7th August 2010
The Grand Settle & Carlisle Circular Tour
|Locos Used||47580 'County of Essex' & 47826|
|Stock Used||11x mark 2 air-cons|
1Z51 : 05.05d Norwich to Carlisle
1Z52 : 16.14d Carlisle to Norwich
|47826 (1)||Norwich - Diss - Ipswich|
|47580 (2)||Ipswich - Stowmarket - Bury-st-Edmunds - Ely - March - Peterborough - (via ECML) - Hambleton South Jn - Hambleton West Jn - South Milford - Micklefield - Cross Gates - Leeds - Shipley - Keighley - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle|
|47826 (1)||Carlisle - Hexham - Low Fell Jn - (via ECML) - Colton Jn - Church Fenton - Milford Jn - Castleford - Pontefract Monkhill - Shaftholme Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Ipswich|
|47580 (2)||Ipswich - (reverse of outward route) - Norwich|
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) 47826 on rear.
(3) Martyn Catlin comments: The return was originally booked Tyne Valley, ECML to Colton Jn, Castleford, Glasshoughton, Knottingley, Askern, ECML. This was then amended to Colton Jn, Knottingley, Askern, ECML. On the day just as we left York it was announced the tour was going main line, however we proceeded to Milford and only after following a heated conversation between the driver and signalman went via Castleford and Glasshoughton after all.
Sources : various including Gordon Lacy & Martyn Catlin
1Z51 passing MP117 on the ECML, 47580 leading 47826 (photos: Gordon Lacy)
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