22nd August 2015

UK Railtours
The Woodham's Phoenix

Locos Used 66113, 66116 & 73118
Stock Used 21245+3123+3068+1691+3119+3069+3120+3110+1651+4927+5292
MLV Used Gatwick Luggage Van 9110 (formed: 68509)

Route :
1Z52 : London Paddington to Barry
1Z53 : Barry to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
66113 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cadoxton - Barry [Long Siding]
66116 (2) Barry [Long Siding] - Woodham Halt [Loop Line] - Gladstone Bridge
66113 (1) Gladstone Bridge - Woodham Halt [Loop Line]
66116 (3) Woodham Halt [Loop Line] - Main Depot Halt - Waterfront Jn
66116 (4) Waterfront Jn - Waterfront (Hood Road)
66116 (3) Waterfront (Hood Road) - Waterfront Jn
66116 (4) Waterfront Jn - Main Depot Halt
73118 (3) Main Depot Halt - Waterfront Jn - Barry Island / Plymouth Road (6)
73118 Barry Island / Plymouth Road - Waterfront Jn - Main Depot Halt
66116 Main Depot Halt - Woodham Halt [Loop Line] - Gladstone Bridge
66113 (1) Gladstone Bridge - Woodham Halt [Loop Line] - Barry [Long Siding]
66116 (2) Barry [Long Siding] - Cadoxton - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cardiff Central - Ebbw Jn - Park Jn - Machen Quarry
66113 (1) Machen Quarry - Park Jn - Gaer Jn - Newport - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 66116 on rear.
(2) 66113 on rear.
(3) Propelling with Gatwick Luggage Van (GLV) 9110/68509 on front.
(4) Gatwick Luggage Van (GLV) 9110/68509 on rear.
(5) Due to a weight restriction, Class 66s were prohibited from crossing the causeway between Waterfront Jn and Barry Island.
(6) Long train spanned both Barry Island and Plymouth Road stations. John Farrow comments: Was this the first rail tour to arrive at two stations at the same time?
(7) DMU 'Lab19 - Iris II' 977963 + 977964 operated a shuttle service from Barry Island to Main Depot Halt.
(8) Mileages shown are from the tour brochure, and exclude Barry Tourist Railway.

Sources : Nick Bartlett (joined/left the train at Reading), Dave Lodwick & Mark Herriott

Photo Review


66113 at Newport on the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66116 at Waterfront (Hood Road) (photo: Nick Bartlett)


73118 at Barry Island (photo: Nick Bartlett)


GLV 9110 at Plymouth Road (photo: Nick Bartlett)


'Iris II' at Barry Island on the shuttle service (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett, David Lodwick & Mark Herriott)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Paddington 07.18d [P9] 07.18   21.38a [P9] 21.38 319.49
1.68 Ladbroke Grove 07/23 [RL] 07/23   21/28 [RL] 21/32 317.61
5.13 Acton West 07/27 [DR] 07/27   21/25 [UR] 21/26 314.36
6.36 West Ealing 07/31 [DR] ?   21/21 [UR] ? 313.13
9.01 Southall 07/35 [DR] 07/32   21/17 [UR] 21/19 310.48
11.20 Heathrow Airport Jn 07/38 [DR] 07/36   21/13 [UR] 21/16 308.29
18.31 Slough 07.47a ~ 07.50d [P4] [DR] 07.47 ~ 07.49   21.01a ~ 21.04d [P5] [UR] 21.04 ~ 21.07 301.18
24.14 Maidenhead 07/58 [P3] [DR] 07/57   20/54 [P2] [UR] 20/56 295.35
30.76 Twyford 08/05 [P3] [DR] 08/04   20/47 [P4] [UR] 20/49 288.53
? Kennet Bridge Jn 08/11 [DR] 08/10   20/43 [UR] 20/44 ?
35.73 Reading 08.14a ~ 08.18d [P14] [DR] 08.13 ~ 08.18 [P14]   20.36a ~ 20.40d [P15] [UR] 20.39 ~ 20.43 [P15] 283.56
36.71 Reading West Jn 08/20 [DR] 08/20 [DR]   20/34 [UR] 20/37 [UR] 282.58
? Tilehurst East Jn 08/21 ?   20/32 [UM-UR] 20/34 [UM-UR] ?
44.55 Goring & Streatley 08/28 [DR] 08/26 [DR]   20/25 [UM] 20/29 [UM] 274.74
52.61 Didcot East Jn 08/39 [DR] 08/33 [DR]   20/17 20/23 [UR-UM] ?
53.05 Didcot Parkway 08/40 [P3] [RL] 08/35 [P3] [RL]   20/17 [P2] 20/21 [RL] [P4] 266.44
53.50 Foxhall Jn 08*42 ~ 08*47 [RL-DM] 08/37 [RL-DM]   20/16 20/16 [RL] ?
? Steventon 08/50 08/40 [DM]   20/14 20/13 [UR] ?
60.17 Wantage Road 08/54 [DR] 08/44 [DR]   20/10 20/09 259.32
63.75 Challow 08/57 [DR] 08.49 ~ 08.54 [DR]   20/07 20/06 [UM] 255.54
66.34 Uffington 08/59 08/58   20/05 20/04 253.15
77.18 Swindon 09.10a ~ 09.15d [P4] 09.08 ~ 09.15 [P4]   19.51a ~ 19.54d [P3] 19.50 ~ 19.53 [P3] 242.31
? Rushey Platt 09/17 09/18   19/49 19/44 [UR] ?
83.02 Wootton Bassett Jn 09/23 09/25   19/44 19/38 236.47
94.05 Hullavington 09/32 09/34   19/34 19/30 225.44
107.07 Westerleigh Jn 09/44 09/45   19/22 19/20 212.42
111.57 Bristol Parkway 09/48 [P2] 09/48 [P2]   19/16 [P3] 19/16 [P3] 207.72
112.79 Patchway 09/50 [P2] 09/49 [P2]   19/14 [P1] 19/14 [P1] 206.50
116.45 Pilning 09/53 [P2] 09/52 [P2]   19/08 [P1] 19/10 [P1] 203.04
118.09 Severn Tunnel East 09/54 09/54   19/06 19/09 201.40
122.31 Severn Tunnel West 09/59 09/58   19/01 19/04 197.18
123.41 Severn Tunnel Junction 10/01 [P3] [DM] 09/59 [P3] [DM]   18/59 [P4] 19/02 [P4] 196.08
130.63 Llanwern West Jn 10/07 [DM] 10/05 [DM]   18/42 [UR] 18/46 [UR] 188.66
? Maindee East Jn 10/10 ?   18/37 18/42 [UM-UR] ?
132.76 Maindee West Jn 10/11 [DR] 10/08 [DM-DR]   18/37 [UM] 18/41 [UM] 186.53
133.30 Newport 10C13a ~ 10C23d [P1] [DR] 10C10 ~ 10C29 [P1] [DR]   18.29a ~ 18.34d [P3] [UM] 18.34 ~ 18.39 [P3] [UM] 186.19

