14th June 1997
|Locos Used||47218, 47229, 47741 & 47771|
Route : 1Z54 throughout
|47741||07.23 London Euston - Northampton - Rugby - Coventry - Stetchford - Aston - Bescot - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury Avoiding Curve - Central Wales Line - Swansea & District Line - South Wales Main Line - Cardiff Central|
|47741||17.50 Cardiff Central - Severn Tunnel Junction - Chepstow - Gloucester - Eckington Loop (1)|
|47218 + 47229||Eckington Loop - Birmingham New Street|
|47771||Birmingham New Street - Rugby - Northampton - Euston (arr 0145!)|
(1) 47741 failed. 47218 & 47229 were sent from Daventry resulting in a delay of almost three hours!
(2) Tour name and operator required - believed it was called "Central Wales Explorer" or similar?
Source : David Moorcraft
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