Midland Railtourer and beyond, August 85

Thanks to “MIB”

I was asked if I could share my moves of August 1985 to follow up those previously supplied by my fellow Bedfordians which for me was not that simple as the moves are still on their original bits of paper and I only noted the relief / extra trains at the time. This has meant me flicking through the 1985 bible and loco hauled travel to look up the service trains I did to make this more comprehensive. It is just as well I noted the approximate departure and arrival times of each move whilst on the bash as it has really made my life easier in determining the services I travelled on 29 years later!

 In 1985 I often met Bricker after we had finished work on Fridays to do the 1720 from Bedford before we went our separate ways either at Leicester or Birmingham and this usually meant I didn’t speak to him again until the following Friday for the start of another weekend. In those days rumours and word of mouth was our only way of getting the gen unless someone had a TOPS sheet.

 

Midland Railtourer (MID) moves August 1985

**denotes winners

 

Friday 2 August 1985

Work!

DMU – 1430 Bedford to Bletchley 1524 (1514)  10 minutes late

EMU – 1527 Bletchley to Milton Keynes 1536

wn 86421 xem – 1546 Milton Keynes to Birmingham NS 1655 (1D64 1510 Euston to Holyhead)

mr 31272 xi – 1900 (1851) Birmingham NS to Derby 1945 (1935) (1E69 1709 Bristol TM to Leeds relief – 5 Mk1’s)  10 minutes late

DMU – 2010 Derby to Birmingham NS 2100 (additional service)

cd **47110 xo - 2220 Birmingham NS to Leicester 2323  (2F86)

 

Saturday 3 August 1985

to **47281 xos – 0118 Leicester to Birmingham NS 0215  (1O29 2232 Leeds to Portsmouth Harbour)

ti **47287 xos – 0245 Birmingham NS to Coventry 0304  (1O29 2232 Leeds to Portsmouth Harbour)

The Frog’s car – Coventry to Birmingham

gd 47425 xei – 0422 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 0439  (1M05 2215 Penzance to Liverpool LS)

mr 31414 xd – 0530 Wolverhampton to Leicester 0717  (1E62 to Harwich PQ)

to 20075 xos + to **20078 xos – 0816 Leicester to Nottingham 0855  (1E89 to Skegness – 11 Mk1’s)

DMU – 0915 Nottingham to Derby 0949

cd 47436 xe – 1020 Derby to Birmingham NS 1111  (1V74 0828 Leeds to Cardiff)

ce 85029 xe – 1113 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 1134  (1J24 0935 Euston to Aberystwyth)

gd 47414 xei – 1144 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury 1221  (1J24 0935 Euston to Aberystwyth)

gd **37058 xot – 1244 Shrewsbury to Welshpool 1328 (1313)  (1J24 0935 Euston to Aberystwyth – 8 Mk1’s)  15 minutes late

cf **37257 xot – 1416 (1246) Welshpool to Shrewsbury 1500 (1315)  (1A50 1110 Aberystwyth to Euston – 9 Mk1’s) 105 minutes late

ti 47105 xb – 1511 Shrewsbury to Newport 1723 (1710)  (1V05 1345 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff)  13 minutes late

cf 47594 xe -1725 Newport to Bristol TM 1802  (1O91 1710 Cardiff to Portsmouth Harbour)

to **45006 xb – 1857 Bristol TM to Birmingham NS 2028  (1E32 1643 Paignton to Leeds)

gw **81008 xe – 2200 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 2219  (1P51 2130 Coventry to Preston)

wn 86102 xe – 2229 (2139) Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 2248 (2202)  (1M47 1710 Edinburgh / 1715 Glasgow Central to Birmingham NS) 46 minutes late

wn 86102 xe – 2355 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 0032 via Bescot  (1S19 2124 Bristol TM to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh)

Sunday 4 August 1985

wn 86261 xe – 0056 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 0122 via Bescot  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport)

ce **85040 xe – 0130 Birmingham NS to Mitre Bridge Jcn 0332 (0320)  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport)  12 minutes late

hg **33211 xes – 0345 Mitre Bridge Jcn to Gatwick Airport 0500 (0440)  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport – 8 Mk1’s)  20 minutes late

