25th - 27th April 2003
Portuguese Traction Group
Did these trains run? Details taken from advertising leaflet.
|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|
(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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