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No 6024 - MAINLINE OPERATION HISTORY

The 1st mainline certificate 1990-1995
The 2nd mainline certificate 1996-2002
The 3rd mainline certificate 2004-2011
Latest entry



The first Mainline Certificate 1990-95

 
Date Route Load Miles
Tuesday 06-Feb-90 E & C: Tyseley-Derby
1
42.1
Thursday 08-Feb-90 Train: Derby-Banbury (Test)
Train: Banbury-Tyseley (Test)
11
11
82.0
39.9
Tuesday 20-Mar-90 E & C: Tyseley-Burton-Tyseley (Test)
E & C: Tyseley-Stratford (Test)
L/Eng: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
E & C: Stratford-Tyseley
1
1
-
1
62.2
22.5
31.6
22.5
Sunday 15-Apr-90 THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
L/Eng: Tyseley BRM-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Tyseley-Stratford
L/Eng: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Tyseley-Stratford
L/Eng: Stratford-Tyseley BRM
 
-
13
-
13
-
 
22.5
45.0
31.6
45.0
22.5
Monday 16-Apr-90 THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
L/Eng: Tyseley BRM
Train: Tyseley-Stratford
L/Eng: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Tyseley-Stratford
L/Eng: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Tyseley
L/Eng: Tyseley BRM
 
-
13
-
13
-
13
-
 
22.5
31.6
45.0
31.6
-
13
-
Sunday 06-May-90 E & C: Tyseley-Bescot-Tyseley
(for Bescot MPD Open Day)
 
1
 
25.0
Sunday 06-May-90 L/Eng: Tyseley BRM-Didcot GWS
- 73.2
Saturday 19-May-90 INTER CITY VIP SPECIAL
Train: Didcot-Stratford
L/Eng: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Banbury
L/Eng: Banbury-Didcot GWS
 
9
-
9
-
 
67.3
31.6
35.5
32.5
Friday 22-Jun-90 E & C: Didcot GWS-Hereford BM
1 148.2
Sunday 24-Jun-90 THE GREAT WESTERN
E & C: Hereford-Newport
Train: Newport-Hereford-Shrewsbury
Train: Shrewsbury-Hereford-Newport
E & C: Newport-Swindon MPD
 
1
12
12
1
 
42.9
93.9
93.9
81.1
Saturday 30-Jun-90 E & C: Swindon MPD-Gloucester
(For Gloucester Open Day)
1

36.6

Sunday 01-Jul-90 E & C: Gloucester-Swindon MPD
1 36.6
Sunday 15-Jul-90 E & C: Swindon MPD-Didcot GWS
1 24.2
Saturday 24-Nov-90 THE ROYAL VENTURER
E & C: Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Derby
L/Eng: Derby-Burton-Derby
Train: Derby-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
12+E
-
12+E
1
 
-
115.3
22.0
115.3
-
       
Saturday 12-Jan-91 THE DERBY SOVEREIGN
E & C: Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Derby
L/Eng: Derby-Burton-Derby
Train: Derby-Didcot
L/Eng: Didcot GWS
 
1
12+E
-
12+E
1
 
-
115.3
22.0
115.3
-
Sunday 17-Mar-91 THRE GREAT WESTERN PINES
E & C: ex Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Derby
L/Eng: Derby-Burton-Derby
Train: Derby-Didcot
L/Eng: to Didcot GWS
 
1
12+J
-
12+J
1
 
-
115.3
22.0
115.3
-
Monday 06-May-91 THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE
E & C: Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Stratford
E & C: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Startford-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
10
-
10
1
 
-
67.3
31.6
67.3
-
       
Thursday 15-Aug-91 E & C: Didcot GWS-Old Oak Common TMD
(with 4 other locos)
5+5L 50.5
Sunday 18-Aug-91 E & C: Old Oak Common TMD-Didcot GWS
(with 4 other locos)
5+5L 50.5
Saturday 09-Sep-91 THE WEST MERCIAN
E & C: Didcot GWS-Swindon
Train: Swindon-Hereford
E & C: to Hereford BLM
 
1
12
1
 
24.2
124.0
-
Saturday 21-Sep-91 THE WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS
E & C: Hereford-Chester
Train: Chester-Hereford
 
1
12
 
93.8
93.8
Monday 07-Oct-91 THE WEST MERCIAN EXPRESS
E & C: ex Hereford BLM
Train: Hereford-Swindon
E & C: Swindon-Didcot GWS
 
1
10
1
 
-
124.0
24.2
Saturday 07-Dec-91 THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
E & C: Didcot GWS-OOC-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Stratford
L/Emg: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Paddington
E & C: Paddington-OOC-Didcot GWS
 
1
9+J
-
9+J
1
 
53.1
103.0
31.6
103.0
53.1
  (Total mileage at 31-Dec-91 = 3297.9)    
Sunday 02-Feb-92 THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
E & C: Didcot GWS-Old Oak TMD-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Stratford L/Eng: Stratford-Dorridge
Train: Stratford-Paddington
E & C: Paddington-Old Oak-Didcot GWS
 
1
10+J
-
9+J
1
 
53.1
103.0
31.6
103.0
53.1
Sunday 22-Mar-92 THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
E & C: Didcot GWS-Old Oak TMD-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Stratford L/Eng: Stratford-Dorridge
Train: Stratford-Paddington
E & C: Ladbroke Grove-Old Oak Common-TMD
 
