27th September 1980
|Locos Used||47356, 84003 & steam : 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'|
|84003||Crewe - (via WCML) - Carnforth South Jn - Carnforth U&DG|
|6201||Carnforth U&DG - Carnforth - Clapham - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Blackburn - Bolton - Manchester Victoria - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton - Stockport - Hale - Northwich - Mickle Trafford - Chester|
|47356||Chester - Crewe|
(1) Route confirmation required. Pete Wolfe comments: I recall 6201 stalled on Mickle Trafford bank with sticking brakes and after a delay, assistance was provided by 47356 to Chester. I can't quite recall but I think 6201 was due to take us to Shrewsbury but the steam part was terminated at Chester and the train returned to Crewe behind 47356. It is believed this may have been the last use of a class 84 on a passenger charter.
Sources : Roger Geach, John Green & Pete Wolfe
84003 drops off the train in the Carnforth Up &
Down Goods lines (photo: Pete Wolfe)
6201 caught on film at Long Preston (photo: Roger Geach)
6201 heads away from Bolton (photo: Stan Wright/Disused Stations)
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