23rd July 1967

Manchester Rail Travel Society
Welsh Borderman

Did this train run? Details taken from pre-tour advertising.

Route :

Advertised Loco Advertised Route
Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0

10.00d Manchester Victoria - Warrington bank Quay - Chester General

ex- Crosti-boiler 9F 2-10-0 Chester General - Wrexham - Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Crewe - Chester General
Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 Chester General - Helsby West Jn - Mouldsworth Jn - Northwich - Altrincham - Manchester Central (18.30a)

Notes :
(1) Tour was advertised as 'expected to be the LAST steam-hauled passenger train to run from Chester General to Shrewsbury and returning via Crewe'.

Source : John Debens

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