26th April 1975

Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society
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Locos Used 47200 & steam : 6000 & 35028
Stock Used Booked for 12 coaches

Route : 1Z16 throughout

Loco Route
47200 London St Pancras - Kentish Town - Cricklewood - Dudding Hill Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Ealing Broadway - Slough - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford
35028 Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester
6000 Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford
47200 Hereford - (reverse of outward route) - Ealing Broadway - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Shared steam locos with the M.&G.N.J.R.S. outing the same day.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout) & Chris Coates

Tour Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 St Pancras 08.25d 08.25  
6.05 Dudding Hill Jn 08/51 08/41  
8.79 Acton Wells Jn 09/00 08.48a ~ 08.48d  
- Paddington   22.55a  23.07 544.04
9.65 Acton Main Line 09.05a ~ 09.07d [RL] 09.02 ~ 09.10   ? ? ?
11.20 Ealing Broadway 09.10a ~ 09.12d [ML] 09.14 ~ 09.15   22.42a ~ 22.44d 22.54 ~ 22.56 538.28
24.00 Slough 09/29 09/31   22/31 22/42 525.48
29.63 Maidenhead 09/35 09/36   22/27 22/38 519.65
41.42 Reading [RL] 09.46a ~ 09.48d [ML] 09.52 ~ 09.54   22.10a ~ 22.12d 22.24 ~ 22.25 508.06
58.54 Didcot 10.05a ~ 10.07d 10.11 ~ 10.12   21.50a ~ 21.52d 22.02 ~ 22.03 490.74
82.67 Swindon 10.30a ~ 10.32d 10.33 ~ 10.35   21.24a ~ 21.26d 21.37 ~ 21.39 466.61
88.51 Wootton Basset 10/40 10/43   21/18 21/28 460.77
105.45 Badminton 10/53 10/56   21/04 21/16 444.03
112.51 Westerleigh Jn 10/59 11/01   20/57 21/10 436.77
117.22 Bristol Parkway 11.03a ~ 11.05d 11.06 ~ 11.08   20.49a ~ 20.51d 21.02 ~ 21.04 432.26
122.18 Pilning 11/13 11/14   20/41 20/55 427.30
129.11 Severn Tunnel Junction 11/19 11/20   20/34 20/49 420.37
138.24 Maindee East Jn 11.29a ~ 11.31d 11/30   20.20a ~ 20.22d 20/37 411.24
138.63 Maindee North Jn 11/34 11/31   20/18 20/36 410.65
143.72 Llantarnham 11/41 11/36   20/10 20/30 405.56
147.77 Pontypool Road 11/47 11/40   20/05 20/24 401.51
157.33 Abergavenny 11/57 11/51   19/56 20/15 392.15
168.72 Pontrilas 12/09 12/06   19/45 20/03 380.56
181.31 Hereford (Barrs Court) 12L20a ~ 12L40d 120.06 ~ 12.39   19L14a ~ 19L30d 19.42 ~ 19.49 368.17
183.08 Shelwick Jn 12/45 12/45   19/09 19/37 366.40
193.70 Leominster 13/00 12/56   18/57 19/20 355.58
200.23 Woofferton 13/08 13/03   18/49 19/10 349.25
212.38 Craven Arms 13/25 13/20   18/34 18/54 337.10
219.60 Church Stretton 13/37 13/39   18/19 18/41 329.68
231.49 Sutton Bridge Jn 13/53 13/52   18/03 18/19 317.79
232.34 Shrewsbury 13L56a ~ 13L58d 14.02 ~ 14.07   17w05a ~ 18w00d 17.34 ~ 18.16 317.14
250.38 Gobowen 14/26 14/42   16/37 17/10 299.10
257.72 Ruabon 14p38a ~ 14p53d 15.02 ~ 15.13   16/26 17/01 291.56
262.55 Wrexham General 15/02 15/22   16/18 16/53 286.73
267.37 Rossett 15/08 15/29   16/12 16/45 282.11
274.64 Chester 15L20a 15.51   16L00d 16.30 274.64


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