26th November 1983

S.L.O.A.
The
Welsh Marches Express

Locos Used at least steam: 850 'Lord Nelson' & 6000 'King George V'
Stock Used booked for load 11 (load 12 on steam sections)

Route : 1Z41 throughout

Loco(s) Route
????? London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon) - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
????? Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - King's Norton - Barnt Green - Stoke Works Jn - Ashchurch - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester - Lydney - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport
6000 Newport - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford
850 Hereford - Leominster - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Wrexham - Saltney Jn - Chester - Mickle Trafford Jn - Mouldsworth - Northwich
????? Northwich - Sandbach - Crewe
????? Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - above is as booked.

Source : Tony Jakeman

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Tony Jakeman)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Euston 07.50d 21.53a 542.7
5.4 Willesden Junction 07/56 21/45 537.1
17.4 Watford Junction 08.05a ~ 08.07d 21.28a ~ 21.29d 525.1
31.7 Tring 08/17 ? ?
46.7 Bletchley 08/27 21/09 495.8
82.5 Rugby 08.54a ~ 08.55d 20/42 460.2
94.0 Coventry 09/03 ? ?
113.2 Birmingham New Street 09L26a ~ 09L41d 20.13a ~ 20.16d 429.5

 

Miles Location Booked
114.3 Church Road 09/45
118.8 King's Norton 09/54
123.8 Barnt Green 10/00
129.8 Stoke Works Jn 10/05
158.7 Cheltenham Spa 10/28
165.2 Gloucester 10c41 ~ 10c43
180.1 Awre 10/58
184.7 Lydney 11/04
192.7 Chepstow 11/11
199.9 Severn Tunnel Junction 11/23
208.7 Maindee East Jn 11/32
209.7 Newport 11L35a ~ 1L08d
210.5 Maindee North Jn 12/11
215.6 Llantarnam Jn 12/20
219.7 Pontypool 12/30
229.1 Abergavenny 12p50a ~ 13p05d
240.6 Pontrilas 13/25
253.1 Hereford 13L50a ~ 14L20d
254.8 Shelwick Jn 14/25
265.7 Leominster 14/35
272.0 Woofferton 14/42
284.2 Craven Arms 15p05a ~ 15p20d
291.5 Church Stretton 15/29
303.2 Sutton Bridge Jn 15/46
304.1 Shrewsbury 15c49 ~ 15c51
311.6 Baschurch 16wp05a ~ 16wp25d
322.0 Gobowen 16/38
329.3 Wrexham 16/54
338.9 Rossett 17/00
342.4 Saltney Jn 17/07
346.3 Chester 17*13 ~ 17*36
248.6 Mickle Trafford Jn 17/42
352.7 Mouldsworth 17/50
361.4 Greenbank 18/11
363.2 Northwich 18L16 ~ 18L30
372.3 Sandbach 18/47
376.9 Crewe 19L00a ~ 19L22d
401.5 Stafford 19/42
416.7 Wolverhampton 19/57

Timings continue in first table.

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