26th March 1988

Branch Line Society
The Usk and Severn Rambler

DMU Used 51369+59521+51411

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Days Jn - Stapleton Road - Avonmouth - Severn Beach
as listed Severn Beach - Avonmouth - Stapleton Road - Dr Days Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
as listed Bristol Temple Meads - West Somerset Jn - St Philips Marsh - Bristol West Jn
as listed Bristol West Jn - Bristol Temple Meads [Up Through Line] - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
as listed Newport - Uskmouth
as listed Uskmouth - East Usk Jn
as listed East Usk Jn - Severn Tunnel Jn - Chepstow - Tidenham
as listed Tidenham - Caldicot LC GF
as listed Caldicot LC GF - Sudbrook
as listed Sudbrook - Severn Tunnel Jn
as listed Severn Tunnel Jn - Bristol Parkway [Goods Lines] - Yate South GF
as listed Yate South GF - Westerleigh RTS
as listed Westerleigh RTS - Yate South GF - Tytherington
as listed Tytherington - Yate South GF - Bristol Parkway [Goods Lines] - Lawrence Hill GF - Barrow Road RTS
as listed Barrow Road RTS - Lawrence Hill GF
as listed Lawrence Hill GF - Dr Days Jn - Bristol Temple Meads

Sources : Paul Griffin & LASERman (both on the train throughout)

Photo Review


The train at Sudbrook (photo: LASERman)


The scene at Westerleigh (with the M4 bridge behind) (photo: LASERman)


Barrow Road, Bristol, from near the end of the line (photo: LASERman)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Harrup & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 09.26d 09.26 [P5]
Bristol East Jn 09/27 ?
Dr Days Jn 09/28 09/29
Stapleton Road 09/30 ?
Clifton Down 09/35 09/37
Avonmouth 09x44 ~ 09x49 09/47
Severn Beach 09.58 ~ 10.03 09.58 ~ 10.04
Avonmouth 10x12 10/15
Clifton Down 10/20 10/24
Stapleton Road 10/25 ?
Dr Days Jn 10/28 ?
Bristol East Jn 10/29 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 10.30 ~ 10.37 10.32 ~ 10.37 [P9]
Bristol East Jn 10/38 ?
North Somerset Jn 10/40 10/40
St Philips Marsh 10/43 ?
Bristol West Jn 10/46 ?
Bristol West Depot 10.52 ~ 10.57 10.44 ~ 10.47
Bristol Temple Meads 11/03 [UTL] 10/49
Bristol East Jn 11/04 10/50
Dr Days Jn 11/05 10/51
Stapleton Road 11/06 10/52
Filton Jn 11/10 10/58
Patchway 11/15 11/00
Pilning 11/20 ?
Severn Tunnel Junction 11/26 [RL] 11/14
Newport 11c41 ~ 11c45 11.31 ~ 11.41 [P1]
East Usk Jn 11/48 ?
Uskmouth 12.03 ~ 12.08 11.55 ~ 12.08
East Usk Jn 12.23 ~ 12.27 [RL] 12.22 ~ 12.25
Severn Tunnel Junction 12/42 12/43
Wye Valley Jn GF 12*52 ~ 12*55 12.56 ~ 12.57
Tidenham 13.05 ~ 13.10 13.01 ~ 13.16
Wye Valley Jn GF 13*20 ~ 13*23 13.21 ~ 13.23
Caldicot LC GF 13.31 ~ 13.34 13.33 ~ 13.36
Sudbrook 13.54 ~ 14.04 13.40 ~ 14.02
Caldicot LC GF 14/24 14.06 ~ 14.17
Severn Tunnel Junction 14.27 ~ 14.31 14.23 ~ 14.37
Severn Tunnel West 14/34 ?
Pilning 14/39 14/50
Stoke Gifford West Jn [GL] [GL]
Bristol Parkway 14/46 14.59 ~ 14.59
Westerleigh Jn 14/53 15/07
Yate South GF 14*56 ~ 14*59 15.10 ~ 15.14
Westerleigh 15.10 ~ 15.15 15.26 ~ 15.34
Yate South GF 15*26 ~ 15*29 15.42 ~ 15.47
Yate Middle GF 15*33 ~ 15*36 15.48 ~ 15.52
Tytherington 16.05 ~ 16.10 16.14 ~ 16.18
Yate Middle GF 16*39 ~ 16*42 16.37 ~ 16.42
Yate South 16/45 ?
Westerleigh Jn 16*47 ~ 16*51 16.51 ~ 16.53
Stoke Gifford East [GL] [GL]
Bristol Parkway 17/00 17/01
Filton Jn 17/03 ?
Stapleton Road 17/11 17/12
Lawrence Hill GF 17*13 ~ 17*16 17.13 ~ 17.14
Barrow Road RTS 17.21 ~ 17.26 17.17 ~ 17.32
Lawrence Hill GF 17.31 ~ 17.34 17.40 ~ 17.42
Dr Days Jn 17/36 ?
Bristol East Jn 17/37 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 17.38a 17.47 [P5]


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