The Fridays only Portsmouth Harbour – Leeds and return Sundays Leeds – Portsmouth Harbour train ran from May 1982 until May 1986. A locomotive change took place at Birmingham New Street in each direction.
Locomotives from Classes 25, 31, 33, 37, 40, 45, 46, 47, 50 and 73 all put in appearances on the trains. Of particular note was the regular use of Class 33’s between Portsmouth Harbour and Birmingham New Street until May 1984.
Details of the locomotives known to have been used can be found here.
Details of locomotives used on other dates as well as any corrections would be welcomed by Peter Hall