15th December 1984

Hertfordshire Railtours
Mayflower & Galatea

Locos Used 40192, 45141 & 85014
Stock Used 17019+3133+3115+1702+3107+3134+3119+1730+3132+3131+17018

Route : 1T10 throughout

Loco(s) Route
45141 London Marylebone - Harrow-on-the-Hill - Aylesbury - Claydon LNE Jn - Bletchley Flyover - Milton Keynes Central - Weedon (2) - Rugby - Tamworth - Crewe - Warrington - Preston - Morecambe South - Morecambe
45141 (3) Morecambe - Heysham Harbour
40192 (4) Heysham Harbour - Morecambe
45141 Morecambe - Hest Bank - Carnforth - Ulverston - Barrow-in-Furness
45141 Barrow-in-Furness - Ulverston - Furness & Midland Jn - Carnforth East Jn - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Bllackburn - Farington Jn - Warrington - Crewe
85014 Crewe - (WCML via Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1)
Alan Osborn comments: ECS stock was 90 minutes late arriving from Willesden depot as a result of this and pathing problems the tour train was used also as the 08.10 service train from Marylebone to Aylesbury. Another special organised by Chiltern Trains 'Milton Keynes Shopper Special'  was scheduled to run from Aylesbury to Milton Keynes but, due to the long signal sections another hefty delay would occur, it was decided to cancel the shoppers special and accommodate its passengers on the railtour. One presumes the Shoppers Special ran later ECS to Milton Keynes so as to provide the return service Milton Keynes to Aylesbury (details required). As it so happens this tour was not fully booked so the extra passengers could easily be accommodated, in fact much to Mr. Farrow's delight some Milton Keynes shoppers opted for the day out on the railtour instead!
(2) Booked route was via Northampton.

(3) 40192 on rear.
(4) 45141 on rear.


45141 at the stops of Heysham Harbour (photo: Carl Nattress)

Sources : Robin Addison & Alan Osborn (both on the train throughout)
& LASERman (joined/left the train at Crewe

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Addison, Alan Osborn & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Marylebone 07.40d 08.40  
Neasden South Jn 07/47 ?  
Harrow-on-the-Hill 07/51 08.52a ~ 08.54d  
Moor Park 07/59 09.02a ~ 09.04d  
Watford South Jn 08/01 ?  
Rickmansworth 08/03 09.07a ~ 09.08d  
Chorleywood 08/08 09.12a ~ 09.13d  
Chalfont & Latimer 08/13 09.18a ~ 09.19d  
Amersham 08/17 09.23a ~ 09.25d  
Great Missenden 08/25 09.31a ~ 09.32d  
Wendover 08/32 09.40a ~ 09.41d  
Stoke Mandeville ? 09.45a ~ 09.57d  
Aylesbury 08/39 09.51a ~ 09.57d  
Claydon LNE Jn 09t13 10.16 ~ 10.17  
Bletchley Flyover [foot of] 09c51 ~ 09c53 10.50 ~ 10.52  
Denbigh Hall South Jn 09/56 10/55  
Euston   21.25a 22.23 [P4]
Willesden   21/18 22/15
Watford Junction   21.01a ~ 21.03d 22.03 ~ 22.05
Tring   20/51 21/53
Bletchley   20/41 21/43
Milton Keynes Central 09.58a ~ 10.00d 10.59 ~ 11.02   20.30a ~ 20.32d 21.39 ~ 21.40
Hanslope Jn   20/24 ?
Weedon   20/15 21/25
Northampton ? DIV  
Long Buckby ? DIV  
Rugby 10.34a ~ 10.42d 11.36 ~ 11.38   20.04a ~ 20.06d 21.14 ~ 21.16
Nuneaton 10/55 ?   19/53 21/00
Tamworth 11/05 12/00   19/43 20/50
Lichfield TV 11/09 ?   19/39 20/46
Armitage 11/13 ?   19/36 20/40
Colwich 11/17 12/16   19/33 20/36
Milford & Brocton 11/19 ?  
Whitehouse Jn   19/31 20/34
Stafford 11/25 12/20   19/28 20/31
Norton Bridge 11/29 ?   19/24 20/26
Madeley 11/38 ?   19/17 20/19
Crewe 11.50a ~ 11.53d 12.41 ~ 12.44 [P2]   18L59a ~ 19L09d 20.03 ~ 20.13
Coal Yard 11/55 12/46   18/57 20/00
Winsford 12/03 12/55   18/48 19/53
Weaver Jn 12/09 13/01   18/42 19/46
Acton Grange Jn 12/13 13/05   18/39 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 12/14 13/06   18/37 19/40
Winwick Jn 12/17 13/09   18/34 19/37
Springs Branch Jn 12/23 13/16   18/29 ?
Wigan North Western 12/24 13/18   18/28 19/30
Balshaw Lane Jn 12/31 ?   18/18 ?
Euxton Jn 12/37 13/27   18/16 ?
Preston 12c42a ~ 12c44 13/33  
Lancaster 13/05 13.57 ~ 14.01  
Morecambe South Jn 13/08 14/06  
Bare Lane 13/10 14/07  
Morecambe 13L15a ~ 13L30d 14.11 ~ 14.28  
Heysham Harbour 13.45a ~ 14.10d 14.40 ~ 14.53  
Morecambe 14L25a ~ 14L40d 15.03 ~ 15.13  
Bare Lane 14/45 15/17  
Hest Bank 14/49 15/19  
Farington Jn   18/09 19/17
Lostock Hall Jn   18/04 19/13
Bamber Bridge   18/02 19/11
Cherry Tree   17/57 19/03
Blackburn   17/54 18.57 ~ 19.00
Daisyfield Jn   17/53 18/55
Clitheroe   17/36 18/34
Hellifield   17/17 18/12
Settle Jn   17/13 18/06
Wennington   16/55 17/43
Carnforth East Jn   16c41a ~ 16c43 17/29
Furness & Midland Jn   16/38 17c26 ~ 17c27
Carnforth 14c55a ~ 14c57 15.26 ~ 15.29  
Arnside 15/06 15/38   16/29 17/18
Grange-over Sands 15/10 15/41   16/26 17/13
Plumpton  15/18 15/51   16/17 17/03
Dalton Jn 15/27 16/03   16/08 16/53
Barrow-in-Furness 15.39a 16.11   15.59d 16.45


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