9th November 1985
The Penzance Fryer
|Locos Used||40122, 45107, 47454 & 47482|
Route : 1Z25 throughout
|45107||03.00d Manchester Victoria - Bolton - Preston|
|45107||Preston - (via WCML) - Crewe|
|40122||Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Street - Camp Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Bristol Temple Meads - Exeter St Davids - Plymouth - Penzance|
|40122||Penzance - Plymouth - Exeter St Davids - Bristol Temple Meads - Cheltenham Spa - Camp Hill - Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton - Stafford|
|47454||Stafford - (via WCML) - Preston|
|47482||Preston - Manchester Victoria|
(1) Harry Harper comments: On the outward journey a domestic 4 ring + grill & oven cooker was delivered by porters barrow to one of the brake vans, together with bottled gas. This must have been a worry to the caged live pigeons already located there. Luckily the birds were released at Penance, tickets having been sold through the train with prizes for the fastest 'owner'. One prize went to a Class 25 basher - It must have been the fastest thing he ever followed.
40122, the first class 40 ever to visit Penzance (photo: Roger Geach)
Sources : Jake Atkinson, Harry Harper & Steve Marshall
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