The Red Dragon – Y Ddraig Goch – Saturday 11th March

Second Severn Crossing, bridge over Bristol Channel between England and Wales. Five Kilometres or Three and one third miles long

Second Severn Crossing over Bristol Channel.

UPDATE: Due to gauging, 5043 ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’ will substitute for 4965 ‘Rood Ashton Hall’.

Join us behind 5043 “Earl of Mount Edgcumbe” for this journey to Cardiff (Caerdydd) along the Welsh side of the Severn Estuary.

Our outbound route takes us from Tyseley Warwick Road Station, through Birmingham’s Jewellery District, down Old Hill Bank, through Kidderminster and Worcester Shrub-Hill, before a photo and water-stop at Gloucester. Unusually, we continue through Gloucester, crossing over the River Severn, then following the Welsh side of the Severn Estuary past the Dean Forest Railway, Chepstow, Caldicot and Newport to the City of Cardiff.

Cardiff Bay Cityscape

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff is a city proud of its culture, history and language which has undergone a fascinating journey over the last 2000 years. Cardiff’s rich culture has a diverse range of influences, from the Romans and Normans of antiquity to the industrial revolution and the coal industry – which transformed Cardiff from a small town into a thriving, international city. With so many varying things to do and see, you will have no problem filling the hours you will have to explore the city.


After approximately a 4 hour break in Cardiff, we return to the Midlands along the same route, pausing for water at Gloucester, before tackling the punishing climb up Old Hill.

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Saturday 11th March 2017 – No: 5043 ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’
Provisional Times: Outward: Return:
Tyseley Warwick Road  07:00 20:15
Birmingham Snow Hill  07:20 20:00
Stourbridge Junction  07:45 19:30
Worcester Shrub Hill 08:45  19:00
Gloucester 09:30 to 10:00 (Water Stop)  17:20 to 18:00 (Water Stop)
Cardiff  11:30 15:00
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