28th April 1984
Severn Valley Railways
South Wales Whistler
|Locos Used||31160, 37267 & 40024|
Route : 1Z39 throughout
|40024||06.45d Leeds - Cross Gates - South Milford - Hambleton West Jn - Selby West Jn - Selby Canal Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Shaftholme Jn - Doncaster - Rotherham Masborough - Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth - Kingsbury Jn - ??? - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Standish Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Barry - Bridgend - Port Talbot - Neath - Landore Jn - Swansea|
|37267||Swansea - Swansea Loop West Jn - Gowerton - Llanelli - Kidwelly - Carmarthen|
|40024||15.05d Carmarthen - (reverse of outward route) - Swansea Loop West Jn - Landore Jn - Neath - Port Talbot - Bridgend - Llantrisant - Cardiff Central - Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Ledbury - Worcester Foregate Street - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Water Orton - ??? - Kingsbury Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Doncaster|
|31160||Doncaster - (via ECML) - Hambleton South Jn - Hambleton West Jn - South Milford - Cross Gates - Leeds|
(1) Booked route between Leeds and Doncaster was Leeds - Hambleton West Jn - Hambleton South Jn - (via ECML) - Doncaster however John Wood photographed the train taking the Hull line at Hambleton and the diversion is confirmed by Jeff Booth.
Source : 1980s
Timewarp, Andrew Fairholm, John Wood, Jeff Booth & Harry Harper
40024 during a photo stop at Cheltenham Spa (photo: Ian Jordan)
37267 waiting to leave Swansea for Carmarthen (photo: Ian Jordan)
From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.
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