2nd May 1981

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The Pines Express

Locos Used 45075 & steam: 13809
Stock Used 10x 90mph VB

Route : 1Z33 throughout

Loco Route
45075 Leicester - Loughborough - Trent - Long Eaton - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Dore South Jn - Dore West Jn - Edale - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Romiley - Woodley - Guide Bridge
13809 Guide Bridge - (reverse of outward route) - Dore West Jn - Dore Station Jn - Sheffield - Wincobank Station Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke Jn - Wath Road Jn - Cudworth - Normanton - Castleford - Burton Salmon Jn - Milford - Church Fenton - York
13809 York - Church Fenton - Milford - Burton Salmon Jn - Pontefract Baghill - Moorthorpe - Wath Road Jn - Sheffield
45075 Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Dore South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Leicester

Notes :
(1) 13809's first mainline trip since restoration - spoilt by the fireman from Guide Bridge to Sheffield who hurled so much coal through the firedoors that the fire became 'black'. The words uttered by the fresh crew at Sheffield were both priceless & totally unprintable! The fireman worked very hard to rescue the situation, but it wasn't until Castleford that the loco properly recovered.

Source : Gordon Lacy (joined/left the train at Derby)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual
Leicester 08.49d ?
Derby 09.34a ~ 09.36d 09.36 ~ 09.38
Ambergate Jn ? 09/49
Clay Cross South Jn ? 09/58
Chesterfield 10.02a ~ 10.03d 10.02 ~ 10.05
Dronfield 10/10 10/11
Dore South Jn 10/15 10/15
Dore West Jn 10/16 10/16
Totley Tunnel East 10/17 10/19
Grindleford ? 10/23
Edale ? 10/33
Chinley ? 10/42
New Mills South Jn ? 10/47
Romiley ? 11/00
Woodley ? 11/02
Hyde North ? 11/06
Guide Bridge 11L12a ~ 11L24d 11.12 ~ 11.25
Hyde North 11/29 11/32
Woodley 11/33 11/36
Romiley 11/36 11/39
New Mills South Jn 11/46 11/57
Chinley 11/52 12/08
Chinley North Jn 11/55 12/13
Edale 12/02 12/30
Grindleford 12/18 12/46
Totley Tunnel East 12/25 12/51
Dore West Jn 12/26 12/53
Dore Station Jn 12/27 12/54
Sheffield 12w38 ~ 13w08 13.05 ~ 13.17
Wincobank Station Jn 13/14 13/24
Rotherham Masborough 13/18 13/28
Aldwarke Jn 13/22 13/32
Wath Road Jn 13/27 13/37
Cudworth 13/37 13/52
Normanton 13/56 14/09
Altofts Jn 13/58 14/10
Burton Salmon 14/08 14/20
Church Fenton 14p18a ~ 14p26d 14.29 ~ 14.39
York 14.47a ~ 16.52d 14.57 ~ 16.53
Church Fenton 17/07 17/12
Burton Salmon 17/16 17/22
Pontefract 17/22 17/30
Moorthorpe 17/32 17/40
Dearne Jn 17/45 17/51
Aldwarke Jn 17/52 17/58
Rotherham Masborough 17/57 18/02
Wincobank Station Jn 18/03 18/05
Sheffield 18L10a ~ 18L25d 18.13 ~ 18.36
Dore Station Jn 18/33 18/43
Dronfield 18/37 18/46
Chesterfield 18.42a ~ 18.43d 18.51 ~ 18.54
Clay Cross South Jn ? 18/59
Ambergate Jn ? 19/07
Derby 19.13a ~ 19.15d 19.16 ~ 19.18
Leicester 19.44a ?


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