12th November 1988

Inter City (VIP Charter)
The Snowdonian (2 trains)

Loco(s) Used 37427, 47647, 85003, 86219, 86423, 8???? & 'Merddyn Emrys'
Stock Used 'A' Out/ 'B' Rtn: 3127+3118+1667+3149+17042+13318+1675+3143+3148
'B' Out/ 'A' Rtn: 3140+3123+1645+3150+17023+13225+1674+3147+3120
on FR: 14+119+118+104+110+116+103+120+101

Route : Train 'A'

Loco(s) Route
86423 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon, Trent Valley) - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton
37427 Wolverhampton - Wellington - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Sutton Bridge Jn - Welshpool - Machynlleth - Dovey Junction - Portmadoc
Merddyn Emrys Portmadoc - Blaenau Ffestinog
47647 Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llanrwst - Llandudno Junction
47647 Llandudno Junction - Rhyl - Chester - Crewe
85003 Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley, Weedon) - London Euston

Route : Train 'B'

Loco(s) Route
8???? London Euston - (via WCML) - Crewe
47647 Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction
47647 Llandudno Junction - Llanrwst - Blaenau Ffestiniog
Merddyn Emrys Blaenau Ffestiniog - Portmadoc
37427 Portmadoc - Dovey Junction - Machynlleth - Welshpool - Sutton Bridge Jn - English Bridge Jn - Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Wolverhampton
86219 Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Confirmation is required that Train 'B' operated exactly in reverse with the locos as shown.

Source : LASERman (on Train 'A' throughout)

Photo Review


37427 at Portmadoc (photo: LASERman)


Merddyn Emrys at Portmadoc (photo: LASERman)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman)

Location

Train 'A'

 

Train 'B'

Booked

Actual

 

Booked

Actual

London Euston

07.30d

07.31 [P12 / FL]

 

?

22.57 [P15]

Willesden West London Jn

07/36

07/38

 

?

22/47

Harrow & Wealdstone

07/40

 ?

 

?

 ?

Watford Junction

07.45a ~ 07.46d

07.47 ~ 07.48

 

? ~ ?

22.37 ~ 22.38 [P7]

Tring

07/57

07/58

 

?

?

Ledburn Jn

?

[SL]

 

?

?

Bletchley

08/06

08/14

 

?

?

Denbigh Hall North Jn

?

[FL]

 

?

?

Hanslope Jn

08/12

08/24

 

?

?

Weedon

08/21

08/32

 

?

?

Rugby

08/32

08/41

 

?

?

Coventry

08/41

08/49

 

?

?

Birmingham International

08/50

08/56

 

?

?

Stechford

08/54

09/06

 

?

?

Aston

08/59

09/10

 

?

?

Perry Barr North Jn

09/04

09/13

 

?

?

Bescot

09/09

09/22

 

?

?

Darlaston Jn

 

09/24

 

?

?

Portobello Jn

09/14

09/28

 

?

?

Wolverhampton

09L20 ~ 09L30

09.34 ~ 09.45 [P2]

 

?

?

Cosford

09/43

?

 

?

?

Wellington

09/55

10/04

 

?

?

Abbey Foregate Jn

 

10/14

 

?

?

Abbey Foregate Curve

10c10 ~ 10c12

10.15 ~ 10.21

 

?

?

English Bridge Jn

?

10/22

 

?

?

Sutton Bridge Jn

?

10/28

 

?

?

Westbury

?

10.41 ~ 10.42

 

?

?

Welshpool

?

10.55 ~ 10.57

 

?

?

Newtown

?

11.14 ~ 11.25

 

?

?

Talerddig

?

11.44 ~ 11.45

 

?

?

Machynlleth

?

12.05 ~ 12.06

 

?

?

Dovey Jn

?

12.16 ~ 12.17

 

?

?

Tywyn

?

12.34 ~ 12.35

 

?

?

Barmouth

?

12/58

 

?

?

Harlech

?

13.16 ~ 13.18

 

?

?

Minfford

13.10a ~ 13.??

13.30 ~ 13.31

 

?

?

Portmadoc

13.15a

13.37

 

?

?

 

Location

Train 'B'

 

Train 'A'

Booked

Actual

 

Booked

Actual

London Euston

?

?

 

20.37a

20.31 [P16]

Willesden Jn

?

?

 

20/29

20/21

Harrow & Wealdstone

?

?

 

20/26

?

Watford Junction

?

?

 

20.16a ~ 20.17d

20.11 ~ 20.12

Tring

?

?

 

20/06

20/01

Ledburn Jn

?

?

 

?

[FL]

Bletchley

?

?

 

19/57

19/47

Denbigh Hall North Jn

?

?

 

?

[SL]

Hanslope Jn

?

?

 

19/48

? [FL]

Weedon

?

?

 

19/36

19/30

Rugby

?

?

 

19/27

19/21

Nuneaton

?

?

 

19/13

?

Tamworth LL

?

?

 

19/04

19/00

Lichfield TV

?

?

 

19/00

18/56

Armitage Jn

?

?

 

18/57

?

Colwich

?

?

 

18/54

?

Whitehouse Jn

?

?

 

18/50

?

Stafford

?

?

 

18/47

18/44

Norton Bridge

?

?

 

18/42

18/41

Madeley

?

?

 

18/33

?

Crewe

?

?

 

18L11 ~ 18L23 [SL]

18.10 ~ 18.24 [FL]

Crewe Steelworks

?

?

 

18/02

?

Beeston Castle & Tarporley

?

?

 

17/54

?

Chester

?

?

 

17/42

17/44 [TL]

Saltney Jn

?

?

 

17/35

?

Rockcliffe Hall

?

?

 

17/29

?

Holywell Jn

?

?

 

17/23

?

Rhyl

?

?

 

17/10

17/12

Colwyn Bay

?

?

 

16/56

?

Llandudno Jn

?

?

 

16.35 ~ 16.50

16.42 ~ 16.57

Llanrwst

?

?

 

?

16.21 ~ 16.22

Blaenau Ffestiniog

?

?

 

15.45d

15.48

 

Location

Train 'A'

 

Train 'B'

Booked

Actual

 

Booked

Actual

Portmadoc

14.40d

14.42

 

??.??a

?

Minfford

14.??a ~ 14.49d

14.50 ~ 14.52

 

?

?

Tan-y-Bwlch

 ?

15.11 ~ 15.15

 

?

?

Ddaullt

 ?

15/26

 

?

?

Blaenau Ffestiniog

15.40a

15/41

 

??.??d

?


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