1983 Summer Sunday Harwich Boat Train

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It seems the original intention was to use a four coach set on the train in 1983, formed TSO, TSO, TSO, BFK (4), hauled by a March allocatted Class 31/4. This though proved to be impractical and after a couple of Sundays the formation reverted to TSO, TSO, TSO, BSO, FK, TSO, TSO (7) most weeks with Stratford Class 47 haulage. However, Stratford Class 47’s only appeared in total on nine of the Seventeen Sunday’s. Another five Sunday’s saw use of Great Eastern allocatted Class 31/4’s and 37’s. The highlight of the summer was three consequitive Sundays in June which saw the use of Cardiff Canton allocatted 47257 on the 11th, Thornaby allocated 47289 on the 18th and on the 25th, Gateshead allocatted 37015 was used on the outward and Healey Mills allocatted 31162 on the return.

Sunday / Train1E68 07:55 Harwich PQ – Sheffield 1E87 16:23 Sheffield – Harwich PQ
May 29th3141731417
June 5th3141831418
June 12th4725747257
June 19th4728947289
June 26th3701531162
July 3rd4711247112 (A)
July 10th4729547295
July 17th4709947099
July 24th4700747007
July 31st3141831418
August 7th4700347003
August 14th3700137001
August 21st4716247162
August 28th4708547085
September 4th4715847158
September 11th4713047130
September 18th3705237052

(A) – 47112 was replaced at Peterborough with 31114 going forward to Harwich

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