19th April 1980

British Rail / Yorkshire Dales National Park
(Dalesrail Excursion)

DMU Used ?????

Route :

DMU Route
as listed (??? - ) Leeds - York - Northallerton - Castle Hills Jn
as listed Castle Hills Jn - Bedale - Leyburn - Redmire
as listed Redmire - (reverse of outward route) - Castle Hills Jn
as listed Castle Hills Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds ( - ???)

Notes :
(1) Andrew Spencer comments: The stops at Bedale and Leyburn on the outward trip were quite lengthy; long enough for me to leave the train and take some photographs. Judging from the slides that I took, the train appears to have comprised at least one Class 104 DMU. There may have been more than one unit. At least one unit had been refurbished and had the early white livery with a narrow blue stripe at waist level.

Source : Andrew Spencer (joined/left the train at Leeds)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Andrew Spencer)

Location Booked (out)   Booked (rtn)
Leeds 07.58d   21.14a
York ??.??a ~ ??.??d   ??.??a  ??.??d
Bedale 09.49a ~ ??.??d   ?
Leyburn 10.29a ~ ??.??d   ?
Redmire 10.50a   18.30d

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