24th April 1976

B.R. (Doncaster Division)
(Merrymaker Excursion)

Locos Used 47215
Stock Used 11 mark1 coaches vb90mph

Route : 1Z48 throughout

Loco Route
47215 Cleethorpes - Grimsby Town - Barnetby - Market Rasen - Lincoln St Marks - Newark Castle - Nottingham - Trent - Sheet Stores Jn - Castle Donington - Stenson Jn - Burton - Landor Street Jn - Solihull - Banbury - Oxford - (via Didcot Avoiding line) - Reading West - Basingstoke - Winchester - Eastleigh - Southampton - Bournemouth
47215 Bournemouth - (reverse of outward route) - Cleethorpes

Source : Gordon Lacy (joined/left the train at Newark)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Cleethorpes ??.??d ?   ??.??a ?
Grimsby Town ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?   ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
Barnetby ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?   ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
Market Rasen ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?   ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
Lincoln St Marks ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?   ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
Newark Castle 07.16a ~ 07.18d ??.?? ~ 07.21   23.10a ~ 23.12d 23.12 ~ ??.??
Nottingham ??c?? ~ ??c?? 07.41 ~ 07.43   ??c?? ~ ??c?? 22.44 ~ 22.48
Landor Street Jn ??c?? ~ ??c?? 08.47 ~ 08.54   ??c?? ~ ??c?? 21.39 ~ 21.43
Banbury ? 09/56   ? 20/36
Reading West Jn 10.40 ~ 10.50 10/48   20/02 19/54
Southcote Jn 10/58 10/52   19/54 19/49
Basingstoke 11c12 ~ 11c14 11.06 ~ 11.12   19c36 ~ 19c38 19.32 ~ 19.35
Worting Jn 11/18 11/16   19/32 19/28
Winchester 11/31 11/29   19/19 19/14
Eastleigh 11/38 11/33   19/12 19/08
Northam Jn 11/43 11/41   19/05 19/02
Southampton 11c46 ~ 11c48 11.45 ~ 11.50   19/02 19/00
Redbridge 11/54 11/54   18/58 18/57
Brockenhurst 12/04 12/03   18/41 18/40
Bournemouth 12.22a 12.22   18.25d 18.26


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