12th August 1979

R.P.P.R.
The Welsh Warrior

Locos Used 37176, 37177 & 50046 'Ajax'

Route : 1Z33 throughout

Loco(s) Route
50046 London Paddington - Slough - Readig - Didcot - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Gaer Jn - Park Jn - Penar Jn - Oakdale MP7
50046 Oakdale MP7 - Penar Jn - Park Jn - Gaer Jn - Newport
50046 Newport - Park Jn - Trethomas
50046 Trethomas - Park Jn - Ebbw Jn - Cardiff Central
37176 + 37177 Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street - Aber Jn - Hengoed - Bargoed - Rhymney
37176 + 37177 Rhymney - Bargoed - Aber Jn - (1) Cardiff Queen Street - (1) Cardiff Central
50046 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Booked route was via Radyr but Andy Pullar recorded the train being routed via Cardiff Queen Street in both directions but would like confirmation of this.


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.

Sources : Clive Barlow & Andy Pullar

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Clive Barlow)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Paddington 08.23d 20.51
Southall 08/35 20/36
Slough 08.45a ~ 08.46d 20.23a ~ 20.24d
Maidenhead 08/53 20/17
Twyford 08/58 20/12
Reading 09.07a ~ 09.09d 20.03a ~ 20.05d
Didcot 09/26 19/46
Challow 09/35 19/38
Swindon 09.52a ~ 09.59d 19.18a ~ 19.25d
Wootton Bassett Jn 10/06 19/08
Hullavington 10/14 18/57
Westerleigh Jn 10/24 18/46
Bristol Parkway 10/27 18/42
Patchway 10/29 18/40
Pilning 10/32 18/36
Severn Tunnel West 10/37 18/31
Severn Tunnel Junction 10/38 18/30
Newport 10.50a ~ 10.52d 18/18

Location Booked
Gaer Jn 10/54
Park Jn 10/57
Rogerstone Middle 11/01
Lime Kiln Jn 11.08a ~ 11.09d
Penar Jn 11.37a ~ 11.38d
Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd 11/52
Oakdale MP7 11p55a ~ 12p15d
Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd 12/18
Penar Jn 12.32a ~ 12.33d
Lime Kiln Jn 13.01a ~ 13.02d
Rogerstone Middle 13/08
Park Jn 13/12
Gaer Jn 13/14
Newport 13.17a ~ 13.32d
Gaer Jn 13/34
Park Jn 13.37a ~ 13.38d
Trethomas 14p08a ~ 14p28d
Park Jn 14.58a ~ 14.59d
Ebbw Jn 15/02
Cardiff Central 15L18a ~ 15L28d
Cardiff Queen Street 15/31
Heath HL 15/35
Aber Jn 15/42
Hengoed 15p52a ~ 16p02d
Bargoed 16.12a ~ 16.13d
Rhymney 16p27a ~ 16p52d
Bargoed 17.04a ~ 17.05d
Aber Jn 17/22
Radyr 17/29
Cardiff Central 17.38a ~ 17.57d

Timings continue in first table.

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