20th July 1980

The Numbertaker

Tour cancelled for reason(s) unknown

Route :

Advertised Loco(s) Advertised Route
2x class 31s London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Gloucester - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
2x class 37s Newport - (2) - Cardiff Central - Barry - Bridgend - Landore Jn - Swansea Loop West Jn - Llanelli
2x class 37s Llanelli - (via Swansea District lines) - Cardiff Central - Newport
2x class 31s Newport - Hereford - Worcester Shrub Hill - Oxford - Reading - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Advertised to pass 16 depots and stabling points; Ranelagh Bridge, Old Oak Common, Southall, Reading, Swindon, Gloucester, Severn Tunnel Junction, Ebbw Jn, Cardiff Canton, Barry Town, Margam, Landore, Swansea District, Cardiff Canton, Hereford, Worcester & Oxford.
(2) Also advertised to cover a colliery line out of Newport and ('hopefully') Cardiff Docks.

Source : Colin Marsden

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Colin Marsden)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Paddington (08.20d) (22.00a)

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