7th - 8th April 1984

Hertfordshire Railtours
Leuchars Aide

Locos Used 26035, 26037, 40009, 40033, 47410, 86220 & 86314
Stock Used 4862+4922+4991+4866+7183+25254+1738+35472+4959+5010+4977+4875

Route : 1Z68 throughout

Date Loco(s) Route
07/04 86220 London Euston - (WCML, via Weedon & Trent Valley) - Wigan North Western
07/04 40009 + 40033 Wigan North Western - Euxton Jn - Lostock Hall Jn - Bamber Bridge - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Rome Street Jn - Caldew Bridge Jn - Carlisle Kingmoor (sig. CE465)
07/04 26035 + 26037 Carlisle Kingmoor (sig. CE465) - Dumfries - Newton-on-Ayr - Paisley Gilmour Street - Bellgrove - Mossend - (2) - Braidhurst Loop
07/04 47410 Braidhurst Loop - Mossend - Garnqueen North Jn - Greenhill Lower Jn - Falkirk Grahamston - Winchburgh Jn - Dalmeny - Inverkeithing - Dunfermline - Cardenden - Thornton North Jn - Ladybank - Hilton Jn - Perth - Errol - Dundee
07/04-08/04 47410 Dundee - Tay Bridge South - Leuchars - Ladybank - Kirkcaldy - Inverkeithing - Dalmeny - Winchburgh Jn - Falkirk Grahamston - Greenhill Lower Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Mossend
08/04 86314 Mossend - Carstairs - Carlisle - (via WCML) - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Stechford - Coventry - Rugby - (WCML, via Weedon) - Wembley Central

Notes :
(1) Although booked for Mossend Yard, train reversed & locos were changed (26s for 47) beyond Mossend, at Braidhurst Loop.
(2) Harry Harper comments:
I think the last passenger round the Carlisle goods lines. Can anyone confirm? For the desperate there was a very unofficial set down in Carlisle Yard, where a walk to the nearest bus stop enabled travel on the return leg of the Knotty Northern Circular from Carlisle via Newcastle to Leeds. One of the bashers decided to remain onboard as he had only ever had three 26's for haulage. He was not impressed when Annan revealed two of them on the front.

Sources : Nigel Rollings, Jeremy Sleightholm (both on the train throughout),
Alan Osborn, LASERman (both joined/left the train at Watford Junction) & Adrian Nicholls

Photo Review


86220 waits for departure time at London Euston (photo: Chris Thompson)


The 40's pause for photos at Garsdale (photo: Chris Thompson)


The 40's, about to hand over to the 26's (photo: Michael Croxford)


The 26's sit at Blairhill (signal SJ51) because of a points failure at Sunnyside Jn
(photo: Chris Thompson)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Addison, Alan Osborn, LASERman & Adrian Nicholls)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 07.00d ?  
Willesden Jn 07/07 ?  
Wembley Central ? ?   08.38a ?
Watford Jn 07.17a ~ 07.18d 07.16 ~ 07.19   08.22a ~ ??.??d 08.16 ~ 08.17
Tring 07/30 07/29   08/06 08/04
Ledburn Jn ? ?   ? 07/58 [FL]
Bletchley 07/40 07/41   07/49 07/50
Denbigh Hall North Jn ? ?   ? 07/47 [SL]
Hanslope Jn 07/48 07/48   07/35 07/39 [FL]
Weedon 07/57 07/56   07/26 07/19
Rugby 08.10a ~ 08.12d 08.06 ~ 08.12   07.11a ~ 07.13d 07.06 ~ 07.08
Coventry   06/53 06/46
Stechford   06/41 06/33
Aston   06/27 06/28
Perry Barr North Jn   06/23 06/23
Bescot   06/18 06/18
Portobello Jn   06/14 06/14
Bushbury Jn   06/10 06/11