EMU – 0605 Gatwick Airport to Victoria 0645

EMU – 0815 Euston to Rugby 1003

wn 86228 xe – 1125 Rugby to Birmingham NS 1209  (1G24 1000 Euston to Wolverhampton)

EMU – 1322 Birmingham NS to Birmingham International 1333

cd **47280 xos – 1420 Birmingham International to Birmingham NS 1442  (1M00 1052 Gatwick Airport to Manchester Piccadilly) Should have stayed in Gatwick!

cf 47592 xe – 1516 Birmingham NS to Newport 1716  (1V86 1054 Hull to Cardiff)

cf 37257 xot – 1721 ^Newport to Bristol TM 1755  (1O76 1705 Cardiff to Brighton – 6 Mk1’s)

oc 47500 xe – 1816 Bristol TM to Birmingham NS 2000  (1600 Plymouth to Liverpool Lime St vice HST)

im 31436 xe – 2020 Birmingham NS to Leicester 2123  (1E81 to Cambridge)

HST – 2150 Leicester to Bedford 2239

^ Many witherings of the West Midlands crowd took place at Newport as the gen for the 1705 suggested 37284 (or was it 37285?) would do the train but instead dud 37257 rolled in!

Friday 9 August 1985

Work!

to 45138 xe – 1720 Bedford to Leicester 1819  (1D54 1635 St Pancras to Nottingham)

mr 31405 xei – 1842 Leicester to Birmingham NS 1944  (2M07 1728 Peterborough to Birmingham NS)

ce **85010 xe – 2031 (2011) Birmingham NS to Birmingham International 2040 (2020)  (1G75 1752 Preston to Coventry) 20 minutes late

cf **47564 xe – 2047 Birmingham International to Birmingham NS 2105  (1M40 1705 Poole to Liverpool LS)

bs 31167 xo – 2220 Birmingham NS to Leicester 2348 (2323) (2F86 – 9 Mk2’s) 25 minutes late

Saturday 10 August 1985

cd **47189 xbs – 0024 Leicester to Birmingham NS 0132  (1O28 2100 Bradford to Weymouth)

cd 47437 xe – 0422 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 0443  (1M05 2215 Penzance to Liverpool LS)

mr 31410 xei – 0530 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 0550  (1E62 to Harwich PQ) loco failed at Narborough and replaced by 31296

DMU – 0635 Birmingham NS to Derby 0727

mr **31249 xi – 0758 Derby to Nottingham 0828  (1E83 0723 Chesterfield to Yarmouth – 9 Mk1’s)

DMU – 0841 Nottingham to Derby 0910

cd 47453 xe – 1032 Derby to Sheffield 1118  (1E54 0650 Paddington to Hull)

mr **37113 xo – 1134 Sheffield to Derby 1220  (1V32 1030 York to Penzance relief – 9 Mk1’s)

HST – 1218 Derby to Chesterfield 1242

HST – 1322 Chesterfield to Sheffield 1337

im **31450 xe – 1357 Sheffield to Rotherham 1405 (1E42 1241 Manchester Piccadilly to Cleethorpes)

ti **37174 xo – 1435 (1425) Rotherham to Sheffield 1443 (1433) (1E45 1145 Blackpool North to Sheffield – 7 Mk1’s)  10 minutes late

im **31447 xe – 1450 Sheffield to Doncaster 1526  (1E43 1341 Manchester Piccadilly to Hull)

to **31123 xo + cw **31128 xo – 1608 (1548) Doncaster to Leeds 1700 (1641) (1L19 1330 Skegness to Leeds – 12 Mk1’s) 19 minutes late

im 31433 xe – 1820 Leeds to Doncaster 1902  (1H01 to Cambridge)

DMU – 1917 Doncaster to Sheffield 1954

HST – 2040 Sheffield to Derby 2119

DMU – 2216 Derby to Stoke on Trent 2307

ce 85016 xe – 2348 Stoke on Trent to Birmingham NS 0140 (0122)  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport)  18 minutes late

