6th April 2019

UK Railtours
The Snowdonian Panorama

Locos Used 68003 'Achilles' & 68034
Stock Used 17105+3356+3333+1657+3314+3364+1691+3304+3345+1200+5961+5929

Route :
1Z23 : London Euston to Llandudno Junction
1Z24 : Bangor to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
68034 (1) London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe - Chester - Prestatyn - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction
68003 (2) Bangor - Llandudno Junction - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 68003 on rear.
(2) 68034 on rear.
(3) Off tour options: Visit to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways or Bodnant Gardens.
(4) Doug Lindsay comments: All passengers alighted from Main Line train at Llandudno Junction. The Clockwise tour starting at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Four coaches took c.200 passengers to BF. The Ffestiniog Railway train from there was double headed by 'Blanche' and 'Linda' (tender first) with Obs.150+120+124+121+108+106+14+104+22+26. 'Linda' and 'Blanche' came off at Porthmadog and were replaced by Garrett 143 to Caernarfon. These passengers were coached back to Bangor to join main line train. The Anti-Clockwise tour starting at Caernarfon. Three coaches took c.160 passengers to Caernarfon. The WHR train from there was headed by Garrett 138 with 16+12+110+105+114+113+112+Obs.11. The two trains passed at Beddgelert. (in addition to passing service trains elsewhere). The Garrett came off at Pont Croesor and was replaced by 'Linda' (She came off a WHR service train there and the Garrett took it back up the WHR) 'Linda' took us forward to Porthmadog, where 'Blanche' was added to double head the train up to Blaenau Ffestiniog. We had a rare view of the new L&B Baldwin Loco 'Lyn' in steam at Porthmadog too! These passenger were coached back to Llandudno Junction to rejoin the train. The FR/WHR trains all ran to time and the sun shone throughout! Even with lots of snow still on Snowdon! All in all a great tour, and we were back at Euston on time.

Sources : David Lodwick & Doug Lindsay (both on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 London Euston 07.09d [P16] [E] 07.09   22.23a [P12] 22.24
? Camden South Jn 07/12 [E] 07/12   22/20 [D] 22/21
1.54 Camden Jn 07/13 [DF] 07/13   22/19 [D] 22/20
5.23 Willesden West London Jn 07/16 [DF] 07/17   22/16 [UF] 22/16
8.04 Wembley Central 07/18 [P3] [DF] 07/19   22/10 [P4] [UF] 22/14
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 07/20 [P3] [DF] 07/21   22/08 [P4] [UF] 22/12
17.35 Watford Junction 07.24a ~ 07.26d [P6] [DF] 07.26 ~ 07.28   22.00a ~ 22.03d [P7] [UF] 22.01 ~ 22.06
? Bourne End Jn 07/32 [DF] 07/36   21/54 [UF] 21/53
31.53 Tring 07/35 [P1] [DF] 07/40   21/50 [P2] [US] 21/49
38.16 Ledburn Jn 07/39 [DF-DS] 07/44   21/43 [UF] 21/45
49.46 Bletchley 07/48 [P3] [DS] 07/52   21/36 [P2] [UF] 21/39
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 07.53a ~ 07.57d [P3] [DS] 07.55 ~ 07.57   21.21a ~ 21.32d [P5] [UF] 21.21 ~ 21.35
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/05 [DS-DF] 08/06   21/14 [UF] 21/12
69.56 Weedon 08/13 08/16   21/04 21/00
? Hillmorton Jn 08/22 [DNL] 08/23   20/56 [UF] 20/51
82.40 Rugby 08.24a ~ 08.27d [P2] [DF] 08.26 ~ 08.29   20.42a ~ 20.54d [P5] [UF] 20.41 ~ 20.49
? Trent Valley Jn 08/29 [DF] 08/31   20/40 [UNL] 20/39
? Newbold Jn 08/30 08/32   20/38 [UF-US] 20/36
? Brinklow 08/34 [DF] 08/35   20/34 20/34
? Attleborough South Jn 08/40 [DF] 08/40   20/26 20/28
97.10 Nuneaton 08/42d [P3] [DF] 08/42   20/24 [P4] [UF] 20/28
? Amington Jn 08/50 [DF] 08/50   20/16 [UF] 20/19
116.23 Lichfield North Jn 08/55 [DF] 08/55   20/11 [UF] 20/14
124.22 Rugeley North Jn 09/02 [DF] 09/00   20/06 [UF] 20/09
127.08 Colwich 09/08 [DF] 09/02   20/04 [UF] 20/08
? Whitehouse Jn 09/12 [DF] 09/05   20/01 [US-UF] 20/05
? Trent Valley Jn 09/15 [DF] 09/07   19/56 [US] 20/02
133.43 Stafford 09/16 [DF] 09/13   19/53 [P4] [US] 19/55
? Doxey Jn 09/16 [DF] 09/14   19/51 [UF-US] 19/49
138.72 Norton Bridge 09/21 [DF] 09/19   19/47 [UF] 19/43
149.74 Madeley 09/28 [DF] 09/26   19/40 [UF] 19/36
156.16 Basford Hall Jn 09/33 [DF] 09/31   19/36 [US-UF] 19/31
158.00 Crewe 09c37 ~ 09c40 [P12] 09.35 ~ 09.40   19c27 ~ 19c30 [P12] [US] 19.27 ~ 19.28
159.41 Crewe Steel Works 09/43 09/43   19/24 19/23
168.60 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 09/51 09/51   19/16 19/15
179.10 Chester 10/01 [DM] 10/02   18/59 [P4] 18/55
? Chester South Jn 10/02 10/03   18/58 [UF] 18/48
181.01 Saltney Jn 10/04 10/05   18/55 18/45
188.78 Rockcliffe Hall 10/14 10/11   18/44 18/39
195.76 Holywell Jn 10/22 10/22   18/35 18/33
? Prestatyn 10/33 10/31   18/25 18/26
209.08 Rhyl 10/38 10/37   18/21 [P1] 18/22
219.45 Colwyn Bay 10/49 [P1] ?   18/13 [P2] ?
223.55 Llandudno Junction 10.56a [P3] 10.54   18.02a ~ 18.07d [P3] 18.04 ~ 18.08
228.63 Penmaenmawr - -   17/55 ?
238.71 Bangor - -   17.45d [P1] 17.46


Associated Workings on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

Please see note (4) above for details of locos and consists used.

