13th February 1977

Railway Pictorial Publications Railtours
Western Requiem Relief

Loco Used 1010 'Western Campaigner'
Stock Used 5030+4762+4431+5043+13299+15912+34931+4428+4768+4776

Route : 1Z08 throughout

Loco Route
1010 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Radyr Branch Jn - Ninian Park - Radyr - Walnut Tree Jn - Pontypridd - Treherbert
1010 Treherbert - Pontypridd
1010 Pontypridd - Abercynon Jn - Merthyr Tydfil
1010 Merthyr Tydfil - Abercynon Jn - Pontypridd
1010 Pontypridd - Abercynon Jn - Aberdare
1010 Aberdare - Abercynon Jn - Pontypridd - Radyr Jn - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central
1010 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) (2) - London Paddington

Notes:
(1) This tour was run as a relief to the main 'Western Requiem' tour which ran a week later.
(2) Booked route on the return journey was via Severn Tunnel & Pilning but 'was diverted via Gloucester due to a signal failure in the Severn Tunnel' area...with a passing time through Gloucester of 19/51 detailed it is presumed the train went reverse of outward route (i.e. via Chepstow) however the same timing sheet clearly shows a passing time of 19/10 at Pilning, which cannot be explained...?


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : Alan Costello (information taken from RPPR Railtour Pictorial Booklet), Clive Barlow & John Debens

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Clive Barlow & John Debens)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 08.20d 08.25   21.08a 21.55
Slough 08/42 08/42   20/51 21/39
Twyford 08/56 08/57   ? ?
Reading 09.04a ~ 09.06d 09.04 ~ 09.07   20.31a ~ 20.33d 21.23 ~ 21.25
Didcot 09/23 09/30   20/16 21/00
Swindon 09.48a ~ 09.50d 09.55 ~ 09.57   19.46a ~ 19.54d 20.28 ~ 20.34
Stroud 10/18 10/25   DIV ?
Gloucester 10.35a ~ 10.37d 10.40 ~ 10.50   DIV 19/51
Chepstow 11/03 11/17   DIV ?
Pilning   18/50 19/10 (DIV?)
Newport 11/21 11/33   18/33 18/44
Cardiff Central 11.41a ~ 11.44d 11.50 ~ 11.59   17.23a ~ 18.20d 17.23 ~ 18.22

 

Location Booked Actual
Radyr Jn 11/58 12/08
Pontypridd 12/10 12/30
Treherbert 12.35a ~ 12.55d 12.51 ~ 13.25
Pontypridd 13.28a ~ 13.40d 13.42 ~ 13.54
Abercynon 13/48 14/05
Merthyr Tydfil 14.12a ~ 14.32d 14.25 ~ 14.49
Abercynon 14/54 15/09
Pontypridd 15.02a ~ 15.15d 15.15 ~ 15.28
Abercynon 15/30 15/35
Aberdare 16.00a ~ 16.20d 16.00 ~ 16.30
Abercynon 16/50 16/58
Pontypridd 16/58 17/05
Radyr Jn 17/12 17/14
Cardiff Queen Street 17/20 17/21

Timings continue in first table.

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