On the Mid late May 83

5 days on a "Mid" including 2 overnights. A partial Summer Saturday service failed to deliver much quality as did booked drags Crewe - Brum. Still good fun at the time and even better in retrospect with classes 08, 20, 25, 31, 40, 45, 47, 50, 81, 85, 86 and 87 all raked in.

25/5/83 We

050      0740 Euston-Rugby                                                    LB-MK          

86218  1P18 0835 Euston-Blackpool                                     MK-RU

079      0800 Euston-Birmingham                                           RU-CO

47475  1M88 0625 Poole-Liverpool                                       CO-NS

86318  1M11 0750 Swansea-Manchester                               NS-WO

87018  1M33 0706 Edin/Glas-Birmingham                            WO-NS

85036  1F25 1255 Birmingham-Liverpool                             NS-WO

and for once 85036 didnt fail!

phots 37131, 40080

87017  1G72 1320 Liverpool-Birmingham                             WO-NS

31187  1E79 1525 Birmingham-Cambridge                           NS-NU

E79, always a good bet for a boilered rather than eh" ped"

53107}

59718}  1543 Leicester-Birmingham                                      NU-NS

53833}                                   

86205  1A65 1718 Birmingham-Euston                                 NS-INT

81021  1A76 1730 Birmingham-Euston                                 INT-CO

86229  1D64 1640 Euston-Holyhead                                     CO-INT

47440  1V18 1306 Edin/Glas-Padd                                       INT-CO

86237  1J33 1740 Euston-Shrewsbury                                   CO-NS

87019  1M42 1030 Inverness-Euston                                     NS-CO

047      1921 Birmingham-Euston                                           CO-RU

87003  1A81 1823 Blackpool-Euston                                    RU-MK

080      2125 M. Keynes-Euston                                             MK-LB

 

 

25058356046webr.jpg 56046 approaches the Keynes with the 2nd "ARC" stone train bound for Wolverton on 250583

 

25058337131webr.jpg Beast! 37131 brings a Bescot bound Speedlink to a halt at Wolverhampton on 250583

25058340080webr.jpg Monstrous beast. Behind the 37 was 40080 on a block oil train at Wolves on 250583

 

Other Gen

86254    1H06 0815 Euston-Manchester                                                                      

86325    1G22 0845 Euston-Wolverhampton

81002    1A25 0612 Holyhead-Euston

86225    1M88 0625 Poole-Liverpool                                                                            

86242    1O15 0920 Manchester-Poole

46018    1M54 0820 Leeds-Birmingham

47575    1M11 0750  Swansea-Manchester

47575    1O15 0920 Manchester-Poole

85014    1V76 0920 Liverpool-Penzance                                                                      

50021    1V76 0920 Liverpool-Penzance

87029    1S59 0930 Euston-Inverness

86222    1O74 1023 Manchester-Brighton

86208    1G25 1005 Euston-Birmingham

50035    1S39 0735 Plymouth-Glasgow

47475    1O74 1023 Manchester-Brighton

86244    1P62 1040 Euston-Wolverhampton                                               

31187    1C67 0917 Cambridge-Birmingham

47440    1M50 0850 Brighton-Manchester

87006    1A36 1130 Wolverhampton-Euston

86222    1M50 0850 Brighton-Manchester

47205    1E66 1315 Birmingham-Norwich

81014    1G59 1120 Liverpool-Birmingham

86221    1A46 1010 Holyhead-Euston

86261    1A41 1140 Shrewsbury-Euston

87002    1M57 0600 Aberdeen-Birmingham                                                                                                                  

87018    1S71 1405 Birmingham-Glas/Edin

47001    1O21 0743 Newcastle-Portsmouth Saga

31421    1M80 0935 Norwich-Birmingham

46018    1E27 1450 Birmingham-Leeds

86227    1O92 1320 Manchester-Portsmouth

86238    1D50 1240 Euston-Holyhead

87012    1A50 1430 Wolverhampton-Euston

47539    1O91 1320 Manchester-Portsmouth

86311    1A54 1518 Birmingham-Euston

85031    1G32 1340 Euston-Wolverhampton              

87009    1J24 1510 Euston-Shrewsbury

86225    1A51 1425 Liverpool-Euston

87020    1P70 1440 Euston-Blackpool                                                                          

86211    1O23 1520 Liverpool-Poole

85030    1G36 1540 Euston-Wolverhampton

47462    1O23 1520 Liverpool-Euston

87016    1A71 1818 Birmingham-Euston                                                                     

86221    1G39 1710 Euston-Wolverhampton

86225    1G43 1840 Euston-Wolverhampton

87032    1G44 1910 Euston-Wolverhampton

87004    1D71 1900 Euston-Holyhead

85031    1H23 1935 Euston-Manchester                                                                      

86222    1G45 1940 Euston-Wolverhampton

 

 

 

26/5/83 Th

060      0740 Euston-Rugby                                                    LB-MK

86314  1P18 0835 Euston-Blackpool                                     MK-RU

048      0800 Euston-Birmingham                                           RU-CO

47530  1M88 0625 Poole-Liverpool                                       CO-NS

47480  1O15 0920 Manchester-Poole                                    NS-INT

47111  1M03 0805 Portsmouth-Manchester                          INT-NS

This now xi Immingham based loco created some excitement amongst the locals.

