Bank holiday reliefs and more, Aug 84

Bank Holiday Reliefs, August 24th-28th 1984

Friday

                        A Bank holiday weekend with a “Mid” and weighty supplement in hand, plus lots of expectation as I joined 87014 at the Keynes on a busy Euston-Liverpool. A New St avoidance move to Derby saw skinhead 31105, 31212 and 31416 all raked in on Brum-Norwich’s before the tram North on a grey sticky morning.

                        The first table 51 relief covered saw 37275 spare from it’s more regular coal duties due to the Miner’s Strike taken from Derby to New St on a York-Swansea Relief. At New St the unique all blue, non multi wired and central bodyside arrowed 86324 arrived on a Edinburgh-Plymouth Relief making her usual good visual impression of a “Roarer”.

                        Later in the afternoon vast bashing crowds hovered for the 1545 Derby-Plymouth and were rewarded with HM vacuum braked monster 37083 as power. At Cheltenham the “Mid” crowds got off and the Bristol crowds got on. We got old C.Wales headlight beast 37177 back from Cheltenham with a pathetic load 5 for her to haul up the Lickey. The overnights were expected to be a total wedge so I headed home on the dullest power of the day in 86217.

Haulages 87014,31416,31105,31212,37295,47354,37083,37177,86217

                                                                            24/8/84 Fr

87014  0900 Euston-Liverpool                                   MK-NU

31416  1020 Birmingham-Norwich                            NU-LS

31105  0928 Norwich-Birmingham                            LS-HI

31212  1230 Birmingham-Norwich                            HI-LS

HST     1255 St. Pancras-Sheffield                             LS-DE

47320  0930 Poole-York Relief

45023  0930 Poole-York Relief

37295  1255 York-Swansea Relief                             DE-NS

47524  0940 Poole-Newcastle

86324  1020 Edinburgh-Plymouth Relief

47254  1020 Edinburgh-Plymouth Relief

31403  1210 Cambridge-Birmingham

47354  1325 Reading-Crewe Relief                           NS-SA

3040111605 Wolverhampton-New St                        SA-NS

47093  1246 Portsmouth-Leeds

37083  1545 Derby-Plymouth Relief                          NS-CH

47086  1405 Plymouth-Manchester

47327  1420 York-Plymouth Relief

37177  1709 Bristol-York Relief                                CH-NS

86217  1827 Wolverhampton-Euston             NS-MK

088      1821 Birmingham-Euston       …expired        MK-BY

091      2010 Bletchley-Euston                                   BY-LB

The late Tony Ewer catches a bit of flailing up front as 37295 arrives at Derby with the 1255 York – Bristol Relief on August 24th 1984

Phot spot…37083 1545 Derby-Plymouth Relief at Cheltenham with attendant crowds so typical of 1984 rarer workings.

Saturday

                        A late start with the 0646 off Leighton. The rare 86001 was on standby duties at Bletchley having worked the “milk empties” earlier. This was the 0350 Euston-Bletchley staff train with a van and BSK consist and could usually be used by normal passengers.

                        At Coventry the 0550 Padd-Liverpool got 86216 forward  rather than the more normal roarer but at least 85032 obliged on the 0910 Birmingham-Blackpool for a “bus stop” move to Wolverhampton. Here 25230/037 were chattering away to themselves on the far left line prior to them taking the 0735 Euston-Aberystwyth forward. The usual 10 or so bashers joined the train here and we were held outside Shrewsbury for 25211 to pass on the Crewe-Cardiff.  At Shrewsbury it was the usual dash to buy our Shrewsbury-Welshpool Day returns (£1.25 half) during the usually protracted loco run round.

                        We left the rats at Welshpool with a wander into this pleasant town to kill the 50 minute fester. The canal, butcher and pub was our entertainment today. As always the 1010 Aberystwyth-Euston was 20 late and when 25288/268 arrived the train was wedged solid as it always was. From Shrewsbury on a quieter train it was solid  thrash on the long climb out of Wellington. A bonus saw  85007 forward. The 1250 Bristol-Glasgow relief was just made at New St with it’s booked through diesel to Wolverhampton with 31170/301 up front for 81021 forward from Wolverhampton.  It was then a long wait at New St for a “newie” on the afternoon “procession” of holiday trains from the SW.

                        Eventually, newly converted 31444 produced on the Pompey-York up to Derby for a tram straight back. 81007 to Wolves on the Paignton-Liverpool  which made another regular relief, the 1930 Liverpool-Euston. This train ran on most Summer Saturdays catering for the crowds from the Liverpool Garden Festival. The ”Flower Power” today was 86325 and the usual Mk 1’s were unusually well filled. Farces Up North saw several Oxford bound passengers missing their last train from Brum so the train made an additional stop at Bletchley. I too leapt here hoping for a rare DMU special over the flyover to Oxford  but the Bletchley supervisor simply called a cab whilst I joined a 310 home

Haulages 86216,85032,25230/25037,25288/25268,85002,31170/31301,86261,85032,85010,

