2nd September 2017

UK Railtours
The Heart of Wales

Locos Used 68016 'Fearless' & 68024 'Centaur'
Stock Used 10729+10734+17167+325+3247+3275+3182+3267+1566+3273+3174

Route :
1Z39 : London Paddington to Llandrindod Wells
1Z40 : Llandrindod Wells to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
68016 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Chippenham - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Court Sart Jn - Felin Fran - Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn - Hendy Jn - Pantyffynnon - Llandeilo - Llandovery - Sugar Loaf - Llanwrtyd Wells - Llandrindod Wells - Knighton - Craven Arms - Sutton Bridge Jn - English Bridge Jn - Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Cosford - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 68024 on rear.
(2) This tour used the 'Northern Belle' stock. 
(3) This was reported as the first time Class 68s have worked a railtour over the Central Wales line.


68024 on the rear of the train at Llandrindod Wells (photo: Doug Lindsay)

Sources : Doug Lindsay (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Doug Lindsay & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 07.09d [P12] 07.09   21.55a [P1] 22.04
Royal Oak Jn 07/10 07/10   21/54 22/00
Portobello Jn 07/11 07/11   21/51 21/59
Ladbroke Grove 07/12 [DR] 07/12   21/50 21/58
Acton West 07/16 [DR] 07/18   21/46 [UM] 21/54
Southall 07/22 [P3] [DR] 07/22   21/43 [P2] [UM] 21/51
Heathrow Airport Jn 07/27 [DR] 07/26   21/41 [UM] 21/50
Stockley Jn 07/28 ?   21/40 [UM] 21/49
Dolphin Jn 07/32 ?   21/35 [UR-UM] ?
Slough 07.34a ~ 07.38d [P4] [DR] 07.34 ~ ?   21.28a ~ 21.32d [P5] [UR] 21.36 ~ 21.41
Maidenhead 07/45 [P3] [DR] 07/45   21/21 [P4] [UR] 21/27
Twyford 07/51 [P3] [DR] 07/51   21/15 [P4] [UR] 21/21
Kennet Bridge Jn 08/01 [DM] 08/00   21/11 [UR] 21/15
Reading 08.03a ~ 08.16d [P8] [DM] 08.04 ~ 08.15   21.00a ~ 21.08d [P14] 21.10 ~ 21.13
Reading High Level Jn 08/18 [DM] 08/17   DIV? 21/08
Reading West Jn - -   20/58 [UR] DIV?
Goring & Streatley 08/27 [P1] [DM] 08/27   20/50 [P4] [UR] 20/57

 

Location Booked Actual
Didcot Parkway 08/32 [P1] 08/33
Wantage Road 08/37 08/38
Challow 08*42 ~ 09*06 [DR] ? ~ 09.05
Uffington 09/10 09/09
Swindon 09*21 ~ 09*30 [UM] 09.23 ~ 09.33
Wootton Bassett Jn 09/37 09/40
Chippenham 09/44 [P1] 09/47
Thingley East Jn 09/45 09/48
Thingley Jn 09/45 09/49
Bathampton Jn 09/53 09/54
Bath Spa 09/56 [P1] 09/57
North Somerset Jn 10/07 10/10
Dr Day's Jn 10/09 10/12
Narroways Hill Jn 10/12 10/16
Filton Abbey Wood 10/15 [P3] 10/20
Patchway 10/17 [P2] 10/22
Pilning 10/20 [P2] 10/26
Severn Tunnel East 10/21 10/27
Severn Tunnel West 10/26 10/30
Severn Tunnel Junction 10/27 [P3] [DM] 10/32
Llanwern West Jn 10/33 [DM] 10/39
Maindee West Jn 10/38 [DM] 10/42
Newport 10c40 ~ 10c47 [P2] 10.43 ~ 10.48 [P2]
Ebbw Jn 10/50 [DR] 10/51
Marshfield 10/57 [DR] 10/55
Long Dyke Jn 11/06 [E] ?
Cardiff Central 11/08 [P4] [D] 11/07
Leckwith North Jn 11/11 ?
Pontyclun 11/21 11/18
Bridgend 11/29 [P1] 11/27
Stormy 11/33 11/31
Margam Moors Jn 11/37 11/34
Port Talbot Parkway 11/42 [P1] 11/40
Court Sart Jn 11/46 ?
Dynevor Jn 11/48 11/48
Felin Fran 11/54 11/53
Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn 12/09 ?
Hendy Jn 12*13 ~ 12*25 ?
Pantyffynnon 12t35 ~ 12t37 12.21 ~ 12.22
Llandeilo 12t59 ~ 13t02 12.56 ~ 12.58
Llandovery 13t29 ~ 13t32 13.26 ~ 13.29
Sugar Loaf 13/49 ?
Llanwrtyd 13t55 ~ 13t58 13.52 ~ 13.55
Llandrindod Wells 14.30a ~ 16.35d 14.21 ~ 16.42
Llandrindod Crossing 16t37 ~ 16t38 ?
Knighton 17t11 ~ 17t13 17.17 ~ 17.20
Craven Arms 17t36 ~ 17t37 [P1] 17.39 ~ 17.40
Marsh Brook LC 17/43 17/47
Dorrington SB 17/52 17/55
Sutton Bridge Jn 17/58 18/00
English Bridge Jn 18/01 18/04
Abbey Foregate Jn 18/04 18/06
Wellington 18/15 [UM] 18/16
Telford Central 18/20 18/19
Madeley Jn 18/22 18/21
Cosford 18/27 18/25
Stafford Road Jn 18/39 18/40
Wolverhampton North Jn 18/43 18/44
Wolverhampton 18c46 ~ 18c48 [P4] 18.46 ~ 18.48
Portobello Jn 18/53 18/53
Darlaston Jn 18/56 18/57
Bescot Stadium 18/57 18/58
Perry Barr North Jn 19/01 19/03
Aston 19/07 [P2] 19/06
Stechford 19/17 19/15
Birmingham International 19/24 [P4] 19/23
Coventry 19/35 [P2] 19/36
Gibbet Hill Jn 19/40 19/40
Kenilworth Jn 19/42 19/42
Milverton Jn 19/47 19/47
Leamington Spa 19/50 [UM] 19/54
Fenny Compton 20/01 20/07
Reservoir Jn 20/07 20/15
Banbury 20c09 ~ 20c11 [P3] 20.16 ~ 20.16
Aynho Jn 20/17 20/19
Heyford 20/24 20/24
Wolvercote Jn 20/31 20/30
Oxford North Jn 20/33 20/32
Oxford 20/35 [UM] 20/33
Kennington Jn 20/37 20/35
Didcot North Jn 20/43 20/41
Didcot East Jn 20/44 [UR] 20/45

