17th November 1968

Warwickshire Railway Society
Central Wales Tour

DMUs Used 2-car Class 120 set & 3-car Met-Camm class 101 set (sets included vehicle 50722)

Route :

DMUs Route
class 101 set Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Vauxhall - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Wolverhampton HL - Cosford - Shrewsbury
class 101 & class 120 set Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Builth Road - Llandovery - Llanelly - Carmarthen - Pencader Jn - Newcastle Emlyn
class 101 & class 120 set Newcastle Emlyn - Pencader Jn
class 101 & class 120 set Pencader Jn - Lampeter - Aberayron Jn - Felin Fach
class 101 & class 120 set Felin Fach - Aberayron Jn
class 101 & class 120 set Aberayron Jn - Pont Llanio
class 101 & class 120 set Pont Llanio - Aberayron Jn - Lampeter - Pencader Jn - Carmarthen - (reverse of outward route) - Shrewsbury
class 101 set Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton - ??? - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) Train was reported two hours late by Builth Road, arrears it did not make up on the return leg as Birmingham was also reached around 2 hours late.


Reversal for the tour at Newcastle Emlyn (photo: Dave Cooke)

Sources : Dave Cooke, Bevan Price, Max Birchenough, Mike Christensen
& David Groves (all courtesy of Nick Catford) & Gareth Kelly

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Gareth Kelly)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Birmingham New Street 07.35d 23.49a
Wolverhampton 08.03a ~ 08.05d 23.22 ~ 23.25
Wellington 08.33a ~ 08.35d 22.51 ~ 22.53
Shrewsbury 08.54 ~ 08.03 22.32 ~ 22.40
Craven Arms 09.28 ~ 09.30 22.03 ~ 22.05
Llandrindod Wells 10.25 ~ 10.35 21.12 ~ 21.15
Builth Road 10P45a ~ 10P50d 21.00 ~ 21.02
Llanelly 12.25 ~ 12.30 19.05 ~ 19.10
Carmarthen 12.58 ~ 13.03 18.35 ~ 18.37

 

Location Booked
Pencader 13.40 ~ 13.45
Newcastle Emlyn 14.20 ~ 14.25
Pencader Jn 15.00 ~ 15.05
Lampeter 15.35 ~ 15.40
Felin Fach 16.05 ~ 16.10
Aberayron Jn 16.35 ~ 16.45
Pont Lanio 16.55 ~ 17.02
Lampeter 17.15 ~ 17.20
Pencader 17.50 ~ 17.55

Timings continue in first table.

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