30th September & 1st October 1967

?Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society?
Special Train to Talyllyn

Locos Used AC electrics
DMU Used 3-car Metro-Cammell set

Route :

Date Traction Route
30/09 electric loco London Euston - Birmingham New Street
30/09 DMU as listed Birmingham New Street - Shrewsbury
30/09 DMU as listed +
service DMU set
Shrewsbury - Sutton Bridge Jn - Welshpool - Newtown - Talerddig - Machynlleth - Dovey Junction
30/09 DMU as listed Dovey Junction - Towyn
30/09-01/10 DMU as listed Towyn - (reverse of outward route) - Rugby
01/10 electric loco Rugby - London Euston

Notes :
(1) This tour was to have been run in conjunction with Ian Allan Travel however low bookings (just 85 passengers) would have resulted in a large loss so the plans were scaled back and service trains used between Euston and Birmingham New Street, and Rugby and London Euston. The chartered DMU was also attached to the 11.30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth as far as Dovey Junction.

Source : book: 'Talyllyn Railway A.G.M. Specials'

Advertised Timings
(from John Debens)

These were the timings advertised for the special train (which in the end did not run due to low bookings).

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Euston 07.50d 06.00a
Watford Junction 08.10d 05.40a
Birmingham New Street 09.30d 03.45a
Wolverhampton 10.00d 03.18a
Shrewsbury 10.40d 02.40a
Towyn 13.30a 23.30d

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