4th December 1976

Wirral Railway Circle
The Great Central Railtour

Locos Used at least 24082 & 24087
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? Crewe - Stockport - Guide Bridge - ??? - Loughborough
????? Loughborough - (?reverse of outward route?) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. Peter Hall comments: I have a purchased photograph of 24082+another taken in daylight in what I am sure is Platform 2 at Derby.  Also I have a note in my Dore records for 04/12/76 which reads ‘24087+24082 Loughborough-Crewe Great Central Railtour (return leg via Dore Curve)’. In addition in pencil it says ‘outward via Woodhead’. Thus I would conclude the locomotives were 24082+24087 outward and 24087+24082 on the return.   Outward route was thus probably Guide Bridge-Woodhead-Barrow Hill-Derby.  Return presumably Derby-Hope-Marple-Woodley-Guide Bridge-Stockport. Tour headboard read:


Sources : Mike Breslin & Peter Hall

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