17th April 1976

British Rail
(Sea Cruise)

Did this train run? Details taken from a BR advertising leaflet.

Traction Used ?????

Route :

Traction Route
????? Wolverhampton - Smethwick Rolfe Street - Birmingham New Street - Weston-super-Mare
????? Weston-super-Mare - (reverse of outward route?) - Wolverhampton

Notes :
(1) For sea cruise on S.S. Balmoral from Weston-super-Mare to Ilfarcombe (2 hour stay over) and back
. It was also possible to book onto this special from Coventry using service trains, changing at Birmingham New Street.

Source : Jeremy Hartill (from a BR advertising leaflet)

Timings (Booked only)
(from Jeremy Hartill)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Wolverhampton 07.19d 23.25a
Smethwick Rolfe Street 07.32d 23.12a
Birmingham New Street 07.48d 23.00a
Weston-super-Mare 09.58a 20.35d

Service trains from/to Coventry;

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Coventry 06.45d 23.50a
Birmingham New Street ??.??a ??.??d

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