20th June 2015

Vintage Trains
The Welsh Dragon

Locos Used 47773 & steam: 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe'
Stock Used 96100+35470+99349+99361+99353+5198+17018+5212+9101

Route :
1Z43 : Tyseley Warwick Road to Llandudno
1Z45 : Llandudno to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco(s) Route
5043 (1) Tyseley Warwick Road - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Park Lane Jn - Sutton Park - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Crewe - Chester - Chester North Jn
47773 (2) Chester North Jn - Chester South Jn - Saltney Jn - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction - Llandudno
5043 (1) Llandudno - Llandudno Junction - Colwyn Bay - Rhyl - Saltney Jn - Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Tame Bridge Parkway - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley Warwick Road

Notes :
(1) 47773 on rear.
(2) 5043 on rear.
(3) This tour was originally advertised to run to/from Holyhead.
(4) The outward leg was delayed at Wolverhampton North Jn, due to the wrong route being set.


5043, paused at Chester on the outward leg (photo: Al Wallace)

Source : Al Wallace & Neil Greenwood (both on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Tyseley Warwick Road 06.34d 06.32?   21.17a 21.16?
Small Heath South Jn 06/40 06/36   21/11 21/11
Bordesley Jn 06/44 06/42   21/05 21/06
St Andrews Jn 06/45 06/44   21/03 21/05
Landor Street Jn 06/47 06/46   - -
Washwood Heath West Jn 06/49 06/49   - -
Castle Bromwich Jn 06/59 06/57   - -
Park Lane Jn 07/01 06/59   - -
Sutton Park ? ?   - -
Ryecroft Jn 07/23 07/19   - -
Walsall 07.25a ~ 07.33d [P2] 07.22 ~ 07.30   - -
Pleck Jn 07/37 07/33   - -
Proof House Jn - -   21/00 21/02
Birmingham New Street - -   20.52a ~ 20.57d [P1] 20.52 ~ 20.58 [P1]
Soho South Jn - -   20/46 20/46
Soho East Jn - -   20/45 20/36
Perry Barr West Jn - -   20/33 20/31
Perry Barr North Jn - -   20/31 20/29
Tame Bridge Parkway - -   20.22a ~ 20.25d 20.20 ~ 20.22
Bescot Stadium - -   20/19 20/18
Darlaston Jn 07/39 07/35   20/18 20/16
Portobello Jn 07/45 07/41   20/13 20/12
Wolverhampton 07.52a ~ 07.57d [P2] 07.51 ~ 07.58   20.05a ~ 20.07d [P4] 20.05 ~ 20.07 [P4]
Wolverhampton North Jn 07/59 08.00 ~ ?   20/03 20/02
Bushbury Jn 08/01 08/12   20/01 20/01
Rickerscote 08/13 ?   19*40 ~ 19*45 ?
Trent Valley Jn 08/14 08/24   19/38 19/46
Stafford 08.16a ~ 08.20d [P5] [DS] 08.25 ~ 08.27   19.16a ~ 19.35d [P1] 19.17 ~ 19.44
Norton Bridge 08/28 [DS] 08/34   19/09 [US] 19/04
Madeley 08/43 [DS] 08/44   18/56 [US] 18/51
Basford Hall Jn 08/58 [DS] 08/49   18/48 [US] 18/44
Crewe 09.03a ~ 09.07d [P12] 08.54 ~ 09.08   18.38a ~ 18.43d [P12] 18.30 ~ 18.40
Crewe Steel Works 09/12 09/12   18/33 18/27
Beeston Castle & Taporley SB 09/24 09/22   18/22 18/19
Chester 09.41a ~ 10.05d [P4] 09.39 ~ 10.05 [P4]   18.04a ~ 18.07d [P4] 17.57 ~ 18.06
Chester North Jn 10.09 ~ 10.20 ?   - -
Chester South Jn 10.24 ~ 10.29 ?   18/02 ?
Saltney Jn 10/33 10/32   18/00 17/54
Rockcliffe Hall 10/43 10/42   17/49 17/46
Holywell Jn 10/56 10/52   17/42 17/40
Rhyl 11/12 11/08   17/28 17/28
Colwyn Bay 11/25 ?   17/15 ?
Llandudno Junction 11.33a ~ 11.36d [P3] 11.29 ~ 11.33   17.05a ~ 17.08d [P1] 17.04 ~ 17.08
Llandudno 11.52a [P3] 11.51   16.56d [P3] 16.56


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