13th October 2018

Saphos Trains
The North Wales Coast Forty

Locos Used D213 'Andania' & 47853 (3)
Stock Used 3125+3148+3100+17159+3426+1203+5991

Route : 
1Z40 : Crewe to Blaenau Ffestiniog
1Z41 : Blaenau Ffestiniog to Holyhead
1Z42 : Holyhead to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
D213 (1) Crewe - Chester - Prestatyn - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction - Llandudno (4)
47853 (2) Llandudno - Llandudno Junction
D213 (1) Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
D213 (1) Holyhead - Bangor - Llandudno Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 47853 on rear.
(2) D213 on rear.
(3) 47853 running as 1733.
(4) This tour was advertised to run to Blaenau Ffestiniog, but was diverted to Llandudno, due to flooding in the Conwy Valley.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 09.40d [P12] 09.40 [P12]   19.30a [P12] 19.30
Crewe Steel Works 09/43 09/43   19/26 19/26
Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 09/51 09/54   19/16 19/17
Chester 10/01 [UDM] 10/06   19/00 [UDM] 18/54
Chester South Jn 10/02 [DF] 10/06   18/59 [UF] 18/49
Saltney Jn 10/05 10/08   18/55 18/48
Rockcliffe Hall 10/15 10/15   18/45 18/40
Holywell Jn 10/23 10/23   18/35 18/35
Prestatyn 10/34 ?   18/24 ?
Rhyl 10/38 10/39   18/20 [P1] 18/19
Colwyn Bay 10/52 ?   18/07 ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Llandudno Junction 10.56a ~ 11.30d [P3] ?
Tal-y-Cafn 11t40 ~ 11t40 DIV
North Llanrwst 11t50 ~ 12t15 DIV
Betws-y-Coed 12/23 DIV
Blaenau Ffestiniog 12.50a ~ 13.10d DIV
Betws-y-Coed 13/36 DIV
North Llanrwst 13t45 ~ 14t05 DIV
Tal-y-Cafn 14t15 ~ 14t15 DIV
Llandudno DIV ? ~ ?
Llandudno Junction 14/30 [P4] ? ~ 14.29
Penmaenmawr 14/41 ?
Bangor 14/50 14/55 [DM]
Menai Bridge 14/54 ?
Llanfairpwll 14/58 ?
Gaerwen Jn 15/03 ?
Valley 15/16 ?
Holyhead 15.25a [P1] ~ 17.15d [P1] 15.25 [P?] ~ 17.15 [P1]
Valley 17/21 ?
Gaerwen Jn 17/35 ?
Llanfairpwll 17/38 ?
Menai Bridge 17/40 ?
Bangor 17/44 17/44
Penmaenmawr 17/53 ?
Llandudno Junction 18/01 [P3] 17/59

Timings continue in first table.

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