31st May 2021

Saphos Trains
The North Wales Coast Express

Locos Used (4) 47593 'Galloway Princess', 47805 'Roger Hosking MA', 47853 & steam: 45231 'The Sherwood Forester'
Stock Used (5) (35465)+3125+3045+80044+3122+3100+3148+3330+17159+1203

Route : 
1Z60 : Worcester Shrub Hill to Holyhead
1Z62 : Holyhead to Worcester Shrub Hill

Loco(s) Route
47853 (1) Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Smethwick Jn - Galton Jn - Soho North Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Tame Bridge Parkway - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Madeley - Crewe (6)
45231 (1) Crewe - Chester - Prestatyn - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
45231 (1) Holyhead - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe
47593 (1) Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Worcester Shrub Hill

Notes:
(1) 47805 on rear.
(2) Tour postponed from 06/03/21.
(3) 45231 carried 'The Irish Mail' headboard.
(4) 47805 running as D1935. 47853 running as 47614.
(5) 35465 was only in the consist when 45231 was on the train.
(6) 47853 failed on arrival at Crewe, and was shunted by 45231.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Worcester Shrub Hill 05.53d [P2] 05.52   21.49a [P2] 22.13
Tunnel Jn 05/55 05/54   21/47 22/09
Droitwich Spa 06.01a ~ 06.03d 06.01 ~ 06.03   21.36a ~ 21.39d 21.59 ~ 22.02
Hartlebury 06/10 06/10   21/23 21/50
Kidderminster 06.15a ~ 06.17d [P1] 06.14 ~ 06.17   21.14a ~ 21.17d [P2] 21.42 ~ 21.45
Blakedown 06/22 06/23   21/09 21/37
Stourbridge Junction 06.28a ~ 06.30d [P2] 06.28 ~ 06.31   21.00a ~ 21.03d [P3] 21.30 ~ 21.33
Rowley Regis 06.42a ~ 06.45d 06.42 ~ 06.46   20.46a ~ 20.49d 21.16 ~ 21.20
Smethwick Jn 06/52 06/52   20/40 21/09
Galton Jn 06/53 06/53   20/38 21/08
Soho North Jn 06/56 06/56   20/36 21/04
Soho East Jn 06/58 06/57   20/29 21/03
Perry Barr West Jn 07/13 07/01   20/24 20/59
Perry Barr North Jn 07/15 07/09   20/22 20/58
Tame Bridge Parkway 07.21a ~ 07.24d [P2] 07.19 ~ 07.22   20.13a ~ 20.16d [P1] 20.49 ~ 20.52
Bescot Stadium 07/27 07/24   20/10 20/48
Darlaston Jn 07/29 07/26   20/09 20/46
Portobello Jn 07/35 07/30   20/06 20/43
Wolverhampton 07.48a ~ 07.51d [P1] 07.46 ~ 07.50   19.59a ~ 20.01d [P3] 20.36 ~ 20.38 [P2]
Wolverhampton North Jn 07/52 07/51   19/56 20/34
Bushbury Jn 07/54 07/53   19/52 20/33
Penkridge 08/00 07/59   19/45 20/26
Trent Valley Jn 08/05 [DS] 08/04   19/40 20/20
Stafford 08.07a ~ 08.10d [P5] [DS] 08.05 ~ 08.10   19.36a ~ 19.39d [P4] 20.13 ~ 20.18
Little Bridgeford Jn 08/15 [DS] 08/15   19/29 [US] 20/08
Searchlight Lane Jn 08/17 [DS] 08/16   - -
Madeley 08/25 [DS] 08/24   19/19 [US] 19/58
Basford Hall Jn 08/32 [DS] 08/29   19/11 [US] 19/52
Crewe 08L36a ~ 09L04d [P12] 08.44 ~ 09.11 [P12]   18L06a ~ 19L06d [P12] 19.15 ~ 19.49 [P12]
Crewe Steel Works 09/09 09/15   18/02 19/10
Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 09/21 09/28   17/53 19/00
Chester 09/32 [UDM] 09/41   17/40 [P4] 18/43
Chester South Jn 09/33 [DM] 09/42   17/39 [UF] 18/38
Saltney Jn 09/35 09/45   17/34 18/35
Shotton 09/41 09/52   17/27 18/29
Flint 09/45 10/00   17/22 18/23
Mostyn East Jn 09/52 10/16   17/15 18/16
Prestatyn 09/59 [P2] 10/28   17/08 [P1] 18/05
Rhyl 10/03 [P2] 10/37   17/04 [P1] 18/01
Abergele & Pensarn 10/07 10/46   17/00 17/56
Colwyn Bay 10/13 ?   16/54 17/49
Llandudno Junction 10w19a ~ 11w14d [P1] 11.02 ~ 11.23 [P1]   16w13a ~ 16w46d [P1] 17.21 ~ 17.42 [P1]
Penmaenmawr 11/26 11/38   16/05 17/12
Bangor 11.37a ~ 11.40d [P2] 11.53 ~ 11.56   15.50a ~ 15.53d [P1] 16.56 ~ 16.58
Menai Bridge 11/44 ?   15/46 ?
Llanfairpwll 11/47 ?   15/44 ?
Gaerwen 11/54 12/10   15/41 16/40
Valley 12/10 12/26   15/25 16/19
Holyhead 12.17a [P1] 12.34 [P1]   15.15d [P1] 16.08 [P1]


Associated Light Engine Workings

0Z62 : (45231) : Holyhead - Valley - Holyhead
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Holyhead 12.41d [P1]
Valley 12.50 ~ 12.52
Valley Nuclear Electric 12.54 ~ 14.28
Valley 14.30 ~ 14.32
Holyhead 14.39a [P1]


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