20th June 1954

R.C.T.S. (Sheffield Branch)
South Yorkshire Rail Tour No.3

Locos Used 60847, 64419 & 65078
Stock Used 6x LMS corridor coaches

Route :

Loco Route
64419 Sheffield Midland - Wincobank Station Jn - Holmes - Rotherham Masborough - Swinton - Mexborough - Hexthorpe Jn - Bentley Jn - Kirk Sandall Jn - Stainforth Junction - Thorne - Crowle Central - Scunthorpe & Frodingham - Dawes Lane - West Halton
64419 West Halton - Dawes Lane (1) - Scunthorpe & Frodingham - Crowle Central - Thorne - Stainforth Junction - Applehurst Jn - Joan Croft Jn - Selby
65078 Selby - Barlby Jn - Cliff Common - Wheldrake - York Layerthorpe - Foss Islands Jn - Rowntree Halt - Burton Lane Jn - York
60847 York - Holgate Bridge Jn - Church Fenton - Milford Jn - Burton Salmon - Ferrybridge - Knottingley - Askern Jn - Shaftholme Jn - Doncaster - Hexthorpe Jn - Mexborough - Swinton - Rotherham Masborough - Holmes - Wincobank Station Jn - Sheffield Midland

Notes :
(1) Timings sheet shows 'engine reverses' against Dawes Lane on the return from West Halton; does this indicate a propelling move to there, or was it just turning the engine?
(2) Loco change points confirmation required (ither than at Selby). Seen at Winterton hauled by 64419.
(3) Peter Darke has photos in his collection showing;
a) 64419 at Stainforth Jn & West Halton on the North Lindsey Light Railway.
b) 65078 at Selby and Wheldrake on the Derwent Valley Light Railway
c) 60847 at York ('about to leave on last lap').

Sources : David Davis, Chris Harley (compiled from contemporary sources), Peter Darke & Peter Kellett

Photo Review


Loco swap at Selby as 64419 is seen about to hand over to 65078
(photo: the late Glyn Burton, courtesy of Peter Kellett)


Loco swap at Selby as 65078 is then seen here being readied to depart
(photo: the late Glyn Burton, courtesy of Peter Kellett)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Sheffield Midland 12.30d 12.46
2.00 Grimethorpe Jn ? ?
4.78 Holmes ? ?
5.36 Rotherham Masborough 12/41 ?
10.45 Swinton 12/50 13/05
16.54 Hexthorpe Jn 13/03 13/23
19.74 Bentley Jn 13/11 13/30
28.32 Thorne 13/21 13/52
38.76 Keadby Canal Jn ? ?
41.35 Scunthorpe & Frodingham 13/45 14.24 ~ 14.24
41.74 Frodingham Yard No.1 ? ?
42.19 Dawes Lane 13/51 ?
47.79 West Halton 14.07 ~ 14.18 ?
53.59 Dawes Lane 14.34 ~ 14.51 15.07 ~ 15.45
70.59 Stainforth Junction 15.23 ~ 15.28 16.15 ~ 16.18
74.30 Applehurst Jn 15/37 16/29
74.79 Joan Croft Jn 15/48 16/30
88.56 Selby 16.07 ~ 16.14 16.47 ~ 16.56
89.36 Barlby Jn ? 16/59
91.79 Cliff Common ??.??a ~ 16.21d ?
? Skipwith ??.??a ~ 16.29d ?
? Thorganby ??.??a ~ 16.33d ?
? Cottingwith ??.??a ~ 16.37d ?
98.75 Wheldrake 16p40a ~ 16p45d ?
? Elvington ??.??a ~ 16.51d ?
? Dunnington 16p58a ~ 17p03d ?
? Dunnington Halt ??.??a ~ 17.07d ?
? Murton Lane ??.??a ~ 17.10d ?
? Osbaldwick ??.??a ~ 17.12d ?
? York Layerthorpe 17.16a ~ ??.??d ?
108.00 Foss Islands Jn 17/19 ?
109.21 Burton Lane Jn 17/24 ?
110.25 York 17.28a ~ 17.36d 18.15 ~ ??.??
110.56 Holgate Bridge Jn ? ?
127.04 Burton Salmon 17/58 ?
130.23 Knottingley 18/05 ?
134.33 Womersley 18.13 ~ 18.18 ?
140.47 Askern Jn ? ?
140.57 Shaftholme Jn 18/30 ?
142.68 Arksey ? ?
144.76 Doncaster 16.38 ~ 16.43 ?
153.01 Swinton 18/57 ?
163.46 Sheffield Midland 19.15a ?


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