27th & 28th September 1980
M. & G.N. Joint
Lakes & Lights Explorer
|Loco(s) Used||at least 47xxx|
|27/09||?????||Great Yarmouth - ??? - Norwich|
|27/09||?????||Norwich - Wymondham - Thetford - Ely|
|27/09||?????||Ely - March - Peterborough - ??? - Preston - Blackpool North|
|28/09||?????||Blackpool North - (?reverse of outward route?) - Ely|
|28/09||?????||Ely - (reverse of outward route) - Norwich|
|28/09||?????||Norwich - ??? - Great Yarmouth|
(1) Off train options were;
Tour A: Preston or Blackpool only.
Tour B: Grand Lake District and Blackpool tour - leaving the train at Preston for road coaches to Blackpool via the Lake District, including a steamer ride on Lake Windermere and a trip on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.
Tour C: Ullswater & Blackpool tour - by road coaches from Preston, rejoining the train at Blackpool.
(2) Eddie Humphrey recalls it was a class 47 on the train at Peterborough as the train over-ran the platform and had to set-back. It is not confirmed if this was on the outward or return leg.
Source : Eddie Humphrey
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Eddie Humphrey)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Norwich||??.??a ~ 05.15d||07.45a ~ ??.??d|
|Wymondham||??.??a ~ 05.31d||07.27a ~ ??.??d|
|Attleborough||??.??a ~ 05.50d||07.10a ~ ??.??d|
|Thetford||??.??a ~ 05.57d||06.52a ~ ??.??d|
|Ely||??.??a ~ 06.38d||06.10a ~ ??.??d|
|Peterborough||??.??a ~ 07.22d||05.25a ~ ??.??d|
|Preston||11.38a ~ ??.??d||??.??a ~ 01.19d|
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