19th January 1980

Great Western Society
The Phoenix

Loco(s) Used at least steam: 5051 'Drysllwyn Castle'
Stock Used GWS vintage stock

Route :

Loco Route
????? London Paddington - Didcot Parkway
5051 Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Warwick - Stratford-upon-Avon
5051 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) - Didcot Parkway
????? Didcot Parkway - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as 12th January in error.
John Harrup comments: I seem to remember the name of 5051 was changed back from 'Earl Bathurst' (which it was renamed from 'Dryswllyn Castle' in 1937) for this trip. The weather was foul, overcast all day, very cold with a substantial snowfall during the previous night.

Sources : Gary Thornton, John Harrup, Chris Cole & Andrew Withers

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