30th December 1978

S.L.O.A. Railtours
The Santa Steam Special

Locos Used 86205 & steam : 4472 'Flying Scotsman' & 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used 13x mark 1's

Route : 1L03 throughout

Loco Route
86205 London Euston - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Weedon - Rugby - Nuneaton - Tamworth - Stafford - Madeley - Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Preston - Carnforth
4498 Carnforth - Grange-over-Sands - Dalton - Askham - Foxfield - Sellafield
4472 Sellafield - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth
86205 Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Confirmation is required that 86205 worked the return leg.

Source : John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.0 Euston 08.25d ?   21.13a ? 296.5
5.4 Willesden Junction 08/31 ?   21/06 ? 291.1
17.5 Watford Junction 08.41a ~ 08.43d ??.?? ~ 08.44   20.51a ~ 20.53d 21.10 ~ ??.?? 279.0
31.7 Tring 08/54 08/54   20/41 20/59 264.8
46.7 Bletchley 09.06a ~ 09.08d 09.06 ~ 09.07   20.27a ~ 20.29d 20.44 ~ 20.45 249.8
69.7 Weedon 09/25 ?   20/10 ? 226.8
82.6 Rugby 09/34 09/32   19/59 20/07 213.9
97.1 Nuneaton 09/44 09/42   19/40 19/47 199.4
110.0 Tamworth 09/53 09/51   19/29 [SL] 19/33 186.5
116.3 Lichfield TV 10.00a ~ 10.02d 09.57 ~ 10.00   19.21a ~ 19.23d 19.21 ~ 19.24 180.2
121.0 Armitage 10/07 ?   ? ? ?
127.2 Colwich 10/11 10/12   19/10 19/09 169.3
133.6 Stafford 10/19 10/18   19/04 19/03 162.9
138.9 Norton Bridge 10/23 10/21   19/00 18/59 157.5
150.1 Madeley 10/30 ?   18/51 ? 146.5
158.1 Crewe 10c40a ~ 10c42d 10.36 ~ 10.42   18c40a ~ 18c42d [SL] 18.39 ~ 18.42 138.4
165.8 Winsford 10/52 10/49   18/29 18/29 130.7
174.3 Weaver Jn 10/57 10/55   18/24 ? 122.2
182.2 Warrington Bank Quay 11/02 10/59   18/18 18/18 114.3
193.9 Wigan North Western 11/11 11/08   18/06 18/08 102.6
203.6 Euxton Jn 11/19 ?   17/59 ? 92.9
209.1 Preston 11/27 11/20   17/54 17.51a ~ 17.55d 87.4
230.1 Lancaster 11/46 11/35   17/36 17.29a ~ 17.32d 66.4
236.7 Carnforth 11L52a ~ 12L20d 11.47 ~ 12/19   17L10a ~ 17L28d 17.05 ~ 17.18 59.8
246.0 Grange-over-Sands 12/35 12/34   16/50 16/48 50.5
256.9 Ulverston 12/50 12/48   16/35 16/31 39.6
263.3 Park South Jn 13/04 13/02   16/20 16/16 33.2
264.7 Askham 13/10 13/05   16/15 16/12 31.8
270.2 Foxfield 13/30 13/16   16/05 16/03 26.3
274.7 Millom 13/40 13/23   15p35a ~ 15p55d 15.43 ~ 15.54 21.8
283.3 Bootle 13/55 13/35   15/20 15/25 13.2
296.5 Sellafield 14.15a 14.14   15.00d 15.00 0.00


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