16th June 2018

Saphos Trains
The Welsh Marches Express

Locos Used 47501 'Craftsman' (2) & steam: 34046 'Braunton' (3)
Stock Used 35451+3125+99993+3148+13227+17159+3330+3426+1203+5991

Route :
1Z20 : Crewe to Cardiff Central
1Z22 : Cardiff Central to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
34046 (1) Crewe - Nantwich - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury - English Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Leominster - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Maindee West Jn - Newport - Cardiff Central
34046 (1) Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 47501 on rear.
(2) 47501 was running as D1944.
(3) 34046 running numbered / named as 34052 'Lord Dowding'.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
Crewe 08.26d [P12] 08.31   20.42a [P12] 20.51
Crewe Gresty Lane 08/27 08/34   20/38 ?
Nantwich 08/34 08/42   20/31 20/43
Wrenbury 08/40 08/51   20/27 20/39
Whitchurch 08.48a ~ 08.53d 08.58 ~ 08.59   20.20a ~ 20.23d 20.33 ~ 20.34
Prees 09/01 09/04   20/15 20/25
Wem 09/04 09/08   20/12 20/21
Harlescott LC 09/16 09/15   20/04 20/12
Shrewsbury 09.21a ~ 09.25d [P7] 09.21 ~ 09.25   19.56a ~ 20.00d [P4] 20.04 ~ 20.07
English Bridge Jn 09/26 ?   19/54 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 09/27 09/27   19.38 ~ 19.52 19.32 ~ 19.58
Dorrington SB 09/34 09/35   19/30 19/25
Marsh Brook LC 09/45 09/46   19/19 19/15
Craven Arms 09/49 [P2] 09/50   19/13 [P1] 19/09
Bromfield 09/54 09/56   19/07 19/03
Ludlow ? ?   19/04 ?
Woofferton 10/00 10/01   19/00 18/57
Leominster 10/06 10/06   18/53 18/52
Moreton-on-Lugg 10/16 10/14   18/44 18/43
Shelwick Jn 10/21 10/21   18/41 18/39
Hereford 10w24 ~ 10w59 [DR] 10.24 ~ 11.07   17w43 ~ 18w38 [UR] 17.43 ~ 18.34
Tram Inn 11/08 11/16   17/35 17/32
Pontrilas 11/13 11/21   17/29 ?
Abergavenny 11/24 11/32   17/14 17/14
Little Mill Jn 11/31 11/39   17/06 17/07
Pontypool & New Inn 11/32 ?   17/03 ?
Cwmbran 11/35 11/42   16/58 17/01
Maindee North Jn 11/42 11/50   16/48 16/53
Maindee West Jn 11/43 11/52   16/46 16/51
Newport 11/45 [DR] 11/53   16/44 [P4] 16/47
Ebbw Jn 11/48 [DR] 11/56   16/41 16/42
Marshfield 11/55 12/01   16/37 16/38
Long Dyke Jn 12/01 [E] 12/06   16/31 [UM] 16/32
Cardiff Central 12.03a [P4] 12.09 [P4]   16.28d [P2] [B] 16.29 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z21 : (34046 with 47501 on rear) : Cardiff Central to Cardiff Canton Sidings
5Z22 : (34046 with 47501 on rear) : Cardiff Canton Sidings to Cardiff Central

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cardiff Central 12.12d [P4] 16.11a [P2]
Cardiff Canton Sidings 12.18a 16.03d

0Z21 : (34046) :  Cardiff Canton Sidings - Maindee North Jn - East Usk Branch - Cardiff Canton Sidings
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked Actual
Cardiff Canton Sidings 13.23d  
Cardiff Central 13/28 [P2] [P2]
Long Dyke Jn 13/32  
Marshfield 13/37  
Ebbw Jn 13/42  
Newport 13/48 [P4]  
Maindee West Jn 13/49  
Maindee North Jn 13.52 ~ 14.06  
Maindee East Jn 14/10  
East Usk Branch 14.13 ~ 14.18  
Maindee East Jn 14/20  
Maindee West Jn 14/21  
Newport 14/23 [DR]  
Ebbw Jn 14/26  
Marshfield 14/32  
Long Dyke Jn 14/39  
Cardiff Central 14.41 ~ 14.52 [P4] [P4]
Cardiff Canton Sidings 14.58a  


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