30th April 1967

? Anglo-Norse Society ?
The Michaelangelo Tour

Locos Used 4472 'Flying Scotsman', 68006 & 68012

Route :

Loco(s) Route
4472

London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Retford - Worksop - Shireoaks - Darnall - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Sheffield Midland - Dore & Totley - Chesterfield

68006 + 68012

Middleton Top - Longcliffe (C&HPR) (1) (2)

68006 + 68012 (C&HPR) Longcliffe - Middleton Top (1)
4472 Chesterfield - Pye Bridge Jn - Trowell Jn - Trent - Loughborough - Leicester - Bedford (station avoiding line?) - London St Pancras

Notes:
(1) Three round trips have been reported as made on this date, to mark the closure of the line between Middleton Top and Friden, the first being organised by the SLS (see SLS tour page). Were the other two trips part of this tour (participants splitting and half travelling in each trip)? If yes then the routing for those round trips is as given below.
(2) Terry Jackson reported the train travelling from Friden to
Middleton Top only?
(3)
It is thought possible that this tour may have been one of a series organised by David & June Harding using 4472 'Flying Scotsman'. It is not clear if this was under the auspices of the Anglo Norse Society as they are not mentioned in any of the paperwork or ticketing seen by the Webmaster.

Route :

Loco(s) Stock Used Route
68006 + 68012 4x brake vans

Middleton Top - between middle and top of Hopton Incline (3)

68006 + 68012 2x brake vans

between middle and top of Hopton Incline - top of Hopton Incline

68006 + 68012 2x brake vans

between middle and top of Hopton Incline - top of Hopton Incline

68006 + 68012 4x brake vans

top of Hopton Incline - Longcliffe (C&HPR)

68006 + 68012 4x brake vans (C&HPR) Longcliffe - Middleton Top

Route :

Loco(s) Stock Used Route
68006 + 68012 4x brake vans

Middleton Top - Longcliffe (C&HPR)

68006 + 68012 4x brake vans (C&HPR) Longcliffe - Middleton Top

Notes:
(3) Train stalled and the train split and tripped to the top of the incline in two trips of 2x brake vans each.

Sources : Terry Jackson, John Broderick & Mike Morant

Photo Review


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson & John Broderick)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.00 Kings Cross 09.00d 09.07
12.70 Potters Bar 09/28 09/37
17.70 Hatfield 09/33 09/42
31.90 Hitchin 09/49 10/01
44.15 Sandy 10/01 10/15
58.85 Huntingdon 10/15 10/28
76.35 Peterborough 10/34 10/47
100.00 Stoke 10/59 11/15
105.45 Grantham 11/04 11/20
120.10 Newark 11/17 11/32
138.60 Retford 11/38 11/51
146.30 Worksop 11/55 12/18
162.10 Sheffield Midland 12/21 12.56 ~ 12.58
166.40 Dore & Totley 12/29 13/12
174.40 Chesterfield 12.40a 13.29a
? Middleton Top ? 18.11d
? Longcliffe ? 18.26a ~ 18.33d
? Middleton Top ? 18.50a
0.00 Chesterfield 19.10d 19.46
4.00 Clay Cross 19/15 20/00
26.50 Trent 19/47 20/41
34.75 Loughborough 19/58 21/08
47.25 Leicester 20/15 21/25
74.25 Kettering 20/51 22/02
81.25 Wellingborough 20/58 22/08
96.50 Bedford 21/16 22.25a ~ 23.25d
116.25 Luton 21/45 00.11a ~ 00.13d
126.50 St Albans 21/56 00/27
139.50 Hendon 22/12 ?
142.25 Cricklewood 22/16 00/38
147.50 St Pancras 22.22a 00.47


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