Sunday, 4 December 2016

West Midlands ADEX's 1984 - part 3

"Timewarp : now under heavy general overhaul - expect a new livery and shiny new nameplates soon!"

Awaydays, Merrymakers or plain old Advertised Excursions, whatever they were marketed as in your area, the once commonplace ADEX is just another aspect of the railway scene that is long gone... to read more see part 1 while part 2 features June-July 84 .

This page was previously part of our old site 1980's Timewarp, with many thanks to Gary Stratford.

Can you add to the listing below? Do you know what worked any of these trains or can you confirm if they even ran? Did you travel on any of the services listed and do you have any railway related memories of the trip? Please post in the box below.

ADEX's originating in the West Midlands 1984 - third & final part of this article features August-November.

Wed
01/08/1984
1Z26
0746 Longbridge - Folkestone Central

Wed
01/08/1984
1Z16
0720 Kidderminster - Tenby

25279+25282 Via Central Wales To Llanelli 47191 fwd & 1810 rtn to Cardiff Central 25279+25282 fwd via Shrewsbury to Kidderminster

Thurs
02/08/1984
1T05
0820 Water Orton - Blackpool North (1805 return)


Sun
05/08/1984
1Z17
0805 Wolverhampton - Paignton

Sun
05/08/1984
1Z39
0854 Wolverhampton - Littlehampton

Outward 47059 to Littlehampton, 73136 to Chichester (actual dest, but Littlehampton shown in STN Rtn unknown.

Mon
06/08/1984
1Z26
0715 Shrewsbury - Newcastle

Tues
07/08/1984
1Z26
0700 Coventry - Largs
[See also Note 1]

Thurs
09/08/1984
1Z26
0642 Banbury - Scarborough

Sun
12/08/1984
1Z16
0730 Shrewsbury - Paignton

47379 is thought most probable noted ECS towards Shrewsbury?

Sun
12/08/1984
1Z27
0903 Wolverhampton - Bournemouth

[See also Note 2] Outward 47342 to 1/2 mile outside Bournemouth (low fuel?), then 33110 assist to dest.  47342 worked the rtn

Mon
13/08/1984
1Z25
0720 Kidderminster - Harrogate

Tues
14/08/1984
1T05
0735 Leamington Spa - Rhyl (1800 return)

Return 47552

Wed
15/08/1984
1Z25
0700 Banbury - Yarmouth

Wed
15/08/1984
1Z26
0826 Redditch - Margate [See also Note 3]

Thurs
16/08/1984
1Z16
0800 Shrewsbury - Taunton (1730 return)

Return 47148

Thurs
16/08/1984
1T06
0927 Coventry - Llandudno (1730 return)

Return 47225

Sun
19/08/1984
1T06
0836 Birmingham New Street - Llandudno
(1805 return)

Sun
19/08/1984
1T07
???? Nuneaton - Llandudno Mystex
(1842 return to Northampton)

47162 noted with ECS heading for Nuneaton


Sun
19/08/1984
1Z37
0730 Birmingham New Street - Broadstairs
[See also Note 2]

Outward 47331 at least


Sun
19/08/1984
1Z27
0815 Wolverhampton - Brighton
[See also Note 2]
Outward 47279 to London Victoria 73005 fwd.

Mon
20/08/1984
1Z16
0705 Lichfield City - Tenby

Tues
21/08/1984
1T06
???? Leamington Spa - Llandudno (1730 return)

Tues
21/08/1984
1Z26
0642 Longbridge - Edinburgh Waverley

40079 outwards via 5 Ways, Aston, Walsall, Sutton, Water Orton, BH, Rotherham, Pontefract /1Z26 1638 rtn

Wed
22/08/1984
1Z09
???? Banbury - Stirling
[See also Note 4]

Wed
22/08/1984
1Z27
???? Water Orton - Weymouth

Sun
26/08/1984
1Z39
0800 Shrewsbury - Portsmouth Harbour

47246 Outwards at least


Sun
26/08/1984
1T06
0915 Wolverhampton - Rhyl (1910 return)

Mon
27/08/1984
1T10
0730 Northampton - Blackpool North (1800 return)

[See also Note 5]
40155 in & out of Blackpool North

Tues
28/08/1984
1T05
0840 Banbury - Blackpool North (1755 return)

