3rd May 1980

S.L.O.A.
The Mancunian

Locos Used at least 40020, ?76011, 76021? & steam: 1000, 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley' & 4771 'Green Arrow'
Stock Used booked for load 11 throughout

Route : 1Z75 throughout

Loco(s) Route
????? Crewe - Wilmslow - ?Manchester Piccadilly?
40020 ?Manchester Piccadilly - ?Guide Bridge?
?76011 + 76021? ?Guide Bridge? - Woodhead - Rotherwood
????? Rotherwood - Leeds
1000 + 4771 Leeds - Shipley - Keighley - Hellifield - Settle Jn - Wennington - Carnforth
4498 Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Blackburn - Darwen - Bolton - Agecroft Jn - Manchester Victoria
????? Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Denton - Stockport - Wilmslow - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Tony Bowles comments: As regards the query regarding motive power used on sections of this tour. I have just scanned a Trevor Rowe slide taken at Woodhead on that date of an eastbound passenger train which surely must be the tour as the line had long been closed to normal passenger traffic. The locomotive numbers written on the slide are 76011 & 76021 although these cannot be read on the locos themselves. Added to this David Ingham has now provided a photo of 40020 on the same train departing from Manchester Piccadilly but it is not known where it worked from or to.

Sources : Henry Allum, John Cowlishaw, Tony Bowles & David Ingham

Photo Review


40020 is seen departing Manchester Piccadilly (photo: David Ingham)


1000 & 4771 on the outward leg at Bell Busk (photo: John Cowlishaw)


4498 on the return leg at Gisburn (photo: John Cowlishaw)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Cowlishaw)

Location Booked
Crewe 10.10d
Wilmslow 10/27
Manchester Piccadilly 10.49a ~ 11.05d
Guide Bridge 11.17a ~ 11.30d
Woodhead 11/58
Rotherwood 12.35 ~ 12.45
Leeds 13L48a ~ 14L07d
Wortley Jn 14/12
Shipley Leeds Jn 14/29
Keighley 14/40
Skipton 14/56
Hellifield 15/23
Settle Jn 15/38
Wennington 15/57
Carnforth East Jn 16/12
Carnforth ??.?? ~ 16.30d
Carnforth East Jn 16/33
Wennington 16/47
Settle Jn 17/08
Hellifield 17/13
Clitheroe 17/33
Blackburn 18/10
Darwen 18/44
Bolton 19/02
Agecroft Jn 19/13
Manchester Victoria 19.24a ~ 19.34d
Miles Platting 19/40
Denton 19/54
Stockport 20.02a ~ 20.12d
Wilmslow 20/24
Crewe 20.45a


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