29th June 1986
C.R.S.L / W.S.A.G.
|Locos Used||25266, 25313 & 47280|
Route : 1Z27 throughout
|25266 + 25313||05.30 Caersws - Newtown - Welshpool - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Wrexham General - Chester|
|47280||Chester - Manchester Oxford Road (1) - Guide Bridge - Healey Mills - Leeds - York - Eaglescliffe - Newcastle - Edinburgh Waverley|
|47280||18.50 Edinburgh Waverley - Newcastle - York - Leeds - Manchester Victoria - Chester|
|25266 + 25313||Chester - (reverse of outward route) - (2) Shrewsbury|
|150120||Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Caersws|
(1) William Lucas comments there was a draw forward and set-back move at Manchester Oxford Road. He also has the distances out and back for the class 47 recorded as 329.45 miles (out) & 313.54 miles (back).
(2) Alan Baylis comments : shortly before we got to Shrewsbury the brakes locked on one of the Rats. We stopped, staggered and crawled our way into Shrewsbury with the sparks flying off the failed locos wheels. It was both a sad and spectacular sight to watch. The train was effectively terminated at Shrewsbury and a Sprinter was used to get passengers back to Caersws.
Sources : Dave Williams (on the train throughout), Alan Baylis
William Lucas (joined/left the train at Shrewsbury)
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