25th November 1978

R.C.T.S. (West Midlands Branch)
Reunion Railtour

DMU Used 50335+59123+50319

Route : 1Z17 throughout

DMU Route
as listed

Birmingham New Street Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green Droitwich Spa - Worcester Foregate Street - Ledbury - Hereford Abergavenny Little Mill Jn

as listed

Little Mill Jn - Glascoed

as listed

Glascoed Little Mill Jn - Pontypool - Coed-y-Gric Jn

as listed

Coed-y-Gric Jn Hafodyrynys

as listed

Hafodyrynys Coed-y-Gric Jn Llantarnam Jn Maindee North Jn - Maindee East Jn (via BSC Llanwern works line) Severn Tunnel Junction - Caldicot Crossing GF - Sudbrook

as listed

Sudbrook Caldicot Crossing GF -

as listed

Caldicot Crossing GF - Chepstow - Wye Valley Jn - Tidenham (1)

as listed

Tidenham - Wye Valley Jn - Chepstow

as listed Chepstow - Wye Valley Jn - Tidenham - Tintern Quarry
as listed

Tintern Quarry Wye Valley Jn

as listed

Wye Valley Jn Lydney - Gloucester Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill Droitwich Spa - Barnt Green - Selly Oak Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) Alan Osborn comments: On reaching Tidenham train crew realised they had no clips for the points and train returned to Chepstow - (wrong line from Wye Valley Jn) to pick some up, then ran up the branch a 2nd time.

Sources : Greg Beecroft, Alan Osborn & Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft, Alan Osborn & Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Birmingham New Street 09.25d 09.26
Barnt Green 09/46 09/44
Blackwell 09/48 ?
Bromsgrove 09/51 09/48
Stoke Works Jn 09/55 09.51 ~ 09.56
Droitwich Spa 10/01 10.09 ~ 10.12
Tunnel Jn 10c08 ~ 10c10 10.20 ~ 10.22
Worcester Foregate Street 10.13a ~ 10.14d 10.23 ~ 10.26
Henwick 10/15 10/28
Malvern Wells 10/26 10/37
Ledbury 10/35 10/46
Shelwick Jn 10/50 10/58
Hereford 10.54 ~ 10.56 11.02 ~ 11.03
Tram Inn 11/05 11/15
Pontrilas 11/11 11/20
Abergavenny 11/24 11/30
Little Mill Jn 11.35 ~ 11.40 11.40 ~ 11.45
Glascoed 11.50 ~ 12.00 11.49 ~ 12.02
Little Mill Jn 12/10 12/11
Pontypool Road Station South Jn 12/15 12/16
Coed-y-Gric Jn 12.21 ~ 12.25 12.20 ~ 12.25
Hafodyrynys 12.37 ~ 13.00 12.37 ~ 13.06
Coed-y-Gric Jn 13x12 ~ 13x13 13.18 ~ 13.29
Llantarnam Jn 13.21 ~ 13.22 13.39 ~ 13.41
Maindee North Jn 13/29 13/48
Maindee East Jn 13/32 13/51
Steelworks West Jn 13/37 13/56
Steelworks East Jn 13/57 14/09
Severn Tunnel Junction 14c07 ~ 14c09 14.18 ~ 14.20
Caldicot Crossing GF 14.16 ~ 14.28 14.24 ~ 14.34
Sudbrook (Post Office Crossing) 14.45 ~ 14.57 14.49 ~ 15.01
Caldicot Crossing GF 15.15 ~ 15.20 15.14 ~ 15.21
Chepstow 15/27 15/28
Wye Valley Jn GF 15.29 ~ 15.33 15.31 ~ 15.33
Tidenham ? (1) 15.36 ~ 15.41
Wye Valley Jn GF (1) 15.42 ~ 15.54
Chepstow (1) 15.56 ~ 16.03
Wye Valley Jn GF (1) 16.05 ~ 16.07
Tintern Quarry 15.50 ~ 16.02 16.17 ~ 16.22
Wye Valley Jn GF 16.19 ~ 16.27 16.39 ~ 16.41
Lydney 16/35 16/49
Awre 16/42 ?
Gloucester 16c58 ~ 17c00 17.08 ~ 17.09
Barnwood Jn 17/02 17/11
Cheltenham Spa 17/09 17/19
Ashchurch 1716 17/25
Abbotswood Jn 17/26 17/35
Norton Jn 17/28 17/37
Worcester Shrub Hill 17.33a ~ 17.35d 17.41 ~ 17.43
Tunnel Jn 17/36 17.45 ~ 17.46
Droitwich Spa 17/42 17/54
Stoke Works Jn 17/48 18/00
Bromsgrove 17/52 18/03
Blackwell 17/58 18/08
Barnt Green 18/00 ?
Birmingham New Street 18.17a 18.33


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