81007,31292,31167,86238

                                                            25/8/84 Sa

060      0600 Euston-Birmingham                               LB-CO

86001  0350 Euston-Bletchley

47575  0550 Padd-Liverpool

86216  0550 Padd-Liverpool                                      CO-NS

85032  0910 Birmingham-Blackpool                          NS-WO

25230}   0735 Euston-Aberystwyth                              WO-WS

25037}

25211  1003 Crewe-Cardiff                                      

25288}            1010 Aberystwyth-Euston                              WS-WO

25268}

20093}            Sheffield-Wolverhampton Footex

20029}

85002  1010 Aberystwyth-Euston                              WO-NS

47243  0918 Tenby-York

47587  0928 Norwich-Birmingham

47196  1025 Portsmouth-Leeds

31170}            1250 Bristol-Glasgow Relief                          NS-WO

31301}           

81021  1250 Bristol-Glasgow Relief

86261  1020 Glasgow-Bristol                                     WO-NS

45015  1020 Glasgow-Bristol

47410  1045 Glasgow-Penzance

50047  0855 Newquay-Manchester

50009  1311 Manchester-Paignton

45139  0910 Penzance-Leeds

85032  1251 Blackpool-Euston                                  NS-INT

060      1532 Coventry-Birmingham                           INT-NS

46035  1004 Newquay-Newcastle

31421}            1610 Birmingham-Norwich

31403}

47194  1254 Brighton-Manchester

37266  1420 York-Plymouth Relief

47232  1035 Penzance-Leeds

47530  1340 Poole-Sheffield

47538  1340 Poole-Sheffield

85018  1540 Liverpool-Poole

45150  1525 W.S.Mare-Glasgow

50036  1125 Penzance-Manchester

47335  1413 Portsmouth-York

31444  1413 Portsmouth-York                                   NS-DE

47119  1256 Yarmouth-Birmingham

HST     1550 Newcastle-Bristol                                  DE-NS

47086  1608 Paignton-Liverpool

81007  1608 Paignton-Liverpool                                NS-WO

31443  1730 Peterborough-Birmingham

47616  1949 Shrewsbury-Euston

86217  1949 Shrewsbury-Euston                                           

86325  1930 Liverpool-Euston Relief                                    WO-BY

            called BY to set down pax for Oxford!

089      2121 Birmingham-Euston                               BY-LB

Sunday

                        Bad news from Trogg on the first 310 of the day. The Sunday Milk empties which ran on Sundays as the 0250 Euston-Bletchley Paper and Staff train and had this morning got a big pair in 25201 and 25239. The Northbound “Flower Power”, the 0700 Euston-Liverpool Relief was joined at the Keynes with 86253 adding to the morning yawns.

The “ice cream van” in celebrity rat 25322 “Tamworth Castle” at Milton Keynes on August 26th 1984

                        From Wolverhampton it was quality power in 40143 on the Manchester-Bristol. A Sandwell bail allowed a Crewe morning move. The early afternoon saw quality duffs with IM’s 47222 on the Manchester-Gatwick along with 47358 as lines in the book.

                        A huge crowd of bashers invaded Burton in the late afternoon with a mass bail off 37197 on the W.S Mare-Leeds to return South on 46052. 87006 ended a classic day of varied traction.

Haulages 86253,40143,47616,47530,47222,47358,37197,46052,86103,87006

                                                            26/8/84 Su      

082      0635 Euston-Birmingham                               LB-MK

86253  0700 Euston-Liverpool relief                          MK-WO

25201}            0250 Euston-Bletchley

25239}

47246 Shrewsbury-Portsmouth ADEX

47484  0907 Wolves-Gatwick

47488  0946 Birmingham-Holyhead

40143  0825 Manchester-Bristol                                 WO-SA

37135  0825 Manchester-Bristol

47445  0825 Liverpool-Poole

47616  1050 Birmingham-Manchester                        SA-CR

47530  1125 Liverpool-Penzance                               CR-ST

25245  1335 Crewe-Cardiff

47222  1140 Manchester-Gatwick                              ST-WO

HST     0905 Plymouth-Manchester                            WO-ST

47358  1305 Manchester-Birmingham                        ST-NS

47538}            1245 Manchester-Euston

86252}

37197  1325 W.S.Mare-Leeds                                    NS-BU

46052  1521 Leeds-Portsmouth                                  BU-NS

47532  1322 Poole-Newcastle

45126  1322 Poole-Newcastle

86103  1757 Wolverhampton-Euston                         NS-CO

87006  1558 Blackpool-Euston                                  CO-MK

048      1840 Birmingham-Euston                               MK-LB

BH Monday

                        At 0508 precisely the “Milk Empties” rounded the corner. The “STN” was showing this as diesel hauled so I was looking forward to some local rat mileage. Mutterings of disgust when 31149 appeared on the train. A 310 forward from Bletchley then from New St as booked, 40104 was joined on the regular 0925 Birmingham-Llandudno Relief. With gen obtained from “Smudger Smith” the move was the “bucket” to  Crewe for a 120 DMU to Stoke for the rare 85010 back to Birmingham.

                        From here a short burst on 81007 then goyles 31297 out to a grey gloomy Nuneaton for 31167 back. Returning South, 310082 expired at Bletchley but a replacement 310 was quickly summoned from the Yard.

