A day on the Coast, -Saturday September 5th 1981

 

Armed with a discounted Leighton Buzzard-Llandudno tickets me and the “Axeman”

awaited  the 0646 unit to Bletchley. Bletchley in 1981 still retained a sparse “Inter City” service in 1981 as Milton Keynes was yet to open. At a sunny, warm Chester the 40 action began as hoped for 40145 whistled in on the 0900 Llandudno - York, the first of many!

Essentially stage bashing West, we eventually leapt at little Deganwy a few hours later off 40077, but were bowled when the following train was unexpectedly a DMU so we did a DMU for a DMU!, the only ever time I bailed at Deganwy! The moves rather collapsed after that! 47463 back along the Coast to make the Bletchley stopper which was a rather dull 86241! Cracking day none the less.

 

                                                                        5/9/81 Sa

074      0602 Euston-Birmingham                                           L.Buzzard - Bletchley

87006  0650 Euston-Manchester                                            Bletchley - Crewe

47442  0930 Crewe-Holyhead                                                Crewe - Chester

40121  0752 Leeds-Llandudno                                              Chester - Prestatyn

47408  0942 Man Vic-Bangor                                                Prestatyn - Rhyll

47463  1118 Crewe-Holyhead                                                Rhyll - Colwyn Bay

40069  0855 York/Sheffield-Llandudno                                Colwyn Bay - Llan jn

40077  0908 Scarborough-Llandudno                                    Llan  Jn - Deganwy

50939}1428 Llandudno Jn-Llandudno                                  Deganwy - Llandundo

52064}

50629}           

56354}1440 Llandudno-Manchester V                                  Llandudno - Llandudno Jn

51192}

50985}

47463  1420 Holyhead-Euston                                               Llandudno Jn - Crewe

86241  1525 Carlisle-Euston                                                   Crewe - Bletchley

065                                                                                          Bletchley - L.Buzzard

 

Fuller “Coast” gen from the day - Thanks to Timewarp

25270 1D17 1326 Llandudno - Nottingham
40022 1D41 1418 Crewe - Holyhead
40022 1K28 0923 Holyhead - Crewe
40069 1M71 0855 York - Llandudno
40077 1M59 0908 Scarborough - Llandudno
40099 1D34 0742 Manchester Victoria - Bangor
40099 1J30 1112 Bangor - Manchester Victoria
40099 1D21 1542 Manchester Victoria - Bangor
40099 1J31 1925 Bangor - Manchester Victoria
40121 1M08 0752 Leeds - Llandudno
40121 1E82 1400 Llandudno - York
40145 1E86 0900 Llandudno - York
47100 1K29 1215 Holyhead - Crewe

Phot spot from the day

Kodak Instamatics I’m afraid, still many memories stirred none the less!


 
050981401450900llykr.jpg Classic bus (Crosville VR on the bridge) and loco power as 40145 whistles into Chester with the 0900 Llandudno - York, 050981

050981401210752lellr.jpg 40121 at Prestatyn with the 0752 Leeds - Llandudno, 050981

050981400690855ykllr.jpg 40069 at the “Jn” with the 0855 York -Llandudno, 050981

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