Driver Phil’s 1976 moves

Driver Phil’s 1976 moves

Thanks to Ian Saunders for researching and compiling these classic moves

Saturday 3rd January 1976

45138 Bedford (05.55) – St. Pancras (06.50) Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
50007 08.40 Paddington – Weston SM Paddington – Bristol TM 118.25
50044 14.58 Weston SM – Paddington Bristol TM – Paddington 118.25
45150 St. Pancras (18.14) – Bedford (19.11) St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 17th January 1976

51596+59618+59626+51617 20.10 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – Luton 19.5
51591+59629+59647+51635 Luton (23.14) – Bedford (23.44) Luton – Bedford 19.5

Saturday 31st January 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 7” St. Pancras – York

45045 Bedford (09.49) – York (13.10) Bedford – Leicester 49.25
45062 Leicester – York
via Beighton Jn, Chesterfield Beighton Jn., Rotherham, Normanton, Castleford
110.5
45062 York (18.00) – Bedford (21.02) York – Bedford
(Via Castleford, Normanton, Rotherham, Beighton Jn., Chesterfield, Toton) 159.75

Saturday 7th February 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No.11” Bedford – Plymouth

47151 Bedford (07.30) – Plymouth (13.00) Bedford – Plymouth
(via Brent Jn. Acton, Westbury) 274
47068 Plymouth(17.00) – Bedford (22.22) Plymouth – Bedford
(via Westbury, Acton, Brent Jn.) 274

Saturday 14th February 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 14” Elstree – Hereford

45064 Bedford (09.11) – Hereford (12.40) Bedford – Hereford
(via Sheet Stores Jn., Stenson Jn.,Landor Street, Kings Norton, Worcester FS)
172.75
51343+59495+51385 13.15 Hereford – Oxford Hereford – Worcester Shrub Hill 29.25
50247+56482+50340 16.16 Worcester Shrub Hill – Hereford Worcs Shrub Hill – Worcs Foregate St. 0.75
45064 Worcester Foregate Street (17.50) – Bedford (23.20) Worcester FS – Market Harborough
(Via Kings Norton, Landor Street, Stenson Jn., Sheet Stores Jn.) 110.75
45021 Market Harborough – Kettering 11
45063 Kettering – Bedford 22.25

Notes:
50247+56482+50340 listed for the journey back across Worcester is an unusual rake and may or may not be correct. 50247 is a Met Cam “101” and at the time was based at South Gosforth, 56482 is a Cravens and was based at Tyseley, and 50340 is a Gloucester class 100 and was also based at Tyseley. These are what Phil has listed in both his files for this journey.
45064 failed at Market Harborough on the return journey. Arrival back in Bedford was around 3 hours late.
Additional Information from Six Bells Junction – original route was via Nuneaton and Water Orton, but a bridge had been seriously damaged by a road vehicle a few days before.

Saturday 21st February 1976

50392+56148 08.50 Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley 16
310085 09.20 Birmingham NS – Euston Bletchley – Euston 46.75
306089+306045+306029 14.04 Liverpool St. – Southend Vic Liverpool St. – Stratford 4
308155 14.58 Gidea Park – Liverpool St. Stratford – Liverpool St. 4
45148 17.25 St. Pancras – Derby St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 28th February 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 23” Bedford – Paignton

47033 Bedford (07.30) – Paignton (12.45) Bedford – Paignton
(Via Brent Jn. Acton, Westbury) 250.25

47104 14.35 Paignton – York Paignton – Newton Abbot 8
50132+59352+50090 15.11 Exmouth – Paignton Newton Abbot – Torquay 6

47033 Torquay (17.40) – Bedford (22.35) Torquay – Bedford
(Via Westbury, Acton, Brent Jn.) 248.25

Saturday 6th March 1976 “Merrymaker Trip A4 Super Circular Ride” Settle & Carlisle Line

51591+59618+59645+51617 05.45 Kettering – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75

45120 08.00 St. Pancras – Glasgow Central St. Pancras – Nottingham 126.5
45126 08.00 St. Pancras – Glasgow Central Nottingham – Leeds
Via Sheffield, Moorthorpe, Wakefield Westgate) 80.25
40062 08.00 St. Pancras – Glasgow Central Leeds – Carlisle 112.75
87002 16.10 Glasgow Central – Euston Carlisle – Euston 299

