27th August 1984

The Steam Locomotive Operators' Association
The Cumbrian Mountain Express
(W.C.M.L. Southbound)

Locos Used 81021, 86261 'Driver John Axon GC' & steam: 850 'Lord Nelson' & 34092 'City of Wells' (2)
Stock Used load 10 (3)

Route : 1T40 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86261 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Carlisle
34092 Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield
850 Hellifield - Settle Jn - Clapham - Carnforth
81021 Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Street - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. The 1984 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' series was advertised to run out of London Euston every Thursday from 28th June to 13th September, however this running of the tour is assumed to be an additional service which ran on the August Bank Holiday Monday. A similar service was booked to run out of London Kings Cross every Sunday from July 1st to September 9th.
(2) Loco confirmation is required; this tour page has been built from an undated 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' Thursday/ex-Euston itinerary with the locos written in, combined with the dated ticket (see below) in the same collection which originally belonged to contributor John Broderick - it is presumed they belonged together although confirmation of this is required.
(3) The CME undated timing sheet suggests the Thursday/ex-Euston train was booked for load 13 however the marked copy seen by the Webmaster, believed to be applicable to this date, has the 13 crossed out and 10 written in.


John Broderick's ticket.

Source : John Broderick

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Broderick)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Euston 08.20d 22.00a 648.1
5.4 Willesden Junction 08/26 21/52 642.7
17.4 Watford Junction 08.35a ~ 08.36d 21.38a ~ 21.39d 630.7
31.7 Tring 08/47 21/29 616.4
46.7 Bletchley 08/57 21/18 601.4
56.6 Hanslope Jn 09/03 21/08 591.5
82.6 Rugby 09/23 20/49 565.5
97.0 Nuneaton 09/35 - -
116.3 Lichfield TV 09/48 - -
- Coventry - 20/37 554.0
- Birmingham New Street - 20.17a ~ 20.19d 534.8
- Wolverhampton - 20/01 522.0
133.5 Stafford 10.06a ~ 10.08d 19/44 506.8
150.1 Madeley 10/21 19/31 498.0
158.1 Crewe 10.33a ~ 10.40d 19.19a ~ 19.22d 482.2
165.8 Winsford 10/47 19/08 474.5
174.4 Weaver Jn 10/53 19/03 466.0
182.2 Warrington Bank Quay 10/55 18/56 458.1
193.9 Wigan North Western 11/07 18/48 446.4
209.0 Preston 11.24a ~ 11.26d 18.32a ~ 18.35d 431.3
230.0 Lancaster 11/44 18/12 410.3
236.3 Carnforth 11/50 17L53a ~ 18L05d 404.0

 

Miles Location Booked
249.2 Oxenholme 12/00
262.1 Tebay 12/10
279.9 Penrith 12/24
299.1 Carlisle 12L42a ~ 12L57d
300.0 Petteril Bridge Jn 13/00
308.7 Armathwaite 13/13
328.9 Appleby 13w47a ~ 14w20d
340.6 Ais Gill 14/55
350.5 Garsdale 15w00a ~ 15w40d
353.7 Dent 15/46
358.6 Blea Moor 15/55
364.6 Horton-in-Ribblesdale 16/06
372.6 Settle Jn 16/20
375.9 Hellifield 16L25a ~ 17L08d
379.2 Settle Jn 17/13
387.8 Clapham 17/28
394.3 Wennington 17/38
403.6 Carnforth East Jn 17/50

Timings continue in first table.

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