10th July 1977
Wirral Railway Circle
The Dick Turpin
|Locos Used||at least 24087, 24133 & steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley' & 92220 'Evening Star'|
|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|
(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 &
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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