14th February 1981

S.L.O.A. / L.C.G.B.
The Welsh Marches Express

Locos Used 40034 & steam: 4930 'Hagley Hall' & 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'
Stock Used load 11 (plus P.O. Brake between Shrewsbury & Hereford on the outward leg only)

Route : 1Z27 throughout

Loco Route
40034 Crewe - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury
6201 Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Leominster - Hereford
4930 Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Newport
4930 Newport - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford
40034 Hereford - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) The photo-stop at Abergavenny was booked to include a photo run-past.


6201 'Princess Elizabeth'
passing Church Stretton (photo: Andy Muir)

Sources : John Broderick & John Cowlishaw

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.0 Crewe 10.15d 11.13   18.55a 19.25 127.0
13.7 Whitchurch 10/31 11/30   18/37 19/10 113.3
30.6 Harlescott Crossing 10/46 ?   18/21 ? 96.4
32.6 Shrewsbury 10.50a ~ 11.02d 11.48 ~ 12.03   18.15a ~ 18.17d 18.46 ~ 18.49 94.4
33.5 Sutton Bridge Jn 11/07 ?   18/12 ? 93.5
45.2 Church Stretton 11p26a ~ 11p46d 12.30 ~ 12.41   18/00 18/32 81.8
52.5 Craven Arms 12/00 12/50   17/49 18/16 74.5
64.7 Woofferton 12/22 ?   17/38 ? 62.3
71.0 Leominster 12/33 13/11   17/33 17/44 56.9
81.9 Shelwick Jn 12/52 13/23   17/23 ? 45.1
83.6 Hereford 12L58a ~ 13L10d 13.26 ~ 13.39   17L10a ~ 17L20d 17.23 ~ 17.34 43.4
96.1 Pontrilas 13/35 ?   16/45 17/02 30.9
107.6 Abergavenny 13p52a ~ 14p07d 14.19 ~ 14.26   16/28 16/37 19.4
115.3 Little Mill Jn 14/24 14/41   ? ? ?
? Pontypool ? 14/43   15p56a ~ 16p06d 16.16 ~ 16.17 10.0
121.1 Llantarnam Jn 14/36 14/50   15/47 ? 5.9
126.2 Maindee North Jn 14/45 ?   15/38 ? 0.8
127.0 Newport 14.49a 15.00   15.35d 15.39 0.0


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