24th March 1984

Class 50 Railtours
The Border City

Locos Used 40028, 40086, 50007 & 86249

Route : 1Z36 throughout

Loco(s) Route
50007 London Paddington - Reading - Oxford - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Walsall - Cannock - Rugeley Trent Valley - Stafford - Stoke-on-Trent - Crewe
40028 + 40086 Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Farington Jn - Blackburn - Hellifield - Settle - Appleby - Carlisle
86249 Carlisle - Preston - Crewe
50007 Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Birmingham New Street - Solihull - Leamington Spa - Oxford - Reading - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Originally uploaded as ruining on 23rd March in error (23rd was a Friday).


A photo-stop for 40028 & 40086 at Garsdale (photo: Ian Jordan)

Sources : Andy Hoskins & David Ingham

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Rollings)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.0 Paddington 07.40d ?   22.38a ? 684.4
5.7 Ealing Broadway 07/48 ?   22/28 ? 678.7
9.0 Southall 07/51 ?   22/26 ? 675.3
18.4 Slough 07/58 ?   22/19 ? 666.0
24.2 Maidenhead 08/03 ?   22/15 ? 660.2
31.0 Twyford 08/08 ?   22/11 ? 653.4
36.0 Reading 08.14a ~ 08.16d ?   22.02a ~ 22.04d 22.02 ~ ??.?? 648.4
52.8 Didcot East Jn 08/33 ?   ? ? ?
53.8 Didcot North Jn 08/34 ?   21/48 21/47 630.6
63.4 Oxford 08.47a ~ 08.49d ?   21.37a ~ 21.39d 21.33 ~ 21.34 621.0
66.3 Wolvercot Jn 08/54 ?   21/33 ? 618.1
75.1 Heyford 09/02 ?   21/28 21/20 609.3
79.9 Aynho Jn 09/07 ?   21/19 21/14 604.5
86.1 Banbury 09.13a ~ 09.15d ?   21.07a ~ 21.09d 21.07 ~ 21.08 598.3
106.0 Leamington Spa 09/33 ?   20/48 20/46 578.4

Miles Location Booked Actual
111.4 Kenilworth Jn 09/41 ?
115.5 Coventry 09/50 ?
130.6 Stechford 10/04 ?
133.7 Proof House Jn 10/12 ?
134.4 Birmingham New Street 10.15a ~ 10.18d ??.?? ~ 10.33d
136.3 Soho South Jn 10/24 10/41
139.3 Perry Barr North Jn 10/3 10/45
143.8 Bescot 10/37 SL 10/53
145.4 Walsall 10/41 10/58
155.4 Hednesford 11/04 11/34
160.4 Rugeley 11/14 11/48
163.5 Colwich 11/19 11/52
165.7 Milford 11/21 SL ?
169.7 Stafford 11/32 11/56
175.1 Norton Bridge 11/40 12/06
178.8 Stone 11/45 12/12
185.9 Stoke-on-Trent 11p55a ~ 12p05d 12.22 ~ 12.30
192.3 Kidsgrove 12/15 12/39
200.9 Crewe 12L29a ~ 12L39d 12.52 ~ 13.04
208.3 Winsford 12/49 13/30
217.3 Weaver Jn 12/55 13/19
224.9 Warrington Bank Quay 13/03 12/23
228.4 Winwick Jn 13/06 13/26
236.7 Wigan North Western 13/14 13/33
246.4 Euxton Jn 13/25 13/40
249.1 Farrington Jn 13/31 13/47
259.0 Blackburn 13c53a ~ 13c55d 14.06
269.9 Clitheroe 14/12 14/23
283.4 Hellifield 14/33 14/41
2896.7 Settle Jn 14/38 14/45
300.7 Blea Moor 14/58 15/01
308.8 Garsdale 15p14a ~ 15p24d 15.11 ~ 15.??
329.4 Appleby 15/50 15/47
359.3 Petteril Bridge Jn 16/27 16/22
360.2 Carlisle 16L30a ~ 16L40d 16.26 ~ 16.44
378.0 Penrith 16/56 17/00
397.2 Tebay 17/11 17/12
410.2 Oxenholme 17/21 17/26
423.0 Carnforth 17/30 17/35
429.3 Lancaster 17/35 17/39
450.3 Preston 17/55 17/57
455.8 Euxton Jn 18/00 18/02
465.5 Eigan North Western 18/08 18/08
473.7 Winwick Jn 18/14 18/14
477.2 Warrington Bank Quay 18/18 18/19
484.8 Weaver Jn 18/24 18/27
493.9 Winsford 18/31 18/34
501.3 Crewe 18L43a ~ 18L58d 18.46 ~ 19.00
520.3 Norton Bridge 18/20 19/19
525.7 Stafford 19/23 19/27
541.0 Wolverhampton 19/5 019/44
553.9 Birmingham New Street 20c02a ~ 20c05d 20.02 ~ 20.15
554.6 Proof House Jn 20/08 20/17
558.4 Tyseley 20/16 20/24
272.3 Hatton 20/38 20/38

Timings continue in first table.

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