1st November 1980

Severn Valley Railway Association
The Forth and Tay Express

Locos Used at least 45007, 47269, 85017 and steam 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 13 coaches

Route : 1Z15 throughout

Loco Route
85017 Coventry - Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton - Stafford - (via WCML) - Carstairs
45007 Carstairs - Midcalder Jn - Slateford Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
60009 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Dalmeny - Kirkcaldy - Leuchars - Dundee
60009 Dundee - Perth - Hilton Jn - Gleneagles - Stirling - Larbert - Falkirk Grahamston - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
47269? Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Carstairs
????? Carstairs - (via WCML) - Stafford - Wolverhampton (1) - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - (1) Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry

Notes :
(1) Booked route was via Birmingham New Street.

Sources : John Cowlishaw & Chris Waite

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Cowlishaw & Bob Alcock)

Location

Booked

Actual

 

Booked

Actual

Coventry

06.54d

07.02

 

23.24a

01.25

Birmingham International

07.03a ~ 07.04d

07.17 ~ 07.18

 

23.12a ~ 23.13d

01.12 ~ 01.13

Aston

 

DIV

?

Bescot

 

DIV

?

Birmingham New Street

07.17a ~ 07.21d

07.30 ~ 07.36

 

22.55a ~ 22.58d

DIV

Wolverhampton

07.42a ~ 07.44d

07.51 ~ 07.54

 

22.34a ~ 22.36d

00.38 ~ 00.43

Stafford

08.00a ~ 08.02d

08.07 ~ 08.08

 

22.17a ~ 22.19d

00.20 ~ 00.22

Norton Bridge

08/07

08/16

 

?

?

Crewe

08.23a ~ 08.25d

08.34 ~ 08.37

 

21.55a ~ 21.57d

23.47 ~ 23.51

Winsford

08/33

08/46

 

21/44

23/29

Weaver Jn

08/38

08/50

 

?

?

Warrington Bank Quay

08/43

08/57

 

21/33

23/22

Wigan North Western

08/52

09/05

 

21/25

23/14

Preston

09.07a ~ 09.09d

09.18 ~ 09.21

 

21.10a ~ 21.12d

22.54 ~ 22.57

Lancaster

09/25

09/37

 

20/51

22/37

Carnforth

09/30

09/41

 

20/47

22/33

Oxenholme

09/39

09/49

 

20/38

22/20

Tebay

09/50

09/59

 

20/28

22/10

Penrith

10/07

10/13

 

20/13

21/56

Carlisle

10c25 ~ 10c27

10.27 ~ 10.28

 

19c50 ~ 19c52

21.38 ~ 21.39

Gretna Jn

10/35

10/37

 

19/42

21/30

Lockerbie

10/50

10/48

 

19/23

21/18

Beattock

11/02

10/57

 

19/13

21/10

Beattock Summit

11/11

11/05

 

19/04

21/01

Carstairs

11L33 ~ 11L39

11.30 ~ 11.36

 

18L34 ~ 18L43

20.31 ~ 20.37

Midcalder Jn

12/00

11/58

 

18/10

20/03

Edinburgh Waverley

12L19a ~ 12L35d

12.16 ~ 12 36

 

17L33a ~ 17L51

18.54 ~ 19.32

Haymarket

12/40

12/43

 

17/30

18/49

Dalmeny

12/52

12/52

 

Inverkeithing

12/59

12/59

 

Burntisland

13/10

13/12

 

Kirkcaldy

13/19

13/22

 

Thornton North Jn

13/27

13/30

 

Ladybank

13/40

13/40

 

Leuchars

13W55 ~ 14W01

14.03 ~ 14.11

 

Linlithgow

 

17/11

18/03

Falkirk Grahamston

 

17/01

17/51

Larbert Jn

 

16/53

17/47

Stirling

 

16/40

17/34

Dunblane

 

16/29

17/25

Gleneagles

 

16/15

17/08

Hilton Jn

 

15/59

?

Perth

 

15W49 ~ 15W54

16.29 ~ 16.38

Errol

 

15/32

16/10

Dundee

14.20a

14.31

 

15.18d

15.50


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