29th April 1989

Flying Scotsman Services Limited
The Wye-Dee Express

Locos Used 31406, 31435, 85034, 86436 & steam: 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'
Stock Used ???

Route : 1Z39 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86436 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon) - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Preoof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
31406 + 31435 Birmingham New Street - ??? - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Tunnel Jn - Worcester Foregate Street - Ledbury - Shelwick Jn - Hereford
6201 Hereford - Shelwick Jn - Leominster - Craven Arms - Church Stretton - Shrewsbury - Ruabon - Wrexham - Saltney Jn - Chester - Beeston Castle - Crewe
85034 Crewe - Madeley - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. This tour was marred by the death, from a heart attack, of Jack Street of the 6201 Association on the footplate near Onibury.

Source : Ian McDonald

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian McDonald)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Euston 08.05d 21.19a 439.30
5.65 Willesden Junction 08/11 ? ?
17.35 Watford Junction 08.20a ~ 08.21d 21.02a ~ 21.03d 431.75
31.53 Tring 08/32 20/46 417.57
46.46 Bletchley 08/41 20/37 402.64
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/49 20/27 392.63
69.56 Weedon 08/57 20/23 379.54
82.40 Rugby 09/08 20/15 366.70
93.79 Coventry 09.20a ~ 09.22d 19.58a ~ 20.00d 355.31
109.08 Stechford 09/36 19/32 340.22
112.19 Proof House Jn 09/42 19/26 337.15
112.73 Birmingham New Street 09L45a ~ 10L00d 19.21a ~ 19.24d 336.41

 

M.C Location Booked
118.38 Kings Norton 10/10
123.46 Barnt Green 10/14
127.09 Bromsgrove 10/17
129.22 Stoke Works Jn 10/19
133.37 Droitwich Spa 10/25
138.49 Tunnel Jn 10/31
139.27 Worcester Foregate Street 10/33
140.00 Henwick 10/35
145.10 Malvern Link 10/44
147.63 Malvern Wells 10/46
153.21 Ledbury 10*55 ~ 11*04
165.26 Shelwick Jn 11/13
167.03 Hereford 11L17a ~ 11L34d
168.60 Shelwick Jn 11/39
179.60 Leominster 11/58
186.14 Woofferton 12/12
190.54 Ludlow 12/20
198.19 Craven Arms 12/30
205.42 Church Stretton 12/39
218.05 Severn Bridge Jn 12/55
218.12 Shrewsbury 12w58a ~ 14w00d
236.16 Gobowen 14/23
243.41 Ruabon 14p34a ~ 15p05d
248.32 Wrexham 15/15
258.56 Saltney Jn 15/31
260.51 Chester 15w35a ~ 17w35d
271.01 Beeston Castle 17/50
280.20 Steelworks Jn 17/59
281.61 Crewe 18L05a ~ 18L18d
289.67 Madeley Jn 18/26
300.71 Norton Bridge 18/35
306.20 Stafford 18/39
320.17 Bushbury Jn 18/58
325.64 Darlaston Jn 19/03
331.49 Perry Barr North Jn 19/09
334.07 Soho East Jn 19/13
334.40 Soho South Jn 19/16

Timings continue in first table.

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