4th December 1982
Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Cambrian Coast Express
|Locos Used||40106 & steam: V.O.R. 7|
Route : 1L02 (or 1L65?)
|40106||Crewe - Chester - Aberystwyth|
|7||Aberystwyth - Devil's Bridge|
|7||Devil's Bridge - Aberystwyth|
|40106||Aberystwyth - Chester - Crewe|
(1) The unofficial "Whistler" headboard the train carried was fairly new at the time & appeared on several trains of the period. Headcode was quoted as 1L02 and 1L65 but Harry Harper believes 1L02 to be correct.
(2) Nick Bartlett comments that VoR No.7 has a large Fleur-de-Lys headboard. Harry Harper adds: A very wet day & there was hand sanding from the front buffer of VoR 7. I didn't record the exact times but recollect Aberystwyth - Devils Bridge took about 2 hours.
Sources : Nick
Lawford & Nick Bartlett (both on the train throughout) & Harry harper
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