10th January 1976

B.R.
(Mystery Excursion)

Locos Used 47202 & 86015
Stock Used 11 mark 1 coaches

Route :

Loco Route
86015 London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton) - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
47202 Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester
47202 Gloucester - Stroud - Swindon - Foxhall Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Hatton - Dorridge - Solihull - Tyseley - Small Heath South Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
86015 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Sources : David Hills (compiled from contemporary reports)
& Adrian Brown (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Adrian Brown)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 09.40d 09.40   20.11a 20.01
Wembley Central ??.??a ~ 09.51d 09.50 ~ 09.51   19.59a ~ ??.??d 19.50 ~ 19.51
Harrow & Wealdstone ??.??a ~ 09.56d 09.55 ~ 09.56   19.54a ~ ??.??d 19.45 ~ 19.45
Watford Junction ??.??a ~ 10.04d 10.03 ~ 10.04   19.46a ~ ??.??d 19.36 ~ 19.38
Kings Langley ? 10/08   ? 19/32
Apsley ? 10/10   ? 19/31
Hemel Hempstead ??.??a ~ 10.13d 10.12 ~ 10.13   19.38a ~ ??.??d 19.28 ~ 19.29
Berkhamstead ? 10/18   ? 19/22
Tring ? 10/21   ? 19/18
Leighton Buzzard ? 10/27   ? 19/09
Bletchley ? 10/33   ? 19/02
Northampton ? 10/31  
Long Buckby ? 11/00  
Rugby ? 11/13   ? 18/35
Coventry ? 11/25   ? 18/28
Birmingham International ? 11/33   ? 18/10
Stechford ? 11/40   ? 18/06
Birmingham New Street ? 11.49 ~ 12.02   ? 17.42 ~ 18.00

 

Location Booked Actual
Selly Oak ? 12/09
Kings Norton ? 12/11
Barnt Green ? 12/16
Bromsgrove ? 12/22
Cheltenham Spa ? 12/48
Gloucester (Central) 13.00a ~ 15.00d 12.57 ~ 15.00
Stroud ? 15/15
Kemble ? 15/28
Swindon ? 15/41
Didcot West Curve ? 16.04 ~ 16.07
Appleford ? 16/12
Oxford ? 16/25
Banbury ? 16/46
Leamington Spa ? 17/01
Warwick ? 17/02
Hatton ? 17/07
Dorridge ? 17/13
Solihull ? 17/17
Tyseley ? 17/23
Small Heath ? 17/24

Timings continue in first table.

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