2nd September 1973

B.R.
Central Wales Land Cruise

Locos Used 1680, 1938 & 6888

Route :

Loco Route
1938 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot East Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Heyford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton - Tyseley - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Galton Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Wellington - Shrewsbury
6888 Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Llandovery - Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - Morlais East Jn - Llandielo Jn - Llanelli
1680 Llanelli - Swansea Loop West Jn - Landore Jn - Neath - Port Talbot - Bridgend - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Bristol Parkway - Westerliegh Jn - Swindon - Didcot - Reading - Slough - London Paddington

Source : John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
Paddington 07.30d ?
Ealing Broadway ??.??a ~ 07.40d ?
Southall ??.??a ~ 07.47d ?
Hayes ??.??a ~ 07.52d ??.?? ~ 07.53
West Drayton ??.??a ~ 07.57d 07.58 ~ 08.00
Slough ??.??a ~ 08.06d 08.07 ~ 08.08
Maidenhead 08/14 08/16
Twyford 08/20 ?
Reading ??.?/a ~ 08.27d 08.30 ~ 08.32
Didcot East Jn 08/43 08/50
Didcot North Jn 08/50 08.52a ~ 08.54d
Oxford 09/11 09/19
Wolvercot Jn 09/15 09/24
Heyford 09/25 09/32
Birmingham New Street 10.24a ~ 10.26d 10.38a ~ 10.43
Shrewsbury 11L20a ~ 13L05d 11.32 ~ 13.06
Craven Arms 13/34 13.38a ~ 13.42d
Llandrindod Wells 14/26 14/22
Llanwrtyd Wells 15/04 14/57
Llandovery 15/26 15/19
Llandeilo 15/48 15/39
Pantyffynnon 16/12 16/01
Hendy Jn 16/21 ?
Morlais Jn 16/24 ?
Llandeilo Jn 16/30 ?
Llanelli 16L33a ~ 16L45d 16.28 ~ 16.55
Swansea Loop West Jn 16/57 17/12
Llandore Jn 16/59 ?
Neath 17/13 17/22
Port Talbot 17/22 17/29
Bridgend 17/35 17/40
Cardiff Central 18.03a ~ 18.06d 18.05 ~ 18.06
Newport 18/20 18/19
Severn Tunnel Junction 18/32 18/29
Pilning 18/40 18/37
Patchway 18/44 18/41
Bristol Parkway 18/46 18/42
Westerleigh Jn 18/51 18/47
Badminton 18/58 18/54
Wootton Bassett Jn 19/13 19/09
Swindon 19/18 19.15a ~ 19.17d
Challow 19/28 19/28
Didcot 19/36 19/36
Reading 19.53a ~ ??.??d 19.56 ~ 20.03
Twyford 20/02 ?
Maidenhead 20/07 20/13
Slough 20.12a ~ ??.??d 20.19 ~ 20.20
West Drayton 20.21a ~ ??.??d ?
Hayes 20.27a ~ ??.??d 20.34 ~ ??.??
Southall 20.33a ~ ??.??d ?
Ealing Broadway 20.41a ~ ??.??d ?
Paddington 20.55a ?


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