1
11
-
11
-
 
53.1
103.0
31.6
103.0
2.6
Tuesday 21-Apr-92 E & C: Old Oak Common TMD-Didcot GWS 1
53.1
Monday 04-May-92 THE EVENING POST JUBILEE
E & C: Didcot GWS-Swindon
Train: Swindon-Newport
Train: Swindon-Newport
E & C: Swindon-Didcot GWS
 
-
10
10
-
 
24.2
81.1
81.1
24.1
Sunday 12-Jul-92 THE WILLIAM SHAKESEARE
E & C: Didcot GWS-OOC-Ealing Broadway
Train: Ealing Broadway-Stratford
L/Eng: Startford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Ealing Broadway
E & C: Ealing Broadway-OOC-Didcot GWS
 
1
11
-
11
1
 
53.5
98.4
31.6
98.4
53.5
Sunday 30-Aug-92 AYLESBURY-QUAINTON SHUTTLES
E & C: Didcot GWS-Greenford-Aylesbury (with 5029)
Train: Aylesbury-Quainton Rd & retn x8 (with 5029)
E & C: Aylesbury-Quainton-Risborough-Aylesbury (with 5029)
 
1+1L
5+1L
5+1L
 
83.3
96.0
39.0
Monday 31-Aug-92 AYLESBURY-QUAINTON SHUTTLES
Train: Aylesbury-Quainton Rd & retn x8 (with 5029)
E & C: Aylesbury-Greenford-Didcot GWS (with 5029)
 
5+1L
1+1L
 
96.0
83.3
Thursday 12-Nov-92 Excursion
E & C: ex Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Tyseley
E & C: to Tyseley BRM
 
1
12+J
1
 
-
73.2
-
Sunday 06-Dec-92 Excursion
E & C: ex Tyseley BRM
Train: Tyseley-Stratford-Tyesely x4
E & C: to Tyseley BRM
 
-
10
-
 
-
180
-
Sunday 13-Dec-92 Excursion
E & C: ex Tyseley BRM
Train: Tyseley-Stratford-Tyseley x4
E & C: to Tyseley BRM
 
-
10
-
 
-
180
-
  (Total mileage at 31-Dec-92 = 5287.3)   5287.3
Saturday 09-Jan-93 Excursion
E & C: ex Tyseley BRM
Train: Tyseley-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
9
1
 
-
73.2
-
Sunday 21-Mar-93 THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E & C: Ddicot GWS-OOC TMD-Ealing Broadway
Train: Ealing Broadway-Sratford
L/Eng: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Starford-S Rusilip
E & C: S.rusilip-OOC-Didcot GWS
 
1
11
-
11
1
 
53.5
98.4
31.6
98.4
53.5
Monday 12-Apr-93 Excursion
E & C: Didcot GWS-Gloucester
Train: Gloucester-Hereford-Gloucester
E & C: Gloucester-Didcot GWS
 
1
11
1
 
61.0
174.4
61.0
Wednesday 23-Jun-93 E & C: Didcot GWS - Tyseley BRM
1 73.2
Friday 20-Aug-93 E & C: Tyseley BRM-Didcot GWS
1 73.2
Sunday 22-Aug-93 THE COTSWOLD ADVENTURER
E & C: ex Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Oxford-Worcester
Train: Worcester-Glo'ster-Swindon-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
12
12
1
 
-
70
86.8
-
  (Total mileage at 31-Dec-93 = 6295.5)    
Sunday 30-Jan-94 THE RED DRAGON
E & C: ex Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Gloucester-Cardiff (+cl 47)
Train: Cardiff-Gloucester-Didcot (+cl 47)
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
12+D
12+D
1
 
-
117.3
117.3
-
Friday 18-Mar-94 E & C: Didcot GWS-Old Oak Common TMD
(for Old Oak Common Open Day)
1 50.5
Sunday 20-Mar-94 E & C: Old Oak Common TMD-Didcot GWS TMD
1 50.5
Wednesday 30-Mar-94 E & C: Didcot GWS-Oxford-Kidderminster SVR
1 82.6
In service on Severn Valley Railway    
Sunday 03-Apr-94 E & C: Kidderminster SVR-Bristol
1 80.9
Monday 04-Apr-94 SEVERNSIDER
E & C: ex Bath Road TMD
Train: Bristol-Gloucester-Newport
Train: Newport-Gloucester-Bristol
E & C: to Bath Road TMD
 

12
12
 

81.7
81.7
Tuesday 05-Apr-94 E & C: Bristol-Kidderminster SVR

1


80.9

Sunday 17-Apr-94 SEVERN THAMES EXPRESS
E & C: ex Kidderminster SVR
Train: Kidderminster-Swindon-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
12

 

118.7

Saturday 23-Apr-94 E & C: Didcot GWS-Old Oak Common TMD

1


53.1

Sunday 24-Apr-94 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E & C: Old Oak Common-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Didcot-Stratford
L/Eng: Startford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
12
-
12
1
 
