18th February 1984

Steam Locomotive Operators Association
Welsh Marches Express

Locos Used 47040, 47599, 85025, 86234 & steam: 5690 & 60000
Stock Used Booked for load 11 except when steam hauled (then load 12)

Route : 1Z49 throughout

Loco Route
85025 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe
47599 Crewe - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury
6000 Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Leominster - Shelwick Jn - Hereford
5690 Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Newport
5690 Newport - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford
47040 Hereford - Shelwick Jn - Ledbury - Tunnel Jn - Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - Blackwell - Kings Norton - Birmingham New Street
86234 Birmingham New Street - Stechford - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Although the ticket gave the tour name as 'The Welsh Marches Pullman', the timing sheet gave it as 'Welsh Marches Express'.


Richard Dowers ticket.

Source : Richard Dowers (joined/left the train at Watford Junction)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Dowers)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.00 Euston 07.50d ?   21.30a ? 498.6
5.4 Willesden Junction 07/57 ?   21/22 ? 493.2
17.4 Watford Junction 08.06a ~ 08.07d ??.?? ~ 08.09   21.07a ~ 21.09 21.09 ~ ??.?? 481.2
46.7 Bletchley 08/29 08/30   20/46 20/48 451.9
82.6 Rugby 08/56 08/57   20/17 20/20 416.0

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
116.3 Lichfield TV 09/20 09/19
133.5 Stafford 09/35 09/32
158.1 Crewe 09L57a ~ 10L10d 09.56 ~ 10.10
162.5 Nantwich 10/17 10/16
171.8 Whitchurch 10/28 10/29
180.1 Wem 10/35 10/36
190.7 Shrewsbury 10L47a ~ 11L00d 10.52 ~ 11.08
191.6 Sutton Bridge Jn 11/03 11/10
203.3 Church Stretton 11/27 11/30
210.6 Craven Arms 11p40a ~ 12p05d 11.39 ~ 12.05
222.8 Woofferton 12/25 12/24
229.1 Leominster 12/36 12/32
240.0 Shelwick Jn 13/00 12/47
241.7 Hereford 13L05a ~ 13L20d 12.49 ~ 13.18
248.4 Tram Inn 13/35 13/31
254.2 Pontrilas 13/45 13/38
265.7 Abergavenny 14p00a ~ 14p25d 13.54 ~ 14.22
273.6 Little Mill Jn 14/40 14/34
279.2 Llantarnam Jn 14/52 14/43
284.3 Maindee North Jn 15/01 14/49
285.1 Newport 15.05a ~ 15.55d 14.54 ~ 15.54
285.9 Maindee North Jn 16/00 15/57
291.0 Llantarnam Jn 16/12 16/04
295.1 Pontypool Road 16/20 16/12
304.5 Abergavenny 16p40a ~ 17p05d 16.27 ~ 16.52
316.0 Pontrilas 17/22 17/08
321.8 Tram Inn 17/35 17/30
328.5 Hereford 17L50a ~ 18L10d 17.40 ~ 17.56
342.3 Ledbury 18/25 18/22
358.8 Tunnel Jn 18/47 18/53
364.1 Droitwich Spa 18/53 19/02
370.3 Bromsgrove 19/01 19/12
372.5 Blackwell 19/06 19/18
379.0 Kings Norton 19/12 19/25
384.3 Birmingham New Street 19L27a ~ 19L42d 19.34 ~ 19.44
388.1 Stechford 19/49 19/49
403.5 Coventry 20/07 20/09

Timings continue in first table.

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