29th May 1960

Stephenson Locomotive Society / Manchester Locomotive Society
Northern Fells Rail Tour

Locos Used 42136, 42952 & 45509
Stock Used (2) [1] booked for 11 coaches formed: BSK, 2x SO, BSK, BSO, 2x SO, Cafe Car, 2x SO, BSO
[2] booked for 7 coaches formed: BSO, 2x SO, Cafe Car, 2x SO, BSO (last seven vehicles from [1])
[3] booked for 4 coaches formed: BSK, 2x SO, BSK (remaining four vehicles from [1]

Route : Reporting Number C801 throughout (1)

Loco(s) Stock (2) Route
45509 [1] Manchester Victoria - Bolton Trinity Street - Preston - Lancaster Castle
45509 [3] Lancaster Castle - Morecambe Promenade
45509 [1] Morecambe Promenade - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria

Route : Reporting Number W512 throughout

Loco(s) Stock Route
42952 + 42136 [2] Lancaster Castle – [just outside] Glasson Dock
42136 [2] [just outside] Glasson Dock – Glasson Dock [closed station]
42136 + 42952 [2] Glasson Dock [closed station] Lancaster Castle
42952 [2] Lancaster Castle – Lancaster Green Ayre – Caton – Wennington – Clapham
42952 (3) [2] Clapham – Ingleton – Kirby Lonsdale Sedburgh - Low Gill – Tebay – Shap – Penrith
42952 [2] Penrith – Eden Valley Jn – Weatherrigs Jn – Appleby North Jn – Warcop – Kirkby Stephen East
42952 (3) [2] Kirkby Stephen East – Newbiggin - Tebay – Low Gill – Oxenholme – Hincaster Jn – Arnside – Plumpton Jn - Ulverston
42952 [2] Ulverston – Plumpton Jn - Greenodd Jn - Haverthwaite Windermere Lakeside
42952 [2] Windermere Lakeside – Haverthwaite Greenodd Jn - Plumpton Jn - Ulverston
42952 [2] Ulverston – Plumpton Jn - Arnside Carnforth – Hest Bank - Bare Lane - Morecambe Promenade

Notes :
(1) SLS & MLS tour participants from the Manchester area used a separate special to get to Lancaster and return from Morecambe Promenade. On arrival at Lancaster the last seven vehicles of that trains stock were removed to form the stock for this tour. When W512 terminated at Morecambe Promenade the seven coaches were reformed with the other four from train C801 for its return journey to Manchester.
(2) The tour stock was booked to have been:  BSO, 2x SO, Cafe Car, 2x SO, BSO but 2x twin articulated coaches replaced the 4x SO's and BSK's replaced the booked BSO's.
(3) Running tender-first.
(6) 42952 originally uploaded as 42962 in error.

Sources : Peter Robinson, David Murray, Ian Clark (SLS) & Ron Herbert

Photo Review


42136 on arrival at Glasson Dock (photo: Ron Herbert)


42952 is seen during the reversal at Glasson Dock (photo: Ron Herbert)


Another view of 42136 & 42952 at Glasson Dock (photo: Ron Herbert)


One final view of 42952 at Glasson Dock (photo: The Bob Mitchell Collection)


42952 at Kirkby Stephen East after the run from Penrith (photo: Ron Herbert)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.
From the John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Murray)

Reporting Number C801

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Manchester Victoria 10.10d 21.02a
Bolton ??.??a ~ 10.33d 20.41a ~ 20.44d
Preston 11.03a ~ 11.06d 20.07a ~ 20.10d
Lancaster Castle 11.32a ~ 11.37d 19.36a ~ 19.39d
Morecambe Promenade 11.48a 19.25d

Reporting Number W512

Location Booked
Lancaster Castle 11.42d
Glasson Dock 12.00 ~ 12.10
Lancaster Castle 12.30 ~ 12.40
Lancaster Green Ayre 12/43
Wennington Jn 12/58
Clapham 13.13 ~ 13.23
Ingleton 13/32
Low Gill Jn 14/00
Tebay 14/06
Shap Summit 14/18
Penrith 14.34 ~ 14.44
Eden Valley Jn 14/50
Kirkby Stephen East 15.25 ~ 15.35
Tebay 16/00
Oxenholme 16/14
Hincaster Jn 16/22
Arnside 16/36
Grange 16/41
Ulverston 16.55 ~ 17.05
Plumpton Jn 17/08
Greenodd 17/14
Haverthwaite 17/21
Lakeside 17.30 ~ 17.45
Haverthwaite 17/51
Greenodd 17/59
Plumpton Jn 18/05
Ulverston 18.08 ~ 18.20
Grange 18/35
Carnforth 18.49 ~ 18.50
Hest Bank 18/56
Bare Lane 18/59
Euston Road 19/02
Morecambe Promenade 19.04a


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