-
121.7
31.6
68.6
-
Thursday 28-Apr-94 E & C: Didcot GWS-Gloucester

1


60.1

Friday 29-Apr-94 THE THAMES EXE LIMITED
Train: Gloucester-Bristol-Exeter
 
12
 
112.6
Tuesday 03-May-94 E & C: Exeter-Paignton
1 28.2
Friday 06-May-94 THE THAMAR SEVERN LTD
E & C: Paignton-Exeter
Train: Exeter-Bristol-Gloucester
 
1
12

 
28.2
112.6

Saturday 07-May-94 E & C: Gloucester-Didcot GWS
1 60.1
Friday 20-May-94 THE ROYAL WELSHMAN
E & C: Didcot GWS-Swindon-Gloucester
Train: Gloucester-Newport-Swansea
E & C: to Landore TMD
 
1
12
1
 
60.1
101.9
1
Sunday 22-May-94 THE COTSWOLD SOVEREIGN
E & C: ex Landore TMD
Train: Swansea-Gloucester-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
12
1
 
1
162.0
-
       
Sunday 04-Sep-94 THE BRISTOLIAN
E & C: ex Didcot GWS (as No 6026)
Train: Didcot-Gloucester-Bristol
Train: Bristol-Gloucester-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
12
12
1
 
-
97.2
97.2
-
Wednesday 21-Sep-94 E & C: Didcot GWS-Kemble-Kidderminster SVR
1
104.7

Saturday 01-Oct-94 E & C: Kidderminster SVR-Newport
1
88.3

Sunday 02-Oct-94 THE TORBAY VENTURER
Train: Newport-Severn Tunnel-Paignton
E & C: to Paignton PDR
 
12
1
 
130.0

Sunday 16-Oct-94 THE DEVON VENTURER
E & C: Paignton PDR-Newton Abbot
Train: Newton Abbot-Badminton-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
1
10+J
1
 
8.1
161.4
 
Saturday 26-Nov-94 THE MIDLAND SOVEREIGN
E & C: ex Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Bath-Bristol-Worcester
E & C: Worcester-Kidderminster SVR
 
1
12
1
 
 
130.6
15.3
  (Total mileage at 31-Dec-94 = 8991.8)    
Saturday 01-Jan-95 THE SEVERN COTSWOLDSMAN
E & C: Kidderminster SVR-Stourbridge Jct
Train: S'bridgeJ-Kidd'ster-Kemble-Didcot
E & C: to Didcot GWS
 
 
11+J
 
 
 
118.7
 
Saturday 04-Feb-95 E & C: Didcot GWS - Old Oak Common TMD
1 53.1
Sunday 05-Feb-95 THE SILVER DART
E & C: Old Oak Common TMD-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Bristol-Paignton
E & C: to Paignton PDR
 
11+J
 
 
222.1
 
Saturday 25-Feb-95 THE EXE TAWE EXPRESS
E & C: Churston PDR - Newton Abbot
Train: Newton Abbot-Bristol-Swansea
E & C: Swansea-Landore MPD
 
1
12
1
 
8.1
179.7
 
Wednesday 01-Mar-95 THE RED DRAGON
E & C: Landore MPD-Swansea
Train: Swansea-Severn Tunnel-Paddington
E & C: Paddington-OOC-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Didcot
E & C: Didcot-MOD Kineton (for overhaul)
 
1
11+J
1
11+J
1
 
 
195.5
 
53.8
40.8
  (Total mileage at 1-Mar-95 = 9863.6)    

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Second Mainline Certificate 1996-2002

Date Route Load Miles
Saturday 21-Sep-96 THE ROYAL RETURN
E & C: MOD Kineton-Kidderminster SVR
Train: Cancelled due to fire risk
   
Wednesday 02-Oct-96 THE 25th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED
E & C: Kidderminster SVR-Hereford
Train: Hereford-Newport-Bristol-Didcot-Birmingham
E & C: Birmingham-Kidderminster SVR
   
Saturday 05-Oct-96 THE CITIES UNITED EXPRESS
E & C: Kidderminster SVR - Stourbridge Jct
Train: Stourbridge Jct-Birmingham Snow Hill
-High Wycombe-Paddington
E & C: Paddington-Old Oak Common-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Didcot
E & C: Didcot GWS
   
Saturday 09-Nov-96 THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
E & C: Didcot GWS - Paddington
Train: Paddington-Newton Abbot
Train: NewtonAbbot-Plymouth with 7325
E & C: Plymouth Laira MPD with 7325
   
Saturday 30-Nov-96 THE DEVONIAN
E & C: Laira MPD-Plymouth with 7325
Train: Plymouth-Bristol-Worcester with 7325
E & C: Worcester-Kidderminster SVR with 7325
   
Friday 27-Dec-96 THE DEVONIAN
E & C: Kidderminster SVR-Worcester
Train: Worcester-Hereford-Pontypool -Gloucester-Didcot
E & C: Didcot GWS
   
Saturday 28-Dec-96 THE BRISTOLIAN
E & C: Didcot GWS-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Bristol
E & C: Bristol-Didcot GWS
   
  Feb 97 - Temporary withdrawal for cylinder repairs    
Saturday 15-Mar-97 THE QUANTOCK RANGER
E & C: Didcot GWS
Train: Didcot-Reading West-Newbury-Taunton
-Minehead-Bishops Lydeard WSR
   
