18th March 1979


Locos Used at least 40034 & 55014 'The Duke of Wellington's Regiment'

Route : 1Z72 throughout

Loco Route
55014 11.25d Edinburgh Waverley - Carlisle - York
40034 York - ?Birmingham? - ?Bristol?

Notes :
(1) Train ran via Carlisle owing to the collapse of Penmanshiel tunnel the day before. Was there a leg in the opposite direction, before (or after) this?
(2) Destined for Birmingham, but it is believed train may have been extended to Bristol (still hauled by 40034)?

Source : Nige Paine

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