5th February 1983

B.C. Railtours
The Cornish Crusader Railtour

Locos Used 31235, 31327, 37176, 37179, 37189 & 37207

Route :

Locos Route
31235 + 31327 Sheffield - Chesterfield - Derby - Leicester - Nuneaton - Birmingham New Street - Five Ways - Kings Norton - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads
37176 + 37189 Bristol Temple Meads - Bridgwater - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Laira Jn - Mount Gould Jn - Friary Sidings
37207 + 37182 Frairy Sidings - Mount Gould Jn - Lipson Jn - Plymouth - Par - Newquay East GF
37182 Newquay East GF - Newquay
37207 + 37182 Newquay - Par - Plymouth
37189 + 37176 Plymouth - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Bridgwater - Bristol Temple Meads
31235 + 31327 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield

Sources : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Birmingham New Street) & John Simmonds

Photo Review


Neil Webster is seen removing the headboard at Bristol.
B.C. stood for - Boris the Caveman! (photo: Gary Thornton)

All my photos from this trip can be found in this album on my Flickr Website

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Griffin & Gary Thornton)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Sheffield 06.30d ?   00.50a ? 381.71
4.20 Dore 06/38 ?  
6.78 Dronfield 06/42 ?  
- Nunnery Main Line Jn   00/48 ? 381.36
- Woodburn Jn   00/41 ? 380.36
- Woodhouse Jn   00/36 ? 376.13
- Beighton Jn   00/32 ? 374.63
12.20 Chesterfield 06.50a ~ 06.51d ?   00.18a ~ 00.19d ? 365.36
16.30 Clay Cross South Jn 06/57 ?   00/07 ? 361.26
26.38 Ambergate South Jn 07/06 ?   23/58 ? 351.18
36.31 Derby 07.19a ~ 07.22d ?   23.43a ~ 23.46d ? 341.25
36.45 London Road Jn 07/23 ?   23/42 ? 341.11
39.01 Spondon 07/27 ?   23/39 ? 338.55
45.09 Sheet Stores Jn 07/32 ?   23/34 ? 332.46
45.52 Trent South Jn 07/33 ?   23/33 ? 332.04
53.21 Loughborough 07.40a ~ 07.41d ?   23.23a ~ 23.25d ? 324.34
60.69 Syston South Jn 07/50 ?   23/17 ? 316.66
65.65 Leicester 07.55a ~ 07.58d ?   23.07a ~ 23.10d ? 311.71
68.73 Wigston North Jn 08/03 ?   23/02 ? 308.63
83.48 Midland Jn 08/19 ?   22/42 ? 294.08
84.45 Nuneaton 08.22a ~ 08.23d ?   22.38a ~ 22.40d ? 293.11
84.73 Abbey Jn 08/26 ?   22/36 ? 292.26
95.09 Whitacre Jn 08/38 ?   22/22 ? 282.47
97.73 Water Orton Jn 08/42 ?   22/18 ? 279.62
104.10 Landor Street Jn 08/52 ?   22/00 ? 273.46
105.01 Proof House Jn 08/53 ?   21/59 ? 272.55
105.55 Birmingham New Street 08.56a ~ 09.00d 09.02 ~ 09.12   21.53a ~ 21.56d 22.07 ~ ??.?? 272.01
? Church Road 09/04 ?   21/46 ? ?
111.16 King's Norton 09/10 09/21   21/41 21/59 266.40
116.24 Barnt Green 09/16 09/27   21/37 21/53 261.32
117.53 Blackwell 09/18 ?   21/34 ? 260.03
119.67 Bromsgrove 09/20 09/30   21/30 21.45a ~ 21.46d 257.69
122.00 Stoke Works Jn 09/22 09/32   21/28 ? 255.56
133.17 Abbotswood Jn 09/30 09/39   21/20 ? 244.39
143.04 Ashchurch 09/37 (09/52)   21/12 ? 233.52
151.15 Cheltenham Spa 09/47 10/01   21/05 21/20 226.41
157.45 Gloucester Yard Jn 09/57 10/06   20/55 ? 220.11
163.55 Standish Jn 10/03 ?   20/45 ? 214.01
177.00 Charfield 10/13 ?   20/35 ? 200.56
183.70 Yate South 10/19 10/28   20/29 ? 193.69
185.13 Westerleigh Jn 10/21 10/31   20/27 ? 192.43
189.63 Bristol Parkway 10/26 10/36   20/22 20/49 187.73
191.02 Filton Jn 10/34 10/39   20/21 20/43 186.54
195.52 Bristol Temple Meads 10L37a ~ 10L47d 10.45 ~ 11.02   20L05a ~ 20L12d 20.15 ~ 20.40 182.04
212.30 Worle Jn 11/05 11/18   19/49 ? 165.26
215.23 Uphill Jn 11/07 11/21   19/47 (19/48) 162.33
228.66 Bridgwater 11/30 11/32   19/37 19/38 148.70
240.03 Taunton East Jn 11/42 11/42   ? ? -
- Taunton ? ?   19/27 19/28 137.25
247.38 Wellington SB 11/48 11/48   19/16 ? 130.18
269.71 Cowley Bridge Jn 11/58 ?   18/59 19/02 107.65
272.11 Exeter St Davids 12.00a ~ 12.02d 12/10   18.55a ~ 18.57d 18.59 ~ 19.00 106.45
281.53 Dawlish Warren 12/13 12/20   18/44 18/49 96.03
291.25 Newton Abbot 12/23 12/30   18/34 18/39 86.31
295.18 Dainton Tunnel 12/29 12/39   18/28 18/34 82.38
300.02 Totnes 12/35 12/46   18/23 18/28 78.54
306.79 Brent 12/45 ?   18/15 ? 71.57
315.29 Hemerdon 12/57 ?   18/05 ? 62.27
321.21 Laira Jn 13/02 13/12  
321.58 Mount Gould Jn 13/05 ?  
322.71 Plymouth Friary 13L10 ~ 13L30 13.21 ~ 13.32  
323.04 Mount Gould Jn 13/35 ?  
323.41 Lipson Jn 13/40 ?   17/57 18/04 56.62
325.01 Plymouth 13/44 13/42   17L45a ~ 17L55d 17.47 ~ 18.08 55.42
327.73 St Budeaux Jn 13/48 13/47   17/38 ? 52.50
329.19 Saltash 13/52 13/50   17/34 17/39 51.24
334.17 St Germans 13/58 13/56   17/29 17/33 46.26
342.59 Liskeard 14/08 14/07   17/20 17/24 37.64
347.74 Largin 14/14 ?   17/13 ? 31.49
351.76 Bodmin Road 14/19 14/19   17/08 ? 28.47
355.27 Lostwithiel 14/23 14/23   17/04 17/07 25.16
359.62 Par 14/30 14/29   16/57 17/01 20.71
360.12 St Blazey 14/32 14/32   16/55 16/59 20.41
365.39 Goonbarrow Jn 14x18 ~ 14x51 ??.?? ~ 14.53   16/55 16/43 15.10
372.10 St Dennis Jn 15/07 15/07   16/26 16/32 8.33
380.43 Newquay 15.25a 15.25   16.09d 16.10 0.00


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