10th June 1973
F & W Railtours
|Locos Used||1644, 5079 & 5087|
|Stock Used||load 12 including RMB|
Route : 1Z54 throughout
|1644||Gloucester Eastgate - Toddington - Worcester - ??? - Birmingham New Street|
|5079 + 5087||Birmingham New Street - ??? - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Sutton Bridge Jn - Welshpool - Machynlleth - Dovey Junction - Barmouth - Pwllheli|
|5079 + 5087||Pwllheli - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton - ??? - Birmingham New Street|
|1644||Birmingham New Street - ??? - Worcester - ??? - Gloucester|
(1) F & W's first railtour. Route confirmation required; the return routing was not via Toddington.
Sources : Richard Szwejkowski, Steve Haynes, Tony Fielding
& Lydney Jeff
1644 waiting to leave Gloucester Eastgate (photo: Tony Fielding)
The class 24s at Birmingham New Street (photo: Tony Fielding)
...and showing the other loco of the pair, at Pwllheli (photo: Tony Fielding)
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