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
134.67 Ebbw Jn 10/31 [DR] 10/33 [DR]
138.40 Marshfield 10/38 [DR] 10/37 [DR]
145.10 Cardiff Central 10/49 [P4] 10/50 [P4]
145.73 Penarth Curve South Jn 10/52 10/53 [Dn Barry]
147.55 Cogan Jn 10/58 10/56
151.36 Cadoxton 11/04 11/04
153.33 Barry [Long Siding] 11.11a ~ 11.15d 11.18 ~ 11.22
? Gladstone Bridge 11.20 ~ 11.25 11.28 ~ 11.30
? Woodham Halt [Loop] 11.30 ~ 11.45 11.33 ~ 11.58
? Waterfront Jn 11.50 ~ ??.?? 12.04 ~ 12.06
? Waterfront 11.55a ~ 12.10d 12.12 ~ 12.22
? Waterfront Jn 12.15 ~ ??.?? 12.25 ~ 12.26
? Main Depot Halt ??L?? ~ 12L35 12L29 ~ 12L44
? Barry Island / Plymouth Road 12.45a ~ 15.20d 12.48 ~ 15.20
? Main Depot Halt 15L30 ~ ??L?? 15L25 ~ 15L42
? Woodham Halt [Loop] 16.00 ~ 16.20 15/45
? Gladstone Bridge DIV 15.47 ~ 16.09
153.33 Barry [Long Siding] ??.??a ~ 16.38d 16.29 ~ 16.35
155.30 Cadoxton 16/44 16/42
159.11 Cogan Jn 16/51 16/52
160.73 Penarth Curve South Jn 16/55 16/57 [Up Barry]
161.56 Cardiff Central 17/01 [UM-UR] 16/59 [UM-UR]
168.26 Marshfield 17/11 [UR] 17/10 [UR]
171.79 Ebbw Jn 17/17 17/17
172.61 Park Jn 17t20 ~ 17t22 17.20 ~ 17.22
178.53 Machen Quarry 17.44a ~ 18.00d  17.46 ~ 18.02
184.45 Park Jn 18t22 ~ 18t24 18.28 ~ 18.29
185.36 Gaer Jn 18/27 [UM] 18/32

Timings continue in first table

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z52 : (66116 with 66113 on rear) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to London Paddington
5Z53 : (66116 with 66113 on rear) : London Paddington to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh T&RSMD 04.00d 00.27a
Eastleigh South Jn - 00/15
Eastleigh 04/10 00*05 ~ 00*12
Winchester 04/18 23/56
Worting Jn 04/33 23/42
Basingstoke 04/36 23/36
Bramley 04/43 23/29
Reading 04/57 23*12 ~ 23*15
Maidenhead 05/11 22/59
Slough 05/16 22*36 ~ 22*52
Southall  05/29 22/27
Hanwell Bridge Loop 05*32 ~ 06*35 -
Acton West 06/41 22/20
Acton Main Line 06C43 ~ 06C44 22C14 ~ 22C16
Ladbrook Grove 06/47 22/11
London Paddington 06.51a [P9] 22.06d [P9]


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