30th September 1978
Mainline Steam Trust
|Locos Used||25073, 25074 & 25080|
Route : 1Z86 throughout
|25074 + 25073||20.30 (29/09/78) Derby - (2) - West Ruislip - Greenford - Drayton Green Jn - Hanwell - (via GWML) - Bath - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Plymouth|
|25080||Plymouth - Royal Albert Bridge - Liskeard - Bodmin Road - Bodmin General|
|25080||Bodmin General - Boscarne Junction - Wadebridge (Down Platform)|
|25080||12.00 Wadebridge (Down Platform) - Boscarne Junction - Bodmin General|
|25080||Bodmin General - Bodmin Road - Liskeard - Royal Albert Bridge - Plymouth (3)|
|25073 + 25074||Plymouth - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Honiton - Yeovil Junction - Salisbury - Basingstoke - Reading - (2) - Leicester|
(1) Andy Pullar comments: "There was time for the customary farce at Liskeard for a side trip to Looe. I believe a three car DMU set was attached to the normal Bubble working the service shuttle. Needless to say this didn't fit the platform at Looe. For the record the unit nos. were 55026+51306+59473+51321 on the 13.52 from Liskeard and 15.01 return from Looe."
(2) Confirmation required on route both ways through the Midlands, booked route was given as: Derby - Long Eaton - Nottingham (reverse) - Loughborough - Leicester Narborough - Hinckley - Coventry.
(3) Service train used (formed: 51306+59473+51321+51574+51584) for a trip from Plymouth to Gunnislake & back.
Sources : Andy Pullar, Alan Baylis & Mick Baker (joined
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