1st March 1986

F + W Railtours
The Western Jointliner

Locos Used 45123 & 47424

Route : 1Z30 throughout

Loco Route
45123 Cardiff Central Newport Severn Tunnel Junction Patchway Stapleton Road Bristol Temple Meads
45123 Bristol Temple Meads Stapleton Road Bristol Parkway Westerleigh Jn Yate Standish Jn Barnwood Jn Cheltenham Spa Abbotswood Jn Filton Jn Worcester Shrub Hill Droitwich Spa Stoke Works Jn Bromsgrove Kings Norton Bordesley Jn St Andrews Jn Landor Street Jn Water Orton Abbey Jn Midland Jn Wigston North Jn Leicester Loughborough Trent Beeston Nottingham
47424 Nottingham Bingham Grantham
47424 Grantham Newark Northgate Retford Worksop Brancliffe East Jn Firbeck West Jn St. Catherines Jn Kirk Sandall Jn Stainforth & Hatfield
47424 Stainforth & Hatfield Applehurst Jn Skellow Jn Doncaster St Catherines Jn Firbeck West Jn Brancliffe East Jn Worksop
47424 Worksop Woodhouse Darnall Attercliffe Jn Tinsley Yard Beighton Jn Chesterfield Derby
45123 Derby Burton-on-Trent Wichnor Jn Tamworth Water Orton (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads
45123 Bristol Temple Meads (reverse of outward route) - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) Stephen Atkinson comments: The tour started from Cardiff and not Plymouth due to West of England multiple aspect signalling work.  A special coach connection was offered from Plymouth. The booking form advertised stop at Birmingham New Street was omitted due to the Proof House Bridge replacement works preventing the tour being routed that way. The booking form indicated routing the tour via Stourbridge Junction, after leaving Worcester, to get to Birmingham which was changed to the route via Bromsgrove due to the Proof House Bridge replacement works. Traction was unspecified in the booking form as it was deemed that the South Yorkshire Joint Line route was far more important due to enthusiast specials rarely being granted permission to traverse it.

Sources : Ian Monkton (joined/left train at Bristol Temple Meads) &
Stephen Atkinson (joined/left the train at Worcester Shrub Hill)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Stephen Atkinson)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Cardiff Central 05.45d ?   20.55a ? 170.68
11.60 Newport 05.58a ~ 06.00d ?   20.34a ~ 20.36d ? 159.08
21.49 Severn Tunnel Junction 06/10 ?   20/24 ? 149.19
28.45 Pilning 06/16 ?   20/18 ? 142.23
32.27 Patchway Jn 06/20 ?   20/10 ? 138.41
33.38 Filton Jn 06/21 ?   20/09 ? 137.30
38.08 Bristol Temple Meads 06.31a ~ 06.42d ?   19.51a ~ 20.01d ? 132.60
42.58 Filton Jn 06/50 ?   19/45 ? 128.10
43.77 Bristol Parkway 06.52a ~ 06.54d ?   19.41a ~ 19.43d ? 126.71
48.47 Westerleigh Jn 07/00 ?   19/35 ? 122.21
56.60 Charfield 07/07 ?   19/27 ? 114.08
70.05 Standish Jn 07/16 ?   19/17 ? 100.63
76.15 Gloucester Yard Jn 07/24 ?   19/12 ? 94.53
82.45 Cheltenham Spa 07.30a ~ 07.32d ?   19.02a ~ 19.04d ? 88.23
89.56 Ashchurch 07/40 ?   18/54 ? 81.12
100.43 Abbotswood Jn 07/48 ?   18/45 ? 70.25
104.37 Worcester Shrub Hill 07.54a ~ 07.56d ?   18.37a ~ 18.39d ? 66.31
110.16 Droitwich Spa 08.04a ~ 08.05d ??.?? ~ 09.03   18.26a ~ 18.27d ? 60.52
114.31 Stoke Works Jn 08/11 09/09   18/20 ? 56.37
116.44 Bromsgrove 08.15a ~ 08.16d ??.?? ~ 09.13   18.14a ~ 18.16d ? 54.24
120.07 Barnt Green 08/23 09/23   18/09 ? 50.61
124.77 Kings Norton 08.33a ~ 08.35d 09.30 ~ 09.32   17.58a ~ 18.00d ? 45.71
129.74 Camp Hill 08/41 ?   17/52 ? 40.74
130.56 St Andrews Jn 08/42 ?   ? ? 39.54
131.14 Landor Street Jn 08.44 ~ 08.46 ?   17c45 ~ 17c47 ? 33.37

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
137.31 Water Orton East Jn 08/53 ?
140.05 Whitacre Jn 08/57 ?
149.64 Abbey Jn 09/10 ?
151.36 Midland Jn 09/13 ?
166.09 Wigston North Jn 09/34 ?
169.20 Leicester 09/39 ?
174.11 Syston South Jn 09/45 ?
181.59 Loughborough 09/51 ?
189.29 Trent South Jn 09/57 ?
196.60
0.00
Nottingham 10L11 ~ 10L21 ?
2.51 Netherfield Jn 10/27 ?
8.56 Bingham 10p37a ~ 10p52d ??.?? ~ 12.09
14.17 Bottesford West Jn 10/58 ?
19.25 Allington Jn 11/04 ?
22.57 Grantham 11.09 ~ 11.19 ?
26.75 Barkston South Jn 11/24 ?
37.27 Newark Northgate 11/31 ?
55.68 Retford 11c45 ~ 11c46 ?
63.45 Worksop 11/57 ?
66.44 Brancliffe East Jn 12/07 ?
77.64 Firbeck West Jn 12/34 ?
81.61 St Catherines Jn 12/43 ?
87.16 Kirk Sandall Jn 12/58 ?
90.29
0.00
Stainforth & Hatfield 13p12a ~ 13p32d ??.?? ~ 15.00
3.63 Applehurst Jn 13/41 ?
6.30 Skellow Jn 13/47 ?
6.76 Carcroft Jn 13/49 ?
11.13 Doncaster 13c56 ~ 13c58 ?
16.29 St Catherines Jn 14/10 ?
20.26 Firbeck West Jn 14/19 ?
31.46 Brancliffe East Jn 14/16 16/32
34.45 Worksop 14p55a ~ 15p15d ?
44.47 Woodhouse Jn 15/30 ?
48.15 Darnall West Jn 15/37 ?
48.64 Attercliffe Jn 15/40 ?
50.42 Shepcote Lane Jn 15/46 ?
52.70 Treeton South Jn 15/56 ?
56.08 Beighton Jn 16/06 ?
65.35 Chesterfield 16c18 ~ 16c19 ?
69.45 Clay Cross South Jn 16/25 ?
79.53 Ambergate Jn 16/33 ?
89.46
0.00
Derby 16L44 ~ 16L59 ?
4.64 Stenson Jn 17/06 ?
11.01 Burton-on-Trent 17/11 ?
16.44 Wichnor Jn 17/16 ?
23.72 Tamworth 17/22 ?
29.53 Kingsbury South Jn 17/27 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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