  In service on West Somerset Railway
based at Bishops Lydeard
   
Saturday 06-Apr-97 THE KING OF THE BANKS
E & C: Bishops Lydeard WSR - Taunton
Train: Taunton-Plymouth
E & C: Plymouth-Laira MPD-Plymouth
Train: Plymouth-Taunton
E & C: Taunton-Bishops Lydeard WSR
   
  In service on West Somerset Railway
based at Bishops Lydeard
   
Saturday 17-May-97 THE WANDERERS RETURN
E & C: Bishops Lydeard WSR - Paignton
Train: Paignton-Bristol-Gloucester
E & C: Gloucester-Kidderminster SVR
   
  In service on Severn Valley Railway
based at Bridgnorth
   
Saturday 27-Sep-97 THE CARMARTHEN KING
E & C: Kidderminster-Gloucester
Train: Gloucester-Worcester-Hereford
(Air pump failed at Hereford)
E & C: Hereford-Bridgnorth
   
Friday 10-Oct-97 E & C: Kidderminster SVR - Swansea Landore MPD    
Saturday 11-Oct-97 THE ROYAL WELSHMAN
E & C: Landore MPD-Swansea
Train: Swansea-Newport-Paddington
E & C: Pddington-Old Oak Common-Didcot
   
Saturday 06-Dec-97 THE BRISTOLIAN
E & C: Didcot-OOC-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Didcot-Bristol
Train: Bristol-Didcot-Paddington
E & C: Paddington-Old Oak Common-Didcot
   
Saturday 10-Jan-98 THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS
E & C: GWS-Didcot
Train: Didcot-Birminghsm-Gloucester
E & C: Gloucester Triangle
Train: Gloucester-Kemble-Didcot West Loop
E & C: Didcot W Loop-GWS
   
Saturday 21-Feb-98 THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN
E & C: GWS Didcot-Newport
Train: Newport-Hereford-Chester-Crewe
E & C: Crewe-Heritage Centre
   
Saturday 07-Mar-98 THE REGAL CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
E & C: Heritage Centre-Crewe
Train: Crewe-Settle-Carlisle
   
Saturday 14-Mar-98 THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
E & C: Carlisle
Train: Carlisle-Settle-Crewe
E & C: Crewe-Heritage Centre
   
Saturday 28-Mar-98 THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
E & C: Heritage Centre-Crewe
Train: Crewe-Settle-Carlisle
   
Saturday 04-Apr-98 THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
E & C: Carlisle
Train: Carlisle-Settle-York
E & C: York-NRM
   
Thursday 22-Apr-98 E & C: York-Tyseley
   
Friday 08-May-98 E & C: Tyseley-Bristol Parkway    
Saturday 09-May-98 THE PAR KING PIONEER
E & C: Bristol Parkway-Temple Meads
Train: Bristol-Newton Abbot-Plymouth-Par
E & C: Par-Bodmin General
   
  In service on Bodmin and Wenford Railway
based at Bodmin
   
Saturday 30-May-98 THE CLOTTED KING
E & C: Bodmin General-Par
Train: Par-Plymouth-Exeter-Bristol-Bath-Didcot
E & C: Didcot GWS
   
Sunday 02-Aug-98 THE COTSWOLD VENTURER
E & C: GWS-Didcot
Train: Didcot-Kemble-Worcester
Train: Worcester-Kemble-Didcot
E & C: Didcot GWS
 
 
13
13
 
 
 
88
103
 
Saturday 22-Aug-98 THE CARMARTHEN KING [Times]
E & C: GWS Didcot-Newport
Train: Newport-Landore-Carmarthen
Train: Carmarthen-Felin Fran-Newport
E & C: Newport-Didcot GWS
   
Saturday 05-Sep-98 THE HARDY EXPRESS [Times]
E & C: GWS-Didcot West
Train: Didcot West-Newbury-Yeovil Pen Mill
LtEng: Yevil Pen Mill-Yeovil Jct-Weymouth
Train: Weymouth-Chippenham-Didcot West
E & C: Didcot West-GWS
   
Thursday 10-Sep-98  
E & C: GWS Didcot-Bishops Lydeard
   
12-13 Sep-98 In service on West Somerset Railway
based at Bishops Lydeard
   
Saturday 19-Sep-98 THE PENZANCE PIRATE [Times]
E & C: Bishops Lydeard-Taunton-Exeter
Train: Exeter-Penzance
E & C: Penzance-St Blazey EWS
   
Sunday 20-Sep-98 THE FALMOUTH PACKET [Times]
E & C: St Blazey-Par
Train: Par-Falmouth Docks (Engine at rear)
Train: Falmouth Docks-Plymouth-Bristol-Swindon
E & C: Swindon-Didcot GWS
   
Saturday 14-Nov-98 THE PORTS-TO-PORTS EXPRESS
E & C: GWS-Didcot
Train: Didcot-Derby-York
E & C: York-NRM
 
 
10
 
 
 
197
 
Sunday 22-Nov-98 THE GOLDEN EXCHANGE [Times]
(running as 6018 King Henry VI)
E & C: NRM York-Leeds
Train: Leeds-Kings Cross (load 13+class86)
E & C: Kings Cross-Bounds Green (on rear of ecs)
 
 
 
13+EL
 
 
 
 
 
186
 
 
Sunday 20-Dec-98 THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN [Times]
Engne: Bounds Green-Kings Cross
Train: Kings Cross-Norwich (load 12+class 47)
Train: Norwich-Kings Cross (load 12+class 47)
E & C: Kings Cross-Bounds Green (on rear of ecs)
 
