28th February 1976

Liverpool University Public Transport Society
The Mancunian

DMU Used M50933+M52041

Route : 1L75 throughout

DMU Route (1)
as listed 08.37 Liverpool Exchange - Wigan Wallgate - Manchester Victoria - Castleton - Oldham - Manchester Victoria
as listed shunt manoeuvre to gain access to one of the platforms of the Bury line
as listed Manchester Victoria - Bury Bolton Street
as listed Bury Bolton Street - Manchester Victoria
as listed Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Stalybridge
as listed Stalybridge - (2) OA&GB Jn - Ashton Moss South Jn - Crowthorne Jn - Denton Jn (2) - Stockport - Alderley Edge
as listed Alderley Edge - Manchester Picadilly - (via former GC route) - Dinting (3)
as listed Dinting - Glossop
as listed Glossop - Hadfield
as listed Hadfield - Guide Bridge
as listed Guide Bridge - Hyde Central - Marple Wharf Jn - Rose Hill Marple
as listed Rose Hill Marple - Bredbury - Manchester Piccadilly
as listed Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Edgeley Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Altrincham
as listed Altrincham - (via MSJ&A line) - Manchester Oxford Road
as listed Manchester Oxford Road - Ordsall Lane Jn - Earlestown - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required.
(2) The route taken (avoiding Guide Bridge) was not expected by the LUPTS committee or the relief guard who was waiting on the platform. He finally caught up with the train at Manchester Piccadilly.
(3) Visit made to the Dinting Railway Centre which had steamed a small industrial tank engine especially for the occasion, admission being included in the tour fare.

Source : Charles Roberts (LUPTS)

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