27th March 1966
Society (Midland Area)
Farewell to G.W.R. Locos & L&YR 2-6-0s
|Locos Used||6697, 42727 & 45250|
Route : at least 1Z27
|6697||Birmingham Snow Hill - Wolverhampton LL - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Wrexham - Chester|
|42727||Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction|
|42727||Llandudno Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Chester (3)|
|45250 (3)||Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham Snow Hill|
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.
(2) 42727 was photographed at Llandudno Junction carrying headcode 1Z27 - was this headcode used throughout?
(3) 6697 failed on the return journey and was replaced for the remainder of the journey at Chester by 45250.
Sources : Andrew Fairholm, Terry Dorrity, Steve Armitage
& Ian Clark/Gerry Nichols (SLS)
6697 waiting to leave platform 1 at Snow Hill (photos: Robert Darlaston)
6697 was one of the tour locos (photo: Terry Dorrity)
42727 is seen passing Pensarn (photo: Terry Dorrity)
From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||09.50d||20.55a|
|Wolverhampton LL||10.15a ~ 10.18d||20.25a ~ 20.30d|
|Wellington||10.57a ~ 11.05d||19.37a ~ 19.47d|
|Shrewsbury||11.21a ~ 11.40d||19.06a ~ 19.20d|
|Gobowen||12.05a ~ 12.25d||18.34a ~ 18.42d|
|Wrexham||12.40a ~ 12.50d||18.09a ~ 18.19d|
|Chester||13L15a ~ 13L25d||17L34a ~ 17L44d|
|Rhyl||14.05a ~ 14.20d||16.51a ~ 16.56d|
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