45124 St. Pancras (22.05) – Bedford (22.59) St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 20th March 1976 ”Merrymaker Trip A?? Super Circular Ride” Heart of England route

51592+59603+59636+51646 05.17 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75

86252 07.40 Euston – Wolverhampton Euston – Wolverhampton 126
51057+59416+51100 09.40 Wolverhampton – Chester Wolverhampton – Shrewsbury 30
47035 10.00 Crewe – Cardiff Shrewsbury – Newport 94.25
47495 12.52 Swansea – Paddington Newport – Reading 97.5
D1054 16.05 Paddington – Birmingham NS Reading – Birmingham NS
(Via Tyseley) 94.5
86231 18.29 Wolverhampton – Euston Birmingham NS – Euston 113.25

51622+59614+59623+51642 20.45 St. Pancras – Bedford St. Pancras – Elstree 12.5
51614+59600+59648+51641 22.45 St. Pancras – Bedford Elstree – Bedford 37.25

Friday 26th March 1976 – Sunday 28th March 1976 – LNER. Society “The Hebridean Express” Euston – Kyle

50394+56147 19.00 Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley 16

81002 Bletchley (20.38) – Mossend Yard (01.55) Bletchley – Mossend Yard
(Via Wishaw) 344.5
47211 Mossend Yard (02.05) – Inverness (06.56) Mossend Yard – Inverness 177.5
26026+26037 Inverness (08.40) – Kyle (11.11) Inverness – Kyle 82.5
26026+26037 Kyle (17.10) – Inverness (19.49) Kyle – Inverness 82.5
47467 Inverness (20.30) – Mossend Yard (01.23) Inverness – Mossend Yard 177.5
83002 Mossend Yard (01.33) – Carlisle (02.57) Mossend Yard – Carlisle (Via Wishaw) 90
47539 Carlisle (03.07) – Preston (04.44) Carlisle – Preston
(Via Hellifield, Blackburn) 113.25
85024 Preston (04.54) – Wembley Central (09.20) Preston – Wembley Central
(Via Birmingham NS, Northampton) 210.5

61137+70137+75137 09.07 Watford Junction – Euston Wembley Central – Euston 8
51608+59596+59624+51610 10.10 St. Pancras – Bedford St. Pancras – Luton 30.25

Saturday 3rd April 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip A2 Super Circular Ride” Cumbrian Coast Line

51602+59604+59637+51624 05.17 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75

87022 07.45 Euston – Glasgow Central Euston – Preston 209
85040 09.41 Liverpool – Glasgow Central Preston – Lancaster 21
50784+56475 11.00 Preston – Barrow Lancaster – Barrow 35
50951+56242+50952+56265 12.30 Lancaster – Carlisle Barrow – Workington 52.5
50959+56243 16.06 Whitehaven – Carlisle Workington – Carlisle 33
86256 16.10 Glasgow Central – Euston Carlisle – Euston 299

45147 St. Pancras (22.05) – Bedford (22.59) St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 10th April 1976

45135+45147 06.06 Sheffield – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
5361 10.57 Charing Cross – Dartford via Plumstead Waterloo East – Slade Green 16
5340 11.38 Charing Cross – Dartford via Plumstead Slade Green – Dartford 2
5366 12.32 Dartford – Charing Cross via Sidcup Dartford – Hither Green 10
5178 12.52 Dartford – Charing Cross via Sidcup Hither Green – Waterloo East 6.5
5162 13.46 Waterloo – Kingston – Waterloo Waterloo – Clapham Junction 3.75
1113+1313 14.12 Uckfield / 14.49 East Grinstead – Victoria Clapham Junction – Victoria 2.75
45146 17.25 St. Pancras – Derby St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 17th April 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip A4 Super Circular Ride” Settle & Carlisle Line

51593+59593+59644+51601 0545 Kettering – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75

47514 08.00 St. Pancras – Glasgow Central St. Pancras – Nottingham 126.5
45139 08.00 St. Pancras – Glasgow Central Nottingham – Leeds
(Via Sheffield, Moorthorpe, Wakefield Westgate) 80.25
45015 08.00 St. Pancras – Glasgow Central Leeds – Carlisle
112.75
87022 16.10 Glasgow Central – Euston Carlisle – Euston 299

45103 St. Pancras (22.05) – Bedford (22.59) St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Monday 19th April 1976

