8th April 1978
F & W Railtours
|Locos Used||40042, 46027, 47226 & steam: 6960 'Raveningham Hall'|
|40042||London Paddington - Reading - Didcot - Swindon - Kemble - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Hereford|
|6960||Hereford - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester|
|47226 + 6960 (1)||Chester - Shrewsbury|
|47226||Shrewsbury - Hereford - Worcester Shrub Hill|
|46027||Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - ??? - London Paddington|
(1) Norman Preedy comments: 6960 failed at Chester, and was towed to Shrewsbury by 47226. The return leg arrived 90 minutes late at Cheltenham Spa.
(2) Peter Watts reports that this was F & W's first steam hauled railtour.
Sources : Nick Bartlett (on the train from
Reading to Chester only),
Norman Preedy (joined/left the train at Cheltenham Spa) & Peter Watts
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