19th July 2018

West Coast Railways
The Scarborough Spa Express

Locos Used 37516 'Loch Laidon', 37706 & steam: 35018 'British India Line'
Stock Used (2) (99312)+(99718)+99128+99122+99712+99025+99371+99318+4973+9392

Route :
1Z25 : Carnforth to Scarborough
1Z27 : Scarborough to Carnforth

Loco(s) Route
37706 + 37516 Carnforth - Lancaster - Preston - Farington Curve Jn - Blackburn - Accrington - Gannow Jn - Copy Pit - Hall Royd Jn - Hebden Bridge - Greetland Jn - Brighouse - Heaton Lodge East Jn - Mirfield East Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Normanton - Castleford - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - Colton Jn - York Holgate Sidings
35018 (1) (3) York Holgate Sidings - York - Malton - Seamer - Scarborough
35018 (1) (3) Scarborough - Seamer - Malton - York - York Holgate Sidings
37706 York Holgate Sidings - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth

Notes :
(1) 37706 on rear.
(2) 99312 was only in the consist when 35018 was on the train. 99718 was only in the consist of 1Z25 from Carnforth to York Holgate Sidings.

(3)
This tour was diesel assisted, due to the risk of lineside fires in hot weather.
(3)
John Clifford's comments: This was one of a series of trips run on Thursdays in the summer from Carnforth to Scarborough and back. The routes were either via Preston and Wakefield Kirkgate (this one) or via Skipton. Steam was booked from York Holgate Sidings to Scarborough and back. On the day Manchester Victoria - Scarborough services were running late. This meant that the tour had to wait for 10.32 from Manchester to clear platform 5 at York. The 10.32 left York 18 minutes late. There was enough recovery time in the schedule for us to reach Scarborough on time. On the return we were checked outside York by the 16.32 Manchester Victoria - Scarborough which left York 23 minutes late.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from/to York)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Carnforth 07.06d [P2]     23.01a [P2]  
Carnforth North Jn 07/07     23/00  
Morecambe South Jn 07/11     22/56  
Lancaster 07.14a ~ 07.16d [P4]     22.37a ~ 22.51d [P3]  
Garstang & Catteral 07/28     22/27  
Preston 07.40a ~ 08.04d [P5]     22.00a ~ 22.17d [P2]  
Ribble Jn 08/05 [US]     21/58  
Farington Curve Jn 08/10     21/55 [DS]  
Lostock Hall Jn 08/14     21/45  
Blackburn 08.37a ~ 08.39d [P2]     21.31a ~ 21.34d [P4]  
Daisyfield Jn 08/41     21/29  
Accrington 08/47 [P1]     21/21 [P2]  
Gannow Jn 08/55     21/13  
Copy Pit 09/05     21/04  
Hall Royd Jn 09/16     20/55  
Hebden Bridge 09.22a ~ 09.24d [P2]     20.46a ~ 20.49d [P1]  
Milner Royd Jn 09/32     20*24 ~ 20*35  
Greetland Jn 09/39     20/19  
Brighouse 09.45a ~ 09.48d [P1]     20.11a ~ 20.14d [P2]  
Bradley Wood Jn 09/51     20/08  
Heaton Lodge East Jn 09/54     20/05  
Mirfield East Jn 09/58     20/03  
Horbury Jn 10/09 [FL]     19/53 [SL]  
Wakefield Kirkgate 10.13a ~ 10.16d [P1]     19.47a ~ 19.49d [P2]   
Normanton 10/20     19/41  
Altofts Jn 10/21     19/39  
Castleford 10/25 [P1]     19/35  
Milford Jn 10/31     19/21  
Church Fenton 10/38 [P3] [P3]   19/15 [P3] [P3]
Colton South Jn 10/44 [LSL]     19/10 [LSL]  
Colton Jn 10/45 [LSL]     19/09 [LSL]  
York Holgate Sidings 10L54 ~ 11L45     18L24 ~ 19L02  
York 11.48a ~ 11.51d [P5] 11.58 ~ 12.06 [P5]   18.15a ~ 18.21d [P5] 18.13 ~ 18.25 [P5]
Scarborough Bridge Jn 11/54 12/09   18/14 18/11
Strensall SB 12/03 12/18   18/04 18/00
Barton Hill 12/11 12/24   17/59 17/55
Kirkham Abbey SB 12/16 12/30   17/54 17/51
Malton 12/27 12/39   17/44 17/42 [ML]
Weaverthorpe LC 12/42 12/52   17/29 17/28
Seamer 12/56 12/59   17/22 17/20
Scarborough 13.04a [P1] 13.04 [P1]   17.15d [P1] 17.14 [P1]


Associated Light Engine & E.C.S Workings

5Z22 : (35018 with 99312) : York N.R.M. to York Holgate Sidings

Location Booked
York N.R.M. 10.50d
Fuelling Point 10.55 ~ 11.00
York 11.01 ~ 11.10 [P11]
York Holgate Sidings 11.13a

5Z23 : (35018 with 99312) : York Holgate Sidings to York N.R.M.
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
York Holgate Sidings 18.37d
York Yard South Jn 18/39
York Yard North R.S. 18.45 ~ 18.48
York Thrall Turntable 18.52 ~ 20.00
York Yard North R.S. 20.05 ~ 20.08
York N.R.M. 20.30a


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