10th March 2018

UK Railtours
The Valley of the Witch

Locos Used 66150 & 66230
Stock Used 4998+4949+4927+1832+3147+3119+3097+3121+80042+3149+3098+35469

Route :
1Z19 : London Paddington to Onllwyn Washery
1Z20 : Onllwyn Washery to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
66150 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway (3) - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Tondu (Garw Loop) (Loco & 3 coaches onto Single line via Right Hand Loop)
66230 (2) Tondu (Garw Loop) - Newlands Jn - Margam Abbey Works East - Port Talbot Parkway - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Jersey Marine South Jn - Swansea Burrows (NR Limit 46m30ch)
66150 (1) Swansea Burrows Sidings - Jersey Marine South Jn - Neath & Brecon Jn - Onllwyn (NR limit)
66230 (2) Onllwyn - Neath & Brecon Jn
66150 (1) Neath & Brecon Jn - Cwmgwrach (NR Limit) [Site of Aberpergwm Colliery Jn at 33m14ch]
66230 (2) Cwmgwrach - Neath & Brecon Jn - Jersey Marine Jn South
66150 (1) Jersey Marine Jn South - Jersey Marine Jn North - Felin Fran - Morlais Jn - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli
66230 (2) Llanelli - Llandeilo Jn - Trostre Works Jn - Genwen Jn - Morlais Jn - Felin Fran - Jersey Marine Jn North - Dynevor Jn - Briton Ferry U.F.L. Jn - Port Talbot Parkway - Bridgend - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 66230 on rear.
(2)
66150 on rear.
(3) This was reported to be the first railtour to use the new platform 1 at Bristol Parkway.

Sources : Alan Sheppard, David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett (all on the tour).

Photo Review


66150 on 1Z19 at Bristol Parkway (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66230 on the rear of 1Z19 at Cardiff Central (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
London Paddington 07.06d [P12] [L4] 07.06d [P12]   22.37a [P12] 22.35a [P12]
451.35
?
Royal Oak Jn 07/08 [L4] ?   22/36 ?
?
?
Portobello Jn 07/10 [L4] 07/09   22/33 [L5] 22/31
?
1.73
Ladbroke Grove 07/11 [DR] 07/10   22/32 [L6] 22/30
449.42
9.01
Southall 07/22 [DR] 07/24 [DR]   22/21 [UR] 22/21
442.34
11.20
Heathrow Airport Jn 07/27 [DR] 07/29 [DR]   22/16 [UR] 22/17
440.15
18.31
Slough 07.34a ~ 07.37d [P4] 07.38a ~ 07.41d   22.02a ~ 22.05d [P5] [UL] 22.04a ~ 22.06d
433.04
24.14
Maidenhead 07/44 [P3] [DR] 07/48   21/54 [P4] [UR] 21/56
427.21
30.76
Twyford 07/50 [P3] [DR] 07/54   21/47 [P4] [UR] 21/48
420.39

?

Kennet Bridge Jn 07/55 [DR] ?   21/42 [UR] ?

?

35.73
Reading 07.57a ~ 08.02d [P14] 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P14]   21.35a ~ 21.39d [P10] [UML] 21.37a ~ 21.42 [P15] [UR]
415.42
-
Reading High Level Jn - -   21/33 [ML] DIV
?
?
Reading West Jn 08/04 [DR] 08/06 [DR]   - 21/31 [UR-UPL]
?
?
Tilehurst East Jn 08/05 [DR] 08/08 [DR]   21/31 21/30 [UM-UR]
?
?
Goring & Streatley 08/12 [P3] [DR] 08/13 [P3] [DR]   21/24 [P2] [UM] 21/23 [P2] [UM]
?
53.05
Didcot Parkway 08/22 [P3] 08/22 [P3]   21/16 [P2] [UM] 21/17 [P2] [UM]
398.30
?
Foxhall Jn 08*24 ~ 08*29 [ML] 08.23 ~ 08.25 [RL]   21/15 [ML] 21/16 [UM]
?
?
Milton ? 08/30 [RL-DM]   ? ?
?
60.17
Wantage Road 08/36 08/35 [DM]   21/09 21/11
391.18
63.61
Challow 08/39 08/38 [DM]   21/06 21/08
387.40
?
Uffington (Oxfordshire) 08/41 08/40   21/04 21/06
?
77.18
Swindon 08/50 [P4] 08/49 [P4]   20/54 [P1] 20/57 [UM-P1-UM]
374.17
83.02
Wootton Bassett Jn 08/57 08/55   20/48 20/48
368.33
94.05
Hullavington 09/06 09/05   20/38 20/39
357.30
107.07
Westerleigh Jn 09/22 09.18 ~ 09.18   20/28 20/28
344.28
111.57
Bristol Parkway 09.30a ~ 09.39d [P1] 09.27a ~ 09.39d [P1]   20.20a ~ 20.23d [P4] 20.18a ~ 20.21d [P3]
339.58
112.79
Patchway 09/43 [P2] 09/43   20/13 [P1] 20/13 [P1]
338.56
116.45
Pilning 09.50 ~ 09.51 [DGL] 09/48 [DGL]   20/07 [P1] 20/09
?
118.09
Severn Tunnel East 09/53 09/51   20/05 20/08
333.26
122.31
Severn Tunnel West 09/58 09/55   20/00 20/03
329.04
123.41
Severn Tunnel Junction 10/00 [P3] [DR] 09/57 [P3] [DR]   19/58 [P4] 20/00 [P4]
327.74

?