Nuneaton

08/23 08/23  
Tamworth 08/32 08/31  
Lichfield Trent Valley 08/36 08/36  
Armitage 08/40 08/39  
Colwich Jn 08/44 08/42  
Milford 08/45 08/44  
Stafford 08/51 08/47   05/58 05/55
Norton Bridge 08/55 08/51   05/53 05/50
Madeley Jn 09/02 08/58   05/44 05/43
Crewe 09.14a ~ 09.16d 09.12 ~ 09.16   05.30a ~ 05.36d 05.11 ~ 05.34
Coal Yard 09/18 09/19   05/27 ?
Winsford 09/24 09/25   05/06 ?
Acton Grange Jn 09/33 09/33   04/41 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 09/35 09/34   04/39 04/51
Winwick Jn 09/37 09/37   04/35 ?
Springs Branch Jn 09/42 09/42   04/30 ?
Wigan North Western 09L44a ~ 09L55d 09.44 ~ 09.59   04.26a ~ 04.28d 04.40 ~ 04.41
Balshaw Lane Jn 10/06 ?   04/20 ?
Euxton Jn 10/11 10/10   04/19 ?
Preston   04/14 04/25
Lancaster   03/54 ?
Carnforth   03/51 ?
Oxenholme   03/42 ?
Tebay   03/33 ?
Penrith   03/18 ?
Farington Jn 10/16 10/14  
Lostock Hall Jn 10/22 10/17  
Bamber Bridge 10/24 10/19  
Cherry Tree 10/33 ?  
Blackburn 10/36 10/31  
Daisyfield Jn 10/37 10/33  
Clitheroe 10/53 10/50  
Hellifield 11/12 11/09  
Settle Jn 11/28 11/14  
Blea Moor 11/51 11/35  
Garsdale ? 11p50a ~ 12p00d  
Kirkby Stephen 12/25 12/12  
Appleby 12/36 12/24  
Culgaith 12/44 12/33  
Petteril Bridge Jn 13/08 12/58  
Carlisle   03c00 ~ 03c02 03.03 ~ 03.11
Rome Street Jn ? 13/02  
Caldew Jn 13/16 13/04  
Kingmoor TMD Line 13L30 ~ 13L40 13.08 ~ 13.30 (sig. CE465)
[Down Through Goods]
[Down Departure Line]
 
Floriston Jn 13/50 13.42 ~ 13.47  
Gretna Jn 13/54 13.52 ~ 13.57   02/52 ?
Quintinshill   02/51 ?
Signal MC862   02/44 ?
Lockerbie   02/34 ?
Beattock   02/24 ?
Beattock Summit   02/17 ?
Abington   02/10 02/21
Carstairs   01/58 02/06
Lanark Jn   01/56 ?
Law Jn   01/49 ?
Holytown Jn   01/43 ?
Mossend East Jn   01/42 ?
Mossend North Jn   01/41 ?
Annan 14/02 14.07 ~ 14.08  
Dumfries 14/16 14/25  
Holywood 14/21 ?  
Thornhill 14/33 14/40  
Kirkconnel 14/48 14/57  
New Cumnock 15/00 ?  
Mauchline Jn 15/16 15/26  
Annbank 15/25 15/36  
Newton Jn 15c32 ~ 15c34 15.44 ~ 15.59  
Prestwick 15/37 16/03  
Barassie Jn 15/42 16/07  
Irvine 15/47 16/15  
Kilwinning 15/52 16/19  
Dalry 15/56 16/22  
Lochside 16/02 16/33  
Elderslie Jn 16/09 16/39  
Paisley Gilmour Street 16/14 16c44 ~ 16c46  
Arkleston Jn 16/16 16/49  
Shields Jn 16/23 16/57  
High Street Jn 16c33 ~ 16c34 17/01  
Bellgrove 16/36 17/03  
Coatbridge Sunnyside 16/48 17/37  
Whifflet Jn South 16/53 17/41  
Mossend Yard 16L57 ~ 17.45 ~ 17.48   01L29 ~ 01L39 01.30 ~ 01.44
Braidhurst Loop DIV 17L55 ~ 18L06  
Mossend Yard ~ 17L17 18/10  
Coatbridge Jn 17/21 ?   01/23 01/24
Gartsherrie South Jn 17/25 18/16   01/21 ?
Garnqueen North Jn 17/28 18/18   01/19 ?
Greenhill Lower 17/39 18/40   00/59 ?
Carmuirs West Jn 17/41 18/43   00/56 ?
Carmuirs East Jn 17/46 18/44   00/55 ?
Falkirk Grahamston 17/50 18/47   00/51 ?
Polmont 17/57 18/52   00/47 ?
Linlithgow 18/02 18/56   00/43 ?
Winchburgh Jn 18/07 19/02   00/39 ?
Dalmeny 18/15 19/08   00/30 00/36
Inverkeithing 18/21 19/13   00/24 00/29
Burntisland   00/14 00/19
Kirkcaldy   00/07 00/12
Dunfermline 18/27 19/18  
Cowdenbeath 18/36 19/26  
Cardenden 18/43 ?  
Thornton North Jn 18.50 ~ 18.59 19/41   00/02 ?
Ladybank   23/55 23/58
Leuchars   23/43 23/45
Tay Bridge South   23/37 23/38
Ladybank Down Loop 19.09 ~ 19.41 19/51  
Newburgh 19/53 20/03  
Hilton Jn 20/01 20/14  
Perth 20c06 ~ 20c07 20.19 ~ 20.21  
Barnhill SB 20/11 20/24  
Errol 20/21 20/34  
Buckingham Jn 20/33 20/45  
Dundee 20.35a 20.49   23.30d 23.32


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