17 [P3] 15/17   21/01 [P1] 20/50
Patchway 15/19 15/22   20/49 20/48
Pilning 15/23 15/25   20/43 20/42
Severn Tunnel East 15/24 15/27   20/42 20/40
Severn Tunnel West 15/29 15/31   20/37 20/36
Severn Tunnel Junction 15/31 [P3] [DM] 15/32   20/34 [P4] 20/34
Llanwern West Jn 15/36 15/39   20/17 20/24
Maindee West Jn 15/39 15/47   20/13 20/22
Newport 15/41 [P2] 15/48   20/11 [UR] 20/20
Ebbw Jn 15/44 15/51   20/06 20/16
Marshfield 15/48 [DM] 15/55   20/01 [UM] 20/06
Cardiff Central 15.58a [P3] 16.06   19.51d [P3] 19.56


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z37 : (47805 with 47828 on rear?) : Crewe to London Paddington

Location Booked (out)
Crewe C.S. 08.29d
Crewe 08.34 ~ 08.49
Stafford 09/15
Colwich Jn 09/23
Rugeley North Jn 09/26
Lichfield North Jn 09/32
Nuneaton 09/49
Rugby 10/04
Northampton 10/29
Milton Keynes Central 10/51
Bletchley 10/56
Watford Junction 11/31
Wembley Central 11.40 ~ 11.42
Wembley Yard 11/46
Willesden No.7 Jn 11/48
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 11/51
Acton Wells Jn 11/55
Acton Main Line 11/59
West Ealing 12/03
Drayton Green  12/05
Greenford South Jn 12/12
Greenford East Jn 12/13
Old Oak Common 12/23 [RL]
Ladbroke Grove 12/37
London Paddington 12.42a [P1]

5Z40 : (47828 with 47805 on rear?) : London Paddington to West Ealing Loop
5Z40 : (47805 with 47828 on rear?) : West Ealing Loop to Willesden
5Z40 : (47828 with 47805 on rear?) : Willesden to London Euston

Location Booked (rtn)
London Paddington 23.29d [P1]
Ladbroke Grove 23/32
Acton Main Line 23/34
West Ealing Loop 23.40 ~ 23.50
Acton Main Line 23/56
Acton Wells Jn 23/59
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 00/01
Willesden No.7 Jn 00/03
Wembley Yard South Jn 00/05
Willesden Sig.WN34 00.08 ~ 00.20
Wembley Yard South Jn 00/24
Harlesden Jn 00/29
Willesden WL Jn 00/31
Camden Jn 00/35
London Euston 00.39a [P1]

5Z38 : (47828 with 47805 on rear?) : Cardiff Central to Canton Sidings
5Z39 : (47805 with 47828 on rear?) : Canton Sidings to Cardiff Central

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cardiff Central 16.06d 19.43a
Canton Sidings 16.18a 19.36d


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