9th June 2018

UK Railtours
The Last Invader

Locos Used 66102 & 66181
Stock Used 4998+4949+1813+3149+1651+3119+3097+3098+80042+3147+3120+21272

Route :
1Z31 : London Paddington to Fishguard Harbour
1Z32 : Fishguard Harbour to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
66181 (1) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Felin Fran - Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn - Morlais Jn - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli - Pembrey & Burry Port - Kidwelly - Ferryside - Carmarthen Jn - Whitland - Clarbeston Road - Fishguard Harbour
66102 (2) Fishguard Harbour - (reverse of outward route) - Llandeilo Jn - Duffryn West - Gowerton - Swansea Loop West Jn - Landore Jn - Neath - Port Talbot Parkway - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) 66102 on rear.
(2) 66181 on rear.
(3) Off tour option: Passengers were conveyed by coach from Ferryside to Bronwydd Arms for the Gwili Railway 40th Anniversary Gala.


66102 at Fishguard Harbour (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Source : David Lodwick, Mark Herriott & Nick Bartlett (on the tour from/to Reading)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick, Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Paddington 07.07d [P10] 07.07   22.30a [P11] 22.29 0.00
? Royal Oak Jn 07/08 [L4] 07/09   22/27 [L5] 22/26 ?
? Portobello Jn 07/09 [L4] 07/10   22/25 [L5] 22/25 ?
1.68 Ladbroke Grove 07/10 [DR] 07/11   22/24 [L6] 22/24 1.68
5.13 Acton West 07/16 [DR] 07/16   22/18 [UR] 22/20 5.13
9.01 Southall 07/22 [DR] 07/26   22/12 [UR] 22/11 9.01
11.20 Heathrow Airport Jn 07/27 [DR] 07/30   22/09 [UR] 22/08 11.20
? Dolphin Jn 07/33 [DR] 07/35   21/57 [UM-UR] 22/00 ?
18.31 Slough 07.34a ~ 07.37d [P4] [DR] 07.37 ~ 07.40   21.53a ~ 21.55d [P3] [UM] 21.54 ~ 21.57 18.31
24.14 Maidenhead 07/44 [P3] [DR] 07/49   21/47 [P2] [UM] 21/49 24.14
30.76 Twyford 07/51 [P4] [DR] 07/56 [P4] [DR]   21/41 [P2] [UM] 21/43 30.76
? Kennet Bridge Jn 07/58 [DR] 08/01 [DR]   21/37 [UM] 21/39 ?
35.73 Reading 08.00a ~ 08.03d [P12] [DR] 08.03 ~ 08.06 [P12] [DR]   21.34a ~ 21.36d [P11] [UM] 21.35 ~ 21.37 [P11] 35.73
? Reading High Level Jn - -   21/13 [UM] 21/32 ?
? Reading West Jn 08/06 [DR] 08/09 [DR]   - - ?
44.55 Goring & Streatley 08/13 [P3] [DR] 08/16 [P3] [DR]   21/24 [P2] [UM] 21/26 [P2] [UM] 44.55
52.61 Didcot East Jn 08/21 [DR] 08/24 [DR]   21/18 21/20 [UM] 52.61
53.05 Didcot Parkway 08/22 [P3] [DR] 08/24 [P3] [DR]   21/17 [P2] [UM] 21/19 [P2] [UM] 53.05
53.50 Foxhall Jn 08*24 ~ 08*30 [DR-DM] 08/26 [DR-DM]   21/17 21/18 53.50
60.17 Wantage Road 08/37 08/34   21/10 21/13 60.17
63.75 Challow 08/40 08/37   21/08 21/11 63.75
66.34 Uffington 08/42 08/39   21/06 21/09 66.34
77.18 Swindon 08/51 [P4] 08/48 [P4]   20/56 [P1] 20/58 [P1] 77.18
