5th June 2016

Steam Dreams
The Cambrian Coast Express (Day 1 of 4)

Locos Used 37516 'Loch Laidon', 97304 'John Tiley', 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 45699 'Galatea'
Stock Used (2) (80217)+5171+5200+9104+13440+99352+99371+13320+1666+5236+5249

Route : 1Z45 throughout

Loco(s) Route
45699 (1) London Paddington - Old Oak Common West - Park Royal - Greenford - South Ruislip - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Bicester North - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Kenilworth - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Bar South Jn - Perry Bar North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Madeley Jn - Telford Central - Wellington - Shrewsbury
97304 + 37516 Shrewsbury - Sutton Bridge Jn - Welshpool - Newtown - Machynlleth - Dovey Junction - Tywyn - Fairbourne - Barmouth - Harlech - Minffordd - Porthmadog - Criccieth - Pwllheli

Notes : 
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) 80217 was only in the consist when 45699 was on the train.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
London Paddington 08.31d [P1] 08.30 [P1]
Ladbroke Grove 08/36 08/36
Old Oak Common West 08/41 08/42
Park Royal 08/45 08/46
Greenford East Jn 08/50 ?
Greenford West Jn 08/52 ?
South Ruislip 08/58 08/56
West Ruislip 09/02 [P3] 08/58 [P3]
Gerrards Cross 09/09 [P1] 09/04 [P1]
High Wycombe 09/20 [P2] 09/21 [P2]
Saunderton 09/27 09/30
Princes Risborough 09.32a ~ 09.46d [P3] 09.35 ~ 09.49
Haddenham & Thame Parkway 09/54 [P1] 09/58
Bicester North 10/08 [P1] 10/10
Aynho Jn 10/24 10/22
Banbury 10w33a ~ 10w45d [P1] 10.34 ~ 10.51 [P1]
Fenny Compton 10/57 11/01
Leamington Spa 11*08 ~ 11*17 [DM]  11.15 ~ 11.22 [DM]
Milverton Jn 11/20 11/25
Kenilworth 11.27 ~ 11.33 ? ~ 11.31
Gibbet Hill Jn 11/37 11/33
Coventry 11/41 [P4] 11/38 [P4]
Birmingham International 11w58a ~ 12w16d [P1] 11.55 ~ 12.16 [P1]
Stechford 12/24 12/24 [P1]
Aston 12/31 [P1] 12/30 [P1]
Perry Barr South Jn 12/35 ?
Perry Bar North Jn 12/36 12/35
Tame Bridge Parkway 12/41 ?
Bescot Stadium 12/43 12/45
Darlaston Jn 12/44 12/47
Portobello Jn 12/49 12/51
Wolverhampton 12/57 [P1] 12/56 [P1]
Wolverhampton North Jn 12/59 12/57
Stafford Road Jn 13/01 12/59
Cosford 13/10 13/07
Madeley Jn 13/18 13/12
Telford Central 13/20 [P2] 13/14 [P2]
Wellington 13/25 13/20 [DM]
Abbey Foregate Jn 13/51 ?
Shrewsbury 13L53a ~ 14L20d [P4] 13.54 ~ 14.21 [P4]
English Bridge Jn 14/21 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 14/24 14/23
Welshpool 14.44 ~ 14.51 [P2] 14/47 [P2]
Newtown 15/05 [P1] 15/06 [P1]
Caersws 15/13 15/17
Talerddig 15.25 ~ 15.31 15.28 ~ 15.29
Machynlleth 15.50a ~ 16.30d [P1] 15.48 ~ 16.04 [P1]
Dovey Junction 16/37 [P1] 16/10 [P1]
Aberdovey 16/51 ?
Tywyn 17.00 ~ 17.01 16/33
Fairbourne 17/28 ?
Barmouth 17.37 ~ 17.45 17.08 ~ 17.47 [P2]
Harlech 18.20 ~ 18.25 18.15 ~ 18.27 [P2]
Penrhyndeudraeth 18/37 ?
Minffordd 18/39 ?
Porthmadog 18.44 ~ 18.49 18.49 ~ 18.52 [P2]
Criccieth 18/58 ?
Penychain 19/05 ?
Pwllheli 19.14a 19.18


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z44 : (47580 with 45699 on rear) : Southall to London Paddington

Location Booked
Southall Depot 07.30d
Southall 07.40 ~ 07.51
Southall East Jn 07/52
West Ealing 07/54
Acton West 07/56
Ladbroke Grove 07/58
London Paddington 08.05a [P1]

5Z45? : (45699 with 80217) : Shrewsbury to Carnforth

Location Booked
Shrewsbury 14.00d
Prees 14/22
Crewe UDL 14.43 ~ 15.03
Crewe Heritage Centre GF 15.06 ~ 15.09
Crewe Heritage Centre 15.11 ~ 16.03
Crewe Heritage Centre GF 16.06 ~ 16.09
Crewe UDL 16.12 ~ 16.17
Winsford 16/31
Warrington Bank Quay 16/51
Wigan North Western 17/06
Preston 17.24 ~ 17.25
Lancaster 17/47
Carnforth U&DGL 17.54 ~ 17.59
Carnforth HS 18.09 ~ 18.19
Carnforth Steamtown 18.29a


Back to "The Railtour Files"