12th January 1985
The Thames-Avon Express
|Loco Used||steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'|
|4498||London Marylebone - Banbury - Hatton - Stratford-upon-Avon|
|4498||Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) (2) - London Marylebone|
(1) Route confirmation required. Viewed at Hatton on the outward and at Cropredy and Banbury on the return. Headboard carried was 'Thames-Avon Pullman'.
(2) At Banbury on the return leg the train passed through the station then set-back to the platforms to take water.
4498 about to reverse at Banbury on the return leg (photo: Gary Thornton)
Sources : Chris Cole & Gary Thornton
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