18th June 2016

Vintage Trains
The Whistling Ghost IV

Locos Used 47237, 47773 & steam: 53808 & 53809
Stock Used 9101+5212+5198+99349+99361+99353+17018+35470

Route :
1Z73 : Tyseley Warwick Road to Minehead
1Z74 : Minehead to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco(s) Route
47773 + 47237 (1) Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Jn - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Jewellery Quarter - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Abbey Wood - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bridgwater - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Norton Fitzwarren - Bishops Lydeard
53808 + 53809 Bishops Lydeard - Crowcombe Heathfield - Williton - Blue Anchor - Minehead
53809 + 53808 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Bishops Lydeard
47237 + 47773 (2) Bishops Lydeard - (reverse of outward route) - Tyseley Warwick Road

Notes :
(1) 47237 dead in train.
(2) 47773 dead in train.

Source : Al Wallace (on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


47773+47237 on arrival at Bishops Lydeard (photo: Al Wallace)


53808+53809 wait to leave Bishops Lydeard (photo: Al Wallace)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Tyseley Warwick Road 08.04d 08.05   22.50a 22.52
Small Heath South Jn 08/11 08/10   22/43 22/46
Birmingham Moor Street 08.18a ~ 08.22d [P2] 08.20 ~ 08.24   22.34a ~ 22.37d [P1] 22.34 ~ 22.36
Birmingham Snow Hill 08/24 [P2] 08/26   22/32 [P3] 22/31
Jewellery Quarter 08/25 08/29   22/30 22/26
Smethwick Galton Bridge 08/30 08/33   22/21 22/20
Smethwick Jn 08/30 08/33   22/21 22/20
Rowley Regis 08/34 08/39   22/17 22/14
Stourbridge Junction 08.45a ~ 08.48d [P3] 08.48 ~ 08.59   22.03a ~ 22.06d [P2] 22.03 ~ 22.04
Blakedown 08/52 09/04   21/59 21/59
Kidderminster 08/56 [P2] 09/07   21/56 [P1] 21/56
Hartlebury 09/00 09/12   21/51 21/53
Droitwich Spa 09/05 09/18   21/45 21/47
Tunnel Jn 09/12 09/24   21/39 21/40
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.14a ~ 09.18d [P2] 09.26 ~ 09.28   21.35a ~ 21.37d [P1] 21.37 ~ 21.39
Norton Jn 09/24 09/35   21/19 21/15
Abbotswood Jn 09/26 09/41   21/18 21/11
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 09/36 [P2] 09/52   21/07 [P1] 21/01
Cheltenham Spa 09/44 [P1] 09/59   20/58 [P2] 20/54
Barnwood Jn 09/51 10/04   20/51 20/49
Gloucester Sig.G156 09*53 ~ 10*00 ?   - -
Gloucester Yard Jn 10/02 10/05   20/50 20/48
Standish Jn 10/09 10/10   20/42 20/40
Charfield 10/20 10/47   20/30 20/26
Yate 10/26 10/53   20/24 20/21
Westerleigh Jn 10/31 10/55   20/21 20/18
Bristol Parkway 10/38 [P2] 11/00   20/15 [P3] 20/13
Filton Abbey Wood 10/48 [P1] 11/01   20/12 [P2] 20/09
Narroways Hill Jn 10/51 11/04   20/08 20/06
Dr Day's Jn 10/53 11/13   20/06 20/04
Bristol East Jn 10/54 [UM] 11/15   20/05 [RL] 20/03
Bristol Temple Meads 10.56a ~ 11.18d [P15] 11.16 ~ 11.22 [P4]   19.49a ~ 20.04d [P3] 19.48 ~ 20.02
Bristol West Jn 11/20 [DM] 11/23   19/45 [UM] 19/46
Parson Street 11/21 11/26   19/42 [P2] 19/42
Yatton 11/30 [P1] 11/34   19/32 [P2] 19/31
Worle Jn 11/35 11/40   19/28 19/26
Uphill Jn 11/47 11/56   19/25 19/21
Bridgwater 12/00 12/11   19/12 19/11
Cogload Jn 12/07 12/17   19/06 19/06
Taunton 12.13a ~ 12.18d [P2] 12.23 ~ 12.26   18.56a ~ 19.00d [P2] 18.55 ~ 19.00
Norton Fitzwarren 12/24 [DR] 12/30   18/51 [DR] ?
Bishops Lydeard 12L35a ~ 13L20d [P2] 12.50 ~ ??.?? [P2]   18L25a ~ 18L40d [P2] ??.?? ~ 18.40 [P2]
Crowcombe Heathfield 13.33 ~ 13.35 ?   18/12 ?
Williton 13.55 ~ 14.05 ?   17/55 ?
Blue Anchor 14/23 ?   17.29 ~ 17.35 ?
Dunster ? ?   ? ?
Minehead 14.37a ?   17.15d ?


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