Tues
28/08/1984
1Z25
0715 Shrewsbury - Eastbourne

47234 Outwards at least


Wed
29/08/1984
1Z25
0805 Barnt Green - Skegness

Thurs
30/08/1984
1Z25
0650 Kidderminster - Scarborough

Sun
02/09/1984
1T05
0900 Leamington Spa - Llandudno (1720 return)

40122 Outwards at least


Wed
05/09/1984
1Z25
0532 Shrewsbury - Whitby
[See also Note 6] 

? to Sheffield 47352 to Whitby / ???? Rtn to Battersby & failed, 37058 to Shrewsbury

Thurs
06/09/1984
1Z26
???? Banbury - Scarborough

Sun
16/09/1984
1Z68
0800 Lichfield Trent Valley - ? Mystex
[See also Note 8]

Mon
17/09/1984
1Z16
0657 Walsall - Plymouth

Tues
18/09/1984
1Z25
0700 Lichfield Trent Valley - Plymouth
[See also Note 9]

? to ? Then 85014 to Stonebridge Park, 47146 fwd.  1Z25 / 1753 rtn 47146 to Willesden 85031 fwd to ? With ? fwd.

Tues
18/09/1984
1T05
0800 Banbury - Llandudno (1736 return)

Wed
19/09/1984
1Z25
0805 Barnt Green - Newcastle

Thurs
20/09/1984
1Z09
0755 Lichfield Trent Valley - Carlisle (1800 return)
[See also Note 7]

Thurs
20/09/1984
1Z16
0732 Birmingham New Street - Weston-super-Mare

47102 Outwards to Stratford-on-Avon & 47199 fwd to Weston-super-Mare & 1745 rtn to Stratford-on-Avon then 45059 fwd.

Wed
26/09/1984
1T05
0845 Kidderminster - Blackpool North (2015 return)

Sat
06/10/1984
1Z17
0800 Lichfield City - Paignton

Sat
13/10/1984
note 11.
0710 Shrewsbury - Weymouth

47450 Outwards & Return


Sun
21/10/1984
1T05
0830 Banbury - Blackpool North (1850 return)

Sun
28/10/1984
1T05
0900 Coventry - Blackpool North (1852 return)
[See also Note 10]

Sat
03/11/1984
1Z49
0735 Coventry - Edinburgh Waverley

Outward 85019 to Carstairs; 47156 forward.  Same locos returned with a 1733 dep reported.

Sat
17/11/1984
1Z25
0800 Kidderminster - Bournmouth ADEX (1752 rtn)

47002 Outwards & rtn with Steam heating


Note 1. Outward Carlisle 10L26/10L35; Return Carlisle 20L57/21L07
Note 2. Outward via WCML, Return via Reading
Note 3. Outward Birmingham New Street 09L17/09L27, Mitre Bridge Jn 11L14/11L26; Return Willesden WL Jn 19L20/19L32, Birmingham New Street 21L28/21L38
Note 4. Outward Coventry 07L33/07L44; Return Coventry 23L41/23L53
Note 5. Outward Preston 10L14/10L26; Return Preston 18L30/18L41
Note 6. STN W1 No. 36 page 59 quotes 2 workings with same headcode: 0614 (arrival time matches timing section on page 66)/0616 Wolves, 0636/0642 New St or 0756/0800 Wolves, 0818/0829 New St!
Note 7. Outward via S & C, Return via WCML; Outward Nuneaton 08L20/08L32
Note 8. Outward Mitre Bridge Jn 10L06/10L18; Return Willesden No. 7 20L21/20L31
Note 9. Outward Willesden No. 7 09L00/09L12; Return Willesden No. 7 21L36/21L46
Note 10. Return Crewe 20L17/20L27 - Adex (W1) Charter (W2)
Note 11. 1Z38 (M)/1Z26 (W1)
Note 12. Via Coventry & Nuneaton outward at least.

Thanks also to : Mike Tongue, Alan Baylis, Lee Nash, Paul Griffin, Nick Ross, Steve Jones, Fred (the Skinhead), Mike Hollick, Tim Holden, Andy Foster & Barrie Williams for their help with this listing. This post originally part of our old site - 1980's Timewarp



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