19th June 1976

L.C.G.B.
The Fells & Dales Railtour

Locos Used 31312, 81002, 86006 & steam: 790, 1306, 4472, 45407 (1) & 92220
Stock Used load 13

Route :

Loco(s) Route
81002 Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Earlestown - Wigan north Western - Preston - Carnforth (2)
790 + 92220 Carnforth - Leeds (3)
4472 Leeds - Harrogate - York
31312 (4) York - Church Fenton - Cross Gates - Leeds
45407 + 1306 Leeds - Hellifield - Carnforth
86006 Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 45407 was incorrectly listed as 44932 when the tour Page was originally uploaded.
(2) Option of visiting Steamtown available.
(3) Detach leading 2 coaches, to go ECS to York, diesel hauled. Train was to have been double-headed for this section, but loco failures before the day prevented this. As the train was fully booked, this section was very crowded.
(4) Re-attach leading 2 coaches.


45407 & 1306 pause at Hellifield (photo : Malcolm Best)


Malcolm Best had ticket no. 0001 !

Sources : Ian Bowskill & Kevin Driscoll

Timings (Booked & (Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll)

Location Booked (out) (Actual) Booked (rtn) (Actual)
Crewe 08.15d 22.35a
Hartford 08.25d 22.18a
Warrington Bank Quay 08.38d 22.05a
Earlestown 08.49d 21.53a
Wigan North Western 09.03d 21.39a
Preston 09.21d (09.40d) 21.24a (21.10a)
Carnforth 09L50a ~ 10L50d 20L42a ~ 20L57d
Giggleswick ?? 19*xx ~ 19*58
Long Preston 11W41 ~ 11W51 ??
Hellifield 11p56a ~ 12p06d 19*xx ~ 19*40
Leeds 12L55a ~ 13L10d 18L13a ~ 18L25d
Harrogate ?? York to Leeds Direct
York 14L20a 17L40d


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