23rd April 1966

Altrinchamian Railway Excursion Society
Waverley Special

Locos Used 45565, 60528 'Tudor Minstrel', 60824 & 60836
Stock Used load 9 ~ 8x LMS & 1x mark 1 catering vehicle

Route : 1X50 throughout

Loco Route
60528 Manchester Exchange (08.45d actual) - Golborne Jn - Wigan North Western (09.25a actual) - Carlisle - (via Waverley Route) - Edinburgh Waverley
60836 (3) Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - Berwick-upon-Tweed
60824 (3) Berwick-upon-Tweed - ??? - York
45565 York - ??? - Manchester Exchange

Notes :
(1) This was the Altrinchamian Railway Excursion Society's first railtour.
(2) Route confirmation required. The outward leg was given as reporting code 1X59 however the photos below shows 1X50, which seems to have been used throughout.
(3) An article published in Steam Railway (21/08/2010-17/09/2010 issue) erroneously lists 60824 as having hauled the leg between Edinburgh and Berwick, with 60836 taking the train on to York (Ian Griffiths, a passenger on the tour, confirms the article to be in error).

Sources : Kevin Driscoll (on the train from Manchester Exchange to Wigan North Western only)
Mark Harrington, Alan Osborn, Tim Littler (tour organiser), Adrian Vaughan & Eric Oates

Photo Review
(all photos: Adrian Vaughan except where stated)

60528 starts the day at Manchester Exchange.

60528 in close-up, also at Manchester Exchange.

Another view of 60528 'Tudor Minstrel', this time at Hawick

60836 at Edinburgh Waverley.

60824 at Berwick, having taken over from 60836 (photo: Alan Sainty Collection)

Two views of 45565 at York before departure back to Manchester.

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

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