19th June 1983

(Day Excursion)

HST Used 43139 & 43140

Route :

Bristol, Cheltenham, Birmingham New Street, Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Bristol

Notes :
This excursion was part of a five day Mid Wales 'festival of transport' celebration. Whilst laying over at Aberystwyth the HST set worked a round trip to Shrewsbury, a far cry from the regular DMU's to be found on that route.

Source : David Hills
Compiled from contemporary reports.

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