10th June 1979

British Rail
(?Coalbrookdale?)

DMU Used 3-car set
Stock Used ?????

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Wolverhampton - Cosford - Madeley Jn - Lightmoor Jn - (2) Telford Coalbrookdale
as listed Telford Coalbrookdale - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton

Notes :
(1) An article in the August 1979 of the Railway Magazine quotes a service of four trains, two from Birmingham New Street and two from Wolverhampton, on Sundays from 27th May to 2nd September inclusive - details of the others are required. The reason for the trains seems to have been to commemorate the start of construction of the Iron Bridge in 1779.
(2) Pilotman working over the Up Goods from Lightmoor Jn to a temporary platform named Telford Coalbrookdale which was on the Ironbridge Power Station branch 'Up' track at MP 161.

Source : Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Wolverhampton 12.45d 12.48   17.03a 16.52
1.28 Oxley SB ? 12/52   ? 16/49
4.40 Codsall ? 12/59   ? 16/46
14.24 Madeley Jn 13/06 13/21   ? 16t35 ~ 16t35
18.20 Lightmoor Jn 13/17 13/33   ? 16/24
19.16 Telford Coalbrookdale 13.24a 13.37   16.20d 16.19


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