21st May 2016

UK Railtours
The Welsh Dragon

Locos Used 68016 'Fearless' & 68017 'Hornet'
Stock Used 10729+10734+17167+325+3247+3275+3182+3267+1566+3273+3174

Route :
1Z27 : London Paddington to Carmarthen
1Z28 : Carmarthen to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
68016 (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 - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Neath - Landore Jn - Swansea Loop West Jn - Gowerton - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli - Kidwelly - Carmarthen
68017 (2) Carmarthen - Kidwelly - Llanelli - Llandeilo Jn - Morlais Jn - Grovesend Colliery Jn - Felin Fran - Jersey Marine North Jn - Dynevor Jn - Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 68017 on rear.
(2) 68016 on rear.
(3) This was the first train, run by UK Railtours, to use the 'Northern Belle' stock.
(4) Off tour options: Visit to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales or to the Gwili Railway.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 07.09d 07.09   21.39a 21.44
Ladbroke Grove 07/12 07/11   21/35 21/38
Acton West 07/15 07/15   21/33 21/34
West Ealing 07/18 ?   21/31 ?
Southall 07/22 07/24   21/29 21/31
Heathrow Airport Jn 07/27 07/28   21/27 21/28
Slough 07.34a ~ 07.38d 07.35 ~ 07.36   21.18a ~ 21.21d 21.18 ~ 21.21
Maidenhead 07/46 07/47   21/11 21/05
Twyford 07/54 07/53   21/02 20/57
Kennet Bridge Jn 07/59 07/58   20/56 20/52
Reading 08.00a ~ 08.04d 08.00 ~ 08.04   20.36a ~ 20.53d 20.19 ~ 20.50
Reading West Jn 08/07 08/06   20/34 20/15
Goring & Streatley 08/14 08/12   20/23 20/08
Didcot East Jn 08/23 08/23   20/16 20/02
Didcot Parkway 08/25 08/25   20/15 20/01
Foxhall Jn 08*27 ~ 08*29 08.26 ~ ?   20/15 20/00
Steventon 08/31 08/29   20/12 19/58
Wantage Road 08/34 08/32   20/08 19/56
Challow 08/37 08/35   20/05 19/53
Uffington 08/39 08/37   20/02 19/52
Swindon 08/48 08/45   19/48 19/45
Wootton Bassett Jn 08/53 08/54   19/40 19/40
Hullavington 09/01 09/01   19/32 19/33
Westerleigh Jn 09/10 09/11   19/22 19/23
Bristol Parkway 09/15 09/15   19/17 19/17
Patchway 09/16 09/16   19/15 19/13
Pilning 09/19 09/19   19/09 19/08
Severn Tunnel East 09/20 09/20   19/07 19/06
Severn Tunnel West 09/25 09/23   19/02 19/02
Severn Tunnel Junction 09/26 09/25   19/01 18/58
Llanwern West Jn 09/33 09/31   18/45 18/36
Maindee East Jn 09/42 ?   18/41 ?
Maindee West Jn 09/43 09/35   18/41 18/33
Newport 09/45 09/36   18/39 18/32
Ebbw Jn 09/48 09/40   18/33 ?
Marshfield 09/54 09/44   18/25 18/24
Cardiff Central 10.04 ~ 10.06 10.04 ~ 10.08   18.11 ~ 18.13 18.13 ~ 18.16 [P1]
Penarth Curve South Jn 10/09 ?   - -
Cogan Jn 10/13 ?   - -
Cadoxton 10/19 10/28   - -
Barry 10/24 10/33   - -
Aberthaw 10/34 10/41   - -
Pontyclun - -   17/57 17/59
Bridgend 10/55 11/01   17/41 17/40
Stormy 11/01 11/05   17/37 17/32
Margam Moors Jn 11/04 11/08   17/35 17/24
Port Talbot Parkway 11/09 11/11   17/28 17/21
Court Sart Jn 11/12 ?   - -
Neath 11/14 11/16   - -
Landore Jn 11/24 ?   - -
Swansea Loop West Jn 11/26 11/27   - -
Gowerton 11/31 ?   - -
Briton Ferry Up Flying Loop Jn - -   17/21 17/17
Dynevor Jn - -   17/17 17/13
Jersey Marine North Jn - -   17/17 ?
Felin Fran - -   17/12 17/08
Grovesend Colliery Jn - -   17/02 ?
Morlais Jn - -   17/01 16/56
Llandeilo Jn 11/36 11/37   16/55 16/50
Llanelli 11.39 ~ 11.42 11/38   16.50 ~ 16.53 16.46 ~ 16.47
Pembrey & Burry Port 11/46 ?   16/43 ?
Kidwelly 11/52 ?   16/38 ?
Ferryside 11/55 11/51   16/32 16/34
Carmarthen Jn 12/04 12/00   16/23 16/26
Carmarthen 12.12a 12.02   16.21d 16.23


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