For me and a few others it was very dud having been caned in steaming on a Swansea-Manchester adex back on 311076.

86213  1A39 1218 Birmingham-Euston                                 NS-INT

47475  1M50 0850 Brighton-Manchester                               INT-NS                                  

86223  1J25 1140 Euston-Shrewsbury                                   NS-WO

47453  1J25 1140 Euston-Shrewsbury                                   WO-WE

47453 was required, hence the desperate Wellington leap!

53333}

59116}            1428 Shrewsbury-Wolverhampton                 WE-WO

50308}

86206  1259 Blackpool-Euston                                              WO-NS

47488  1V17 1639 Birmingham-Padd                                    NS-CO

47551  1M07 1348 Brighton-Manchester                               CO-INT

85004  1A76 1730 Birmingham-Euston                                 INT-LB

what better way to get home with a roarer on 5 Mk I's!

 

 

260583471110805pompwebr.jpg This created a fair bit of interest in xi IM based 47111 on 1M03 0805 Portsmouth - Manchester to New St on 260583

 

Other  Gen

87032    1A25 0612 Holyhead-Euston                                                                          

86225    1A31 0940 Shrewsbury-Euston

86226    1G23 0910 Euston-Birmingham

86320    1M88 0625 Poole-Liverpool

85031    1O15 0920 Manchester-Poole

46018    1O13 0820 Leeds-Birmingham

87016    1V76 0920 Liverpool-Penzance

50022    1V76 0920 Liverpool-Penzance

86226    1S59 0930 Euston-Inverness

86213    1G25 1005 Euston-Shrewsbury

50021    1S39 0735 Plymouth-Glas/Edin

87016    1S39 0735 Plymouth-Glas/Edin

85031    1M03 0805 Portsmouth-Manchester

86318    1O74 1023 Manchester-Brighton

87027    1M33 0706 Glas/Edin-Birmingham

47530    1O74 1023 Manchester-Brighton

47490    1F25 1255 Birmingham-Liverpool

31418    1E66 1315 Birmingham-Norwich

85019    1G59 1120 Liverpool-Birmingham                                                

86318    1M50 0850 Brighton-Manchester

87002    1G27 1105 Euston-Birmingham

86247    1V85 1133 Manchester-Plymouth                                                                                 

50021    1V85 1133 Manchester-Plymouth

87001    1G33 1410 Euston-Birmingham                                                                     

31421    1E80 1614 Birmingham-Norwich

86210    1M14 1307 Padd-Liverpool                                                                             

47507    1M14 1307 Padd-Liverpool                                                                             

45112    1M22 1138 Plymouth-Manchester

87026    1M22 1138 Plymouth-Manchester

87018    1P70 1440 Euston-Blackpool

45065    1E12 0910 Newquay-Newcastle Saga

86225    1A63 1630 Wolverhampton-Euston

87030    1A65 1718 Birmingham-Euston

81009    1G37 1610 Euston-Birmingham

47489    1O23 1520 Liverpool-Poole

86213    1D64 1640 Euston-Holyhead

85022    1B06 1714 Euston-Northampton

86326    1B07 1718 Euston-Northampton

 

27/5/83 Fr

81011} 1B09 1815 Euston-Northampton                              LB-NO

86039(d)}

unusual pairing on a "Cobbler, 86'0 needed for parcels duties

079}    1753 Euston-Northampton                                         NO-CO

056}

87004  1G45 1940 Euston-Wolverhampton                           CO-INT

47540  1M40 1705 Poole-Birmingham                                   INT-NS

86220  1G46 2030 Euston-Holyhead                                     NS-WO

81002  1V40 2139 Manchester-Newquay                              WO-NS                                         

a  classic roarer turn  

86234  1S19 2138 Bristol-Glasgow                                        NS-ST

 

 

27058381011n86039b09webr.jpg rare "Cobbler" duo with 81011 piloting a dead 86039 on 1B09 1815 Euston - Northampton on 270583

 

 

Other Gen

86255    1A76 1730 Birmingham-Euston

81006    1B08 1745 Euston-Northampton

86318    1B07 1720 Euston-Northampton

47480    1V19 1840 Manchester-Padd

45042    1V40 2139 Manchester-Newquay

50007    1S23 2124 Bristol-Edinburgh

86238    1S23 2124 Bristol-Edinburgh

45048    1S19 2138 Bristol-Glasgow                              

 

                               

 

28/5/83 Sa

86240  1F53 2350 Euston-Liverpool                                      ST-CR

81003  1V61 2355 Glasgow-Bristol                                       CR-NS

The only "roarer" out all night in a sea of cans!

