10th - 12th October 1980

F & W Railtours
The Grouser

Locos Used 08433, 25064, 25247, 46009, 47050, 47210, 47220, 47534 & 81008
Stock Used booked load 10 (SK+SK+SK+BFK+RUB+TSO+FK+SK+SK+SK)

Route : 1Z80 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
10/10 46009 Plymouth - Totnes - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Taunton - Cogload Jn - Bridgwater - Worle Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Charfield - Standish Jn - Gloucester
10/10 46009 Gloucester - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street
11/10 81008 Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - (via WCML) - Motherwell - Mossend South Jn - Mossend Yard
11/10 47210 Mossend Yard - Garnqueen North Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Carmuirs East Jn - Polmont - Winchburgh Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
11/10 25247 + 25064 (1) Edinburgh Waverley - North Berwick
11/10 25064 + 25247 North Berwick - (1) Edinburgh Waverley - (2) ??? (2) - Haymarket West Jn - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing - Burntisland - Kirkaldy - Ladybank - (2) ??? (2) - Dundee
11/10 25247 + 25064 Dundee - Leuchars - Ladybank - Thornton North Jn - Thornton West Jn - Cowdenbeath - Townhill Jn - Charlestown Jn - Longannet - Kinkardine Jn - Alloa - Stirling - Larbert Jn - Carmuirs East Jn - Grangemouth Jn - Grangemouth
11/10 25064 + 25247 Grangemouth - Grangemouth Jn - Carmuirs West Jn - Greenhill Upper Jn - Lenzie - Cowlairs SB
11/10 25247 + 25064 (3) Cowlairs SB - Sighthill Jn - Bellgrove - High Street Jn - Sheilds Jn - Paisley Canal - Elderslie - Dalry - Kilwinning - Ardrossan South Beach - Ardrossan Harbour
11/10 08433 (4) Ardrossan Harbour - Ardrossan South Beach
11/10 25247 + 25064 Ardrossan South Beach - West Kilbride - Largs
11/10 25064 + 25247 Largs - West Kilbride - Ardrossan South Beach - Dubbs Jn - Irvine - Prestwick - Ayr
11/10 25247 + 25064 Ayr - Prestwick - Irvine - Kilwinning - Dalry - Elderslie - Paisley Gilmour Street - Shields Jn - Terminus Jn - Larkfield Jn - Polmadie - Rutherglen Jn - Carmyle Jn - Langloan Jn - Gartsherrie South Jn - Gartcosh Jn - Sighthill Jn - Cowlairs SB
11/10 47220 Cowlairs SB - Haghill Jn - Parkhead North Jn - Sunnyside Jn - Airdrie - Bathgate Upper - Newbridge Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
11/10-12/10 47220 (5) Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Midcalder Jn - Benhar Jn - Holytown Jn - (5) Mossend South Jn - Motherwell - (5) Law Jn - (via WCML) - Preston
12/10 47220 + 47534 (6) Preston - Euxton Jn - Chorley - Lostock Hall - Bolton - Agecroft Jn - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Crowthorn Jn - Denton Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Alderley Edge - Sandbach - Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Rugeley - Hednesford - Walsall - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
12/10 47050 (7) Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester - Chepstow - Severn Tunnel Junction
12/10 ?47050? (7) Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Patchway - Filton West Jn - Hallen Marsh Jn - Avonmouth Dock - Clifton Down - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads
12/10 ?47050? (7) Bristol Temple Meads - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa - Trowbridge - Westbury - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) Edinburgh to North Berwick & return not shown on tour timing sheet.
(2) Route from Edinburgh to Dundee required (direct not via Edinburgh Suburban & Perth as booked?).
(3) Booked for 2x class 20.
(4) 25247 + 25064 on rear.
(5) Booked class 81-85 between Mossend Yard and Preston (also diverted Mossend East Jn - Mossend South Jn - Motherwell - Law Jn instead of Mossend East Jn - Mossend North Jn - Mossend Yard [rev, loco change] - Mossend North Jn - Mossend East Jn - Holytown Jn - Law Jn)
(6) Booked for a class 40 from Preston to Birmingham.
(7) 47050 worked at least as far as Gloucester. The fact it was subsequently used on the evening of October 12th on RPPR's 'Mayflower' tour from Newton Abbot (19.25d) to Bristol Temple Meads in lieu of a class 50 suggests it may well have worked through to Plymouth (where it would have arrived at around 4pm if this tour was on-time).

