6th March 1971

B.R.
(Merrymaker Excursion)

Loco Used 144
Stock Used 13 mark 1's vb90mph

Route : 1Z70 throughout

Loco Route
144 Derby - Trent - Nottingham
144 Nottingham - Trent - Loughborough - Leicester - Hinckley - Midland Jn - Abbey Jn - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - (via Camp Hill) - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - (via Gloucester Eastgate avoiding line) - Westerleigh West Jn - Filton Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Torquay
144 Torquay - (reverse of outward route) - Kings Norton - Birmingham New Street - Landor Street Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Nottingham
144 Nottingham - (reverse of outward route) - Derby

Notes :
(1) Train routed via Birmingham New Street on return leg to set-down buffet staff.

Source : Gordon Lacy (joined/left the train at Nottingham)

Timings, Booked & (Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Derby 08.00d ?   00.40a ?
Nottingham 08.22a ~ 08.32d ??.?? ~ 08.33   00.05a ~ 00.15d 00.21 ~ ??.??
Loughborough 08.55a ~ 08.57d 08.51 ~ 08.55   23.43a ~ 23.45d 23.58 ~ 00.02
Leicester 09.13a ~ 09.15d 09.11 ~ 09.14   23.26a ~ 23.28d 23.42 ~ 23.45
Hinckley 09.30a ~ 09.31d 09.35 ~ 09.36   23.05a ~ 23.06d 23.16 ~ 23.21
Landor Street Jn ??c?? ~ ??c?? 10.13 ~ 10.15   ??c?? ~ ??c?? 22.34 ~ 22.39
Birmingham New Street   ??c?? ~ ??c?? 22.26 ~ 22.30
Bristol Temple Meads ??c?? ~ ??c?? 12.04 ~ 12.10   20c20 20.22 ~ 20.33
Exeter St Davids ? 13/19   ? 19/00
Torquay 14.00a 13.58   18.20d 18.21


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