24th June 2021

West Coast Railways
The Scarborough Spa Express

Locos Used (1) 37685 'Loch Arkaig', 37706, 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 45699 'Galatea'
Stock Used (2) (99312)+99304+4984+4973+4994+1861+99127+99371+99122+3136+1961+3093+99128

Route :
1Z24 : Carnforth to Scarborough
1Z27 : Scarborough to Carnforth

Loco(s) Route
37685 + 37706 Carnforth - Bentham - Giggleswick - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton - Keighley - Shipley - Apperley Jn - Whitehall Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Woodlesford - Methley Jn - Whitwood Jn - Castleford - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - Colton Jn - York Holgate Sidings
45699 York Holgate Sidings - York - Malton - Seamer - Scarborough
45699 Scarborough - Seamer - Malton - York - York Holgate Sidings
37685 + 37706 (3) York Holgate Sidings - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth

Notes :
(1) 45699 running as 45562 'Alberta'.
(2) 99312 was only in the consist when 45699 was on the train.
(3) 47746 on rear.


37685+37706 arrive at Skipton on the outward leg (photo: Neil Bentley)

Source : Michael Moore (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Carnforth 07.40d [P2] 07.40   21.46a [P1] 21.43
Wennington 07/58 ?   21/31 ?
Bentham 08/04 ?   21/26 ?
Giggleswick 08/23 ?   21/11 ?
Settle Jn 08/27 ?   21/08 21/01
Hellifield 08.32a ~ 08.38d 08.20 ~ 08.38   20.54a ~ 21.01d 20.51 ~ 20.54
Gargrave 08/47 [P1] 08/46   20/44 [P2] 20/40
Skipton 08.53a ~ 08.57d [P2] 08.51 ~ 08.57   20.33a ~ 20.36d [P3] 20.31 ~ 20.35
Keighley 09.09a ~ 09.11d [P1] 09.07 ~ 09.11   20.17a ~ 20.19d [P2] 20.18 ~ 20.20
Shipley 09.20a ~ 09.26d [P1] 09.21 ~ 09.26   20.06a ~ 20.08d [P2] 20.08 ~ 20.10
Dockfield Jn 09/28 09/27   20/05 20/07
Apperley Jn 09/32 09/31   20/01 20/00
Armley Jn 09/38 [US] 09/37   19*36 ~ 19*53 ? ~ 19.53
Whitehall Jn 09/40 [UWC] 09/40   19/33 [DS] 19/34
Engine Shed Jn 09/43 09/41   19/28 [DWC] 19/29
Stourton Jn 09/46 09/45   19/25 19/25
Woodlesford 09.49a ~ 09.52d [P2] 09.49 ~ 09.52   19.18a ~ 19.21d [P1] 19.19 ~ 19.22
Methley Jn 09/56 09/56   19/14 19/13
Whitwood Jn 10/01 10/02   19/11 19/05
Castleford 10/08 [P1] 10/06   19/07 19/03
Milford Jn 10/14 10/13   18/44 18/54
Church Fenton 10/20 [P2] [NNL] 10/17   18/38 [P3] 18/49 [P3]
Colton South Jn 10*23 ~ 10*34 [NNL-LSL] ? ~ 10.30   ? ?
Colton Jn 10/35 [LSL] 10/32   18/33 [LSL] 18/42
York Holgate Sidings 10L43 ~ 11L15 10.39 ~ 11.09   17L56 ~ 18L26 17.55 ~ 18.37
York 11.18a ~ 11.26d [P5] 11.12 ~ 11.24 [P5]   17.49a ~ 17.53d [P3] 17.46 ~ ?
Scarborough Bridge Jn 11/27 ?   17/43 ?
Strensall SB 11/37 11/37   17/33 17/38
Barton Hill 11/42 ?   17/28 17/32
Kirkham Abbey SB 11/46 ?   17/23 17/27
Malton 12/03 12/03   17/13 17/16
Weaverthorpe LC 12/17 12/16   16/58 17/01
Seamer 12/23 12/23   16/49 16/49
Scarborough 12.31a [P1] 12.31   16.41d [P1] 16.41


Associated Light Engine Workings

5Z22 : (45699 with 99312) : York N.R.M. to York Holgate Sidings

Location Booked Actual
York N.R.M. 10.00d  
York Fuelling Point 10.05 ~ 10.10  
York 10.13 ~ 10.15 [P11] [P11]
York Holgate Sidings 10.18a  

5Z23 : (45699 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 ~ 20.11
York Yard South Jn 20/15
York Holgate Sidings 20.18 ~ 20.23
York 20/26 [P11]
York Siemens 20.29 ~ 20.34
York N.R.M. 20.40a


Back to "The Railtour Files"