17th May 1980

S.L.O.A.
The Bristolian

Locos Used 40169,  45073,  46035,  85016,  46229 'Duchess of Hamilton'
Stock Used TSO+TSO+TSO+TSO+BFK+FK+RV+TSO+TSO+TSO+TSO

Route : 1Z40 throughout

Loco(s) Route
46035 Bristol Temple Meads Filton Jn Bristol Parkway Westerleigh Jn Yate Cheltenham Spa Abbotswood Jn Stoke Works Jn Bromsgrove Barnt Green ?Selly Oak? Birmingham New Street Water Orton Tamworth Burton-on-Trent Derby Ambergate Jn Clay Cross South Jn Chesterfield Dore Station Jn Sheffield Rotherham Wath Road Jn Cudworth Normanton Leeds
46229 Leeds Harrogate York Leeds
40169 + 46229 Leeds Skipton Hellifield Carnforth
40169 Carnforth (via WCML) Crewe
85016 Crewe Stafford Wolverhampton Dudley Port ??? Birmingham New Street
45073 Birmingham New Street ??? Barnt Green Stoke Works Jn Worcester Shrub Hill Abbotswood Jn (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Owing to the risk of fire between Carnforth and Hellifield following exceptionally dry weather conditions, the steam leg was changed to a Leeds - Harrogate - York - Leeds circular tour, after which, 40169 was attached as pilot on to Carnforth where 46229 was removed. BR (LM) had advised the operators on 14th May that on the return leg the train would be re-routed between Blackburn and Bolton to run direct via Darwen instead of being diverted via the WCML and Chorley, and revised timings were given for the run to Manchester Victoria. In the event however, to regain time lost doing the York circular tour, the train was sent directly from Carnforth to Crewe via the WCML missing out Blackburn and Manchester altogether. Also on the return leg, the train was diverted to run via Worcester due to engineering work between Bromsgrove and Ashchurch.

Sources : Ian Monkton (on the train throughout) & Jim Sparks (joined/left the train at Bristol Parkway)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Jim Sparks)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 07.25d ?   23.05d ?
Filton Jn 07/33 ?   ? ?
Bristol Parkway 07.35a ~ 07.37d ??.?? ~ 07.47   22.52a ~ 22.54d 22.41 ~ 22.43
Westerleigh Jn 07/43 07/53   ? ?
Yate South 07/46 07/56   ? ?
Charfield 07/52 08/02   22/38 22/27
Standish Jn 08/01 08.11 ~ 08.21   ? ?
Cheltenham Spa 08.20a ~ 08.22d 08.42 ~ 08.45   22.10a ~ 22.12d 21.58 ~ 22.02
Ashchurch 08/29 08/52   ? ?
Worcester Shrub Hill   DIV ?
Bromsgrove 08/49 09/12   21/18 21/03
Blackwell 08/53 09/15   ? ?
Barnt Green 08/56 09/17   ? ?
Birmingham New Street 09L13a ~ 09L21d 09.30 ~ 09.33   20L42a ~ 20L55d 20.33 ~ 20.46

 

Location Booked Actual
Water Orton 09/32 09/44
Tamworth 09/40 09/58
Burton-on-Trent 09/49 10/07
Derby 10.08a ~ 10.10d 10.26 ~ 10.29
Chesterfield 10/38 11/02
Sheffield 10c55 ~ 10c57 11.20 ~ 11.20
Rotherham 11/05 11/27
Wath Road Jn 11/11 11/32
Cudworth 11/19 11/39
Normanton 11/33 11/51
Leeds 11L52a ~ 12.08 ~ 12.30
Harrogate DIV 13p20a ~ 13p37d
Knaresborough DIV 13/45
York DIV 14.15a ~ 14.28d
Church Fenton DIV 14/42
Leeds ~ 12L06d 15.02 ~ 15.27
Wortley Jn 12/11 15/31
Shipley Leeds Jn 12/26 15/46
Keighley 12/39 16/03
Skipton 12c52 ~ 12c54 16.13 ~ 16.15
Hellifield 13w09a ~ 13w20d 16/31
Settle Jn 13/26 16/36
Wennington 13/47 16/59
Carnforth East Jn 14/01 17/13
Carnforth 14.04a ~ 15.11d 17.16 ~ 18.03
Carnforth East Jn 15/13 DIV
Wennington 15/27 DIV
Settle Jn 15/50 DIV
Hellifield 15/56 DIV
Clitheroe 16/16 DIV
Blackburn 16w44a ~ 17w10d DIV
Darwen 17/22 DIV
Bolton 17/38 DIV
Manchester Victoria 18L00a ~ 18L35d DIV
Denton Jn 18/55 DIV
Stockport 19L02a ~ 19L13d DIV
Preston DIV ?
Warrington Bank Quay DIV ?
Crewe 19.45a ~ 19.48d 19.20 ~ 19.36
Stafford 20/10 20/00
Wolverhampton 20.25a ~ 20.27d 20/15
Dudley Port 20/33 20/23

Timings continue in first table.

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