? Rushey Platt 08/52 08/49   20/54 20/56 [UR] ?
83.02 Wootton Bassett Jn 08/57 08/53   20/48 20/51 83.02
94.05 Hullavington 09/05 09/03   20/39 20/40 94.05
107.07 Westerleigh Jn 09/22 09/15   20/28 20/27 107.07
111.57 Bristol Parkway 09.30a ~ 09.41d [P2] 09.23 ~ 09.43 [P4]   20.19a ~ 20.22d [P4] 20.14 ~ 20.19 [P3] 111.57
112.79 Patchway 09/44 [P2] 09/47 [P2]   20/13 [P1] 20/09 [P1] 112.79
116.45 Pilning 09/47 [P2] 09/50 [P2]   20/06 [P1] 20/05 [P1] 116.45
118.09 Severn Tunnel East 09/48 09/51   20/04 20/04 118.09
122.31 Severn Tunnel West 09/52 09/55   20/00 20/00 122.31
123.41 Severn Tunnel Junction 09/59 [P3] [DM] 09/57 [P3] [DM]   19/58 [P4] 19/57 [P4] 123.41
? Llanwern West Jn 10/06 [DM] 10/04 [DM]   19/42 [UR] 19/40 [UR] ?
132.76 Maindee West Jn 10/10 [DM] 10/06   19/38 [UR] 19/36 [UR] 132.76
133.30 Newport 10/12 [P2] [DM] 10/07 [UR]   19/36 [UR] 19/35 [UR] 133.30
? Gaer Jn 10/14 10/09 [UR-DR]   19/33 [UR] 19/34 [UR] ?
134.67 Ebbw Jn 10/15 [DR] 10/11 [DR]   19/30 [UM-UR] 19/33 [UM-UR] 134.67
138.40 Marshfield 10/21 [DR] 10/14 [DR]   19/26 [UM] 19/29 [UM] 138.40
144.07 Long Dyke Jn 10/29 [E] 10/22   19/22 [UM] 19/24 [UM] 144.07
145.10 Cardiff Central 10.31a ~ 10.34d [P4] [D] 10.31 ~ 10.36 [P4] [D]   19.16a ~ 19.19d [P1] [C]  19.19 ~ 19.21 [P1] 145.10
? Leckwith North Jn 10/36 10/39   19/11 [C] 19/14 [UM] ?
156.20 Pontyclun 10/45 10/48   19/01 19/04 156.20
165.25 Bridgend 10/56 [P1] 10/55 [P1]   18/47 [P2] 18/51 [P2] 165.25
169.45 Stormy 11/01 11/00   18/38 18/32 169.45
173.44 Margam Moors Jn 11/06 11/03   18/33 18/28 173.44
177.39 Port Talbot Parkway 11c10 ~ 11c12 [P1] 11.07 ~ 11.10 [P1]   18c25 ~ 18c27 [P2] 18/24 [P2] 177.39
? Court Sart Jn 11/19 11/17   - - -
182.46 Dynevor Jn 11/21 11/19   - - -
185.63 Felin Fran 11/27 11/24   - - -
? Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn 11/46 11/36   - - -
194.25 Morlais Jn 11/47 11/37   - - -
- Neath - -   18/17 [P2] 18/18 [P2] 183.00
- Landore Jn - -   18/09 18/09 189.42
- Swansea Loop West Jn - -   18/07 18/07 189.74
- Cockett West - -   18/01 18/03 192.46
- Gowerton - -   17/58 17/58 ?
- Duffryn West - -   17/53 17.52 ~ 17.54 197.68
197.73 Llandeilo Jn 11/53 11/42   17/52 17/50 198.29
199.44 Llanelli 11/55 [P1] 11/45 [P1]   17/50 [P2] 17/47 [P2] 200.00
203.39 Pembrey & Burry Port 12/00 11/49   17/41 17/41 203.75
208.56 Kidwelly 12/07 11/55   17/34 17/37 209.12
212.71 Ferryside 12.14a ~ 12.17d 12.01 ~ 12.06   17.21a ~ 17.27d 17.26 ~ 17.31 213.27
219.34 Carmarthen Jn 12/27 12/15   17/14 17.10 ~ 17.15 219.70
233.18 Whitland 12/44 12/30   16/53 16/54 233.54
245.15 Clarbeston Road 12t58 ~ 13t07 12.45 ~ 13.05 [P2]   16t37 ~ 16t40 16.40 ~ 16.41 245.51
260.24 Fishguard & Goodwick 13.30a ~ 13.33d 13.27 ~ 13.32   16.14a ~ 16.17d 16.16 ~ 16.20 260.60
260.70 Fishguard Harbour 13.36a 13.36   16.11d 16.13 261.26


