22nd April 2017

UK Railtours
The Conwy Explorer

Locos Used 66105, 66149 & 90034
Stock Used 35469+3098+3121+1691+3097+3119+3123+1832+4927+4946

Route :
1Z77 : London Euston to Llandudno
1Z78 : Llandudno to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
90034 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe
66105 (1) Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction
66149 (2) Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog
66105 (1) Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llandudno Junction - Llandudno
66149 (2) Llandudno - Llandudno Junction - Colwyn Bay - Rhyl - Chester - Crewe
90034 Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Northampton (3)) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 66149 on rear.
(2) 66105 on rear.
(3) Booked route from Rugby was via Weedon.

Source : David Lodwick & Doug Lindsay (both on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


90034 at Euston at the start of the tour (photo: David Lodwick)


66105 on arrival at Llandudno (photo: David Lodwick)


66149 at Llandudno (photo: David Lodwick)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 London Euston 06.39d [P1] [X] 06.39   22.24a [P2] 22.17
? Camden South Jn 06/42 [E] 06/41   22/20 [B] 22/14
1.54 Camden Jn 06/43 [DF] 06/42   22/20 [US] 22/13
5.23 Willesden West London Jn 06/46 [DF] 06/45   22/15 [US] 22/09
8.04 Wembley Central 06/47 [P3] [DF] 06/47   22/13 [US] 22/07
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 06/49 [P3] [DF] 06/49   22/09 [US] 22/04
17.35 Watford Junction 06.54a ~ 06.56d [P6] [DF] 06.54 ~ 07.00   22.01a ~ 22.04d [P9] [US] 21.55 ~ 21.59
? Bourne End Jn 07/01 [DF] 07/07   21/55 [US] 21/47
31.53 Tring 07/05 [DF] 07/11   21*41 ~ 21*50 [US] 21/41?
38.16 Ledburn Jn 07/09 [DF] 07/13   21/33 [US] 21/36
46.46 Bletchley 07/15 [P1] [DF] 07/19   21/28 [P4] [US] 21/29
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 07.18a ~ 07.20d [P6] [DF] 07.22 ~ 07.25   21.22a ~ 21.25d [P1] [US] 21.23 ~ 21.26
56.47 Hanslope Jn 07/26 [DF] 07/30   21/15 [US] 21/14
69.56 Weedon 07/33 07/38   21/07 DIV
- Northampton - -   DIV ?
- Long Buckby - -   DIV ?
- Daventry North Jn - -   DIV ?
? Hillmorton Jn 07/42  07/45   20/57 20/37
82.40 Rugby 07.44a ~ 07.47d [P2] [DS] 07.48 ~ 07.51   20.40a ~ 20.54d [P5] 20.24 ~ 20.35
? Trent Valley Jn 07/49 [DS] 07/52   20/38 [US] 20/22
? Newbold Jn 07/51 07/53   20/37 20/21
? Brinklow 07/59 [DF] 07/59   20/33 20/18
? Attleborough South Jn 08/03 [DF] 08/04   20/26 ?
97.10 Nuneaton 08/04 [P3] [DF] 08/05   20*11 ~ 20*23 [P5] [US] 20.06 ~ 20.08
? Amington Jn 08/13 [DF] 08/12   19/58 [US] 19/53
116.23 Lichfield North Jn 08/20 [DF] 08/16   19/49 [US] 19/47
124.22 Rugeley North Jn 08/26 [DF] 08/21   19/41 [US] 19/40
127.08 Colwich 08/30 [DF] 08/23   19/39 [UF] 19/37
? Milford & Brocton 08/32 [DF-DS] 08/25   - -
- Whitehouse Jn - -   19/35 [US-UF] 19/33
? Trent Valley Jn 08/38 [DS] 08/35   19/33 [US] 19/28
133.43 Stafford 08.40 ~ 08.45 [DS] 08.38 ~ 08.39   19/31 [US] 19/27
? Searchlight Lane Jn 08/50 [DS] 08/44   - -
- Norton Bridge - -   19/25 [US] 19/18
149.74 Madeley 09/00 [DS] 08/51   19/11 [US] 19/09
156.16 Basford Hall Jn 09/09 [DS] 08/55   19/05 [US] 19/04
158.00 Crewe 09L13a ~ 09L43d [P12] 09.00 ~ 09.42   18L30a ~ 19L00d [P12] 18.27 ~ 19.01

