50024 Coalpit Heath 20 April 1985

Making a change from the more usual railtour promoter's trains, here is a special organised by the Honiton Round Table. 50024 Vanguard passes the site of Coalpit Heath station on 20 April 1985 with the 1Z64 Templecombe to Carlisle 'Border City Express' railtour. The tour was worked by 47509 between Templecombe and Bristol Temple Meads. Vanguard then worked as far as Crewe, handing over to 47490 for the remainder of the journey to Carlisle. The Honiton Round Table ran a surprising number of special trains in the 1970s and early 1980s, but this seems to have been one of the last.