20th January 1973

B.R.
(Merrymaker Excursion)

Locos Used 165 & 169
Stock Used 11 mark 1's (vac-brake 90mph)

Route : 1Z68 throughout

Loco Route
165 Derby - Spondon - Long Eaton - Trent - Beeston - Nottingham
165 Nottingham - Trent - Loughborough - Leicester - Hinckley - Midland Jn - Abbey Jn - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Ashchurch - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Tramway Jn - Gloucester Eastgate - Tuffley Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Filton Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
169 Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth
169 Plymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Tuffley Jn - Gloucester South Jn - Barnwood Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Kings Norton - Birmingham New Street - Landor Street Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Leicester
169 (1) Leicester - Leicester ?South Jn?
169 Leicester ?South Jn? - (via Leicester Goods Lines) - Syston - (reverse of outward route) - Nottingham
169 Nottingham - (reverse of outward route) - Derby

Notes :
(1) Propelling move south out of the station.

Source : Gordon Lacy (on train Nottingham to Exeter & Plymouth to Nottingham)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Derby 08.00d ?   01.00a ?
Nottingham 08.20a ~ 08.30d ??.?? ~ 08.31   00.25a ~ 00.35d 00.52 ~ ??.??
Beeston 08.36a ~ 08.37d 08.36 ~ 08.37   00.19a ~ 00.20d 00.42 ~ 00.45
Loughborough 08.50a ~ 08.51d 08.50 ~ 08.51   00.03a ~ 00.04d 00.24 ~ 00.29
Leicester 09.08a ~ 09.10d 09.04 ~ 09.10   23.48a ~ 23.50d 23.48 ~ 23.56
Landor Street Jn ? ?   20.30a ~ 20.33d 22c49 ~ 22c50
Birmingham New Street   ? 22c43 ~ 22c45
Bristol Temple Meads 12.11a ~ 12.13d 12L07 ~ 12.27   20.30a ~ 20.33d 20.39 ~ 20.44
Exeter St Davids 13.30a ~ 13.32d 13.58 ~ ??.??   19.10a ~ 19.13d 19.02 ~ 19.23
Plymouth 14.45a ?   18.00d 18.01


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