21st September 1963

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain (North West Branch)
The South Lancashire
Limited Rail Tour

Locos Used 44501, 47378 (4), 48115 & 48178
Stock Used advertised for 'open type stock' with a buffet car

Route : 1T70 throughout

Loco(s) Route
48178 (1) Manchester Liverpool Road Goods Depot - Ordsall Lane - Eccles - Worsley Jn - Ellenbrook - Tyldesley - Chowbent East Jn - Chowbent North Jn - Atherton Bag Lane - Rumworth Goods Jn - Bolton Great Moor Steet
47378 (2) Bolton Great Moor Street - Plodder Lane for Farnworth - Little Hulton
47378 (2) Little Hulton - Plodder Lane for Farnworth - Bolton Great Moor Steet
48178 Bolton Great Moor Street - Atherton - Chowbent West Jn - Hindley Green - Bickershaw East Jn - Bickershaw West Jn - Strangeways East Jn - Hindley South - Lower Ince - Wigan Central
48178 Wigan Central - Lower Ince - Hindley South - Strangeways East Jn - Bickershaw West Jn - Bickershaw South Jn - Bickershaw Colliery (Through Line) - Plank Lane - Pennington - Kenyon Jn - Parkside East Jn - Bamfurlong Sidings (Through Line) - Amberswood West Jn - Amberswood East Jn - De Trafford Jn - Whelley - Haigh Jn - Adlington
48178 Adlington - Horwich West Jn - Horwich Works
44501 Horwich Works - Horwich South Jn - Hilton House - Aspull Jn - Crow Nest Jn - Hindley - De Trafford Jn
44501 De Trafford Jn - Amberswood East Jn - Hindley South - Bickershaw & Abram - West Leigh & Bedford - Lowton St Mary's
44501 Lowton St Mary's - Haydock Park - Ashton-in-Makerfield - Haydock - St Helens Central
44501 St Helens Central - (reverse of outward route) - Lowton St Mary's - Culcheth - Glazebrook Moss - Glazebrook West Jn - Urmston - Manchester Central

Notes :
(1) Banked by 48115 from Atherton Bag Lane.
(2) 47378 stalled on the hill and so 48178 banked.
(3) Train passed through 'Plank Lane Flash' with water lapping at the rails. It is believed this was the last train to pass on that line.
(4) Loco identity given as 47376 in the LCGB 'The First Hundred' brochure, however this is assumed to be in error as that loco had been scrapped prior to this date.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Sources : John Hayes & John Debens

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Advertised
Manchester Liverpool Road Goods Depot (09.30d)
Manchester Central (between 16.00a & 17.00a)


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