Llanwern West Jn 10/11 [DR] 10/08 [DR]   19/40 [UR] 19/43 [UR]

?

?

Maindee West Jn 10/16 [DR] 10/11 [DR]   19/36 [UR] 19/39 [UR]

?

133.30
Newport (South Wales) 10/18 [DR] 10/12 [DR]   19/34 [UR] 19/38 [UR]
318.05
134.67
Ebbw Jn 10/21 [DR] 10/15 [DR]   19/31 [UR] 19/36 [UR]
316.48
138.40
Marshfield 10/28 [DR] 10/20 [DR]   19/26 [UR] 19/31 [UR]
312.75
?
Long Dyke Jn 10/40 [E] 10/26 [E]   19/21 [UR] 19/24 [B-UR]
?
?
Cardiff East Jn 10/41 [Sig. 2231] 10.29 ~ 10.32   ? ?
?
145.10
Cardiff Central 10.42a ~ 10.44d [P3] [D] 10.34a ~ 10.45d [P4] [D]   19.13a ~ 19.19d [P1] [B] 19.17a ~ 19.21d [P1] [B]
306.25
?
Cardiff West Jn ? ?   19/08 [Sig.2236] 19.04 ~ 19.14
?
?
Leckwith North Jn 10/47 10/49   18/57 [A] 19/00 [B]
?
156.20
Pontyclun 10/56 10/57   18/47 18/50
295.15
165.25
Bridgend 11/06 [P1] 11/06 [P1]   18/39 [P2] 18/41 [P2]
286.10

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
168.27
Tondu 11t14 ~ 11t15 11.14 ~ 11.15
168.72
Garw Loop 11.22 ~ 11.42 11.21 ~ 11.32
169.37
Tondu 11t49 ~ 11t50 11.36 ~ 11.37 [Dn Branch]
176.07
Newlands Jn 12/15 12/05
177.00
Margam Abbey Works East 12t18 ~ 12t20 [OVE] 12.08 ~ 12.15 [OVE]

?

Margam Yard Jn 12/25 12.19 ~ 12.20 [DG]
180.39
Port Talbot Parkway 12c29 ~ 12c31 [P1] 12.28 ~ 12.30 [P1]
184.37
Court Sart Jn 12/37 12/38
185.46
Dynevor Jn 12/39 12/42
186.54
Jersey Marine Jn South 12/43 12/47
189.21
Swansea Burrows (NR Limit) 12.51 ~ 13.06 12.52 ~ 12.58 (46m30ch)
?
Earlswood Golf Club Water Tanking 13.03 ~ 13.40
191.68
Jersey Marine Jn South 13/15 13/43
194.70
Neath & Brecon Jn 13t22 ~ 13t24 13.51 ~ 13.52
205.09
Onllwyn Washery 13.50 ~ 14.05 [NR Limit] 14.18 ~ 14.27 [NR Limit]
215.28
Neath & Brecon Jn 14t30 ~ 14t45 14.56 ~ 15.06 [DGL]
223.35
Cwmgwrach 15.15 ~ 15.30 [NR Limit] 15.40 ~ 15.50 [NR Limit]
231.42
Neath & Brecon Jn 16t00 ~ 16t02 16/20 [DGL]
234.44
Jersey Marine Jn South 16.12 ~ 16.40 16.29 ~ 16.38
235.46
Jersey Marine Jn North 16/44 16/42
238.07
Felin Fran 16/48 16/47
246.49
Morlais Jn 17/00 17/00
250.17
Llandeilo Jn 17/05 17/06
251.68
Llanelli 17.08 ~ 17.19 [P1] 17p10a ~ 17p19d [P1]
253.39
Llandeilo Jn 17/24 [UL] 17/25 [UGL]
?
Trostre Works Jn 17/29 [UGL] 17/28 [UGL]
254.00
Genwen Jn 17*33 ~ 17*35 17/30
257.07
Morlais Jn 17/41 17/36
265.49
Felin Fran 17/55 17/51
?
Jersey Marine Jn North 17/59 17/56
268.66
Dynevor Jn 18/00 17/58
270.49
Briton Ferry U.F.L. Jn 18*06 ~ 18*10 18.03 ~ 18.18
273.76
Port Talbot Parkway 18c17 ~ 18c19 [P2] 18/23

?

Margam Moors Jn 18/25 18/27
281.70
Stormy 18*33 ~ 18*33 [UPL] 18/36 [UPL]

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z19 : (66230 with 66150 on rear) : Eastleigh Arlington to London Paddington
5Z20 : (66150 with 66230 on rear) : London Paddington to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh Arlington 04.35d 00.42a
Eastleigh 04/40 00/37
Winchester 04/48 00/18
Worting Jn 05/03 00/04
Basingstoke 05/05 23/59
Bramley 05/12 23/52
Southcote Jn 05/21 23/43
Oxford Road Jn 05/23 23/41
Reading 05/25 23/40
Kennet Bridge Jn 05/27 23/38
Twyford 05/31 23/34
Maidenhead 05/36 23/28
Slough 05/43 23/23
Heathrow Airport Jn 05/53 23/13
Southall 06/02 23/11
West Ealing 06/06 23/09
Acton West 06/12 23/06
Friars Jn 06/15 -
Old Oak Common West 06/16 -
Old Oak Common Reception 06*18 ~ 06*37 -
Old Oak Common East 06/39 -
Ladbroke Grove 06/46 23/02
Portobello Jn 06/47 23/01
Royal Oak Jn 06/48 22/59
London Paddington 06.49a [P12] 22.57d [P12]


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