RAIL TOUR - 'JOINT LINE BUMPER' - On March 13th, 1982, F&W Railtours organised this trip to catch the GN/GE Joint Line before it closed on November 1st. It was a hell of an itinerary, starting in Plymouth at 0400 and picking up all the way to Birmingham New Street, thence non-stop to the Fens.
50018 - Plymouth - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads - Gloucester
50045 - Gloucester - Worcester Shrub Hill - Stourbridge Jn - Kings Winford - Wednesbury - Pleck Jn - Walsall
45064 - Walsall - Rycroft Jn - Lichfield City - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Derby - Ambergate - Chesterfield - Tapton Jn - Beighton Jn - Treeton South Jn - Shepcote Lane East Jn - Attercliffe Jn - Darnall West Jn - Worksop - Retford Low Level - Trent Jn - Gainsborough Lea Road - Pyewipe Jn - Boultham Jn - Greetwell Jn - Sleaford North Jn - Sleaford South Jn - Spalding - March East Jn
37090 - March East Jn - Whitemoor Jn - Wisbech Goods
37090 - Wisbech Goods - Whitemoor Jn
45064 - Whitemoor Jn - March West Jn - Whittlesea - Peterborough - Melton Mowbray - Leicester - Glen Parva Jn - Nuneaton Midland Jn - Abbey Jn - Whitacre Jn - Birmingham New Street
50045 - Birmingham New Street - Aston - Perry Barr - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Stourbridge Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Plymouth