6th July 1985

Pullman Rail
The Western Stalwart

Loco Used 20101, 20177, 47608, 86207 & steam: 4930 'Hagley Hall' & 7029 'Clun Castle'

Route : 1Z16 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86207 London Euston - ?Camden Bank? (2)
86207 (1) ?Camden Bank? - London Euston (2)
86207 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon) (3) - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
20101 + 20177 Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster
4930 + 7029 Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Ledbury - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Newport - Cardiff Central
7029 + 4930 (4) Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Hereford
47508 Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Reading - Slough - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) Loco propelling.
(2) Dick Franklin explains: 2 minutes after departure from Euston the train stopped then set back into platform, detached the front coach and attached two others before finally departing at 08.37
(3) Booked route was via Northampton.
(4) Was booked for 7029+5051 from Cardiff but 5051 failed. Late start from Cardiff Central was waiting 4930 to be fed & watered.

Source : Dick Franklin (joined at Euston, left at Bristol Parkway)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual
Euston 07.35d 07.55 & 08.37
Willesden Junction 07/42 08/44
Watford Junction 07.51a ~ 07.53d 08.55 ~ 08.56
Tring 08/04 09/07
Bletchley 08/15 09/17
Hanslope Jn 08/22 09/24
Northampton 08/30 DIV
Long Buckby 08/39 DIV
Rugby 08/49 09/41
Coventry 09/01 09/50
Stechford 09/19 10/06
Birmingham New Street 09L24a ~ 09L42d 10.20 ~ 10.35
Galton Jn 09/50 10/45
Stourbridge Junction 10/04 10/59
Kidderminster 10L12a ~ 10L22d 11.07 ~ 11.24
Hartlebury 10/28 11/30
Droitwich Spa 10/37 11/37
Tunnel Jn 10c48 ~ 10c50 11/45
Henwick 10/54 11/50
Malvern Wells 11/13 12/08
Ledbury 11p25a ~ 11p35d 12/19
Shelwick Jn 11/55 12/37
Hereford 12w00a ~ 13w00d 12.41 ~ 13.16
Pontrilas 13/2 013/38
Abergavenny 13p40a ~ 13p55d 13.56 ~ ??.??
Pontypool 14/13 14/35
Maindee North Jn 14/25 14/48
Newport 14.30a ~ 14.45d 14/51
Cardiff Central 15.10a ~ 17.15d 15.15 ~ 18.27
Newport 17.40a ~ 17.58d 18.50 ~ 18.53
Maindee North Jn 18/03 18/56
Pontypool 18/23 ?
Abergavenny 18/38 19/31
Pontrilas 18/57 19/48
Hereford 19L15a ~ 19L45d 20.12 ~ 20.23
Pontrilas 19/58 20/38
Abergavenny 20/10 20/51
Pontypool 20/19 21/01
Maindee North Jn 20/33 21/12
Maindee East Jn 20/35 21/13
Severn Tunnel Junction 20/44 21/22
Pilning 20/50 21/28
Patchway 20/54 21/32
Bristol Parkway 20.56a ~ 20.59d 21.34 ~ ??.??
Hullavington 21/15 ?
Wootton Bassett Jn 21/23 ?
Swindon 21/31 ?
Didcot Parkway 21/48 ?
Reading 22/02 ?
Twyford 22/06 ?
Maidenhead 22/11 ?
Slough 22/15 ?
Southall 22/23 ?
Paddington 22.35a ?


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