14th March 1987
The Tyne Valley Express
|Locos Used||27046, 27049, 40122, 47109 & steam : 5305|
Route : 1Z30 throughout
|27046 + 27049||Falkirk Grahamston - MP11 (ECML) (1)|
|27046 (2)||MP11 (ECML) - Newcastle|
|5305||Newcastle - Carlisle|
|40122 + 5305 (3)||Carlisle - Annan|
|5305||Annan - Barrhead|
|47109 + 5305||Barrhead - Eastfield|
|47109||Eastfield - Edinburgh Waverley (- ???)|
(1) 27046 failed.
(2) plus 27046 dead.
(3) 40122 piloted 'under the wires'.
(4) Harry Harper comments: As you probably know in the 1960's when steam + diesel were required to double head the ruling was diesel as pilot so avoiding spark risk to the inside loco. On this tour an rumour circulated that a Class 27 was to pilot Carlisle to Annan. One of the 5305 supporters remarked that, if so, steam should lead as he didn't want a Class 27 setting fire to his Black 5. Lucky 40122 turned up.
27046 & 5305 at Newcastle (photo: 'Bista')
Sources : Colin Redfearn (on the train
to Edinburgh Waverley), Chris Harley & Harry Harper
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