10th November 1984

Steam Locomotive Operators Association
Welsh Marches Express

Locos Used 47033, 47588, 85008, 86228 & steam: 6960 & 35038
Stock Used Booked for load 11 except when steam hauled (then load 12)

Route : 1Z37 throughout

Loco Route
86228 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe
47588 Crewe - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury
35028 Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Leominster - Shelwick Jn - Hereford
6960 Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Newport
6960 Newport - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford
47033 Hereford - Shelwick Jn - Ledbury - Tunnel Jn - Droitwich Spa - Bromsgrove - Blackwell - Kings Norton - Birmingham New Street
85008 Birmingham New Street - Stechford - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Although the ticket gave the tour name as 'The Welsh Marches Pullman', the timing sheet gave it as 'Welsh Marches Express'.


Richard Dowers ticket.

Source : Richard Dowers (joined/left the train at Watford Junction)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Dowers)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.00 Euston 07.50d ?   21.23a ? 498.6
17.4 Watford Junction 08.06a ~ 08.07d ?   21.00a ~ 21.01 ? 481.2
46.7 Bletchley 08/29 ?   20/39 ? 451.9
82.6 Rugby 08.58a ~ 09.00d ?   20.07a ~ 20.09 ? 416.0

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
116.3 Lichfield TV 09/26 ?
133.5 Stafford 09/41 ?
158.1 Crewe 10L04a ~ 10L15d ?
162.5 Nantwich 10/21 ?
171.8 Whitchurch 10/31 ?
188.7 Harlescott Crossing 10/46 ?
190.7 Shrewsbury 10L50a ~ 11L05d ?
191.6 Sutton Bridge Jn 11/09 ?
203.3 Church Stretton 11/28 ?
210.6 Craven Arms 11p45a ~ 12p10d ?
222.8 Woofferton 12/30 ?
229.1 Leominster 12/40 ?
240.0 Shelwick Jn 12/55 ?
241.7 Hereford 13L00a ~ 13L25d ?
248.4 Tram Inn 13/35 ?
254.2 Pontrilas 13/45 ?
265.7 Abergavenny 14p05a ~ 14p25d ?
273.6 Little Mill Jn 14/40 ?
275.1 Pontypool 14/44 ?
284.3 Maindee North Jn 15/00 ?
285.1 Newport 15.05a ~ 16.05d ?
285.9 Maindee North Jn 16/10 ?
295.1 Pontypool 16/26 ?
296.6 Little Mill Jn 16/29 ?
304.5 Abergavenny 16p45a ~ 17p05d ?
316.0 Pontrilas 17/35 ?
321.8 Tram Inn 17/45 ?
328.5 Hereford 17L55a ~ 18L10d ?
342.3 Ledbury 18/24 ?
358.8 Tunnel Jn 18/42 ?
364.1 Droitwich Spa 18/48 ?
370.3 Bromsgrove 18/55 ?
372.5 Blackwell 19/00 ?
379.0 Kings Norton 19/18 ?
384.3 Birmingham New Street 19L26a ~ 19L36d ?
388.1 Stechford 19/41 ?
403.5 Coventry 19/56 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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