20th June 1964

(Holiday Extras)

Locos Used at least D7575, 44356, 48639 & 70045

Three "holiday extras" seen on the Oldham Loop;

Loco Route
70045 ??? - Shaw & Crompton - Blackpool


Loco Route
48639 Castleton - New Hey - Penychain


Loco Route
44356 + D7575 Failsworth - Milnrow - Rochdale
?D7575? Rochdale - Morecambe

Notes :
(1) Route (including if the trains also returned or were just one way) & loco confirmation required.

Above information was taken from page of photographs by Ian G. Holt in the September 1964 edition of Modern Railways. The use of D7575 was reported to be the first use of a diesel locomotive on passenger work on the Oldham branch.

Source : Gary Thornton (from contemporary sources)

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