20th February 1977

Railway Pictorial Publications Railtours
Western Requiem

Locos Used 37179, 1010 'Western Campaigner' & 1023 'Western Fusilier'
Stock Used 3xTSO, BSK, CK, FK, 4xTSO

Route : 1Z08 throughout

Loco Route
1010 London Paddington - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Stroud - Standish Jn - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
37179 Cardiff Central - Radyr Branch Jn - Ninian Park - Radyr - Walnut Tree Jn - Pontypridd - Treherbert
37179 Treherbert - Pontypridd
37179 Pontypridd - Aberdare
37179 Aberdare - Pontypridd
1023 Pontypridd - Merthyr Tydfil
1023 Merthyr Tydfil - Pontypridd - Radyr Jn - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central
1023 Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Filton Abbey Wood - Stapleton Road - Doctor Days Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Chippenham - Wootton Bassett Jn - Swindon - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes:
(1) Nick Pullen comments; 1010 developed an engine fault shortly after leaving Paddington but made it to Cardiff where 37179 replaced it. 1023 was sent out from Old Oak Common to Pontypridd to take over from the 37.
(2) Originally uploaded with a suggestion that Aberdare and Merthr Tydfil branches were visited out-of-sequence however the booked timings provided did not match a later set seen by the Webmaster which showed the branches traversed in the booked sequence; on further investigation it appears the booked timings originally offered were in fact from the relief train which ran a week earlier and which visited the two branches in the reverse sequence to this train.

Sources : Pete Wilcox (on the train throughout, information courtesy of Jonathan Wilcox),
Clive Barlow, Adrian Brown & John Debens


Photo Review


1010 at Swindon (photo: Robin Addison)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Addison)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 08.20d 08.23   21.08a 22.50
Slough 08/42 08/43   20/51 22/33
Twyford 08/56 08/54   ??/?? ??/??
Reading 09.04a ~ 09.06d 09.05 ~ 09.08   20.31a ~ 20.33d 22.15 ~ 22.18
Didcot 09/23 09/28   20/16 21.41a ~ 21.52
Swindon 09.48a ~ 09.50d 09.54 ~ 10.26   19.46a ~ 19.54d 21.06 ~ 21.15

 

Location Booked Actual
Stroud 10.18 10/59
Gloucester 10.35a ~ 10.37d 11.16 ~ 11.19
Chepstow 11/03 11/46
Newport 11/21 12/06
Cardiff Central 11.41a ~ 11.44d 12L24 ~ 12L39
Radyr Jn 11/58 12/58
Pontypridd 12/10 13/09
Treherbert 12.35a ~ 12.55d 13.31 ~ 13.58
Pontypridd 13.28a ~ 13.40d 14.29 ~ 14.43
Abercynon 13/50 14/55
Aberdare 14.20a ~ 14.30d 15.20 ~ 15.25
Abercynon 14/50 16/00
Pontypridd 15.00a ~ 15.15 16.11 ~ 16.20
Abercynon 15/25 16/29
Merthyr Tydfil 15.50a ~ 16.10d 16.50 ~ 17.20
Abercynon 16/30 17/46
Pontypridd 16/40 17/54
Radyr Jn 16/55 18/10
Cardiff Queen Street 17/09 18/20
Cardiff Central 17.23a ~ 18.20d 18.26 ~ 18.43
Newport 18/33 19/00
Pilning 18/50 20/12

Timings continue in first table.

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