10th July 1977

Wirral Railway Circle
The Dick Turpin

Locos Used at least 24087, 24133 & steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley' & 92220 'Evening Star'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
24087+24133 Crewe - Stockport - Manchester Victoria - Bolton - Lostock Jn - Chorley - Euxton Jn - (via WCML) - Carnforth
4498 Carnforth - Clapham - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Shipley - Leeds - York
92220 York - Malton - Scarborough
92220 Scarborough - Malton - York
4498 York - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth
?24133+24087? Carnforth - (?reverse of outward route?) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) David Manders comments: There was considerable difficulty uncoupling Sir Nigel due to its buckeye coupling and the sharp curve (at York), and Evening Star was summoned to give extra oomph, but the coupling parted just before Evening Star arrived if I remember correctly.

Sources : David Manders, Adrian Bullock, Chris Heaven & Peter Hall

Photo Review


24087 is seen here leading at Preston (photo: The Chris Heaven Collection)


4498 at what is believed to be Hellifield (photo: The Chris Heaven Collection)


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