24th March 1963
Clan - King - Hall Rail Tour
|Locos Used||7929 'Wyke Hall', 47??? & 72008 'Clan Macleod'|
Route : 1X47 (throughout?)
|72008||Leeds City - Rotherham - Sheffield - Derby - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley|
|7929 + 72008||Tyseley - Oxley (2)|
|?7929 +? 72008||Oxley - ?Wellington - Market Drayton - Nantwich? - Crewe|
|47???||Crewe - Crewe Works|
|???||Crewe Works - Crewe|
|72008||Crewe - ??? - Leeds City|
(1) Postponed from January 27th 1963 for reason(s) unknown. Nick Lawrence, who travelled on the tour throughout, comments: by the time the tour ran there were no Kings left in service, hence their non-appearance on the tour – the return leg was supposed to bring a King to Leeds, and many disappointed spotters had gathered at Leeds City to witness the (very late) arrival – I remember them “booing” the arrival of the Clan!
(2) For visits to shed, Stafford Road & Works.
(3) 72008 photographed at Bromford Bridge carrying headcode 1X47 - was this used throughout?
Sources : Stuart Gamble, Nick Lawrence & Steve Armitage
(all photos from Nick Lawrence)
Two photos of the train at Oxley.
From Stuart Gambles ticket collection - still dated for the
original proposed running date of 27th January.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
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