5th April 2014

Railway Touring Company
The Central Wales Explorer

Locos Used 47245, 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 44871 & 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier' 
Stock Used (2) (35517)+(35508)+99304+5032+4960+1861+99348+99127+99125+326+99316+99347+99121

Route :
1Z89 : Manchester Victoria to Pengam Sidings
1Z94 : Pengam Sidings to Manchester Victoria

Loco(s) Route
44871 + 45407 Manchester Victoria - Ordsall Lane Jn - Eccles - Newton-le-Willows - Earlestown - Winwick Jn - Dallam Jn - Warrington Bank Quay (1)
44871 Warrington Bank Quay - Acton Grange Jn - Weaver Jn - Hartford Jn - Crewe
44871 (3) Crewe - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury - English Bridge Jn - Sutton Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Knighton - Llandrindod Wells - Llandovery - Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - Felin Fran - Dynevor Jn - Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Pengam Sidings
47580 (3) Pengam Sidings - Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Craven Arms - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria

Notes: 
(1) It is reported that 45407 failed on the outward leg at Warrington Bank Quay.
(2) 35517 was only in the consist when 45407 was on the train. 35508 was only in the consist when 44871 was on the train.
(3) 47245 on rear. Assisting 44871 as required.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 07.20d 08.12 23.02a 23.01
Deal Street Jn 07/23 08/14 23/00 ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 07/30 08/16 22/57 22/56
Eccles 07/34 08/20 22/52 22/52
Astley 07/39 08/26 22/47 22/47
Parkside Jn 07/46 ? 22/42 ?
Newton-le-Willows 07/47 08/37 22/41 22/36
Earlestown 07/49 08/42 22/40 22/32
Winwick Jn 07/52 08/45 22/37 22/27
Dallam Jn 07/55 ? 22/35 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 07.57a ~ 08.00d 08L52 ~ 10L06 22.29a ~ 22.32d 22.20 ~ 22.23 [P3]
Acton Grange Jn 08/06 10/13 22/27 22/18
Weaver Jn 08/15 10/20 22/24 22/14
Acton Bridge 08/18 10/23 22/21 22/13
Hartford Jn 08/21 10/24 22/20 22/11
Crewe Coal Yard 08/39 10/37 22/06 22/02
Crewe 08w42a ~ 09w41d 10w43 ~ 11w20 [P12] 22.01a ~ 22.04d 21.51 ~ 21.59
Nantwich 09/50 11/28 21/53 21/43
Whitchurch 10/00 ? 21/45 ?
Prees 10/06 ? 21/41 ?
Wem 10/09 11/47 21/38 21/27
Harlescott LC 10/18 11/56 21/29 ?
Shrewsbury 10.22a ~ 10.23d 12.01 ~ 12.04 21.20a ~ 21.24d 21.11 ~ 21.14
English Bridge Jn 10/24 ? 21/18 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 10/26 12/07 21/17 21/09
Dorrington SB 10/34 12/15 21/11 21/03
Marsh Brook LC 10/44 12/24 21/02 20/54
Craven Arms 10/51 12/49 20/54 20/47

 

Location Booked Actual
Knighton 11w23 ~ 12w15 13.11? ~13.28?
Llandrindod LC 12.55 ~ 12.56 ?
Llandrindod Wells 12w58a ~ 14w30d  14.02? ~ 14.37?
Llanwrtyd Wells 15t00 ~ 15t04 15.04? ~ 15.06?
Sugar Loaf Summit 15/10 ?
Llandovery 15t29 ~ 15t31 15.30? ~ 15.32?
Llandeilo 15t57 ~ 15t59 15.57? ~ 15.59?
Ammanford 16/17 ?
Pantyffynnon 16w21 ~ 16w51 16.20? ~ 16.47?
Pontarddulais 16/59 ?
Hendy Jn 17/00 ?
Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn 17/02 ?
Felin Fran 17/17 17/08
Dynevor Jn 17/21 17/12
Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn 17/25 17/16
Port Talbot Parkway 17/30 17/20
Margam Moors Jn 17/35 17/24
Stormy 17/40 17/33
Bridgend 17/44 17/41
Pontyclun 17/57 17/57
Cardiff Central 18.11a ~ 18.17d 18.11 ~ 18.16 [P4]
Pengam Sidings 18L25 ~ 19L03 18L25 ~ 18L51
Marshfield 19/11 18/59
Ebbw Jn 19/16 19/05
Newport 19/23 19/12
Maindee West Jn 19/25 19/14
Maindee North Jn 19/26 19/16
Cwmbran 19/34 19/25
Little Mill Jn 19/40 19/37
Abergavenny 19/47 19/49
Pontrilas 19/58 20/01
Tram Inn  20/14 20/06
Hereford 20.24 ~ 20.26 20/15 [P3]
Shelwick Jn 20/29 20/18
Morton-on-Lugg 20/32 20/21
Leominster 20/39 20/28
Woofferton 20/44 20/33
Ludlow 20/48 ?
Bromfield SB 20/49 20/42

Timings continue in first table

Associated E.C.S.

5Z88 : (44871 + 45407 with 35517 + 35508) : Castleton to Thorpes Bridge Jn 

Location Booked
Castleton Hopwood GF 05.40d
Castleton North Jn 05.50 ~ 05.55
Castleton 06.13 ~ 06.17
Thorpes Bridge Jn 06/31
Brewery Jn 06.35 ~ 06.38
Thorpes Bridge Jn 06.42a

5Z89 : (47245 + 47580) : Carnforth to Thorpes Bridge Jn

Location Booked
Carnforth Steamtown 03.10d
Manchester Victoria ?
Thorpes Bridge Jn 06.29a

5Z89 : (44871 + 45407) : Thorpes Bridge Jn to Manchester Victoria

Location Booked
Thorpes Bridge Jn 07.03d
Manchester Victoria 07.11a

5Z90 : (44871 with 35508) : Pengam Sidings to Bristol St Phillips Marsh

Location Booked
Pengam Sidings 20.06d
Newport 20/24
Severn Tunnel Junction 20/41
Patchway 20/55
Dr Day's Jn 21/04
Bristol Temple Meads 21.08 ~ 21.13
St Phillips Marsh HSTD 21.30a


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