13th & 16th February 2015

Pathfinder Tours
Six Nations Welsh Rugby Train

Locos Used 68002 'Intrepid' & 68005 'Defiant'
Stock Used 3390+3333+3325+3344+1212+6042+5964+5998+6137+6183+6310

Route :
1Z68 : Carmarthen to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z69 : Edinburgh Waverley to Carmarthen

Date Loco Route
13/02 68005 Carmarthen - Llanelli - Gowerton - Swansea Loop West Jn - Landore Jn - Neath - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport - Maindee West Jn - Maindee North Jn - Cwmbran - Pontypool & New Inn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - English Bridge Jn - Shrewsbury - Wem - Nantwich - Crewe - (via WCML) - Carlisle
13/02 68002 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Carstairs - Lanark Jn - Law Jn - Motherwell - Mossend South Jn - Mossend North Jn - Coatbridge Central - Gartsherrie South Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Cumbernauld - Greenhill Lower Jn - Carmuirs West Jn - Carmuirs East Jn - Falkirk Grahamston - Polmont - Linlithgow - Winchburgh Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
16/02 68002 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Carstairs - Lanark Jn - Law Jn - Wishaw - Holytown Jn - Mossend East Jn - Mossend South Jn - Motherwell - Law Jn - Lanark Jn - Carstairs - (via WCML) - Carlisle
16/02 68005 Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - Carmarthen

Notes : 
(1) This tour was run to take rugby fans to Murrayfield for the Scotland v Wales Six Nations Rugby International match on 14th February (final score: Scotland 23:26 Wales).
(2) This train was reported as the first passenger working of a Class 68 in West Wales.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Carmarthen 07.10d [P2] 07.10 [P2]   20.16a [P2] 19.58
Carmarthen Jn 07/12 07/12   20/13 19/55
Ferryside 07/20 ?   20/01 ?
Kidwelly 07/24 ?   19/57 ?
Pembrey & Burry Port 07/28 07/28 [P1]   19/52 ?
Llanelli 07.35a ~ 07.38d 07.33 ~ 07.37 [P2]   19.43a ~ 19.47d 19.32 ~ 19.34
Llandilo Jn 07/40 07/40   19/41 19/30
Duffryn West 07/41 ?   19/40 ?
Gowerton 07/44 ?   19/36 ?
Cockett West 07/46 ?   19/33 ?
Swansea Loop West Jn 07/51 07/51   19/30 19/21
Landore Jn 07/53 ?   19/28 ?
Neath 08.02a ~ 08.05d 08.00 ~ 08.05   19.15a ~ 19.19d 19.04 ~ 19.09
Port Talbot Parkway 08/12 [UR] 08/12   19/09 18/59
Port Talbot East 08.15 ~ 08.22 ?   - -
Margam Moors Jn 08/27 08/28   19/05 18/56
Stormy 08/32 08/32   19/02 18/53
Bridgend 08.36a ~ 08.39d [P2] 08.37 ~ 08.40   18.53a ~ 18.57d [P1] 18.46 ~ 18.49
Pontyclun 08/49 08/49   18/43 18/35
Cardiff Central 09.01a ~ 09.05d [P1] [UM] 09.02 ~ 09.05   18.26a ~ 18.31d [P4] 18.18 ~ 18.24
Marshfield 09/14 09/12   18/14 18/08
Ebbw Jn 09/17 09/16   18/09 [DR] 18/04
Newport 09.21a ~ 09.39d [P4] 09.18 ~ 09.39   18.01a ~ 18.06d [P1] 17.56 ~ 18.01 [P1]
Maindee West Jn 09/40 09/41   17/59 17/54
Maindee North Jn 09/42 09/43   17/54 17/52
Cwmbran 09.51a ~ 09.53d 09.51 ~ 09.53   17.40a ~ 17.43d 17.44 ~ 17.45
Pontypool and New Inn 09.58a ~ 10.01d ?   17.31a ~ 17.34d ?
Little Mill Jn 10/05 10/03   17/28 17/35
Abergavenny 10.13a ~ 10.16d 10.10 ~ 10.17   17.15a ~ 17.19d 17.21 ~ 17.27
Pontrilas 10/29 10/28   17/03 17/09
Tram Inn 10/34 10/34   16/58 17/00
Hereford 10/44 [P3] 10/44   16/50 [DR] 16/52
Shelwick Jn 10/47 10/47   16/47 16/50
Morton-on-Lugg 10/50 10/48   16/42 16/47
Leominster 10/58 10/54   16/34 16/41
Woofferton 11/03 10/59   16/28 16/35
Bromfield 11/10 11/05   16/22 16/30
Craven Arms 11/15 [P1] 11/10   16/17 [P2] 16/25
Marsh Brook LC 11/20 11/16   16/13 16/21
Dorrington 11/28 11/24   16/04 161/3
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/34 11/31   15/57 16/07
English Bridge Jn 11/35 ?   15/56 ?
Shrewsbury 11.37a ~ 11.40d [P4] 11.36 ~ 11.39   15.51a ~ 15.55d [P7] 16.02 ~ 16.05
Harlescott 11/44 ?   15/46 ?
Wem 11/52 11/49   15/39 15/49
Prees 11/55 ?   15/36 ?
Wrenbury 12/04 ?   15/27 ?
Nantwich 12/08 12/05   15/22 15/28
Gresty Lane 12/14 12/12   15/18 15/21
Crewe 12.16a ~ 12.20d [P11] [DF] 12.16 ~ 12.21 [P11]   15.03a ~ 15.16d [P12] 14.53 ~ 15.19 [P12]
Crewe Coal Yard 12/22 12/23   14/56 14/45
Winsford 12/28 12/30   14/46 [US] 14/40
Hartford Jn 12/32 12/34   14/41 14/36
Acton Bridge 12/33 12/37   14/39 14/35
Weaver Jn 12/35 12/38   14/38 14/33
Acton Grange Jn 12/37 12/42   14/34 14/30
Warrington Bank Quay 12/39 [P3] 12/45   14/32 [P2] 14/29
Dallam Jn 12/40 ?   14/31 ?
Winwick Jn 12/41 12/48   14/29 14/26
Golborne Jn 12/44 12/50   14/24 14/24
Springs Branch Jn 12/47 12/54   14/21 14/21
Wigan South Jn 12/48 ?   14/20 ?
Wigan North Western 12/48 [P5] 12/56   14/20 [P4] 14/20
Balshaw Lane Jn 12/54 13/03   14/13 14/14
Euxton Jn 12/56 13/06   14/12 14/13
Preston 13/03 [P3] 13/12   14/06 [P6] [UF] 14/08
Garstang & Catteral 13/11 13/20   13/57 13/59
Lancaster 13/20 [DF] 13/29   13/49 [UF] 13/51
Morecambe South Jn 13/22 13/29   13/47 13/48
Carnforth North Jn 13/25 13/32   13/44 13/43
Oxenholme Lake District 13/35 [P2] 13/41   13/35 [P1] 13/35
Tebay 13/48 13/51   13/26 13/26
Shap Summit 13/53 ?   13/21 ?
Penrith North lakes 14/04 [P2] 14/05   13/11 [P1] 13/12
Carlisle 14L19a ~ 14L40d [P3] 14L23 ~ 14L47   12L20a ~ 12L53d [P3] 12L21 ~ 12L56
Gretna Jn 14/50 14/57   12/10 12/12
Quintinshill Loop 14.53 ~ 14.59 [DPL] 14/58?   12/09 12/12
Lockerbie Down Loop 15.14 ~ 15.30 [DPL] ?   - -
Lockerbie 15/32 [P1] 15/42   11/56 [P2] 12/01
Beattock 15/44 [DM] 15/53   11/46 [UM] 11/52
Beattock Summit 15/55 [DM] 16/01   11/39 [UM] 11/45
Abington 16/01 [DM] 16/07   11/33 [UM] 11/39
Carstairs South Jn 16/12 16/17   11/21 11/27
Carstairs 16/13 [DM] 16/18   11/21 [P2] 11/24

