23rd August 2015

Railway Touring Company
The Pembroke Coast Express

Locos Used 57316 & 57601
Stock Used 99371+99351+1961+3115+3096+99311+4984+99723

Route :
1Z31 : Bristol Temple Meads to Pembroke Dock
1Z33 : Pembroke Dock to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
57316 (1)

Bristol Temple Meads - Filton Abbey Wood - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Radyr Branch Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Ninian Park - Leckworth North Jn - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Neath - Landore Jn - Swansea West Loop - Cockett West - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli - Pembrey & Burry Port - Carmarthen Jn - Whitland - Tenby - Pembroke Dock

57601 (2) 

Pembroke Dock - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) 57601 on rear.
(2) 57316 on rear.
(3) This tour was originally advertised to be steam hauled from Bristol Temple Meads to Carmarthen, diesel hauled Carmarthen to Tenby, and then steam hauled back to Bristol Temple Meads. Various locos had been shown for the steam part, and shortly before the running date it was to be 34067 'Tangmere'. However this engine had failed on an earlier tour, so the tour ran diesel hauled throughout. Carmarthen was omitted as there was no need to turn the train.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Revised Actual   Booked Revised Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 08.22 [P5] [UF] 08.22d [P5] [UF] 08.22 [P5] [UF]   21.50a [P8] 19.22a [P12] 19.11 [P12]
Bristol East Jn 08/24 [RL] 08/24 [RL] 08/24 [RL]   21/48 [DF] 19/20 [UF] 19/10 [DF]
Dr Days Jn 08/26 08/26 08/25   21/47 [ML] 19/19 [DF] 19/08 [ML]
Narroways Hill Jn 08/29 08/29 08/27   21/45 19/17 19/06
Filton Abbey Wood 08/34 [P2] 08/34 [P3] 08/31 [P3]   21/41 [P1] 19/14 [P1] 19/04 [P1]
Patchway 08/37 [P2] 08/37 [P2] 08/33 [P2]   21/34 [P1] 19/11 [P1] 18/57 [P1]
Pilning 08/41 [P2] 08/41 [P2] 08/37 [P2]   21/28 [P1] 19/06 [P1] 18/53 [P1]
Severn Tunnel East 08/42 08/42 08/40   21/26 19/05 18/52
Severn Tunnel West 08/48 08/48 08/45   21/21 19/00 18/48
Severn Tunnel Junction 08/50 [P3] [DR] 08/50 [P3] 08/48 [P3] [DR]   21/19 [P4] 18/59 [P4] 18/47 [P4]
Llanwern West Jn 09/00 09/00 08/59 [DR]   21/07 18/51 18/41 [UM]
Maindee West Jn 09/05 09/05 09/03 [DR]   21/01 18/49 18/39 [UM]
Newport 09w07a ~ 09w37d [P1] 09.07a ~ 09.37d [P1] 09.06 ~ 09.37 [P1]   20w22a ~ 20w58d [P1] 18.43a ~ 18.47d [P3] 18.35 ~ 18.37 [P3] [UM]
Ebbw Jn 09/42 [DR] 09/41 [DR] 09/41 [DR]   20/16 [UR] 18/39 [UM] 18/32 [UM]
Marshfield 09/49 09/48 09/46 [DR]   20/11 18/28 18/28 [UR]
Cardiff Central 09.58 ~ 10.01 [P3] 09.58a ~ 10.05d [P4] 09.58 ~ 10.03 [P4] [DBR]   19.55a ~ 19.59 [P4] 18.13a ~ 18.18d [P4] [RL] 18.15 ~ 18.18 [P4] [RL]
Radyr Branch Jn 10/04 10/08 10/06   19/43 [RL] 18/08 18.07 ~ 18.13 [RL]
Penarth Curve North Jn 10/05 10/09 10/07   19/41 18/07 18/06
Ninian Park 10/06 10/10 10/07   19/39 18/06 18/05
Leckworth North Jn 10/07 10/11 10/09   19/37 18/04 18.01 ~ 18.02
Pontyclun 10/21 10/21 10/20 [P1]   19/27 17/54 17/51 [P2]
Bridgend 10/32 [P1] 10/29 [P1] 10/29 [P1]   19/17 [P2] 17/46 [P2] 17/40 [P2]
Stormy 10/37 10/37 10/33 [DM]   19/12 17/41 17/35 [UM]
Margam Moors Jn 10/42 10/41 10/37   19/06 17/39 17/31
Port Talbot Parkway 10w49 ~ 11w09 [DGL] 10.47a ~ 11.08d [P1] 10.45 ~ 11.04 [DGL]   18w21 ~ 18w59 [UR] 17/36 [P2] 17/27 [P2]
Neath 11/20 11/18 11/17 [P1]   18/10 17/29 17/21 [P1]
Landore Jn 11/30 11/28 11.28 ~ 11.30   18/00 17/21 17/11
Swansea Loop West 11/31 11/30 11.34 ~ 11.36   17/54 17/16 17/10
Cockett West 11/39 11/36 11/45   17/47 17/08 17/06
Duffryn West 11/46 11/41 11/50   17/39 17/01 17/00
Llandeilo Jn 11/47 11/42 11/50   17/37 16/59 16/59
Llanelli 11/49 11/43 11/52 [P2]   17/35 16/57 16/55 [P2]
Pembrey & Burry Port 11/55 11/48 11/55 [P2]   17/30 16/51 16/48 [P1]
Kidwelly 12/02 11/52 12/00 [P2]   17/23 16/47 16/41 [P1]
Ferryside 12/09 11/56 12/07 [P2]   17/17 16/41 16/38 [P1]
Carmarthen Jn 12/19 12/11 12/18   17/08 16/33 16/29
Carmarthen 12.21 ~ 13.49 [P2] DIV DIV   - - -
Carmarthen Bridge 13/51 ? ?   - ? ?
Whitland Sig.W2 - - 12.34 ~ 12.53   - - -
Whitland 14.11 ~ 14.12 [P2] 12.30a ~ 12.57d [P2] 12.56 ~ 12.56 [P2]   16w16a ~ 16w46d [P1] 16.14a ~ 16.16d [P1] 16.13 ~ 16.13 [P1]
Tenby 14.44a 13.27a ~ 13.33d 13.28 ~ 13.34 [P2]   15.43d 15.33a ~ 15.43d 15.28 ~ 15.45 [P1]
Manorbier - ? ?   - ? ?
Pembroke - ? ?   - ? ?
Pembroke Dock - 14.03a 14.03   - 15.00d 15.00


