9th August 1997
The Edinburgh & Borders Excursion
|Locos Used||37047 + 37114|
1Z22 : Swindon - Edinburgh
1Z30 : Edinburgh - Swindon
|37114 + 37047||Swindon - Bath Spa - Dr Days Jn - Bristol Parkway - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Kidderminster - Birmingham New Street - (1) - Bescot - Stafford - (via WCML) - Carstairs - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley|
|37047 + 37114||Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - Doncaster - Swinton - Beighton Jn - Derby - Tamworth High Level - Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Swindon|
(1) Route confirmation required. Although there was no apparently no reversal required it has been noted by Steve McFarlane that on the return leg 37047 was the lead loco. Does this indicate use of the Edinburgh 'Sub' on the inward or outward journey, or was the loco order reversed during the layover for some reason?
37 114 and 37 047 pass Kingsknowe on 1Z22 (photo: Steve McFarlane)
Source : Andrew Wilson
(Joined train at Edinburgh, left at Doncaster)
Additional data from Stuart Smith (joined/left the train at Swindon), Derek Sneddon & Steve McFarlane
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