Sunday 11 August 1985

wn 86235 xe – 0150 (0130) Birmingham NS to Mitre Bridge Jcn 0342 (0322)  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport)  20 minutes late

hg 33210 xe – 0405 (0345) Mitre Bridge Jcn to Gatwick Airport 0500 (0440)  (1O52 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport – 8 Mk1’s)  20 minutes late

EMU – 0510 Gatwick Airport to Victoria 0626 (0556) 30 minutes late

EMU – 0806 Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City 0836

im **31196 xi – 0912 (0902) Welwyn Garden City to Potters Bar 0922 (0912)  (0825 Royston to Kings Cross 4 car EMU)  10 minutes late

EMU – 0925 Potters Bar to Welwyn Garden City 0936

bs 31296 xo – 1002 Welwyn Garden City to Kings Cross 1036  (0925 Royston to Kings Cross 4 car EMU)  (loco that rescued 0530 Wolves to Harwich previous day -31’s working one way Welwyn GC to Kings Cross)

wn 86224 xe – 1100 Euston to Birmingham NS 1308  (1G26 to Wolverhampton)

EMU – 1322 Birmingham NS to Birmingham International 1333

cf 47564 xe – 1420 Birmingham International to Birmingham NS 1432  (1M00 1024 Brighton to Liverpool LS)

cd **47446 xe – 1446 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 1521 (1506) via Perry Barr (1M00 1024 Brighton to Liverpool LS)  15 minutes late

wn 86224 xe – 1557 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 1616  (1A25 to Euston)

br **47293 xo – 1715 (1700) Birmingham NS to Cheltenham Spa 1805  (1750)  (1V10 1400 York to Plymouth relief)  15 minutes late

cd **47377 xos – 1815 Cheltenham Spa to Gloucester 1823  (1A69 to Paddington)

HST – 1904 Gloucester to Birmingham NS 2000

oc **31403 xei – 2020 Birmingham NS to Leicester 2123  (1E81 to Cambridge)

HST – 2150 Leicester to Bedford 2239

Monday 12 August 1985

Work!

to 45142 xe – 1720 Bedford to Kettering 1749  (1D54 1635 St Pancras to Nottingham)

HST – 1802 Kettering to Leicester 1828

to 45128 xe – 1917 Leicester to Nottingham 1954  (1D55 1735 St Pancras to Nottingham)

to 20019 xos (failed) + to  20004 xos – 2035 Nottingham to Beeston 2042  (1M47 1845 Skegness to Burton on Trent – 9 Mk1’s) both locos removed at Derby for 20163 + 20170 forward to Burton

to 20180 xos + to 20007 xos – 2056 Beeston to Leicester 2130  (1M22 1900 Skegness to Leicester – 11 Mk1’s)

HST – 2150 Leicester to Bedford 2239

Tuesday 13 August 1985

Work – and another attempt to have 20019!

to 45140 xe – 1720 Bedford to Kettering 1749  (1D54 1635 St Pancras to Nottingham)

HST – 1802 Kettering to Leicester 1828

to 45150 xe – 1917 Leicester to Nottingham 1954  (1D55 1735 St Pancras to Nottingham)

to 20004 xos + to **20019 xos – 2051 Nottingham to Leicester 2130  (1M22 1900 Skegness to Leicester – 11 Mk1’s)

HST – 2150 Leicester to Bedford 2239

Friday 16 August 1985

Work!

to 45116 xe – 1720 Bedford to Leicester 1819  (1D54 1635 St Pancras to Nottingham)

mr **31263 xi – 1842 Leicester to Birmingham NS 1954  (2M07 1728 Peterborough to Birmingham NS – 7 Mk1’s)

la 50049 xe – 2020 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 2040  (1M61 1740 Paddington to Wolverhampton)

gd **47522 xe – 2049 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 2113  (1G54 1815 Llandudno to Birmingham NS)

cd 47365 xos – 2220 Birmingham NS to Leicester 2323  (2F86)

