20th August 1984
The Northern Belle
|Locos Used||at least 2x class 25, 47706 'Strathclyde' & steam: 777 'Sir Lamiel'|
|Stock Used||8 coaches: SLOA Pullmans including Car 352 & the SLOA Directors Saloon|
|?????||London Euston - (via WCML) - Carnforth|
|?????||Carnforth - Clapham - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Keighley - Shipley - Leeds|
|30777||Leeds - York - Stockton - Newcastle - Carlisle|
|30777||Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Long Marton (1)|
|47706 (2)||Long Marton - Appleby|
|2x class 25s||Appleby - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Keighley - Shipley - Leeds|
|?????||Leeds - ?York?|
|?????||?York? - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross|
(1) 777 failed at Appleby with a dropped fusible plug, caused by the crew being unfamiliar with operation of the injector taps of a SR engine which open the opposite way to those on an LMS engine. Thus, instead of injecting sufficient water into the boiler to keep the firebox crown covered, the boiler was being starved of water.
(2) 47706 was working a following Carlisle to Hull train and propelled 30777 and its train to Appleby.
(3) Route confirmation required.
Sources : Rupert Coomber & Colin Coomber
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