28th June 195919th June 1960
26th July 1959
The Railway Enthusiasts' Club
The Leicestershire Woldsman
Tour was originally scheduled to run on 28th June 1959 but was postponed 'due to circumstances completely beyond the organisers control' to first 26th July 1959 then this date.
|Locos Used||43046 & 75059|
|Stock Used||5 ex-LMS coaches|
Route : M970 throughout
|75059||Leicester London Road - Knighton South Jn - Wigston North Jn - Market Harborough - Glendon South Jn - Kettering|
|75059||Kettering - Glendon South Jn - Corby - Manton - Oakham - Ashwell - Ashwell Branch Jn|
|43046 (2)||Ashwell Branch Jn - Cottesmore Quarry|
|75059 (3)||Cottesmore Quarry - Ashwell Branch Jn|
|75059||Ashwell Branch Jn Saxby - Melton Mowbray Town - Melton Jn - Holwell Sidings|
|75059||Holwell Sidings - Wycombe Jn - Waltham Jn - Waltham-on-the-Wold|
|75059 (4)||Waltham-on-the-Wold - Waltham Jn|
|75059||Waltham Jn - Eaton Quarries|
|75059||Eaton Quarries - Waltham Jn - Wycombe Jn - Scalford - Harby & Stathern - Stathern Jn - Bottesford South Jn - Bottesford East Jn - Allington Jn - Grantham - Highdyke Jn - Stainby Sidings|
|75059||Stainby Sidings - Highdyke Jn - Grantham - Barkston South Jn - Newark North Gate|
|75059||Newark North Gate - Bottesford North Jn - Bottesford South Jn - Stathern Jn - Harby & Stathern - Scalford - Sysonby Jn - Great Dalby - Jogn O'Gaunt - Marefield North Jn - Marefield West Jn - Ingarsby - Humberstone - Leicester East Jn - Leicester Belgrave Road|
(1) Class 1 lamp headcode carried.
(2) 75059 on rear.
(3) 43046 on rear.
(4) Loco propelling.
(5) A letter to booked passengers dated July 1959 describes 'hitches in the negotiations with London Midland Region' for the first postponement then a strike in the printing industry which prevented publication of the July issue of Railway Magazine for preventing the re-dated tour being properly advertised. The decision to postpone it until 1960 was made based on it being a long tour and there being restricted hours of daylight as the year drew on. The letter finished with a statement that it was hoped to run the tour in 'late May or early June' 1960.
Sources : David Pearson & John Debens
43046 at Cottesmore, with 75069 on the rear (photo: David Pearson)
75059 at Waltham-on-the-Wold (photo: David Pearson)
...and again, this time at Harby & Strathern (photo: David Pearson)
Final shot, at Melton Mowbray North (photo: David Pearson)
David Pearson's ticket.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Pearson)
|Leicester London Road||10.50d|
|Kettering||11.30a ~ 11.45d|
|Ashwell (Branch Jn)||12.21a ~ 12.31d|
|Cottesmore Ironstone Mines Sidings||12.46a ~ 12.56d|
|Ashwell (Branch Jn)||13.11a ~ 13.21d|
|Melton Mowbray Town||13.34a ~ 13.39d|
|Holwell Sidings||13.45a ~ 13.55d|
|Wycombe Jn||14.23a ~ 14.25d|
|Waltham-on-the-Wold||14wp35a ~ 14wp50d|
|Eaton Quarries||15.04a ~ 15.18d|
|Scalford||15.46a ~ 15.51d|
|Harby & Strathern||16wp01a ~ 16wp07d|
|Bottesford South Jn||16/19|
|Bottesford East Jn||16/21|
|Grantham||16.40 ~ 16.42|
|Stainsby Sidings||17.12a ~ 17.25d|
|Grantham||17.55 ~ 18.01|
|Newark North Gate||18.23a ~ 18.38d|
|Bottesford North Jn||18/53|
|Bottesford South Jn||18/55|
|Harby & Strathern||19/05|
|Melton Mowbray North||19.19 ~ 19.24|
|John O' Gaunt||19.37a ~ 19.42d|
|Leicester Belgrave Road||20.05a|
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