15th May 1971

Great Western Scoiety (Bristol Branch) / Wirral Railway Circle
Tintern Rambler Railtour

DMU Used Gloucester class 119 3-car set: 51060+59???+51088

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Cardiff General - Newport High Street - (via Bishton Flyover) - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Wye Valley Jn GF - Tintern Quarry
as listed Tintern Quarry - Wye Valley Jn GF
as listed Wye Valley Jn GF - Lydney Jn
as listed Lydney Jn - Parkend
as listed Parkend - Lydney Jn GF
as listed Lydney Jn GF - Chepstow - Caldicot Jn GF
as listed Caldicot Jn GF - Sudbrook
as listed Sudbrook - Caldicot Jn GF
as listed Caerwent (A48 bridge)
as listed Caerwent (A48 bridge) - Caldicot Jn GF - Severn Tunnel Junction
as listed Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Patchway - Filton West Jn (1)
as listed Filton West Jn - Stoke Gifford
as listed Stoke Gifford - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - (via relief line 'behind' Bishton flyover) - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Llantarnam Jn - (via Sebastapol) - Pontypool Road - Little Mill Jn - Glascoed
as listed Glascoed - Little Mill Jn - Pontypool Road - Llantarnam Jn - Maindee North Jn - Newport High Street - Cardiff General - Cogan Jn - Barry - Barry Island - Barry Pier
as listed Barry Pier - Barry Island - Barry - Cogan Jn - Penarth Curve South Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Radyr Jn
as listed Radyr Jn - (2) - Radyr Quarry Jn - Llandaff for Whitchurch - College Road Goods
as listed College Road Goods - Llandaff for Whitchurch
as listed Llandaff for Whitchurch - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff General

Notes :
(1) Reversed about half-mile West. Distance shown in timings is 'as booked'.
(2) Was booked via direct route. About 20 chains longer route. Distance shown in timings is 'as booked'.

Sources : Kevin Driscoll & John Ashley

Photo Review


Parkend is the location for this photo of the tour (photo: John Ashley)


51060 closest to camera, seen at Sudbrook (photo: John Ashley)


Two shots of the train at Barry Pier station
Photos: Monmouthshire Railway Society / Norman Thomas collection


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Kevin Driscoll)

M.C Location Booked (Actual)
0.00 Cardiff General 09.40d
11.59 Newport High Street 09.54a ~ 09.56d (??.?? ~ 10.06)
17.52 Bishton Flyover 10/08
21.63 Severn Tunnel Junction 10.17a ~ 10.19d
29.09 Chepstow 10/29
30.23 Wye Valley Jn GF 10.33a ~ 10.42d
32.68 Tintern Quarry 10.59a ~ 11.04d
35.33 Wye Valley Jn GF 11.21a ~ 11.30d
42.70 Lydney Jn 11.40a ~ 11.45d
47.10 Parkend 12.15a ~ 12.20d
51.50 Lydney Jn GF 12.50a ~ 12.55d
60.21 Chepstow 13/07
65.69 Caldicot Jn GF 13.16a ~ 13.21d
66.54 Sudbrook 13.39a ~ 13.44d
67.39 Caldicot Jn GF 14.01a ~ 14.11d
69.47 Caerwent, A48 Bridge 14.21a ~ 14.26d
71.56 Caldicot Jn GF 14.36a ~ 14.41d
73.69 Severn Tunnel Junction 14.45a ~ 14.55d
74.58 Severn Tunnel West 14/57
80.64 Pilning 15/04
84.31 Patchway 15/09
84.57 Filton West Jn 15.12a ~ 15.17d
(approx mile west of Jn)
84.54 Stoke Gifford 15.22a ~ 15.27d
86.56 Patchway 15/30
90.23 Pilning 15/34
96.29 Severn Tunnel West 15/40
97.18 Severn Tunnel Junction 15/41
106.31 Maindee East Jn 15/51
107.04 Maindee North Jn 15/53
112.14 Llantarnam Jn 16/01
116.40 Pontypool Road 16/21
118.03 Little Mill Jn 16/24
119.68 Glascoed 16.30a ~ 16.35d
121.53 Little Mill Jn 16/40
123.16 Pontypool Road 16/44
127.21 Llantarnam Jn 16/49
133.28 Maindee North Jn 17/01
133.50 Newport High Street 17c04a ~ 17c06d
145.29 Cardiff General 17c21a ~ 17c23d
147.43 Cogan Jn 17/30
153.27 Barry 17/42
154.04 Barry Island 17/45
154.42 Barry Pier 17.53a ~ 18.05d
155.00 Barry Island 18/12
155.57 Barry 18/15
161.41 Cogan Jn 18/29
163.27 Penarth Curve South Jn 18/34
163.54 Penarth Curve North Jn 18/35
168.02 Radyr Jn 18.45a ~ 18.50d
168.77 Llandaff for Whitchurch 18/53
169.79 College Road Goods 18.56a ~ 19.06d
171.01 Llandaff for Whitchurch 19.09a ~ 19.16d
174.20 Cardiff Queen Street 19/21
174.35 Cardiff General 19.25a (19.31)


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