20th May 1978
Sussex Committee for S.R.
|Locos Used||at least 33xxx, 47143 & steam: 6000 'King George V' & 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'|
|Stock Used||9 coaches (2)|
|47143?||Brighton - ??? - Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SWS - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - (via GWML) - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn (1) - Maindee West Jn - Newport|
|47143||Newport - Maindee West Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford|
|6201||Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Chester|
|6000||16.30d Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford|
|47143?||Hereford - (reverse of outward route) - Newport|
|47143?||Newport - (reverse of outward route) - North Pole Jn|
|33xxx||North Pole Jn - ??? - Brighton|
(1) Should have taken the Maindee East to Maindee North Jn curve but went via a reversal at Newport station due to a points failure.
(2) On the Hereford to Chester leg the stock is listed as '+ support coach' and on the Chester to Hereford leg '+ Bulmer's Pullman'.
(3) This tour shared steam locomotives with another unidentified tour.
Sources : Bob Taylor, Gary Thornton, Andy Beaton & Roger
47143 is seen here passing Llanvihangel (photo: Bernard Mills)
6201 caught on camera at Dee Bridge, Chester (photo: Bernard Mills)
Andy Beaton's ticket from the tour.
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