8th July 1973

British Rail
(Merrymaker Excursion)

Loco Used 1109
Stock Used 12x mark 1's

Route :

Loco Route
1109 Leeds - (via viaduct line) - Gelderd Road Jn - Wakefield Westgate - Wakefield Kirkgate - Oakenshaw South Jn - Cudworth - Wath Road Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Sheffield - Dore - Chesterfield - Clay Cross - Pye Bridge - Toton - Trent - Sheet Stores Jn - Spondon - Derby
1109 Derby - North Staffs Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Wichnor Jn - Lichfield City - Four Oaks - Aston - Birmingham New Street
1109 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Solihull - Leamington - Banbury - Heyford - Oxford
1109 Oxford - (reverse of outward route) - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Tamworth - Wichnor Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Derby - Ambergate - Clay Cross South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds

Notes :
(1) Extended stop at Lichfield City awaiting pilot driver from Saltley.

Source : Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Leeds 08.50d 08.51   21.11a 21.19 177.59
1.64 Gelderd Road Jn ? 08/56   ? 21/12 ?
10.24 Wakefield Westgate 09.08a ~ 09.10d 09.08 ~ 09.16   20.49a ~ 20.51d 20.53 ~ 20.57 ?
11.16 Wakefield Kirkgate ? 09/21   ? 20/49 ?
12.24 Oakenshaw Jn ? 09/24   ? 20/46 ?
12.76 Oakenshaw South Jn ? 09/26   ? 20/44 ?
19.60 Cudworth ? 09/34   ? 20/34 ?
26.76 Wath Road Jn ? 09/42   ? 20/26 ?
32.68 Rotherham Masborough ? 09/54   ? 20/14 ?
38.24 Sheffield ? 10*06 ~ 10.09   ? 20.00 ~ 20.02 ?
42.44 Dore ? 10/19   ? 19/53 ?
50.44 Chesterfield ? 10/49   ? 19/45 ?
54.44 Clay Cross South Jn ? 10/58   ? 19/41 ?
63.24 Pye Bridge Jn ? 11/08  
77.00 Trent ? 11/20  
- Ambergate South Jn   ? 19/32 ?
86.52 Derby ? 11c35 ~ 11c55   ? 19/22 105.00
97.52 Burton-on-Trent ? 12/06   ? 19/11 ?
103.16 Wichnor Jn ? 12/13   ? 19/06 88.36
109.52 Lichfield City ? 12.23 ~ 12.57  
117.04 Four Oaks ? 13/08  
118.32 Sutton Coldfield ? 13/10  
123.36 Aston ? 13/18  
126.04 Birmingham New Street ? 13c26 ~ 13c35  
- Landor Street Jn   ? 18c39 ~ 18c40 65.28
128.24 Bordesley Jn ? 13/40   ? 18/36 64.24
130.04 Tyseley ? 13/45   ? 18/33 ?
143.72 Hatton ? 14/10   ? 18/23 ?
150.00 Leamington Spa ? 14/15   ? 18/15 ?
161.09 Fenny Compton ? 14/26   ? 17/59 ?
169.72 Banbury ? 14/35   ? 17/52 ?
174.76 Aynho Jn ? 14/39   ? 17/48 ?
189.56 Wolvercot Jn ? 14/50   ? 17/37 ?
192.48 Oxford ??.??a 14.55   17.30d 17.31 0.00


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