8th April 1972
Wirral Railway Circle
Cambrian Coast Express
|Locos Used||5056, 5062 & 5080|
Route : 1L26 throughout
|5062 + 5056||Crewe - Welshpool (1)|
|5062 + 5080||Welshpool - Pwllheli|
|5062 + 5080||Pwllheli - Crewe|
(1) 5056 was failed, being replaced by 5080. David Hills reports '5056 quickly headed back towards Shrewsbury, complete with the Welshpool - Newton 'staff' still onboard! The locomotive was finally stopped at Westbury and promptly reversed course back to Welshpool, where the special finally got away over an hour late'.
(2) Route & loco confirmation required. Steve Haynes listed this as running on 9th April, not 8th however Peter Smith confirms the tour itinerary was dated 8th April.
Sources : Peter Smith, David Hills & Steve Haynes
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