18th July 1976
Wirral Railway Circle
'Lincoln Castle' Cruise
|Loco(s) Used||at least 2x class 40s?|
|Stock Used||????? (4)|
|class 40?||Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Edge Lane|
|class 40?||Edge Lane - Olive Mount Jn - Broad Green - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Eccles - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Stalybridge - Marsden - Huddersfield - Mirfield - Dewsbury - Leeds - ??? - ?Doncaster? - ??? - Goole|
|?????||Hull - Leeds - (?reverse of outward route?) - Earlestown - ??? - Liverpool Lime Street|
(1) Ran in conjunction with the Hull Paddle Steamer Group and the Coastal Cruising Association.
(2) The letter sent out with the tour tickets stated that, due to engineering works, whilst the train would run direct from Liverpool to Manchester, it would require a reversal on the triangle 'at the south end of the Bootle Branch'. One class 40 was diagrammed to haul the train to the reversal point, from where a different class member would take the train on to Goole. It was also understood by organisers that the outward journey was to be via Doncaster. No details were given regarding the return routing.
(3) At Goole passengers were to transfer to the paddle steamer 'Lincoln Castle' at Victoria Pier for the sailing to Hull.
(4) Expected stock formation from Liverpool Lime Street was given as;
Source : Neil Burns
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Neil Burns)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Liverpool Lime Street||07.33d||20.28a|
|St Helens Junction||08.06d||20.06a|
|Leeds||10.11a ~ 10.31d||18.15a ~ 18.17d|
|Goole Victoria Pier||13.15d||-|
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