27th June 1953
Society (North Western Area) /
Manchester Locomotive Society
High Peak Rail Tour (re-run)
|Locos Used||43387, 47000, 58077, 58856 & 58860|
|Stock Used||: 6x open wagons
: 2x BTO & 2x TO
: 1x brake van + 4x high-sided open wagons + 2x brake vans
: 2x BTO & 2x TO
Route : Reporting code W574 in part at least, and M700 in part also.
|47000||||Sheep Pasture (top) - Middleton Incline (bottom)|
|walk||-||Middleton Incline - Wirksworth|
|58077||||Wirksworth - Duffield|
|58077||||Duffield - Wirksworth|
|walk||-||Wirksworth - Middleton Top|
|58860 + 58856||||Middleton Top - Hopton Top|
|58856||||Hopton Top - Friden|
|43387||||Friden - Hindlow - (2) - Harpur Hill - Old Harpur - Ladmanlow|
|43387||||Ladmanlow - Old Harpur - Harpur Hill - Hindlow SB|
|43387||||Hindlow SB - Buxton|
(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
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)
|Duffield||??.??a ~ 14.15d||13.54½ ~ 14.15½|
|Hopton Top||15.35 ~ 15.37||15.35½ ~ 15.38½|
|Longcliffe||15w50 ~ 15w55||15.46½ ~ 15.50|
|Friden||16.25a ~ 16.35d||16.17 ~ 16.35|
|Hindlow||17.03a ~||17.08 ~ 17.09|
|reversal point||-||17.10½ ~ 17.12|
|take water||-||17.14 ~ 17.20½|
|Hindlow||~ 17.09d||17.21½ ~ 17.24|
|Harpur Hill||17/20||17.28 ~ 17.30|
|Ladmanlow||17.40a ~ 18.15d||17.50 ~ 18.18|
|Old Harpur||18/30||18.31 ~ 18.31½|
|Harpur Hill||18/40||18.35½ ~ 18.38½|
|Hindlow SB||18.50 ~ 19.05||18.45 ~ 18.56½|
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