29th - 30th April 1978

British Rail
(Spalding Flower Festival Special)

Locos Used 47028 & 50007
Stock Used load 11

Route : 1Z73 throughout

Date(s) Loco(s) Route
29/04 47028 Plymouth - Totnes - Newton Abbot - Dawlish - Exter St Davids - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Charfield - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - St Andrews Jn - Water Orton - ??? - Tamworth HL - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Trent - Nottingham - Bottesford - Sleaford - Spalding
29/04-30/04 47028 Spalding - (reverse of outward route) - St Andrews Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - (reverse of outward route) - Totnes - MP224 (1)
30/04 47028 (1) MP224 - South Brent
30/04 47028 South Brent - (reverse of outward route) - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) The train was delayed at Totnes due to single-line working being in operation. The train then slipped to a stand at milepost 224 due to lack of adhesion; 50007 was sent out and assisted from the rear as far as South Brent.

Sources : Bernard Mills & Roger Geach

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Bernard Mills & Roger Geach)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Plymouth 06.30d 06.30   ? 04.16a
South Brent ? ?   ? ??.?? ~ ??.??
('50007 detached at 03.56')
MP224 ? ?   ? ??.?? ~ 03.39
Totnes ??.??a ~ ??.??d 07.02 ~ 07.03   ? 02.02 ~ 02.38
Newton Abbot ??.??a ~ ??.??d 07.15 ~ 07.19   ? 01.44 ~ 01.46
('71mins late')
Teignmouth ??.??a ~ ??.??d 07.25 ~ 07.26   ? 01.34 ~ 01.35
Dawlish ??.??a ~ ??.??d 07.31 ~ 07.32   ? 01.27 ~ 01.29
Exeter St Davids ??.??a ~ ??.??d 07.45 ~ 07.54   ? 01.08 ~ 01.14
Taunton ??.??a ~ ??.??d 08.21 ~ 08.22   ? 00.35 ~ 00.37
Bristol Temple Meads ??.??a ~ ??.??d 09.10 ~ 09.17   ? 23.40 ~ 23.57
('91mins late')
Charfield ? 09/38   ? ?
Cheltenham Spa ? 09/59   ? 22/56
Barnt Green ? 10/32   ? ?
Kings Norton ? 10/36   ? ?
Birmingham New Street   ? 21.30 ~ 21.49
St Andrews Jn ? 10.45 ~ 10.54   ? ?
by Saltley Depot ? 10.57 ~ 11.02   ? 21.05 ~ 21.07
Tamworth ? 11/18   ? ?
Burton-on-Trent ? 11/33   ? 20/34
Stenson Jn ? 11/41   ? ?
Trent ? 12/04   ? 20/04
Nottingham ? 12.14 ~ 12.16   ? 19.42 ~ 19.49
Bottesford ? 12/35   ? ?
Sleaford ? 12/56   ? 18/57
Spalding ??.??a 13.22   18.20d 18.23


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