24th August 1985

S.L.O.A.
The Cumbrian Mountain Express

Locos Used 86213 'Lancashire Witch', 86249 'County of Merseyside' & steam: 850 'Lord Nelson' & 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Route : 1L00 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86249 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe - Preston - Carnforth [U&DGL]
4498 Carnforth [U&DGL] - Carnforth - Wennington - Bentham - Giggleswick - Settle Jn - Hellifield (1)
850 Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
86213 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Coventry - Rugby - (via Weedon & WCML) - London Euston

Notes:
(1) Loco change took place at the south of Hellifield Jn on the Clitheroe line.

Sources : Mark Herriott & David Lodwick (both on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mark Herriott)

M Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M

0.0 London Euston 08.10d 08.20   20.54a 20.56 310.2
5.4 Willesden Jn 08/17 08/31   20/46 20/49 304.8
17.4 Watford Junction 08.26a ~ 08.27d 08.41 ~ 08.43   20.31a ~ 20.33d 20.38 ~ 20.40 292.8
31.7 Tring 08/38 08/53   20/21 20/28 278.5
46.7 Bletchley 08/48 09/02   20/11 20/18 263.5
56.5 Hanslope Jn 08/54 09/11   20/00 20/12 253.6
82.6 Rugby 09/16 09/25   19/43 19/55 227.6
97.0 Nuneaton 09/27 09/35   - - -
116.3 Lichfield Trent Valley 09/39 09/47   - - -
- Coventry - -   19/34 19/47 215.1
- Birmingham New Street - -   19.17a ~ 19.19d 19.22 ~ 19.25 195.9
- Soho South Jn - -   19/12 19/18 193.8
- Bescot - -   19/02 19/05 186.4
- Bushbury Jn - -   18/54 18/58 179.4
133.5 Stafford 09/51 09/56   18/37 18/46 165.6
150.1 Madeley 10/03 10/10   18/22 18/35 149.0
158.1 Crewe 10.14a ~ 10.17d 10.23 ~ 10.27   18.11a ~ 18.14d 18.18 ~ 18.25 141.0
174.4 Weaver Jn 10/30 10/41   17/54 18/03 124.8
182.2 Warrington Bank Quay 10/37 10/47   17/48 17/59 117.0
193.9 Wigan North Western 10/45 10/57   17/39 17/50 105.2
209.0 Preston 11.02a ~ 11.05d 11.20 ~ 11.23   17.23a ~ 17.27d 17.33 ~ 17.36 90.1
230.0 Lancaster 11/23 11/39   17/06 17/19 69.1
? Carnforth [U&DGL] ??L?? ~ ??L?? ?   - - -

 

M Location Booked Actual
236.3
0.0
Carnforth 11.30a ~ 11.40d 12.00 ~ 12.02
0.4 Carnforth East Jn 11/42 12/04
9.7 Wennington 11p56 ~ 12p16 12.22 ~ 12.36
16.2 Clapham 12/27 12/52
24.8 Settle Jn 12/38 13/03
28.1
0.0
Hellifield 12L44 ~ 13L00 13.11 ~ 13.30
3.3 Settle Jn 13/06 13/36
11.3 Horton-in-Ribblesdale 13/20 13/52
17.3 Blea Moor 13/33 14/08
22.2 Dent 13/42 14/13
25.4 Garsdale 13pw50 ~ 14pw10 14.18 ~ 14.34
28.5 Ais Gill Summit 14/15 14/40
35.3 Kirkby Stephen 14/23 14/49
47.0 Appleby 14p50 ~ 15p10 15.02 ~ 15.22
67.2 Armathwaite 15/44 15/47
75.9 Petteril Bridge Jn 15/57 16/01
76.8
0.0
Carlisle 16L00a ~ 16L10d 16.13 ~ 16.29
17.8 Penrith 16/26 16/44
37.0 Tebay 16/41 16/52
49.9 Oxenholme 16/50 17/07
62.8 Carnforth 16/59 17/15

Timings continue in first table.

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