17th July 2021

Midland Pullman
The Heart of Wales Pullman

HST Used 43058+44078+41169+40801+41182+41059+41162+40802+41108+41176+43046 'Geoff Drury 1930-1999'

Route :
1Z49 : Preston to Cardiff Central
1Z50 : Cardiff Central to Preston

HST Route
43058 T&T 43046 Preston - Leyland - Euxton Jn - Chorley - Bolton - Salford Central - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Philips Park West Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton - Reddish South - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe - Nantwich - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury - Sutton Bridge Jn - Church Stretton - Craven Arms - Ludlow - Leominster - Shelwick Jn - Hereford - Abergavenny - Cwmbran - Maindee North Jn - Maindee West Jn - Newport - Cardiff Central - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Port Talbot Parkway - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Felin Fran - Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn - Hendy Jn - Pontarddulais - Pantyffynnon - Llandeilo - Llandovery - Sugar Loaf - Llanwrtyd - Llandrindod - Knighton - Craven Arms - (reverse of outward route) - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly (3)

Notes :
(1) 43058 replaced accident damaged 43055.
(2) It is reported that 43058 shut down at Llandovery and the train then failed completely at Cynghordy on the climb to Sugar Loaf summit. LSL staff eventually managed to get the train on the move again, but by then it was 167 minutes late.
(3) The return leg was diverted and terminated at Manchester Piccadilly due to late running.

Sources : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Open Rail Live Railway Data)

Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
Preston 05.48d [P5] [UF] 05.47   22.14a [P3] CAN
Ribble Jn 05/50 [UF-US] 05/49   22/12 [DF] CAN
Farington Curve Jn 05/51 05/51   22/11 CAN
Leyland 05.55a ~ 06.02d [P2] 05.54 ~ 06.00   22.05a ~ 22.08d [P3] CAN
Euxton Jn 06/05 06/04   22/03 [DF] CAN
Chorley 06.10a ~ 06.13d 06.09 ~ 06.14   21.54a ~ 21.57d CAN
Lostock Jn 06/26 06/22   21/46 CAN
Bolton 06.30a ~ 06.33d [P3] 06.26 ~ 06.32   21.31a ~ 21.41d [P5] CAN
Salford Crescent 06/48 [UB] 06/46   21/21 [P2] CAN
Salford Central 06/52 [P1] 06/51   21/19 CAN
Deal Street Jn 06/52 06/54   21/18 CAN
Manchester Victoria 06.55a ~ 06.58d [P3] 06.56 ~ 07.00   21.14a ~ 21.17d [P5] CAN
Miles Platting 07/01 07/03   21/09 [SL] CAN
Philips Park West Jn 07/01 07/04   21/09 CAN
Baguley Fold Jn 07/03 07/05   21/08 CAN
Ashton Moss North Jn 07/07 07/09   21/04 CAN
Denton Jn 07/12 07/13   20/58 CAN
Denton Station Jn 07/14 07/15   20/56 CAN
Reddish South 07/16 07/19   20/53 CAN
Ash Bridge Jn 07/18 07/20   20/51 CAN
Manchester Piccadilly - -   DIV 23.20?
Heaton Norris Jn 07*20 ~ 07*26 [UF] 07.23 ~ 07.26   20/49 ?
Stockport 07.28a ~ 07.31d [P2] 07.28 ~ 07.31   20.45a ~ 20.47d [P3] 23.09 ~ 23.11
Edgeley No.1 Jn 07/32 07/33   20/43 23/06
Adswood Road Jn 07/33 07/34   20/42 [DF] 23/05
Cheadle Hulme 07/34 [P2] 07/35   20/41 [P1] 23/04
Wilmslow 07.38a ~ 07.41d [P4] 07.38 ~ 07.41   20.34a ~ 20.36d [P3] 22.56 ~ 22.59
Alderley Edge 07/43 [P2] 07/44   20/32 [P1] 22/54
Chelford Loop 07*48 ~ 07*56 [UPL] 07.50 ~ 07.56   - -
Sandbach 08/03 [P1] [FL] 08/03   20/24 [P2] 22/46
Crewe Sydney Bridge 08/08 08/06   20/21 [FL] 22/42
Crewe 08.11a ~ 08.15d [P5] 08.08 ~ 08.15   20.15a ~ 20.18d [P6] 22.34 ~ 22.40
Crewe Gresty Lane 08/20 08/18   20/12 22/32
Nantwich 08/27 08/27   19/59 22/27
Wrenbury 08/37 08/40   19/56 22/23
Whitchurch 08/40 08/43   19/52 22/17
Prees 08/44 08/48   19/49 22/16
Wem 08/46 08/52   19/47 22/11
Harlescott LC 08/52 08/59   19/40 22/04
Shrewsbury 08.56a ~ 09.11d [P7] 09.04 ~ 09.11   19.35a ~ 19.37d [P4] 21.59 ~ 22.01
English Bridge Jn 09/13 ?   19/32 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 09/15 09/14   19/30 21/49
Dorrington 09/27 09/20   19/25 ?
Church Stretton 09/32 ?   19/20 ?
Marsh Brook LC 09/35 09/33   19/18 21/34
Craven Arms 09/39 [P2] 09/39   19t08 ~ 19t11 [P1] 21.25 ~ 21.26

 

Location Booked Actual
Bromfield 09/42 09/43
Ludlow 09/44 ?
Woofferton 09/48 09/49
Leominster 09/53 09/52
Moreton-on-Lugg 10/00 09/59
Shelwick Jn 10/04 10/03
Hereford 10/07 [DR] 10/06
Tram Inn 10/14 10/13
Pontrilas 10/18 10/18
Abergavenny 10/28 10/28
Little Mill Jn 10/36 10/33
Pontypool & New Inn 10/38 ?
Cwmbran 10/42 10/36
Maindee North Jn 10/50 10/43
Maindee West Jn 10/51 [DM] 10/45
Newport 10/53 [P2] 10/46
Ebbw Jn 10/56 [DM] 10/49
Marshfield 10/58 [DM] 10/52
Long Dyke Jn 11/04 [D] 10/56
Cardiff Central 11.06a [P3] ~ 14.21d [P3] 11.01 ~ 14.21
Leckwith North Jn 14/23 14/24
Pontyclun 14/34 14/32
Bridgend 14/47 [P1] 14/48
Stormy 14/50 14/55
Margam Moors Jn 14/53 14/58
Port Talbot Parkway 14c57 ~ 14c59 15/01?
Court Sart Jn 15/03 ?
Dynevor Jn 15/06 15/08
Felin Fran 15/10 15/15
Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn 15/21 15/28
Hendy Jn 15/23 15/29
Pontarddulais 15/24 ?
Pantyffynnon 15t32 ~ 15t35 15.40 ~ 15.43
Llandeilo 15t52 ~ 15t55 16.07 ~ 16.09
Llandovery 16t14 ~ 16t38 16.39 ~ 16.50
Sugar Loaf 16/54 ?
Llanwrtyd 17t00 ~ 17t03 19.42 ~ 19.44
Llandrindod 17.31 ~ 17.34 20.18 ~ 20.21
Llandrindod Crossing 17t36 ~ 17t38 ?
Knighton 18t09 ~ 18t47 20.58 ~ 21.00

Timings continue in first table

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z49 : (43058 T&T 43046) : Cardiff Central to Cardiff Canton

Location Booked
Cardiff Central 11.23d [P3]
Cardiff Canton Depot 11.35a

5Z50 : (43046 T&T 43058) : Cardiff Canton to Cardiff Central

Location Booked
Cardiff Canton Depot 14.05d
Cardiff Central 14.10a [P3]


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