20th October 1963
S.L.S. / M.L.S.
|Locos Used||41200, 41234 & 45252|
|Stock Used||5 coaches including M27954M|
|Tractor Used||JCC 57|
1T70 : Manchester Exchange to Bangor
1Z80 : Bangor to Bangor
|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|
(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
|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)
|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|
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