2nd December 1978

R.P.P.R.
The Welsh Wonder Relief

Locos Used 20022, 20112, 25052, 25225, 37188, 37224 & 37294
Stock Used 10x mark 1's

Route : 1Z08 throughout

Loco(s) Route
25225 + 25052 London Paddington - Reading - Swindon - Melksham - Bradford East Jn - Bradford West Jn - Freshford - Bath Spa - Lawrence Hill - Severn Tunnel Junction
20022 + 20112 Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee North Jn - Llantarnam Jn - Blaenavon
20022 + 20112 Blaenavon - Llantarnam Jn - Maindee North Jn - Uskmouth
20022 + 20112 Uskmouth - Newport - Cardiff Central - Penarth Curve Jn - Radyr - Walnut Tree Jn - Aber Jn - Bargoed
37294 Bargoed - Caerphilly - Cardiff Central
37224 + 37188 Cardiff Central - Newport - Chepstow - Gloucester - Stroud - Swindon - Reading - London Paddington

Sources : Andy Pullar, John Dyer & Peter Toogood

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Clive Barlow & Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 07.50d 08.01   21.01a ?
Southall 08/00 ?   20/50 ?
Slough 08.08a ~ 08.10d 08.45 ~ 08.47   20.37a ~ 20.40d ?
Maidenhead 08/18 08/54   20/30 ?
Twyford 08/24 09/01   20/26 ?
Reading 08.31a ~ 08.33d 09.08 ~ 09.15   20.18a ~ 20.20d ?
Didcot 08/54 09/24   20/05 ?
Challow 09/06 09/51   19/58 ?
Swindon 09.24a ~ 09.26d 10.05 ~ 10.17   19.37a ~ 19.46d ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Wootton Bassett Jn 09/33 10/28
Chippenham 09.41a ~ 09.42d 10.40 ~ 10.43
Thingley Jn 09/46 10/48
Melksham 09p53a ~ 10p03d 10.54 ~ 11.02
Bradford East Jn 10/10 ?
Bradford West Jn 10/11 11/16
Bathampton Jn 10/23 11/30
North Somerset Jn 10/38 11/53
Dr Days Jn 10/39 ?
Lawrence Hill 10c40a ~ 10c42d 11/55
Filton Jn 10/50 12/02
Patchway 10/52 ?
Pilning 10/55 12/06
Severn Tunnel West 11/00 12/12
Severn Tunnel Junction 11L02a ~ 11L12d 12.15 ~ 12.26
Maindee East Jn 11/24 12/40
Maindee North Jn 11/26 ?
Llantarnam Jn 11.36a ~ 11.37d 12/53
Panteg & C 11.47a ~ 11.48d 13/04
Blaenavon 12L40a ~ 13L10d 13.46 ~ ??.??
Panteg & C 13.56a ~ 13.57d ?
Llantarnam Jn 14.05a ~ 14.06d ?
Maindee North Jn 14/13 ?
Maindee East Jn 14/15 ?
East Usk Jn 14/18 ?
Uskmouth 14p35a ~ 14p50d ?
East Usk Jn 14/18 ?
Newport 15/09 ?
Cardiff Central 15.26a ~ 15.28d ?
Penarth Curve North Jn 15/33 ?
Radyr Jn 15/42 ?
Walnut Tree Jn 15/47 ?
Aber Jn 16/02 ?
Ystrad Mynach 16/10 ?
Bargoed 16L20a ~ 16L35d ?
Ystrad Mynach 16/45 ?
Aber Jn 16/53 ?
Caerphilly 16/56 ?
Cardiff Central 17L28a ~ 17L38d ?
Newport 17/58 ?
Severn Tunnel Junction 18/17 ?
Chepstow 18/24 ?
Lydney 18/33 ?
Awre 18/39 ?
Gloucester 18.52a ~ 18.55d ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 18/57 ?
Standish Jn 19/03 ?
Stroud 19/08 ?
Kemble 19/22 ?
Loco Yard 19/35 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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