 
 
12+DL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday 21-Dec-98 E & C: Bounds Green-Didcot GWS    
Friday 22-Jan-99 E & C: Didcot GWS-Crewe Heritage Centre    
Saturday 23-Jan-99 THE LEIN AMLWCH VENTURER [Times]
E & C: Heritage Centre-Crewe Train: Crewe-Holyhead
Engne: Holyhead-Valley-Holyhead
Train: Holyhead-Crewe
E & C: Crewe-Heritage Centre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday 25-Jan-99 E & C: Crewe Heritage Centre-Didcot GWS    
Friday 12-Feb-99 E & C: Didcot GWS-Old Oak Common    
Sunday 14-Feb-99 THE VALENTINE'S EXPRESS [Times]
E C S: Old Oak Common-Paddington (at rear)
Train: Paddington-Newbury-Salisbury
Engne: Salisbury-Sdgs-Salisbury
Train: Salisbury-Basingstoke-Paddington
E C S: Paddington-Old Oak Common (at rear)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday 15-Feb-99 E & C: Old Oak Common-Didcot GWS    
Friday 05-Mar-99 E & C: Didcot GWS - Crewe Heritage Centre    
Saturday 06-Mar-99 THE NORTH WALES VENTURER [Times]
E & C: Heritage Centre-Crewe
Train: Crewe-Llandudno Jct (load 13)
Engne: Llandudno Jct-Valley-Holyhead
Train: Holyhead-Crewe (load 13)
E & C: Crewe-Heritage Centre
 
 
13
 
13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday 26-Mar-99 THE MOUNTAIN KING [Times]
E & C: Heritage Centre-Crewe
Train: Crewe-Shap-Carlisle
E & C: Carlisle-Upperby-Carlisle
Train: Carlisle-Shap-Crewe
E & C: Crewe-Heritage Centre
 
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday 27-Mar-99 THE WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS [Times]
E & C: Crewe H/Centre-Chester (+Class 66)
Train: Chester-Wrexham-Hereford-Newport
E & C: Newport-GWS Didcot
 
 
13
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday 01-May-99 Excursion [Times]
E & C: GWS-Didcot
Train: Didcot-Kemble-Worcester
E & C: Worcester Triangle
Train: Worcester-Evesham-Didcot
E & C: Didcot-GWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday 05-Jun-99 THE BRISTOLIAN [Times]
E & C: GWS Didcot-Willesden
Train: Willesden-Didcot-Bristol TM
E & C: St Philips Marsh Loop
Train: Bristol TM-Didcot
E & C: Didcot-GWS
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
Saturday 03-Jul-99 THE PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS [Times]
E & C: GWS Didcot-Newport
E & C: Newport-Port Talbot
Train: Port Talbot Felin Fran-Carmarthen
Train: Carmarthen-Fishguard (at rear)
Train: Fishguard Harbour-Landore-Newport
E & C: Newport-Didcot GWS
 
 
 
10
10
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday 01-Aug-99 THE DEVON BELLE [Times]
E & C: GWS Didcot-Didcot West
Train: Didcot West-Bristol-Kingswear
E & C: Kingswear-Churston
 
 
12
 
 
 
 
22-?? Aug-99 In service on Paignton and Dartmouth Railway    
Sunday 05-Sep-99 THE MIDLAND DEVONIAN [Times]
E & C: Churston-Paignton
Train: Paignton-Bristol *
Train: Bristol-Gloucester (behind Cl 47)
E & C: Gloucester-Tyseley (behind Cl 47)
(* Valve failure)
 
 
11
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday 10-Oct-99 Charter [Times]
E C S: Tyseley-Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham SH-Worcester SH
Engne: Worcester Triangle
Train: Worcester SH-Stratford
Engne: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Birmingham SH
E & C: Birmingham SH-Tyseley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday 13-Nov-99 THE WESSEX ROYALE [Times]
E & C: Tyseley-Stratford-u-Avon
Train: Stratford-Didcot-Andover-Weymouth *
E & C: Weymouth-Yeovil (behind Cl 66)
(* Valve failure)
 
 
11+cl33
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 02-Mar-00 E & C: Yeovil Jnc-Bishops Lydeard (+Cl66)
 
 
03-05 Mar-00 In service on West Somerset Railway    
Friday 10-Mar-00 E C S: Bishops Lydeard-Southall (+Cl66)
 
 
Thursday 16-Mar-00 Loaded test run (ECS)
E C S: Southall-Didcot
E C S: Didcot-Old Oak Common
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday 18-Mar-00 THE EXMOOR BELLE [Times]
E C S: Acton-Battersea (Cl 47 at rear)
E C S: Battersea-Victoria (6024 at rear)
Train: Victoria-Willesden (cl 47 at rear)
Train: Willesden-Bishops Lydeard
Train: B Lydeard-Minehead (7820 pilot)
E & C: Minehead-Bishops Lydeard
  13+cl47
cl47+13
13+cl47
13
13
1
 
 
 
 
Mar,Apr-00 In service on West Somerset Railway    
Tuesday 16-May-00 E & C: Bishops-Lydeard-Laira
E & C: Laira-Exeter
 
 
 
