Here's a question about haulage in use on various BR routes around 1978. What stock & haulage was most likely to be used on the following lines in winter 1978/79? Birmingham - Exeter (NE/SW Cross Country). Glasgow/Edinburgh - Aberdeen. London - Brighton. The back-story is this..... At that time I was applying for universities using the UCCA process, where you picked 5 universities in order of preference. Back then the Local Authority would pay your travel expenses to attend interviews or open days at all your chosen institutions. An enthusiast friend suggested that, so long as you were confident of offers from your first few choices, you should use nos. 4 and 5 on your list to score expenses-paid train trips to the furthest possible points from home. Unfortunately this enticing idea came after I'd submitted my choices, so the most exotic trip I ended up with was a Day Return from Wigan to Birmingham! At the time I figured, with universities as they existed back then, my longest trips would have been:- - Wigan to Exeter (Exeter University) - Wigan to Aberdeen (Aberdeen University) - Wigan to Brighton (Sussex University) But until now, >35 years later, I never actually considered what haulage I had missed out on (not counting the obvious Class 86 or 87 on the WCML). Can anyone help?