Post by Joyce Whitchurch Post by John Ruddy Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
On Ivo Peters S&D Vol2 video, there is a sequence of a 7F 2-8-0
climbing to Masbury on an Exmouth to Cleethorpes working.
What route did the train take north of Birmingham?
Not sure, I'm a SR man!
And I'm an LMR clock, but fortunately I've still got my 1961 timetable
and this train features in Table 8 - Through Train Service between
Cleethorpes, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham and Axminster (for Lyme
Regis), Seaton Junction (for Seaton), Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton,
Exmouth via Bath Green Park. Saturdays Only. Commences 1st July.
It left Cleethorpes at 7.00 a.m. and called at Grimsby Docks, Grimsby
Town, Habrough, Barnetby, Market Rasen, Lincoln St Mark's, Newark
Castle, Fiskerton, Nottingham Midland, Trent, Loughborough Midland,
Leicester London Road, Hinckley, Nuneaton Abbey Street and Birmingham
New Street, leaving there at 11.36 a.m. From there it called at
Cheltenham Spa Lansdown, Gloucester Eastgate, Bath Green Park,
Evercreech Junction, Templecombe, Axminster, Seaton Junction, Sidmouth
Junction, Sidmouth, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Littleham and
arrived in Exmouth at 5.40 p.m.
The route back was virtually the same: departure from Exmouth at 10.42
a.m., arrival in Birmingham New Street at 4.44 p.m. and arrival in
Cleethorpes at 9.31 p.m. The main difference that I can see was that the
return trip missed out Cheltenham - you had to change at Gloucester. And
it served Healing, which outbound meant a change at Habrough.
No sign of any kind of refreshment service on this train, so I expect
Messrs Thermos did a roaring trade. Perhaps British Transport Catering
Services sold a few Compakt Meal Boxes -
Joyce Whitchurch, Stalybridge, UK
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Thanks very much. That is excellent.