Haulages 31149,87033,86210,40104,85010,81007,31292,31167,86238

                                                            27/8/84 Mo

31149  0350 Euston-Bletchley                                   LB-BY

092      0430 Euston-Birmingham                               BY-CO

87033  0726 Coventry-Glasgow                                 CO-NS

47484  0601 Derby-Brighton

304029            0739 Coventry-Wolverhampton         NS-SA

31443  0815 Birmingham-Norwich

86210  0725 Manchester-Euston                                SA-NS

45003  0825 Derby-Paignton

40104  0925 Birmingham-Llandudno Relief              NS-CR

47309  0735 Euston-Shrewsbury

81020 Euston-Ravenglass Charter LNER

33030  0745 Cardiff-Manchester

81021  0940 Birmingham-Blackpool

DMU   1120 Crewe-Cardiff                                       CR-STO

85010  1139 Manchester-Birmingham                        STO-NS

31403  0928 Norwich-Birmingham

47446  0922 Newcastle-Penzance

47530  0940 Poole-Newcastle

45109  1411 Birmingham-Liverpool

85010  1411 Birmingham-Liverpool                           NS-WO

089      1325 Manchester-Birmingham

81007  1035 Glasgow-Plymouth                                WO-NS

45015  1035 Glasgow-Plymouth

47511  0918 Penzance-Leeds

86311  1356 Liverpool-Portsmouth

47063  1356 Liverpool-Portsmouth

85014  1618 Birmingham-Euston (A76 stock)

47431  1355 Cardiff-Hull

31292  1610 Birmingham-Norwich                            NS-NU

31167  1332 Norwich-Birmingham                            NU-NS

85004  1045 Glasgow-Euston

47569  1413 Portsmouth-York

47254  1440 Poole-Manchester

86238  1828 Wolverhampton-Euston                         NS-MK

85008  1710 Euston-Wolverhampton

082      1837 Birmingham-Euston                               MK-BY (fail here)

074      1837 Birmingham-Euston                               BY-LB

85010  1900 Liverpool-Euston Relief

Tuesday

                        Another day for Table 51 relief’s. 37206 was a superb start on the 0907 Bristol-York relief, whilst 47249/291/324/340 also were also raked in. Waiting at Derby for the rare 45068 on the 1420 York-Plymouth Relief, one the younger members in our group decided he wasn’t now  into peaks and opted for 31440 to New St instead!.

Some of less youthful bashers waiting for the big peak at New St were gutted as 45068 was removed for 45113 forward. 86250 ended the Bank Holiday Mid to end a hell-fire weekend.

Haulages 86229,37206,47340,47291,47249,45068,47324,86250

                                                            28/8/84 Tu

066      0802 Euston-M.Keynes                                  LB-MK

86325  0813 Northampton-Euston

86229  0840 Euston-Wolverhampton                         MK-NS

47538  0858 Manchester-Poole

31401  1020 Birmingham-Norwich

47486  0645 York-Portsmouth

37206  0907 Bristol-York                                           NS-DE

47340  1134 Derby-Poole                                           DE-NS

47086  1134 Derby-Poole                                          

45128  0805 Newcastle-Poole

47523  0805 Newcastle-Poole

47451  0850 Brighton-Manchester

31167  1230 Birmingham-Peterborough

45005  1020 York-Plymouth

47291  1100 Cardiff-York Relief                               NS-BU

47337  Llandudno-Birmingham Railtour

47607  0930 Poole-York Relief

47249  0930 Poole-York Relief                                  BU-DE

45107  0853 Penzance-Leeds

45139  0918 Penzance-Leeds

31440  1322 Hull-Brighton

45068  1420 York-Plymouth                                      DE-NS

Much dissapointment for the bashers waiting at New St, 45068 is coming off for 45113 forward on August 28th 1984

45113  1420 York-Plymouth ex BNS

47565  1322 Hull-Brighton

47245  1254 Brighton-Manchester

86035  1540 Liverpool-Poole

85016  1730 Birmingham-Euston

47353  1225 Plymouth-Crewe

47324  1414 Exeter-York Relief                                NS-DE (Via Whiteacre Jn)

31415  1332 Norwich-Birmingham

HST     1550 Newcastle-Bristol                                  DE-NS

40104  1640 Llandudno-Birmingham

86250  1620 Holyhead-Euston                                   NS-CO

47254  Blackpool-Banbury Adex

47096  1705 Poole-Liverpool

059}    2021 Birmingham-Euston                               CO-LB

078}

85014  1714 Euston-Northampton

86324  1815 Euston-Northampton

Total Haulages (46)

25037/25230,25268/25288,31105,31149,31167,31170,31212,31292,31301,31416,

37083,37177,37197.37206,37295,40104,40143,45068,46052,47222,47249,47291,

47324,47340,47354,47358,47530,47616,81007,85002,85010,85032,86103,86210,

86216,86217,86229,86238,86250,86253,87006,87014,87033      

More Aug 84 Bank holiday moves, gen and phots from “TC” here

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