27th June 1953

Stephenson Locomotive Society (North Western Area) /
Manchester Locomotive Society
High Peak Rail Tour (re-run)

Locos Used 43387, 47000, 58077, 58856 & 58860
Stock Used [1]: 6x open wagons
[2]: 2x BTO & 2x TO
[3]: 1x brake van + 4x high-sided open wagons + 2x brake vans
[4]: 2x BTO & 2x TO

Route : Reporting code W574 in part at least, and M700 in part also.

Loco(s) Stock Route
47000 [1] Sheep Pasture (top) - Middleton Incline (bottom)
walk - Middleton Incline - Wirksworth
58077 [2] Wirksworth - Duffield
58077 [2] Duffield - Wirksworth
walk - Wirksworth - Middleton Top
58860 + 58856 [3] Middleton Top - Hopton Top
58856 [3] Hopton Top - Friden
43387 [4] Friden - Hindlow - (2) - Harpur Hill - Old Harpur - Ladmanlow
43387 [4] Ladmanlow - Old Harpur - Harpur Hill - Hindlow SB
43387 [4] Hindlow SB - Buxton

Notes :
(1) Due to the original running of the High Peak rail tour on 25th April being a sell-out, this repeat trip was made...but were the route and timings of the original outing simply repeated, or did it differ? From photographic evidence it appears that more carriages were used (a larger number of passengers carried?).
(2) Train stopped at Hindlow to take water, (at least) two reversals took place.

Source : John Debens

Photo Review


58077 on arrival at Duffield (photo: The John Debens Collection)


This photo shows 58860 & 58856 at Middleton Top and is confirmed (from
hand written comments on the rear of the photo, to be taken on this date).
(photo: D.Dalton/The John Debens Collection)


Another un-dated photo but believed to be on this date, showing 58856, likely
at Hopton Top or en-route to/at Friden (photo: The John Debens Collection)


Rounding Gotham Curve (photo: The John Debens Collection)


An on-train shot, approaching Friden (photo: The John Debens Collection)


Rejoining the main train at Friden (photo: The John Debens Collection)


Although un-dated, it is believed this photo of 43387 on train W574 is from
this running of the High Peak Rail Tour, not the first run on 24th April.
(photo: The John Debens Collection)


From
the John Debens ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Clark (SLS)/
Peter Greenough)

Location Booked Actual
Sheep Pasture ? 12.08
Middleton Incline ? 12.13
Wirksworth 13.35d 13.38
Duffield ??.??a ~ 14.15d 13.54 ~ 14.15
Wirksworth 14.35a 14.36
Middleton Top 15.25d 15.30
Hopton Top 15.35 ~ 15.37 15.35 ~ 15.38
Longcliffe 15w50 ~ 15w55 15.46 ~ 15.50
Friden 16.25a ~ 16.35d 16.17 ~ 16.35
Parsley Hay 16/45 16/51
Hindlow 17.03a ~ 17.08 ~ 17.09
reversal point - 17.10 ~ 17.12
take water - 17.14 ~ 17.20
Hindlow ~ 17.09d 17.21 ~ 17.24
Harpur Hill 17/20 17.28 ~ 17.30
Old Harpur 17/26 17/35
Ladmanlow 17.40a ~ 18.15d 17.50 ~ 18.18
Old Harpur 18/30 18.31 ~ 18.31
Harpur Hill 18/40 18.35 ~ 18.38
Hindlow SB 18.50 ~ 19.05 18.45 ~ 18.56
Buxton 19.15a 19.03


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