27th November 2016

Railway Touring Company
Welsh Marches Express to Cardiff

Locos Used 47802 & steam: 44871 & 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'
Stock Used 35508+35517+99723+4973+1861+99125+99127+3136+1961+3058

Route :
1Z47 : Birmingham International to Cardiff Central
1Z49 : Cardiff Central to Birmingham International

Loco(s) Route
44871 + 45407 (1) Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Longbridge - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Tunnel Jn - Worcester Foregate Street - Great Malvern - Ledbury - Shelwick Jn - Hereford - Abergavenny - Newport - Cardiff Central
44871 + 45407 (1) Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International

Notes :
(1) 47802 on rear.
(2) This tour was postponed from 26/11/16. 
(3) 44871 & 45407 replaced unavailable 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham International 08.40d [P1] 09.04 [P1]   22.14a [P1] 22.19
Stechford 08/47 09/14   22/06 22/11
Proof House Jn 08/51 09/18   22/01 22/06
Birmingham New Street 08.54a ~ 08.59d [P9] 09.21 ~ 09.25   21.54a ~ 21.58d [P7] 21.59 ~ 22.03 [P7]
Selly Oak 09/07 09/35   21/46 21/47
Kings Norton 09/12 09/38   21/43 21/43
Longbridge 09/17 09/41   21/19 21/24
Barnt Green 09.23a ~ 09.28d 09.45 ~ 09.48   21.13a ~ 21.15d 21.13 ~ 21.16
Bromsgrove 09/36 09/53   20.42 ~ 21.03 20.48 ~ 21.04
Stoke Works Jn 09/39 09/57   20/38 20/43
Droitwich Spa 09.48a ~ 09.52d 10.03 ~ 10.05 [P1]   20.29a ~ 20.31d 20.34 ~ 20.36
Tunnel Jn 09/59 10/14   20/19 20/27
Worcester Foregate Street 10.02a ~ 10.07d [P2] 10.17 ~ 10.20   20.14a ~ 20.16d [P2] 20.22 ~ 20.24
Henwick 10/10 ?   20/11 ?
Newland East SB 10/17 10/29   20/05 20/13
Malvern Link 10/21 ?   20/02 ?
Great Malvern 10.25a ~ 10.29d 10.36 ~ 10.37   19.58a ~ 20.00d 20.06 ~ 20.08
Colwall 10/37 ?   19/53 ?
Ledbury 10/44 10/47   19/46 19/54
Shelwick Jn 10/57 11/01   19/29 19/38
Hereford 11w01 ~ 11w29 [P1] 11.05 ~ 11.35   18w22 ~ 19w25 18.14 ~ 19.25
Tram Inn 11/39 11/44   18/12 18/05
Pontrilas 11/45 ?   18/06 ?
Abergavenny 11/59 12/02   17/51 17/46
Little Mill Jn 12/08 ?   17/42 17/38
Pontypool & New Inn 12/10 ?   17/39 ?
Cwmbran 12/14 12/14   17/34 17/32
Maindee North Jn 12/24 12/21   17/24 17/25
Maindee West Jn 12/26 12/23   17/22 17/23
Newport 12.28a ~ 12.43d [P1] 12.24 ~ 12.44 [P1]   17.17a ~ 17.20d [P3] ?
Ebbw Jn 12/47 [DR] 12/49   17/12 [UR] 17/18
Marshfield 12/53 12/53   17/07 17/13
Cardiff Central 13.05a [P3] 13.06 [P3]   16.54d [P4] 16.57


Associated E.C.S. Workings

26/11/16 :
5Z47 : (47802 + 44871 + 45407) : Southall to Birmingham International
(train berthed at Birmingham International overnight)

Location Booked Actual
Southall Depot 17.23d  
Southall Yard 17.33 ~ 17.43  
Southall East Jn 17/45  
West Ealing 17/47  
Acton West 17/49  
Acton Main Line 17/51  
Acton Wells Jn 17/55  
Acton Canal Wharf 17/57  
Willesden No.7 Jn 18/00  
Sudbury Jn 18/05  
Wembley Sig.829/931 18.09 ~ 18.20  
Wembley Central 18/24  
Harrow & Wealdstone 18/30  
Watford Junction 18/36  
Bourne End Jn 18/46  
Tring 18/56  
Ledburn Jn 19/03  
Bletchley 19/12  
Milton Keynes Central 19/17  
Hanslope Jn 19/24  
Northampton 19/40  
Long Buckby 19/53  
Daventry North Jn 20/00  
Hillmorton Jn 20/04  
Rugby 20.07 ~ 20.22  
Trent Valley Jn 20/25  
Coventry 20/37  
Birmingham International 20.52a [P1] [P1]

27/11/16 : 
5Z48 : (47802 with 45407 + 44871 on rear) : Cardiff Central to East Usk Yard
5Z48 : (44871 + 45407 with 47802 on rear) : East Usk Yard to Maindee North Jn
5Z48 : (47802 with 45407 + 44871 on rear) : Maindee North Jn to Pengam Reception Sidings 
(whole train turned)

Location Booked Actual
Cardiff Central 13.25d [P4] [P4]
Marshfield 13/37  
Ebbw Jn 13/42  
Newport 13/45 [UR] [UR]
Maindee West Jn 13/47  
Maindee East Jn 13/49  
East Usk Yard 13.54 ~ 14.24  
Maindee East Jn 14/28  
Maindee North Jn 14.30 ~ 14.48  
Maindee West Jn 14/50  
Newport 14/52 [DR] [DR]
Ebbw Jn 14/56  
Marshfield 15/01  
Pengam Reception Sidings 15.09a  

5Z49 : (47802 with 45407 + 44871 on rear) : Pengam Reception Sidings to Cardiff Central

Location Booked
Pengam Reception Sidings 16.38d
Cardiff Central 16.45a [P4]

5Z50 : (47802 + 44871 + 45407) : Birmingham International to Southall

Location Booked
Birmingham International 22.57d [P1]
Coventry 23/13
Trent Valley Jn 23/26
Rugby 23.29 ~ 23.45
Hillmorton Jn 23/48
Daventry North Jn 23/53
Long Buckby 00/01
Northampton 00/12
Hanslope Jn 00/24
Milton Keynes Central 00.32 ~ 00.57
Bletchley 01/03
Ledburn Jn 01/16
Tring 01/23
Bourne End Jn 01/29
Watford Junction 01/39
Harrow & Wealdstone 01/45
Wembley Central 01/55
Sudbury Jn 01/58
Willesden No.7 Jn 02/03
Acton Canal Wharf 02/11
Acton Wells Jn 02/13
Acton Main Line 02/16
Acton West 02/19
West Ealing 02/23
Southall East Jn 02/29
Southall Yard 02.31 ~ 02.41
Southall Depot 02.51a


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