23rd September 1967
28th October 1967

R.C.T.S. (East Midlands & Lancashire & North West Branches)
The Border Limited

Locos Used D145, 44690, 44767, 45196, 45295 & 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used (2) booked to be 11 coaches formed: BSK, 4x SO, RMB, 4x SO, BSK

Tour postponed from 23rd September 1967 'due to uncertainty over the extent of stoppages arising out of the railway guards dispute'.

Route : 1T34 throughout

Loco(s) Route
D145

Nottingham Midland - Beeston - Trent - Spondon - Chaddeston South Jn - Derby - Stenson Jn - Uttoxeter - Stoke-on-Trent - Etruria - Kidsgrove - Alsager - Crewe

4498

Crewe - (via WCML) - Carlisle No.13 Box

44767

Carlisle No.13 Box - Rome Street Jn - Canal Jn - Lyneside - Longtown

45295 Longtown - Mossband Jn - (via Floriston Goods Lines & Kingmoor Yard) - Kingmoor Shed
4498 Kingmoor Shed - Carlisle Citadel - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton
45196 + 44690 Skipton - Earby - Colne - Burnley Central - Gannow Jn - Accrington
4498

Accrington - Blackburn - Bamber Bridge - Farington Jn - (via WCML) - Crewe

D145 Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Nottingham Midland

Notes :
(1) Preston passengers were able to use their tour tickets on the 19.53 service train from Blackburn.
(2) Some disagreement over the number of coaches used - was initially suggested as load 10 however the train was booked for load 11 and a typed-up booked and actual timing sheet seen by the Webmaster also listed this train as formed of 11 coaches.

Sources : Terry Jackson (joined/left the train at Crewe), Peter Robinson & John Debens

Photo Review


4498 at Carlisle Kingmoor (photo: the Bob Mitchell collection)

From The John Debens Ticket Collection; dated 23/09 above and 28/10 below.
 


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson, Kevin Driscoll & John Debens)

M.C Location Booked (out) Actual Booked (rtn) Actual M.C
0.00 Nottingham Midland 08.28a 08.27 23.25a 00.36 242.74
3.26 Beeston 08/35 08.34 ~ 08.35 23/16 00.23 ~ 00.25 239.48
6.63 Trent 08/41 08/45 23/10 00/18 236.11
13.71 Spondon Jn 08/52 08/58 23/00 00/06 229.03
16.12 Derby Midland 09.03a ~ 09.05d 09.04 ~ 09.05 22.51a ~ 22.53a 23.55 ~ 23.59 226.62
20.77 Stenson Jn 09/14 09/12 22/43 23/46 221.77
24.62 Egginton Jn 09/20 09/17 22/36 23/41 218.12
27.42 Tutbury 09/24 09/20 22/31 23/39 215.32
35.22 Uttoxeter 09/34 09/29 22/21 23/29 207.52
44.52 Cresswell 09/50 09/40 22/12 23/17 198.22
52.11 Stoke-on-Trent 10/05 09/56 21/56 23/06 190.63
58.25 Kidsgrove 10/16 10/04 21/47 22/56 184.49
66.77 Crewe 10L28a ~ 10L48d [FL] 10.17 ~ 10.48 21L19a ~ 21L35d 22.21 ~ 22.10 175.77

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
74.29 Winsford 10/59 (10/57)
83.18 Weaver Jn 11/06 11/03
89.06 Acton Grange Jn 11/13 11/08
91.07 Warrington Bank Quay 11.16a ~ 11.18d 11.10 ~ 11.18
94.46 Winwick Jn 11/22 11/24
101.38 Springs Branch Jn 11/32 11/32
102.67 Wigan North Western 11/34 11/34
106.13 Standish Jn 11/39 [FL] 11/41
112.39 Euxton Jn 11/51 [SL] 11/49
117.77 Preston 11.59a ~ 12.02d 11.58 ~ 12.05
127.35 Garstang 12/14 12/17
138.76 Lancaster 12/26 12/34
145.15 Carnforth 12/33 12/40
158.03 Oxenholme 12/48 12/52
171.04 Tebay 13/10 13/05
176.40 Shap Summit 13/22 13/10
190.15 Penrith 13/36 13/29
195.06 Plumpton 13/41 13/33
206.57 Carlisle No.13 14L00 ~ 14L08 [GL] 13.43 ~ 13.52
207.08 Carlisle No.12 14/13 13/55
207.75 Carlisle No.11 14/15 13/57
???.?? Dalston Jn 14/23 14/03
209.21 Canal Jn 14/28 14/08
217.40 Longtown 15.00a ~ 15.10d [GL] 14.25 ~ 14.35
220.67 Mossband 15/17 14/51
226.12
0.00
Carlisle Kingmoor 15L25 ~ 16L20 15.19 ~ 16.21
2.03 Carlisle Citadel 16.26a ~ 16.36d 16.27 ~ 16.35
2.75 Petteril Bridge Jn 16/38 16/38
33.60 Appleby West 17/22 17/16
51.15 Ais Gill 17/52 17/36
62.33 Blea Moor 18/05 17/49
76.41 Settle Jn 18/18 18/00
79.60 Hellifield 18/22 18/04
89.61 Skipton 18L35 ~ 18L45 18.25 ~ 18.50
100.77 Colne 19/05 19/24
106.27 Burnley Central 19/16 19/36
112.46 Accrington 19L27 ~ 19L36 20.05 ~ 20.31
117.65 Blackburn 19.45 ~ 19.47 20.45 ~ 20.47
125.77 Bamber Bridge 19/59 21.01 ~ 21.03
127.45 Farington Jn 20.06 ~ 20.08 [FL] 21/08
130.33 Euxton Jn 20/13 21/13
136.59 Standish Jn 20/21 21/22
140.05 Wigan North Western 20/26 21/26
141.34 Springs Branch Jn 20/28 21/28
148.26 Winwick Jn 20/36 21/37
151.65 Warrington Bank Quay 20.44a ~ 20.46d 21.42 ~ 21.49
153.66 Acton Grange Jn 20/50 21/54
159.44 Weaver Jn 20/58 22/01
168.45 Winsford 21/05 22/10

Timings continue in first table.

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