4th October 1980

6000 Locomotive Association
The Deeside Venturer

Locos Used ????? & steam: 4930 'Hagley Hall' & 6000 'King George V'
Stock Used 10 mark 1's including 4776 (1)

Route : 1Z20 throughout

Loco Route
????? Taunton - Bridgwater - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Filton Jn - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
4930 Newport - Maindee North jn - Abergavenny - Hereford
6000 Hereford - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester
6000 Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford
4930 Hereford - (reverse of outward route) - Newport
????? Newport - (reverse of outward route) - Taunton

Notes :
(1) Rake was increased to 12 coaches from Hereford to Chester and back - additional vehicles were Pullman cars 'Aquilla' & 'Christine' (car 64).
(2) Gordon Lacy comments: An excellent outing, never more than 12 minutes out of time. Although beset somewhat by clearance slacks, these were adequately allowed for. The highlight of the whole day being Hagley Hall's superb run back from Hereford carving 18 minutes out of the schedule, & storming past Abergavenny at 74mph in the dark!
(2) May have run in conjunction with the Great Western Society?

Source : Gordon Lacy (joined/left the train at Newport)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Lacy)


4930 upon arrival at Hereford on the way northwards.


6000 at Chester after coaling and watering.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Taunton 08.45d ?   21.50a ?
Bridgwater 08/56 ?   21/38 ?
Worle Jn 09/08 ?   21/26 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 09.26a ~ 09.30d ?   21.04a ~ 21.08d ?
Filton Jn ? ?   20/56 ?
Pilning 09/43 ?   20/50 ?
Severn Tunnel Junction 09/49 ?   20/44 ?
Newport 10L00a ~ 10L15d ??.?? ~ 10.19   20L24a ~ 20L34d 20.18 ~ ??.??
Maindee North Jn 10/17 10/22   20/22 20/15
Llantarnam Jn 10/25 10/31   20/14 20/08
Pontypool Road 10p34a ~ 10p49d 10.40 ~ 10.49   20/04 20/01
Abergavenny 11/14 11/10   19/45 19/49
Pontrilas 11/32 11/26   19/29 19/22
Hereford 11L57a ~ 12L10d 11.50 ~ 12.10   18L54a ~ 19L04d 18.50 ~ 19.16
Shelwick Jn 12/17 12/16   18/51 18/45
Leominster 12/36 12/35   18/32 18/29
Woofferton 12/46 12/46   18/22 18/20
Craven Arms 13/08 13/07   17/58 18/03
Church Stretton 13/17 13/20   17/47 17/54
Sutton Bridge Jn 13/31 13/35   17/33 17/32
Shrewsbury 13w34a ~ 14w09d 13.38 ~ 14.12   16w55a ~ 17w30d 16.58 ~ 17.30
Gobowen 14/31 14/36   16/35 16/38
Ruabon 14/43 14/45   16/25 16/30
Wrexham General 14/50 14/54   16/20 16/22
Rossett 14/56 15/00   16/14 16/16
Chester 15.05a 15.12   16.05d 16.05

WSR Option:

Location Booked Actual
Bishops Lydeard 13.45d 13.52
Minehead ? ?


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