28th March 1981

British Rail
(Merrymaker Excursion)

Loco Used 45035

Route : 1Z36 throughout

Loco Route
45035 Sheffield - Chesterfield - Derby - Burton-on-Trent - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - King's Norton - Bromsgrove - Cheltenham Spa - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Plymouth
45035 Plymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required.
(2) Believed to be the first working of a class 47 to Wick?

Source : Bob Peach (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Bob Peach)

Location Booked (out) Actual Booked (rtn) Actual
Sheffield 07.18d - 23.10a -
Dronfield 07.30a ~ 07.32d - 22.55a ~ 22.57d -
Chesterfield 07.39a ~ 07.41d ??.?? ~ 07.41 22.45a ~ 22.47d -
Clay Cross South Jn 07/45 - 22/42 -
Ambergate Jn 07/56 - 22/30 -
Derby 08/09 08/09 22/18 -
Stenson Jn 08/19 - 22/09 -
Burton-on-Trent 08/25 08/19 21/59 -
Tamworth HL 08/37 08/30 21/50 -
Water Orton 08/49 08/40 21/42 -
Landor Street Jn 09c00a ~ 09c00d 08.51 ~ 08.55 21/33 -
St Andrews Jn 09/04 - 21/31 -
Camp Hill 09/07 - 21/29 -
King's Norton 09/12 09/09 21/20 -
Barnt Green 09/19 09/18 21/15 -
Bromsgrove 09/22 - 21/07 -
Abbotswood Jn 09/32 - 20/55 -
Cheltenham Spa 09/45 09/46 20/40 -
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/57 09/52 20/32 -
Standish Jn 10/03 - 20/26 -
Charfield 10/13 - 20/17 -
Westerleigh Jn 10/22 - 20/08 -
Bristol Parkway 10/27 10/27 20/03 -
Bristol Temple Meads 10c39a ~ 10c45d 10/38 19c40a ~ 19c51d -
Worle Jn 11/02 - 19/19 -
Bridgwater 11/14 11/07 19/06 19/17
Taunton 11.23a ~ 11.24d 11.17 ~ 11.21 18.54a ~ 18.55d 19.04 ~ 19.05
Whiteball Summit 11/37 11/34 18/46 18/55
Exeter St Davids 11.58a ~ 12.14d 11c50 ~ 11c56 18.10a ~ 18.26d 18.14 ~ 18.30
Dawlish Warren 12/25 12/08 17/59 17/59
Newton Abbot 12/37 12/17 17/47 17/43
Dainton Tunnel 12/43 12/28 17/40 17/38
Totnes 12/49 12/45 17/33 17/30
Brent 13/00 - 17/25 -
Hemerdon 13/10 - 17/12 -
Plymouth 13.17a 13.15 17.02d 17.04


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