20th April 2013

Chester Model Railway Club / Ffestiniog Railway (Dee & Mersey Group)
The Wessex Express

Loco Used 67029 'Royal Diamond'
Stock Used 3330+3356+3348+3384+3364+3426+1212+5987+6024+6176+5937+9507

Route :
1Z64 : Hooton to Weymouth
1Z65 : Weymouth to Hooton

Loco Route
67029 Hooton - Bache - Chester North Jn - Chester South Jn - Saltney Jn - Wrexham General - Ruabon - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Sutton Bridge Jn - Church Stretton - Craven Arms - Hereford - Abergavenny - Cwmbran - Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Trowbridge - Westbury - Fairwood Jn - Clink Road Jn - Blatchbridge Jn - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill - Dorchester West - Weymouth
67029 Weymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Hooton


67029 passing Bradford on Avon, on the return leg (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent & Mark Herriott

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tom Cairns)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hooton 06.44d 06.44   22.33a 22.31
Bache 06.54a ~ 06.56d  06.54 ~ ?   22.14a ~ 22.18d 22.11 ~ 22.16
Chester North Jn 06/58 ?   22/11 ?
Chester South Jn 06/59 ?   22/09 ?
Roodee Jn 07.01 ~ 07.06 ?   22/08 ?
Saltney Jn 07/08 07/07   22/06 22/03
Wrexham General 07.21a ~ 07.23d 07.19 ~ 07.23   21.47a ~ 21.51d 21.48 ~ 21.51
Ruabon 07/29 ?   21/40 ?
Chirk 07/34 ?   21/35 ?
Gobowen 07.38a ~ 07.40d 07.39 ~ 07.42   21.28a ~ 21.32d 21.29 ~ 21.32
Shrewsbury 08.03a ~ 08.07d 08.01 ~ 08.07   21.03a ~ 21.07d 21.02 ~ 21.06
English Bridge Jn 08/08 ?   21/01 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 08/09 08/10   20/59 20/58
Dorrington SB 08/17 08/16   20/53 20/52
Church Stretton 08/23 ?   20/47 ?
Marsh Brook LC 08/26 08/25   20/44 20/44
Craven Arms 08/30 08/29   20/39 20/35
Bromfield 08/33 08/34   20/34 20/29
Ludlow 08/35 ?   20/32 ?
Woofferton 08/39 08/38   20/29 20/24
Leominster 08/44 08/43   20/24 20/19
Moreton-on-Lugg 08/52 08/49   20/17 20/13
Shelwick Jn 08/57 08/51   20/13 20/10
Hereford 09.00a ~ 09.02d 08.54 ~ 09.01   20.08a ~ 20.10d 20.05 ~ 20.07
Tram Inn 09/10 09/09   19/58 19/57
Abergavenny 09/27 ?   19/42 19/39
Little Mill SB 09/34 ?   19/32 19/28
Cwmbran 09/39 ?   19/24 19/22
Maindee North Jn 09/47 ?   19/15 19/15
Maindee East Jn 09/49 ?   19/13 ?
Llanwern West Jn 09/53 09/52   19/09 19/09
Severn Tunnel Junction 10/00 09/58   19/04 19/02
Severn Tunnel West 10/01 10/01   19/03 19/01
Severn Tunnel East 10/06 10/06   18/58 18/58
Pilning 10/07 10/07   18/57 18/56
Patchway 10/16 10/13   18/54 18/53
Filton Abbey Wood 10/20 10/18   18/52 18/51
Narroways Hill Jn 10/27 10/29   18/48 18/48
Dr Day's Jn 10/33 10/33   18/45 18/45
North Somerset Jn 10/35 10/36   18/43 18/44
Bath Spa 10.47a ~ 10.49d 10.46 ~ 10.50   18.29a ~ 18.31d 18.16 ~ 18.32
Bathampton Jn 10/53 10/55   18/24 18/12
Bradford Jn 11/03 11/05   18/02 18/01
Trowbridge 11/05 ?   18/00 ?
Westbury 11/15 11/13   17/55 17/55
Fairwood Jn 11/19 11/19   17/52 17/53
Clink Road Jn 11/23 11/23   17/49 17/49
Blatchbridge Jn 11/25 11/25   17/47 17/47
East Somerset Jn 11/28 11/28   17/43 17/44
Castle Cary 11/36 11/35   17/33 17/34
Yeovil Pen Mill 11t57a ~ 12t08d 11.56 ~ 12.09   17t09a ~ 17t12d 17.08 ~ 17.09
Maiden Newton 12t27a ~ 12t29d 12.28 ~ 12.30   16t39a ~ 16t50d 16.35 ~ 16.50
Dorchester West 12.40a ~ 12.43d 12.41 ~ 12.45   16.22a ~ 16.27d 16.21 ~ 16.23
Dorchester Jn 12/44 ?   16/20 ?
Weymouth 12.53a 12.55   16.08d 16.08


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z64 : (67029) : Crewe H.S. - Hooton
5Z65 : (67029) : Hooton - Crewe H.S.

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe H.S. 04.07d 00.33a
Gresty Lane 04/12 23.44a ~ 00.24d
Gresty Lane UPL 04.16a ~ 04.39d -
Crewe 04.45 ~ 04.47 23/43
Crewe Steel Works 04/50 23/34
Beeston Castle & Taporley SB 04/58 23/26
Chester 05.09 ~ 05.25 23/15
Chester North Jn 05/28 23/14
Bache ? 23/13
Hooton 05.38a 23.02d


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