7th July 1984

Brian Isherwood
Eastgate Explorer

Main DMU 53666+59286+53172+51587+59580+51578
Additional DMU (See Note 1) 78707+78957

Route : 1Z28 Throughout

DMU Route
Main Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting Bank - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Rochdale - Sowerby Bridge - Heaton Lodge Jn - Thornhill LNW Jn - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Calder Bridge Jn - Crofton W Jn - Hare Park Jn - Doncaster - via West Slow, Decoy, Lincoln Flyover - Loversall Carr Jn
Main Loversall Carr Jn - Doncaster (2) - Stainforth
Main Stainforth - Applehurst Jn - Joan Croft Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Colton Jn - York (Lunch Break)
Additional York - Hambleton No Jn - Hambleton E Jn - Selby W Jn - Selby Canal Jn
Additional Selby Canal Jn - Selby
Additional Selby - Hambleton E Jn - Hmbleton N Jn - York
Main York - Holgate Jn
Main Holgate Jn - York Avoiding Line - Skelton Jn - Thirsk - Northallerton - Darlington (Station) - Shildon - Eastgate
Main Eastgate - Shildon - North Road Goods Line - Darlington (Station) - Northallerton
Main Northallerton - Castle Hills Loop
Main Castle Hills Loop - Redmire
Main Redmire - Castle Hills Loop
Main Castle Hills Loop - Northallerton - Clifton Jn - York Station - York Avoiding Line - Skelton Jn - Harrogate - Wortley Jn - Whitehall Jn - Altofts Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate (2) - Heaton Lodge Jn - Greetland Jn - Dryclough Jn - Halifax
Main Halifax - Sowerby Bridge - Rochdale - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria

Notes :
(1) The tour was booked via Selby Canal Curve on its way into York but went straight up the then-new main line. Following complaints at York, a two car unit was borrowed to run round the curve during the scheduled lunch break, to the chagrin of those who had headed for the pub on arrival at York. I don't recall why we couldn't use the main set for this, perhaps it had gone for fuelling?
(2) Route is unconfirmed before Doncaster and after Wakefield Kirkgate.

Source : Phil Wieland (On the train from Doncaster to Wakefield Kirkgate)

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