Class 25 Locomotive Performance

"I don't think they're going to make it ..."

and said by so many people, so many times during 1983!

These pages list the timing logs I made of Class 25 loco performance during the 80's. Naturally the Cambrian and Talerddig incline in particular provide the majority of these logs but I do have some from other parts of the country as you can see.

If you want to know how these train timings were turned into performance figures then select the Timing Trains link (but of course it's all maths, smoke and mirrors stuff!).

If you want to know more about the construction details of the different sub-classes, including individual locomotive build and withdrawal dates then select the Technical Details link.

List of performance recordings over these routes

Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury

Talerddig Summary of 80 performance recordings collected for locos tackling the Talerddig climb from 1982 through to 1984 (including two for class 40s)
28th September 1985 1810 Aberystwyth - North Walsham "Cambrian Explorer" CHARTER

Wolverhampton to Aberystwyth

6th May 1985 0659 Euston - Aberystwyth
28th September 1985 0330 North Walsham - Aberystwyth "Cambrian Explorer" CHARTER
25th July 1986 0630 Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
12th August 1986 0630 Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
24th August 1986 0345 Paddington - Pwllheli "Snowdonian II" RTR

Glasgow to Carlisle

Derby to Skegness

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