19th September 1970

Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (West Riding Branch)
The Lakes Express Scenic Tour/Cruise

Loco Used 1111
Stock Used 7 coaches

Route : 1Z41 throughout

Loco Route
1111 Leeds City - Skipton - Carnforth - Oxenholme - Windermere Town
1111 Windermere Town - Oxenholme
1111 Oxenholme - (via WCML) - (2) Upperby Bridge Jn - London Road Jn - (2) Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton - Shipley - Leeds City

Notes :
(1) Participants visited Steamtown, housed in the former Carnforth steam shed, and took a charter cruise on Lake Windermere, utilising the MV 'Tern', a vintage 1891 vessel built for the Furness Railway (starting & finishing at Bowness-on-Windermere).
(2) Booked timings show a reversal at Carlisle station; confirmation would be appreciated if someone is able confirm that the train definitely used the curve, as suggested above rather than reversing at Carlisle station.


1111 waiting to leave Windermere Town (photo: Martin Rigby)

Sources : David Hills, Peter Robinson, John Debens & Martin Rigby

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Martin Rigby)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Leeds City 09.05d 22.04a 260.38
0.75 Wortley Jn 09/08 22/01 259.43
10.56 Shipley Leeds Jn 09/20 21/49 249.62
16.79 Keighley 09/29 21/40 243.39
26.14 Skipton 09.41a ~ 09.43d 21.25a ~ 21.27d 234.24
36.15 Hellifield 09/55 21/13 224.23
39.35 Settle Jn 09/58 21/09 221.03
- Blea Moor - 20/54 207.03
- Ais Gill - 20/42 195.68
- Appleby - 20/20 178.23
- Petteril Bridge Jn - 19/47 148.30
- Carlisle - 19.30a ~ 19.45d 147.38
- Plumpton - 19/15 134.40
- Penrith - 19/11 129.49
- Shap Summit - 19/00 115.74
- Tebay - 18/53 111.38
46.73 Clapham 10/07 - -
54.31 Wennington 10/15 - -
63.55 Carnforth East Jn 10/26 - -
63.79 Carnforth 10.28a ~ 11.43d - -
76.67 Oxenholme 12/11 18.21a ~ 18.36d 97.37
78.78 Kendal 12/16 18/15 95.26
87.12 Windermere 12.30a 18.00d 87.12
- Bowness Pier 13.30d 16.30a -


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