20th September 1980

R.P.P.R.
The Great Farewells

Locos Used 08373, 20015, 20076, 37101, 37143 & 40028
Stock Used 16008+25812+25806+25444+1682+25035+26090+4472+14101

Route : 1G06 throughout

Loco(s) Route
40028 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Doncaster
20076 + 20015 Doncaster - Thorne Jn - Scunthorpe - Barnetby - Ulceby - New Holland Town
20015 + 20076 New Holland Town - Ulceby - Barnetby - Kirton Lindsey - Gainsborough Central - Trent Jns - Bessacar Jn - Decoy Jn's - Doncaster
37143 Doncaster - Shaftholme Jn - Selby - Holgate Jn - York Yard South - York Yard North - Thirsk - Northallerton - Durham - Tyne Yard - Gateshead - Follingsby - Washington Jn
37101 assist drag back at Washington Jn due to layout
37143 Washington Jn - South Pelaw Jn - Annfield - Consett BSC
08373 assist drag back into sidings at Consett
37143 Consett BSC - Annfield - South Pelaw Jn - King Edward Bridge - Newcastle - Gateshead - Durham - York - Selby - Doncaster
40028 Doncaster - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) The tour was named to mark the closure of New Holland Pier and Consett. New Holland Pier station became banned to loco-hauled trains prior to the tour running so passengers had to walk to New Holland Pier station from New Holland Town station (which were connected by a continuous platform). The RPPR ticket letter carried the following comment: "We must point out that we have had an extreme difficult and frustrating time organising this railtour and in 44 tours we have never had BR change their minds so many times regarding the allocation of rolling stock and motive power".
(2) A timing sheet seen by the Webmaster clearly shows the class 40 used on both legs as 40025, not 40028 as uploaded however some Internet detective work by Keith Jarrett confirms (by the position of the OHLE warning flashes) that it is definitely 40028 in the photo below, not 40025. William Shelford further confirms the use of 40028 on both outward and return legs, thus that query is considered firmly quashed.

Sources : Nick Lawford, David Wainwright, Gordon Lacy, LASERman, Colin Marsden & William Shelford

Photo Review


40028 stands at a very wet Doncaster station (photo: David Wainwright)


The 20's at New Holland Town station (photo: David Wainwright)


David Wainwrights ticket.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Wainwright, Gordon Lacy & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kings Cross 07.28d 07.28   23.22a 23.23
Wood Green 07/40 07/37   23/16 23/13
Potters Bar 07/48 ?   23/10 23/08
Welwyn Garden City 07/55 07/55   ? ?
Woolmer green ? ?   23/02 23/00
Stevenage ??.??a ~ 08.09d 08.03 ~ 08.11   22.56a ~ ??.??d 22.54 ~ 22.55
Hitchin 08/15 ?   22/49 22/49
Sandy 08/24 08/32   22/37 22/40
Huntingdon 08/35 08/47   22/26 22/27
Connington South Jn 08/44 08/53   ? ?
Peterborough ??.??a ~ 09.02d 09.02 ~ 09.04   22.09a ~ ??.??d 22.09 ~ 22.11
Tallington 09/12 09/14   21/59 22/03
Stoke 09/26 09/26   21/48 21/51
Grantham 09/31 09/30   21/39 21/45
Barkston South Jn 09/34 09/34   21/35 ?
Newark 09/41 09/42   21/27 21/30
Retford 09/56 09/55   21/12 21/16
Loversall Carr Jn ? 10/06   ? ?
Decoy South Jn ? 10/08  
Doncaster 10L15a ~ 10L29d 10.14 ~ 10.29   20L40a ~ 20L55d 20.48 ~ 21.00

 

Location Booked Actual
Thorne Jn 10/43 10/44
Scunthorpe 11/02 11c12 ~ 11c13
Wrawby Jn 11/20 11/28
Barnetby 11/22 11c32 ~ 11c32
Brocklesby 11/29 11/39
Ulceby 11/32 11/41
New Holland Town 11p42a ~ 12p12d 11.51 ~ 12.21
Ulceby 12/21 12/31
Brocklesby 12/24 12/33
Barnetby 12/31 12/38
Wrawby Jn 12/33 12/40
Gainsborough Central ? 13c07 ~ 13c08
Trent Jn 13/02 13/12
Bessacar Jn 13/25 13/32
Decoy South Jn ? 13/34
Doncaster 13L30a ~ 13L40d 13.41 ~ 14.01
Shaftholme Jn 13/46 14/07
Selby 13/56 14/23
Holgate Jn 14/14 14/39
York Yard South 14/18 ?
York Yard North 14/25 ?
Skelton Jn 14/27 14/45
Thirsk 14/43 15/07
Northallerton 14/49 15/13
Darlington 15/00 15/23
Ferryhill 15/13 15/33
Durham 15/23 15/42
Ouston Jn 15/31 15/50
Tyne Yard 15/40 15/56
King Edward Bridge 15/48 16/06
Heworth 15/55 16/18
Pelaw Jn 15/57 16/20
Washington 16.05a ~ 16.35d 16.32 ~ 16.42
South Pelaw Jn 16/43 16/58
Annfield 17/05 17/14
Carr House West 17/14 17/24
Consett BSC 17p19a ~ 17p49d 17.32 ~ 18.02
Carr House West 17/54 18/07
Annfield 18/02 ?
South Pelaw Jn 18/15 18/30
Ouston Jn 18/17 18/32
King Edward Bridge 18/34 ?
Newcastle 18.37a ~ 18.39d 18.47 ~ 18.51
Gateshead 18/41 ?
Durham 19/03 19/09
Ferryhill 19/12 19/17
Darlington 19/22 19/28
Northallerton 19/33 19/39
Thirsk 19/39 19/45
York 20/04 20.05 ~ 20.08
Selby 20/19 20/22
Shaftholme Jn 20/35 20/39

Timings continue in first table.

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