11th July 1978
Cumbrian Coast Express
|Locos Used||at least steam: 4468 'Mallard'|
|?????||Blackpool North - Preston|
|?????||Preston - Carnforth|
|?4468?||Carnforth - Ravenglass ( - ???)|
|4468||(??? - ) Ravenglass - Carnforth|
|?????||Carnforth - Preston|
|?????||Preston - Blackpool North|
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - 4468 photographed heading south from Ravenglass on what was reported to be the first day of this service. There is also a photograph of 4472 'Flying Scotsman' at Steamtown Carnforth on the same date carrying the "Cumbrian Coast Express" headboard - was this also out on this day?
Sources : Gary Thornton (from contemporary sources) & Brian
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