Associated E.C.S. Moves

22/08/15 : 5Z78 : (57316 with 57601 on rear) : Carnforth to Bristol East Depot
24/08/15 : 5Z79 : (57601 with 57316 on rear) : Bristol East Depot to Carnforth

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Carnforth Steamtown 07.17d   19.13a
Carnforth H.S. 07.27 ~ 07.37   18.53 ~ 19.03
Carnforth 07.42 ~ 08.42   17.50 ~ 18.50
Carnforth North Jn 08/43   17/49
Morecambe South Jn 08/48   17/43
Lancaster 08/49 [UF]   17/41
Garstang & Catteral 08/59   17/32
Preston 09.10 ~ 09.21 [GL]   16.54 ~ 17.22 [DG]
Ribble Jn ?   16/50
Farrington Curve Jn ?   16/48
Euxton Jn 09/28   16/42
Balshaw Lane Jn 09/30   16/39
Wigan North Western 09/36   16/31
Wigan South Jn 09/37   16/30
Springs Branch Jn 09/38   16/29
Golborne Jn 09/44   16/26
Winwick Jn 09/46   16/24
Dallam Jn 09/48   16/21
Warrington Bank Quay 09/49   16/20
Acton Grange Jn 09/51   16/18
Weaver Jn 10/00   16/15
Acton Bridge 10/03   16.06 ~ 16.10 [DF]
Hartford Jn 10.08 ~ 10.12 [UF]   16/03
Winsford 10/16   15/59
Crewe Coal Yard 10/25   15/50
Crewe 10.28 ~ 10.32 [P12]   15.44 ~ 15.47 [P6]
Gresty Lane 10/34   15/41
Nantwich 10/38   15/34
Wrenbury 10/42   15/30
Prees 10/51   15/21
Wem 10/54   15/18
Harlescott LC 11/02   15/09
Shrewsbury 11.20 ~ 11.22 [P7]   15/05 [P4]
English Bridge Jn 11/24   -
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/26   15/02
Dorrington 11/33   14/56
Marsh Brook LC 11/42   14/47
Craven Arms 11/46 [P2]   14/39 [P1]
Bromfield 11/49   14/34
Woofferton 11/55   14/29
Leominster 12/00   14/24
Moreton-on-Lugg 12/07   14/16
Shelwick Jn 12/14   14/13
Hereford 12.18 ~ 12.20 [P1]   14.08 ~ 14.10 [P3]
Tram Inn 12/28   13/58
Pontrilas 12/33   13.29 ~ 13.47
Abergavenny 12/44   13/15
Little Mill 12/51   13/08
Maindee North Jn 13/03   12/54
Maindee East Jn 13/05   12/52
Llanwern West Jn 13/08   12/42
Severn Tunnel Junction 13/15   12/31
Severn Tunnel [UGL] 13*18 ~ 13*41   -
Severn Tunnel West 13/43   12/30
Severn Tunnel East 13/48   12/25
Pilning 13/49   12/24
Patchway 13/54   12/21
Filton Abbey Wood 14/03   12/19
Narroways Hill Jn 14/07   12/16
Dr Day's Jn 14/13   12/13
North Somerset Jn 14/15   12/11
Bristol East Depot 14.18 ~ 14.48   11.19 ~ 12.08
North Somerset Jn 14/50   11.12 ~ 11.16
Bristol Kingsland Road 14.55a   11.08d

23/08/15 : 
5Z31 : (57601 with 57316 on rear) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z35 : (57316 with 57601 on rear) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Kingsland Road

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Bristol Kingsland Road 07.25d   19.52a
North Somerset Jn 07.29 ~ 07.33   19.43 ~ 19.47
Bristol East Jn 07/35   19/41
Bristol Temple Meads 07.37a [P6]   19.39d [P11]


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