19th December 1987

British Rail (InterCity)
(Santa's Steam Specials)

Locos Used steam: 35028 'Clan Line' & 5305 'Alderman AE Draper'
Stock Used 97252 'ETHEL 3' (ex-class 25; 25314) + load 10

Route :

Loco Route
35028 10.00d London Marylebone - Neasden South Jn - Northolt Jn - Gerrards Cross - High Wycombe
5305 11.20d High Wycombe - (reverse of outward route) - London Marylebone
35028 14.00d London Marylebone - Neasden South Jn - Northolt Jn - Gerrards Cross - High Wycombe
5305 15.20d High Wycombe - (reverse of outward route) - London Marylebone

Notes :
(1) Each round trip would have been separately ticketed. Trains advertised to run on 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 28th & 29th December and the choice of steam locos advertised included 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley', 4472 'Flying Scotsman' & 35028 'Clan Line'. At least 5305 also participated.

Sources : Brian Halford, Henry Allum, Dick Franklin & David Morgan

Photo Review


35028 arriving at High Wycombe with the 10:00 train (photo: David Morgan)


5305 departing High Wycombe with the 11:20 train (photo: David Morgan)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Brian Halford & Dick Franklin)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Marylebone 10.00d 12.10a   14.00d 14.18   16.10a 16.25
Neasden Jn ? ?   ? 14/32   ? 16.07 ~ 16.08
Northolt Jn ? ?   ? 14/43   ? 15/52
West Ruislip ? ?   ? 14/46   ? 15/48
Gerrards Cross ? ?   ? 14/53   ? 15/42
Beaconsfield ? ?   ? 15/00   ? 15/36
High Wycombe ??.??a 11.20d   ??.??a 15.07   15.20d 15.26


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