6th November 2004
The Great Way Round
Train cancelled. From Pathfinder: "...we have been informed by our facilitator, Riviera Trains, that EWS will not be able to confirm until Wednesday afternoon at the earliest whether the train can operate next Saturday as advertised, due to their ongoing dispute with the RMT trade union over working practises for both train(wo)men and ground staff. We have also spoken to the RMT separately, but all that they could tell us is that currently a strike is still scheduled by their members for this coming weekend. .... We have even explored the possibility of running this excursion through another Train Operating Company, but this proved impractical, as did a redate to 2005, as all train planning resources are now allocated until Autumn 2005. Therefore, we felt that we had no choice other than to cancel this train."
Planned route & locos:
|40145||Crewe - Madeley - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Bescot - Aston - Birmingham New Street - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Evesham - Morton in Marsh - Kingham - Charbury - Oxford - Didcot East Jn - Reading - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - Ealing Broadway - London Paddington|
|40145||London Paddington - Old Oak West Jn - Greenford South Jn - Ealing Broadway - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Brent Curve Jn - St Albans - Luton - Bedford - Kettering - Wigston Curve - Hinckley - Nuneaton - Water Orton - Birmingham New Street - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Madeley - Crewe|
Source : Pathfinder
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