Saturday 17 August 1985

cd **47199 xbs – 0024 Leicester to Birmingham NS 0132  (1O28 2100 Bradford to Weymouth)

to 45135 xe – 0326 Birmingham NS to Derby 0412  (1E43 2100 Penzance to Leeds)

to **47543 xe – 0426 (0356) Derby to Sheffield 0530 (0501)  (1E61 2035 Penzance to Newcastle)  29 minutes late

ti **37130 xo – 0715 Sheffield to Wakefield Kirkgate 0801 (0809)  (1M89 to Blackpool North – 7 Mk1’s)  8 minutes early

DMU – 0823 Wakefield Kirkgate to Wakefield Westgate 0827

gd 47410 xei – 0911 Wakefield Westgate to Doncaster 0939  (1D20 0850 Leeds to Skegness)

bs **31298 vo – 1008 Doncaster to Sheffield 1043  (1M32 0838 Cleethorpes to Manchester Piccadilly – 3 Mk2’s)

to 45127 xe – 1058 Sheffield to Derby 1146  (1O19 0800 Newcastle to Poole)

HST – 1155 Derby to St Pancras 1358

The usual problem at this time of year for me when the footie season started and it was common for me to go to the opening day of the season. At the time I decided to go to London for the game there were no winners out to my knowledge but then 20099 + 20116 sneaked out down the bank! Once away from the crowd and word of mouth there was no way of getting gen updates to turn around and I only found out about the 20’s when I got back to New St.

HST – 1740 St Pancras to Derby 1940

cd 47192 xis – 1957 Derby to Birmingham NS 2038  (1Z41 1803 York to Birmingham NS relief)

wn **86433 xem – 2355 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 0017 via Bescot  (1S19 2124 Bristol TM to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh)

Sunday 18 August 1985

gw 81011 xe – 0054 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 0122 via Bescot  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport)

wn 86325 xem – 0130 Birmingham NS to Euston 0330  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport) diverted to Euston so no slim this weekend!

EMU – 0635 Euston to Birmingham NS 0908

to **45044 xi – 1116 Birmingham NS to Bristol TM 1321 via Camp Hill / Worcester (1V79 0825 Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol TM)

to 45033 xb – 1453 Bristol TM to Birmingham NS 1638  (1E92 1340 Exeter SD to Leeds relief)

br 47143 xo – 1717 Birmingham NS to Leicester 1817  (1E77 to Norwich)

to 45148 xe – 1833 Leicester to Nottingham 1901  (1D13 1705 St Pancras to Nottingham)

to **20215 xos + to **20052 xos – 1951 Nottingham to Derby 2023  (1M83 1758 Skegness to Derby – 9 Mk1’s)

DMU – 2200 Derby to Crewe 2320

18088540063r.jpg MIB and others would have passed withdrawn 40063 at Bescot for much of 85 (Apologies but some negative damage)

Monday 19 August 1985

wn 86237 xe – 0350 Crewe to Birmingham NS 0510  (1G00 0225 Preston to Birmingham NS)

mr 31421 xe – 0713 Birmingham NS to Leicester 0826  (2F84)

mr 31421 xe – 0846 Leicester to Birmingham NS 0956  (2G85)

wn 86426 xem – 1013 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 1034  (1G22 0835 Euston to Wolverhampton)

cf 47589 xe – 1054 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 1115  (1V78 1020 Crewe to Penzance relief)

gw **81018 xe – 1406 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 1422  (1S71 0730 Penzance to Glasgow Central)

wn 86314 xem – 1427 Wolverhampton to Birmingham International 1458  (1A50 1337 Shrewsbury to Euston)

wn **87017 xe – 1532 Birmingham International to Birmingham NS 1550  (1G33 1405 Euston to Birmingham NS)

br **47142 xo – 1629 (1529) Birmingham NS to Cheltenham Spa 1729 (1629) via Camp Hill  (1V52 1020 Edinburgh to Plymouth relief) 60 minutes late

HST – 1814 Cheltenham Spa to Derby 1945

HST – 2027 Derby to Bedford 2148

As I didn’t require 31271, I didn’t bail off the tram at Loughborough so headed off home to catch up on some much needed sleep which was not the right move as it turned out. The 31 was sick over the ballast at Netherfield and double score bombs 20005 + 20055 dragged the failure to Leicester and dumped 31271 on the depot. As the Skeg missed the Harwich to Wolves service the 20’s returned to the stock and continued in service to Birmingham NS so additional mileage missed too!

