10th March 1984

S.L.O.A.
The Sou-Wester Express

Locos Used 47444, 85024, 85026, 86212 'Preston Guild' & steam: 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used Booked for load 11

Route : 1Z49 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86212 + 85026 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Carlisle
47444 Carlisle - Gretna Jn - Annan - Dumfries - New Cumnock - Kilmarnock - Barassie Jn - Ayr
60009 Ayr - (reverse of outward route) - Dumfries
47444 + 60009 Dumfries - Gretna Jn - Carlisle
85024 Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 47444 substituted for unavailable 40122 (running as D200). The diesel pilot was provided from Dumfries to Carlisle as steam at this time was still not allowed 'under the wires'.


Ian McDonald's ticket.

Source : Ian McDonald

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian McDonald)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Euston 07.10d 22.20a 811.3
5.4 Willesden Junction 07/17 ? ?
17.4 Watford Junction 07.26a ~ 07.27d 21.57a ~ 21.59d 793.9
46.7 Bletchley 07/49 21/36 764.6
82.6 Rugby 08/17 21/04 728.7
116.3 Lichfield TV 08/41 20/33 695.0
133.5 Stafford 08/57 ? ?
158.1 Crewe 09.19a ~ 09.22d 19.49a ~ 19.52d 653.2
174.4 Weaver Jn 09/36 19/31 637.0
182.2 Warrington Bank Quay 09/41 ? ?
193.9 Wigan North Western 09/50 19/12 617.4
209.0 Preston 10.06a ~ 10.08d 18.58a ~ 19.00d 602.3
236.3 Carnforth 10/29 18/35 575.0
262.1 Tebay 10/48 18/18 549.2
299.1 Carlisle 11L22a ~ 11L32d 17L35a ~ 17L50d 512.2
307.8 Gretna Jn 11/42 17/25 503.5
316.8 Annan 11/49 17/13 494.5
332.3 Dumfries 12/03 16L37 ~ 16L53 479.0
335.7 Hollywood 12/08 16/33 475.5
346.5 Thornhill 12/20 16/19 464.7
361.8 Kirkconnel 12/36 16/02 449.4
? Overbridge 208 ? 15w40a ~ 16w00d 449.1
369.2 New Cumnock 12/43 15/33 442.0
381.1 Mauchline 12/54 15/16 429.6
388.6 Hurlford 13/01 15/01 422.8
390.3 Kilmarnock 13/03 14/58 420.9
398.0 Barrassie Jn 13/16 14/44 413.2
399.2 Troon 13/18 14/42 412.0
402.4 Prestwick 13/20 14/38 408.8
405.6 Ayr 13L25a 14L32d 405.6


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