31st March 1984

S.L.O.A.
Cumbrian Mountain Express
(Southbound)

Locos Used 85029 & steam: 44767 'George Stephenson' & 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used 4926+4928+7232+13386+3117+3033+3095+1667+3096+3114+3045+17021

Route : 1L20 throughout

Loco Route
85029 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Carlisle
60009 Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield
44767 Hellifield - Settle Jn - Wennington - Carnforth
85029 Carnforth - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) This tour was originally advertised to start and finish at London Kings Cross but shortly before the running date passengers received a letter from SLOA informing them that 'due to severe operating difficulties on the ECML' this train would operate from Euston on the WCML instead. Passengers from joining points on the ECML were to use service trains as detailed in the timing section.
(2) With the exception of the tour ticket all paperwork carried the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' name. The tour ticket had the tour named as 'The Cumbrian Mountain Pullman' in error.

Sources : David Ingham, Ian McDonald & Richard Dowers

Photo Review


60009 pauses for its photo-stop at Appleby (photo: Alan Chilestone). As a
passenger on the Linkwise Tour passing the other way which also stopped,
Alan had the chance to get this this photo.


Ian McDonald's ticket.
Note incorrect tour name!


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian McDonald & Richard Dowers)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.0 Euston 07.59d ?   20.20a ? 640.3
5.4 Willesden Junction 08/06 ?   20/12 ? 634.9
17.4 Watford Junction 08.15a ~ 08.16d ??.?? ~ 08.20   19.58a ~ 19.59d 20.16 ~ ??.?? 622.9
46.7 Bletchley 08/36 08/43   19/39 19/57 593.6
82.6 Rugby 09/02 09/06   19/10 19/33 557.7
97.0 Nuneaton 09/12 09/16   19/00 19/23 543.3
116.3 Lichfield TV 09/25 09/28   18/47 19/09 524.0
133.5 Stafford 09/40 09/41   18/34 18/57 506.8
158.1 Crewe 10.03a ~ 10.05d ??.?? ~ 10.06   18.11a ~ 18.13d 18.33 ~ 18.36 482.2
174.4 Weaver Jn 10/20 10/19   17/53 18/07 466.0
182.2 Warrington Bank Quay 10/28 ?   ? ? ?
193.9 Wigan North Western 10/34 ?   17/39 17/42 446.4
209.0 Preston 10.50a ~ 10.52d 10.40 ~ 10.44   17/25 17.36 ~ 17.38 431.3
230.0 Lancaster 11/09 11/09   17/07 17.14 ~ 17.15 410.3
236.3 Carnforth 11/16 11/16   16L46a ~ 16L56d 16.56 ~ 17.03 404.0

 

Miles Location Booked Actual
262.1 Tebay 11/33 11/37
279.9 Penrith 11/50 11/54
299.1 Carlisle 12L08a ~ 12L19d 12.08 ~ 12.20
300.0 Petteril Bridge Jn 12/23 12/23
328.9 Appleby 13w04a ~ 13w29d 13.05 ~ 13.55
347.4 Ais Gill 13/59 14/20
350.5 Garsdale 14w04a ~ 14w40d 14.25 ~ 14.51
358.6 Blea Moor 15/02 15/02
372.6 Settle Jn 15/23 15/23
375.9 Hellifield 15L32a ~ 16L00d 15.34 ~ 16.05
379.2 Settle Jn 16/10 16/14
394.3 Wennington 16/30 16/39
403.6 Carnforth East Jn 16/44 16/54

Timings continue in the first table.

E.C.M.L. Service trains:

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Stevenage 06.19d 21.31a
Kings Cross
(join tour at Euston)
06.57a 21.04d

 

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Peterborough 06.53d 21.38a
Doncaster 07.59a ~ 08.04d -
Leeds 08.54a ~ 09.07d 19.40a ~ 19.45d
Carlisle 11.37a -
Carnforth - 17.48d

 

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Doncaster 08.04d 20.25a
Leeds 08.54a ~ 09.07d 19.40a ~ 19.45d
Carlisle 11.37a -
Carnforth - 17.48d


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