 
Wednesday 17-May-00 THE MAURAUDING KING [Times]
Train: Exter-Westbury-Reading W-Didcot
E & C: Didcot-GWS
 
13
 
 
 
 
Saturday 20-May-00 THE BATH & BRISTOL EXPLORER [Times]
E & C: GWS Didcot-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol-Didcot
E & C: Didcot-GWS
 
 
12
 
 
 
 
Thursday 07-Sep-00 E & C: Didcot-York
 
 
 
 
Saturday 16-Sep-00 THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN [Times]
E & C: NRM-York
Train: York-Nottingham-Peterborough
E & C: Peterborough-Peterborough Yard
 
 
 
 
Sunday 17-Sep-00 E & C: Peterborough Yard-Old Oak Common
 
 
 
 
Saturday 07-Oct-00 THE THAMES SEVERN EXPRESS [Times]
E & C: Old Oak Common-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Gloucester
E & C: Gloucester Triangle
Traun: Gloucester-Paddington
E & C: Paddington-OOC (rear of train)
 
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
Sunday 08-Oct-00 E & C: Old Oak Common-Didcot GWS
 
 
 
 
Saturday 25-Nov-00 THE DEVONIAN [Times]
E & C: Didcot GWS-Westbury-Taunton
Train: Taunton-Plymouth Friary (with 4936)
Train: Plymouth Friary-North Road (at rear)
Engne: Plymouth-Tavistock Yd-Plymouth (+4936)
Train: Plymouth NR-Exeter (with 4936)
Train: Exeter-Westbury
E & C: Westbury-Swindon-Didcot GWS
 
 
13
 
 
13
13
 
 
103.3
82.3
3.0
6.0
52.0
77.7
56.3
Saturday 09-Dec-00 THE CHESTER CHARGER [Times]
E & C: Didcot GWS-Banbury
Train: Banbury-Coventry-Birmingham Int *
E & C: Birmingham Int-Bescot-Crewe
(* AWS fault)
 
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday 10-Feb-01 CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
E & C: Crewe-Carlisle
Train: Carlisle-Settle-Crewe
 
 
12
 
 
 
Thursday 22-Mar-01 E & C: Crewe-Bishops Lydeard
 
 
 
 
29 Mar to 01-Apr-01 In service on West Somerset Railway    
Saturday 14-Apr-01 THE TORBAY LIMITED [Times]
E & C: Bishops Lydeard-Bristol Temple Meads
Train: Bristol TM-Kingswear
Engne: Kingswear-Churston-Kingswear
Train: Kingswear-Taunton
E & C: Taunton-Bishops Lydeard
 
 
12
 
12
 
 
50.7
110.3
7.2
65.5
5.1
15 Apr to 19-May-01 In service on West Somerset Railway    
Saturday 19-May-01 THE CAPITAL CASTLE [Times]
Train: Minehead-Bristol Temple Meads
Train: Bristol Temple Meads-Swindon (with 5029) *
 
13
13
 
 
 
Sunday 09-Sep-01 THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E C S: Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-Stratford *
E & C: Stratford-Tyseley
 

 
 
 
Friday 07-Dec-01 E C S: Tyseley-Bescot
(hauling 9600 50017 and 3 coaches)
 

 
 
 
Monday xx-Dec-01 E & C: Bescot-Tyseley
(hauling 9600 50017 and 3 coaches)
 

 
 
 
Sunday 03-Feb-02 THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E & C: Tyseley-Stratford
E & C: Stratford-Tyseley
E C S: Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Birmingham Snow Hill
E C S: Birmingham Snow Hill-Tyseley
 

 
 
 
Sunday 31-Mar-02 THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS
E C S: Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-Worcester Shrub Hill
Train: Worcester SH-Birmingham SH
Engine: Biringham SH-Tyseley-Birmingham SH
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-Worcester Foregate St
Train: Worcester SH-Birmingham Shrub Hill
E C S: Birmingham Snow Hill-Tyseley
 

 
 
 
Sunday 07-Apr-02 THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E C S: Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Birmingham Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Birmingham Snow Hill
E C S: Birmingham Snow Hill-Tyseley
 

 
 
 
Saturday 13-Apr-02 THE LONDON EXPRESS
E C S: Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-Oxford-Paddington
Engine: Paddington-OOC-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Oxford-Birmingham Snow Hill
E C S: Birmingham Snow Hill-Tyseley
 
9
9
-
9
9
 
 
 
Monday xx-May-02 E & C: Tyseley-Alton  

 
 
 
Apr to Jun-02 In service on Mid Hants Railway    
Monday 22-Jul-02 E & C: Alton-Didcot  

 
 
 
Saturday 27-Jul-02 Charter [Times]
E & C: Didcot GWS-Didcot W
Train: Didcot-Newbury-Minehead
   
Aug-02 In service on West Somerset Railway    
Saturday 31-Aug-02 THE EDEN EXPRESS [Times]
E & C: Bishops Lydeard-Exeter Riverside Yd
Train: Exeter Riverside-Par
Engine: Par-EWS ST Blazey-Par
Train: Par-Exeter
E & C: Exeter-Bishops Lydeard
 
1
9
-
9
1
 
 
 
Sep-02 In service on West Somerset Railway    
Wednesday 25-Sep-02 E & C: Bishops Lydeard-Tyseley  

