20th July 2019

Vintage Trains
The Welsh Marches Express

Locos Used 20142 'Sir John Betjeman' & steam: 45596 'Bahamas'
Stock Used 96100+14060+3120+1671+3110+9101+5212+5191

Route :
1Z54 : Dorridge to Hereford
1Z55 : Hereford to Dorridge

Loco(s) Route
45596 (1) Dorridge - Solihull - Tyseley - Small Heath South Jn - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill - Jewellery Quarter - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Hartlebury - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester - Lydney - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Ludlow - Craven Arms - English Bridge Jn - Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Cosford - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley - Solihull - Dorridge

Notes :
(1) 20142 on rear.
(2) Tour postponed from 29/06/19.

Source : Al Wallace (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Dorridge 07.45d [P3] 07.45
Bentley Heath LC 07/47 07/47
Solihull 07.52a ~ 07.55d [P2] 07.52 ~ 07.55
Tyseley 08.03a ~ 08.06d [P2] [FL] 08.02 ~ 08.06
Small Heath South Jn 08/08 [SH] 08/08
Birmingham Moor Street 08.14a ~ 08.19d [P2] 08.12 ~ 08.19
Birmingham Snow Hill 08.22a ~ 08.26d [P1] 08.21 ~ 08.28
Jewellery Quarter 08/29 [P1] 08/30
Smethwick Galton Bridge 08/38 [P1] 08/37
Smethwick Jn 08/38 08/38
Rowley Regis 08/43 08/43
Stourbridge Junction 08/56 [P3] 08/56
Blakedown 09/00 09/01
Kidderminster 09/03 [P2] 09/04
Hartlebury 09/08 09/07
Droitwich Spa 09/16 09/13
Tunnel Jn 09/22 09/22
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.25a ~ 09.49d [P2] 09.25 ~ 09.54
Norton Jn 09/56 10/01
Abbotswood Jn 09*59 ~ 10*14 10.05 ~ 10.14
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 10/27 [P2] 10/26
Cheltenham Spa 10/38 [P1] 10/38
Barnwood Jn 10/44 10/45
Horton Road Jn 10/45 10/48
Gloucester 10/46 [UM] 10/49
Awre 11/02 11/03
Lydney 11/07 11/08
Chepstow 11/16 11/17
Severn Tunnel Junction 11/24 [P1] [DM] 11/28
Llanwern West Jn 11/32 11/39
Maindee East Jn 11/37 11/42
Maindee North Jn 11*40 ~ 11*42 11/46
Cwmbran 11/54 11/57
Pontypool & New Inn 12/00 ?
Little Mill Jn 12/03 ?
Abergavenny 12/11 12/17
Pontrilas 12/26 12/28
Tram Inn 12/32 12/32
Hereford 12.41a [P3] ~ 17.18d [P3] 12.40 [P3] ~ 17.26 [P3]
Shelwick Jn 17/21 17/30
Morton-on-Lugg 17/24 17/34
Leominster 17/34 17/41
Woofferton 17/42 17/47
Ludlow 17/46 ?
Bromfield 17/49 17/53
Craven Arms 17/56 [P1] 17/59
Marsh Brook LC 18/03 18/06
Church Stretton 18/06 ?
Dorrington SB 18/13 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 18/20 18/23
English Bridge Jn 18/22 18/26
Abbey Foregate Jn 18/22 18/28
Wellington 18/37 [UM] 18/41
Telford Central 18/44 [P1] 18/46
Madeley Jn 18/47 18/47
Cosford 18/53 18/53
Stafford Road Jn 19/02 19/02
Wolverhampton North Jn 19/04 19/04
Wolverhampton 19.07a ~ 19.09d [P2] 19.06 ~ 19.08
Portobello Jn 19/15 19/14
Darlaston Jn 19/20 19/18
Bescot Stadium 19/23 [P1] 19/24
Perry Barr North Jn 19/31 19/34
Perry Barr West Jn 19/32 19/36
Soho East Jn 19/36 19/40
Soho South Jn 19/37 19/42
Birmingham New Street 19.43a ~ 19.49d [P4] [WL] 19.49 ~ 19.54
Proof House Jn 19/53 19/57
St Andrews Jn 19/56 20/02
Bordesley Jn 19/58 [ML] 20/04
Small Heath South Jn 20/04 [FL] 20/07
Tyseley 20.07a ~ 20.10d [P1] 20.09 ~ ?
Solihull 20.16a ~ 20.19d [P1] 20.18 ~ 20.21
Bentley Heath LC 20/23 20/27
Dorridge 20.25a [P3] 20.29


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z53 : (45596 with 20142 on rear) : Tyseley to Small Heath South Jn
5Z53 : (20142 with 45596 on rear) : Small Heath South Jn to Dorridge

Location Booked
Tyseley Steam Trust 07.05d
Small Heath South Jn 07.12 ~ 07.17
Tyseley South Jn 07/22
Solihull 07/26
Bentley Heath LC 07/30
Dorridge 07.32a [P3]

5Z54 : (20142 with 45596 on rear) : Hereford to Hereford Diesel Sidings

Location Booked
Hereford 12.51d [P3]
Diesel Sidings 12.53a

5Z55 : (45596 with 20142 on rear) : Hereford Diesel Sidings to Hereford

Location Booked
Diesel Sidings 17.04d
Hereford 17.06a [P3]

5Z56 : (20142 with 45596 on rear) : Dorridge to Small Heath South Jn
5Z56 : (45596 with 20142 on rear) : Small Heath South Jn to Tyseley

Location Booked
Dorridge 20.36d [P3]
Bentley Heath LC 20/38
Solihull 20/42
Tyseley South Jn 20/48
Small Heath South Jn 20.53 ~ 21.01
Tyseley Steam Trust 21.08a


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