11th April 1971

(Day Excursion)

Locos Used 149, 59

Route :

Loco Route
149 Gloucester, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Burton, Stenson Jct, Sheet Stores Jct, Toton, Chesterfield, Rotherham, York, Scarborough.
149 Scarborough, York, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Toton.
59 Toton, Sheet Stores Jct, Stenson Jct, Burton, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Gloucester.

Notes :
The relieving crew at Toton on the return trip rejected '149' due to a shortage of fuel on the locomotive. After a delay of almost an hour another Peak was found to go forward, time being steadily gained with Cheltenham being reached only half an hour late.

Source : David Hills (compiled from contemporary reports)

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