2nd November 1985

F + W Railtours
The Tamar Tyne

Locos Used 31272, 33026, 37062, 37066, 40122 & 47565
Stock Used 35050+18590+18735+5036+18427+7918+7919+3771+4871+4934+????+35471

Route : 1Z25 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47565 Plymouth Exeter St Davids Taunton Bristol Temple Meads
31272 + 33026 Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road Filton Jn Bristol Parkway Westerleigh Jn Yate Standish Jn Barnwood Jn Cheltenham Spa Abbotswood Jn Stoke Works Jn Bromsgrove Kings Norton Selly Oak Birmingham New Street
40122 Birmingham New Street Soho South Jn Perry Barr North Jn Bescot Walsall Hednesford Rugely Colwich Stone Stoke-on-Trent Macclesfield Stockport Denton Jn Ashton Moss South Jn Stalybridge Huddersfield Wakefield Kirkgate Altofts Jn Church Fenton York Thirsk Longlands Jn Boroughbridge Road Jn Thornaby (1) Middlesbrough
37062 + 37066 Middlesbrough Bowesfield Jn Hartburn Jn Stockton Hartlepool Sunderland Pelaw Jn King Edward Bridge East Jn Bensham Curve Jn Low Fell Jn Durham Ferryhill South Jn Norton South Jn Stockton Eaglescliffe Darlington
40122 Darlington Thirsk Skelton Jn Holgate Jn Church Fenton Milford Moorthorpe Rotherham Beighton Jn Chesterfield Derby Tamworth Birmingham New Street
31272 + 33026 Birmingham New Street Proof House Jn Bordesley Jn Kings Norton (reverse of outward route) Gloucester Lydney Severn Tunnel Junction
33026 + 31272 Severn Tunnel Junction Pilning Filton Jn Bristol Parkway
31272 + 33026 Bristol Parkway Filton Jn Stapleton Road Bristol Temple Meads (2)

Notes:
(1) An off-train option of a depot visit to Thornaby was offered for and additional 2.50 as an alternative to the circular trip via Newcastle.  The tour set-down at Thornaby for the road coach transfer, returning to Stockton.
(2) Buses back to Plymouth.
(3) Peter Turtle comments : This was towards the end of steam heat on the Western. Laira tended to keep one set complete and was normally used on a straight out and back turn to London on Fridays prior to being used on charters on Saturdays. On the 1st however this set came out of London on the wrong train, I think it was the Cheltenham if I remember correctly. Anyway Laira had to put a scratch set together the following morning. The day itself was rather cold, however with eth on as far as Birmingham everything was fine, but once the 40 was on it was found that steam pipes were not coupled through the train and some of the pipes were perished anyway. This resulted in standing at Darlington for the best part of an hour on the way back, which found heat in the first four coaches. I seem to recall we also stood at Derby for a while. These events led to the train being over two hours late at Birmingham when the 33 was able to heat the entire train. By this time the booked route from Cheltenham to Bristol Parkway was closed for engineering work at Westerleigh resulting in the diversion via Severn Tunnel. Arrival at Parkway was approx 1am.
(4) Stephen Atkinson comments: The tour originally advertised a pair of 33s from Bristol to Birmingham and return but this turned out to be a class 33 and class 31 pairing, as was advised in the confirmation letter, because the Western Region had found it difficult to find 2 class 33s.

Sources : Steve Goulden (joined/left train at Birmingham New Street),
Ian Monkton (joined/left train at Bristol Temple Meads),
Stephen Atkinson ((joined at Bromsgrove/Left at Birmingham New Street),
David Ingham & Harry Harper

