24th May 1980

Rocket 150 Excursion

Locos Used 37xxx, 37267, 47107,  47110 &  47125

Route :

Loco Route
47110 Plymouth Exeter Taunton Weston-Super-Mare Bristol Temple Meads
47125 Bristol Temple Meads Bristol Parkway Gloucester
47125 Gloucester Cheltenham Bromsgrove (1) - Birmingham New St.- Aston Bushbury Jn Stafford Norton Bridge Stockport Denton Ashton Moss Manchester Victoria Eccles Earlestown Rainhill
47107 Manchester Victoria (return as outward) Stafford Wolverhampton Birmingham New Street Camp Hill line Bromsgrove (return as outward) Plymouth

Notes :
(1) banked up The Lickey by 37267 + 37xxx - anyone able to identify the second loco?

Because of late running, the train continued to Rainhill to drop us off instead of catching a DMU shuttle to Rainhill from Manchester Victoria. On return, passengers had to get a DMU from Rainhill to Manchester Victoria.

Source : Ian Monkton (joined/left the train at Bristol Temple Meads)

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