23rd July 1972

British Rail (Eastern Region)
(Mystery Excursion)

Locos Used 14 & 129
Stock Used load 12

Route :

Loco Route
14 Leeds - Apperley Jn - Esholt Jn - Guiseley (1)
129 Guiseley - Esholt Jn - Shipley - Skipton - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle - Dumfries - Kilmarnock - Ayr
129 Ayr - (reverse of outward route) - Shipley - Apperley Jn - Leeds

Notes :
(1) Reversal at
Guiseley was due to engineering work in Thackley Tunnel.

Source : David Bailey & Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Leeds 09.29d 09.35   22.38a 22.37
6.72 Apperley Jn ? 09/47   ? 22/27
10.20 Guiseley ? 09L57 ~ 10L03  
10.56 Shipley Leeds Jn ? 10/15   ? 21/21
13.60 Bingley ??.??a ~ 10.20d 10.19 ~ 10.22   22.13a ~ ??.??d 22.12 ~ 22.15
17.00 Keighley ??.??a ~ 10.30d 10.27 ~ 10.31   22.05a ~ ??.??d 22.04 ~ 22.07
26.16 Skipton ? 10c43 ~ 10c47   ? 21c50 ~ 21c53
36.16 Hellifield ? 10/58   ? 21/39
39.36 Settle Jn ? 11/01   ? 21/36
53.36 Blea Moor SB - 11/19   ? 21/23
61.48 Garsdale ? 11/27   ? 21/15
64.68 Ais Gill ? 11/30   ? 21/12
71.40 Kirkby Stephen ? 11/37   ? 21/04
82.16 Appleby ? 11/46   ? 20/54
97.44 Lazonby ? 12/00   ? 20/38
112.08 Petteril Bridge Jn ? 12/18   ? 20/22
113.00 Carlisle ? 12c21 ~ 12c23   ? 20c16 ~ 20c19
115.00 Kingmoor ? 12/28   ? 20/13
121.48 Gretna Jn ? 12/34   ? 20/07
130.40 Annan ? 12/43   ? 19/59
145.76 Dumfries ? 12/57   ? 19/45
160.12 Thornhill ? 13/11   ? 19/31
175.32 Kirkconnel ? 13/26   ? 19/16
195.48 Mauchline ? 13/43   ? 18/58
204.00 Kilmarnock ? 13/53   ? 18/47
211.64 Barassie ? 14/09   ? 18/26
213.08 Troon ? 14/12   ? 18/22
219.52 Ayr ??.??a 14.26   18.10d 18.10

Guiseley to Shipley Leeds Jn is 4m 40ch.

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