29th September 1979

F & W Railtours
The East Anglian (Re-Run)

Locos Used 31322, 37240 & 40006
Stock Used 11 mark 1 coaches vb90mph (4xTSO, FK, BCK, RBR, 4xTSO)

Route : 1Z86 throughout

Loco(s) Route
?37240? Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street
40006 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Stroud - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Slough - Ealing Broadway - Acton Wells - Willesden Junction HL - Camden Road Jn - Dalston - Stratford - Chelmsford - Colchester - Ipswich - Saxmundham - Lowestoft
31322 Lowestoft - Reedham - Norwich
40006 Norwich - Thetford - Ely North Jn - March - Peterborough - Stamford - Manton Jn - Melton Mowbray - Syston South Jn - Leicester - Hinckley - Midland Jn - Abbey Jn - Water Orton - Birmingham New Street
37240 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Stroud - Swindon - Reading

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required prior to Reading. Andrew Young confirms the use of 37240 from Birmingham to at least Cheltenham Spa on the return. With no reversal at Gloucester is seems likely that 37240 worked through to Swindon.

Sources : various including Gordon Lacy (joined Reading, left March) & Andrew Young

Photo Review


40006 departing March (photo: Gordon Lacy)


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual
Cheltenham Spa 06.30d ?
Ashchurch 06/38 ?
Abbotswood Jn 06/48 ?
Worcester Shrub Hill 09.55a ~ 07.00d ?
Droitwich Spa 07/08 ?
Kidderminster 07/19 ?
Stourbridge Junction 07.30a ~ 07.32d ?
Galton Jn 07/50 ?
Birmingham New Street 08L00a ~ 08L10d ?
Camp Hill 08/19 ?
Kings Norton 08/26 ?
Barnt Green 08/33 ?
Stoke Works Jn 08/38 ?
Abbotswood Jn 08/46 ?
Ashchurch 08/53 ?
Cheltenham Spa 09.00a ~ 09.02d ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/10 ?
Standish Jn 09/16 ?
Stroud 09.21a ~ 09.22d ?
Kemble 09/40 ?
Swindon 09.52a ~ 09.57d ?
Challow 10/10 ?
Didcot Parkway 10/17 ?
Reading 10.29a ~ 10.30d ??.?? ~ 11.03
Twyford 10/37 11/11
Maidenhead 10/42 11/18
Slough 10/46 11/24
Southall 10/53 11/31
Ealing Broadway 10.57a ~ 10.58d 11.38 ~ 11.39
Acton 11/00 11/43
Acton Wells Jn 11/05 11/45
Willesden Junction HL 11c07 ~ 11c09 11/47
Camden Road Jn 11/21 12/04
Dalston Western Jn 11/34 12/09
Victoria Park Jn 11/39 12/14
Canonbury Jn 11/41 12/16
Stratford 11c44 ~ 11c46 12.17 ~ 12.18
Gidea Park 11/57 12/29
Shenfield 12/06 12/35
Chelmsford 12/15 12/48
Witham 12/23 12/59
Marks Tey 12/29 13/06
Colchester 12/36 13/10
Manningtree 12/44 13/16
Ipswich 12p55a ~ 13p05d 13.29 ~ 13.31
Woodbridge 13/23 13/45
Saxmundham 13/40 13/59
Halesworth 13/53 14/09
Beccles 14/05 14/28
Lowestoft 14L20a ~ 15L00d 14.45 ~ 15.11
Oulton Broad North 15p05a ~ 15p15d 15/15
Reedham 15/33 15/31
Norwich 15L50 ~ 16L10 15.50 ~ 16.11
Wymondham 16/25 16/25
Thetford 16/45 16/45
Ely North Jn 17/13 17.08 ~ 17.09
March 17c34 ~ 17c36 17.28 ~ ??.??
Whittlesea 17/48 ?
Peterborough 18/00 ?
Stamford 18/18 ?
Manton Jn 18/36 ?
Oakham 18/43 ?
Melton Mowbray 18/53 ?
Syston South Jn 19/07 ?
Leicester 19.14 ~ 19.16 ?
Wigston North Jn 19/22 ?
Abbey Jn 19/40 ?
Whitacre Jn 19/55 ?
Water Orton East Jn 20/05 ?
Landor Street Jn 20/16 ?
Birmingham New Street 20L20a ~ 20L30d ?
Camp Hill 20/39 ?
Kings Norton 20/47 ?
Barnt Green 20/54 ?
Stoke Works Jn 20/59 ?
Abbotswood Jn 21/09 ?
Ashchurch 21/11 ?
Cheltenham Spa 21.20a ~ 21.22d ?
Gloucester Yard Jn 21/32 ?
Standish Jn 21/37 ?
Stroud 21.42a ~ 21.43d ?
Kemble 21/58 ?
Swindon 22.11a ~ 22.13d ?
Challow 11/26 ?
Didcot Parkway 22/33 ?
Reading 22.50a ?


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