15th March 1975

British Rail
Clyde Coast Express (Holiday Preview)

Locos Used at least 6971?
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? Chesterfield - Dronfield - Dore - Sheffield - Rotherham - Wath Road Jn - Cudworth - Normanton - Engine Shed Jn - Whitehall Jn - Shipley, Leeds Jn - Keighley - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle - (via WCML) - Gretna Jn - Annan - Dumfries - Mauchline Jn - Newton Jn - Prestwick - Irvine - West Kilbride - Largs
????? Largs - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield
????? Sheffield - Woodburn Jn - Beighton Jn - Tapton Jn - Chesterfield

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. John A. Thickitt comments: 'the loco's number (at least from Chesterfield) was 6791?'. John also adds: The reason for the 10 minute stop at Carlisle is not stated. This suggests a loco change to me, but I don't remember. Likewise, neither is the reason for the Annan stop explained (I could speculate that it was a single line crossing-point, but I don't know).

Source : John A. Thickitt (travelled on the train)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John A. Thickitt)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Chesterfield 07.00d 00.37a
Dronfield 07/05 -
Dore 07/09 -
Beighton Jn - 00/22
Woodburn Jn - 00/18
Sheffield 07.18a ~ 07.22d 23.56a ~ 00.08d
Rotherham 07.34a ~ 07.36d 23.43a ~ 23.45d
Wath Road Jn 07/47 23/38
Cudworth 07/55 23/30
Normanton 08/04 23/20
Engine Shed Jn 08c20 ~ 08c22 23c03 ~ 23c05
Shipley, Leeds Jn 08/47 22/45
Keighley 08/57 22/36
Skipton 09c13 ~ 09c15 22c21 ~ 22c23
Hellifield 09/28 22/08
Blea Moor 09/55 21/46
Ais Gill 10/08 21/34
Appleby 10/25 21/13
Carlisle 11.00 ~ 11.10 20.27 ~ 20.37
Gretna Jn 11/20 20/17
Annan 11/28 19.50 ~ 20.02
Dumfries 11/42 19/32
Mauchline 12/33 18/40
Newton Jn 12c52 ~ 12c54 18c11 ~ 18c13
Prestwick 12/58 18/08
Irvine 13/08 17/57
West Kilbride 13/28 17/40
Largs 13.36a 17.30d


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