Tuesday 20 August 1985

HST – 1321 Bedford to Leicester 1408  (I didn’t wake up until 11am!)

mr 31424 xe – 1431 Leicester to Birmingham NS 1537  (1M67 1210 Cambridge to Birmingham NS)

to 45019 xo – 1601 Birmingham NS to Sheffield 1741  (1E79 1355 Cardiff to Leeds)

DMU – 1750 Sheffield to Rotherham 1758

to 20013 xo + to 20047 xo – 1830 Rotherham to Sheffield 1841  (2H09 1721 York to Sheffield)

im **37202 xo – 1922 Sheffield to Derby 2012  (1Z97 1801 York to Derby relief – 9 Mk1’s)

HST – 2028 (2003) Derby to Cheltenham Spa 2156 (2131) 25 minutes late

to 45135 xe – 2222 Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham NS 2331  (1S19 2124 Bristol TM to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh – 14 Mk 2’s / sleepers)

bankers cf 37186 xb + cf **37210 xot – 2256 Bromsgrove to Blackwell Summit 2302

ce 85040 xe – 2355 Birmingham NS to Crewe 0105  (1S19 2124 Bristol TM to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh)

Wednesday 21 August 1985

wn 87021 xe – 0350 Crewe to Birmingham NS 0510  (1G00 0225 Preston to Birmingham NS)

sf **31225 xi – 0810 Birmingham NS to Hinckley 0852  (1E66 to Norwich – 6 Mk 2’s)

mr 31427 xe – 0908 Hinckley to Birmingham NS 0956  (2G83 0846 Leicester to Birmingham NS)

bs 47474 xe – 1000 (0950) Birmingham NS to Birmingham International 1012 (1002)  (1O27 0645 York to Portsmouth Harbour) 10 minutes late

cd **47376 xos – 1025 Birmingham International to Birmingham NS 1042  (1M88 0625 Poole to Manchester Piccadilly)

wn 86248 xe – 1118 Birmingham NS to Milton Keynes 1211  (1A34 to Euston)

EMU – 1220 Milton Keynes to Bletchley 1225

DMU – 1233 Bletchley to Bedford 1316

Went to work for afternoon with a view to doing 1720 back north for required 20 on the Derby only to get a call on arrival in office I could have the pair of 20’s missed on Saturday on 2H09. So the ludicrous scene was set that just 1 hour after walking into work I was asking for the afternoon off!

HST – 1503 Bedford to Derby 1639 (1630)  9 minutes late

gd 47404 xei – 1655 Derby to Sheffield 1741  (1E79 1355 Cardiff to Hull)

im 31459 xe – 1745 (1740) Sheffield to Bolton on Dearne 1805 (1759) (1E47 1636 Manchester Piccadilly to York)  6 minutes late

ti **20099 xos + ti **20116 xos – 1818 Bolton on Dearne to Sheffield 1858 (1841) (2H09 1721 York to Sheffield – 11 Mk 1’s) 17 minutes late due to 20116 failing at Rotherham (20099 supposedly on loan to Toton)

Father Arnold’s car – Sheffield to Nottingham

to **20103 xos + to 20143 xos – 2035 Nottingham to Derby 2110  (1M47 1845 Skegness to Derby – 9 Mk1’s)

HST – 2120 Derby to Bedford 2239

Withered by the sight of required 31226 at Leicester on the 1807 Harwich to Wolves but doing it would mean I couldn’t get home until 4am and I really couldn’t not show up for work the following morning after earlier farce! It always seemed to be the case whilst heading home that something would drop a winner to try and prevent me getting home to my own bed.

