21st February 1970

British Rail
(Football Specials)

Loco Used 1597
Stock Used load 12: 11x mark 1's plus Gresley Buffet Car
DMU Used 4-car set

Route :

Loco Route
1597 Leeds - Engine Shed Jn - Methley Jn - Normanton - Cudworth - Rotherham Masborough - Beignton Jn - Barrow Hill - Tapton Jn - Chesterfield - Ambergate - Derby - Tamworth - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - King's Norton - Barnt Green - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Stroud - Swindon
1597 Swindon - (reverse of outward route) - King's Norton - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Leeds - (?same route as loco-hauled train?) - Swindon
as listed Swindon - (?same route as loco-hauled train?) - Leeds

Notes :
(1) DMU ran as a relief as the loco-hauled train was fully booked. Final Score: Swindon 0:2 Leeds United (FA Cup match).

Source : Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Ian Umpleby)

Loco-Hauled Train

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Leeds 08.08d 08.09   22.16a 21.50
0.56 Engine Shed Jn ? 08/12   ? ?
8.44 Methley Jn ? 08/24   ? ?
10.72 Normanton ? 08/29   ? 21/30
20.72 Cudworth ? 08/48   ? 21/13
28.08 Wath Road Jn ? 09/02   ? 21/03
34.00 Rotherham Masborough ? 09c11 ~ 09c12   ? 20/56
40.28 Beighton Jn ? 09/25   ? 20/46
49.56 Chesterfield ? 09/41   ? 20/34
53.56 Clay Cross South Jn ? 09/46   ? 20/28
63.56 Ambergate Jn ? 09/56   ? 20/19
73.68 Derby ? 10/07   ? 20/10
84.68 Burton-on-Trent ? 10/19   ? 19/59
97.56 Tamworth ? 10/30   ? 19/50
103.24 Kingsbury Jn ? 10/35   ? 19/46
107.28 Water Orton ? 10/38   ? 19/43
113.48 Landor Street Jn ? 10c45 ~ 10c49   ? 19c32 ~ 19c35
114.40 St Andrews Jn ? 10/52  
115.04 Birmingham New Street   ? 19/29
119.40 King's Norton ? 10/59   ? 19/19
124.36 Barnt Green ? 11/06   ? 19/10
125.72 Blackwell ? 11/08   ? 19/09
128.04 Bromsgrove ? 11/11   ? 19/04
130.08 Stoke Works Jn ? 11/13   ? 19/02
141.36 Abbotswood Jn ? 11/23   ? 18/51
159.32 Cheltenham Spa ? 11c51 ~ 11c53   ? 18c31 ~ 18c32
165.08 Barnwood Jn ? ?   ? 18/24
165.56 Gloucester Yard Jn ? 12c03 ~ 12c11   ? 18c16 ~ 18c22
172.16 Standish Jn ? 12/20   ? 18/09
176.64 Stroud ? 12/25   ? 18/04
187.76 Kemble 12/38 12*40 ~ 12*43   ? 17/50
201.52 Swindon 12.53a 12.57   17.35d 17.34

Note: Return journey was 1m 12ch longer than outward.

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