2nd August 1977
|Locos Used||33054, 40043, 47013, 73004, 86024 & 86031|
|47013||Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street|
|86024||Birmingham New Street – Soho South Jn - Perry Barr South Jn - Aston - Stechford - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, ????) - Willesden WL Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn|
|33054||Mitre Bridge Jn - ??? - Brighton|
|33054||Brighton - ??? - Redhill (2)|
|73004 (2)||Redhill – ??? - Mitre Bridge Jn|
|86031||Mitre Bridge Jn - (?reverse of outward route?) - Birmingham New Street|
|40043||Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Stourbridge Junction|
(1) Unexpected reversal after loco change at Birmingham New Street.
(2) Unscheduled stop at Redhill – 33054 declared failure, 73004 attached at front.
(3) Unscheduled stop at East Croydon, understood to be for replacement of both locos. However, no loco available, so 73004 continued, completing the climb to Mitre Bridge on diesel power.
Source : Paul Grenfell
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