15th March 1980
M. & G.N. Joint
East - West Express
|Loco(s) Used||at least 47255|
|?????||Great Yarmouth - ??? - Norwich|
|47255||Norwich - Wymondham - Attleborough - Thetford - Ely - Cambridge - Harlow Town - Tottenham Hale - Stratford (HL) - Willesden Junction HL - Ealing Broadway - ??? - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads|
|47255||Bristol Temple Meads - (?reverse of outward route?) - Norwich|
|?????||Norwich - (?reverse of outward route?) - Great Yarmouth|
(1) Off train options were;
Tour A: Passengers leave and rejoin the train at either Bath or Bristol spending their time locally.
Tour B: A coach transfer (by Turners of Bristol) took place between Bristol Temple Meads and Bitton. At the Bitton Railway Centre 'Edwin Hulse' (Avonside 0-6-0ST Works No. 1798 of 1918) was used. Two return trips were made from Bitton to Cherry Garden Lane, departing Bitton at 14.30 and 15.45 - a round trip completed in 15 minutes. This was probably on public services operating that day.
Tour C: Cheddar Gorge & Caves - by road coach to/from Bristol.
Sources : Alan Osborn (joined/left the train at Tottenham
Hale), Eddie Humphrey & Jon Horswell
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn & Eddie Humphrey)
|Norwich||??.??a ~ 08.10d||?||00.15a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Wymondham||??.??a ~ 08.26d||?||23.58a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Attleborough||??.??a ~ 08.35d||?||23.48a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Thetford||??.??a ~ 08.52d||?||23.30a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Ely||??.??a ~ 09.25d||?||23.00a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Cambridge||??.??a ~ 09.45d||?||22.4a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Harlow Town||??.??a ~ 10.20d||?||22.05a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Tottenham Hale||??.??a ~ 10.41d||??.?? ~ 10.43||21.47a ~ ??.??d||21.47 ~ ??.??|
|Stratford HL||?||??c?? ~ ??c??||?||??c?? ~ ??c??|
|Ealing Broadway||??.??a ~ 11.35d||11.47 ~ 11.49||20.49a ~ ??.??d||20.33 ~ 20.52|
|Bath Spa||13.40a ~ ??.??d||13.23 ~ 13.27||??.??a ~ 19.10d||19.02 ~ 19.12|
|Bristol Temple Meads||14.00a||13.40||18.55d||18.55|
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