28th May 1973

British Rail
(
Day Excursion)

Locos Used 16 & 25
Stock Used 2 rakes, 10 mark 1's in each

Route :

Loco Route
25 Leeds - Morley - Thornhill LNW Jn - Brighouse - Hall Royd Jn - Copy Pit - Blackburn - Farington Curve Jn - Preston - Kirkham & Wesham - Poulton-le-Fylde - Blackpool North
16 Blackpool North - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds

Notes :
(1) The above may represent the outward leg of one day excursion and the return leg of another - Ian Umpleby believes there may have been a second excursion over the same route as this would then explain the different locos, stock and stopping pattern - confirmation required, can someone verify having one of the locos both ways, or the same locos but in the reverse order? The stops at Blackburn and Preston were to pick up passengers as there was plenty of room on the train.

Source : Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.0 Leeds 09.00d 09.02   20.21a 20.15
4.52 Morley ? 09/10   ? 20/03
7.68 Batley ??.??a ~ 09.15d 09.15 ~ 19.16   ? ?
9.16 Dewsbury ??.??a ~ 09.19d 09.19 ~ 09.22   ? 19/57
10.56 Thornhill LNW Jn ? 09/25   ? 19/54
12.20 Mirfield ??.?? ~ 09.26d 09.27 ~ 09.28   ? 19/52
14.72 Bradley Wood Jn ? 09/32   ? ?
16.28 Brighouse ? 09*34 ~ 09*36   ? ?
19.56 Greetland ? 09/41   ? 19/44
22.00 Sowerby Bridge ? 09/44   ? 19/40
25.00 Hebden Bridge ? 09/49   ? 19/35
31.00 Hall Royd Jn ? 09/55   ? 19/29
35.24 Copy Pit ? 10/01   ? 19/21
42.00 Rose Grove ? 10/12   ? 19/11
45.52 Accrington ? 10/26   ? 19/05
50.72 Blackburn ? 10.38 ~ 10.39   ? 18/55
59.04 Bamber Bridge ? 10/51   ? 18/42
61.32 Farington Curve Jn ? 10/56   ? 18/37
63.00 Preston ? 11.01 ~ 11.04   ? 18/34
70.56 Kirkham & Wesham ? 11/15   ? 18/22
77.20 Poulton-le-Fylde ? 11/22   ? 18/14
80.48 Blackpool North 11.29a 11.28   18.10d 18.09


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