15th October 1983
|45120||Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway - Trowell Jn - ??? - Nottingham|
|45120||Nottingham - Beeston - Trent East Jn - Trent South Jn - (via MML) - Wigston North Jn - Narborough - Midland Jn - (via Nuneaton station avoiding line) - Abbey Jn - Water Orton - Landor St Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - King's Norton - Stoke Works Jn - (via Spetchley) - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Barnwood Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Bristol Temple Meads - Worle Jn - Uphill Jn - Cogload Jn - Exeter St Davids - Dawlish - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth|
|45120||Plymouth - (reverse of outward route) - Nottingham|
|45120||Nottingham - (reverse of outward route) - Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway|
(1) Howard Parker comments: Train was also advertised from Derby and Long Eaton, so it is assumed that connecting services were provided to/from Leicester. Bristol and Exeter were advertised as alternative destinations. On the outward journey, the stop at the site of South Brent station was due to the line being blocked by a fallen tree. This caused delays to all trains until the middle of the afternoon. In addition, the 16.13 arrival from Newcastle arrived at 17.55 with 47352 towing HST with power cars 43191 & 43170. It is assumed that the failure occurred north of Taunton as the 17.17 arrival from Manchester arrived at 18.10 behind 45117 but the 16.52 arrival from Paddington arrived on time with power cars 43034 & 43139. There were delays in the up direction also, with the 16.18 to Bristol (due 16.03 from Penzance) arriving at 16.33 with 37270 assisting 45141. These were detached and replaced by 47142 departing at 16.46. The 16.45 to Paddington was late setting out waiting connections off the stopping service from Penzance which subsequently arrived at 17.00 behind 47593, the Paddington service leaving at 17.10 with power cars 43132 & 43031.
Howard Parker's ticket for the tour.
Sources : Kevin Law (on the train throughout)
& Howard Parker (joined/left the train at Narborough)
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Howard Parker)
|Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway||??.??d||?||??.??a||?|
|Nottingham||??.??a ~ ??.??d||?||??.??a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Loughborough||??.??a ~ ??.??d||?||??.??a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Leicester||??.??a ~ ??.??d||?||??.??a ~ ??.??d||?|
|Narborough||??.??a ~ 08.23d||??.?? ~ 08.27||22.50a ~ ??.??d||23.04 ~ ??.??|
|Hinckley||??.??a ~ ??.??d||08.37 ~ 08.38||??.??a ~ ??.??d||22.53 ~ 22.55|
|Saltley||??c?? ~ ??c??||09.23 ~ 09.25||??c?? ~ ??c??||22.10 ~ 22.13|
|Bristol Temple Meads||10c46a ~ ??c??d||10.53 ~ 10.55||??c??a ~ 20c18d||20.34 ~ 20.47|
|Exeter St Davids||12.01a ~ ??.??d||12.00 ~ 12.03||??.??a ~ 19.03d||19.27 ~ 19.29|
|South Brent (site)||?||12.49 ~ 13.42||?||?|
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