1st October 1967

A4 Preservation Society
Splendour of Steam Rail Tour

Locos Used D????, D1578, 7029 'Clun Castle' & 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used load 11

Route : 1F50 throughout

Loco Route
D????

London Kings Cross - Peterborough

4498

Peterborough - Newark North Gate - Hare Park Jn - Crofton Jn - Normanton - Engine Shed Jn - Whitehall Jn - Ais Gill - Carlisle

7029

Carlisle - Whitehall Jn - Engine Shed Jn

D1578

Engine Shed Jn - Normanton - Crofton Jn - Hare Park Jn - Peterborough

????

Peterborough - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Gordon Lacy comments: 7029 was in trouble on the return run (a cleaning rag had fallen into the tender during a water stop [either at Appleby - not booked, or at Skipton] & found it's way into the pipe 'twixt tender & loco, effectively cutting off the water supply!). The loco was removed at Leeds, Engine Shed Jn. After the 'Castle' trundled off, D12 buffered up to the train (we were towards the rear on the curve, so saw everything that happened), and coupled up. The number was conveyed to those of us interested (!), by folk passing by to regain their seats. However, after 5 min or so, it was detached and exchanged for a Brush Type 4, the number of which we were not able to verify until leaving the train at Newark Northgate. This was D1578, which we gathered later, ran as far as Peterborough, where the booked loco (?) relieved it.

Sources : Terry Jackson, Gordon Lacy (joined/left the train at Newark) & Brian Basterfield

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Lacy)


4498 arrives at Newark North Gate.


Running up to a red at Engine Shed Jn (Leeds).


4498 upon arrival into Carlisle (Citadel) station.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


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

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Kings Cross 08.40d ?   23.05a ?
Peterborough North 10.13a ~ 10.21d ?   21.46a ~ 21.54d ?
Grantham 10/57 ?   21/17 ?
Newark Northgate 11.10a ~ 11.12d ?   20.59a ~ 21.01d 22.29 ~ 22.31
Retford 11/31 ?   20/41 22/12
Doncaster 11.52a ~ 11.54d ?   20.19a ~ 20.21d 21.46 ~ 21.50
South Elmsall 12/08 ?   19/59 21/33
Crofton West Jn 12/25 ?   19/43 ?
Normanton 12/37 ?   19/22 21/11
Leeds Engine Shed Jn 12.58a ~ 13.00d ?   18.51a ~ 18.53d ??.?? ~ 20.50
Shipley 13/16 ?   18/32 ?
Keighley 13/24 ?   18/23 ?
Skipton 13.35a ~ 13.43d ?   18.01a ~ 18.11d ?
Hellifield 13/59 ?   17/47 ?
Settle Jn 14/03 ?   17/43 ?
Blea Moor 14/31 ?   17/28 ?
Ais Gill 14/45 ?   17/15 ?
Appleby West 15/05 ?   16/42 ?
Carlisle 15.38a ?   15.58d ?


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