8th July 1979

M. & G.N. Joint Railway Society
The Fylde Coast Express
(Day Out With a Difference No. 105)

Locos Used 40164, 47488, 85012 & 86030
Stock Used booked 11 coaches

Route : 1L01 throughout

Loco Route
85012 London Euston - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Northampton - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
86030 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe
40164 Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly - Ordsall Lane Jn - Parkside Jn - Golborne Jn - Wigan North Western - Preston - Kirkham & Wesham - Blackpool North
47488 Blackpool North - (reverse of outward route) - Preston
?47488? Preston - (via WCML) - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) A loco change from diesel to electric was shown at Preston in the booked timings but no change was noted in John Brodericks notes. Did 47488 work throughout or was there a loco change - if so, to what?


Steve Allen's ticket.

Source : John Broderick (joined/left the train at Watford Junction)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 07.10d [P14] [FL] ?   22.34a ?
Willesden Junction 07/17 ?   22/27 ?
Harrow & Wealdstone 07.23a ~ 07.24d ?   22.15a ~ 22.17d ?
Watford Junction 07.31a ~ 07.32d ??.?? ~ 07.32   22.07a ~ 22.09d 22.12 ~ ??.??
Tring 07/49 ?   21/55 21/47
Bletchley 08.01a ~ 08.02d 07.54 ~ 08.02   21.37a ~ 21.39d 21.30 ~ 21.33
Hanslope Jn 08/10 ?   21/29 [SL] ?
Northampton 08.19a ~ 08.20d 08.19 ~ 08.22   21.18a ~ 21.20d 21.58 ~ 22.00
Long Buckby 08/29 08/31   21/09 21/46
Rugby 08.41a ~ 08.42d 08.40 ~ 08.43   20.58a ~ 21.00d 21.35 ~ 21.37
Coventry 08/51 08/53   20/46 21/23
Proof House Jn 09/04 ?   20/32 ?
Birmingham New Street 09.07a ~ 09.17d 09L11 ~ 09L19   20.27a ~ 20.30d 20.59 ~ 21.06
Proof House Jn 09/20 09/22  
Aston 09/23 09/24  
Perry Barr North Jn 09/26 09/26  
Bescot 09/31 09/32  
Soho South Jn   20/23 ?
Dudley Port   20/18 20/50
Wolverhampton   20/12 20/43
Bushbury Jn 09/44 09/44   ? ?
Stafford 10/00 09/58   19/56 20/25
Norton Bridge 10/05 10/04   19/52 20/19
Madeley 10/12 10/12   19/44 20/10
Crewe 10L21a ~ 10L30d 10.39 ~ 10.49   19c35 ~ 19c36 19.59 ~ 20.01

 

Location Booked Actual
Sandbach 10/38 10/57
Wilmslow 10/51 11/17
Slade Lane Jn 11/01 [SL] 11/27
Manchester Piccadilly 11c05 ~ 11c06 11.34 ~ 11.36
Manchester Oxford Road 11/09 11/38
Ordsall Lane No.2 11/14 11/44
Barton Moss Lane 11/21 ?
Parkside Jn 11/33 12/00
Wigan North Western 11/44 12/10
Balshaw Lane Jn 11/57 [SL] ?
Euxton Jn 11/59 12/21
Preston 12.10a ~ 12.12d 12.28 ~ 12.30
Kirkham North Jn 12/25 12/43
Poulton-le-Fylde 12/36 12/54
Blackpool North 12.45a ~ 18.08d 13.01 ~ 18.08
Poulton-le-Fylde 18/14 18/17
Kirkham North Jn 18/22 18/25
Preston 18L34a ~ 18L45d 18.34 ~ 18.49
Euxton Jn 18/53 18/54
Wigan North Western 19/03 19/05
Springs Branch Jn 19/05 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 19/14 19/19
Acton Grange Jn 19/16 ?
Weaver Jn 19/20 19/27

Timings continue in first table.

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