86323  1P16 0625 Birmingham-Euston                                  NS-WO

86102  1A07 0700 Wolves-Euston                                         WO-NS

86314  1H03 0726 Coventry-Manchester                              NS-WO

47320  1O07 0846 Wolverhampton-Portsmouth                    WO-NS

86205  1J20 0735 Euston-Aberystwyth                                 NS-WO

25242} 1J20 0735 Euston-Aberystwyth                                WO-SH

25078}                       

25202} 1A46 1010 Aberystwyth-Euston                               SH-WO

25212}

A rare pairing, well received 

86226  1A46 1010 Aberystwyth-Euston                                WO-CO

47540  1E27 1005 Weymouth-Leeds                                     CO-NS

45004  1E27 1005 Weymouth-Leeds                                     NS-TA

303050  1525 Nuneaton-Stafford                                          TA-ST

unrefurbished monstous unit.Highlight of the day!

47445  1O23 1520 Liverpool-Poole                                       ST-NS

50032  1V18 1320 Glas/Edin-Padd                                       NS-CO

069}    1936 Wolverhampton-Euston  Addit                         CO-RU

090}

86222  1A81 1823 Blackpool-Euston                                    RU-MK

046      2021 Birmingham-Euston                                           MK-LB

 

280583450041005weylewebr.jpg 45004 leaves Tamworth with 1E27 1005 Weymouth- Leeds on 280583

 

Other Gen

47050    1V49 2335 Liverpool-Penzance

86258    1S25 2240 Euston-Glas/Perth

45121    1F53 2350 Euston-Liverpool

86236    1P54 0235 Crewe-Preston

47486    1D02 0238 Crewe-Holyhead

86323    1G00 0352 Crewe-Birmingham

47501    1A04 0115 Holyhead-Euston

86211    1A04 0115 Holyhead-Euston

86218    1M11 2315 Glasgow-Euston

86232    1V60 2306 Edinburgh-Bristol

50007    1V60 2306 Edinburgh-Bristol

87027    1M12 2215 Perth-Euston

50033    1V61 2355 Glasgow-Bristol

47072    1E62 0804 Birmingham-Yarmouth

87009    1S53 0807 Birmingham-Glas/Edin

47440    1O05 0813 Wolverhampton-Portsmouth

47453    1A17 0740 Shrewsbury-Euston

86239    1A17 0740 Shrewsbury-Euston

45145    0910 Birmingham-Paignton Relief                                                

47351    1V64 0741 Derby-Penzance

47558    1M10 0550 Padd-Manchester                                                                         

86212    1M10 0550 Padd-Manchester

50048    1M49 0625 Taunton-Birmingham

87015    1O03 0750 Liverpool-Poole

33011    1V04 1003 Crewe-Cardiff                                                                

81020    1M51 0815 Weymouth-Liverpool

45038    1M86 0950 Paignton-Manchester

47478    1M22 0855 Penzance-Manchester

45065    1E31 1130 Penzance-Newcastle

45057    1M28 1420 Paignton-Nottingham

31424}  1E82 1818 Birmingham-Norwich

31423}                 

47443    1S87 1800 Birmingham-Glas/Edin

47541    1820 Birmingham-Swansea

47072    1M68 1338 Yarmouth-Birmingham                                                              

47449    1M23 1440 Poole-Liverpool

47539    1V18 1320 Glas/Edin-Padd

 

 

29/5/83 Su

057      1313 Euston-Birmingham                                           LB-RU

87029  1J32 1400 Euston-Shrewsbury                                   RU-NS

31143  1E77 1655 Birmingham-Norwich                               NS-LS

43048} 1700 St.Pancras-Nottingham                                     LS-NO

43155}

20134} 1M83 1800 Skegness-Derby                                      NO-DE

20173}

43006} 1640 Newcastle-Swansea                                          DE-NS

43131}

47148  1O96 1919 Liverpool-Portsmouth                              NS-CO

47199  1M18 2033 Padd-Birmingham                                   CO-NS

47575  1S23 2135 Bristol-Edinburgh                                     NS-ST (Via Cannock)

85011  1S23 2135 Bristol-Edinburgh                                     ST-CR

 

 

29058331143webr.jpg 31143 at Leicester with 1E77 1655 Birmingham - Norwich on 290583

 

 

Other Gen

86323    1H34 1350 Euston-Manchester

46004    1E08 1425 Bristol-Leeds

47303    1H35 1655 Birmingham-Manchester

47443    1M05 1720 Brighton-Manchester

47416    1G67 1927 Manchester-Birmingham

47510    1S19 2110 Bristol-Glasgow

 

30/5/83 Mo

08927  1F53 2350 Euston-Liverpool (plat 4)                         CR shunt (.125m)

Gronk as booked propelled a few vans forward onto Crewe-Barrow whilst still attached to the 2350 Euston - Liverpool. About 2 coach lengths, wound up a few who were semi dossed in the buffet at Crewe who were unaware of this short lived shunt.

