6th October 1968

[Privately Organised]
The Yorkshire Harvester

Loco Used at least steam: 4472 'Flying Scotsman'
DMU Used ???

Route :

Loco Route
4472 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Shaftholme Jn - Knottingley South Jn - Knottingley - Ferrybridge - Burton Salmon - Milford Jn - Sherburn Jn - Church Fenton - York
4472 York - (via ECML, Selby [& Newark Up Yard to water]) - London Kings Cross

DMU connecting service :

DMU Route
as listed Church Fenton - Leeds City - Shipley Leeds Jn - Keighley
as listed Keighley - (reverse of outward route) - Church Fenton - York

K&WVR service :

Loco Route
advertised for steam haulage Keighley - Haworth - Oxenhope
advertised for steam haulage Oxenhope - Haworth - Keighley

Notes :
(1)
Originally uploaded as having run on 8th October in error. An off-train option was offered for passengers to leave the train at Church Fenton and travel by DMU to Keighley for a return steam-hauled trip on the K&WVR, returning then by DMU to York for the journey home. A limited number of passengers were allowed to join at Doncaster for the off-train option (n.b. no seating was allocated to these passengers on the main train; they were expected to stand between Doncaster and Church Fenton and York to Doncaster on the return leg).
(2) Organised by David Harding, with assistance from Jane Harding and Geoffrey Hey, with the objectives of (a) saving York Minster (a 2m appeal was running at the time) and (b) aiding The Transport Trust (whose aim was to safeguard the interests of those who loved and appreciated 'The Great Steam Era' in the UK). It is reported that one of the train sponsors was Three Castles Cigarettes.
(3) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. 'Sunstream' photographed the train passing Church Fenton heading for York at 13:02 and again at Naburn Swing Bridge south of York at 19:15 suggesting the York departure around 19:05 actual.
(4) Although all paperwork and timings seen by the Webmaster confirm the train's destination as being York, Arthur Haymes photographed it at Beningborough north of York, heading south; it is not known if this was an empty stock move or some form of tour extension, official or otherwise, during the layover at York - confirmation/details required.

Sources : Gordon Lacy, 'Sunstream', Michael Croxford & John Debens

Photo Review


4472 passes MP117 south of Newark, York-bound (photo: Gordon Lacy)


4472 heading south past Beningborough (photo: Arthur Haymes)


Watering in Newark Up Yard on the return
(photo:
Gordon Lacy)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

 
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0 Kings Cross 09.00d 23.05a 188
12 Potters Bar 09/27 22/46 175
17 Hatfield 09/33 22.40a ~ 22.46d 170
28 Stevenage 09.36a ~ 09.38d 22.30a ~ 22.34d 159
44 Sandy 09/58 22/10 144
58 Huntingdon 10/10 21/58 129
76 Peterborough 10/45 21/40 111
? Werrington Jn 10/50 21/36 ?
88 Essendine 10/59 21/28 99
? Stoke Summit 11/10 21/18 ?
105 Grantham 11/15 21/12 82
109 Barkston 11/19 21/08 78
120 Newark 11/27 20.38a ~ 20.50d 68
138 Retford 11/44 20/12 49
156 Doncaster 12.07a ~ 12.10d 19.47a ~ 19.50d 32
? Shaftholme Jn 12/18 19/39 ?
- Selby - 19/21 13
179 Church Fenton 12.56a ~ 12.58d    
190 York 13.13a 19.05d 0

Connecting DMU service:

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
- York - 17.42a 42
0 Church Fenton 13.03d 17/28 31
14 Leeds City 13.26a ~ 13.27d 17.09a ~ 17.10d 17
? Shipley Leeds Jn 13/42 16/54 ?
31 Keighley 13.52a 16.44d 0

K&WVR service:

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0 Keighley 14.00d 16.30a 4
? Haworth ? 14.50a ~ 16.10d 1
4 Oxenhope 14.25a 14.45d 0


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