14th April 1984
Costwold Line Promotion
The Cotswold-Ouse Special
|Stock Used||9 coaches|
|47549||Oxford - Evesham - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Kings Norton - ?Selly Oak? - Birmingham New Street - ?Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - ??? - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - ??? - Rotherham - ??? - York|
|47549||York - (reverse of outward route) - Landor Street Jn - (2) - Kings Norton - (reverse of outward route) - Oxford|
(1) Ran as part of the 'Finstock 150' celebrations. The groups first loco-hauled charter, the train was fully booked two months before running. A 'relief' ran on 5th May, this was fully booked a month before the running date.
(2) A CLPG newsletter gave the outward routing as above and stated the train returned by the same route however John Stanley says he recollects passing to the south of Birmingham instead of going via New Street i.e. Landor Street Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton.
Sources : Chris Harley (from contemporary sources) & John
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