14th April 2018

Saphos Trains
The North Wales Coast Express

Locos Used 47501 'Craftsman' & steam: 46100 'Royal Scot'
Stock Used 35451+3125+99993+3148+13227+17159+3330+3426+1203+5991

Route :
1Z50 : Crewe to Holyhead
1Z52 : Holyhead to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
46100 (1) Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
46100 (1)  Holyhead -  (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 47501 on rear.
(2) 47501 was running as D1944.
(3) 46100 carried the 'Royal Scot' headboard.
(4) It is reported that the return leg was delayed by problems watering the steam loco and track circuit failures.
(5) This was the first public railtour by new operator 'Saphos Trains'

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 10.00d [P12] 10.00 [P12] 18.38a [P12] 19.30 [P12]
Crewe Steel Works 10/05 10/03 18/33 19/26
Beeston Castle & Tarporley S.B. 10/17 10/15 18/24 19/16
Chester 10.30a ~ 10.34d [P3] 10.25 ~ 10.33 18.06a ~ 18.09d [P4] 18.55 ~ 18.59 [P4]
Chester South Jn 10/35 10/36 18/03 18/53
Saltney Jn 10/37 10/39 18/01 18/51
Rockcliffe Hall 10/45 10/47 17/51 18/44
Holywell Jn 10/52 10/53 17/44 18/37
Prestatyn 11/00 ? 17/36 18/26
Rhyl 11/03 11/05 17/34 [P1] 18/22
Colwyn Bay 11/14 ? 17/23 ?
Llandudno Junction 11w19 ~ 11w39 [P1] 11.24 ~ 11.50 16w58 ~ 17w18 [P1] 17.31 ~ 18.07 [P1]
Penmaenmawr 11/46 12/01 16/50 ?
Bangor 11.56a ~ 11.59d [P2] 12.14 ~ 12.17 16.31a ~ 16.36d [P1] 17.06 ~ 17.08
Menai Bridge 12/03 ? 16/26 ?
Llanfairpwll 12/05 ? 16/24 ?
Gaerwen Jn 12/08 ? 16/21 ?
Valley 12/23 ? 16/03 ?
Holyhead 12.34a [P1] 12.47 [P1] 15.55d [P1] 16.22 [P1]


Associated Light Engine Workings

0Z51 : (46100) : Holyhead - Valley - Holyhead
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Holyhead 12.55d [P1]
Valley 13/03
Valley NE 13.07 ~ 14.37
Valley 14/43
Holyhead 14.50a [P1]


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