30th December 1980

L.C.G.B. (North West Branch)
Xmas Tommy

Locos Used 40033, 45014, 76006 & 76054

Route : 1Z09 throughout

Loco(s) Route
40033 Liverpool Lime Street - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Hartford LNW Jn - Hartford CLC Jn - Northwich - Altrincham - Navigation Road - Skelton Jn - Northenden Jn - Edgeley Jn - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly
76006 Manchester Piccadilly - Ardwick Jn - Ashburys - Guide Bridge - Godley - Hadfield - Woodhead Tunnel - Penistone - Darnall - Rotherwood Yard
45014 Rotherwood Yard - Darnall - Aldwarke Jn - Wath Road Jn - Wath
76006 (1) Wath - Aldam Jn - Wath Central Jn - West Silkstone Jn - Barnsley Jn
76006 Barnsley Jn - Penistone
76006 Penistone - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Piccadilly
40033 Manchester Piccadilly - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) 76054 on rear for banking assistance.

Nick Lawford comments: This train was billed as - and was correct at the time it was advertised - as the last 76 but by the time it ran it was known things were going to carry on.


76006 at Penistone (photo: Craig Simmons)

Sources : Paul Bettany (joined/left train at St Helens Junction), Clive Barlow & Kevin Driscoll

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 09.13d 09.16   18.38a 18.43
Edge Hill 09/18 09/20   ? ?
St Helens Junction ??.??a ~ 09.31d 09.31 ~ 09.33   18/12 18.12a ~ 18.15d
Earlestown ? 09/43   ? ?
Warrington Bank Quay 09.45a ~ 09.47d 09.50 ~ 09.56   17/50 17.57a ~ 17.59d
Acton Bridge 10/02 10/08   ? ?
Hartford LNW Jn 10/04 10/12   ? ?
Hartford CLC Jn 10/07 10/13   ? ?
Greenbank 10/10 10/15   ? ?
Northwich 10.11a ~ 10.13d 10.19 ~ 10.20   17/25 17.35a ~ 17.37d
Knutsford 10/22 10/29   ? ?
Altrincham 10.36a ~ 10.39d 10.40 ~ 10.41   16/48 17.14a ~ 17.17d
Deansgate Jn 10/41 10/43   ? ?
Skelton Jn 10/43 10/45   ? ?
Northenden Jn 10/47 10/51   ? ?
Edgeley Jn 10/54 10/59   ? ?
Stockport 10/57 11.00a ~ 11.02d   16/26 16.49a ~ 16.51d
Manchester Piccadilly 11.10a ~ 11.25d 11.11 ~ 11.27   15L56a ~ 16L16d 16.30 ~ 16.39
Ardwick 11/27 11/30   15/52 16/26
Ashburys ? ?   15/51 16/25
Guide Bridge 11/34 11/36   15/46 16/21
Dinting ? ?   15/28 16/07
Hadfield 11/48 11/49   ? ?
Woodhead 12/01 11/59   15/14 15/57
Dunford Bridge 12/04 12/04   15/11 15/53
Penistone 12p15a ~ 12p25d 12.15 ~ 12.27   15/02 15/41

 

Location Booked Actual
Woodburn Jn 12/47 12/51
Rotherwood Yard 12L53 ~ 13L05 12.57 ~ 13.10
Darnall West Jn 13/10 13/18
Attercliffe Jn 13/13 13/20
Tinsley East Jn 13/19 13/26
Aldwarke Jn 13/24 13/32
Masborough South Jn 13/32 13/38
Wath Exchange 13L37a ~ 14L25d 13.55 ~ 14.54
Elsecar Jn 14/28 14/58
Aldam Jn 14/36 15/05
Wombwell Jn 14/40 15/07
West Silkstone Jn 14/54 15/29
Huddersfield Jn 15/00 15.33 ~ 15.38

Timings continue in first table.

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