31402 09.30 Kings Cross – Cambridge Hitchin – Cambridge 26
31404 13.30 Cambridge – Kings Cross Cambridge – Hitchin 26

Friday 23rd April 1976 – Sunday 25th April 1976 – “Weekend Merrymaker Trip No. 39” Euston – Mallaig

50392+56148 19.00 Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley 16

85035 Bletchley (20.38) – Mossend Yard (01.55) Bletchley – Mossend Yard 344.5
27004+27009 Mossend Yard (02.05) – Fort William (06.48) Mossend Yard – Fort William
(Via Gartsherrie South Jn., Gartcosh Jn., pringburn, Cowlairs) 132.75
27004+27009 Fort William (21.45) – Mossend Yard (02.10) Fort William – Mossend Yard
(Via Cowlairs, Springburn, Gartcosh Jn.,Gartsherrie South Jn.) 132.75
85011 Mossend Yard (02.20) – Carlisle 03.46) Mossend Yard – Carlisle 90
47447 Carlisle (03.56) – Farington curve Jn. (05.44) Carlisle – Farington curve Jn.
(Via Hellifield, Blackburn) 111.5
81011 Farington curve Jn. (05.44) – Bletchley (10.30) Farington curve Jn. – Bletchley 160.5

Saturday 1st May 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip A1 Super Circular Ride” Central Wales Line

51600+59613+59627+51616 05.17 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75

86226 07.40 Euston – Wolverhampton Euston – Wolverhampton 126
51072+59431+51085 09.30 Wolverhampton – Shrewsbury Wolverhampton – Shrewsbury 30
50681+50701 10.49 Shrewsbury – Swansea Shrewsbury – Swansea
(Via Craven Arms, Llanelli) 121.5
50664+50702 14.48 Swansea – Shrewsbury Swansea – Shrewsbury
(Via Llanelli, Craven Arms) 121.5
51057+59416+51100 17.40 Chester – Wolverhampton Shrewsbury – Wolverhampton 30
86224 19.41 Wolverhampton – Euston Wolverhampton – Euston 126

45140 St. Pancras (22.05) – Bedford (22.59) St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 8th May 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No.26” Euston – Mystery Destination

51620+59612+59628+51630 05.45 Kettering – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75

85015 Euston (08.00) – Lancaster (11.33) Euston – Lancaster 230
47539 Lancaster (11.50) – Morecambe (12.00) Lancaster – Morecambe 4
47539 Morecambe (17.25) – Lancaster (17.35) Morecambe – Lancaster 4
85015 Lancaster (17.45) – Euston (21.23) Lancaster – Euston 230

45115 22.05 St. Pancras – Derby St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 15th May 1976

51599+59619+59629+51649 09.40 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
45133 11.30 St. Pancras – Nottingham St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75
DMU 21.10 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – Luton 19.5

Notes:
No record of the DMU numbers for the 21.10 Bedford – Luton.

Saturday 22nd May 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip no. 75” Euston – Penrith

50390+56146 08.50 Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley 16

86219 Bletchley (09.38) – Carlisle (13.25) Bletchley – Carlisle 252.5
86219 Carlisle (15.50) – Bletchley (19.38) Carlisle – Bletchley 252.5

50390+56146 20.10 Bletchley – Bedford St. Johns Bletchley – Bedford St. Johns 16

Saturday 29th May 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 101” Elstree – Weston Super Mare

47331 Bedford (07.30) – Bristol TM (11.00) Bedford – Bristol TM
(Via Brent Jn., Acton, Bath Spa) 162.5

50647+59265+50705+51075+59434+51103 13.14 Bristol TM – Cardiff Central Bristol TM – Newport 26.25
47496 13.55 Swansea – Paddington Newport – Bristol Parkway 21.5
50007 13.21 Liverpool – Plymouth Bristol Parkway – Bristol TM 5.5

47244 Bristol TM (18.46) – Bedford (22.11) Bristol TM – Bedford
(via Bath Spa, Acton, Brent Jn.) 162.5

Friday 4th June 1976 – Sunday 6th June 1976

45127 19.41 Leicester – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75

47417 Kings Cross (23.20) – Edinburgh (06.16) Kings Cross – Edinburgh 393

27109 t&t 27210 07.00 Edinburgh – Glasgow QS Edinburgh – Glasgow QS 47.25
303065 11.25 Glasgow Central – Motherwell Glasgow Central – Motherwell
(Via Cambuslang, Newton, Belshill) 13.5
303030 12.44 Motherwell – Glasgow Central Motherwell – Glasgow Central
(Via Belshill, Newton, Cambuslang) 13.5
27109 t&t 27210 16.00 Glasgow QS – Edinburgh Glasgow QS – Haymarket 46
40158 Haymarket (18.47) – Edinburgh (18.50) Haymarket – Edinburgh 1.25

