21st September 1958

R.C.T.S. (Sheffield Branch)
South Yorkshire No.4 Rail Tour

Locos Used 61126, 61127, 61165, 62660 'Butler Henderson', 64222 & 64268
Stock Used 7x LNER corridor coaches

Route :

Loco(s) Route
61165 + 62660 Sheffield Victoria - Woodburn Jn - Broughton Lane - Tinsley - Meadow Hall & Wincobank - Chapeltown Central - Westwood - Dovecliffe - Wombwell Main Jn - Stairfoot Jn - Oakwell Jn - Staincross - Royston Jn - Oakenshaw South Jn - Calder Bridge Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Wakefield Westgate - Wrenthorpe North Jn - Lofthouse South Jn - Lofthouse North Jn (1) - Rothwell
????? Rothwell - Lofthouse North Jn - Lofthouse East Jn - Stanley - Methley South - Whitwood Jn - Castleford Central - Kippax - Garforth
????? Garforth - Kippax - Castleford Central - Whitwood Jn - Altofts Jn - Normanton - Turners Lane Jn - Calder Bridge Jn - Crofton West Jn - Crofton South Jn - Grimethorpe Jn - Goldthorpe - Denaby Sidings Jn - Black Carr West Jn - Black Carr East Jn - Bessacarr Jn
????? Bessacarr Jn - Black Carr East Jn - Potteric Carr Jn - Doncaster - Carcroft & Adwick-le-Street - Skellow Jn - Applehurst Jn - Stainforth & Hatfield
62660 Stainforth & Hatfield - Kirk Sandall Jn - Low Ellers Jn - St Catherine's Jn - Tickhill - Firbeck West Jn - Maltby - Dinnington - Brancliffe East Jn - Shireoaks
????? Shireoaks - Kiveton Bridge - Woodhouse Jn - Woodburn Jn - Sheffield Victoria

Notes :
(1) The
tour itinerary booklet describes a double reversal being necessary to gain access to the Rothwell branch although the precise location isn't made clear but presumably in the vicinity of Lofthouse North Jn.
(2) Route confirmation required - above is taken from the route description given in the tour itinerary. Known;
61165+62660 photographed at Sheffield Victoria.
64222+64268 & 62660 photographed at Wakefield.
64222 photographed double-headed with 64268 at Rothwell.
61127 photographed at Stainforth.
61126 photographed at Shireoaks.

Sources : David Davis, Peter Darke, Bob Mitchell & Bob Gellatly

Photo Review


61165+62660 at Sheffield Victoria at the start of the trip
(Photo: DB Swale/The John Debens Photo Collection)


61165 & 62660 pause at Stairfoot Jn (photo: F.C.H. Fairey)


62660 'Butler Henderson' paused at Wakefield (Kirkgate?)
(Photo: DB Swale/The John Debens Photo Collection)


64222 & 64268 at Rothwell (photo: Mike Morant collection)


62660 at Goldthorpe (photo: Mike Morant collection)


62660 ready to leave Stainforth & Hatfield (photo: Garth Smith)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Sheffield Victoria 10.40d
16.43 Stairfoot 11.19 ~ 11.25
31.60 Wakefield Kirkgate 12.02 ~ 12.07
35.31 Lofthouse North Jn 12/21
38.57 Rothwell 12.49 ~ 13.09
42.02 Lofthouse North Jn 13/35
48.76 Castleford Central 13/57
55.73 Garforth 14.23 ~ 14.33
62.70 Castleford 14.56 ~ 15.03
69.54 Calder Bridge Jn 15.21 ~ 15.31
82.50 Goldthorpe 16.00 ~ 16.10
93.55 Bessacarr Jn 16.45 ~ 16.53
97.05 Doncaster 17/09
108.19 Stainforth 17.32 ~ 17.40
132.79 Shireoaks 18.46 ~ 18.56
146.24 Sheffield Victoria 19.25a


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