6th May 1989

The Growler Group
The Glamorgan Growler

Locos Used 37355 & 37702
Stock Used 4928+?????

Route : 1Z17 throughout

Loco(s) Route
37355 Wolverhampton - Bescot - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Penarth Curve North - Radyr
37355 (1) Radyr - Pontypridd - Abercynon - Aberdare - Tower Colliery
37702 (2) Tower Colliery - Aberdare - Abercynon - Pontypridd - Radyr - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central
37355 (1) Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street - Ystrad Mynach - Cwmbargoed
37702 (2) Cwmbargoed - Ystrad Mynach - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central - Barry - Aberthaw -  Bridgend - Tondu - Maesteg Llynfi Jn
37355 (1) Maesteg Llynfi Jn - Tondu - Bridgend - Llantrisant - Cardiff Central
37355 Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Jn - Gloucester - Cheltenham Spa - Bromsgrove - Kings Norton - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Galton Jn Wolverhampton

Notes:
(1) 37702 on rear.
(2) 37355 on rear.

Sources : Janet Cottrell (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa) & John Cassey

Photo Review
(all photos: Simon Cresswell)


37355 at Hirwaun, just north of Tower Colliery.


37702 at Maesteg.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell, Kevin Driscoll & Dean Tabor)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Wolverhampton 07.14d 07.26   21.16a 21.16 151.64
1.64 Portobello Jn 07/21 07/30    
6.01 Bescot 07/28 07/35    
10.38 Perry Barr North Jn 07/31 07/40    
- Galton Jn   21/04 21/06 142.59
13.29 Soho South Jn 07/38 07/46   ? ? ?
15.35 Birmingham New Street 07.42a ~ 07.55d 07.52 ~ 07.58   20.57a ~ 20.59d 20.57 ~ 20.59 139.00
16.11 Proof House Jn 07/59 08/00   ? ? ?
17.06 St Andrews Jn 08/00 08/03   20/49 20/52 137.29
17.68 Camp Hill 08/05 08/07   20/47 20/49 136.47
22.47 Kings Norton Jn 08/10 08/10   20/42 20/46 131.68
27.55 Barnt Green 08/17 08/17   20/37 20/40 126.60
29.17 Blackwell 08/18 08/18   ? ? ?
31.48 Bromsgrove 08/20 08/19   20/32 20/34 123.17
33.31 Stoke Works Jn 08/22 08/21   20/30 20/32 121.04
44.48 Abbotswood Jn 08/30 08/29   20/21 20/245 109.67
55.35 Ashchurch 08/37 08/35   20/13 20/17 99.00
62.46 Cheltenham Spa 08.43a ~ 08.45d 08/41 ~ 08.45   20.03a ~ 20.05d 20.06 ~ 20.09 91.69
69.06 Gloucester 08.56a ~ 08.58d 08.55 ~ 08.58   19.53a ~ 19.55d 19.54 ~ 19.56 85.29
83.24 Awre 09/12 09/11   19/37 19/40 71.11
88.39 Lydney 09/17 09/17   19/32 19/35 56.76
103.63 Severn Tunnel Junction 09/33 09/36   19/17 19/20 50.52
113.52 Newport 09.42a ~ 09.44d 09.46 ~ 9.48   19.05a ~ 19.07d 19.08 ~ 19.10 40.36
125.32 Cardiff Central 10.00a ~ 10.03d 10.00 ~ 10.03   18L36a ~ 18L46d 18.40 ~ 18.53 29.03

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
126.15 Penarth Curve North 10/06 10/09
130.09 Radyr 10L17 ~ 10L30 10.17 ~ 10.37
132.01 Taffs Well 10/36 10/43
137.46 Pontypridd 10/47 10/52
141.05 Abercynon 10t54 ~ 10t55 11.00 ~ 11.06
145.79 Abercwmboi 11t10 ~ 11t14 11.18 ~ 11.19
148.46 Aberdare 11t21 ~ 11t23 11.26 ~ 11.30
163.27
0.00
Tower Colliery 11.53a ~ 12.10d 11.59 ~ 12.18
4.61 Aberdare 12t40 ~ 12t42 12.39 ~ 12.40
7.28 Abercwmboi 12x49 ~ 12x53 12.46 ~ 12.55
12.22 Abercynon 13t05 ~ 13t06 13.10 ~ 13.11
15.61 Pontypridd 13/16 13/18
21.36 Taffs Well 13/26 13/27
23.18 Radyr 13/30 13/30
27.42 Cardiff Queen Street 13/40 13/44
28.18
0.00
Cardiff Central 13.43a ~ 13.46d 13.45 ~ 13.47
0.56 Cardiff Queen Street 13/49 13/57
7.64 Caerphilly 14/01 14/07
12.76 Ystrad Mynach South 14t10a ~ 14t17d 14.10 ~ 14.17
15.60 Nelson & Llancaiach 14t24a ~ 14t26d 14/24
22.78
0.00
Cwmbargoed 14.46a ~ 15.00d 14.46 ~ 15.01
7.18 Nelson & Llancaiach 15t28a ~ 15t30d 15/26
10.02 Ystrad Mynach South 15t38a ~ 15t39d 15.33 ~ 15.35
15.14 Caerphilly 15/49 15/51
22.22 Cardiff Queen Street 16/03 16/07
22.78 Cardiff Central 16c06a ~ 16c08d 16.10 ~ 16.13
25.43 Cogan Jn 16/13 16/19
31.21 Barry 16/24 16/28
36.33 Aberthaw 16/31 16/35
50.38 Bridgend 16c51a ~ 16c52d 16.53 ~ 16.54
53.40 Tondu 16t59a ~ 17t00d 17.04 ~ 17.05
59.29
0.00
Maesteg Llynfi Jn 17.20a ~ 17.40d 17.24 ~ 17.47
5.69 Tondu 18t00a ~ 18t01d 18.09 ~ 18.10
8.71 Bridgend 18c13a ~ 18c14d 18.18 ~ 18.19
17.73 Llantrisant 18/24 18/27

Timings continue in first table.

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