47417 Edinburgh (22.05) – Kings Cross (06.03) Edinburgh – Kings Cross
(Via Ely, Cambridge) 420

51591+59589+59625+51633 08.20 St. Pancras – Bedford St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Notes:
I think its likely that 47417 was on a weekend Merrymaker from Kings Cross to Edinburgh, although I have no ticket to support this. The times do not match anything listed on Table 26.

Saturday 12th June 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip A1 Super Circular Ride” Central Wales Line

51622+59603+59636+51648 05.17 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
86261 07.40 Euston – Wolverhampton Euston – Wolverhampton 126
50924+59131+56153 09.40 Wolverhampton – Chester Wolverhampton – Shrewsbury 30
37190 10.49 Shrewsbury – Swansea Shrewsbury – Swansea
(Via Craven Arms, Llanelli) 121.5
47500 17.20 Swansea – Paddington Swansea – Paddington 190.75
45141 22.05 St. Pancras – Derby St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Sunday 20th June 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 94” Elstree – Cleethorpes

47030 Bedford (09.00 – Cleethorpes (12.54) Bedford – Cleethorpes
(Via Nottingham, Lincoln St. Marks) 156.75
47030 Cleethorpes (18.40) – Bedford (22.10) Cleethorpes – Bedford
(Via Lincoln St. Marks, Nottingham) 156.75

Saturday 26th June 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 73” St. Albans – Manchester

45138 Bedford (07.43) – Chesterfield (09.45) Bedford – Chesterfield
(Via Derby) 102.5
47294 Chesterfield (09.47) – Manchester Pic (10.52) Chesterfield – Manchester Pic
(Via Dore South Jn, Dore West Jn.) 46
50534+56177 12.00 Manchester Pic – Marple Manchester Pic – Reddish North 3.75
50351+56106 14.15 Manchester Pic – Hadfield Manchester Pic – Guide Bridge 5
59408+59508+59608 14.59 Hadfield – Manchester Pic Guide Bridge – Manchester Pic 5
51947+52062 16.20 Manchester Vic – Oldham Mumps Manchester Vic – Dean Lane 2.5
51942+52057 16.37 Rochdale – Manchester Vic Dean Lane – Manchester Vic 2.5

47294 Manchester Pic (18.06) – Bedford (22.07) Manchester Pic – Bedford
Via Dore West Jn., Dore South Jn., Derby) 148.5

Saturday 10th July 1976

51592+59598+59632+51599 05.45 Kettering – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
7892 09.10 Victoria – Ramsgate / Dover Marine Victoria – Dover Marine 78.5
7885 12.30 Ramsgate – Charing Cross Dover Priory – Waterloo East 76.5
5205 14.44 Charing Cross – Orpington Waterloo East – Hither Green 7
5242 15.01 Sevenoaks – Charing Cross Hither Green – Waterloo East 7
5129 16.12 Waterloo – Windsor & Eton Riverside Waterloo – Clapham Junction 3.75
4719 16.51 East Croydon – Victoria Clapham Junction – Victoria 2.75
51636+59600+59648+51644 18.13 St. Pancras – Bedford St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 17th July 1976

