25th July 1998

Cheshire Rail Tours
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Loco Used 47768 'Resonant'
Stock Used 3107+3148+1667+4998+5005+4915+4939+4956+17015+4959+4938+4949

Route :

Loco Route
47768 ??? - Loughborough - Trent South Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Wichnor Jn - Kingsbury Jn - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Telford - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Llandrindod Wells - Hendy Jn - Morlais Jn East - Felin Fran - Briton Ferry UFL Jn - Bridgend - Pontyclun - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Gloucester - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - (via Spetchley) - Stoke Works Jn - Kings Norton - Sell Oak - Galton Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Loughborough - ???

Notes :
(1) Howard Parker comments: Route and origin prior to Loughborough not known. Train must have come from the Melton Mowbray line as it didnít pick up or set down at Leicester. The operational stops along the Central Wales line were all for token exchange and/or passing service trains.


47768 on arrival into Cardiff (photo: Howard Parker)

Source : Howard Parker (joined/left the train at Loughborough)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Howard Parker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
??? ??.??d ?   ??.??a ?
Loughborough ??.??a ~ 08.32d ??.?? ~ 08.32   21.24a ~ ?/.??d 21.22 ~ ??.??
Sheet Stores Jn ? 08/43   ? 21/11
Stenson Jn ? 09/08   ? ?
Burton-on-Trent ? 09.15 ~ 09.17   ? 20.42 ~ 20.44
Tamworth ? 09.30 ~ 09.32   ? 20.28 ~ 20.29
Water Orton ? 09/43   ? 20.16 ~ 20.17
Birmingham New Street ? 09.57 ~ 10.06   ? 20.00 ~ 20.05

 

Location Booked Actual
Wolverhampton ? 10.27 ~ 10.28
Wellington ? 10/49
English Bridge Jn ? 11.02 ~ 11.07
Craven Arms ? 11/34
Knighton ? 11.59 ~ 12.08
Llandrindod ? 12.48 ~ 12.50
Llanwrtyd Wells ? 13.24 ~ 13.25
Llandovery ? 13.51 ~ 13.53
Llandeilo ? 14.18 ~ 14.34
Pantyffynnon ? 14/55
Hendy Jn ? 15/08
Briton Ferry UFL Jn ? 15/30
Bridgend ? 15/44
Cardiff Central 15.58a ~ 17.58d 16.11 ~ 18.09
Newport ? 18/23
Chepstow ? 18/41
Gloucester ? 19/06
Cheltenham Spa ? 19/14
Abbotswood Jn ? 19/28
Bromsgrove ? 19/38
Kings Norton ? ?
Selly Oak ? ?

Timings continue in first table.

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