26th August 1985

Steam Locomotive Operators Association
The Cumbrian Coast Express (1)

Locos Used at least steam : ?4472 'Flying Scotsman'? & 34092 'City of Wells'
Stock Used either Pullman Rail's 1st Class Open Set or Pullman stock

Route :

Loco Route
AC electric London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Carnforth
34092 Carnforth - Grange-over-Sands - Dalton Jn - Park South Jn - Ravenglass - Sellafield - Maryport
?4472? (2) Maryport - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth
AC electric Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Steve Poulton comments: The advertising flyer called this railtour the 'Cumbrian Coast Express' but, on the day, the locomotive headboard said 'Cumbrian Coast Pullman'. This was the second of two runs for this railtour (with the same mixed naming). The first was on Saturday 10th August 1985 using different steam locos.
(2) Originally reported as 34092 both ways however Steve Poulton comments: steam haulage was from Carnforth to Maryport and back. The train reversed direction at Maryport with a change of steam locomotive. The identity of the second steam locomotive, expected to be 4472, needs to be confirmed.
(3) Passengers could set down at Ravenglass (for the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway) or at Seascale ('for 3 hours on the beach') or stay on to Maryport.


34092 passing through Ulverston (photo: John Green)

Sources : Mike Luff (joined/left the train at Carnforth), John Green & Steve Poulton

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Steve Poulton
)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Euston 07.12d 21.15a
Willesden Junction 07/18 21/07
Watford Junction 07.27a ~ 07.28d 20.54a ~ 20.55
Tring 07/39 20/44
Bletchley 07/44 20/34
Hanslope Jn 07/56 20/24
Rugby 08/18 20/06
Nuneaton 08/29 19/56
Lichfield TV 08/42 19/43
Stafford 08/54 19/31
Madeley 09/05 19/20
Crewe 09.17a ~ 09.20d 19.09a ~ 19.12d
Weaver Jn 09/32 18/53
Warringon Bank Quay 09/37 18/47
Wigan North Western 09/46 18/39
Preston 10.02a ~ 10.04d 18.24a ~ 18.27d
Lancaster 10/21 18/02
Carnforth 10L26a ~ 10L37d 17L37a ~ 17L55d
Arnside 10/51 17/25
Grange-over-Sands 10p65a ~ 11p10d 17/21
Plumpton Jn 11/24 17/09
Ulverston 11/27 17/05
Dalton 11/39 16/53
Park South 11/41 16/49
Millom 12/02 16/25
Bootle 12/16 16/09
Ravenglass 12.21a ~ 12.23d 16.00a ~ 16.02d
Seascale 12.33a ~ 12.35d 15.49a ~ 15.50d
Sellafield 12w53a ~ 13w25d 15w25a ~ 15w45d
St Bees 13/35 15/15
Corkickle 13/39 14.47a ~ 15.10d
Whitehaven 13/45 14/44
Workington 13/57 14/28
Maryport 14L05a 14L20d

 


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