1st April 1978

R.C.T.S. (Cheltenham Branch)
Golden Jubilee Limited Rail Tour

Locos Used 37177, 37180 & 37183
Stock Used GWS coaches: 536+1111+1289+5952+7313+7371+7372+9112+9118

Route :

Loco Route
37180 Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
37177 Cardiff Central - Llantrisant - Bridgend - Port Talbot - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Felin Fran - Hendy Jn - Pantyffynon - Llandrindod Wells - Craven Arms
37177 Craven Arms - Ludlow - Hereford
37183 Hereford - Great Malvern - Worcester Foregate Street - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch - Cheltenham Spa

Notes :
(1) Coach details as below;

Number Type
536 Collett Corridor 3rd
1111 Collett Corridor 3rd
1289 Collett Excursion 3rd
5952 Collett Corridor 3rd
7313 Collett Corridor Composite
7371 Collett Brake Composite
7372 Hawksworth Brake Composite
9112 Collett Super Saloon 'Queen Mary'
9118 Collett Super Saloon 'Princess Elizabeth'

Sources : John Broderick, Alan Osborn (joined/left the train at Newport)
& The Bluebell Railway Museum

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick & Alan Osborn)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Cheltenham Spa 09.05d ?
0.26 Landsdown Jn ? ?
5.53 Barnwood Jn 09/15 ?
6.52 Gloucester 09.18a ~ 09.21d ?
14.07 Grange Court ? ?
19.47 Awre 09/38 ?
26.04 Lydney 09/43 ?
34.00 Chepstow ? ?
40.49 Caldicot ? ?
41.28 Severn Tunnel Junction 10/02 ?
43.49 Magor ? ?
49.49 East Usk Jn ? ?
50.41 Maindee East Jn ? ?
51.14 Newport 10.16a ~ 10.18d ??.?? ~ 10.18
53.00 Gaer Jn ? ?
53.54 Ebbw Jn ? ?
61.28 Rumney River Bridge ? ?
62.74 Long Dyke Jn ? ?
63.77 Cardiff Central 10L35a ~ 10L45d 10.35 ~ 10.44
65.22 Leckwith Jn ? ?
73.05 Miskin Crossing ? ?
75.10 Llantrisant ? 10/56
82.75 Tremains ? ?
84.12 Bridgend 11/13 11/05
88.17 Stormy ? ?
92.31 Margam Moors ? ?
96.26 Port Talbot 11/28 11.18a ~ 11.21
99.70 Briton Ferry ? ?
100.25 Court Sart Jn 11/32 11/28
101.30 Dynevor Jn 11/34 11/31
102.50 Llandarcy ? ?
104.38 Felin Fran 11/41 11/36
111.51 Grovesend Colliery Jn 11/52 ?
112.68 Hendy Jn 11/55 11/53
113.38 Pontardulais ? 11/54
118.20 Pantyffynon 12.02a ~ 12.04d 12/00
119.33 Ammanford ? 12/03
121.16 Llandybie ? 12/06
125.31 Ffairfach ? 12/13
126.19 Llandeilo 12/22 12/16
131.71 Llangadog ? 12/25
134.10 Llanwrda ? 12/29
137.36 Llandovery 12.44a ~ 13.11d 12.37 ~ 13.11
142.11 Cynghordy ? 13/20
148.69 Llanwrtyd Wells 13/35 13/33
152.19 Llangammarch Wells ? 13/38
153.77 Garth ? 13/40
157.27 Cilmery ? 13/44
159.26 Builth Road ? 13/48
164.73 Llandrindod Wells 14.02a ~ 14.03d 13.58 ~ 13.59
165.30 Llandrindod West LC 14.05a ~ 14.20d 14.02 ~ 14.25
168.45 Penybont ? 14/30
171.40 Dolau ? 14/35
175.11 Llanbister Road ? 14/41
178.09 Llangunllo ? 14/45
182.01 Knucklas ? 14/50
184.43 Knighton ? 14/54
187.62 Bucknell ? 14/59
190.57 Hopton Heath ? ?
193.20 Broome ? 15/05
196.01 Craven Arms 15.08a ~ 15.35d 15.10 ~ 15.35
198.72 Omnibury ? ?
201.24 Bromfield ? ?
203.46 Ludlow ? 15/44
208.06 Woofferton 15/47 15/49
214.64 Leominster 15/55 15/54
222.69 Moreton on Lugg ? ?
225.30 Shelwick Jn 16/09 16/05
227.09 Hereford 16L13a ~ 16L25d 16.08 ~ 16.41
228.66 Shelwick Jn 16/29 16/45
240.74 Ledbury 16/47 16/58
245.05 Colwall ? 17/04
246.64 Malvern Wells 16/56 ?
247.71 Great Malvern ? 17/07
249.02 Malvern Link ? 17/08
255.12 Henwick 17/07 ?
255.65 Worcester Foregate Street ? 17/16
256.37 Worcester Shrub Hill 17.09a ~ 17.11d 17.20 ~ 17.23
259.51 Norton Jn 17/17 ?
260.33 Abbotswood Jn 17/18 17/31
265.00 Defford ? ?
270.74 Ashchurch 17/30 17/42
277.64 Cheltenham High Street ? ?
278.52 Cheltenham Spa 17.40a 17.51


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