4-character Train Reporting Numbers

Positions 3 and 4

The 3rd and 4th positions indicated the identity of the train:

Below is an example of a table of the route numbers for the North Wales area, taken from the WTT for 1976. although, some of them had already ceased running. Notable are the codes for Rock Ferry, Liverpool Lime St to N.Wales, Runcorn-Chester and New Brighton-Wrexham. Even Aberystwyth-Devil's Bridge appears. The Route Indication Number table did not appear in the 1984-85 working timetable; all Class 2 trains were given new 'headcodes' and 2D53 was no longer used for Crewe to Bangor trains.

Route Indication Numbers - Class 2 and Empty Stock Trains 1976

Trains betweenandViaRoute Number
Blythe Bridge / CreweChester 50
Wolverhampton HLShrewsbury 51
CreweRhyl 51
Blythe Bridge / CreweLlandudno 52
CreweBangor 53
Wolverhampton HLAberystwyth 54
Stoke-on-Trent / CreweHolyhead 54
ChesterRhyl 56
ShrewsburyAberystwyth 57
ChesterHolyhead 58
Manchester Oxford RdChester 59
ShrewsburyChester 60
ShrewsburyCardiff 61
Manchester Vic / WarringtonChester 61
Manchester Vic / WarringtonLlandudno 62
Birmingham New StBarmouthShrewsbury65
Wolverhampton HLChesterShrewsbury66
PrestatynLlandudno 67
CreweCardiffHereford67
RhylBangor 68
Birmingham New StAberystwythShrewsbury69
RhylHolyhead 69
LlandudnoBlaenau Ffestiniog 70
RuncornChester 71
LlandudnoBangor 73
Rock FerryHelsby 73
LlandudnoHolyhead 74
ShrewsburyMachynlleth 74
Rock FerryChester 75
MachynllethAberystwyth 75
Rock FerryHolyhead 76
MachynllethBarmouth 76
Dovey JnBarmouth 77
Rock FerryLlandudno 77
BarmouthPwllheli 78
Birkenhead NorthWrexham Gen 78
New BrightonHawarden Bridge / Wrexham Cent 79
MachynllethPwllheli 79
Birkenhead NorthHawarden Bridge / Wrexham Cent 80
AberystwythPwllheli 80
LiverpoolRhyl 81
LiverpoolLlandudno 82
LiverpoolBangor 83
LiverpoolHolyhead 84
Colwyn Bay / Llandudno Jn Blaenau Ffestiniog 85
Llandudno Jn Llandudno 87
Llandudno Jn Bangor 88
Llandudno Jn Holyhead 89
Wrexham CentWrexham Gen 90
Manchester PicLlandudno 90
ChesterWrexham CentWrexham Ex91
ShrewsburySwansea 93
BangorHolyhead 94
ChesterManchester Pic 95
Rock FerryBirkenhead 97
AberystwythDevil's Bridge 98
Manchester Vic / WarringtonHolyhead 98
Manchester Vic / WarringtonBangor 99