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Mark_A (17.09.2017, 22:58)
Between London and Thurso, did it have a regular route or did this vary?

Thanks for any info...
Graeme Wall (17.09.2017, 23:12)
On 17/09/2017 20:58, Mark_A wrote:
> Between London and Thurso, did it have a regular route or did this vary?
> Thanks for any info...


I thought the Jellicoe expresses were the coal trains from the South
Wales mines. Wouldn't have gone near London.
Charles Ellson (17.09.2017, 23:18)
On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:58:39 +0100, Mark_A <no-one> wrote:

>Between London and Thurso, did it have a regular route or did this vary?
>Thanks for any info...

The route seems to have changed early on rather than varied from time
to time :-
ColinR (17.09.2017, 23:46)
On 17/09/2017 21:18, Charles Ellson wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:58:39 +0100, Mark_A <no-one> wrote:
>> Between London and Thurso, did it have a regular route or did this vary?
>> Thanks for any info...

> The route seems to have changed early on rather than varied from time
> to time :-
>


Good link, thanks
Rail Ranger (18.09.2017, 01:10)
On Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:58:42 PM UTC+1, Mark_A wrote:
> Between London and Thurso, did it have a regular route or did this vary?
> Thanks for any info...


The coal trains to serve the Grand Fleet were nicknamed "Jellicoe Specials" and operated from Pontypool Road to Grangemouth (I think later to Invergordon to reduce the threat from U-boats). There is an interesting article here:
Rail Ranger (18.09.2017, 11:54)
On Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 8:58:42 PM UTC+1, Mark_A wrote:
> Between London and Thurso, did it have a regular route or did this vary?
> Thanks for any info...


An empty Jellicoe special was in the up loop at Quintinshill at the time of the disaster in 1915. The trains were known to the signalmen there as "the Welsh wagons".
Mark_A (18.09.2017, 21:03)
On 17/09/2017 21:18, Charles Ellson wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:58:39 +0100, Mark_A <no-one> wrote:
>> Between London and Thurso, did it have a regular route or did this vary?
>> Thanks for any info...

> The route seems to have changed early on rather than varied from time
> to time :-
>


Thanks, appreciated.

The Waverley route, eh...
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