2nd June 1984

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

Locos Used 40015, 85028, 86245 & steam: 46229 'Duchess of Hamilton'

Route : 1L41 throughout

Loco Route
86245 London Euston - (via WCML, Trent Valley) - Crewe
40015 Crewe - (via WCML) (1) - Preston
40015 Preston - Lostock Hall Jn - Cherry Tree - Blackburn - Clitheroe - (1) Hellifield
46229 Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
85028 Carlisle - (via WCML, Trent Valley) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Dick Franklin comments: We were due to run with electric to Carnforth then steam to Hellifield. Because of the wires being down between Preston & Lancaster it was decided to diesel haul us from Crewe to Preston (RR) thence via Blackburn and Clitheroe to Hellifield, unfortunately missing out the steam run from Carnforth (advertised to have been 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley' or 4472 'Flying Scotsman').
(2) 40015 originally uploaded as 40012 in error.
(3) Travel from many joining stations was possible with service trains being used to/from the main tour for an all-inclusive price.

Sources : Dick Franklin, Harry Harper & Ian McDonald

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 07.50d 07.50   20.15a 20.45
Willesden Junction 07/57 ?   20/07 ?
Watford Junction 08.06a ~ 08.07d 08.08 ~ 08.09   19.52a ~ 19.54d 20.26 ~ 20.27
Bletchley 08/27 ?   19/33 20/00
Rugby 08/52 08/55   19/07 19/33
Lichfield TV 09/15 09/18   18/46 19/05
Stafford 09/29 09/31   18/35 18/51
Crewe 09.50a ~ 09.52d 10L02 ~ 10L12   18.14a ~ 18.17d 18.29 ~ 18.32
Weaver Jn 10/05 10/29   17/56 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 10/11 10/35   17/50 17/51
Wigan North Western 10/19 10/45   17/39 17/43
Preston 10.36a ~ 10.38d 11.08 ~ 11.32   17.25a ~ 17.27d 17.26 ~ 17.28
Lancaster 10/54 DIV   17/09 17/06
Carnforth 11L01a ~ 11L12d DIV   16/59 17/01

 

Location Booked Actual
Carnforth East Jn 11/14 DIV
Wennington 11p30a ~ 11p50d DIV
Settle Jn 12/20 DIV
Lostock Hall Jn DIV 11/39
Cherry Tree DIV 11/50
Blackburn DIV 11.56 ~ 12.12
Clitheroe DIV 12/35
Hellifield 12L26a ~ 12L50d 13.00 ~ 13.16
Settle Jn 12/57 13/21
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 13/14 13/33
Blea Moor 13/24 13/42
Garsdale 13w40a ~ 14w05d 13.55 ~ 14.16
Appleby 14p45a ~ 15p10d 14.42 ~ 15.12
Petteril Bridge Jn 15/57 15/53
Carlisle 16L00a ~ 16L40d 15.56 ~ 16.13
Penrith 16/26 16/29
Tebay 16/41 16/43

Timings continue in first table.

Service Train Connections
(from John Debens)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Abergavenny 06.12d 22.05a
Bangor 06.40d 21.23a
Barrow-in-Furness 10.16d 19.53a
Birmingham New Street 08.07d -
Birmingham International 07.27d 19.38a
Blackpool North 09.50d 18.46a
Blackburn 09.23d 17.59a
Bolton 10.07d 18.24a
Bristol Temple Meads 06.05d 21.21a
Bristol Parkway 06.15d 21.06a
Cardiff 05.32d 21.55a
Carlisle 08.53d -
Carnforth - 18.57a
Chester 08.05d 19.50a
Cheltenham Spa 07.01d 20.17a
Coventry 07.09d 20.00a
Cheltenham Spa 07.01d 20.17a
Colne 08.42d 18.41a
Coventry 07.09d 20.00a
Derby 08.17d 19.50a
Edinburgh 07.06d 18.47a
Glasgow 07.20d 18.47a
Hereford 06.39d 21.20a
Holyhead 06.12d 21.55a
Huddersfield 07.28d 19.53a
Lancaster 09.20d 18.47a
Leeds 08.35d 19.06a
Leicester 07.30d 21.28a
Liverpool Lime Street 09.00d 20.23a
Llandudno Junction 06.59d 21.00a
Manchester Victoria 09.50d 18.42a
Milton Keynes Central 07.30d 20.57a
Morecambe 09.20d 19.07a
Newcastle 06.38d 18.25a
Newport 05.45d 21.39a
Northampton 07.23d 20.36a
Nottingham 07.30d 20.36a
Nuneaton 08.09d 20.53a
Rhyl 07.21d 20.37a
Rugby 07.56d 19.54a
Runcorn 09.17d 19.01a
Sheffield 07.39d 20.28a
Shrewsbury 07.45d 20.22a
Skipton 09.28d 18.28a
Stafford 08.40d 19.17a
Stockport 08.47d 19.03a
Stoke-on-Trent 09.08d 18.59a
Warrington Bank Quay 10.03d 18.12a
Wigan North Western 10.16d 18.00a
Wolverhampton 08.25d 19.31a
York 07.54d 19.57a


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