 
 
 
Saturday 06-Oct-02 THE INTER CITY/THE ZULU
E C S: Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-High Wycombe-Paddington
Engine: Paddington-OOC-Paddington
Train: Paddington-Oxford-Birmingham Snow Hill
E C S: Birmingham Snow Hill-Tyseley
 
 
 
-
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday 26-Oct-02 THE DEVONIAN
E C S: Tyseley-Birmingham Snow Hill
Train: Birmingham Snow Hill-Kingswear
Engine: Kingswear-Paignton-Kingswear
Train: Kingswear-Taunton
Train: Taunton-Worcester (behind Class 47)
 
10
10
-
10
 
 
 
 
Monday 28-Oct-02 E & C: Worcester-Tyseley (for overhaul)  

 
36.2
  (Total mileage at 28-Oct-02 = 21,264)    

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Third Mainline Certificate 2004-2011

Date Route Load Miles
Thursday
07-Oct-04
E & C: Tyseley-Bescot-Tyseley (Light test)
Train: Tyseley-Stratford-Tyseley (Loaded test)
 
1
9
 
25.0
46.1
Tuesday
19-Oct-04
THE EVENING SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E C S: Tyseley-Acocks Green
Train: Acocks Green-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Startford-Dorridge-Birmingham SH
E C S: Birmingham SH-Tyseley
 
8
8
8
8
 
 
 
 
Wednesday
20-Oct-04
THE EVENING SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E C S: Tyseley-Acocks Green
Train: Acocks Green-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Startford-Dorridge-Birmingham SH
E C S: Birmingham SH-Tyseley
 
8
8
8
8
 
 
 
 
Thursday
21-Oct-04
THE EVENING SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E C S: Tyseley-Acocks Green
Train: Acocks Green-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Startford-Dorridge-Birmingham SH
E C S: Birmingham SH-Tyseley
 
8
8
8
8
 
 
 
 
Friday
22-Oct-04
THE EVENING SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
E C S: Tyseley-Acocks Green
Train: Acocks Green-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Startford-Dorridge-Birmingham SH
E C S: Birmingham SH-Tyseley
 
8
8
8
8
 
 
 
 
Tuesday
26-Oct-04
THE ROYAL WORCESTER
E + C: Tyseley-Worcester SH
Train: Worcester SH-Oxford-Ealing Broadway
E C S: Ealing Broadway-Old Oak Common
 
-
-
-
 
 
 
Friday
12-Nov-04
E + C: Old Oak Common-Barton Hill -

 
Saturday
13-Nov-04
THE DEVONIAN
E + C: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Plymouth
Engine: Plymouth-Laira-Tavistock Jc-Plymouth
Train: Plymouth-Bristol TM
 
1
9
-
9
 
 
 
Monday
15-Nov-04
E + C: Bristol BH-Old Oak Common 1

 
Friday
10-Dec-04
E + C: Old Oak Common-Barton Hill -

 
Saturday
11-Dec-04
THE MERCHANT VENTURER
E + C: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Paddington
E C S: Paddington-Old Oak Common-Paddington (at rear)
Train: Paddington-Bristol TM
E + C: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
 
1
11
11
11
1
 
 
 
 
Monday
13-Dec-04
E + C: Bristol BH-Old Oak Common 1

 
Thursday
30-Dec-04
THE THAMES-AVON EXPRESS
E C S: Old Oak Common-Victoria (at rear)
Train: Victoria-Stratford upon Avon
Engine: Stratford-Lapworth-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Paddington
E C S: Paddington-Old Oak Common (at rear)
 
11
11
-
11
11
 
 
 
 
Friday
28-Jan-05
E + C: Old Oak Common-Bristol Barton Hill (behind diesel) -

 
Saturday
29-Jan-05
THE DEVONIAN [Times]
E + C: Barton Hill-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Plymouth
E + C: Plymouth-Laira-Tavistock Jc-Plymouth
Train: Plymouth-Bristol TM
E + C: Bristol TM-Barton Hill Depot
 
1
9
1
9
1
 
 
 
 
Friday
28-Jan-05
E + C: Bristol Barton Hill-Tyseley (behind diesel) -

 
Saturday
26-Feb-05
THE LICKEY INCLINER [Times]
Train: Tyseley-Landor St (at rear)
Train: Landor St-Gloucester
E + C: Gloucester triangle
Train: Gloucester-Bromsgrove
Train: Bromsgrove-Landor St
Train: Landor St-Tyseley (at rear)
 
-
9
-
9
9+cl37
-
 
 
 
 
Monday
28-Feb-05
THE STAITE PULLMAN [Times]
E + C: Tyseley-Bristol BH-Taunton (with 7802)
Train: Taunton-Paignton (with 7802)
E + C: Paignton-Churston-Paignton (with 7802)
Train: Paignton-Taunton (with 7802)
E + C: Taunton-Bristol BH (with 7802)
 
1
12
-
12
1
 
 
 
 
Saturday
12-Mar-05
THE WEST SOMEREST WANDERER [Times]
E + C: Bristol BH-Gloucester
Train: Gloucester-Minehead
Train: Minehead-Bishops Lydeard
 
1
13+cl50
12
 
 
 
