Caersws, Water Orton and beyond, July 85

 

  A good weekend on a “Mid” seeking out “nb” power and “roarers” where possible

 

          12/7/85 Friday 

 

        Fridays were normally good for “roarers” or even 86’0’s on the Evening Cobblers due additional FO traffic

       Just 85029 produced this evening, at Northampton we bought our “Mids” for the next day.

         

          85029          1745 Euston-Northampton                               L.Buzzard - Northampton

          088               1821 Birmingham-Euston                                 Northampton - L.Buzzard

         

                                Other Gen:          

          86328          1714 Euston-Northampton

          86230          1718 Euston-Northampton

          81009          1130 Stirling-Euston Motorail

          86242          1815 Euston-Northampton

 

       13/7/85 Saturday           

                                                                                                               

          85005          0350 Euston-Bletchley                                       L.Buzzard - Bletchley

       The “Milk empties” staff train. Usually about 0510 at Leighton. Railman Jock off nights would join ye in an empty compo for the rocket acceleration in the cosy, must warmth of the BSO of the 3 coach consist.

          086               0430 Euston-Birmingham                                 Bletchley - Coventry

      Incl a booked stop at Denbigh Hall Jn for Railman Jock to bail off!

          85015          0726 Coventry-Glasgow                                    Coventry - Wolves

          019               0629 Manchester-Birmingham                        Wolves - New St

          86242          0730 Euston-Aberystwyth                                 New St - Wolves

          47556          0730 Euston-Aberystwyth                                 Wolves - Shrewsbury

          37123}        0730 Euston-Aberystwyth                                 Shrewsbury - Caersws

          37224}       

     First year of non “rat” power on the Cambrian. Huge crowds of bashers invaded Caersws!     

          37052          1110 Aberystwyth-Euston                                 Caersws - Shrewsbury

     Big Eastern “tractor”

          47623          1110 Aberystwyth-Euston                                 Shrewsbury - Wolves

          86254          1110 Aberystwyth-Euston                                 Wolves - New St

          47338          1005 Weymouth-Bradford                               New St - Derby

     33053 brought this classic train in from the South, 47338 was a big scratch

          43174}        1340 Newcastle-Paignton                                  Derby - New St

          43028}

          85007          1510 Euston-Holyhead                                      New St - Sandwell

          87011          1727 Wolverhampton-Euston                          Sandwell - New St

          47238          1820 Birmingham-Norwich                               New St - Water Orton

     Another mass bail with the guard shouting “Daytrippers” not valid here

          53667}

          59258}        1715 Nottingham-Birmingham                        Water Orton - New St

          53713}

          47402          1725 Manchester-Padd                                      New St - Bir Int’l

          87012          1927 Wolverhampton-Euston                          Bir Int’l - M.Keynes

          073}             1921 Birmingham-Euston                                 M.Keynes - L.Buzzard

          084}

 

                                Other Gen:

 

         47480           0621 Wolverhampton-Poole

         47238           0810 Birmingham-Yarmouth

         81019           2020 Aberdeen/Glas-Bristol 110 late

         47408           0550 Padd-Liverpool

         47503           0904 Birmingham-Llandudno

         47436           1003 Crewe-Cardiff

         37179           0935 Euston-Aberystwyth

         47557           1040 Poole-Newcastle (to New St)

         47464           1040 Poole-Newcastle

         33063           1005 Weymouth-Bradford (to New St)

         37249           0915 Glasgow-Bristol Relief

         31461           1322 Hull-Brighton

         47474           1550 Liverpool-Poole

         81004           1132 Penzance-Manchester

 

 

        14/7/85 Sunday

 

          53074}       

          59585}        0815 Euston-Northampton                               L.Buzzard - Bletchley

          53110}

          53824}       

          59640}        0930 Bletchley-Rugby                                       Bletchley - Rugby (via Weedon)

          53906}

          A “Chariot” (DMU) rattling through Kilsby Tunnel!

          86101          1000 Euston-Wolverhampton                          Rugby - Nuneaton

          58018}        1100 Euston-Wolverhampton                          Nuneaton - New St             

          86256}       

          86256          1100 Euston-Wolverhampton                          New St - Wolves

          86256          1500 Wolverhampton - Euston                        Wolves - New St                                                                                  

          58023}        1500 Wolverhampton-Euston                          New St - Nuneaton

          86256}                                                                                                       

          86256          1500 Wolverhampton - Euston                        Nuneaton - Rugby         

          055               1640 Rugby-Euston                                            Rugby - L.Buzzard (Via Weedon)

         310’s via Weedon were always lively, drivers enjoyed giving them a fast run

 

                                 Other Gen:

 

       47244           1000 Euston-Wolverhampton

         58018}         0957 Wolverhampton-Euston                         

         86254}        

       85002           1400 Euston-Shrewsbury

 

   Phot Spot

 

   13078537224n123r.jpg 37224 and 37123 at Shrewsbury prior to taking the 0730 Euston - Aberystwyth forward

 

  13078537123n37224r.jpg Caersws residents will never forget the Saturday lunchtime invasion of the village with the mass bail and pub /shop stop before the return train!

 

14078558018862540957woemr.jpg 58018 dragging 86254 brings the 0957 Wolves - Euston into Nuneaton

 

14078531154r.jpg A smart, unusually clean local 31 in 31154 at Rugby

 

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