25th - 27th April 2003

Portuguese Traction Group
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Did these trains run? Details taken from advertising leaflet.

Route :

Date(s) Booked Loco(s) Booked Route
24/04 CP service train Lisbon - Tomar
25/04 CP 1501 Tomar - Entroncamento - Abrantes - Portalegre - Estremoz
25/04 CP 1501 Estremoz - (reverse of outward route) - Entroncamento - Tomar
26/04 CP 1400 series loco Tomar - Entroncamento - Abrantes - Rodao - Covhila - Guarda - Vilar Formoso (? - Fuented'Onoro?)
26/04 CP 1400 series loco (?Fuented'Onoro - ?) Vilar Formoso - Guarda - Coimbra
27/04 CP 2501/2551 series locos Coimbra - Figuera da Foz (including newly opened docks freight line)
27/04 CP 2501/2551 series locos Figuera da Foz - Coimbra
27/04 CP 1551 series loco Coimbra - Porto (including optional tram tour during 3 hour layover whilst train ran to Coimbra and back)
27/04 CP 1961 series loco Porto - Coimbra
27/04 CP 1961 series loco Coimbra - Porto
27/04 CP 1551 series loco Coimbra - Entroncamento
27/04 CP service train Entroncamento - Lisbon

Notes:
(1) Above is built from Pathfinder Tours advertising - Pathfinder offering a package which may have varied from the PTG itinerary on the start/end dates. Outward travel with Pathfinder was on Thursday 24th April and Monday 28th April via Heathrow, else passengers could make their own way to/from Portugal (by air, or overland option from London Waterloo).

Source : Gary Thornton

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