5th January 1963
The Locomotive Club of
Great Britain (North West
Werneth Incline Rail Tour
|Locos Used||48546 & 90656|
|Stock Used||at least 6 freight brake vans|
Route : 8Z40 (throughout?)
|48546 (1)||Middleton Junction - Oldham Werneth - Oldham Mumps Down Loop|
|48546||Oldham Mumps Down Loop - Oldham Werneth - Middleton Junction|
|48546||Middleton Junction - Chadderton Yard|
|48546||Chadderton Yard - Middleton Junction|
(1) This tour ran in the depth of one of the worst winters of the century, and the initial section was up a gradient of around 1 in 27. As a result the loco could not get a grip on the icy rail, despite many efforts at hand sanding in front of it. Eventually assistance (in the form of 90656) was called for to bank the train up as far as Oldham Werneth.
Source : Kevin Driscoll
48546 preparing to face the icy conditions as it leaves Middleton Junction
for Chadderton Yard (photo: The John Debens Collection)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Kevin Driscoll)
|2.75||Oldham Mumps Down Loop||10.50a ~ 11.08d|
|5.70||Middleton Junction||11.25a ~ 11.40d|
|6.58||Chadderton Yard||11.50a ~ 12.05d|
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