26th July 1984

British Rail (LM, Preston Division)
(Mystery Excursion)

Loco Used 40091
Stock Used load 9 VB (leading coach M35279)

Route : 1Z28 throughout

Loco Route
40091 Blackpool North - Kirkham & Wesham - Preston - Lostock Hall - Blackburn - Gannow Jn - Copy Pit - Hall Royd Jn - Brighouse - Mirfield - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Calder Bridge Jn - Hare Park Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Adwick - Doncaster - Bessacarr Jn - Trent Jn - Gainsborough Lea Road - Lincoln Central - Sleaford - Boston - Skegness
40091 Skegness - (reverse of outward route) - Blackpool North

Notes :
(1) Gordon Lacy comments: This train had considerably more passengers on the return journey, due to the choice of motive power!  The Sleaford stop on the return was to set down some passengers who had 'accidentally got on the wrong train'!


With 08060 on the right, 40091 passes Pelham Street Jn SB with the outward
leg of the mystery tour (photo: Gordon Lacy)

Sources : Patrick Moss, Nick Ralph & Gordon Lacy

Timings (Partial - Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Blackpool 06.45d ??.??   ??.??a ?
Lincoln Central ? ?   19.45a ~ 19.47d 19.46 ~ 19.48
Pelham Street Jn ? 10/45   19/44 19/45
Sleaford North Jn ? ?   19/17 19/22
Sleaford ? ?   19/12 19.14 ~ 19.16
Heckington ? ? ? 19/05 19/06
Hubberts Bridge ? ?   18/57 18/58
Boston ? ?   18.49a ~ 18.51d 18.49 ~ 18.52
Skegness ??.??a ??.??   18.15d ??.??


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