25th May 2013

Vintage Trains
The Whistling Ghost

Locos Used steam: 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' & 6960 'Raveningham Hall'
Stock Used (1) (96100+35470)+17018+99349+99361+99353+5198+5191+5157+5177+9101

Route :
1Z34 : Tyseley Warwick Road to Minehead
1Z35 : Minehead to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco Route
5043 Tyseley Warwick Road - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren Jn - Bishops Lydeard
6960 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
6960 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
5043 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Tyseley Warwick Road

Notes:
(1) 96100 & 35470 were only in the consist when 5043 was on the train. 
(2) 6960 carried a 'Somerset Coast Express' headboard.


5043 at Bristol Temple Meads on the outward run (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tom Cairns)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Tyseley Warwick Road 07.30d 07.27 22.53a 22.48
Small Heath South Jn 07/39 07/31 22/43 22/42
Birmingham Moor Street 07/44 [P2] 07/36 22/37 [P1] 22/36
Birmingham Snow Hill 07.46a ~ 07.57d [P1] 07.38 ~ 07.56 22.31a ~ 22.35d [P3] 22.33 ~ 22.34
Jewellery Quarter 08/01 [P1] 07/59 22/29 [P2] 22/30
Smethwick Galton Bridge 08/07 [P1] 08/07 22/25 [P2] 22/25
Smethwick Jn 08/08 08/07 22/24 22/25
Rowley Regis 08/14 08/12 22/20 22/21
Stourbridge Junction 08.25a ~ 08.29d [P3] 08.22 ~ 08.25 22.04a ~ 22.08d [P2] 22.00 ~ 22.09
Blakedown 08/34 08/31 21/56 21/56
Kidderminster 08/37 [P2] 08/34 21/53 [P1] 21/53
Hartlebury 08/41 08/38 21/49 21/50
Droitwich Spa 08/54 08/47 21/42 21/44
Tunnel Jn 09/04 08/53 21/35 21/36
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.07a ~ 09.15d [P2] 08.56 ~ 09.17 21.29a ~ 21.33d [P1] 21.25 ~ 21.34
Norton Jn 09/24 09/23 21/23 21/19
Abbotswood Jn 09/26 09/24 21/20 21/16
Ashchurch 09/36 09/35 21/09 21/07
Cheltenham Spa 09/45 [P1] 09/42 21/00 [P2] 21/00
Barnwood Jn 09/52 09/49 20/52 20/51
Gloucester Sig.G339 - - 20w24a ~ 20w49d ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 09.54a ~ 10.01d ? ~ 10.00 20/21 ?
Standish Jn 10/10 10/08 20/14 20/08
Charfield 10/27 10/22 20/01 19/58
Yate 10/34 10/28 19/54 19/52
Westerleigh Jn 10/37 10/31 19/51 19/50
Bristol Parkway 10/45 [P2] 10/38 19.35a ~ 19.44d [P4] 19.37 ~ 19.42
Filton Abbey Wood 10/47 [P1] 10/40 19/32 [P2] 19/34
Narroways Hill Jn 10/50 10/45 19/28 19/30
Dr Days Jn 10/52 10/48 19/26 19/28
Bristol Temple Meads 10.55a ~ 11.18d [P4] 10.50 ~ 11.19 19.19a ~ 19.23d [P3] 19.19 ~ 19.25
Bristol West Jn 11/20 [DM] 11/21 19/17 [UR] 19/18
Parson Street 11/21 ? 19/10 [P2] [UR] 19/11
Yatton 11/33 11/33 18/55 18/58
Worle Jn 11/39 11/37 18/48 18/49
Uphill Jn 11/46 11/39 18/39 18/41
Bridgwater 12/00 11/50 18/24 18/24
Cogload Jn 12/07 11/57 18/17 18/17
Taunton 12.13a ~ 12.20d [P2] 12.02 ~ 12.09 18.08a ~ 18.11d [P2] 18.02 ~ 18.10
Norton Fitzwarren Jn 12/24 12/17 18/05 ?
Bishops Lydeard 12L44a ~ 13L00d 12L41 ~ ? 17L20a ~ 17L50d ? ~ 17L50
Crowcombe Heathfield 13.20a ~ 13.35d ? 17.09a ~ 17.10d ?
Williton 13.50a ~ 14.10d ? 16.48a ~ 16.50d ?
Blue Anchor 14.30a ~ 14.33d ? 16.20a ~ 16.22d ?
Minehead 14.46a ? 16.05d ?


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