13th October 1990

Linkwise Tours
The Heart of Wales Venturer

Did this railtour run? Information taken from an advertising leaflet.

Loco(s) Used ?????

Route : 

Loco(s) Route
????? Norwich - Diss - Stowmarket - Ipswich - Stratford - (via North London Line) - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff Central - Bridgend - Port Talbot - (via Central Wales line) - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury
????? Shrewsbury - Leicester - Peterborough - Ely - Bury-St-Edmunds - Stowmarket - Ipswich
????? Ipswich - Stowmarket - Diss - Norwich

Notes :
(1) Advertising leaflet describes this as "one of a series of excursions organised and operated by LINKWISE TOURS with a sales stand and raffle facilities on the train provided by Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society Ltd. Profits made by the society go towards helping steam railway preservation on the North Norfolk Railway between Sheringham and Holt.

Source : Chris Harley

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Chris Harley)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Norwich 05.50d 23.15a
Diss ??.??a ~ 06.10d 22.55a ~ ??.??d
Stowmarket ??.??a ~ 06.23d 22.08a ~ ??.??d
Ipswich ??.??a ~ 06.35d 22.20a ~ ??.??d
Bury-St-Edmunds (bus - see below) 21.48a ~ ??.??d
Ely (bus - see below) 21.15a ~ ??.??d

All inclusive road connection into the excursion train to and from Stowmarket;

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Ely 04.20d (train - see above)
Cambridge 05.00d 22.00a
Bury-St-Edmunds 05.30d (train - see above)

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