30th August 1984
The Cumbrian Mountain Express
|Locos Used||at least steam: 850 'Lord Nelson' & 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'|
|?????||London Euston - Carnforth|
|850||Carnforth - Settle Jn - Hellifield|
|4498||Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle|
|?????||Carlisle - London Euston|
(1) Route confirmation required. Advertised to run from London Euston every Thursday from June 28th to September 13th. Usually ran as either;
'Northbound' - to Carnforth with electric traction for steam to Hellifield then steam over the S&C to Carlisle; electric traction back to Euston or 'Southbound' - to Carlisle with electric traction for steam over the S&C to Hellifield then steam to Carnforth; electric traction back to Euston. A similar service was booked to run every Sunday from 1st July to 9th September from London Kings Cross.
(2) David Hull adds: My ticket says I joined the train (or a connecting train) at Leicester; The Settle-Carlisle section was hauled by 'Sir Nigel Gresley', in blue.
Ian McDonald, David Hull & Graham Southway
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