1st September 1984

(Day Excursion - Finningley Air Show)

DMUs Used 53026+54013+54092+53135+53045+54004

Route : 1G09 throughout

DMU Route
as listed Blackpool - (1) - RAF Finningley Halt
as listed 18.15 RAF Finningley Halt MP 113 - Bessacarr Jn - Flyover West Jn - Reversible West Slow Line - Bridge Jn - St. James Jn - Hexthrope Jn - Mexborough - Rotherham Masborough - Sheffield Midland - (2) - Blackpool

(1) Outward route needs confirmation.
(2) Route from Sheffield to Blackpool requires confirmation.
(3) RAF Finningley Halt was a temporary wooden structure erected on the downside of the Lincoln to Doncaster line at @ MP113 just to the north of Finningley Ground frame for the annual RAF Finningley Air show. All trains from the north including the Doncaster to RAF Finningley shuttle used this emergency crossover to access the platform. These shuttles were well known to track bashers for using the transfer line through the Up Decoy Yard to access platform 2 at Doncaster station. A system of portable barriers was erected to regulate the crowds leaving the Airshow site by rail. These barriers separated the people queuing for the trains home.

Source : Andy Pullar (on the train from RAF Finningley to Sheffield)

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