26th May 1987

L.C.G.B. (North West Branch)
The South Yorkshireman Railtour

DMUs Used 78714+78964 & 53012+54003

Route : 1G30 throughout

DMU Route
as listed Sheffield - Brightside Jn - Tinsley - Treeton South Jn - Beighton Jn - Foxlow Jn - Hall Lane Jn
as listed Hall Lane Jn - Barrow Hill
as listed Barrow Hill - Seymour Jn - Elmton & Cresswell Jn - Shirebrook
as listed Shirebrook - Woodend Jn - Darnall - Deepcar
as listed Deepcar - Attercliffe Jn - Tinsley Station Jn - Rotherham Central - Mexborough - St James Jn - Bridge Jn - Decoy Jn - St Catherines Jn
as listed St Catherines Jn - Kirk Sandall Jn - Stainforth
as listed Stainforth - Bentley Jn - (via Doncaster avoiding line) - Hexthorpe Jn - Mexborough - Aldwarke Jn - Rotherham Central - (via Holmes Chord) - Brightside - Sheffield

Notes :
(1) Andrew Phillips comments: Only my second tour and a good one, with reasonable timekeeping. The initial late start was a result of the stock not arriving into Sheffield until 11.15 and then awaiting a conductor from Tinsley. The engines on 53012 frequently stalled leaving the class 111 to do all the work. I only went on it because it was to go to Deepcar as I've always been interested in the Woodhead route.

Source : Andrew Phillips (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Andrew Phillips & Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Sheffield 11.00d 11.26
Brightside Jn 11/05 11/33
Shepcote Lane 11/08 11/36
Treeton South Jn 11/18 11/42
Beighton Jn 11/26 11/46
Foxlow Jn 11/34 11/55
Hall Lane Jn 11.39a ~ 11.42d 11.59 ~ 12.11
Barrow Hill 11.47a ~ 11.50d 12.14 ~ 12.15
Seymour Jn 11/57 12/18
Elmton & Cresswell 12/10 12/39
Shirebrook 12.20a ~ 12.23d 12.49 ~ 12.52
Elmton & Cresswell 12/33 13/01
Woodend Jn 12.43a ~ 12.45d 13/08
Woodhouse Jn 13/07 13/26
Woodburn Jn 13.14a ~ 13.15d 13.34 ~ 13.34
Deepcar 13.45a ~ 13.48d 13.57 ~ 14.05
Wadsley Bridge 14.02a ~ 14.12d 14.15 ~ 14.29
Woodburn Jn 14.32a ~ 14.33d 14.38 ~ 14.40
Attercliffe Jn 14/35 14/41
Shepcote Lane 14/38 ?
Tinsley East Jn 14/40 14/45
Aldwarke Jn 14/50 14/53
Mexborough 14/57 14.58a ~ 14.58d
Hexthorpe Jn 15/05 15/14
St James Jn 15/10 15/17
Bridge Jn 15/20 15/18
Decoy Jn 15/26 15/20
St Catherines Jn 15.30a ~ 15.33d 15.24 ~ 15.26
Stainforth 16.07a ~ 16.11d 15.47 ~ 16.03
Bentley Jn 16/17 16/12
Hexthorpe Jn 16/25 16/21
Mexborough 16/31 16c31 ~ 16c31
Aldwarke Jn 16/38 16/38
Rotherham Central 16/43 16/44
Holmes Jn 16/45 16/46
Wincobank Jn 16/48 ?
Sheffield 16.55a 16.56


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