10th September 1977

B.R. (L.M.)
(Merrymaker Excursion)
[Trip no. E237]

Locos Used 25253 & 25260
Stock Used mark 1 LMR stock

Route :

Loco(s) Route
25253 + 25260 London Marylebone - South Ruislip - West Ruislip - Gerrards Cross - High Wycombe - Princes Risborough - Bicester - Aynho Jn - Banbury - Fenny Compton - Leamington Spa - Kenilworth - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho North Jn - Smethwick Rolfe Street - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Hagley - Kidderminster
bus Kidderminster - Bewdley (1)
bus Bewdley - Kidderminster
25253 + 25260 Kidderminster - Hartlebury - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Oxford
25253 + 25260 Oxford - Aynho Jn - Banbury
25253 + 25260 Banbury - (reverse of outward route) - London Marylebone

Notes :
(1) For the SVR Enthusiasts Weekend. Locos in action on the SVR included:
6960 'Raveningham Hall', 7819 'Hinton Manor', 8233, 47383 & 45110. Trains were operating from Bewdley to Bridgnorth and also from Bewdley to Foley Park.

Source : John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Marylebone ? ?   21.33a ?
South Ruislip ? ?   21.08a ~ ??.??d ?
West Ruislip ? ?   21.00a ~ ??.??d ?
Gerards Cross ? ??.?? ~ 08.45   20.45a ~ ??.??d 20.51 ~ ??.??
Seer Green ? 08/49   ? ?
Beaconsfield ? 08.51 ~ 08.52   20.33a ~ ??.??d 20.35 ~ 20.37
High Wycombe ? 08.59 ~ 09.01   20.22a ~ ??.??d 20.27 ~ 20.29
Saunderton ? 09/10   ? ?
Princes Risborough ? 09.15 ~ 09.20   20.08a ~ ??.??d 20.13 ~ 20.14
Bicester ? 09.40 ~ 09.41   19.47a ~ ??.??d 19.48 ~ 19.50
Aynho Jn ? 09/52   ? 19/39
Kings Sutton ? 09/54   ? 19/37
Banbury ? 09/57   ? 19.20 ~ 19.32

 

Location Booked Actual
Fenny Compton ? 10/04
Leamington Spa ? 10/15
Milverton Jn ? 10/17
Coventry ? 10/28
Tile Hill ? 10/33
Berkswell ? 10/34
Hampton-in-Arden ? 10/37
Birmingham International ? 10/38
Marston Green ? 10/39
Stechford ? 10/41
Birmingham New Street ? 10.47 ~ 10.51
Smethwick Rolfe Street ? 10/57
Smethwick West ? 10/59
Langley Green ? 11/01
Rowley Regis ? 11/02
Old Hill ? 11/04
Cradley Heath ? 11/06
Lye ? 11/08
Stourbridge Junction ? 11/11
Hagley ? 11/13
Blakedown ? 11/15
Kidderminster 11.17a ~ ??.??d 11.19a ~ ??.??
Bewdley (11.45a) ~ 16.30d ??.?? ~ ??.??
Kidderminster ??.??a ~ 17.05d ??.?? ~ 17.06
Hartlebury ? 17/10
Droitwich Spa ? 17/15
Worcester Shrub Hill ? 17.24 ~ 17.27
Evesham ? 17/45
Honeybourne ? 17/50
Moreton-in-Marsh ? 18/02
Kingham ? 18/09
Shipton ? 18/11
Ascott-under-Wychwood ? 18/13
Charlbury ? 18/19
Wolvercote Jn ? 18/29
Oxford ? 18.37 ~ 18.49
Wolvercote Jn ? 18/54
Tackley ? 18/59
Heyford ? 19/01
Aynho Jn ? ??/??
Kings Sutton ? 19/14

Timings continue in first table.

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