9th October 1971

H.P. Bulmer Ltd
Return to Steam Stage 4

Loco Used steam: 6000 'King George V'
Stock Used load 9 formed: 5 x Pullman, including 83, 36, 64 & 76 + 4 x Mk Is.

Route :

Loco Route
6000 Swindon - Wootton Bassett - Chippenham - Bathampton - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Jn - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Pontypool Road - Abergavenny - Hereford

Notes :
(1) The 4 'Return to Steam' tours run in this week were the first steam specials following the end of regular steam on BR and the 'steam ban', this being the first of them. Amazingly, the fare was only 5.
(2) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings.

Sources : Greg Beecroft, Eric Ring & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Greg Beecroft & Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked
Swindon 11.25d
Wootton Bassett 11/35
Chippenham 11/48
Bathampton 12/04
Bath Spa 12/09
North Somerset Jn 12/24
Dr Day's Jn 12/26
Stapleton Road 12/30
Filton Jn 12/39
Patchway 12/41
Pilning 12/45
Severn Tunnel West 12/56
Severn Tunnel Junction 12w58a ~ 13w55d
Maindee East Jn 14/10
Maindee North Jn 14/12
Llantarnam Jn 14/19
Pontypool Road 14.35a ~ 14.45d
Abergavenny 15/00
Pontrilas 15/19
Hereford 15.40a


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