13th February 1965
R.C.T.S. (Lancashire &
North West Branch)
The Rebuilt Scot Commemorative Rail Tour
|Locos Used||44822 & 46115 'Scots Guardsman'|
|Stock Used||load 10|
Route : 1X80 throughout (3)
|46115||Crewe - (via WCML) - Wigan North Western|
|44822 + 46115||Wigan North Western - Boars Head Jn - White Bear - Chorley - Heapey - Cherry Tree - Blackburn|
|46115||Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield (2) - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle|
|46115||Carlisle - (via WCML) - Crewe|
(1) This ten coach train was a tribute to the final workings of the Rebuilt Scots, visiting the Settle & Carlisle line, the first home of these machines. A motive power shortage after this run ensured that the still active Rebuilt Scots would run for a little longer. The easy schedule for the run over Ais Gill & Shap did not overtax the 'Scot', the intended locomotive, 46160 'Queen Victoria's Rifleman', had been failed after running a hot axle earlier that week.
(2) Dave Groves comments : The stop at Hellifield allowed a visit to the shed to view some of the National Collection. The train shunted to Down Loop during visit and I think departed from there afterwards.
(3) Last digit difficult to read on photographs - looked like a 0 but confirmation is required.
(4) A tour itinerary seen by the Webmaster carries a comment in pencil: 'Pilot 45031 Wigan to Blackburn' - which seems at odds with the information above (44822)?
Source : David Hills, John Debens & Terry Jackson
46115 'Scots Guardsman' pauses at Hellifield (photo: Paul Barrett)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(From Terry Jackson & John Debens)
|24.10||Warrington Bank Quay||09/42||?|
|35.70||Wigan North Western||09.57a ~ 10.02d||?|
|54.07||Blackburn||10w45 ~ 10w55||10.45 ~ 10.58|
|78.31||Hellifield||11.35a ~ 12.30d||11.43 ~ 12.35|
|Carlisle Citadel||14.28a ~ 16.05d||??.?? ~ 16.05|
|90.07||Preston||18.15a ~ 18.19d||18.19 ~ ??.??|
|105.17||Wigan North Western||18.40a ~ 18.44d||18.49 ~ 18.49|
|116.77||Warrington Bank Quay||18/59||?|
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