Friday 23 August 1985

HST – 0740 Bedford to Leicester 0831

mr 31427 xe – 0846 Leicester to Birmingham NS 0956  (2G85)

ti **37170 xo – 1051 Birmingham NS to Derby 1135  (1E51 0906 Bristol TM to Sheffield relief – 8 Mk1’s)

to 45124 xe – 1329 (1149) Derby to Birmingham NS 1421 (1241) (1O19 0800 Newcastle to Poole) 100 minutes late

Flagged 45016 on 1030 York to Plymouth relief to view the Poole which was reported to have been a loco failure but nothing more exotic than 45124!

br **47083 xi – 1554 (1529) Birmingham NS to Cheltenham Spa 1648 (1623) via Camp Hill (1V52 1020 Edinburgh to Plymouth relief)  25 minutes late

to **45004 xi – 1800 Cheltenham Spa to Derby 1935  (1E69 1709 Bristol TM to Leeds relief)

to 45066 xi – 1954 Derby to Birmingham NS 2055  (1Z96 1801 York to Birmingham NS relief)

cf 47564 xe – 2220 Birmingham NS to Leicester 2323  (2F86)

Saturday 24 August 1985

ti 47103 xb – 0024 Leicester to Birmingham NS 0132  (1O28 2100 Bradford to Weymouth)

oc **47626 xe – 0422 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 0445  (1M05 2215 Penzance to Liverpool LS)

wn **86411 xe – 0457 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 0517  (1V60 2320 Glasgow Central to Paignton)

im 31432 xe – 0600 Birmingham NS to Leicester 0702  (1E62 0530 Wolverhampton to Harwich PQ)

to **20005 xos + to **20055 xos – 0816 Leicester to Beeston 0846  (1E89 to Skegness – 11 Mk1’s)  claw back from Monday!

DMU – 0848 Beeston to Derby 0910

to 45121 xe – 0913 Derby to Birmingham NS 1003  (1O13 0714 Leeds to Poole)

cd 47333 xos – 1046 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 1103  (1M88 0633 Poole to Manchester Piccadilly)

gd 47435 xd – 1144 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury 1221  (1J24 0935 Euston to Aberystwyth)

le +37124 xo – 1244 Shrewsbury to Welshpool 1313  (1J24 0935 Euston to Aberystwyth – 9 Mk1’s) +previously had as a Lickey banker but required for front of train

pub move for Hedgehog crisps

cf **37254 xot + cf **37251 xot – 1527 (1512) Welshpool to Shrewsbury 1605 (1541) (2J22 1340 Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury – 11 Mk1’s)  26 minutes late

br 37129 xo – 1613 (1605) Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton 1650 (1642) (1G82 additional – 11 Mk1’s)  8 minutes late

cf 47559 xe – 1718 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 1743  (1O23 1550 Liverpool LS to Poole)

oc 47625 xe – 1926 Birmingham NS to Leamington Spa 2010  (1V16 1725 Manchester Piccadilly to Paddington)

oc 47611 xe – 2018 Leamington Spa to Birmingham NS 2105  (1M40 1705 Poole to Liverpool LS)

Sunday 25 August 1985

wn **87016 xe - 0015 (2355) Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 0037 (0017)  (1S19 2124 Bristol TM to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh)  20 minutes late

wn 86232 xe – 0054 Wolverhampton to Mitre Bridge Jcn 0320  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport)

hg **33208 xes – 0345 Mitre Bridge Jcn to East Croydon 0421  (1O52 2301 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport – 8 Mk1’s)

EMU – 0531 East Croydon to Victoria 0556

DMU – 0635 Euston to Birmingham NS 0905

bs 47538 xe – 0930 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 0951  (1D54 to Holyhead)

is 47467 xe – 1031 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 1101  (1G60 0825 Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham NS)

wn **87030 xe – 1227 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 1250  (1S61 0734 Poole to Glasgow Central)

cd 47555 xe – 1342 Wolverhampton to Coventry 1439  (1O74 1140 Manchester Piccadilly to Gatwick Airport)

bs 47534 xe – 1520 Coventry to Birmingham NS 1554  (1M03 1159 Portsmouth Harbour to Manchester Piccadilly)

wn 86426 xem – 1718 Birmingham NS to Milton Keynes 1811  (1A31 to Euston)