 

Location Booked Actual
Lanark Jn 16/15 16/20
Law Jn 16/22 16/25
Shieldmuir 16/25 ?
Motherwell 16.28 ~ 16.32 [P2] 16.32 ~ 16.36
Mossend South Jn 16/36 16/39
Mossend North Jn 16/36 16/40
Whifflet South Jn 16/39 16/42
Coatbridge Central 16/45 16/44
Gartsherrie South Jn 16/46 16/45
Garnqueen North Jn 16/48 16/47
Cumbernauld 16/55 [P2] 16/58
Greenhill Lower Jn 17/04 17/04
Carmuirs West Jn 17/07 17/09
Carmuirs East Jn 17/08 17/10
Falkirk Grahamston 17/12 17/13
Grangemouth Jn 17/13 17/14
Polmont 17/17 17/17
Linlithgow 17/21 17/22 [P1]
Winchburgh Jn 17/27 17/26
Newbridge Jn 17/33 17/33
Haymarket West Jn 17/39 [US] 17/42
Haymarket Central Jn 17/43 [UN] ?
Haymarket 17/46 [P1] 17/47
Princes Street Gardens 17/50 [Z] ?
Edinburgh Waverley 17.52a [P1] 17.51

 

Location Booked Actual
Edinburgh Waverley 09.48d [P8] [W] 09.48
Princes Street Gardens 09/49 [DS] 09/49
Haymarket 09/52 [P4] 09/52
Slateford Jn 09/55 09/54
Midcalder Jn 10/05 10/01
Auchengray 10/16 ?
Carstairs East Jn 10/27 10/16
Carstairs 10/30 [P1] 10/18
Lanark Jn 10/34 10/27
Law Jn 10/41 10/36
Wishaw 10/43 10/42
Holytown Jn 10/48 10/48
Mossend East Jn 10/50 10/50
Mossend South Jn 10/51 10/52
Motherwell 10.58 ~ 11.03 [P1] 10.58 ~ 10.58
Shieldmuir 11/07 ?
Law Jn 11/10 11/10
Lanark Jn 11/18 11/17

Timings continue in first table.

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