86215 1M14 2200 Stranraer-Euston                                      CR-RU

a fruitless night for "roarers" on up overnights again

065      0603 Northampton-Birmingham                                 RU-CO

47533  1H03 0726 Coventry-Manchester                              CO-NS

47213  Shrewsbury-Weymouth Adex                                    NS-INT

0028    1S61 0645 Padd-Edin/Glas                                        INT-NS

86248  1S61 0645 Padd-Edin/Glas                                        NS-WO          

40001}            1V15 0820 Liverpool-Padd                            WO-NS

86252}           

Dragged from Crewe via Salop, one of the few interesting engines utilised on the am drags due Wolves-Stafford being closed for engineering work

50007  1V15 0820 Liverpool-Padd                                        NS-INT

47148  1M03 0805 Portsmouth-Manchester                          INT-NS

47330  1O15 0920 Manchester -Poole                                  NS-INT

86244  1P62 1040 Euston-Blackpool                                     INT-WO

050      1305 Wolverhampton-Birmingham                            WO-NS

87013  1S71 1405 Birmingham-Glasgow                               NS-WO

87007  1A50 1430 Wolverhampton-Euston                           WO-NS

86009  1A54 1518 Birmingham-Euston                                 NS-INT

rare daytime turn for an 86'0

86227  1J45 1510 Euston-Shrewsbury                                   INT-NS

86221  1654 Birmingham-Manchester                                    NS-CR

87012  1M42 1030 Inverness-Euston                                     CR-CO

047      1921 Birmingham-Euston                                           CO-RU

86223  1800 Blackpool-Euston Relief                                    RU-MK (via Nor)      

085      2125 M.Keynes-Euston                                              MK-LB

 

29058385011webr.jpg Roaring away nicely is 85011 with 1S23 2125 (28/5) Bristol - Glas/Edin at Crewe early on 300583

 

30058340001webr.jpg 40001 drags 86252 on 1V15 Liverpool - Padd into Wolves on 300583

 

30058347530n862480645paedglwebr.jpg 47530 drags 86248 North to Crewe via Salop with 1S61 0645 Padd - Edin/Glas on 300583

 

Other Gen

85031    1S19 2110 Bristol-Glasgow

47472    1D02 0238 Crewe-Holyhead

47540    1V01 0147 Crewe-Cardiff

85013    1P54 0235 Crewe-Preston

86240    1F53 2350 Euston-Liverpool

87028    1M10 2210 Glasgow-Euston

47490    1A04 0115 Holyhead-Euston

47482    1V60 2306 Edinburgh-Bristol

86226    1M11 2315 Glasgow-Euston

47068    1M11 2315 Glasgow-Euston

86010    1M16 1930 Inverness-Euston     

86317    1M15 2030 Inverness-Euston                                                                                                                                     

31421    1E62 0808 Birmingham-Norwich

47475    1O52 0738 Wolverhampton-Brighton

87016    1S53 0807 Birmingham-Glas/Edin

86228    1J20 0735 Euston-Shrewsbury

31184    1E64 1015 Birmingham-Norwich

47530    1S61 0645 Padd-Edin/Glas                                                                           

47463    1A31 0940 Shrewsbury-Euston                                                                  

86228    1A31 0940 Shrewsbury-Euston                                                                  

47096    1M54 0820 Leeds-Birmingham

47266    1M03 0805 Portsmouth-Manchester

47214    1V85 1133 Manchester-Plymouth

50042    1V85 1133 Manchester-Plymouth

47530    1S71 1405 Birmingham-Glasgow

47515    1E63 0940 Poole-Newcastle                                                                        

47541    1E63 0940 Poole-Newcastle

45134    1O19 0950 Newcastle-Poole

50033    1O19 0950 Newcastle-Poole

47346}   1M57 0920 Glasgow-Birmingham

87026}

86256    1A57 1259 Blackpool-Euston

47513    1G72 1320 Liverpool-Poole

47090}   1645 Llandudno-Euston Relief                                                   

86254}                  

86218    1A81 1823 Blackpool-Euston

 

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