 
Mar & Apr-05 In service on West Somerset Railway    
Saturday
23-Apr-05
THE EDEN LIMITED [Times]
E + C: Bishops Lydeard-Exeter (with 5029)
Train: Exeter-Par (with 5029)
E + C: Par-EWS St Blazey-Par (with 5029)
Train: Par-Exeter (with 5029)
E + C: Exeter-Taunton-Bishops Lydeard (with 5029)
 
1
13
-
13
1
 
 
 
 
Apr, May-05 In service on West Somerset Railway    
Saturday
14-May-05
E + C: Bishops Lydeard-Tyseley -

153.0
Friday
20-May-05
E + C: Tyseley-Old Oak Common -

125.9
Saturday
21-May-05
THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS
E + C: Old Oak Common-Victoria
Train: Victoria-Worcester SH
Engne: Worcester-Henwick Jc-Worcester
Train: Worcester SH-Willesden SW sdgs
E + C: Willesden SW sdgs-Victoria-Old Oak Common
 
1
11
-
11
1
 
15
152.5
3
152.5
15
Saturday
21-May-05
THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS
E + C: Old Oak Common-Victoria
Train: Victoria-Worcester SH
Engne: Worcester-Henwick Jc-Worcester
Train: Worcester SH-Willesden SW sdgs
E + C: Willesden SW sdgs-Victoria-Old Oak Common
 
1
11
-
11
1
 
15
152.5
3
152.5
15
Saturday
04-Jun-05
THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS
E + C: Old Oak Common-Victoria
Train: Victoria-Willesden-Reading-Castle Cary-Weymouth
Engne: Weymouth-Yeovil Jc (behind cl31)
E + C: Yeovil Jc-Old Oak Common
 
1
11+Cl31
-
11
 
15.0
161.6
-
130.0
Saturday
09-Jun-05
THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS
E + C: Old Oak Common-Victoria
Train: Victoria-Bristol TM
Engne: Bristol StPM loop
Train: Bristol TM-Willesden SW sdgs
E + C: Willesden SW sdgs-Victoria-Old Oak Common
 
1
11
2
11
1
 
15
124.0
2
124.0
15
Saturday
18-Jun-05
THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS
E + C: Old Oak Common-Victoria
Train: Victoria-Gloucester
Engne: Gloucester Triangle
Train: Gloucester-Willesden SW sdgs
E + C: Willesden SW sdgs-Victoria-Old Oak Common
 
1
11
-
11
1
 
15
124.0
2
124.0
15
Saturday
02-Jul-05
THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS
E + C: Old Oak Common-Paddington (on rear)
Train: Paddington-Kingswear
Engne: Kingswear-Paignton-Kingswear
Train: Kingswear-Taunton
E + C: Taunton-Bristol BH
 
-
11
-
11
1
 
2.6
209.5
13.4
66.8
44.7
Sunday
31-Jul-05
THE TORBAY EXPRESS
E C S: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Kingswear
Engne: Kingswear-Paignton-Kingswear
Train: Kingswear-Newton Abbot
E + C: Newton Abbot-Exeter Riverside
 
10
10
-
10
1
 
0.5
111.6
13.4
?
?
Tuesday
02-Aug-05
E + C: Exeter Riverside-Bristol BH (behind diesel). -

?
Saturday
07-Aug-05
THE TORBAY EXPRESS
E C S: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Kingswear
Engne: Kingswear-Paignton-Kingswear
Train: Kingswear-Bristol TM
E C S: Bristol TM-Bristol BH (shunt)
 
10
10
-
10
10
 
0.5
111.6
13.4
111.6
0.5
Saturday
14-Aug-05
THE TORBAY EXPRESS
E C S: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Kingswear
Engne: Kingswear-Paignton-Kingswear
Train: Kingswear-Bristol TM
E C S: Bristol TM-Bristol BH (shunt)
 
10
10
-
10
10
 
0.5
111.6
13.4
111.6
0.5
Saturday
28-Aug-05
THE TORBAY EXPRESS
E C S: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Kingswear
Engne: Kingswear-Paignton-Kingswear
Train: Kingswear-Bristol TM
E C S: Bristol TM-Bristol BH (shunt)
 
10
10
-
10
10
 
0.5
111.6
13.4
111.6
0.5
Sunday
04-Sep-05
THE TORBAY EXPRESS
E C S: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Kingswear
Engne: Kingswear-Paignton-Kingswear
Train: Kingswear-Bristol TM
E C S: Bristol TM-Bristol BH (shunt)
 
10
10
-
10
10
 
0.5
111.6
13.4
111.6
0.5
Wednesday
07-Sep-05
Excursion
E C S: Bristol-Taunton (on rear)
Train: Taunton-Bristol TM-Oxford-Stratford
Engne: Stratford-Dorridge-Stratford
Train: Stratford-Didcot
Train: Didcot-Bristol TM with diesel
E + C: Bristol TM-Bristol BH
 
(cl67+12)
12
-
12
(cl66+12)
1
 
44.7
154.9
13.4
?
?
0.5
Saturday
10-Sep-05
THE WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS
E + C: Bristol BH-Bristol TM
Train: Bristol TM-Abergavenny-Worcester FS-Birmingham SH
Train: Birmingham SH-Tyseley
 
1
10
10
 
0.5
132.7
4.0
  (Total mileage at 10-Sep-05 = 30,943)    

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