6th October 1984
F & W Railtours
The Cumbrian Whistler
|Locos Used||40013, 40028, 40143 & 50020|
Route : 1Z68 throughout
|50020||Plymouth Exeter St Davids Taunton Weston-Super-Mare Bristol Temple Meads Bristol Parkway Cheltenham Spa Bromsgrove Kings Norton Birmingham New Street|
|40013||Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - (via WCML) - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - Newton-le-Willows - Golborne Jn - (via WCML) - Preston (1)|
|40028||Preston - Lancaster - Carnforth - Ulverston - Dalton Jn - Park Jn - Ravenglass - Workington|
|40143||Workington - Maryport|
|40143||Maryport - Workington|
|40028 + 40143 (2)||Workington - Ravenglass - Park Jn - Barrow-in-Furness - Dalton Jn - Ulverston - Carnforth|
|40143||Carnforth - (via WCML) - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Tipton - Birmingham New Street|
|50020||Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Plymouth|
(1) 40013's boiler failed.
(2) driver failed 40028 - faulty wiper!
(3) 40143 was only meant to work to Carnforth, but due to the driver deciding he couldn't see, 40028 was removed instead and passengers had a chilly trip home.
Sources : Si Carter
(joined at Stafford, left at Birmingham New Street)
Ian Monkton, Martin Street & Harry Harper
40028 at Ravenglass (photo: Ian Jordan)
40143 at Workington (photo: Ian Jordan)
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