26th April 1980
|Locos Used||47500 & 86247|
Route : 1Z19 throughout
|47500||Ealing Broadway - (via GWML) - Reading [P4] - Didcot Avoiding Line - Oxford [P2] - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Kenilworth - Coventry|
|86247||Coventry - Birmingham International [P3] - Stechford - Aston - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Crewe - Warrington - Wigan - Preston - Lancaster - Carlisle -Motherwell - Polmadie - Glasgow Central|
|86247||Glasgow Central - (reverse of outward route) - Aston - Birmingham New Street|
|47500||Birmingham New Street - Leamington Spa - Oxford - Ealing Broadway|
Only 31 passengers were on board this train with over 500 seats available!
Missing or Uncertain Information
(1) Route and actual stopping pattern prior to Reading.
(2) Platforms / lines used on route from Bushbury Jn to Glasgow.
(3) Platforms / lines used on route from Glasgow to Oxford.
(4) Confirmation of Onward route from Oxford back to Ealing Broadway
Source : Shayne Lewis (joined Reading, left Oxford)
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