9th March 1985

A4 Locomotive Society
The
Thames-Lune Express

Loco(s) Used ????? & steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used [1] : booked for load 9
[2] : booked for load 10

Route : 1Z38 throughout

Loco(s) Stock Route
????? [1] London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon) - Rugby - Nuneaton
????? [1] Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Loughborough - Trent - Toton
4498 [2] Toton - Trowell Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Totley Tunnel East - Grindleford - Edale - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Romiley - Ashbury's - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - Windsor Bridge Jn - Bolton - Darwen - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle Jn - Wennington - Carnforth
????? [1] Carnforth - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. Timing sheet and tour itinerary both confirmed the tour name as 'The Thames-Lune Express' despite the tour ticket saying different!


Ian McDonald's ticket.
Note incorrect tour name!

Source : Ian McDonald

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian McDonald)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Euston 07.50d 20.15a 519.8
5.4 Willesden Junction 08/03 20/07 514.4
17.4 Watford Junction 08.11a ~ 08.12d 19.51a ~ 19.52d 502.4
46.7 Bletchley 08/32 19/27 473.1
56.5 Hanslope Jn 08/38 ? ?
82.6 Rugby 08/59 18/59 437.2
97.0 Nuneaton 09L10 ~ 09L20 ? ?

 

Miles Location Booked
112.8 Wigston North Jn 09/41
115.8 Leicester 09.46a ~ 09.48d
119.4 Syston South Jn 09/55
127.2 Loughborough 10/01
134.8 Trent 10/11
137.3 Toton 10L21 ~ 10L36
141.2 Trowell Jn 10/43
149.4 Pye Bridge Jn 10/53
151.4 Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway 10/57
158.0 Clay Cross South Jn 11/11
162.0 Chesterfield 11/17
173.1 Totley Tunnel East 11/31
175.4 Grindleford 11w38a ~ 11w58d
185.6 Edale 12/15
191.4 Chinley 12/25
194.8 New Mills South Jn 12/29
200.3 Romiley 12/45
209.2 Ashbury's 12/55
211.9 Miles Platting 13/02
213.1 Manchester Victoria 13w07a ~ 13w33d
214.9 Windsor Bridge Jn 13/37
223.6 Bolton 13/51
226.7 Bromley Cross 13/58
233.4 Darwen 14*14 ~ 14*16
237.6 Blackburn 14c25 ~ 14c27
248.2 Clitheroe 14/50
261.7 Hellifield 15/15
262.9 Long Preston 15w19a ~ 15w34d
265.4 Settle Jn 15/39
279.8 Wennington 16/04
289.0 Carnforth East Jn 16/17
289.8 Carnforth 16L20 ~ 16L40
310.8 Preston 17.09a ~ 17.12d
325.9 Wigan North Western 17/27
337.6 Warrington Bank Quay 17/36
345.4 Weaver Jn 17/45
361.7 Crewe 18.02a ~ 18.04d
386.3 Stafford 18/24
403.5 Lichfield TV 18/36

Timings continued in first table.

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