4th July 1976

British Rail
(Seaside Mystery Excursion)

Loco Used 47448
Stock Used 12 coaches
DMU Used 6-car set(s)

Route :

Loco Route
47448 York - Castleford - Altofts Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Crofton West Jn - Hare Park Jn - Adwick Jn - Doncaster - (via ECML) - Finsbury Park - Canonbury - Victoria Park - Stratford - Forest Gate Jn - Barking - Upminster - Basildon - Pitsea - Southend Victoria
47448 Southend Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Doncaster - ??? - York

Route : Connecting DMU service

DMU Route
as listed Leeds - Woodlesford - Methley Jn - Whitwood Jn - Castleford
as listed Doncaster - Shaftholme Jn - Askern - Knottingley West Jn
as listed Knottingley West Jn - Knottingley - Pontefract Monkhill - Cutsdyke Jn - Castleford - Methley Jn - Woodlesford - Leeds

Notes :
(1) Ian Umpleby comments: This is one of a series of Leeds Division Mystery Excursions guaranteed to run to a seaside destination on every Sunday from the 6th June to the 12th September. This train appears in the leaflet as running from stations York to Huddersfield (not Leeds) but in the event was something completely different on a hot sunny day. In this case also a dedicated connecting train was provided from Leeds and (presumably) from Askern - which had only a northbound platform at the time- in the morning to Castleford.

Source : Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

Connecting DMU

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Leeds 07.30d 07.33   23.01a 22.59 31.12
6.00 Woodlesford ??.??a ~ 07.45d 07.43 ~ 07.45   22.50a ~ ??.??d 22.48 ~ 22.49 25.12
8.44 Methley Jn ? 07/49   ? 22/44 22.48
9.60 Whitwood Jn ? 07/51   ? 22/41 21.32
10.68 Castleford ??.??a 07.55   ? 22.36 ~ 22.39 20.24
- Cutsdyke Jn   22.35a ~ ??.??d 22/33 19.40
- Pontefract Monkhill   ? 22.26 ~ 22.28 16.72
- Knottingley   22.15a ~ ??.??d 22.18 ~ 22.22 14.76
- Knottingley West Jn   ? 22.14 ~ 22.16 14.68
- Askern   21.52a ~ ??.??d 21.59 ~ 22.01 6.64
- Shaftholme Jn   ? 21/52 4.20
- Doncaster   ??.??d 21.44 0.00

 

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
? York ? ?   ? ?
0.00 Castleford ??.??a ~ 08.05d ??.?? ~ 08.13 Route confirmation required between
Doncaster & York.
1.08 Whitwood Jn ? 08/16
2.56 Altofts Jn ? 08/19
4.00 Goose Hill Jn ? 08/24
6.08 Turners Lane Jn ? 08/33
6.56 Calder Bridge Jn ? 08/35
7.68 Crofton West Jn ? 08/37
9.16 Hare Park Jn ? 08/40
15.08 South Kirkby Jn ? 08/46
20.28 Adwick Jn ? 08/50
25.12 Doncaster ? 08c58 ~ 09c03   21.28a ~ ??.??d 21.38 ~ ??.??
27.72 Black Carr Jn ? 09/07   ? 21/31
42.40 Retford ? 09/19   ? 21/20
61.00 Newark North Gate ? 09/45   ? 20/59
71.32 Barkston South Jn ? 09/53   ? ?
75.48 Grantham ? 09/56   ? 20/48
81.00 Stoke ? 10/00   ? 20/40
96.20 Tallington ? 10/17   ? ?
104.60 Peterborough ? 10/27   ? 20/22
122.16 Huntingdon ? 10/42   ? 20/09
136.76 Sandy ? 10/51   ? ?
149.12 Hitchin ? 11/08   ? 19/39
168.32 Potters Bar ? 11/23   ? 19/25
176.12 Wood Green ? 11/33   ? 19/18
178.48 Finsbury Park ? 11c36 ~ 11c39   ? 19c08 ~ 19c09
180.24 Canonbury ? 11/44   ? 19/01
183.72 Channelsea Jn ? 11/53   ? 18/52
184.32 Stratford ? 11c56 ~ 11c56   ? 18/50
185.52 Forest Gate Jn ? 11/59   ? 18/45
188.20 Barking ? 12/06   ? 18/39
195.76 Upminster ? 12/15   ? 18c24 ~ 18c25
207.20 Pitsea ? 12/26   ? 18/01
209.68 Benfleet ? 12/29   ? ?
216.32 Southend Victoria 12.50a 12.48   17.50d 17.50


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