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Stephen Atkinson)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Plymouth 04.00d
6.65 Hemerdon 04/11
23.12 Totnes 04.29a ~ 04.30d
31.69 Newton Abbot 04.43a ~ 04.45d
41.41 Dawlish Warren 04/56
52.03 Exeter St Davids 05.08a ~ 05.10d
71.75 Whiteball Summit 05/31
82.63 Taunton 05.42a ~ 05.44d
94.28 Bridgwater 05/52
107.71 Uphill Jn 06/06
110.64 Worle Jn 06/08
127.39
0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 06.30a ~ 06.45d
1.48 Stapleton Road 06/49
4.50 Filton Jn 06/53
5.69 Bristol Parkway 06.55a ~ 06.57d
10.39 Westerleigh Jn 07/03
18.52 Charfield 07/11
31.77 Standish Jn 07/20
38.07 Gloucester Yard Jn 07/28
44.37 Cheltenham Spa 07.35a ~ 07.37d
51.48 Ashchurch 07/27
62.35 Abbotswood Jn 07/53
73.52 Stoke Works Jn 08/02
75.65 Bromsgrove 08.05a ~ 08.07d
78.38 Blackwell ?
79.28 Barnt Green 08/14
84.18 Kings Norton 08/22
88.39 Selly Oak 08/29
89.76
0.00
Birmingham New Street 08L40a ~ 08L50d
2.01 Soho South Jn 08/56
4.72 Perry Barr North Jn 09/02
9.29 Bescot 09/07
11.03 Walsall 09/11
11.53 Ryecroft Jn 09/13
20.65 Hednesford 09/34
26.42 Rugeley 09/44
29.11 Colwich 09/55
40.71 Stone 10/12
47.71 Stoke-on-Trent 10c23 ~ 10c33
54.20 Kidsgrove 10/42
67.66 Macclesfield 10/55
79.65 Stockport 11c12 ~ 11c13
80.40 Heaton Norris Jn 11/14
84.53 Denton Jn 11/20
86.44 Ashton Moss South Jn 11/26
86.65 O.A. & G.B. Jn 11/27
88.34 Stalybridge 11/32
99.41 Marsden 11/48
106.42 Huddersfield 11/58
110.36 Heaton Lodge Jn 12/05
113.02 Thornhill LNW Jn 12/08
118.45 Horbury Jn 12/14
120.69 Wakefield Kirkgate 12c18 ~ 12c20
123.38 Goose Hill Jn 12/26
124.62 Altofts Jn 12/29
133.49 Milford 12/39
137.61 Church Fenton 12/44
148.39 York 12c57 ~ 12c59
170.55 Thirsk 13/22
177.30 Longlands Jn 13/29
178.31 Boroughbridge Road Jn 13/31
193.10 Eaglescliffe 13/54
196.10 Thornaby 14.00a ~ 14.02d
199.27
0.00
Middlesborough 14L08 ~ 14L18
4.04 Bowesfield Jn 14/25
4.48 Hartburn Jn 14/27
5.38 Stockton 14/30
10.43 Billingham 14/38
17.09 Hartlepool 14/48
25.69 Easington 15/00
35.14 Sunderland 15/14
43.50 Pelaw Jn 15/24
47.04 King Edward Bridge East Jn 15/34
48.04 Bensham Curve Jn 15/37
49.28 Low Fell Jn 15/41
53.33 Ouston Jn 15/51
60.52 Durham 16/01
70.29 Ferryhill South Jn 16/14
81.21 Norton South Jn 16/43
83.09 Stockton 16.47a ~ 16.49d
83.78 Hartburn Jn 16/51
86.11 Eaglescliffe 16/55
94.74
0.00
Darlington 17L15 ~ 17L30
14.14 Northallerton 17/45
21.74 Thirsk 17/51
42.39 Skelton Jn 18/11
? York Yard 18.19 ~ 18.21
44.05 Holgate Jn 18/25
54.33 Church Fenton 18/38
58.45 Milford 18/43
64.76 Pontefract Baghill 18/50
71.74 Moorthorpe 18/57
82.04 Aldwarke Jn 19/11
84.44 Rotherham 19/16
91.34 Beighton Jn 19/28
100.61 Chesterfield 19/48
104.71 Clay Cross South Jn 19/53
114.79 Ambergate Jn 20/02
124.72 Derby 20c16 ~ 20c18
129.56 Stenson Jn 20/25
135.73 Burton-on-Trent 20/30
141.36 Wichnor Jn 20/35
148.64 Tamworth HL 20/41
154.45 Kingsbury Jn 20/46
158.29 Water Orton 20/53
165.23 Proof House Jn 21/04
166.11
0.00
Birmingham New Street 21L07a ~ 21L17d
0.68 Proof House Jn 21/19
? Bordesley Jn 21/24
2.33 Camp Hill 21/29
7.30 Kings Norton 21/31
12.20 Barnt Green 21/38
15.63 Bromsgrove 21/41
17.76 Stoke Works Jn 21/43
29.13 Abbotswood Jn 21/51
47.13 Cheltenham Spa 22.04a ~ 22.06d
53.51 Gloucester 22.14a ~ 22.16d
73.04 Lydney 22/35
88.28 Severn Tunnel Junction 22.57 ~ 23.12
95.24 Pilning 23/19
98.70 Patchway 23/23
100.12 Bristol Parkway 23.26a ~ 23.41d
104.33 Stapleton Road 23/46
106.01 Bristol Temple Meads 23.50a


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