25th November 1967

Manchester Rail Travel Society
Lancs & Yorks Rambler / The Mancunian

Loco Used 60019 'Bittern'
Stock Used load 10 (4)

Route : 1Z29 throughout

Loco Route
60019

Leeds City - Shipley - Keighley - Skipton - Hellifield - Settle Jn - Wennington - Carnforth - Lancaster - Preston - Wigan North Western - Golborne Jn - Parkside East Jn - Eccles - Castlefield Jn - Manchester Piccadilly - Ashburys - Guide Bridge

60019 (1)

Guide Bridge - Denton Jn - Stockport

60019 Stockport - Denton - Park - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - Pendleton Broad Street - Moses Gate - Bury Knowsley Street - Heywood - Castleton - Rochdale - Hebden Bridge - Mirfield - Dewsbury - Leeds City

Notes:
(1) Running tender first.
(2) Train ran all day carrying 'The Mancunian' headboard (itinerary showed both 'Lancs & Yorks Rambler' and 'The Mancunian').
This trip should have originally had a BR Std 5MT for part of the (now revised) route. Consequently, 60019 ran throughout on what was advertised as its 'Last Run'.
(3) Gordon Lacy comments: Time was comfortably kept until we reached the Preston area. An unscheduled (?) 9min water stop was then made at Parkside. Having dropped 6 more min to passing Manchester Piccadilly, due to a signal stop at Ordsall Lane, we were to be held a further 11 min before taking the GC route at Ardwick Jn. The run-round was achieved quite quickly, and the unusual sight of a tender-first A4 was to take us to Stockport Edgeley, for a further reversal. Further signal stops at Deal Street and Bury, preceded 'missing' our water stop at Broadfield. After standing 17 min, we carried on to Rochdale, after which a 10 min 'water stop' was made at Hall Royd Jn. The photstop at Mirfield was cancelled, after two more signal stops, which enabled some of the lost time to be regained before Leeds City.

(4) Gordon Lacy questions the number of coaches listed as used: Train was booked load 9 vb90 = BSO, 3x TSO, RB, 3x TSO, BSO.  I only recorded 9 on the day in the log book. Did it have 10?  I thought it had been restricted to 9 because of the 'tight' run-round at Guide Bridge?

Sources : Gordon Lacy & Bevan Price

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Lacy)


60019 during a watering stop at Skipton.


Running round at Guide Bridge.


Back at Leeds.


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked
Leeds City 10.17d
Wortley Jn 10/20
Shipley, Leeds Jn 10/33
Keighley 10/41
Skipton 10p54a ~ 11p10d
Hellifield 11/26
Settle Jn 11/30
Wennington 11/54
Carnforth 12c11 ~ 12c14
Lancaster 12/37
Garstang & Catterall 12/50
Preston 13/08
Euxton Jn 13/16
Standish Jn 13/24
Wigan North Western 13.29 ~ 13.35
Golborne Jn 13/44
Parkside East Jn 13/48
Barton Moss Jn 13/59
Eccles 14/02
Ordsall Lane No.2 14/07
Castlefield Jn 14/10
Oxford Road 14/12
Manchester Piccadilly 14/15
Ardwick Jn 14/18
Ashburys 14/22
Guide Bridge 14.31 ~ 14.53
Denton Jn 14/57
Heaton Norris Jn 15/07
Stockport Edgeley 15.10 ~ 15.30
Heaton Norris Jn 15/32
Droylesden 15/50
Park 15p54a ~ 16p04d
Miles Platting 16/07
Manchester Victoria 16/14
Windsor Bridge No.1 16/18
Pendleton Broad Street 16/20
Brindle Heath 16/22
Agecroft Jn 16/23
Burnden Jn 16/34
Bury Knowsley Street 16/47
Broadfield 16w54 ~ 17w09
Castleton East Jn 17/15
Rochdale 17p22a ~ 17p45d
Todmorden 18/01
Hebden Bridge 18/06
Sowerby Bridge 18/14
Brighouse 18/21
Mirfield 18p28a ~ 18p40d
Morley Row 18/54
Leeds City 19.05a


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