Awaydays, Merrymakers or plain old Advertised Excursions, whatever they were marketed as in your area, the once commonplace ADEX is just another aspect of the railway scene that is long gone... to read more (see part 1).
This page was previously part of our old site 1980's Timewarp, with many thanks to Gary Stratford.
Can you add to the listing below? Do you know what worked any of these trains or can you confirm if they even ran? Did you travel on any of the services listed and do you have any railway related memories of the trip? Please post in the box below.
Info in the table below in BOLD was added or amended at the last page update.
ADEX's originating in the West Midlands 1984 - part 2 - June-July others to follow.
0735 Wolverhampton - Weston-super-Mare
47140 Return at least
0900 Wolverhampton - Weymouth
47016 Outward & rtn
0733 Leamington Spa - Scarborough
47563 Outwards at least
0918 Wolverhampton - Ascot
0830 Leamington Spa - Rhyl (1750 return)
0729 Coventry - Paignton
45141 Return at least
0800 Shrewsbury - Skegness
47103 Outward & rtn (which was reported passing Nottingham 2023)
*** (Sat 30/06/84 - Fri 06/07/84 No STNs on file) ***
0719 Banbury - Llandudno
40079 Outward & Rtn.
0719 Shrewsbury - Paignton
0833 Banbury - Morecambe (1715 return)
formed DMU (D2) viewed outward Birmingham New Street
0735 Kidderminster - Portsmouth Harbour
0805 Wolverhampton - York
0825 Rugby - Llandudno (1810 return)
47324 outward & rtn.
0704 Leamington Spa - Scarborough
0806 Coventry - Blackpool North (1805 return)
0718 Banbury - Saltburn
47155 Outward & rtn
0728 Coventry - Weymouth
*** (Sat 21/07/84 - Fri 27/07/84 No STNs on file) ***
0900 Leamington Spa - Rhyl
Outward Via Coventry & Nuneaton 47522
Note 12. Via Coventry & Nuneaton outward at least.
0730 Shrewsbury - Margate
0840 Shrewsbury - Scarborough
0830 Leamington Spa - Llandudno (1800 return)
0743 Stratford-upon-Avon - Paignton
???? Redditch - Cleethorpes
0800 Banbury - Llandudno (1735 return)
West Midlands ADEX's for August 1984 onwards to follow,,,