26th April 1975

M. & G. N. Joint Railway Society Limited
The Mayflower

Locos Used ????? & steam: 6000 'King George V' & 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used Booked for 12 coaches

Route : 1Z80 throughout

Loco(s) Route
????? London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton) - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
????? Birmingham New Street - ??? - Kings Norton - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Tunnel Jn - Worcester Foregate Street - Malvern Wells - Shelwick Jn - Hereford
6000 Hereford - Shelwick Jn - Leominster - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Ruabon - Saltney Jn - Chester
35028 Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford
????? Hereford - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street
????? Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - above is from booked times. Shared steam locos with the M.N.L.P.S. outing the same day. The timing sheet made the claim this was the first railtour to employ both 6000 & 35028.


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.

Sources : Andrew Fairholm & Chris Coates

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Coates)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Euston 07.40d ?   22.52a ? 528.28
5.58 Willesden Junction 07/47 ?   22/45 ? 519.50
11.31 Harrow & Wealdstone 07.54a ~ 07.55d ?   22.34a ~ 22.35d ? 513.77
17.34 Watford Junction 08.03a ~ 08.05d ?   22.26a ~ 22.28d ? 507.74
31.53 Tring 08/17 ?   22/16 ? 493.55
46.52 Bletchley 08.31a ~ 08.32d ?   22.03a ~ 22.04d ? 578.56
56.45 Hanslope Jn 08/44 ?   21/55 ? 468.63
65.65 Northampton 08.53a ~ 08.55d ?   21.38a ~ 21.40d ? 459.43
75.37 Long Buckby 09/04 ?   21/25 ? 449.71
84.68 Rugby 09.16a ~ 09.20d ?   21.14a ~ 21.15d ? 440.40
96.20 Coventry 09/29 ?   21/01 ? 429.08
114.41 Proof House Jn 09/46 ?   20/47 ? 410.67
115.14 Birmingham New Street 09L49a ~ 10L00d ?   20L37a ~ 20L45d ? 410.14
124.50 Barnt Green 10/16 ?   20/21 ? 400.58
126.71 Blackwell 10/18 ?   20/18 ? 398.37
129.14 Bromsgrove 10/20 ?   20/13 ? 396.14
131.26 Stoke Works Jn 10/22 ?   20/10 ? 394.02
135.44 Droitwich Spa 10/28 ?   20/02 ? 389.64
139.66 Tunnel Jn 10c35 ~ 10c36 ?   19c48 ~ 19c55 ? 385.42
141.18 Henwick 10/39 ?   19/45 ? 384.10
149.45 Malvern Wells 10x51 ~ 10x55 ?   19/35 ? 375.63
155.42 Ledbury 11x03 ?   19/27 ? 369.66
167.44 Shelwick Jn 11/18 ?   19/14 ? 357.64
169.21 Hereford (Barrs Court) 11L22a ~ 11L42d ?   18L55a ~ 19L10d ? 356.07
170.78 Shelwick Jn 11/47 ?   18/50 ? 354.30
181.60 Leominster 12/02 ?   18/35 ? 343.48
188.13 Woofferton 12/10 ?   18/25 ? 337.15
200.28 Craven Arms 12/27 ?   18/08 ? 325.00
207.50 Church Stretton 12/39 ?   17/53 ? 317.58
219.39 Sutton Bridge Jn 12/55 ?   17c35 ~ 17c37 ? 305.69
220.24 Shrewsbury 12w48a ~ 13w35d ?   17/32 ? 305.04
238.28 Gobowen 14/02 ?   17/02 ? 287.00
245.62 Ruabon 14p14a ~ 14p29d ?   16/51 ? 279.46
250.45 Wrexham General 14/38 ?   16/43 ? 274.63
255.27 Rossett 14/44 ?   16/37 ? 270.01
262.54 Chester 14L56a ?   16L25d ? 262.54


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