Excursion Details

The Severn Aggregator - NEW

13/01/2018

Image courtesy of Martin Loader.

Saturday 13th January, 2018

 

A LEISURELY AND INTERESTING RAILTOUR HIGHLIGHTING THREE FREIGHT BRANCHLINES, AND OTHER LOOPS AND SPURS, ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SEVERN ESTUARY.

 

The day starts with pick ups from the South Midlands, through the heart of the West Midlands to Gloucester, from where a circular itinerary commences. With Goods Loops and sidings featuring throughout the day. We have selected three freight branchlines as specific highlights:

    Westerleigh - with its oil terminal nestling against the M4 (ex LMS)
    Machen - another stone quarry railhead (once part of the Brecon & Merthyr)
    Sharpness - retained for nucleur traffic (ex Severn & Wye Joint)

 

Motive power for the day is based on a DB Cargo class 66 trunking Banbury to Gloucester and back, then a DB Cargo class 60 around Severnside with the 66 assisting.

 

On board there will be Gricers Grill hot food and buffet service, real ales plus sales stand and charity raffle.

 

The following routing beyond, and back to, Gloucester has been requested:

 

Via Gloucester Down Goods Loop - Gloucester (reverse) - Standish Jn - Yate South Jn - Westerleigh Yard (reverse) - Yate South Jn - Yate Middle Jn (reverse) - Bristol Parkway - via Pilning Down Goods Loop - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Park Jn - Machen Quarry (reverse) - Park Jn - Newport - via Up Relief - Severn Tunnel Junction - via Lydney Up Goods Loop - Gloucester via Up Relief - Haresfield Down Goods Loop - Berkeley Road Jn - Sharpness (reverse) - Berkeley Road Jn - Haresfield Up Goods Loop - Gloucester (reverse) - via Up Goods Loop - Barnwood Jn.

 

 

Estimated Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Banbury 0700 2040
Leamington Spa 0720 2020
Dorridge 0740 2000
Birmingham Snow Hill 0800 1940
Stourbridge Jn 0825 1915
Kidderminster 0840 1900
Worcester Shrub Hill 0905 1835
Cheltenham Spa 0930 1810
Gloucester 1000 1800

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4  
Standard Class £98.00 £49.00
£372.00  

First Class

£139.00 £99.00 £536.00  

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats are available at a supplement of £28 per person in First Class.

 

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Updated 08/09/17

 

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