14th April 1990

The Growler Group
The Gwent Growler

Locos Used 37073, 37141, 37254 & 37298
Stock Used 5004+4981+4948+4978+17047+17103+4845+5031+4924+4995

Route : 1Z17 throughout

Loco(s) Route
37254 + 37073 Wolverhampton - Darlaston Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Park Lane Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Landor Street Jn - Camp Hill - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester
37298 Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
37298 (1) Newport - Gaer Jn - Park Jn - Ebbw Vale
37141 (2) Ebbw Vale - Park Jn
37298 (1) Park Jn - Machen Quarry
37141 (2) Machen Quarry - Park Jn - Ebbw Jn - Cardiff Central - Llantrisant - Bridgend - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Jersey Marine Yard (No. 3)
37298 (1) Jersey Marine Yard (No. 3) - Onllwyn
37141 (2) Onllwyn - Jersey Marine Yard (No. 3)
37298 Jersey Marine Yard (No. 3) - Dynevor Jn - Court Sart Jn - Bridgend - Llantrisant - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester
37073 + 37254 Gloucester - (reverse of outward route) - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton

Notes :
(1)
37141 on rear.
(2)
37298 on rear.

Source : Richard Hughes (on train throughout), Kevin Gaylard, Glenn Ford & Geoff Cook

Photo Review


37141 at Onllwyn (above) & 37298 at Machen (photos: Simon Creswell)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Dean Tabor)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Wolverhampton 07.00d 07.00   22.10a 23.00 77.41
1.64 Portobello Jn 07/04 07/05   ? ? ?
5.64 Pleck Jn 07/09 07/13   ? ? ?
6.69 Walsall 07.11a ~ 07.12d 07.17 ~ 07.18   21.58a ~ 21.59d 22.38 ~ 22.42 70.70
7.11 Ryecroft Jn 07/14 07/21   ? ? ?
18.62 Park Lane Jn 07/35 07/40   21/35 22/09 58.39
19.40 Castle Bromwich Jn 07/37 07/42   ? ? ?
24.06 Landor Street Jn 07/44 07/47   21/24 21c40 ~ 22c00 53.35
24.44 St Andrews Jn 07/45 07/49   ? ? ?
24.70 Bordesley Jn 07/46 07/51   ? 21/36 52.51
29.37 Lifford East Jn ? 07/57   ? ? ?
30.05 Kings Norton 07.53a ~ 07.54 07.59 ~ 08.00   21.13a ~ 21.14d 21.22 ~ 21.24 47.36
36.03 Blackwell 08/04 08/07   ? 21/12 43.05
38.56 Bromsgrove 08/07 08/11   ? ? ?
40.69 Stoke Works Jn 08/09 08/13   20/54 21/06 38.19
- Droitwich Spa   20/47 20/55 34.04
- Worctester Shrub Hill   20/38 20/45 28.25
52.06 Abbotswood Jn 08/21 08/22   20/31 20/38 24.38
62.73 Ashchurch 08/32 08/30   ? 20/28 13.51
70.04 Cheltenham Spa 08.40a ~ 08.42d 08.37 ~ 08.43   20.09a ~ 20.11d 20.18 ~ 20.21 6.40
75.47 Barnwood Jn ? 08/49   ? ? ?
76.44
0.00
Gloucester 08.52a ~ 09.12d 08.52 ~ 09.12   19L35a ~ 20L00d 19.57 ~ 20.08 0.00
105.31

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
14.18 Awre Jn 09/26 09/25
19.33 Lydney 09/31 09/32
27.29 Chepstow 09/39 09/41
33.78 Caldicot ? 09/47
34.57 Severn Tunnel Junction 09/46 09/48
44.46
0.00
Newport 09L56a ~ 10L15d 09.57 ~ 10.16 [P1]
0.63 Gaer Jn 10/17 10/21
1.54 Park Jn 10/19 10/24
4.04 Rogerstone PS GF ? 10/31
? Risca ? 10/35
6.67 Lime Kiln Sidings 10/30 10/37
? Crumlin ? 10/52
14.73 Aberbeeg 10t53 ~ 10t54 11/00
17.16 Marine Colliery Jn ? 11/08
19.08
0.00
Waunllwyd 11p13a ~ 11p30d [BR Limit] 11.15 ~ 11.30
4.14 Aberbeeg 11t49 ~ 11t50 11/41
? Crumlin ? 11/48
12.20 Lime Kiln Sidings 12/15 12/02
? Risca (Masons Arms) ? 12.05 ~ 12.13
17.33
0.00
Park Jn 12t25 ~ 12t30 12.20 ~ 12.25
2.38 Rhiwderin ? 12/29
4.53 Machen Quarry East Jn ? 12/43
6.00
0.00
Machen 12p56 ~ 13p15d [End of Branch] 12.47 ~ 13.13
1.27 Machen Quarry East Jn ? 13/16
6.00 Park Jn 13t43 ~ 13t44 13/36
6.62 Ebbw Jn 13/48 13/39
10.35 Marshfield ? 13/45
17.05 Cardiff Central 14c05a ~ 14c07d 14.07 ~ 14.09 [P3]
18.30 Leckwith Loop North Jn ? 14/13
28.18 Llantrisant ? 14/23
37.20 Bridgend 14/38 14/32
45.39 Margam Moors Jn ? 14/39
49.34 Port Talbot Parkway 14c54 ~ 14c56 14.43 ~ 14.45
53.32 Court Sart Jn 15/01 14/52
54.41 Dynevor Jn 15/03 14/55
55.49
0.00
Jersey Marine Yard 15.08 ~ 15.13 15.01 ~ 15.07
3.02 Neath & Brecon Jn 15t22 ~ 15t23 15/17
6.76 Blaenant Colliery ? 15/32
13.35 Onllwyn 15p55a ~ 16p15d [BR Limit] 15.55 ~ 16.23
6.39 Blaenant Colliery ? 16/37
10.33 Neath & Brecon Jn 16t44 ~ 16t45 16/46
13.35
0.00
Jersey Marine Yard 16L55 ~ 17L05 16.56 ~ 17.09
1.09 Dynevor Jn 17/11 17/14
2.71 Court Sart Jn 17/13 17/16
6.18 Port Talbot Parkway 17c18 ~ 17c20 17.21 ~ 17.21
10.13 Margam Moors Jn ? 17/27
18.32 Bridgend 17/35 17/36
27.34 Llantrisant ? 17/44
37.22 Leckwith Loop North Jn 17/55 17/53
38.59 Cardiff Central 18.07a ~ 18.16d 18.07 ~ 18.16
45.29 Marshfield ? 18/28
50.39 Newport 18.26a ~ 18.27d 18.36 ~ 18.38
52.07 East Usk Jn ? 18/48
60.28 Severn Tunnel Junction 18/41 18/56
72.12 Bristol Parkway 18.57a ~ 18.59d 19.11 ~ 19.14
76.62 Westerleigh Jn 19/05 19/21
81.76 Wickwar Tunnel (S) ? 19/27
90.18 Berkeley Road Jn ? 19/35
98.20 Standish Jn 19/28 19/41
104.30 Gloucester Yard Jn ? 19/47

Timings continue in first table.

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