13th September 1984

Cumbrian Mountain Express

Locos Used at least steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley' & 46229 'Duchess of Hamilton'

Route :

Loco Route
????? London Euston - Carnforth
4498 Carnforth - Hellifield
46229 Hellifield - ?Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
????? Carlisle - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. Advertised to run from London Euston every Thursday from June 28th to September 13th (i.e. this was the last run of the season from Euston). 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.

Sources : Henry Allum & Ian McDonald

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