1st October 1977

6000 L.A. / M.N.L.P.S. / S.L.O.A.
Midland Jubilee & Western Jubilee

Locos Used at least 47437, 50027, 86244 & steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley', 6000 'King George V', 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' & 35028 'Clan Line'

Route : Midland Jubilee

Loco(s) Route
86244 London Euston - Harrow - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Weedon - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham New Street - Bescot - Penkridge - Stafford - Crewe
47437 Crewe - Chester
4498 (1) Chester - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury
6000 Shrewsbury - Craven Arms
6201 Craven Arms - Leominster - Hereford
35028 Hereford - Abergavenny - Newport
50027 Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Bristol Parkway - Swindon - Didcot - Reading - Slough - Ealing Broadway - London Paddington

Route : Western Jubilee

Loco(s) Route
50027? ?London Paddington - Ealing Broadway - Slough - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
35028? Newport - Abergavenny - Hereford
6201? Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms
6000? Craven Arms - Shrewsbury
4498? Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester
47437? Chester - Crewe
86244? ?Crewe - Stafford - Penkridge - Bescot - Birmingham New Street - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston?

Notes :
(1) Max Birchenough comments: 4498 stalled on Gresford Bank, and had to be banked by a class 25 brought from Chester, which made us a little late, as you may imagine. It didn't affect the final result too much, as we had some time to wait at Shrewsbury anyway, for the northbound train to arrive, with 6000.
(2) Route & loco confirmation required for the 'Western Jubilee' - assumed same locos and reverse routing of the 'Midland Jubilee'.

Sources : John Clifford (on the Midland Jubilee throughout)
& Max Birchenough (on the Midland Jubilee)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Midland Jubilee

Location Booked Actual
Euston 08.10d 08.13
Willesden Junction 08/16 08/20
Watford Junction 08.25a ~ 08.26d 08.28 ~ 08.28
Tring 08/37 08/39
Bletchley 08/46 08/48
Hanslope 08/52 08/55
Weedon 09/00 09/02
Rugby 09/10 09/11
Coventry 09/17 09/19
Proof House Jn 09/35 09/41
Birmingham New Street 09.38a ~ 09.43d 09.44 ~ 09.47
Soho South Jn 09/48 09.52 ~ 09.54
Perry Barr West Jn 09/53 10/00
Perry Barr North Jn 09/54 10/00
Bescot 09/58 10/05
Portobello Jn 10/02 10/12
Bushbury Jn 10/04 10/13
Stafford 10/18 10/25
Norton Bridge 10/21 10/29
Madeley 10/28 10/36
Crewe 10.37a ~ 10.53d 10.43 ~ 10.54
Crewe Steel Works 10/56 10/56
Chester 11.17a ~ 11.35d 11.18 ~ 11.34
Rossett 11/48 11/49
Wrexham General 12/02 12/05
Ruabon 12/09 12/11
Gobowen 12/19 12/22
Shrewsbury 12.44a ~ 14.30d 12.47 ~ 14.43
Sutton Bridge Jn 14/33 14/46
Church Stretton 14/52 15/11
Craven Arms 15.05a ~ 15.20d 15.29 ~ 15.47
Woofferton 15/42 16/11
Leominster 15/50 16/20
Shelwick Jn 16/06 16/36
Hereford 16.10a ~ 16.25d 16.40 ~ 16.57
Pontrilas 16/45 17/17
Abergavenny 17/02 17/30
Pontypool Road 17/19 17/47
Llantarnam 17/25 17/52
Maindee North Jn 17/37 18/00
Newport 17.40a ~ 18.20d 18.04 ~ 18.32
Severn Tunnel Junction 1830 18/42
Severn Tunnel West 18/31 18/43
Pilning 18/39 18/48
Patchway 18/44 18/51
Bristol Parkway 18/45 18/52
Westerleigh Jn 18/50 18/56
Hullavington 19/00 19/06
Wootton Bassett 19/08 19/13
Swindon 19.18a ~ 19.27d 19.19 ~ 19.26
Challow 19/40 19/38
Didcot 19/50 19/45
Reading General 20/02 19/56
Twyford 20/06 20/00
Maidenhead 20/11 20/04
Slough 20/15 20/08
Southall 20/22 20/14
Paddington 20.35a 20.23


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