17th June 1990
|Locos Used||47457, 47585 & steam: 4561 & 6412|
|Stock Used||Pilkington 'K' set|
Route : 1Z16 throughout
|47457||Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Wilmslow - Crewe - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Walsall - Rycroft Jn - Park Lane Jn - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton (Cider Sidings)|
|6412 + 4561||Taunton (Cider Sidings) - Bishops Lydeard - Minehead|
|6412 + 4561||Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Taunton (Cider Sidings)|
|47585||Taunton (Cider Sidings) - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Piccadilly|
(1) This was the first through service to the WSR.
Source : Martin Birchall
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