25th August 2013

Pathfinder Tours
The Taffy Tug

Locos Used 60017 & 60063
Stock Used 4991+4949+4998+1813+13227+3122+3121+1671+3100+3112+21272

Route :
1Z58 : Bristol Temple Meads to Machen Quarry
1Z59 : Machen Quarry to Cwmbargoed Opencast Colliery
1Z60 : Cwmbargoed Opencast Colliery to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
60017 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Filton Abbey Wood - Patchway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Gaer Jn - Park Jn - Risca & Pontymister - Cross Keys - Ebbw Vale Parkway
60063 (2) Ebbw Vale Parkway - Cross Keys - Risca & Pontymister - Park Jn
60017 (1) Park Jn - Machen Quarry
60063 (2) Machen Quarry - Park Jn - Ebbw Jn - Cardiff Central - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cogan Jn - Penarth
60017 (1) Penarth - Cogan Jn - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street - Caerphilly - Ystrad Mynach South - Cwmbargoed L.C. [MP 20.37] (3)
60063 (2) Cwmbargoed L.C. - Ystrad Mynach South - Caerphilly - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central - Cardiff West
60017 (1) Cardiff West - Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street - Heath Low Level - Coryton
60063 (2) Coryton - Heath Low Level - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central - Cardiff West
60017 (1) Cardiff West - Cardiff Central - Newport
60017 Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Patchway - Bristol Parkway (4)
60017 Bristol Parkway (4) - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 60063 on rear.
(2) 60017 on rear.
(3) Booked to run into Cwmbargoed Opencast Colliery but did not do so, due to being private property. 
(4) Diverted via Bristol Parkway to turn the stock ready for 'The Tyne-Tees Streak' tour on 30/08/13.

Source : Nick Bartlett (on the tour throughout) & James Underwood

Photo Review


60017 on arrival at Ebbw Vale Parkway (photo: Nick Bartlett)


60063 at Penarth (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Bristol Temple Meads 09.33d [P9] [DF] 09.33 [P9]   21.04a [P4] 21.28 [P4] 38.61
0.24 Bristol East Jn 09/35 [ML] 09/34 [ML]   21/01 21/27 [U&DR] 38.37
0.46 Dr Days Jn 09/36 09/35   21/00 21/26 [DR] 38.15
1.76 Narroways Hill Jn 09/39 09/37   20/59 21/24 36.65
4.30 Filton Abbey Wood 09/43 [P3] 09/41   20/55  21/22 [P1] 33.31
- Bristol Parkway   [DIV] 20.46 ~ 21.18 [P4] ?
5.70 Patchway 09/45 [P2] 09/42 [P2]   20/53 20/42 32.71
9.36 Pilning 09*52 ~ 09*53 [DGL] 09/47 [DGL]   20*43 ~ 20*44 [UGL] 20/38 [UGL] 29.25
10.74 Severn Tunnel East 09/55 09/50   20/39 20/32 27.67
15.22 Severn Tunnel West 10/01 09/56   20/34 20/26 23.39
- Severn Tunnel   20*31 ~ 20*32 [UGL] 20/24 [UGL] 23.10
16.32 Severn Tunnel Junction 10/02 [P3] [DR] 09/57 [P3] [DR]   20/28 [P4] 20/21 [P4] 22.29
23.54 Llanwern West Jn 10/13 10/09 [DR]   20/16 20/08 [UR] 15.07
25.45 Maindee East Jn 10/27 [DM] 10.13 ~ 10.17 [DR-DM]   20/14 20/04 [UM-UR] 13.16
25.67 Maindee West Jn 10/29 10/20   20/12 20/03 [UM] 12.74
26.21 Newport 10.31a ~ 10.36d [P2] 10.21 ~ 10.36 [P2]   19L55a ~ 20L10d [P3] 19L33 ~ 20L02 [P3] 12.40

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
27.04 Gaer Jn 10/38 10/39
27.75 Park Jn 10/41 10/42 [UM]
28.38 Park North Jn 10/43 10/43
31.04 Risca South Jn 10/47 10/47
33.79 Cross Keys 10/53 10/55 [P1]
45.28
0.00
Ebbw Vale Parkway 11.13a ~ 11.33d 11.15 ~ 11.34
11.29 Cross Keys 11/53 11/54 [P2]
14.24 Risca South Jn 11/59 12/00
16.70 Park North Jn 12/03 12/04 [DM]
17.33
0.00
Park Jn 12t05 ~ 12t25 12.08 ~ 12.16
3.67
0.00
Machen Quarry 12.45 ~ 13.04 12.41 ~ 13.03 [End of line]
3.67 Park Jn 13t24 ~ 13t26 13/27
4.29 Ebbw Jn 13/29 [DM] 13/30 [DM]
8.02 Marshfield 13/35 13/36
14.52 Cardiff Central 13/43 [P3] 13.45 ~ 13.48 [P3]
15.35 Penarth Curve South Jn 13/46 13/50 [Down Barry]
17.17 Cogan Jn 13*52 ~ 13*53 [DGL] 13/56 [DGL]
18.28
0.00
Penarth 13.58a ~ 14.18d  14.01 ~ 14.19
1.11 Cogan Jn  14*24 ~ 14*25 [UGL] 14/24 [UGL]
2.73 Penarth Curve South Jn 14/31 14/32 [Up Barry]
3.56 Cardiff Central 14/35 [P6] 14/36 [P6]
4.32 Cardiff Queen Street 14/39 [P4] 14/40 [P4]
6.51 Heath Jn 14/44 14/44
11.40 Caerphilly 14/54 14/51
16.60 Ystrad Mynach South 15t08 ~ 15t10 14.59 ~ 15.00
26.19 Cwmbargoed 15.42 ~ 15.44 15.46a
26.44
0.00
Cwmbargoed Opencast Colliery 15.49 ~ 16.08 [CANX]
0.25 Cwmbargoed 16.18 ~ 16.20 16.23d
9.64 Ystrad Mynach South 17t10 ~ 17t12 16.52 ~ 17.07
15.04 Caerphilly 17/21 [P2] 17/17 [P2]
19.73 Heath Jn 17/29 17/22
22.12 Cardiff Queen Street 17/34 [P3] 17/26 [P3]
22.68 Cardiff Central 17*40 ~ 17*43 [P7] 17.29 ~ 17.30 [P7]
23.48
0.00
Cardiff West 17.45 ~ 18.07 [DR] 17.33 ~ 18.09 [DR]
0.60 Cardiff Central 18/10 [P6] 18/11 [P6]
1.36 Cardiff Queen Street 18/14 [P4] 18/14 [P4]
3.55 Heath Jn 18/19 18/21
6.17
0.00
Coryton 18.27a ~ 18.47d 18.29 ~ 18.48
2.42 Heath Jn 18/55 18/53
4.61 Cardiff Queen Street 19/01 [P3] 18/58 [P3]
5.37 Cardiff Central 19/05 [P7] 19.01 ~ 19.02 [P7]
6.17
0.00
Cardiff West 19.08 ~ 19.28 [DR] 19.04 ~ 19.11 [No.2 UR]
0.60 Cardiff Central 19*31 ~ 19*33 [P1] [UM] 19/13 [P1] [UM]
7.30 Marshfield 19/45 19/22 [UM]
11.03 Ebbw Jn 19/49 19/27 [UM]
? Gaer Jn ? 19.29 ~ 19.30 [UM-DM]

Timings continue in first table.

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