19th June 2011
V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
Father's Day Lunch
|Locos Used||20303, 20309 & 47818|
|Stock Used||11x VSOE (NB) coaches|
1Z?? : 11.42 Crewe to Holyhead
1Z?? : 14.39 Holyhead to Crewe
|20309 + 20303 (2)||Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead|
|20303 + 20309 + 47818 (3)||Holyhead - Bangor - Llandudno Junction - near Rhyl (4)|
|47818||near Rhyl - Chester - Crewe|
(1) Train was originally booked to be hauled by 6201 'Princess Elizabeth', but changed to diesel haulage when Direct Rail Services won the VSOE Northern Belle contract.
(2) 47818 on rear, for ETS purposes.
(3) 47818 for ETS purposes.
(4) 20303 failed. Both 20's were detached and ran light-engine back to Crewe.
Source : Nick Bartlett
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