21st May 1983

S.L.O.A.
Welsh Marches Pullman

Locos Used 45104, 50026, 85038 & steam: 92220 'Evening Star'
Stock Used load 13 (believed to have been 7x mark 1's and 6x mark 1 Pullmans)

Route : 1Z27 throughout

Loco Route
50026 London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Didcot East Jn - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Pilning - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
92220 Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny (1) - Hereford - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Ruabon (1) - Wrexham - Saltney Jn - Chester
45104 Chester - Crewe
85038 Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry
50026 Coventry - Kenilworth - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Didcot East Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Photo-stop included photo run-pasts.


92220 'Evening Star' at Saltney Jn near Chester (photo: David Ingham)

Sources : David Ingham & John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Broderick)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.0 Paddington 08.18d ?
18.5 Slough 08/35 ?
36.0 Reading 08.48a ~ 08.50d ??.?? ~ 08.55
53.1 Didcot Parkway 09.05a ~ 09.06d 09.11 ~ 09.12
63.9 Challow 09/15 ?
77.3 Swindon 09.30a ~ 09.31d 09.35 ~ 09.37
82.9 Wootton Bassett Jn 09/38 09/44
107.1 Westerleigh Jn 09/55 10/05
111.7 Bristol Parkway 09.59a ~ 10.00d 10.13 ~ 10.14
116.6 Pilning 10/05 10/20
118.1 Severn Tunnel East 10/06 ?
123.6 Severn Tunnel Junction 10/11 10/26
133.5
0.0
Newport 10L20a ~ 10L40d 10.37 ~ 10.50
0.8 Maindee North Jn 10/43 ?
5.9 Llantarnam Jn 10/52 ?
10.0 Pontypool 11/01 11/14
19.4 Abergavenny 11p22a ~ 11p47d 11.30 ~ 11.50
30.9 Pontrilas 12/04 12/22
43.4 Hereford 12w31a ~ 13w35d 12.31 ~ 13.39
45.2 Shelwick Jn 13/38 13/45
56.0 Leominster 13/48 14/00
62.3 Woofferton 13/52 ?
74.5 Craven Arms 14p08a ~ 14p31d 14/39
81.8 Church Stretton 14/39 14/53
93.5 Sutton Bridge Jn 14/55 ?
94.4 Shrewsbury 15c00 ~ 15c02 15.11 ~ 15.15
101.9 Baschurch 15w18a ~ 15w45d 15.33 ~ 15.53
112.3 Gobowen 16/05 16/10
119.6 Ruabon 16p30a ~ 16p45d 16.21 ~ 16.42
124.5 Wrexham 16/57 16/52
128.9 Rossett 17/05 17/00
134.7 Saltney Jn 17/16 ?
136.6
0.0
Chester 17L20a ~ 17L35d 17.24 ~ 17.49
10.5 Beeston Castle 17/48 18/02
21.0 Crewe 18L06a ~ 18L16d 18.17 ~ 18.27
24.5 Stafford 18/36 18/50
39.8 Wolverhampton 18.54a ~ 18.56d 19.06 ~ 19.07
45.2 Dudley Port 19/05 19/14
52.4 Birmingham New Street 19.13a ~ 19.16d 19.23 ~ 19.25
60.8 Birmingham International 19.25a ~ 19.27d 19.44 ~ 19.45
71.5
0.0
Coventry 19L37a ~ 19L47d 19.56 ~ 20.04
9.4 Leamington Spa 20/04 20/26
29.4 Banbury 20/38 20/51
40.5 Heyford 20/49 21/04
52.3 Oxford 20.59a ~ 21.01d 21.23 ~ 21.24
62.4 Didcot East Jn 21/11 21/35
79.3 Reading 21.24a ~ 21.28d 21.50 ~ ??.??
97.1 Slough 21/46 ?
115.6 Paddington 22.04a ?


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