27th June 1987
|Locos Used||31463 & 50023 & MoD : 260 + 261|
|50023||London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Richmond - Staines - Ascot - Reading (2)|
|31463||Reading - (via Didcot Avoiding line) - Oxford - Moreton-in-Marsh - Honeybourne - Long Marston MOD exchange sidings|
|260 + 261||Long Marston MOD exchange sidings - clockwise run around MOD Long Marston loop - Long Marston MOD exchange sidings|
|31463||Long Marston MOD exchange sidings - Honeybourne - Worcester Shrub Hill|
|50031||Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich – Stourbridge Jn – Dudley – (via Bescot urve) – Bescot – Perry Barr West Jn – Soho North Jn – Wolverhampton – Darlaston Jn – Walsall – Park Lane Jn – Water Orton – Whitacre Jn – Burton on Trent – Stenson Jn – Sheet Stores Jn – Trent East Jn – Toton Centre – Meadow Lane Jn – Trent South Jn - Loughborough – Leicester – Nuneaton – Water Orton – Bordesley Jn – (via Lifford curve) – Birmingham New Street – Bordesley Jn – Dorridge – Leamington Spa – Banbury – Oxford – (via Didcot avoiding line) – Reading – Staines – Richmond – Clapham Junction – London Waterloo|
(1) Route confirmation required.
(2) Nick Lawford comments: 31463 was only on the train after 50023 failed, 31 being replaced at Worcester by 50031 which in turn had to be replaced as it had insufficient fuel to make the rest of the tour - though David Champion suggests that 50031 in fact did in fact work through to Waterloo.
(3) At Long Marston No.98 (0-6-0) Hunslet Tank plus 2 coaches [1x Mk1 plus 1x Bullied BCK] was providing additional rides from Long Marston MOD Exchange Sidings, clockwise round the internal loop, back to the Exchange Sidings.
Sources : Railtour Review, Rail Enthusiast issue 72,
Andy Pullar & Nick Lawford.
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