24th September 1977

Dinting Railway Centre Limited
The Stanier-Jubilee Express

Locos Used at least 25148, 25192, 31221, 31304 & 47425
Stock Used Booked for load 14

Route :

Loco(s) Route
booked for: BR Diesel Manchester Piccadilly - Guide Bridge
steam: 5690 + 5305 Guide Bridge - New Mills - Sheffield
31221+31304 Sheffield - York
47425 York - Harrogate - Leeds
steam: 44871 + 45407 Leeds - Carnforth
25148 + 25192 Carnforth - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required - above is taken from covering letter than was sent out with the tour tickets. Passengers who joined the train at Guide Bridge and New Mills on the outward leg were to return home from Manchester Piccadilly by service train. It is noted that the ticket and covering letter listed a different steam loco on the return leg (45407 in the covering letter, (4)4932 on the ticket) but Internet/photographic sources record the use of 44871 & 44932 per the ticket (same sources also confirm the use of 5305 & 5690). It appears all four steam locomotives were shared with another tour that originated (was organised by?) Steamtown at Carnforth.

Chris Heaven's ticket for the tour.

Sources : Chris Heaven, Fred Lowe & Dominic Horne

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Heaven)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Manchester Piccadilly 07.50d 22.03a
Guide Bridge ??.??a ~ 08.12d [service train]
New Mills ??.??a ~ 08.37d [service train]

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