Timings continue in first table

Associated E.C.S. Workings

02/09/17 : 
5Z39 : (68016 with 68024 on rear) : Kidderminster S.V.R. to Hanwell Bridge Loop
5Z39 : (68024 with 68016 on rear) : Hanwell Bridge Loop to London Paddington

Location Booked
Kidderminster S.V.R. 02.20d
Kidderminster 02.25 ~ 02.27
Blakedown 02/32
Stourbridge Junction 02/37
Rowley Regis 02/45
Smethwick Jn 02/48
Galton Jn 02/49
Soho South Jn 02/51
Birmingham New Street 02/56
Proof House Jn 02/59
Stechford 03/03
Birmingham International 03/07
Coventry 03/16
Trent Valley Jn 03/30
Rugby 03/32
Hillmorton Jn 03/34
Weedon 03/48
Hanslope Jn 04/14
Milton Keynes Central 04/23
Bletchley 04/26
Ledburn Jn 04/39
Tring 04/44
Bourne End Jn 04/49
Watford Junction 04/55
Harrow & Wealdstone 05/01
North Wembley Jn 05/04
Wembley Central 05c06 ~ 05c08
Sudbury Jn 05/12
Wembley Yard South Jn 05/14
Willesden No.7 Jn 05/16
Acton Wharf Jn 05/20
Acton Wells Jn 05/22
Acton Main Line 05/27
Acton West 05/30
Hanwell 05/34
Hanwell Bridge Loop 05.37 ~ 06.32
Hanwell 06/34
West Ealing 06/36
Acton West 06/39
Ladbroke Grove 06/46
Portobello Jn 06/47
Royal Oak Jn 06/49
London Paddington 06.51a [P12]

5Z40 : (68024 with 68016 on rear) : London Paddington to Hanwell Bridge Loop
5Z40 : (68016 with 68024 on rear) : Hanwell Bridge Loop to Mitre Bridge Jn
5Z40 : (68024 with 68016 on rear) : Mitre Bridge Jn to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
London Paddington 22.21d [P1]
Royal Oak Jn 22/22
Portobello Jn 22/23
Ladbroke Grove 22/24
Acton West 22/28
West Ealing 22/29
Hanwell 22/31
Hanwell Bridge Loop 22.34 ~ 22.49
Hanwell 22/51
West Ealing 22/53
Acton West 22/56
Acton Main Line 22/57
Acton Wells Jn 22/59
Willesden SW Sidings 23.02 ~ 23.10
Willesden West London Jn 23/12
Mitre Bridge Jn 23.14 ~ 23.29
Willesden West London Jn 23/32
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 23.37a

03/09/17 : 
5Z41 : (68024 with 68016 on rear) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Kidderminster S.V.R.

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 14.10d
Willesden No.7 Jn 14/13
Wembley Yard South Jn 14/14
Sudbury Jn 14/15
Wembley Central 14/17
Harrow & Wealdstone 14/21
Watford Junction 14/26
Bourne End Jn 14/34
Tring 14/41
Ledburn Jn 14/47
Bletchley 14/54
Milton Keynes Central 15/04
Hanslope Jn 15/09
Northampton 15/19
Long Buckby 15/30
Daventry North Jn 15/35
Hillmorton Jn 15/38
Rugby 15c40 ~ 15c42
Trent Valley Jn 15/45
Coventry 15/57
Birmingham International 16.06 ~ 16.16
Stechford 16/23
Proof House Jn 16/28
Birmingham New Street 16.31 ~ 16.38
Soho South Jn 16/43
Galton Jn 16/46
Smethwick Jn 16/47
Rowley Regis 16/51
Stourbridge Junction 17/00
Blakedown 17/05
Kidderminster 17.10 ~ 17.12
Kidderminster S.V.R. 17.17a


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