8th October 1977

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

Locos Used at least 47483, 50004, 50005, 87007 & steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley', 6000 'King George V', 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' & 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used Western Jubilee: Paddington - Newport: 10 mark 2 E/F, Newport - Chester: 11 mark 1, Chester - Euston: 11 mark 3

Route : Western Jubilee
1Z37 : Paddington to Newport
1Z79 : Newport to Euston

Loco(s) Route
50004 + 50005 London Paddington - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport (2)
35028 Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford
6201 Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms
6000 Craven Arms - Church Stretton - Shrewsbury
4498 Shrewsbury - Ruabon - Wrexham - Chester (2)
47483 Chester - Crewe
87007 Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Lichfield - Tamworth - Nuneaton - Rugby - Weedon - Bletchley - Watford Junction - London Euston

Route : Midland Jubilee

Loco(s) Route
87007? ?London Euston - Harrow - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Weedon - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham New Street - Bescot - Penkridge - Stafford - Crewe?
47483? Crewe - Chester
4498? Chester - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury
6000? Shrewsbury - Craven Arms
6201? Craven Arms - Leominster - Hereford
35028? Hereford - Abergavenny - Newport
50004 + 50005? ?Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Bristol Parkway - Swindon - Didcot - Reading - Slough - Ealing Broadway - London Paddington?

Notes :
(1) From the tour timing sheet: "Organised by the 6000 LA & MNLPS on behalf of the Steam Locomotive Operators Association to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of H.M. The Queen by demonstrating twenty-five years of express passenger travel".
(2) Change trains.
(3) Route & loco confirmation required for the 'Midland Jubilee' - assumed same locos and reverse routing of the 'Western Jubilee'.

Steam Crews: Western Jubilee

Loco Driver Fireman Depot
35028 F. Roberts P.Tudor Hereford
6201 E. Jones S. Reynolds Hereford
6000 R. Jones T. Bethal Hereford
4498 S. Siddall R. Jones Chester

Sources : John Broderick (joined at Reading, left at Euston) & Max Birchenough

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Broderick)

Western Jubilee

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.0 Paddington 07.55d ?
9.1 Southall 08/07 ?
18.5 Slough 08/14 ?
24.2 Maidenhead 08/18 ?
31.0 Twyford 08/22 ?
36.0 Reading 08.27a ~ 08.28d ??.?? ~ 08.53
53.1 Didcot 08/42 09/06
63.9 Challow 08/51 ?
77.3 Swindon 09.03a ~ 09.15d 09.23 ~ 09.25
82.9 Wootton Bassett Jn 09/22 09/32
94.2 Hullavington 09/30 ?
111.8 Bristol Parkway 09.43a ~ 09.44d 09.58 ~ 09.59
123.6 Severn Tunnel Junction 09/55 10/10
133.4
0.0
Newport 10L05a ~ 10L15d 10.22 ~ 10.32
10.0 Pontypool 10/38 10/51
19.4 Abergavenny 10/56 11/07
30.9 Pontrilas 11/15 11/24
43.4 Hereford 11L40a ~ 11L55d 11.41 ~ 11.55
56.0 Leominster 12/16 12/17
62.3 Woofferton 12/25 ?
74.5 Craven Arms 12L50a ~ 13L05d 12.49 ~ 13.07
81.6 Church Stretton 13/20 13/23
94.4 Shrewsbury 13L38a ~ 14L10d
(departure amended to 13.55)
13.50 ~ 14.24
112.3 Gobowen 14/37 14/50
119.6 Ruabon 14/48 15/00
124.5 Wrexham 14/54 15/06
136.6
0.0
Chester 15L15a ~ 16L25d 15.24 ~ 16.25
20.1 Crewe Steel Works 16/53 ?
21.6 Crewe 16L56a ~ 17L10d 16.49 ~ 17.11
29.6 Madeley 17/18 ?
40.8 Norton Bridge 17/25 17/25
46.1 Stafford 17/28 17/32
63.4 Lichfield 17/40 17/45
69.6 Tamworth 17/44 17/49
82.5 Nuneaton 17/52 18/01
97.1 Rugby 18/04 18/10
109.9 Weedon 18/13 ?
133.0 Bletchley 18/28 18/32
147.9 Tring 18/37 18/41
162.1 Watford Junction 18/46 18/50
174.2 Willesden Junction 18/56 ?
179.6 Euston 19.03a 19.04


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