20th August 1983

DAA Tours
The South Wales Venturer

Locos Used 37198, 50040, 56036, 56045 & 56052
Stock Used 4031+3843+3745+34638+13390+4055+3918(2)+3845+5263(3)

Route : 1Z64 throughout

Locos Route
50040 London Bridge - East Croydon - Redhill - Guildford - Wokingham - Reading - Newbury - Westbury (1)
56036 Westbury - Trowbridge - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central
37198 Cardiff Central - Penarth Curve North Jn - Radyr Jn - Pontypridd - Abercynon - Merthyr
37198 Merthyr - Abercynon - Pontypridd - Radyr Jn - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff General
56045 Cardiff General - Barry - Bridgend - Tondu
56045 Tondu - Cefn Jn - Margam (Abbey Works East)
56052 Margam (Abbey Works East) - Port Talbot - Neath - Llanelli
56052 Llanelli - Llandelo Jn - Morlais Jn - Felan Fran - Court Sart Jn - Port Talbot - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central
50040 Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Earley - Ascot - Hounslow - Barnes - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) 47901 was rostered from Westbury but was unserviceable on the day.
(1) Coach 3918 was detached at Westbury after suffering a small fire, believed to be in the lighting circuits in the ceiling.
(2) Coach 5263 attached on arrival at Cardiff Central to replace 3918.

Sources : Alan Costello & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Griffin & LASERman)

Location

Booked

Actual

London Bridge

07.25d FL

07.25 [FL]

Bricklayers Arms Jn

07/29

?

Windmill Bridge Jn

07/38

07/40

East Croydon

07.39a ~ 07.41d

07.41 ~ 07.42 [RVL]

Coulsdon North

07/47

07/50

Redhill

07.53a ~ 07.55d

07.57 ~ 07.59

Reigate

07/59

08/03

Betchworth

08/02

08/06

Gomshall

08/11

08.14 ~ 08.15

Shalford Jn

08/18

08/23

Guildford

08.22a ~ 08.23d

08.27 ~ 08.28

Ash

08/33

08/36

North Camp

08/35

08/38

Blackwater

08/40

08/41

Wokingham

08/46

08/47

Earley

08/51

08/50

Reading New Jn

08*55a ~ 08*58d

08.54 ~ 09.01

Reading ML East

[DRL]

?

Reading

09.02a ~ 09.12d

09.03 ~ 09.21

Southcote Jn

09/16

09/25

Newbury

09/29

09/36

Bedwyn

09/40

09/47

Woodborough

09/49

09/57

Lavington

09/55

?

Heywood Road Jn

10/01

10/10

Westbury

10L01a ~ 10L13d

10.14 ~ 10.41

Trowbridge

10p20a ~ 10p30d

10/46

Bradford Jn

10/33

10/48

Bathampton

10/43

10/58

Bath Spa

10/47

11/01

North Somerset Jn

10/59 RL

11/11

Lawrence Hill

11c02a ~ 11c04d

11/14

Filton Jn

11/12

11/20

Patchway

11/14

11/22

Pilning

11/18

11/26

Severn Tunnel West

11/25

?

Severn Tunnel Junction

11/26

11/33

Newport

11/36

11/42

Cardiff Central

11L50a ~ 12L00d

12.12 ~ 12.31

Penarth Curve North

12/04

?

Radyr Jn

12/14

12/45

Pontypridd

12/25

13/02

Abercynon

12t33a ~ 12t34d

?

Quakers Yard

12p40a ~ 12p50d

?

Black Lion SB

12t55a ~ 12t56d

?

Merthyr

13.08a ~ 13.25d

13.27 ~ 13.45

Black Lion SB

13t36a ~ 13t37d

13/54

Abercynon

13t46a ~ 13t47d

 

Pontypridd

13/55

14/06

Radyr Jn

14/07

14/25

Cardiff Queen Street

14/14

14/35

Cardiff Central

14.17a ~ 15.05d

14.38 ~ 15.11

Cogan Jn

15/12

15/18

Barry

15/22

15/29

Bridgend

15c49a ~ 15c50d

16.11 ~ 16.12

Tondu

15.57a ~ 16.10d

16.19 ~ 16.31

Cefn Jn

16.20a ~ 16.21d

16.39 ~ 16.40

Margam Abbey Works East

16L36a ~ 16L50d

16.53 ~ 17.04

Port Talbot

16/58

17/14

Neath

17/08

17/25

Landore Jn

17/20

17/35

Swansea Loop West

17/22

17/36

Llanelli

17.45a ~ 18.05d

17.54 ~ 18.18

Llandeilo Jn

18/08

18/21

Morlais Jn

18/14

18/27

Felin Fran

18/28

18/41

Court Sart Jn

18/38

18/49

Port Talbot

18/42

18/53

Bridgend

18/55

19/05

Cardiff Central

19L18a ~ 19L30d

19.26 ~ 19.40

Newport

19/45

19/56

Severn Tunnel Junction

19/55

20/08

Severn Tunnel West

19/56

20.10 ~ 20.11

Pilning

20/04

20/24

Bristol Parkway

20.10a ~ 20.11d

20.30 ~ 20.31

Westerleigh Jn

20/17

20/36

Hullavington

20/27

20/47

Wootton Bassett Jn

20/35

20/54

Swindon

20/42

20/59

Challow

20/51

?

Didcot

20/58

21/28

Reading

21.12a ~ 21.13d

21.42 ~ 21.44

Earley

21/19

21/50

Wokingham

21/24

21/55

Ascot

21/34

22/05

Virginia Water

21/44

22/11

Staines

21/57

22/18

Feltham Jn

22/07

22/25

Hounslow

22/09 [SL]

22/27

Barnes

22/25

22/37

Clapham Junction

22/30

22.42 ~ 22.43

Waterloo

22.37a

??.??


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