23rd April 1984

S.L.O.A.
The Cumbrian Mountain Express
(Southbound)

Locos Used at least steam: 92220 'Evening Star'
Stock Used 13 coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
ac electric London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Carlisle
92220 Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield
?850? Hellifield - Settle Jn - Wennington - Carnforth
ac electric Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) S.L.O.A. tour booking code for this tour was 'C15'. Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. Included a photo run-past at Ribblehead. Was booked for haulage by 850 'Lord Nelson' from Hellifield to Carnforth.
(2) Travel from many joining stations was possible with service trains being used to/from the main tour for an all-inclusive price.

Sources : Henry Allum & John Debens

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Euston 07.50d 20.55a
Watford Junction 08.07d 20.30a
Birmingham New Street (08.07d) 19.17a
Crewe 09.52d 18.15a
Preston 10.38d 17.25a
Carnforth (08.28d) 16.45a
Carlisle 12.10a (19.59a)

Times in brackets denote a connecting service train.

Service Train Connections
(from John Debens)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Bangor 06.40d 21.23a
Barrow-in-Furness 07.35d 18.49a
Birmingham International 07.27d 19.38a
Blackburn 09.27d 17.59a
Blackpool North 09.50d 18.46a
Bolton 10.07d 18.24a
Chester 08.05d 19.50a
Colne 08.42d 18.41a
Coventry 07.09d 20.00a
Derby 08.17d 19.50a
Edinburgh 09.06d 22.41a
Glasgow 09.20d 22.07a
Holyhead 06.12d 21.55a
Huddersfield 08.14d 20.25a
Lancaster 09.05d 18.30a
Leeds 09.07d 19.40a
Liverpool Lime Street 09.00d 20.23a
Llandudno Junction 06.59d 21.00a
Manchester Victoria 09.50d 18.42a
Milton Keynes Central 07.30d 20.57a
Morecambe 08.53a 19.07d
Newcastle 09.37d 23.24a
Newport 05.45d 21.39a
Northampton 07.23d 20.36a
Nottingham 07.30d 20.36a
Rhyl 07.21d 20.37a
Rugby 07.56d 19.54a
Runcorn 09.17d 19.01a
Sheffield 07.39d 20.28a
Skipton 09.45d 18.54a
Stafford 08.40d 19.17a
Stockport 08.47d 19.03a
Stoke-on-Trent 09.08d 18.59a
Warrington Bank Quay 10.03d 18.12a
Wigan North Western 10.16d 18.00a
Wolverhampton 08.25d 19.31a
York 08.05d 20.29a


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