27th September 1977

British Rail
(Merrymaker Special)

Loco Used 40084

Route:

Loco Route
40084 Newcastle Central - Darlington - Doncaster - Lincoln Central - (via Sleaford avoiding line) - March - Thetford - ??? - Great Yarmouth
40084 Great Yarmouth - (?reverse of outward route?) - Newcastle Central

Notes :
(1) Tony Davies comments: A Stephenson Locomotive Society (organised by the Newcastle Centre) party travelled on this Merrymaker. A road coach was organised to collect passengers from Thetford and take them to Bressingham Museum and Gardens however the driver forgot to stop at Thetford, outward with the connivance of the signalmen the train was halted at Eccles Road where the SLS party joined the road coach, diverted from Thetford. We had from 1pm to 6pm at Bressingham.

Sources : Tony Davies/Ian Clark (both: SLS)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tony Davies/Ian Clark (both: SLS))

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Newcastle Central 06.40d ?   ? ?
Darlington ??.??a ~ 07.22d ??.?? ~ 07.28   23.55a ~ ??.??d ?
Doncaster 08.50a ~ 08.52d ??.?? ~ 08.54   ? ?
March 10.55 ~ 10.57 11.02 ~ ??.??   ? ?
Thetford 11.42a ~ ??.??d     ??.??a ~ 19.20d ?
Great Yarmouth ? ?   ? ?


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