9th February 1991

Flying Scotsman Services Ltd
The Welsh Marches Express

Locos Used 86249, 86426 & steam: 34027 'Taw Valley' & 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used [1] : 35469+99122+99123+99124+99357+99132+99353+99347+1672+99348+99352+99129
[2] : 35449+35469+99122+99123+99124+99357+99132+99353+99347+1672+99348+99352+99129
[3] : 99782+99129+99352+99348+1672+99347+99353+99132+99357+99124+99123+99122+35469

Route : 1Z18 throughout

Loco(s) Stock Route
86249 [1] London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton (1) & Trent Valley) - Crewe
34027 [2] Crewe - Chester - Ruabon - Shrewsbury - (2) - Craven Arms - Ludlow - Hereford - approx. mile south of station
35028 (4) [3] approx. mile south of station - Hereford
35028 (3) [3] Hereford - approx. mile south of station
35028 [3] approx. mile south of station - Hereford - Ludlow - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Crewe
86426 [1] Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Booked route was via Weedon.
(2) The road tanker failed to arrive at Dorrington so water obtained from fire hydrant train shunted to Down Siding to allow others to pass.
(3) Loco propelling.
(4) It is thought that 34027 plus its support coach may have been on the rear during this movement, coming off when the train was sitting in the Up Relief line (where it was sitting to allow service trains passage through the station platform).

Source : David Morgan

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Morgan)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Euston 07.46 07.46   20.33a 21.40 214.20
5.65 Willesden Junctin 07/53 07/48   20/25 21/33 508.35
17.35 Watford Junction 08.01a ~ 08.02d 08.07 ~ 08.08   20.13a ~ 20.14d 21.20 ~ 21.22 496.65
31.53 Tring 08/13 08/19   20/03 21/10 482.47
46.46 Bletchley 08/22 08/31   19/49 20/59 467.54
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 08.25a ~ 08.26d 08.37 ~ 08.38   19.41a ~ 19.42d 20.52 ~ 20.52 464.35
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/32 ?   19/33 20/46 457.53
69.56 Weedon 08/40 DIV   19/25 20/37 444.44
82.40 Rugby 09/00 09/14   19/17 20/29 431.60
97.10 Nuneaton 09.14a ~ 09.16d 09.30 ~ 09.33   18.57a ~ 18.59d 20.14 ~ 20.16 417.10
110.12 Tamworth LL 09/26 09/48   18/48 ? 404.08
116.23 Lichfield TV 09/30 09/53   18/44 20/02 397.73
127.08 Colwich Jn 09/36 ?   18/38 19/54 387.12
133.43 Stafford 09/41 10/07   18/33 19/50 380.57
138.72 Norton Bridge 09/48 10/11   18/29 19/47 375.28
158.00 Crewe 10L03a ~ 10L18d 10.26 ~ 10.40   17L50a ~ 18L15d 19.16 ~ 19.32 356.20
- Nantwich   17/40 19/07 351.61
- Whitchurch   17p17a ~ 17p27d 18/58 342.45
- Wem   17/05 18/49 334.23
168.60 Beeston Castle 10/31 10/55  
177.10 Chester 10w46 ~ 11w04 11.07 ~ 11.24  
181.04 Saltney Jn 11/09 11/28  
191.25 Wrexham General 11/24 11/43  
196.16 Ruabon 11p35a ~ 11p45d 11/50  
203.41 Gobowen 12/05 11/59  
221.45 Shrewsbury 12c30 ~ 12c32 12.31 ~ 12.35   16*30 ~ 16*50 18.10 ~ 18.26 323.43
227.66 Dorrington 12w45 ~ 13w00 12.52 ~ 14.03   ? ? ?
234.15 Church Stretton 13/09 14/20   15w50 ~ 16w10 17/53 310.73
241.38 Craven Arms 13/19 14/30   15/40 17w13 ~ 17w39 303.50
249.03 Ludlow 13.29 ~ 13.31 14.41 ~ 14.44   15.28 ~ 15.30 16.56 ~ 16.58 296.05
253.43 Woofferton 13/38 14/51   15/21 16/50 291.45
259.77 Leominster 13/45 14/58   15/11 16/43 285.11
270.77 Shelwick Jn 14/02 15/11   14/57 16/27 274.11
272.44 Hereford 14L06a 15/16 [DR]   14L53d 16.06 ~ 16.21 [UM] 272.44
? about mile south of station DIV 15.18 ~ 15.37 [UL]  
? Hereford DIV 15.40 ~ 16.00 [UR]  
? about mile south of station DIV 16.02 [UL]   DIV 16.03 ?


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