14th February 2009
The Settle & Carlisle Thunderer
|Locos Used||47760, 47804 & 47854|
|47854 (1)||Huntingdon - Grantham (2)|
|47760 (3)||Grantham - Doncaster - Shaftholme Jn (4) - Knottingley - Knottingley South Jn - (4) Pontefract Monkhill Goods Jn - Crofton East Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Hellifield|
|47760 (5)||Hellifield - Carlisle|
|47804 (6)||Carlisle - Doncaster - (7) - Retford - Huntingdon|
(1) 47760 on rear.
(2) 47854 failed at Grantham with fire bells ringing and was shut-down. The run-round of 47760 from the rear to the front took an hour.
(3) Plus 47854 dead-in-tow.
(4) Booked route was: Doncaster to Temple Hirst/Gascoigne Wood and thence back to Knottingley, Crofton and Turners Lane, but the train from Shaftholme direct to Knottingley to "save time".
(5) Plus 47854 dead-in-tow & 47804 on rear.
(6) 47760 on rear.
(7) The journey between Doncaster and Retford was enlivened by a broken down NXEC train which necessitated wrong line working from north of Ranskill to Retford.
Source : Steve Leader
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