5th May 1986
|37426||Birmingham New Street - ??? - Wolverhampton - Telford - Shrewsbury (2)|
|37426||Shrewsbury - Newtown - Dovey Junction - Aberystwyth (1)|
|37426||Aberystwyth - (reverse of outward route) - Shrewsbury (2)|
|37426||Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton - ??? - Birmingham New Street|
(1) Special trains were run for the train participants on the VoR using stream loco numbers 7 and 8.
(2) Route originally required confirmation as to whether the train used the Abbey Foregate curve or reversed at Shrewsbury - both John Simmonds & Mike Parkes confirmed the latter i.e. the train reversed at Shrewsbury both ways.
Steve Clark comments : This train was run in conjunction with the Aberystwyth rail gala and 37426 was named Vale of Rheidol after arrival at Aberystwyth.
Source : Steve Clark
(on the train throughout, plus both steam trains ~ out on one and back
on the other)
John Simmonds, Stuart Greer & Mike Parkes
Timings (Booked & Actual)
|Birmingham New Street||09.38d||09.40||22.12a||22.29|
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