Elton’s Britvic 55 car – Milton Keynes to Luton

BH Monday 26 August 1985

Elton’s Britvic 55 car – Luton to Milton Keynes

EMU – 0700 Milton Keynes to Birmingham NS 0834

to **45052 xi – 0900 Birmingham NS to Derby 0948  (1E50 0900 Birmingham NS to York relief)

gd 47404 xei – 1020 Derby to Birmingham NS 1111  (1V74 0829 Leeds to Cardiff)

wn **87033 xe – 1144 Birmingham NS to Birmingham International 1153  (1O74 0958 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton)

wn 86240 xe – 1158 Birmingham International to Coventry 1209  (1A36 1127 Wolverhampton to Euston)

cd **47447 xe – 1215 Coventry to Birmingham NS 1245  (1M50 0850 Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly)

wn **86436 xem – 1413 Birmingham NS to Wolverhampton 1431  (1F24 to Liverpool LS)

wn 86324 xem – 1454 Wolverhampton to Birmingham NS 1514  (1V52 1020 Edinburgh to Plymouth relief)

to **45077 xb – 1653 Birmingham NS to Cheltenham Spa 1736  (1V21 1425 York to Plymouth relief)

cf 37165 xot – 1809 Cheltenham Spa to Gloucester 1818  (1V54 1230 Glasgow Central to Cardiff relief)

br **37233 xo – 1915 Gloucester to Worcester Shrub Hill 1950  (2Z83 1757 Weston Super Mare to Worcester SH additional – 8 Mk2’s)

DMU – 2135 Worcester SH to Cheltenham Spa 2202

bs **47598 xe – 2222 Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham NS 2331  (1S19 2124 Bristol TM to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh – 14 Mk2’s / sleepers)

banker cf 37189 xb – 2256 Bromsgrove to Blackwell Summit 2302

ce **85018 xe – 2355 Birmingham NS to Crewe 0105  (1S19 2124 Bristol TM to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh)

Tuesday 27 August 1985

wn 86260 xe – 0350 Crewe to Birmingham NS 0510  (1G00 0225 Preston to Birmingham NS)

mr 31410 xei – 0600 Birmingham NS to Leicester 0702  (1E62 0530 Wolverhampton to Harwich PQ)

HST – 0903 Leicester to Derby 0931

ti 20176 xo + ti 20146 xo – 0940 Derby to Nottingham 1008  (1E85 to Skegness – 9 Mk 1’s)

HST – 1050 Nottingham to Bedford 1203

Work - Not a good move to go into the office as I missed out on 20011 on the relief to New St so as usual when I call it a day something appears. Once I was heading home there were no mobiles to update me on the gen.  I had to wait a few years to claw it back!

Friday 30 August 1985

Work!

to 45101 xe – 1720 Bedford to Leicester 1819  (1D54 1635 St Pancras to Nottingham)

mr 31413 xei – 1842 Leicester to Birmingham NS 1954  (2M07 1728 Peterborough to Birmingham NS)

wn **86005 xem – 2011 Birmingham NS to Coventry 2031  (1G75 1752 Preston to Coventry)

bs 47474 xe – 2050 (2035) Coventry to Birmingham NS 2120 (2105)  (1M40 1705 Poole to Liverpool LS ) 15 minutes late

oc 47484 xe – 2220 Birmingham NS to Leicester 2323  (2F86)

Saturday 31 August 1985

to 45132 xe – 0024 Leicester to Birmingham NS 0132  (1O28 2100 Bradford to Weymouth)

oc 47627 xe – 0326 Birmingham NS to Sheffield 0533  (1E43 2100 Penzance to Leeds)

