26th September 1971

M. & G.N.J.R.S.
(Day Out With A Difference)

Locos Used 189, 1572 & steam: 5025

Route :

Loco Route
1572 London St Pancras - Elstree (1) - (via MML) - Trent - Clay Cross - Chesterfield - Dore & Totley - Sheffield - Rotherham - Bolton-on-Dearne - Moorthorpe - Wakefield - Leeds
189 Leeds - Shipley - Keighley (2)
189 Keighley - Shipley - Holbeck Jn - Normanton - Moorthorpe - (reverse of outward route) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) Train failed to stop at Elstree on outward leg, a service DMU being used get passengers to St Albans to join the tour.
(2) For K&WVR visit or Bradford Trolleybus farewell. William Shelford reports that the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society also organised a say trip for its members on this special and that Black Five 5025 hauled a train provided by the K&WVR for the passengers on this railtour. There is photographic evidence of the train hauled by 5025 at Oxenhope, carrying a M&GN Joint Railway Society Headboard.


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.

Sources : John Broderick & William Shelford

Timings (Actual Only)
(from John Broderick)

Location Actual (out) Actual (rtn)
St Pancras ? (08.05 booked) ?
Elstree ??/?? 22.05a ~ ??.??d
St Albans ??.??a ~ 08.44d 21.54a ~ 21.56
Luton 08/59 ?
Bedford 09.19a ~ 09.24d 21.19a ~ 21.24d
Wellingborough 09/38 21/05
Kettering 09/44 20/59
Market Harborough 09/52 20/48
Wigston North Jn 10/03 ?
Leicester 10.07a ~ 10.09d 20.29a ~ 20.31d
Loughborough 10/30 20/17
Trent 10/45 20/06
Eastwood 10/59 ?
Clay Cross 11/18 ?
Chesterfield 11/30 19/36
Dore & Totley 11/54 19/27
Sheffield 12.00a ~ 12.16d 19.18a ~ 19.19d
Rotherham 12/25 19/06
Bolton-on-Dearne 12/37 18/56
Moorthorpe 12/46 18/47
Wakefield 13/02 -
Normanton - 18/24
Leeds 13.18a ~ 13.30d -
Holbeck Jn - 17/53
Shipley 13/43 17/40
Keighley 13.52a 17.31d


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