45132 06.30 Nottingham – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
5354 09.44 Charing Cross – Orpington Charing Cross – Orpington 13.75
5221 10.30 Orpington – Victoria Orpington – Victoria 15
4714 11.11 Victoria – West Croydon Victoria – West Croydon
(Via Crystal Palace, Norwood Junction) 11.75
5208 11.17 London Bridge – Blackfriars West Croydon – Sutton
(Via Norwood Junction, Sutton, Wimbledon) 4.25
4750 11.36 Victoria – Epsom Sutton – Cheam 1
4639 12.02 Epsom – Victoria Cheam – Clapham Junction 10.25
4639 12.41 Victoria – West Croydon Clapham Junction – Crystal Palace 6
4653 13.02 London Bridge – London Bridge Crystal Palace – Norbury
(Via West Norwood, Crystal Palace, Norbury) 4.25
4631 13.51 East Croydon – Victoria Norbury – Clapham Junction 4.75
5122 13.19 Waterloo – Waterloo Clapham Junction – Waterloo
(Via Kingston, Wimbledon) 3.75
5369 14.35 Charing Cross – Gillingham Waterloo East – Dartford
(Via Lewisham, Slade Green) 18
5122 14.56 Gillingham – Charing Cross Dartford – Waterloo East
Via Slade Green, Lewisham) 18
7180 16.03 Charing Cross – Ramsgate Waterloo East – Orpington 13
5019 16.37 Orpington – London Bridge Orpington – Grove Park 4.75
45111 20.30 St. Pancras – Derby St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Notes:
EMU 5122 is listed for two journeys, one on South Central and one on South Eastern. I would imagine one of these is a mistake but I do not know which one.

Saturday 24th July 1976

51624+59616+59641+51625 18.10 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
55001 20.00 Kings Cross – Aberdeen Kings Cross – Edinburgh
(Via Newcastle, Carlisle, Beattock) 432.25

Sunday 25th July 1976

24065+26025 08.50 Edinburgh – Inverness Edinburgh – Perth
(Via Ladybank) 59
26015+26042 08.50 Edinburgh – Inverness Perth – Inverness 118

Monday 26th July 1976

26018 10.50 Inverness – Wick Inverness – Wick 161.5
26018 17.33 Wick – Inverness Wick – Inverness 161.5

Tuesday 27th July 1976

26040 10.50 Inverness – Wick Inverness – Georgemas Junction 147.25
26033 15.24 Georgemas Junction – Thurso Georgemas Junction – Thurso 6.5
26033 17.36 Thurso – Georgemas Junction Thurso – Georgemas Junction 6.5
26040 17.33 Wick – Inverness Georgemas Junction – Inverness 147.25

Wednesday 28th July 1976

26018+26029 10.37 Inverness – Kyle Inverness – Kyle 82.25
26029 17.54 Kyle – Inverness Kyle – Inverness 82.25

Thursday 29th July 1976

51783+59680+51785+51789+59682+55011 08.36 Inverness – Aberdeen Inverness – Aberdeen 108.25
47522 13.20 Aberdeen – Glasgow QS Aberdeen – Dundee 71.25
27009 15.52 Dundee – Glasgow QS Dundee – Stirling 54.25
51240+59067+51539 17.05 Dunblane – Edinburgh Stirling – Edinburgh 36.5

Friday 30th July 1976

27101 t&t 27102 07.25 Edinburgh – Glasgow QS Edinburgh – Glasgow QS 47.25
27016 08.35 Glasgow QS – Oban Glasgow QS – Oban 101.5
27007 12.25 Oban – Glasgow QS Oban – Glasgow QS 101.5
27101 t&t 27102 16.30 Glasgow QS – Edinburgh Glasgow QS – Edinburgh 47.25

Saturday 31st July 1976

27209 t&t 27212 08.30 Edinburgh – Glasgow QS Edinburgh – Glasgow QS 47.25
303014 09.45 Glasgow Central – Motherwell Glasgow Central – Motherwell
(Via Newton, Hamilton Central) 14.75
311102 11.14 Motherwell – Glasgow Central Motherwell – Glasgow Central
(Via Belshill, Newton, Cambuslang) 13.5
27008 12.10 Glasgow QS – Dundee Glasgow QS – Perth 62.5
27025 13.52 Dundee – Glasgow QS Perth – Stirling 33.5
50746+59691+51459 15.08 Stirling – Edinburgh Stirling – Edinburgh 36.5
50291+59557+50749 16.55 Edinburgh – Cowdenbeath Edinburgh – Cowdenbeath 22.75
50291+59557+50749 17.48 Cowdenbeath – Edinburgh Cowdenbeath – Edinburgh 22.75

Sunday 1st August 1976

24116+25230 08.50 Edinburgh – Inverness Edinburgh – Perth
(Via Ladybank) 59
40152 08.50 Edinburgh – Inverness Perth – Inverness 118
26022+26023 16.30 Inverness – Glasgow QS Inverness – Perth 118
25237 20.12 Perth – Edinburgh Perth – Edinburgh
(Via Ladybank) 59

