7th December 2016

Belmond (Northern Belle)
Christmas Lunch

Locos Used 68016 'Fearless' & 68023 'Achilles'
Stock Used 3174+3273+1566+3267+3182+3275+3247+325+17167+10734+10729

Route :
1Z12 : Cardiff Central to Swindon
1Z13 : Swindon to Cardiff West
1Z14 : Cardiff West to Swindon

Loco(s) Route
68023 (1) Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
68016 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Chippenham - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon
68023 (1) Swindon - Kemble - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester - Lydney - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Cardiff West
68016 (2) Cardiff West - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton Abbey Wood - Dr Day's Jn - Bristol Temple Meads 
68023 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Bathampton Jn - Chippenham - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon

Notes : 
(1) 68016 on rear.
(2) 68023 on rear.


68016 passing Bathampton Jn, with 1Z12 (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Cardiff Central 12.04d [P3] 12.08
Marshfield 12/14 12/17
Ebbw Jn 12/19 [UR] 12/21
Newport 12/22 [UR] 12/24
Maindee West Jn 12/23 12/26
Llanwern West Jn 12/25 12/29
Severn Tunnel Junction 12/32 [P4] 12/36
Severn Tunnel West 12/33 12/37
Severn Tunnel East 12/38 12/41
Pilning 12/39 [P1] 12/42
Patchway 12/47 [P1] 12/48
Filton Abbey Wood 12/49 [P1] 12/54
Narroways Hill Jn 12/52 12/59
Dr Day's Jn 12/54 13/01
Bristol East Jn 12/58 13/02
Bristol Temple Meads 13.00a ~ 13.15d [P9] 13.03 ~ 13.15
Bristol East Jn 13/17 13/17
North Somerset Jn 13/18 13/18
Bath Spa 13.28a ~ 13.31d [P2] 13.27 ~ 13.34
Bathampton Jn 13*36 ~ 13*48 [UPL] 13/37 [UM]
Thingley Jn 13/59 ?
Thingley East Jn 14/00 13/44
Chippenham 14/01 [P2] 13/45
Wootton Bassett Jn 14/09 13/54
Swindon 14.16a ~ 14.31d [P3] 14.03 ~ 14.26
Swindon Loco Yard 14/34 14/29
Kemble 14/45 [P2] 14/38
St Mary's LC 14/55 14/48
Stroud 14/59 ?
Standish Jn 15/06 15/02
Haresfield Loop 15*09 ~ 15*33 [DGL] ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 15/40 15/11
Horton Road Jn 15/45 15/12
Gloucester 15/50 [P2] 15/13
Awre Jn 16/03 15/26
Lydney 16/08 [P1] 15/33
Chepstow 16/16 [P1] 15/41
Severn Tunnel Junction 16/24 [P1] ? ~ 16.20
Llanwern West Jn 16/35 16/35
Maindee West Jn 16/39 16/38
Newport 16/40 [DR] 16/39
Ebbw Jn 16/45 16/43
Marshfield 16/51 16/46
Cardiff Central 17.03a ~ 17.07d [P4] 16.57 ~ ?
Cardiff West 17.10a ~ 17.18d [UR2] 17.04 ~ 17.04
Cardiff Central 17/20 [P4] 17/06
Marshfield 17/27 17/19
Ebbw Jn 17/30 17/24
Newport 17/33 [P4] 17/27
Maindee West Jn 17/36 17/28
Llanwern West Jn 17/39 17/31
Severn Tunnel Junction 17/59 [P4] 18/00
Severn Tunnel West 18/02 18/04
Severn Tunnel East 18/07 18/08
Pilning 18/08 [P1] 18/09
Patchway 18/13 [P1] 18/15
Filton Abbey Wood 18/18 [P1] 18/27
Narroways Hill Jn 18/23 18/31
Dr Day's Jn 18/27 18/32
Bristol East Jn 18/29 18/35
Bristol Temple Meads 18.31a ~ 18.41d [P5] 18.36 ~ 18.45
Bristol East Jn 18/44 18/47
North Somerset Jn 18/46 18/48
Bath Spa 18.56a ~ 19.01d [P2] 18.58 ~ 19.04
Bathampton Jn 19/05 19/07
Thingley Jn 19/12 ?
Thingley East Jn 19/13 19/15
Chippenham 19/14 [P2] 19/19
Wootton Bassett Jn 19/26 19/33
Swindon 19.32a [P3] 19.41


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z15 : (68016 with 68023 on rear) Swindon to Pengam Sidings

Location Booked
Swindon 19.44d [P3]
Wootton Bassett Jn 19/52
Hullavington 20/01
Westerleigh Jn 20/11
Bristol Parkway 20*17 ~ 20*34 [DGL]
Patchway 20/36
Pilning 20/39
Severn Tunnel East 20/40
Severn Tunnel West 20/45
Severn Tunnel Junction 20/46
Llanwern West Jn 20/53
Maindee West Jn 20/58
Newport 20/59
Ebbw Jn 21/02
Marshfield 21/09
Pengam Sidings 21.19a


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