3rd March 1979
The Central Walesman
|Locos Used||at least 37192, 45071, 47013 & 82006|
|AC Electric||London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton) - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street|
|45071||Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews JN - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Ashchurch - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Cogan - Barry|
|37192||Barry - Rhoose - Aberthaw - Bridgend - Port Talbot - Court Sart Jn - Jersey Marine North Jn - Hendy East Jn - Llandrindod Wells - Craven Arms - Church Stretton - Abbey Foregate Jn|
|47013||Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Wolverhampton|
|82006||Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Northampton) - London Euston|
(1) There were off-train options from Cardiff and also a visit to Barry Scrapyard. 'Cardiff passengers were shipped to Barry for the return'.
(2) Peter Finan comments: I seem to recall that this tour ran into problems with the steam heating being provided by 37192 on the return, the luckless participants at the rear of the train seemed to have little heat. 47013 did not improve matters. 82006 had E.T.S & heat was at long last available.
Source : Peter Finan
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