24th April 1976

Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society
The Gwentman

Locos Used ????? & steam : 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' & 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used booked load 11 including buffet car

Route : 1Z81 throughout

Loco(s) Route
????? London Euston - Harrow & Wealdstone - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Northampton - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Foregate Street - Malvern Wells - Hereford
35028 Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury
6201 Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Leominster - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Newport
6201 Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford
????? Hereford - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Source : John Broderick & Robin Lush

Photo Review


6201 leaves Ludlow tunnel, heading south for Newport (photo: Robin Lush)


6201 & 35028 were both captured on camera at Newport (photo: Adrian Vaughan)


35028....said to be at Newport, but probably not so? (photo: Adrian Vaughan)


From David Frodsham's Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 07.40d [SL] ?   22.59a ?
Willesden 07/47 ?   22/52 ?
Harrow & Wealdstone 07.53a ~ 07.54d ?   22.44a ~ 22.45d ?
Watford Junction 08.01a ~ 08.02d ??.?? ~ 08.08   22.37a ~ 22.38d 22.42 ~ ??.??
Tring 08/16 08/20   22/25 ?
Bletchley 08.29a ~ 08.31d 08.34 ~ 08.36   22.08a ~ 22.09d 22.14 ~ 22.16
Hanslope 08/41 ?   21/59 ?
Northampton 08.50a ~ 08.52d 08.55 ~ 08.56   21.48a ~ 21.50d 21.50 ~ 21.52
Long Buckby 09/01 09/05   21/39 21/40
Rugby 09.13a ~ 09.15d 09.14 ~ 09.15   21.28a ~ 21.30d 21.29 ~ 21.30
Coventry 09/25 09/24   21/15 ?
Proof House Jn 09/47 ?   20/55 ?
Birmingham New Street 09.50a ~ 10.00d 09.45 ~ 09.59   20.39a ~ 20.53d 20.45 ~ 20.59
Church Road 10/04 ?   20/35 ?
Kings Norton 10/10 10/09   20/26 20/35
Barnt Green 10/16 10/14   20/21 20/30
Blackwell 10/18 ?   20/18 ?
Bromsgrove 10/20 10/17   20/12 20/24
Stoke Works Jn ? ?   20/08 20/22
Droitwich Spa 10/29 10/25   20/02 20/19
Tunnel Jn 10c36a ~ 10c38d 10/32   19c51a ~ 19c55d 20.06 ~ 20.09
Malvern Wells 10/52 ?   19/38 ?
Ledbury 11x00 10/54   19/31 19/47
Shelwick Jn 11/14 11/06   19/19 19/35
Hereford 11L17a ~ 11L40d 11.09 ~ 11.39   19L00a ~ 19L15d 19.19 ~ 19.32

 

Location Booked Actual
Shelwick Jn 11/48 11/46
Leominster 12/07 11/59
Woofferton 12/19 12/06
Craven Arms 12/45 12/24
Shrewsbury 13L15a ~ 13L35d 13.12 ~ 13.55
Church Stretton 13p55a ~ 14p10d 14.22 ~ 14.30
Craven Arms 14/23 14/46
Woofferton 14/37 15/04
Leominster 14/45 15/13
Shelwick Jn 14/57 15/25
Hereford 15c01a ~ 15c10d 15.29 ~ 15.49
Pontrilas 15/30 16/12
Abergavenny 15/47 16/30
Pontypool 16/04 16/47
Llantarnam Jn 16/10 ?
Maindee North Jn 16/22 ?
Newport 16.25a ~ 17.35d 17.07 ~ 18.10
Maindee North Jn 17/38 ?
Llantarnam Jn 17/47 ?
Pontypool 17/58 18.31a ~ 18.32d
Abergavenny 18/15 18/45
Pontrilas 18/34 19/03

Timings continue in first table.

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