1st July 1951

Stephenson Locomotive Society (North Western Area) / Manchester Locomotive Society
York Excursion

Loco Used 50455

Route : Reporting Code C820 (throughout?)

Loco Route
50455 Blackpool Central - Blackpool South - Preston - Chorley - Bolton - Manchester Victoria - Castleton - Rochdale - Todmorden - Hebden Bridge - Brighouse - Mirfield - Wakefield Kirkgate - Normanton - Castleford - Burton Salmon - Church Fenton - York
50455 York - (?reverse of outward route?) - Blackpool Central

Notes :
(1) This was the last Hughes 4-6-0 in service and the loco's last passenger working. There was a special opening of the NRM.


50455 is captured on film at York (photo: The Mike Morant Collection)


50455 departing from York (photo: The John Debens Collection)

Source : Ian Clark (SLS)

Timings (Booked/Advertised & Actual)
(from
Ian Clark (SLS)/Manchester Locomotive Society Library Collection)

Miles Location Booked
[Advertised]
Actual   Booked Actual Miles
? Blackpool Central [09.30d] ?   ? ? ?
? Blackpool South [??.??a ~ 09.36d] ?   ? ? ?
? Preston [??.??a ~ 10.02d] ?   ? ? ?
? Chorley [??.??a ~ 10.19d] ?   ? ? ?
? Bolton Trinity Street [??.??a ~ 10.40d] ?   ? ? ?
0.0 Manchester Victoria ??.??a ~ 11.03d ??.?? ~ 11.13   20.30a ~ ??.??d 20.44 ~ ??.?? 75.5
? Newton Heath 11/10 11/21   20/23 20/37 ?
5.4 Middleton Jn 11/15 11/26   20/17 20/33 ?
9.0 Castleton ? 11/32   ? ? ?
10.6 Rochdale 11.23a ~ 11.24d 11.35 ~ 11.38   20.05a ~ 20.07d 20.22 ~ 20.23 65.0
14.0 Littleborough ? 11/44   ? 20/17 ?
19.3 Todmorden 11.41a ~ 11.43d 11.54 ~ 11.55   19.41a ~ 19.46d 19.57 ~ 20.04 57.0
22.2 Eastwood ? 12/10   ? ? ?
23.8 Hebden Bridge ? 12/16   ? 19/53 52.0
28.8 Sowerby Bridge 11/55 12/24   19/27 19/37 47.0
? Brighouse 12/02 12/38   ? ? ?
38.6 Mirfield 12/07 12/44   19/13 19/21 37.3
40.1 Thornhill ? 12/48   ? ? ?
47.9 Wakefield Kirkgate 12/22 13.00 [1 min stop]   19/00 19.04 [30 sec stop] 27.6
51.0 Normanton 12/30 13/14   18/53 18.58 [30 sec stop] 24.6
54.5 Castleford 12/37 13/22   18/43 18/50 21.0
58.7 Burton Salmon 12/45 13/29   18/37 18/42 16.9
62.7 Sherburn-in-Elmet ? 13/34   ? 18/37 ?
64.8 Church Fenton 12/53 13/37   18/29 19/33 4.2
? Chaloners Whin Jn ? 13/44   ? 18/22 2.0
75.5 York 13.08a 13.50   18.15d 18.17 0.0

Passengers from pick-up points below were to change at Todmorden so presumably were using service trains.

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Blackburn 10.22d ??.??a
Accrington 10.52d ??.??a
Rose Grove 11.03d ??.??a
Burnley Manchester Road 11.06d ??.??a


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