7th July 1985
C.R.S.L. / W.S.A.G.
|Locos Used||08925, 20172, 20173, 25042, 25266, 25268, 25285, 37042, 81019 & 86230|
|Stock Used|| : rake of mark 1s
 : rake of mainly mark 2s
Route : 1Z40 throughout
|25268 + 25042||||Caersws - Welshpool - Sutton Bridge Jn - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester - Mickle Trafford Jn - Helsby - Frodsam Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western|
|20172 + 20173 (1)||||Wigan North Western - Ince - Crow Nest Jn - Westhoughton - Lostock Jn|
|25268 + 25042||||Lostock Jn - Chorley - Euxton Jn - Preston|
|81019||||Preston - (via WCML) - Carlisle|
|37042||||Carlisle - Gretna Jn - Dumfries - Kirkconnel - Kilmarnock - Barassie Jn - Troon - Ayr|
|37042||||Ayr - (reverse of outward route) - Carlisle|
|86230||||Carlisle - (via WCML) - Preston|
|08925||[?]||(2) shunt at Preston|
|86230||||Preston - (via WCML) - Warrington Bank Quay|
|25266 + 25285||||Warrington Bank Quay - (reverse of outward route) - Caersws|
(1) 25042 + 25268 on rear.
(2) Due to suffering a hot axle-box on one coach the LMR decided to to a stock-swap and the tour thus returned to Caersws in a (mainly mark 2) rake of stock from a Euston to Barrow service, the service train employing the charter stock rake. Use of different 25's on the return from Warrington was not planned but 25042 was vacuum not dual braked so the other pair substituted being both dual braked.
Sources : Nick Lawford, Dave Williams, Alan Baylis &
Stephen (Sid) Edwards
Timings (Booked & Actual)
|Wigan North Western||?||??.?? ~ ??.?? [P1]||17.00d||?|
Associated E.C.S. Moves
5Z?? : Oxley via Shrewsbury to Caersws
5Z?? : Caersws via Shrewsbury & Crewe to Barrow
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