Easter 1987 “roarer moves and memories” - thanks to Neil Evans

Neil’s memories of a still fairly “real WCML” with rakes of Mk I’s being hauled by big blue beasts the length of the WCML. Relief trains back then too,  remember them!

09/04/87 85019 L.Buzzard-Northampton 25.5
 1B10-1935 Euston-Northampton
 
10/04/87 85019 L.Buzzard-Euston 40.25
1A53-1611 Northampton-Euston
 
13/04/87 81002 L.Buzzard - Euston 40.25
 1A55-0935 Northampton - Euston
 
15/04/87 85019 Euston - L.Buzzard 40.25
 1B07 - 1718 Euston - Bletchley
 
16/04/87 81002 Euston - Crewe 158  
 1D91 - 0911 Euston - Holyhead Relief

“81002's relief to Holyhead was formed of 5 Mk1's, possibly a  half
cobbler rake-I well remember the guard walking along the platform  towards the
loco shaking his head saying "big engine, big train"!”

16/04/87 81002 Crewe - Euston 158  
1A92 - 1245 Holyhead - Euston Relief


17/04/87 85025 Euston - Crewe 168.25
 via Northampton, Nst & BS

1K09 - 1025 Euston - Crewe  - this train rareely “roared!”


“On and around the 17th trains were being diverted off the TV via Brum, I 
remember going northbound via New St, southbound missing out New St  & going
straight to Stechford”

 

17/04/87 85019 Oxenholme  - Euston 255.75 rlf via BS & Stech

1A73 - 1500 Carlisle - Euston

 

21/04/87 85025 Euston - Preston  209  

1135 Euston - Glasgow Relief

“I cleared  85025 for 1000 just south  of Preston station
on the 21st!”

 
23/04/87 81020 1445 Euston - Crewe 158

1445 Euston - Glasgow Relief 
 
 Total Easter 87 roarer mileage  - 1253.25
 
 Easter 87 “Roarer” phot spot - ta to “Neil Evans”

21048785025r.jpg  85025 at Preston 210487 with a Euston-Glasgow Relief

23048781020r.jpg 81020 at Crewe 230487 with another Euston-Glasgow Easter Relief.

Thanks to Neil Evans for the gen, memories and phots from Easter 87

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