Associated Workings on the Gwili Railway

Services worked by: RSH 7170 WD71516 'Welsh Guardsman', RSH 7849 No. 47 'Moorbarrow' and DMU 51347 + 51401. With D2178 giving Brake Van rides.

Location Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked
Motive Power 71516 DMU 47 T&T 71516 DMU 71516 + 47 DMU
Abergwili Junction - - 14.10d - 15.30d 16.05d
Bronwydd Arms 13.00d 14.00d 14.20a 14.45d - 16.15a
Llwyfan Cerrig 13.09a ~ 13.10d 14.09a ~ 14.10d - 14.54a ~ 14.55d - -
Danycoed 13.15a 14.15a - 15.00a 15.50a -

 

Location Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked
Motive Power 71516 71516 T&T 47 DMU 47 T&T 71516 DMU DMU 71516 T&T 47
Danycoed 13.25d - 14.18d - 15.05d - 16.10d
Llwyfan Cerrig 13.30a 13.42d 14.23a ~ 14.25d - 15.10a ~ 15.15d - 16.15a ~ 16.20d
Bronwydd Arms - - 14.35a 15.00d 15.25a 15.50d 16.30a
Abergwili Junction - 14.02a - 15.10a - 16.00a -


Associated E.C.S. Workings

09/06/18 :
5Z31 : (66102 with 66181 on rear) : Eastleigh Arlington to London Paddington

Location Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 05.05d
Eastleigh 05/10
Winchester 05/18
Worting Jn 05/33
Basingstoke 05.36 ~ 05.45
Bramley 05/52
Southcote Jn 06/01
Oxford Road Jn 06/06
Reading 06/08
Kennet Bridge Jn 06/09
Twyford 06/13
Maidenhead 06/18
Slough 06/22
Heathrow Airport Jn 06/29
Southall 06/31
Ealing Broadway 06c33 ~ 06c35
Acton West 06/38
Ladbroke Grove 06/42
Portobello Jn 06/43
Royal Oak Jn 06/44
London Paddington 06.46a [P10]

5Z32 : (66181 with 66102 on rear) : London Paddington to West Ealing
5Z32 : (66102 with 66181 on rear) : West Ealing to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
London Paddington 23.16d [P11]
Royal Oak Jn 23/17
Portobello Jn 23/18
Ladbroke Grove 23/19
Acton West 23/22
West Ealing 23/24
West Ealing [Goods Loop] 23.26 ~ 23.46
West Ealing 23/48
Acton West 23/50
Acton Main Line 23/53
Acton Wells Jn 00/04
Acton Canal Wharf 00/06
Willesden No.7 Jn 00/09
Wembley Yard South Jn 00/12
Wembley Yard 00.17a

11/06/18 :
5O61 : (66181 with 66102 on rear?) : Wembley Yard to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked
Wembley Yard 09.53d
Wembley Yard South Jn 10/00
Willesden No.7 Jn 10/03
Acton Canal Wharf 10/17
Acton Wells Jn 10/19
South Acton Jn 10/25
Kew East Jn 10/28
Brentford 10/31
Hounslow 10/37
Feltham Jn 10/39
Feltham 10/41
Staines 10/47
Virginia Water 10/58
Addlestone Jn 11/08
Byfleet & New Haw 11/10
Woking 11/16
Woking Jn 11/17
Farnborough (Main) 11/27
Fleet 11/31
Basingstoke 11/53
Worting Jn 11/58
Winchester 12/16
Eastleigh 12/23
Eastleigh Arlington 12.38a


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