4th April 1981

Monmouthshire Railway Society
Roath Dock Rumbler Tour

DMU's Used 3-car sets: B471+B462

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Bristol Temple Meads - Avonmouth - North Filton - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Aberbeeg - Waun Llwyd Loop
as listed Waun Llwyd Loop - Aberbeeg
as listed Aberbeeg - Rose Heyworth
as listed Rose Heyworth - Aberbeeg - Newport (up relief) (2)
as listed Newport [P2] - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton Jn - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Due to permanent way programme cut backs at the time it had been necessary to delete the section north of Waun Llwyd and the Lady Windsor Colliery branch from the original specification. The Rose Heyworth and Walnut Tree to Aber Jn lines were substituted in compensation. The tour was to continue on its return from Rose Heyworth to various locations in the Cardiff area but this was thwarted by a strike of Cardiff Valley guards, leading to a early return to Bristol.
(2) Ian Umpleby comments: The arrival time (actual) at Newport was on the Up Relief and departure time (actual), after a shunt, was from platform 2.

Source : Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 09.18d 09.20
Stapleton Road 09/21 09/24
Clifton Down 09x28 ~ 09x30 09.30 ~ 09.32
Avonmouth Dock 09/37 09/41
Hallen Marsh Jn 09/41 09/45
North Filton 09/50 09/56
Severn Tunnel Junction 10.04a ~ 10.05d 10.15a  ~ 10.16d
Newport 10.16a ~ 10.18d 10.28 ~ 10.37
Park Jn 10/23 10/42
Lime Kiln Jn 10/36 10/53
Aberbeeg 10/58 11/14
Waun Llwyd Loop 11.20 ~ 11.30 11.43 ~ 11.44
Aberbeeg 11.50 ~ 11.56 11.58 ~ 12.00
Rose Heyworth 12.11 ~ 12.21 12.13 ~ 12.28
Aberbeeg 12/36 12/39
Lime Kiln Jn 12/58 13/03
Park Jn 13/11 13/15
Ebbw Jn ? DIV
Pengam Jn ? DIV
Tidal Sidings ? DIV
Splott Jn ? DIV
Tidal Sidings ? DIV
Pengam Jn ? DIV
Long Dyke Jn ? DIV
GKN Castle Rod Mill ? DIV
Long Dyke Jn ? DIV
Cardiff Central ? DIV
Ninian Park ? DIV
Waterhall Jn ? DIV
Radyr ? DIV
Walnut Tree Jn ? DIV
Penrhos Jn ? DIV
Aber Jn ? DIV
Caerphilly ? DIV
Heath Jn ? DIV
Cardiff Queen Street ? DIV
Cardiff Central 15.36a ~ 15.38d DIV
Newport 16.07a ~ ??.??d 13.21 ~ 13.34
Severn Tunnel Junction 16.20a ~ ??.??d 13.52 ~ 13.53
Patchway ? 14/07
Filton Jn ? 14/08
Stapleton Road ? 14/13
Bristol Temple Meads 16.56a 14.17


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