Monday 2nd August 1976

27209 t&t 27212 08.30 Edinburgh – Glasgow QS Edinburgh – Glasgow QS 47.25
51027+79479+51036 10.42 Glasgow Central – Stranraer Glasgow Central – Ayr 40.5
51009+59395+51017+51041+59410+51046 Ayr – Stranraer Harbour
10.42 Glasgow Central – Stranraer 60.75
51009+59395+51017+51041+59410+51046 Stranraer Harbour – Newton on Ayr
13.36 Stranraer – Glasgow Central 60.5
52004+59806+52034+52006+59807+52008
16.15 Ayr – Glasgow Central Newton on Ayr – Glasgow Central 40.25
27104 t&t 27112 18.00 Glasgow QS – Edinburgh Glasgow QS – Edinburgh 47.25

Tuesday 3rd August 1976

40048 Haymarket – Edinburgh (no times) Haymarket – Edinburgh 1.25
40163 10.25 Edinburgh – Carstairs Edinburgh – Carstairs
(Portion for 10.35 Glasgow Central – Birmingham NS) 28.5
85014 10.35 Glasgow Central – Birmingham NS Carstairs – Crewe 214.5
86243 12.38 Carlisle – Euston Crewe – Rugby 75.5
310095 15.20 Birmingham NS – Euston Rugby – Bletchley
(Via Northampton) 38.25
50392+56145 17.15 Bletchley – Bedford St. Johns Bletchley – Bedford St. Johns 16

Sunday 8th August 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 226” Bedford – Clacton

47074 Bedford (08.00) – Clacton (11.10) Bedford – Clacton
(Via Carlton Road Jn., South Tottenham, Copper Mill North Jn, Stratford) 122.25
309621 11.52 Clacton – Liverpool St. Clacton – Thorpe Le Soken 4.5
308142 11.37 Colchester – Walton on Naze Thorpe Le Soken – Walton on Naze 5
309625 13.49 Walton on Naze – Liverpool St. Walton on Naze – Thorpe Le Soken 5
305506 13.37 Colchester – Clacton Thorpe Le Soken – Clacton 4.5

47074 Clacton (18.17) – Bedford (21.30) Clacton – Bedford (Via Stratford, Copper Mill North Jn.,South Tottenham, Carlton Road Jn.) 122.25

Sunday 22nd August 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 166” Elstree – Llandudno

47183 Bedford (08.51) – Llandudno (14.53) Bedford – Llandudno
(Via Chesterfield, Dore South Jn.,New Mills South Jn., Ashburys West Jn.,
Philips Park No.1, Manchester Vic., Warrington BQ, Chester) 231.5
47183 Llandudno (18.30) – Bedford (22.56) Llandudno – Bedford
(Via Crewe, Stoke, Stenson Jn., Sheets Stores Jn.) 197.25

Notes:
Phil has this listed in his file as 21st August 1976, the ticket shows 22nd August 1976.

Saturday 28th August 1976

31198 09.15 Yarmouth – Manchester Pic March – Lincoln Central
(via Spalding, Sleaford avoider) 57.75
50572+59228+50582 12.54 Doncaster – Cambridge Lincoln Central – March 59.75

Saturday 4th September 1976

50687+59273+50714+50688+59301+50731 12.38 Leicester – Derby
Loughborough – Derby 16.75
50050+59015+51143 15.40 Derby – Leicester Derby – Loughborough 16.75

Sunday 5th September 1976

45147 23.05 St. Pancras – Sheffield St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Saturday 18th September 1976 – Blackpool North “Merrymaker”

47420 Hitchin (09.35) – Blackpool North (14.45) Hitchin – Nottingham
(Via Grantham) 96
47367 Nottingham – Blackpool North
(Via Chesterfield, Dore South Jn., New Mills South Jn., Ashburys West Jn.,
Philips Park No.1, Manchester Vic., Bolton, Preston) 125.5

50803+51117 Blackpool South (17.00) – Kirkham (17.29) Blackpool South – Kirkham & Wesham 12.25
Kirkham ((19.00) – Blackpool South (19.25) Kirkham & Wesham – Blackpool South 12.25
Blackpool South (19.30) – Squires Gate (19.34) Blackpool South – Squires Gate 1.5
47182 Blackpool North (23.59) – Hitchin (06.03) Blackpool North – Hitchin
(Via Preston, Wigan NW, Bolton, Manchester Vic., Philips Park No.1,
Ashburys West Jn., New Mills South Jn., Dore South Jn., Chesterfield,
Nottingham, Grantham, Peterborough, Cambridge, Ely) 252

