27th December 1980

S.L.O.A.
(Santa Steam Special)

Locos Used 86240 & steam: 850 'Lord Nelson' & 4472 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock Used Booked for 13 coaches

Route : 1T05 throughout

Loco Route
86240 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon, Trent Valley) - Carnforth
850 Carnforth - Grange-over-Sands - Dalton Jn - (via Dalton Loop) - Park South - Millom - Seascale (1)
4472 Seascale - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth
86240 Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Booked reversal point was
Sellafield.

Sources : Kevin Driscoll & John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll & John Broderick)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.0 London Euston 08.15d ?   21.11a ? 593.0
5.4 Willesden Junction 08/21 ?   21/04 ? 587.6
17.5 Watford Junction 08.31a ~ 08.32d ??.?? ~ 08.40   20.47a ~ 20.49d 20.53 ~ ??.?? 575.5
31.7 Tring 08/43 ?   20/35 ? 561.3
46.7 Bletchley 08/54 08/59   20/21 20/34 546.3
69.7 Weedon 09/10 ?   ? ? 523.3
82.6 Rugby 09.22a ~ 09.24d 09.24 ~ 09.25   19.46a ~ 19.48d 20.08 ~ 20.09 510.4
97.1 Nuneaton 09.37a ~ 09.38d 09.39 ~ 09.40   19.31a ~ 19.33d 19.52 ~ 19.54 495.9
110.0 Tamworth 09/48 09/50   19/20 19/43 483.0
116.3 Lichfield Trent Valley 09.55a ~ 09.56d 09.56 ~ 09.59   19.10a ~ 19.15d 19.35 ~ 19.37 476.7
121.0 Armitage 10/02 ?   19/03 ? 472.0
127.2 Colwich 10/06 10/08   18/55 ? 465.8
133.6 Stafford 10/14 10/13   18/50 19/19 459.4
138.9 Norton Bridge 10/18 10/20   18/46 19/05 454.0
150.1 Madeley 10/26 ?   18/39 ? 443.0
158.1 Crewe 10.35a ~ 10.37d 10.35 ~ 10.38   18.27a ~ 18.30d 18.52 ~ 18.56 434.9
165.8 Winsford 10/45 10/40   18/16 ? 427.2
174.3 Weaver Jn 10/52 ?   18/08 ? 418.7
182.2 Warrington Bank Quay 10/55 10/58   18/04 18/26 410.8
193.9 Wigan North Western 11/04 11/07   17/54 18/19 399.1
203.6 Euxton Jn 11/12 ?   17/46 ? 389.4
209.1 Preston 11.20a ~ 11.22d 11.21 ~ 11.25   17.39a ~ 17.41d 18.02 ~ 18.04 383.9
230.1 Lancaster 11/38 11/41   17/20 17/41 362.9
236.7 Carnforth 11L48a ~ 12L20d 11.53 ~ 12.19   17L03a ~ 17L13d 17.15 ~ 17.34 356.2
242.3 Arnside 12/32 12/29   16/50 ? 350.7
251.9 Plumpton Jn 12/48 ?   16/35 ? 341.1
263.3 Park South 13/08 13/24   16/21 16/24 329.7
264.7 Askam 13/13 ?   16/17 16/20 328.3
270.2 Foxfield 13/23 13/35   16/07 16/10 322.8
274.7 Millom 13/32 13/43   15p42 ~ 15p57 15.49 ~ 16.01 318.3
283.3 Bootle 13/36 13/55   15/29 15/38 309.7
295.8 Seascale 14p01a ~ 14p40d 14.09   15.05a ~ 15.15d 15.22 297.2
296.5 Sellafield 14L45a DIV   15L00d DIV 296.5


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