19th April 1975

M. & G.N.J.R.S.
The Conway Bay Express
(Day Out With a Difference No.27)

Locos Used 40019, 85013 & 85023

Route :

Loco Route
85023 London Euston - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Northampton - Rugby - Nuneaton - Tamworth - Stafford - Crewe
40019 Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Bangor
40019 Bangor - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe
85013 Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Rugby - ??? - Bletchley - Watford Junction - London Euston

Notes :
(1) There was an option for a trip on the Llanberis Lake Railway, hauled by loco no.1

Source : Alan Osborn (on the train throughout, including LLR)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 08.00d 08.00   22.40a 22.31
Harrow & Wealdstone 08.14a ~ 08.15d 08.14 ~ 08.15   22.18a ~ 22.20d 22.15 ~ 22.18
Watford Junction 08.22a ~ 08.24d 08.24 ~ 08.26   22.09a ~ 22.11d 22.06 ~ 22.08
Tring 08.39a ~ 08.40d 08.40 ~ 08.41   21.50a ~ 21.51d 21.50 ~ 21.52
Bletchley 08.57a ~ 08.59d 09.00 ~ 09.01   21.32a ~ 21.34d 21.32 ~ 21.35
Long Buckby 09/28 09/30   ? ?
Rugby 09.46a ~ 09.47d ??.?? ~ 09.52   20.53a ~ 20.55d 20.53 ~ 20.55
Nuneaton 09/59 10/05   20/38 20/41
Tamworth 10/08 10/13   20/29 20/32
Stafford 10/28 10/30   20/12 20/15
Crewe 10L49 ~ 10L59 10.54 ~ 11.01   19L40 ~ 19L50 19.45 ~ 19.53
Chester 11/23 11/23   19/11 19/16
Rhyl 12/02 11/52   18/42 18/42
Llandudno Junction 12.30a ~ 12.32d 12.22 ~ 12.27   18.20a ~ 18.22d 18.24 ~ 18.27
Bangor 12.52a 12.52   18.00d 18.04

on Llanberis Lake Railway:

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Llanberis Gilfach Ddu 14.00d 14.02   ??.??a 14.47
Cei Llydan ? ?   ? 14.27 ~ 14.37
Penllyn ??.??a 14.15   ??.??d 14.20


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