17th June 1967

Railway Magazine / Alan Pegler
The Hadrian Flyer

Locos Used D9005 'The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire' & 4472 'Flying Scotsman'

Route : 1X17 throughout

Loco Route
4472 London Kings Cross - Newcastle
D9005 Newcastle - Carlisle
D9005 Carlisle - (via S&C) - Leeds - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Nige Paine comments: It is reported that the train covered the 87 miles from Carlisle to Skipton in 72 minutes 47 seconds. Apparently it attained 91 mph at Settle and arrived at Skipton eight minutes early. It is recorded as one of the fastest ever recorded runs over the S&C line and must have been thrilling to experience.
(2) This appears to have been one of two charters organised by Railway Magazine on this day - the other using 4472 from Newcastle to Leeds then D9004 to Kings Cross.

Source : Nige Paine (compiled from contemporary sources)

Photo Review

4472 passing Plawsworth (photo: Roy Lambeth)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

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