30th August 1959

Stephenson Locomotive Society
(Visit to Doncaster and York with Midland Compound No. 1000)

Originally advertised to have run on June 14th but postponed for reason(s) unknown to 30th August.

Loco(s) Used at least MR 1000

Route : M985 ?throughout?

Loco(s) Route
????? Birmingham New Street - Derby Midland - Sheffield Midland - Doncaster - York
????? York - Pontefract - Sheffield Midland - Derby Midland - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required. Understood to have been 1000's first official mainline trip since restoration. 1000 was photographed at Castle Bromwich on the outward leg carrying the reporting code M985 and also photographed at Doncaster ('prior to departure') and at York on the return leg, still carrying M985 code.

Source : John Debens, Bob Mitchell, Andrew Fairholm, Ian Clark (SLS) & John Jennings

Photo Review


1000 is seen at York (photo: Bob Mitchell)


1000, on the return working from York
(photo: 2015 53A Models of Hull Collection/James S Doubleday)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked (out)   Original Booked (rtn) Revised Booked (rtn)
Birmingham New Street 09.00d   20.50a 21.20a
Derby Midland ??.??a ~ 10.02d   19.30a ~ 19.40d 20.00a ~ 20.10d
Sheffield Midland ??.??a ~ 11.03d   18.20a ~ 18.30d 18.50a ~ 19.00d
Doncaster 11.40a ~ 14.34d   - -
York 15.17a   17.10d 17.40d


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