11th March 1972

British Rail
(Day Excursion) - 1, 2 or 3 trains?

Loco(s) Used at least 118
Stock Used 11 coaches

Route : 1Z89 throughout

Loco(s) Route
???? Wolverhampton - Plymouth
???? Plymouth - Wolverhampton

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required. Two other charter trains are reported on this date with the same destination (Watford Junction - Plymouth & Nottingham - Plymouth) - could either (or both) be the same train? One of these was reported to have suffered a loco failure at Taunton. To add to the debate Jeremy Hartill has 118 recorded as being on a Coventry via Birmingham New Street to Plymouth excursion, hauling 12 coaches. Jeremy's notes for the train with 118 state that it left Birmingham New Street very late and went via Camp Hill.

Sources : Steve Haynes & Jeremy Hartill

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