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Crewe 09L13a ~ 09L43d [P12] 09L00 ~ 09L42
1.41 Crewe Steel Works 09/46 09/45
10.60 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 09/52 09/54
21.10 Chester 10.02 ~ 10.05 [P3] 10/03?
? Chester South Jn 10/07 ?
23.01 Saltney Jn 10/10 10/07
30.78 Rockcliffe Hall 10/19 10/16
37.76 Holywell Jn 10/26 10/24
51.08 Rhyl 10/45 10/36
61.45 Colwyn Bay 10/56 [P1] ?
65.55 Llandudno Junction 11.00a ~ 11.30d [P3]  10.55 ~ 11.30
70.67 Tal-y-Cafn 11/39 ?
76.63 North Llanrwst 12.00 ~ 12.15 11.52 ~ 12.15
93.17 Blaenau Ffestiniog 12.50a ~ 13.10d [P1] 12.50 ~ 13.10
109.51 North Llanrwst 13.46 ~ 14.06 13.53 ~ 13.55
115.47 Tal-y-Cafn 14/22 ?
120.59 Llandudno Junction 14/35 [P4] 14/32
123.73 Llandudno 14.46a [P3] ~ 17.15d [P3] 14.50 ~ 17.15
127.07 Llandudno Junction 17/23 [P3] 17/23
131.17 Colwyn Bay 17/27 [P2] ?
141.54 Rhyl 17/39 [P1] 17/38
154.66 Holywell Jn 17/51 17/47
161.64 Rockcliffe Hall 17/58 17/53
169.61 Saltney Jn 18/05 17/59
? Chester South Jn 18/07 ?
171.52 Chester 18/10 [P4] 18/03
182.02 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 18/20 18/16
191.21 Crewe Steel Works 18/27 18/24
192.63 Crewe 18L30a ~ 19L00d [P12] 18L27 ~ 19L01

Timings continue in first table.

Associated Workings on the Ffestiniog Railway

'David Lloyd George' : Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog
consist: 100+103+124+121+108+106+107+104+26+16+20
Passengers were then conveyed by Coach from Porthmadog to Llandudno, to rejoin the main tour.

Location Booked
Blaenau Ffestiniog 13.40d
Tan-y-Bwlch 14.10d
Minffordd 14.35d
Porthmadog 14.50a


Associated E.C.S. Workings

21/04/17 :
5M61 : (66040) : Eastleigh Arlington to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 21.26d
Eastleigh 21/36
Winchester 21/43
Worting Jn 21/58
Basingstoke 22/00
Bramley 22/08
Southcote Jn 22/18
Oxford Road Jn 22/19
Reading 22.22 ~ 22.28
Kennet Bridge Jn  22/31
Twyford 22/36
Maidenhead 22/42
Slough 22/48
Heathrow Airport Jn 23/03
Southall 23/10
West Ealing 23/16
Acton West 23/21
Acton Main Line 23/22
Acton Wells Jn 23/25
Acton Canal Wharf 23/27
Willesden No.7 Jn 23/30
Wembley Yard 23.38a

22/04/17 :
5Z76 : (66040 with 90034 on rear) : Wembley Yard to London Euston
5Z80 : (Cl.66? with 90034 on rear) : London Euston to Wembley Yard

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Wembley Yard 05.25d 23.14a
Harlesden Jn 05/40 23/03
Willesden West London Jn 05/44 23/01
Camden Jn 05/47 22/58
Camden South Jn 05/48 22/57
London Euston 05.52a [P1] 22.54d [P2]


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