7th December 2008

Skipton-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership / Boundary Mill Stores
Christmas Shoppers' Special Train

DMU Used 156461

Route:
1Z01 : Skipton to Colne
1Z02 : Colne to Skipton

DMU Route
as listed Skipton - Keighley - Bingley - Shipley - Armley Jn - Leeds West Jn - Leeds
as listed Leeds - Leeds West Jn - Holbeck East Jn - New Pudsey - Bradford Interchange
as listed Bradford Interchange - Halifax - Dryclough Jn - Milner Royd Jn - Hebden Bridge - Hall Royd Jn - Copy Pit - Gannow Jn - Rose Grove - Blackburn
as listed Blackburn - Rose Grove - Gannow Jn - Nelson - Colne
as listed Colne - (reverse of outward route) - Rose Grove
as listed Rose Grove - (reverse of outward route) - Bradford Interchange
as listed Bradford Interchange - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds
as listed Leeds - (reverse of outward route) - Skipton

Notes :
(1) Comments from SELRAP's Flyer : "The third of SELRAP's 'Missing Link' special trains to draw attention to the gap in rail services between Skipton, the Dales and the Aire Valley towns with Pendle, East Lancashire and Blackpool. This will be the first service to originate in Skipton and end in Colne for 38 years, but with the 11 mile direct line being closed, this will be a 150 mile round trip featuring six reversals in direction."
(2) On the outward trip, the train had to continue beyond Rose Grove, to Blackburn, in order to reverse as there was a service train on the Colne Branch.

Source : Alan Sheppard (joined & left the train at Leeds)

Photo Review
(all photos from Alan Sheppard)


156461 at Colne.


The tour headboard.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Skipton 09.30d [P2] ? [P1]   18.52 [P3] ?
Keighley 09.40a ~ 09.41d [P1] ?   18.40a ~ 18.41d [P2] ?
Bingley 09.46a ~ 09.47d [P1] ?   18.34a ~ 18.35d [P2] ?
Shipley 09.51a ~ 09.52d [P1] ?   18.28a ~ 18.29d [P2] ?
Leeds 10.06a ~ 10.13d [P9B] 10.06 ~ 10.13 [P5C]   18.07a ~ 18.15d [P8A] 18.08 ~ 18.15 [P6C]
Leeds West Jn ? 10/14   ? 18/06
Holbeck East Jn ? ?   ? 18/04
Bramley ? [P1] 10/20   ? [P2] 18/00
New Pudsey ? [P1] 10/22   ? [P2] 17/58
Mill Lane Jn ? 10/28   ? 17/52
Bradford Interchange 10.32a ~ 10.34d [P1] 10.29 ~ 10.33 [P4]   17.49a ~ 17.51d [P1] 17.48 ~ 17.51 [P4]
Mill Lane Jn ? 10/35   ? 17/46
Halifax 10.46a ~ 10.47d [P1] 10.44 ~ 10.46   17.36a ~ 17.37d [P2] 17.35 ~ 17.36
Dryclough Jn ? 10/48   ? 17/33
Milner Royd Jn ? 10/50   ? 17/30
Sowerby Bridge ? 10/51   ? 17/29
Mytholmroyd ? [P1] 10/55   ? [P2] 17/25
Hebden Bridge 10.59a ~ 11.00d [P1] 10.57 ~ 10.59   17.24a ~ 17.25d [P2] 17.22 ~ 17.23
Hall Royd Jn ? 11/04   ? 17/17
Copy Pit ? 11/12   ? 17/08
Burnley Manchester Road ? [P1] 11/18   ? [P2] 17/02
Gannow Jn ? 11/20   ? 16/59
Rose Grove ? 11/21   ??.?? ~ ??.?? 16.53 ~ 16.57
Hapton ? 11/23  
Huncoat ? 11/24  
Accrington ? 11/27  
Church & Oswaldtwistle ? 11/29  
Rishton ? 11/30  
Daisyfield Jn ? 11/33  
Blackburn ? 11.35 ~ 11.39 [P1]  
Daisyfield Jn ? 11/41  
Rishton ? 11/44  
Church & Oswaldtwistle ? 11/45  
Accrington ? 11/47  
Huncoat ? 11/50  
Hapton ? 11/52  
Rose Grove ? 11/53  
Gannow Jn ? 11/54   ? 16/50
Burnley Barracks ? 11/55   ? 16/49
Burnley Central ? 11/57   ? 16/47
Brierfield ? 12/01   ? 16/44
Nelson ? 12/03   ? 16/42
Colne 12.07a 12.08   16.36d 16.36


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