24th & 27th February 2017

Pathfinder Tours
Six Nations Welsh Rugby Supporters Train

Locos Used 68004 'Rapid' & 68024 'Centaur'
Stock Used 3333+3345+3278+3390+3397+1200+5921+5950+5998+5985+9520

Route :
1Z68 : Carmarthen to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z69 : Motherwell to Carmarthen

Date Loco Route
24/02 68024 Carmarthen - Llanelli - Gowerton - Swansea Loop West Jn - Landore Jn - Neath - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport - Maindee West Jn - Maindee North Jn - Cwmbran - Pontypool & New Inn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - English Bridge Jn - Shrewsbury - Wem - Nantwich - Crewe - (via WCML) - Carlisle
24/02 68004 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Carstairs - Lanark Jn - Law Jn - Motherwell - Mossend South Jn - Mossend North Jn - Coatbridge Central - Gartsherrie South Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Cumbernauld - Greenhill Lower Jn - Carmuirs West Jn - Carmuirs East Jn - Falkirk Grahamston - Polmont - Linlithgow - Winchburgh Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
27/02 68004 Motherwell - Law Jn - Lanark Jn - Carstairs - Carstairs East Jn - Midcalder Jn - Slateford Jn - (2) Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley - Craigentinny Jn - Portobello Jn - Niddrie North Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - (2) - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Carstairs South Jn - (via WCML) - Carlisle
27/02 68024 Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - Carmarthen

Notes : 
(1) This tour was run to take rugby fans to Murrayfield for the Scotland v Wales Six Nations Rugby International match on 25th February (final score: Scotland 29:13 Wales).
(2) It is reported that due to late running, the return leg from Motherwell ran via Edinburgh Waverley first, then around the suburban line. Confirmation required.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & Gary Thornton

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Carmarthen 07.07d [P2] 07.13   21.52a [P2] 21.59
Carmarthen Jn 07/09 07/15   21/44 21/54
Ferryside 07/17 07/23   21/35 21/48
Kidwelly 07/21 ?   21/31 ?
Pembrey & Burry Port 07/25 ?   21/26 ?
Llanelli 07.32a ~ 07.35d 07.35 ~ 07.38   21.16a ~ 21.20d 21.33 ~ 21.35
Llandeilo Jn 07/37 07/40   21/10 21/31
Duffryn West 07/38 ?   21/10 ?
Gowerton 07/41 ?   21/06 ?
Cockett West 07/43 ?   21/03 ?
Swansea Loop West Jn 07/51 07/51   20/58 21/21
Landore Jn 07/53 ?   20/56 ?
Neath 08.02a ~ 08.05d 08.01 ~ 08.05   20.40a ~ 20.45d 21.04 ~ 21.09
Port Talbot Parkway 08/12 [P2] 08/11   20/34 20/59
Port Talbot East 08*15 ~ 08*22 ?   20/34 ?
Margam Moors Jn 08/27 08/29   20/31 20/56
Stormy 08/32 08/33   20/28 20/53
Bridgend 08.37a ~ 08.39d [P2] 08.38 ~ 08.42   20.18a ~ 20.23d [P1] 20.44 ~ 20.48
Pontyclun 08/49 08/51   20/09 20/35
Cardiff Central 09.02a ~ 09.05d [P1] 09.03 ~ 09.09 [P1]   19.49a ~ 19.54d [P4] 20.16 ~ 20.21
Marshfield 09/14 09/16   19/38 20/09
Ebbw Jn 09/17 09/19   19/31 20/05
Newport 09.20a ~ 09.39d [P4] 09.21 ~ 09.39 [P4]   19.17a ~ 19.27d [P2] 19.57 ~ 20.03
Maindee West Jn 09/40 09/40   19/15 19/56
Maindee North Jn 09/42 09/42   19/14 19/54
Cwmbran 09.51a ~ 09.53d 09.50 ~ 09.53   19.03a ~ 19.05d 19.37 ~ 19.38
Pontypool & New Inn 09.59a ~ 10.01d ?   18/59 ?
Little Mill Jn 10/05 10/03   18/58 19/30
Abergavenny 10.14a ~ 10.16d 10.12 ~ 10.17   18.48a ~ 18.50d 19.21 ~ 19.23
Pontrilas 10/29 10/28   18/36 19/09
Tram Inn 10/34 10/32   18/31 19/04
Hereford 10.45 ~ 10.47 10.40 ~ 10.44   18/23 [P2] 18/57
Shelwick Jn 10/50 10/47   18/18 18/53
Morton-on-Lugg 10/53 10/50   18/14 18/50
Leominster 11/01 10/57   18/07 18/44
Woofferton 11/06 11/01   17/59 18/39
Bromfield 11/10 11/06   17/53 18/34
Craven Arms 11/15 [P1] 11/11   17/49 [P2] 18/31
Marsh Brook LC 11/22 11/16   17/45 18/26
Dorrington 11/31 11/24   17/36 18/19
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/36 11/29   17/27 18/14
English Bridge Jn 11/37 ?   17/25 18/13
Shrewsbury 11.39a ~ 11.41d [P4] 11.37 ~ 11.43 [P4]   17.20a ~ 17.24d [P7] 18.09 ~ 18.12
Harlescott LC 11/45 ?   17/14 ?
Wem 11/54 11/54   17/06 17/58
Prees 11/57 ?   17/03 ?
Wrenbury 12/06 ?   16/54 ?
Nantwich 12/10 12/09   16/50 16/49
Gresty Lane 12/15 12/16   16/46 16/44
Crewe 12.17a ~ 12.20d [P11] 12.19 ~ 12.21   16.40a ~ 16.44d [P12] 16.37 ~ 16.42
Crewe Coal Yard 12/23 12/24   16/37 ?
Winsford 12/28 12/31   16/28 16/22
Hartford Jn 12/32 12/35   16/24 16/17
Acton Bridge 12/33 12/36   16/22 16/15
Weaver Jn 12/35 12/37   16/20 16/12
Acton Grange Jn 12/37 12/44   16/16 16/08
Warrington Bank Quay 12/39 [P3] 12/46   16/14 [P2] 16/05
Dallam Jn 12/40 12/47   16/13 ?
Winwick Jn 12/41 12/50   16/11 16/01
Golborne Jn 12/44 12/53   16/09 15/59
Springs Branch Jn 12/47 13/01   16/05 15/56
Wigan South Jn 12/48 ?   16/04 ?
Wigan North Western 12/48 [P5] 13/03   16/03 [P4] 15/54 [P4]
Balshaw Lane Jn 12/54 13/13   15/55 15/45
Euxton Jn 12/56 13/16   15/48 15/43
Farington Curve Jn 13/01 13/20   15/44 15/40
Preston 13/03 [P5] 13/24   15/40 [P6] 15/32
Garstang & Catterall 13/12 13/33   15/28 15/17
Lancaster 13/23 13/42   15/18 [UF] 15/10
Morecambe South Jn 13/26 13/43   15/17 15/07
Carnforth North Jn 13/30 13/46   15/14 15/05
Oxenholme Lake District 13/40 [P2] 13/55   15/04 [P1] 14/56
Tebay 13/53 14/04   14/51 14/44
Shap Summit 13/58 ?   14/45 ?
Penrith North lakes 14/09 [P2] 14/19   14/32 14/29
Carlisle 14L23a ~ 14L43d [P1] 14.35 ~ 14.58   13L27a ~ 14L12d [P3] 13.20 ~ 14.13 [P3]
Gretna Jn 14/52 15/07   13/18 13/11
Quintinshill Loop 14*55 ~ 15*01 [DPL] 15/09   13/17 13/11
Lockerbie Down Loop 15*17 ~ 15*30 [DPL] ?   - -
Lockerbie 15/32 15/19   12*50 ~ 13*01 [UPL] 12.53 ~ 12.58
Beattock 15/44 15/27   12/38 12/41
Beattock Summit 15/55 15/35   12/30 12/34
Abington 16/01 15/41   12/22 12/27
Carstairs South Jn 16/12 15/53   11*59 ~ 12*06 12/14
Carstairs 16/13 [DM] 15/59   - -

