30th September 1967

A4 Preservation Society
Splendour of Steam Rail Tour

Locos Used D1503, 7029 'Clun Castle' & 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used Load 11

Route : 1F50 throughout

Loco Route
D1503

Kings Cross - Peterborough

7029

Peterborough - Hare Park Jn - Crofton Jn - Normanton - Whitehall Jn - Ais Gill - Carlisle

4498

Carlisle - Whitehall Jn - Normanton - Crofton Jn - Hare Park Jn - Peterborough

D1503 Peterborough - Kings Cross

Sources : Terry Jackson & Gordon Lacy (joined at Peterborough [out]/left at Newark [rtn])

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Lacy)

Cine footage of this tour is available on YouTube, courtesy of Bob Bishop.


7029 'Clun Castle' about to go onto the train at Peterborough.


Stormy conditions at Skipton!


Entering Carlisle, 4498 lets out a long blast on the whistle to greet the tour.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson & Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kings Cross 08.35d ?   22.33a ?
Peterborough North 09.46a ~ 09.55d ?   21.16a ~ 21.22d ?
Grantham 10/27 ?   20/47 ?
Newark Northgate 10.40a ~ 10.42d ?   20.29a ~ 20.31d 21.02 ~ 21.04
Retford 11/01 ?   20/11 20/44
Doncaster 11.22a ~ 11.24d ?   19.38a ~ 19.48d 20.10 ~ 20.20
South Elmsall 11/39 ?   19/25 19/59
Crofton West Jn 11/54 ?   19/10 19/45
Normanton 12/06 ?   18/59 19/33
Leeds Engine Shed Jn 12.28a ~ 12.30d ?   18.39a ~ 18.41d 19.10 ~ 19.12
Shipley 12/47 ?   18/19 18/52
Keighley 12/57 ?   18/10 18/42
Skipton 13.09a ~ 13.17d ?   17.48a ~ 17.58d 18.14 ~ 18.22
Hellifield 13/33 ?   17/34 17/56
Settle Jn 13/37 ?   17/30 17/47
Blea Moor 14/05 ?   17/15 17/29
Ais Gill 14/19 ?   17/02 17/17
Appleby West 14/39 ?   16/29 16/43
Carlisle 15.12a ?   15.45d 15.51


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