6th October 1973

Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society
Cambrian Hat-Trick (AGM Special)

Locos Used 321 & 86203
Stock Used load 12 (consisting: BSK + 5x TSO + RBK + FO + SO + 2x FK + BFK)

Route : 1L06 throughout

Loco Route
86203 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon) - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton
321 Wolverhampton - Cosford - Wellington - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Sutton Bridge Jn - Welshpool (1) - Caersws - Machynlleth - Dovey Junction - Towyn
321 Towyn - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton
86203 Wolverhampton - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes:
(1) 'Tour A' departed the train at Welshpool. Rides on the Welshpool & Llanfair, Bala Lake and TR were possible. Buses ran between the railways and passengers could travel both ways (what was presumably 'Tour B' commencing at Towyn and ending up at Welshpool?).

Sources : John Debens & book: 'Talyllyn Railway A.G.M. Specials'

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 07.50d 07.50   23.27a 23.28
Willesden 07/57 07/57   23/20 23/20
Watford Junction 08.06a ~ 08.07d 08.06 ~ 08.08   23.08a ~ 23.10d 23.08 ~ 23.10
Tring 08/19 08/20   22/53 22/53 [SL]
Bletchley 08/30 08/31   22/38 22/42
Hanslope 08/37 08/37   22/31 22/35
Weedon 08/46 08/48   22/21 22/25
Rugby 08/57 08/58   22/12 22/16
Coventry 09.06a ~ 09.07d 09.08 ~ 09.09   21.59a ~ 22.01d 22.03 ~ 22.05
Proof House Jn 09/24 09/25   21/43 21/42
Birmingham New Street 09.26a ~ 09.29d 09.29 ~ 09.32   21.37a ~ 21.40d 21.35 ~ 21.40
Soho South Jn 09/33 09/37   21/32 21/31
Galton Jn 09/35 09/38   21/31 21/29
Dudley Port 09/39 09/42   21/27 21/26
Wolverhampton HL 09L46a ~ 09L56d 09.48 ~ 09.56   21L11a ~ 21L21d 21.12 ~ 21.19
Cosford 10/06 10/06   20/59 21/01
Wellington 10/16 10/15   20/47 20/51
Abbey Foregate 10.29 ~ 10.31 10.28 ~ 10.29   20.33 ~ 20.35 20.30 ~ 20.38
Sutton Bridge Jn 10/34 10.32 ~ 10.34   20/30 20/27
Hookagate 10/39 10/41   20/26 20/24
Westbury 10/52 10/52   20/16 20/15
Welshpool 11.04a ~ 11.05d 11.03 ~ 11.06   19.58a ~ 20.00d 19.58 ~ 20.00
Newtown 11.26a ~ 11.33d 11.28 ~ 11.33   19/38 19/39
Caersws 11/42 11/41   19.24 ~ 19.29 19.25 ~ 19.29
Talerdigg 11/57 11/55   19/13 19/12
Cemmes Road 12/11 12/07   18/48 18/53
Machynlleth 12.19a ~ 12.22d 12.14 ~ 12.17   18.37a ~ 18.39d 18.42 ~ 18.44
Dovey Junction 12.30a ~ 12.43d 12.24 ~ 12.39   18/30 18/35
Towyn 13.03a 12.58   18.10d 18.18


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