13th June 2015

Vintage Trains
The Whistling Ghost III

Locos Used 47773 & steam: 4936 'Kinlet Hall' & 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe'
Stock Used (1) (96100+35470)+5198+99349+99361+99353+5191+5157+5212+9101

Route :
1Z53 : Tyseley Warwick Road to Minehead
1Z54 : Minehead to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco(s) Route
5043 Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Jn - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Jewellery Quarter - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Rowley Regis - 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 - Bishops Lydeard
4936 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
4936 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
5043 Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Stourbridge Junction [DGL]
5043 + 47773 (3) Stourbridge Junction [DGL] - (reverse of outward route) - Tyseley Warwick Road

Notes :
(1) 96100+35470 were only in the consist when 5043 was on the train.
(2) 4936 carried the 'Somerset Coast Express' headboard.
(3) 47773 assisting on rear.

Source : Al Wallace & Nick Bartlett (both on the tour)

Photo Review


5043 at Bristol Temple Meads on the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


4936 at Minehead on the return leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Tyseley Warwick Road 08.05d 08.07?   23.34a 00.16?
Small Heath South Jn 08/12 08/11   23/27 23/51
Birmingham Moor Street 08/20 [P2] 08/19   23/19 [P1] 23/45
Birmingham Snow Hill 08.22a ~ 08.25d [P2] 08.21 ~ 08.24   23.14a ~ 23.16d [P3] 23.40 ~ 23.43
Jewellery Quarter 08/28 [P1] 08/26   23/11 [P2] 23/38
Smethwick Galton Bridge 08/34 [P1] 08/32   23/08 [P2] 23/34
Smethwick Jn 08/35 08/32   23/07 23/33
Rowley Regis 08/39 08/37   23/03 23/27
Stourbridge Junction [DGL] - -   22L38 ~ 22L48 23L07 ~ 23L19
Stourbridge Junction 08.51a ~ 08.55d [P3] 08.58 ~ 09.01   22.32a ~ 22.34d [P2] 23.02 ~ 23.05
Blakedown 09/00 09/06   22/26 22/56
Kidderminster 09/03 [P2] 09/09   22/22 [P1] 22/52
Hartlebury 09/07 09/14   22/18 22/48
Droitwich Spa 09/14 09/24   22/11 22/42
Tunnel Jn 09/21 09/38   22/03 22/34
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.23a ~ 09.33d [P2] 09.40 ~ 09.42   21/58 [P1] 22/31
Norton Jn 09/40 09/48   21/52 22/24
Abbotswood Jn 09/43 09/49   21/50 22/21
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 09/54 [P2] 10/00   21/40 [P1] 22/12
Cheltenham Spa 10/05 [P1] 10/07   21/33 [P2] 22/03
Barnwood Jn 10/12 10/13   21/23 21/50
Gloucester Sig.G339 - -   21w00 ~ 21w20 ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 10/13 10/14   20/57 21/48
Standish Jn 10/19 10/21   20/51 20/48
Charfield 10/32 10/33   20/39 20/37
Yate 10/38 10/40   20/34 20/33
Westerleigh Jn 10/42 10/42   20/31 20/30
Bristol Parkway 10/46 [P2] 10/46   20/26 [P3] 20/25
Filton Abbey Wood 10/47 [P1] 10/48   20/24 [P2] 20/23
Narroways Hill Jn 10/51 10/50   20/20 20/19
Dr Day's Jn 10/53 [RL] 10/53   20/17 20/16
Bristol East Jn 10/54 [UDR] 10/57   20/16 [RL] 20/15
Bristol Temple Meads 10w56a ~ 11w19d [P4] 10w59 ~ 11w24 [P4]   19.51a ~ 20.14d [P5] 19.48 ~ 20.13 [P5]
Bristol West Jn 11/20 [DM] 11/25   19/48 [UM] 19/47 [UM]
Parson Street 11/22 11/29   19/45 [P2] 19/41 [P2]
Yatton 11/34 11/38 [P1]   19/34 19/27 [P2]
Worle Jn 11/40 11/42   19/29 19/21
Uphill Jn 11/46 11/48   19/26 19/17
Bridgwater 12/00 12/01 [P1]   19/12 19/06 [P2]
Cogload Jn 12/07 12/07   19/05 19/00
Taunton 12.12a ~ 12.20d [P2] 12.13 ~ 12.20 [P2]    18.56a ~ 18.58d [P2] 18.52 ~ 18.53 [P2]
Norton Fitzwarren 12/25 [DR] 12/24 [DR]   18/51 [DR] 18.44 ~ 18.46 [DR]
Bishops Lydeard 12L45a ~ 13L00d [P2] 12.33 ~ 12.55 [P2]   18L22a ~ 18L30d [P2] 18.22 ~ 18.33 [P2]
Crowcombe Heathfield 13/13 13.10 ~ 13.17 [P1]   18/12 18/14 [P1]
Williton 13.30 ~ 13.39 13.33 ~ 13.43 [P1]   17/56 17/59 [P2]
Blue Anchor 14.01 ~ 14.02 14/02 [P1]   17.28 ~ 17.36 17/40 [P2]
Dunster ? 14/07   ? 17/19
Minehead 14.18a [P1] 14.13 [P1]   17.10d [P1] 17.12 [P1]


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