20th December 1980

Hertfordshire Railtours
Severn Belle

Locos Used 25221, 25224, D1013 'Western Ranger', 81002 & 86206
Stock Used 14017+3027+3105+3101+3120+3099+1711+3119+3110+3099+3106

Route : 1T05 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86206 London Euston - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Northampton - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
25224 + 25221 (1) Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Park Lane Jn - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Dudley - (1) Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Bewdley South
D1013 Bewdley South - Arley - Highley - Hampton Loade - Bridgnorth
D1013 Bridgnorth - (reverse of outward route) - Bewdley South
25221 + 25224 Bewdley South - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Birmingham New Street
81002 Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Alan Osborn comments: Outward journey had to be diverted as route from Birmingham New Street to Stourbridge Junction was blocked by a derailment at Langley Green. The line was re-opened later in the day allowing the return journey to be routed this way, as booked.

Sources : John Guyatt, Alan Osborn & LASERman (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Euston 08.00d 08.04   19.37a 19.52
Willesden Junction 08/07 08/10   19/29 19.52
Watford Junction 08.16a ~ 08.18d 08.20a ~ 08.23d   19.13a ~ 19.15d 19.33 ~ 19.34
Hemel Hempstead 08.26a ~ 08.27d 08.30 ~ 08.32   19.05a ~ 19.06d 19.24 ~ 19.26
Tring 08/35 08/39   18/57 19/17
Bletchley 08.47a ~ 08.48d 08.49 ~ 08.50   18.42a ~ 18.43d 19.05 ~ 19.07
Hanslope Jn 08/56 08/58   18/29 ?
Northampton 09.05a ~ 09.07d 09.07 ~ 09.09   18.18a ~ 18.20d 18.35 ~ 18.38
Long Buckby 09/16 09/18   18/09 ?
Rugby 09.28a ~ 09.30d 09.26 ~ 09.30   17.58a ~ 18.00d 18.15 ~ 18.16
Coventry 09.40a ~ 09.42d 09.49 ~ 09.51   17.45a ~ 17.47d 18.03 ~ 18.04
Proof House Jn 10/07 ?   17/25 ?
Birmingham New Street 10L10a ~ 10L25d 10.14 ~ 10.29   17L08a ~ 17L23d 17.19 ~ 17.32
Soho South Jn 10/31 DIV   17/03 ?
Galton Jn 10/33 DIV   16/59 ?
Castle Bromwich Jn DIV 10/45  
Walsall DIV 11/08  
Dudley DIV 11/22  
Stourbridge Junction 10/47 11/31   16/36 16/49
Kidderminster 10.57 ~ 10.58 11.45 ~ 11.51   16.25 ~ 16.26 16.33 ~ 16.36
Foley Park (BR/SVR) 11.03 ~ 11.10 11.55 ~ 12.04   16.10 ~ 16.20 16.18 ~ 16.28
Bewdley South SB 11L20 ~ 11L30 12.10 ~ 12.38   ? ?
Bewdley ? ?   15L30a ~ 16L00d 15.51 ~ 16.10
Arley 11/43 12/52   15/15 15/41
Highley 11/51 13/01   15/08 15/31
Hampton Loade 11.58 ~ 12.08 13/07   ? ?
Bridgnorth 12.23a 13.21   14.45d 15.05


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