5th September 1954

Stephenson Locomotive Society / Manchester Locomotive Society
West Cumberland Rail Tour

Locos Used 52494 & 52501
Stock Used 5x LMS corridor coaches (booked for: 2x BTO + 3x TO)

Route : W699 Throughout

Loco(s) Route
52501 Sellafield - Egremont - Moor Row
52501 Moor Row - Cleator Moor Goods - Birks Bridge Jn - Eskett Jn - Rowrah - Ullock Jn - Marron Jn - Workington Bridge Jn - Derwent Jn - Workington Main
52494 (1) Workington Main - Derwent Jn - Siddick Junction
52501 (2) Siddick Junction - Dock Jn - Calva Jn
52494 (1) Calva Jn - Seaton - Buckhill
52501 (2) Buckhill - Seaton - Calva Jn - Cloffocks Jn - Workington Central
52501 Workington Central - Harrington Jn - Distington - Moresby Parks - Cleator Moor Jn - Moor Row - Mirehouse Jn - Whitehaven Corkickle

Notes :
(1) 52501 on rear.
(2) 52494 on rear.
(3) There was also a ticket issued for the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Peter Darke has a photos of Muir Hill petrol loco 396 at Dalegarth (but this may not have been the train used by tour participants) and 'River Irt' approaching Ravenglass (probably the excursion).
(4) Originally uploaded as having run on 9th September, in error. It had been planned to use 52494 throughout but this was not possible as the authorities felt the loco was not in good enough condition and there would have been risk of delays occurring as a result.
(5) The E.C.S. moves from Workington Main to Sellafield (outward) and
Whitehaven Corkickle to Workington Main (return) were available to passengers upon payment of a day fare.

Sources : Peter Robinson, Peter Darke & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


52494 and participants at Buckhill (photo: The John Debens Collection)


52501 at an unspecified location (photo: The John Debens Collection)


The tour at Distington, before the final run to Whitehaven and Corkickle
 with no. 52501 in charge (photo: E.D.Bruton/The John Debens Collection)

 
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Clark (SLS)/MLS Library Collection & John Debens)

Location Booked Actual
Sellafield 13.20d 13.36
Beckermet Mines Jn 13/27 ?
Florence Pit Siding 13/30 ?
Egremont 13/34 13/50
Woodend 13/37 13/53
Moor Row 13.42 ~ 14.00 13.57 ~ 14.16
Moor Row No.1 14/03 ?
Rowrah 14.25 ~ 14.26 14.42 ~ 14.55
Ullock 14.45 ~ 14.55 ?
Marron Jn 15.23 ~ 15.25 15/20
Derwent Jn 15/37 ?
Workington Main 15L40 ~ 16L25 15.35 ~ 16.26
Siddick Jn 16.30 ~ 16.32 16.31 ~ 16.32
Calva Jn 16.37 ~ 16.40 16.38 ~ 16.40
Buckhill Colliery 17.05 ~ 17.15 16.55 ~ 17.19
Calva Jn 17.40 ~ 17.42 17.32 ~ 17.44
Workington Central 17L49 ~ 17L55 17.47 ~ 17.56
Harrington Jn 18/00 ?
Distington 18.05 ~ 18.15 18.07 ~ 18.20
Cleator Moor Jn 18/30 ?
Moor Row 18/35 18/36
Whitehaven Corkickle 18.45a 18.45

'Half Day Excursion Train' (Service Train) Timings

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Manchester Victoria 09.25d 23.17a
Bolton ??.??a ~ 09.49d 22.55a ~ ??.??d
Chorley ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
Leyland ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
Preston ??.??a ~ 10.30d 22.12a ~ ??.??d
Lancaster Castle ??.??a ~ 10.58d 21.40a ~ ??.??d
Carnforth ??.??a ~ 11.09d 21.31a ~ ??.??d
Grange-over-Sands ??.??a ~ 11.25d ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Ulverston ??.??a ~ 11.40d ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Dalton ??.??a ~ 11.52d ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Dalton Jn ? [Barrow Avoider] ?
Park South Jn ? ?
Millom ??.??a ~ 12.20d ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Seascale ??.??a ~ 12.50d ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Sellafield ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
Whitehaven Corckicle ??.??a 19.25d


Additional E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

B - Special - Reporting No. W699 (ran as E.C.S. but was usable by passengers upon payment of an additional 'Day Fare')
Booked for 2x BTO + 3x TO; worked throughout by 52501

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Workington Main 12.00d 19.50a
Moss Bay Iron Works 12/03 19/47
Whitehaven Bransty 12.15 ~ 12.18 19.33 ~ 19.34
Whitehaven Corkickle 12/23 19.28d
St Bees 12/32 -
Nethertown 12/37 -
Sellafield 12.45a -

G - Light Engine (52494)

Location Booked
Workington Central 18.00d
Siddick Jn 18.05 ~ 18.06
Workington Shed 18.10a


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