19th January 1980
Great Western Society
|Loco(s) Used||at least steam: 5051 'Drysllwyn Castle'|
|Stock Used||GWS vintage stock|
|?????||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|
(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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