Location Booked
Blaenau Ffestiniog 12.15d
Tanygrisiau 12.21 ~ 12.24
Ddault 12/36
Tan-y-Bwlch 12.44 ~ 12.48
Rhiw Goch 13/00
Penrhyn 13/05
Minffordd 13.10 ~ 13.14
Boston Lodge 13/19
Porthmadog 13.24a ~ 14.00d
Cae Pawb 14/04
Pont Croesor 14.13 ~ 14.16
Hafod y Llyn 14/27
Beddgelert 14.39 ~ 14.45
Meillionen 14/53
Rhyd Ddu 15.07 ~ 15.20
Waunfawr 15.44 ~ 15.48
Dinas 16.03 ~ 16.06
Caernarfon 16.18a
 
 
Location Booked
Caernarfon 12.30d
Dinas 12.42 ~ 12.50
Waunfawr 13.05 ~ 13.08
Rhyd Ddu 13.32 ~ 13.40
Meillionen 13/54
Beddgelert 14.02 ~ 14.45
Hafod y Llyn 14/57
Pont Croesor 15.08 ~ 15.20
Cae Pawb 15/29
Porthmadog 15.33a ~ 15.50d
Boston Lodge 15/55
Minffordd 16.00 ~ 16.04
Penrhyn 16/09
Rhiw Goch 16/14
Tan-y-Bwlch 16.26 ~ 16.35
Ddault 16/43
Tanygrisiau 16.55 ~ 16.58
Blaenau Ffestiniog 17.04a


Associated E.C.S. Workings

06/04/19 :
5Z23 : (68003 with 68034 on rear) : Burton Wetmore Sidings to London Euston

Location Booked
Burton Wetmore Sidings 02.55d
Wetmore Jn 03.00 ~ 03.05
Burton-on-Trent 03/08
Wichnor Jn 03/15
Alrewas LC 03/18
Lichfield Trent Valley Jn 03/24
Lichfield Trent Valley HL 03/25
Lichfield City 03/30
Blake Street 03/38
Four Oaks 03/40
Aston 03/50
Stechford 03/55
Birmingham International 04/00
Berkswell 04/04
Coventry 04/08
Trent Valley Jn 04/18
Rugby 04c22 ~ 04c25
Hillmorton Jn 04/28
Daventry North Jn 04/32
Long Buckby 04/37
Northampton 04/48
Hanslope Jn 05/07
Milton Keynes Central 05/15
Bletchley 05/19
Ledburn Jn 05/31
Tring 05/40
Bourne End Jn 05/47
Watford Junction 05/55
Harrow & Wealdstone 06/03
Wembley Central 06/09
Willesden West London Jn 06/14
Camden Jn 06/17
Camden South Jn 06/18
London Euston 06.21a [P16]

5Z23 : (68034 with 68003 on rear) : Llandudno Junction to Holyhead

Location Booked
Llandudno Junction 11.03d [P3]
Penmaenmawr 11/11
Bangor 11/20
Menai Bridge 11/23
Llanfairpwll 11/26
Gaerwen 11/29
Valley 11/42
Holyhead 11.50a [CS]

5Z24 : (68003 with 68034 on rear) : Bangor to Llandudno Junction

Location Booked
Holyhead 17.10d [CS]
Valley 17/17
Gaerwen 17/30
Llanfairpwll 17/33
Menai Bridge 17/35
Bangor 17.40a [P1]

5Z24 : (68034 with 68003 on rear) : London Euston to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
London Euston 22.50d [P12]
Camden South Jn 22/53
Camden Jn 22/54
Willesden West London Jn 22/57
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 23.02a

07/04/19 :
5Z25 : (68034 with 68003 on rear) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Burton Wetmore Sidings

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 13.05d
Willesden No.7 Jn 13/08
Wembley Yard South Jn 13/10
Sudbury Jn 13/11
Wembley Central 13/17
Harrow & Wealdstone 13/21
Watford Junction 13/26
Bourne End Jn 13/34
Tring 13/41
Ledburn Jn 13/47
Bletchley 13/54
Milton Keynes Central 13/58
Hanslope Jn 14/03
Northampton 14/13
Long Buckby 14/24
Daventry North Jn 14/29
Hillmorton Jn 14/32
Rugby 14c34 ~ 14c37
Trent Valley Jn 14/39
Coventry 14/48
Birmingham International 14/59
Stechford 15/04
Aston 15/16
Perry Barr North Jn 15/21
Bescot Stadium 15/25
Pleck Jn 15/28
Walsall 15/30
Ryecroft Jn 15/32
Sutton Park ?
Park Lane Jn 15/50
Water Orton West Jn 15/52
Water Orton 15/53
Kingsbury Jn 15/56
Tamworth HL 16/01
Wichnor Jn 16/06
Leicester Jn 16/12
Burton-on-Trent 16/14
Wetmore Jn 16.20 ~ 16.26
Burton Wetmore Sidings 16.30a


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