Source : Ken Baldwin, Chris Wall, Justin Edwards & 'Nick'

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ken Baldwin)

Location Booked Actual
Plymouth 19.05d ?
Hemerdon 19/15 ?
Totnes 19/33 ?
Dainton Tunnel 19/38 ?
Newton Abbot 19.44a ~ 19.46d ?
Dawlish Warren 19/57 ?
Exeter St Davids 20.08a ~ 20.10d ?
Whiteball SB 20/28 ?
Taunton 20.40a ~ 20.43d ?
Bridgwater 20/55 ?
Worle Jn 21/08 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 21.27a ~ 21.35d ?
Stapleton Road 21/38 ?
Bristol Parkway 21.46a ~ 21.48d ?
Westerleigh Jn 21/55 ?
Charfield 22/04 ?
Standish Jn 22/14 ?
Gloucester 22.25a ~ 22.40d ?
Cheltenham Spa 22.50a ~ 22.52d ?
Ashchurch 23/00 ?
Abbotswood Jn 23/08 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 23.15a ~ 23.17d ?
Droitwich Spa 23/25 ?
Stoke Works Jn 23/31 ?
Bromsgrove 23/34 ?
Blackwell 23/39 ?
Barnt Green 23/42 ?
Kings Norton 23/47 ?
Church Road Jn 23/52 ?
Birmingham New Street 23L59a ~ 00L08d ?
Soho South Jn 00/15 ?
Perry Barr North Jn 00/21 ?
Bescot 00/26 ?
Portobello Jn 00/34 ?
Bushbury Jn 00/37 00/40
Stafford 00/51 ?
Norton Bridge 00/56 ?
Madeley 01/05 ?
Crewe 01.22a ~ 01.24d 01.28 ~ 01.33
Winsford 01/38 ?
Weaver Jn 01/44 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 01/52 ?
Springs Branch Jn 02/03 ?
Wigan North Western 02/07 ?
Euxton Jn 02/15 ?
Preston 02.23a ~ 02.33d 02.55
Lancaster 02/51 ?
Carnforth 02/56 ?
Oxenholme 03/06 ?
Tebay 03/18 ?
Penrith 03/40 03/58
Carlisle 04.05a ~ 04.11d 04.17 ~ 04.34
Gretna Jn 04/21 ?
Signal MC863 04/26 ?
Lockerbie 04/36 ?
Beattock 04/49 ?
Beattock Summit 05/00 ?
Abington 05/08 ?
Carstairs 05/27 ?
Law Jn 05/39 ?
Motherwell 05/48 05/59
Mossend South Jn 05/52 06/07
Mossend 05L54a ~ 06.04d 06.09 ~ 06.14
Garnqueen North Jn 06/14 ?
Greenhill Lower Jn 06/24 ?
Carmuirs East Jn 06/27 06/40
Polmont 06/35 06/47
Winchburgh Jn 06/43 ?
Newbridge Jn 06/47 06/58
Haymarket 06/57 07/03
Edinburgh Waverley 07L00a 07.08 ~ 07.23
North Berwick DIV 07.53a ~ 08.06d
Edinburgh Waverley 08L10d 08.43a ~ 08.57d
Abbeyhill Jn 08/12 ?DIV?
Lochend Jn 08/16 ?DIV?
Niddrie North Jn ? ?DIV?
Niddrie West Jn 08/28 ?DIV?
Craiglockhart Jn 08/37 ?DIV?
Haymarket West Jn 08/41 ?
Dalmeny 08/50 ?
Inverkeithing 08/55 ?
Burntisland 09/06 ?
Kirkaldy 09/13 ?
Thornton North Jn 09/18 ?
Ladybank 09/28 ?
Newbury Jn 09/40 ?DIV?
Hilton Jn 09/56 ?DIV?
Perth 10.02a ~ 10.04d ?DIV?
Errol 10/17 ?DIV?
Buckingham Jn 10/26 ?DIV?
Dundee 10.29a ~ 10.44d 10.14 ~ 10.53
Tay Bridge South 10/51 ?
Leuchars 10/57 11/05
Ladybank 11/09 11/18
Thornton North Jn 11/19 11/28
Thornton West Jn 11/21 11/30
Cowdenbeath 11p36a ~ 11p46d 11.45 ~ 11.53
Townhill Jn 11/51 12/02
Charlestown Jn 11/56 12/06
Longannet 12/18 12/27
Kinkardien Jn 12/36 12/42
Alloa 12/41 12/45
Stirling 13.01a ~ 13.10d 13.02 ~ 13.16
Larbert Jn 13/22 13/30
Carmuirs East Jn 13/23 13/33
Grangemouth Jn 13/27 13/52
Grangemouth 13.34a ~ 13.44d 13.59 ~ 14.13
Grangemouth Jn 13/52 14/22
Carmuirs West Jn 13/57 14/29
Greenhill Upper Jn 14/01 14/33
Lenzie 14/10 14/43
Cowlairs SB 14L16a ~ 14L27d 14.49 ~ 14.59
Sighthill Jn 14/29 15/01
Bellgrove 14/38 15/07
High Street Jn 14/40 15/09
Shields Jn 14/50 15/14
Paisley Canal 14/58 15/36
