31st January 1981

Lea Valley Railway Club
The Sonnet Special

Locos Used 45138 & 47501
Stock Used Booked for load 10

Route : 1L10 throughout

Loco Route
47501 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Wigston South Jn - Glen Parva Jn - Hinckley - Midland Jn - Abbey Jn - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Dorridge - Hatton North Jn - Bearley - Stratford-upon-Avon
47501 Stratford-upon-Avon - Henley-in-Arden - Tyseley - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Park Lane Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth HL - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Trent Jn - Loughborough
45138 Loughborough - (via MML) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required (above is from booked timings). Keith Hayward comments: This was a 'real ale ramble' type of tour, which LVRC ran several of around that time.

Source : Keith Hayward  (joined/left the train at Luton)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Keith Hayward)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
St Pancras 08.16d [FL] 22.32a
Finchley Road 08/23 22/24
Hendon 08/26 22/18
St Albans City 08.38a ~ 08.39d 22.03a ~ 22.04d
Luton 08.51a ~ 08.53d 21.50a ~ 21.52d
Kempston Road Jn 09/14 [SL] 21/30 [FL]
Bedford Midland 09.16a ~ 09.18d 21.27a ~ 21.28d
Bedford North 09/19 [FL] 21/25 [SL]
Sharnbrook 09/24 21/18
Wellingborough 09/32 21/08
Kettering Jn ? 21/01 [FL]
Kettering 09.44a ~ 09.46d 20.57a ~ 20.59d
Glendon North ? 20/47
Desborough North 09/54 20/47
Market Harborough 09/59 20/42
Kibworth 10/08 20/38

 

Location Booked
Wigston South Jn 10/16
Glen Parva Jn 10/18
Midland Jn 10/33
Abbey Jn 10/36
Whitacre Jn 10/48
Water Orton 10/52
Landor Street Jn 11/05
St Andrews Jn 11/07
Bordesley Jn 11/09
Tyseley 11/13
Dorridge 11/24
Hatton North Jn 11/28
Hatton West Jn 11/29
Bearley Jn 11/36
Stratford-upon-Avon 11.41a ~ 15.03d
Bearley Jn 15/09
Henley-in-Arden 15/13
Tyseley 15/33 [SL]
Small Heath South 15/35
Bordesley Jn 15/38
St Andrews Jn 15/42
Proof House Jn 15/46
Birmingham New Street 15c48 ~ 15c50
Soho South Jn 15/56
Soho East Jn 15/57
Perry Barr West Jn 16/01
Perry Barr North Jn 16/02
Bescot 16/08
Pleck Jn 16/10
Walsall 16/13
Ryecroft Jn 16/16
Park Lane Jn 16/34
Water Orton West Jn 16/37
Water Orton 16/39
Kingsbury Jn 16/42
Tamworth HL 16/46
Wichnor Jn 16/51
Burton-on-Trent 16/55
Stenson Jn 17/04
Sheet Stores Jn 17/28
Trent Jn 17/29
Loughborough 17.38a ~ 20.10d
Syston South Jn 20/21
Leicester 20c24 ~ 20c25
Wigston North Jn 20/32

Timings continue in first table.

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