HST – 0605 Sheffield to Chesterfield 0623

kd **31118 xo – 0723 Chesterfield to Derby 0755  (1E83 to Yarmouth – 9 Mk1’s)

HST – 0807 Derby to Sheffield 0846

HST – 0911 Sheffield to York 1004

im **47312 xos – 1028 York to Dringhouses 1033  (loco failure)  (1P38 0855 Newcastle to Yarmouth)

cd 47318 xos + im 47312 xos (failed) – 1130 Dringhouses to Doncaster 1205 (1100) (1P38 0855 Newcastle to Yarmouth)  65 minutes late

47318 + 47312 removed at Doncaster for 47315 forward. I should have done winner 45003 on the 1030 York to Plymouth relief instead of winner 47312!

DMU – 1220 (1208) Doncaster to Sheffield 1258 (1243)  15 minutes late

im **31155 xo – 1358 Sheffield to Derby 1439  (1V46 1255 York to Swansea relief – 6 Mk1’s)

HST – 1441 Derby to Sheffield 1519

DMU – 1626 Sheffield to Rotherham 1636

sf **47288 xos – 1655 Rotherham to Sheffield 1710  (1M84 1405 Scarborough to Nottingham)

DMU – 1721 Sheffield to Rotherham 1733

DMU – 1750 (1703) Rotherham to Sheffield 1804 (1714)  50 minutes late

(Went out to cover late unit in case it was a hauled failure – it wasn’t!)

DMU – 1808 Sheffield to Worksop 1840

br **47254 xo – 1909 (1849) Worksop to Sheffield 1936 (1916)  (1M74 1410 Yarmouth to Manchester Piccadilly)  20 minutes late

HST – 2040 Sheffield to Derby 2119

DMU – 2125 Derby to Birmingham NS 2216

Sunday 1 September 1985

wn 86432 xem – 0029 (2349) Birmingham NS to Crewe 0145 (0105)  (1S39 1935 Paignton to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh)  40 minutes late

wn **86323 xem – 0339 Crewe to Rugby 0538 (0513)  via Bushbury / Coventry  (1A04 0115 Holyhead to Euston)  25 minutes late

EMU – 0820 Rugby to Bletchley 0904

One way dragging Bletchley to Rugby

to **20147 xos + to **20028 xos – 0936 Bletchley to Milton Keynes 0941  (1D58 0845 Euston to Holyhead – dragging 87020 on 11 air cons)

EMU – 0959 Milton Keynes to Bletchley 1004

to **58019 aos – 1040 Bletchley to Rugby 1118  (1H30 0950 Euston to Manchester – dragging 85010 on 11 Mk2’s) 

to 20106 xos + to **20130 xos – 1130 Rugby to Coventry 1142  (1G24 1000 Euston to Wolverhampton – dragging 86260 on 10 air cons) 

wn 86213 xe – 1209 (1154) Coventry to Rugby 1224 (1209)  (1A09 1100 Wolverhampton to Euston)  15 minutes late

to **20041 xos + to 20082 xos – 1230 Rugby to Coventry 1242  (1G26 1100 Euston to Wolverhampton – dragging 86239 on 10 air cons) 

wn 86239 xe – 1247 Coventry to Birmingham NS 1316  (1G26 1100 Euston to Wolverhampton) 

oc 47612 xe – 1422 Birmingham NS to Cheltenham Spa 1532 (1512) via Worcester  (1V84 1046 Liverpool LS to Penzance)  20 minutes late

bs 31298 vo + cw 31132 vo – 1547 Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham NS 1635  (1E92 1453 Bristol TM to Leeds relief – 9 Mk1’s)

im **31445 xe – 1820 Birmingham NS to Leicester 1923  (1E78 to Norwich)

HST – 1926 Leicester to Bedford 2046  (2011) via Syston / Manton / Corby – revised timings to run 35 minutes later than normal

Many thanks to MIB for the cracking memories

 

More Nostalgia!…

Jason Hall’s August 85 moves here

“TC’s” August 85 moves here

NR’s August 85 moves here

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