Elderslie 15/02 15/40
Lochside 15/10 15/47
Dalry 15/16 15/55
Kilwinning 15/20 16.00a ~ 16.02d
Ardrossan South Beach 15L26a ~ 15L32d 16/11
Ardrossan Harbour 15p40a ~ 16p15d 16.15 ~ 16.28
Ardrossan South Beach 16L22a ~ 16L27d 16.35 ~ 16.38
West Kilbride 16/33 16/45
Largs 16.41a ~ 17.11d 16.53 ~ 17.25
West Kilbride 17/20 17/34
Ardrossan South Beach 17/25 17/38
Dubbs Jn 17/31 17.43a ~ 17.47d
Byrehill Jn 17/33 17/48
Irvine 17/37 17/58
Prestwick 17/45 18/10
Ayr 17.52a ~ 18.10d 18.16 ~ 18.28
Prestwick 18/15 18/33
Irvine 18/27 18/53
Kilwinning 18/30 18/56
Dalry 18/37 18/59
Lochside 18/48 19/07
Elderslie 18/59 19/19
Paisley Gilmour Street 19/04 19/23
Shields Jn 19/18 19/29
Terminus Jn 19/17 19/31
Larkfield Jn 19/20 19/33
Polmadie 19c24a ~ 19c26d 19.35 ~ 19.3?
Rutherglen Jn 19/30 19/39
Carmyle Jn 19/33 19/43
Langloan Jn 19/42 19/51
Gartsherrie South Jn 19/48 19/55
Gartcosh Jn 19/50 19/57
Sighthill Jn 19/58 20/07
Cowlairs SB 20L00a ~ 20L15d 20.11 ~ 20.46
Haghill Jn 20/20 20/53
Parkhead North Jn 20/27 20/57
Sunnyside Jn 20/42 21/12
Airdrie 20/47 21/18
Bathgate Upper 21/14 21.55a ~ 22.01d
Newbridge Jn 21/29 ?
Haymarket 21/36 ?
Edinburgh Waverley 21L39a ~ 23L25d 22.41 ~ 23.4?
Haymarket 21/28 21/51
Midcalder Jn 23/51 ?
Benhar Jn 00/04 ?
Holytown Jn 00/16 ?
Mossend North Jn 00/18 DIV
Mossend Yard 00L20a ~ 00.40d DIV
Mossend East Jn 00/43 DIV
Holytown Jn 00/45 DIV
Mossend South Jn DIV ?
Motherwell DIV 00/45
Law Jn 00/52 ?
Carstairs 01/03 ?
Abington 01/17 ?
Beattock Summit 01/26 ?
Beattock 01/35 ?
Lockerbie 01/47 ?
Signal MC 862 01/59 ?
Gretna Jn 02/12 ?
Carlisle 02.22a ~ 02.24d ?
Penrith 02/42 ?
Tebay 02/58 ?
Oxenholme 03/08 ?
Carnforth 03/19 ?
Lancaster 03/24 ?
Preston 03L45a ~ 06L55d 04.00 ~ 04.30
Euxton Jn 04/03 ?
Chorley 04/08 ?
Lostock Hall 04/18 ?
Bolton 04/22 05.??a ~ 05.18d
Agecroft Jn 04/32 ?
Manchester Victoria 04.38a ~ 04.55d ?
Miles Platting 05/00 ?
Ashton Moss North Jn 05/07 ?
Crowthorn Jn 05/10 ?
Denton Jn 05/14 ?
Heaton Norris Jn 05/18 ?
Stockport 05321a ~ 05.23d ?
Alderley Edge 05/34 ?
Sandbach 05/45 06/45
Crewe 05.56a ~ 05.58d 07.05 ~ 07.31
Madeley 06/09 ?
Norton Bridge 06/19 07/55
Stafford 06/24 08/08
Colwich Jn 06/30 08/16
Rugeley 06/35 09/06
Hednesford 06/45 09/19
Ryecroft Jn 07/02 09/41
Pleck Jn 07/05 09/45
Bescot 07/07 09/47
Perry Barr North Jn 07/12 09/54
Aston 07/19 09/58
Proof House Jn 07/19 10/02
Birmingham New Street 07L22a ~ 07L37d 10.04 ~ ??.??
Soho South Jn 07/42 ?
Galton Jn 07/44 ?
Stourbridge Junction 07/56 ?
Kidderminster 08/02 ?
Hartlebury 08/06 ?
Droitwich SPa 08/12 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 08.20a ~ 08.22d ?
Abbotswood Jn 08/29 ?
Ashchurch 08/38 ?
Cheltenham Spa 08.44a ~ 08.46d ?
Gloucester 08.54a ~ 08.56d ?
Awre 09/10 ?
Lydney 09/15 ?
Severn Tunnel Junction 09.35a ~ 09.50d ?
Pilning 09/53 ?
Patchway 10/03 ?
Filton West Jn 10/06 ?
Hallen Marsh Jn 10/18 ?
Avonmouth Dock 10/23 ?
Clifton Down 10/33 ?
Stapleton Road 10.39a ~ 10.40d ?
Bristol Temple Meads 10.45a ~ 13.00d ?
Westbury ? ?
Taunton 14.15a ~ 14.17d ?
Exeter St Davids 14.47a ~ 14.49d ?
Newton Abbot 15.11a ~ 15.13d ?
Plymouth 16.07a ?


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