5th January 1969

R.C.T.S. (West Riding Branch)
Farewell to the Waverley Route Rail Tour

Locos Used 9007 'Pinza'
Stock Used 9 coaches

Route : 1Z28 throughout

Loco Route
9007 Leeds City - Skipton - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle - Canal Jn - Riccarton - Hawick - Edinburgh Waverley
9007 Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds City

Notes :
(1) This train provided one last chance to take a run over the Waverley Route, which closed the following day. The train comprised of nine vehicles including restaurant & buffet car, and was handled with ease throughout by the Deltic. During parts of the trip heavy snow was encountered, but never enough to hinder the progress of the special. Train was re-timed to depart at 09:43 due to waiting for the Manchester connection.

Sources : David Hills, Bruce McCartney & John Debens

Photo Review


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


9007 at Riccarton Junction (photo: Robin Lush)

Footnote:
The same day the last scheduled train over the route the 1M82 21.55 Edinburgh - St. Pancras, with eight coaches and two sleepers was handled by Class 45, 60 'Lytham St Anne's'. Departure from Hawick was not until about 00.15 (6th January) and Carlisle was reached over two hours late, caused by the boisterous activities of many local people protesting the closure of the route.
Due to the protests of the villagers at Newcastleton the Hawick pilot, 8606, was sent ahead light engine to ensure the integrity of the line south of Hawick. A light snow fall had taken place during the day, but the evening saw clearing allowing the sun to set one last time on this run and providing the protesters with a chilly night out.


Two photographs from Bruce McCartney


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson & John Debens)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Leeds City 09.30d 09.43   20.48a ?
0.75 Wortley Jn 09/33 ?   20/45 ?
10.56 Shipley Leeds Jn 09/43 ?   20/36 ?
16.79 Keighley 09/53 10/07   20/27 ?
25.00 Snaygill 10/03 ?   20/19 ?
26.14 Skipton 10.05a ~ 10.07d 10.16 ~ 10.18   20.14a ~ 20.16d 20.12 ~ 20.16
36.15 Hellifield 10/19 10/28   20/02 ?
39.35 Settle Jn 10/23 10/34   19/58 19/53
53.35 Blea Moor 10/46 10/48   19/45 ?
64.50 Ais Gill 10/57 10/59   19/35 19/42
82.15 Appleby 11/13 11/20   19/10 19/17
112.08 Petteril Bridge Jn 11/38 ?   18/37 ?
113.00 Carlisle 11L40a ~ 11L42d 11.47 ~ 11.50   18.33a ~ 18.35d 19.29 ~ 18.35
113.59 Carlisle No.3 11/44 11/53   18/29 ?
114.27 Canal Jn 11/47 ?   18/26 18/25
122.46 Longtown Jn 11/58 12/10   18/17 18/13
127.03 Riddings Jn 12/04 12/19   18/11 ?
137.18 Newcastleton 12/17 12/30   17/59 17/46
145.27 Riccarton Junction 12.34a ~ 12.44d 12.40 ~ 12.51   17/49 17/37
158.28 Hawick 13.07a ~ 13.17d 13.19 ~ 13.27   17/22 17/19
170.50 St Boswells 13/32 13/40   17/07 17/02
177.52 Galashiels 13/44 13/47   16/55 16/54
188.50 Fountainhall 14.05a ~ 14.15d 14.03 ~ 14.13   ? ?
192.06 Heriot 14/23 ?   16/35 16/38
202.74 Hardengreen Jn 14/37 14/35   16/14 ?
204.76 Millerhill 14/41 ?   16/10 ?
208.15 Portobello Jn 14/44 ?   16/06 16/17
211.15 Edinburgh Waverley 14.50a 14.50   16.00d 16.07


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