21st April 1973

British Rail
(Explore Britain By Train)

Loco(s) Used at least ?E3185?

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? Liverpool Lime Street - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe - Stafford - Rugeley - Walsall - Birmingham - Oxford - Didcot - Reading - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - London Victoria
????? London Victoria - (via West London line) - Old Oak Common - High Wycombe - Banbury - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury - Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) Loco confirmation required, E3185 may have been used at some stage but this needs confirming. Route confirmation is also required, above being taken from the tour advertising leaflet.

A visit to the Clapham Museum of British Transport was included in the 2.70 return fare. The museum was closed not long after and this was advertised as a last chance to make a visit.

Source : Clive Hanley

Timings (Provisional Only)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Liverpool Lime Street 08.10d 22.14a
St Helens Junction 08.29d 21.53a
Earlestown 08.36d 21.46a
Warrington Bank Quay 08.48d 21.35a
Crewe 09.17d 21.12a
London Victoria 13.30a 16.30d


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