Saturday 2nd October 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip A1 Super Circular Ride” Central Wales Line

51596+59510+59647+51636 05.17 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
86234 07.40 Euston – Wolverhampton Euston – Wolverhampton 126
51074+59430+51086 09.40 Wolverhampton – Chester Wolverhampton – Shrewsbury 30
50673+50724 10.49 Shrewsbury – Swansea Shrewsbury – Swansea
(Via Craven Arms, Llanelli) 121.5
43008+43009 17.20 Swansea – Paddington Swansea – Paddington 190.75
45113 22.05 St. Pancras – Derby St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75

Friday 8th October 1976 – Sunday 10th October 1976 – LNER. Society “The Northern Highlander” Euston – Wick/ Thurso

51867+50393+56149 19.00 Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley Bedford St. Johns – Bletchley 16

86243 Bletchley (20.10) – Mossend Yard (02.17) Bletchley – Mossend Yard
(Via Coventry, Birmingham NS) 352
26030+26039 Mossend Yard (02.27) – Inverness (07.15) Mossend Yard – Inverness (Via Welsh Bridge Jn, Rose Street) 177.5
26034+26035 Inverness (07.45) – Georgemas Jn. (11.41) Inverness – Georgemas Jn. 147.25
26025 Georgemas Jn. (12.16) – Thurso (12.31) Georgemas Jn. – Thurso 6.5
26034+26035 Wick (16.18) – Inverness (20.47) Wick – Inverness
(Via Welsh Bridge Jn.) 162
47464 Inverness (21.02) – Mossend Yard (01.45) Inverness – Mossend Yard 177.5
82005 Mossend Yard (01.55) – Preston (04.42) Mossend Yard – Preston 181.75
47051 Preston (04.53) – Crewe (06.30) Preston – Crewe
(Via Golborne Jn., Manchester Pic., Drag 82005) 67.75
82005 Crewe (06.40) – Birmingham NS (07.36) Crewe – Birmingham NS 52.5
85004 Birmingham NS (07.50) – Bletchley (09.07) Birmingham NS – Bletchley 66.25

Saturday 30th October 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 174A” Elstree – Blackpool North

45110 Bedford (11.50) – Blackpool North (16.17) Bedford – Blackpool North
(Via Derby, Dore South Jn.,New Mills South Jn., Ashburys West Jn.,
Philips Park No.1, Manchester Vic.,Bolton, Preston) 198.75
45110 Blackpool North (00.45) – Bedford (06.08) Blackpool North – Bedford
(Via Preston, Wigan NW, Bolton, Manchester Vic., Philips Park No.1,
Ashburys West Jn., Guide Bridge, Woodhead, Rotherwood, Beighton Jn.,
Chesterfield, Toton) 209.25

Saturday 13th November 1976 – “Merrymaker Trip No. 130” Elstree – Autumn Mystery Rideabout

45116 Bedford (10.08) – Shrewsbury (13.01) Bedford – Shrewsbury
(Via Wigston South Jn., Nuneaton, Water Orton West Jn., Walsall,
Wolverhampton) 124.5
45116 Shrewsbury (16.05) – Bedford (19.38) Shrewsbury – Bedford
(Via Wolverhampton, Walsall, Water Orton West Jn., Nuneaton,
Wigston South Jn.) 124.5

Saturday 4th December 1976

37034 10.36 Liverpool St. – Kings Lynn Ely – Kings Lynn 26.5
37034 13.25 Kings Lynn – Liverpool St. Kings Lynn – Ely 26.5

Thursday 30th December 1976

51625+59600+59641+51637 09.10 Bedford – St. Pancras Bedford – St. Pancras 49.75
306031 11.10 Liverpool St. – Gidea Park Liverpool Street – Stratford 4
306032 11.58 Gidea Park – Liverpool St. Stratford – Liverpool St. 4
61135+70135+75135 12.45 Broad Street – Richmond Broad Street – Willesden Junction (HL) 10.75
61157+70157+75157 14.06 Watford Junction – Euston Willesden Junction – Queens Park 1.75
45119 16.25 St. Pancras – Bedford St. Pancras – Bedford 49.75
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