21st June 1975

LNER Society Railtours
The Furnessman & The West Yorkshireman

Locos Used 86009, 86256 & steam: 1306 'Mayflower', 4472 'Flying Scotsman' & 4771 'Green Arrow'

Route :

Tour Loco(s) Route
both tours 86256 London Euston - Watford Junction - Weedon - Rugby - Nuneaton - Tamworth - Stafford - Madeley - Crewe - Wigan North Western - Preston - Lancaster - Carnforth
Furnessman 4771 + 1306 Carnforth - Arnside - Grange-over-Sands - Ulverston - Dalton - Barrow-in-Furness - Foxfield - Ravenglass - Sellafield
Furnessman 1306 + 4771 Sellafield - Ravenglass - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth
West Yorkshireman 4472 Carnforth - Wennington Jn - Clapham - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton - Keighley - Shipley - Leeds
West Yorkshireman 4472 Leeds - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth
both tours 86009 Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) A visit to Steamtown Carnforth was included in the ticket price. The Furnessman tour allowed for a run on the R&ER (Group 1) else passengers could stay on the mainline steam run to Sellafield (Group 2). Group 3 took 4472 to Leeds & back as "The West Yorkshireman".

Tour Loco(s) Route
Furnessman ???? Ravenglass (R&ER) - Dalegarth
Furnessman ???? Dalegarth - Ravenglass (R&ER)

Source : John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 06.47d ?   22.45a ?
Harrow & Wealdstone ??.??a ~ 07.01d ?   22.26a ~ ??.??d ?
Watford Junction ??.??a ~ 07.10d ??.??a ~ 07.09d   22.17a ~ ??.??d 22.29 ~ ??.??
Kings Langley ? 07/13   ? ?
Hemel Hempstead ??.??a ~ 07.20d 07.17 ~ 07.19   22.08a ~ ??.??d 22.19 ~ 22.20
Berkhemstead ? 07/23   ? ?
Tring ? 07/26   ? ?
Cheddington ? 07/29   ? ?
Bletchley ??.??a ~ 07.39d 07.38 ~ 07.39   21.44a ~ ??.??d 21.54 ~ 21.55
Wolverton ? 07/45   ? 21/53
Roade Jn ? 07/50   ? 21/45
Rugby ??.??a ~ 08.10d 08.08 ~ 08.10   21.12a ~ ??.??d 21.24 ~ 21.25
Nuneaton ? 08/24   ? 21/09
Tamworth ? 08/34   ? 20/58
Lichfield TV LL ? 08/39   ? 20/54
Rugeley ? 08/46   ? 20/48
Stafford ? 08/53   ? 20/40
Norton Bridge ? 08/57   ? 20/36
Madeley Road ? 09/07   ? 20/30
Crewe ? 09.13 ~ 09.15   ? 20.15 ~ 20.20
Winsford ? 09/23   ? 20/06
Hartford ? 09/27   ? 19/56
Weaver Jn ? 09/35   ? 19/52
Warrington bank Quay ? 09/40   ? 19/47
Winwick Jn ? 09/43   ? 19/44
Bamfurlong Jn ? 09/48   ? 19/40
Wigan North Western ? 09/50   ? 19/37
Standish Jn ? 09/53   ? 19/34
Leyland ? 09/59   ? 19/28
Preston ??.??a ~ 10.03 10.09 ~ 10.11   19.14a ~ ??.??d 19.21 ~ 19.23
Garstang ? 10/20   ? 19/13
Lancaster ? 10/28   ? 19/04
Carnforth 10.29a ~ 12.10d 10.40 ~ 12.34   18.35a ~ 18.45d 18.36 ~ 18.56
Silverdale ? 12/41   ? 18/30
Arnside ? 12/44   ? 18/26
Grange-over-Sands 12/26 12/48   18/17 18/20
Kents Bank ? 12/50   ? 18/18
Cark & Cartmel ? 12/53   ? 18/15
Ulverston 12/41 12/59   18/03 18/03
Lindal ? 13/04   ? 17/59
Dalton 12/50 13/07   17/55 17/55
Roose ? 13/11   ? 17/51
Barrow-in-Furness ? 13/17   ? 17/45
Askham 13/14 13/27   17/31 17/34
Kirkby-in-Furness ? 13/31   ? 17/30
Foxfield ? 13/35   ? 17/26
Millom 13/31 13/42   17/13 17/20
Bootle 13/45 ?   ? ?
Ravenglass 13.53a ~ ??.??d 14.02 ~ ??.??   ??.??a ~ 16.49d ??.?? ~ 17.04
Sellafield 14.10a ??.??   16.35d ??.??

R&ER Option

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Ravenglass 14.30d 14.23   16.10a 16.12
Irton Road ? 14.42 ~ 14.54   ? 15.49 ~ 15.54
Eskdale Green ? 14/58   ? 15/46
Beckfoot ? 15/06   ? 15/40
Dalegarth 15.10 15.10   15.30 15.37

The West Yorkshireman - Carnforth to Leeds (rtn)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Carnforth 11.50d 16.31a
Wennington Jn 12/08 16/11
Clapham 12/21 15/59
Settle Jn 12/32 15/46
Hellifield 12/37 15/40
Skipton 12/51 15/26
Keighley 13/06 15/11
Shipley 13/17 15/00
Leeds 13.39a 14.38d


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