 

Location Booked Actual
Lanark Jn 16/15 16/07
Law Jn 16/22 16/12
Shieldmuir 16/25 ?
Motherwell 16.28 ~ 16.32 [P2] 16.26 ~ 16.30
Mossend South Jn 16/36 16/34
Mossend North Jn 16/36 16/34
Whifflet South Jn 16/40 16/37
Coatbridge Central 16/45 [P1] 16/38
Gartsherrie South Jn 16/46 16/39
Garnqueen North Jn 16/48 16/49
Cumbernauld 16/55 [P2] 16/58
Greenhill Lower Jn 17/04 17/03
Carmuirs West Jn 17/07 17/08
Carmuirs East Jn 17/08 17/09
Falkirk Grahamston 17/12 17/13
Grangemouth Jn 17/12 17/13
Polmont 17/17 17/18
Linlithgow 17/21 [P1] 17/25
Winchburgh Jn 17/27 17/30
Newbridge Jn 17/33 17/33
Haymarket West Jn 17/40 17/41
Haymarket Central Jn 17/43 ?
Haymarket 17/44 [P1] 17/44
Princes Street Gardens 17/47 [Z] ?
Edinburgh Waverley 17.49a [P20] 17.48

 

Location Booked Actual
Motherwell 09.35d [P1] 10.01
Shieldmuir 09/39 ?
Law Jn 09/48 10/12
Lanark Jn 09/58 10/19
Carstairs 10/00 [P2] 10/24
Carstairs East Jn 10/03 10/26
Auchengray 10/09 ?
Midcalder Jn 10/26 10/41
Slateford Jn 10/42 10/52
Craiglockhart Jn 10/48 DIV?
Niddrie West Jn 10/58 DIV?
Niddrie North Jn 11/08 DIV?
Portobello Jn 11/09 DIV?
Craigentinny Jn 11/11 DIV?
Abbeyhill Jn 11/12 DIV?
Haymarket DIV? 11/02?
Princes Street Gardens DIV? ?
Edinburgh Waverley 11.14a ~ 11.19d [P8] 11.16 ~ 11.25
Princes Street Gardens 11/20 DIV?
Haymarket 11/23 DIV?
Abbeyhill Jn DIV? ?
Craigentinny Jn DIV? ?
Portobello Jn DIV? 11/31?
Niddrie North Jn DIV? ?
Niddrie West Jn DIV? 11/34?
Craiglockhart Jn DIV? 11/46?
Slateford Jn 11/25 ?
Midcalder Jn 11/38 11/58
Auchengray 11/50 ?
Carstairs East Jn 11/55 12/13

Timings continue in first table.

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