29th March 1975

British Rail (W.R.)
(Day Excursion - Eastertime Spree)

Locos Used 47508, 50008 & 87007
Stock Used ??? (2)

Route :

Loco Route
47508 Ealing Broadway - Reading - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton - Solihull - Tyseley - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
87007 (3) Birmingham New Street - ??? - Stafford - (via WCML) - Preston
50008 Preston - Kirkham & Wesham - Blackpool North
50008 Blackpool North - Kirkham & Wesham - Preston
87007 Preston - (via WCML) - Stafford - ??? - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
47508 Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Ealing Broadway

Notes :
(1) Fare: 2.65 (children 1.35) from all points.
(2) James Blair notes that the stock was; MarkIIf air conditioned + Mk1 RB + Mk1 BG. This was a regular weekday Paddington - Bristol set.
(3) Route confirmation required; Was originally uploaded as hauled by an unidentified class 86 outward from Birmingham to Preston and that the return leg with 50008 went via Manchester but James Blair has confirmed the use of 87007 on the outward as well as return legs and that the train was definitely NOT routed via Manchester on the return.

Sources : James Blair (joined/left the train at Slough) & Alan Freer

Timings (Booked Only)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Ealing Broadway 07.02d 23.26a
Southall 07.10d 23.18a
Hayes 07.16d 23.12a
Slough 07.28d 23.00a
Maidenhead 07.38d 22.50a
Reading 07.53d 22.35a
Oxford 08.25d 22.03a
Blackpool 12.18a 17.38d


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