20th October 1963

S.L.S. / M.L.S.
Caernarvonshire

Locos Used 41200, 41234 & 45252
Stock Used 5 coaches including M27954M
Tractor Used JCC 57

Route :
1T70 : Manchester Exchange to Bangor
1Z80 : Bangor to Bangor

Loco(s) Route
45252 (1) Manchester Exchange - Warrington Bank Quay - Chester General - Bangor
41200 + 41234 Bangor - Bethesda Jn - Bethesda
41200 + 41234 Bethesda - Bethesda Jn - Bangor - Menai Bridge - Port Dinorwic - Caernarvon - Caernarvon No.2 SB - Llanwnda - Penygroes - Nantlle
JCC 57 (3) special trains on Nantlle tramway
41200 + 41234 Nantlle - Penygroes - Llanwnda - Caernarvon No.2 SB - Caernarvon
41200 + 41234 Caernarvon - Caernarvon No.2 SB - Morfa - Llanberis
41200 + 41234 Llanberis - Morfa - Caernarvon No.2 SB - Caernarvon - Port Dinorwic - Menai Bridge - Bangor
????? (4) Bangor - Manchester Exchange

Notes :
(1) 1T70 was a service train, strengthened with Cafeteria Car and the 5 railtour coaches on the rear.
(2) Last ever  train to Bethesda, track lifting (by road) commenced on the following Monday.
(3) Special trains run on Nantlle Tramway (3'6") using tractor JCC57 hauling 6x 4-wheel slate tubs. Only single riding trip possible.
(4) Service train with Cafeteria Car and the 5 railtour coaches on the rear, held as the tour was about 30 minutes late.
(50 Photo below suggests loco's were top-n-tail - but was that throughout from Bangor and back to Bangor, and which led each leg when they were?

Source : Dave Groves

Photo Review

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


41200 running round at Llanberis (photo: The John Debens Collection)


41200 leading 41234 (photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)


41200 at ??? (photo: Adrian Vaughan Collection)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from
Dave Groves)

Location Booked
Manchester Exchange 09.35
Bangor 12.28a ~ 12.55d
Bethesda 13.15a ~ 13.35d
Nantlle 14.35a ~ 15.43d
Llanberis 17.05a ~ 18.10d
Bangor 18.50a ~ 19.20d
Manchester Exchange 21.52a


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