17th June 1973

Bahamas Locomotive Society
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Locos Used at least steam : 5596 'Bahamas' & 60019 'Bittern'

Route :

Loco Route
class 76 Manchester Piccadilly - Guide Bridge
5596 Guide Bridge - Sheffield
diesel Sheffield - York
60019 York - Scarborough
60019 Scarborough - York
diesel York - Sheffield
5596 Sheffield - (via Hope Valley) - Guide Bridge
class 76 Guide Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. Ken Horan comments: I was the fireman on part of this trip, myself and my driver signed on at Tinsley then went to Sheffield station to wait for 5596 to arrive with the railtour from Manchester. The train went forward diesel hauled going somewhere north. We then watered 5596 and went up Nunnery Jn onto the GC as far as Darnall East then reversed down Woodburn triangle and ran tender first into Tinsley yard so that our Foreman could get some pictures of 5596, we were now engine first, then went back up to Woodburn Jn and down nunnery bank into Sheffield and headed back up towards the Hope Valley thro' Dore and Totley tunnel and into the goods yard at Grindleford where we stayed until it was time to return to Sheffield for 5596 to take over from a diesel and take the railtour back to Manchester. The reason that we took 5596 to Grindleford was because the powers that be decided that the public did not want to see dirty old steam locos, how wrong can you be!! Grindleford was like Wembley Stadium when we arrived

Sources : Gary Thornton, Ken Horan & Frank Gradwell

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