13th July 2002

Merlin + Eagle Railtours
The Cumbrian Coast Explorer

Locos Used 31128 & 31459
Stock Used 5275+5364+5307+1842+17159+3069+3068

Route :
1Z31 : Leamington Spa to Workington
1Z32 : Workington to Leamington Spa

Locos Route
31128 + 31459

Leamington Spa - Solihull - Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe - Preston - Lancaster - Ulveston - Barrow avoider - Ravenglass - Sellafield - Whitehaven - Workington

31459 + 31128 Workington - (reverse of outward route) - Leamington Spa


31128 leads 31459 at Preston northbound (photo: Brian Basterfield)

Notes :
(1) Return departure re-timed from 14.30 to 15.28 on the day. David Bellamy suggests the return headcode was in fact 1Z30.

Sources : Steve Robinson & Mark Sutton

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Bellamy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Leamington Spa 07.09d 07.09   22.21a 21.48
Warwick 07.13a ~ 07.15d 07.13 ~ 07.15   22.13a ~ 22.14d 21.43a ~ 21.44
Dorridge 07.25a ~ 07.27d 07.27 ~ 07.28   21.56a ~ 21.57d 21.30 ~ 21.32
Solihull 07.31a ~ 07.33d 07.33 ~ 07.36   21.33a ~ 21.35d 21.23 ~ 21.26
Olton 07.36a ~ 07.38d 07.39 ~ 07.40   21.27a ~ 21.28d 21.18 ~ 21.20
Birmingham New Street 07.54a ~ 08.16d 07.57 ~ 08.17   20.53a ~ 21.03d 21.00 ~ 21.03
Wolverhampton 08.38a ~ 08.40d 08.35 ~ 08.39   20.35a ~ 20.37d 20.41 ~ 20.43
Stafford 08.59a ~ 09.00d 08.54 ~ 09.00   20.17a ~ 20.18d 20.14 ~ 20.19
Crewe 09.32a ~ 09.46d 09.21 ~ 09.24   19/51 ?
Weaver Jn 10/18 09/38   ? ?
Preston 11.01a ~ 11.25d 10.40 ~ 11.23   18/28 ?
Lancaster ? ?   18/06 ?
Carnforth ? ?   18/00 ?
Ulverston 12/21 ?   17/34 ?
Foxfield ? ?   17/12 ?
Ravenglass 13.05a ~ 13.07d ?   16.31a ~ 16.41d ?
Sellafield 13.15a ~ 13.17d 13.29 ~ 13.30   16.18a ~ 16.23d 16.40 ~ 16.48
St Bees 13/31 ?   16/06 ?
Whitehaven 13.42a ~ 13.50d 13.49 ~ 13.53   15.48a ~ 15.50d 16.17 ~ 16.20
Workington 14.10a 14.10   15.28d 15.58


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