1st October 1977

D.A.A. Railtours / Diesel Electric Group
The Peaks Express

Locos Used 44005, 44008 & 44009
Stock Used 3755+4440+3762+4726+15937+35052+3747+4459+4716+4438

Route :

Loco Route
44005 St Pancras - (via MML) - Kettering - Corby - Oakham - Melton Mowbray - Manton Jn - Syston North Jn - Loughborough - Trent - Toton Centre
44008 Toton Centre - Trowell Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Beighton Jn - Treeton South Jn - Shepcote Lane Jn - Woodburn Jn - Sheffield Victoria - Penistone - Woodhead - Dinting - Guide Bridge - Ashburys - Manchester Piccadilly
44008 Manchester Piccadilly - Ashburys - Romiley - New Mills South Jn - Chinley - Edale - Grindleford - Dore South Jn - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Trowell Jn - Toton Centre
44009 Toton Centre - Trent - (via MML) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) As this trip was a sell-out, a re-run was arranged for 15/10/77.

Sources : Trevor Cockram (on the train throughout), Kevin Driscoll & John Debens

Photo Review


44008 is seen near Beighton (photo : John Law)


44008 at Penistone (photo: The John Vaughan Collection courtesy of Steve Davies)


From Brian Halford's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Tony Willmore & John Debens)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
St Pancras 09.00d 09.01   21.20a 21.13
Finchley Road 09/07 [SL] 09/10   21/12 21/04
Hendon 09/10 09/15   21/09 21/00
St Albans 09/25 09/32   20/56 20/50
Luton 09.38a ~ 09.40d 09.46 ~ 09.48   20.43a ~ 20.45d 20.39 ~ 20.41
Flitwick 09/53 10/01   20/34 20/29
Kempston Road Jn ? ?   20/23 [ML] 20/20
Bedford 10.09a ~ 10.09d 10.11 ~ 10.12   20.19a ~ 20.21d 20.16 ~ 20.18
Bedford North Jn 10/10 [ML] 10/13   20/18 [LL] 20/15
Sharnbrook 10/19 10/22   20/11 20/10
Wellingborough 10/26 10/30   20/01 20/00
Kettering Jn 10/31 10/36   ? ?
Kettering 10.34a ~ 10.36d 10.39 ~ 10.41   19.52a ~ 19.54d 19.52 ~ 19.53
Glendon South Jn 10/40 10/45   ? ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Manton Jn 10/56 11/00
Oakham 11/00 11/04
Melton Mowbray 11/10 11/14
Syston East Jn 11/24 11/27
Syston North Jn 11/26 11/28
Loughborough 11.35a ~ 11.36d 11.37 ~ 11.38
Trent Jn 11/44 11/46
Trent 11/45 11/48
Toton Centre 11L49 ~ 11L59 11.51 ~ 12.05
Trowell Jn 12/03 12/10
Pye Bridge Jn 12/11 12/18
Morton Sidings 12/16 12/23
Clay Cross South Jn 12/19 12/25
Chesterfield 12/24 12/31
Tapton Jn 12/26 12/34
Beighton Jn 12/36 12/47
Treeton Jn 12/46 12/52
Shepcote Lane 12c56 ~ 12c58 13.03 ~ 13.09
Attercliffe 13/01 13/12
Woodburn Jn 13/05 13/15
Sheffield No.4 13/09 13/21
Penistone 13p21a ~ 13p36d 13.43 ~ 13.51
Dunford West 13/45 14/00
Woodhead 13/58 14/09
Valehouse 14/00 14/13
Dinting 14.04 ~ 14.06 14.19 ~ 14.22
Guide Bridge 14/15 14/30
Ashburys 14/22 14/35
Ardwick 14/25 [FL] 14/38
Manchester Piccadilly 14.28a ~ 16.45d [FL] 14.43 ~ 16.45
Ardwick 16/47 16/48
Ashburys 16/49 16/50
Romiley 16/58 17/00
New Mills South Jn 17/08 17/09
Chinley 17/13 17/14
Chinley North Jn 17/14 17/17
Edale 17/23 17/28
Bamford 17p32a ~ 17p32d 17.32 ~ 17.42
Grindleford 17/51 17/51
Totley Tunnel East 17/55 17/55
Chesterfield 18/08 18/04
Clay Cross South Jn 18/13 18/09
Morton Sidings 18/18 18/12
Pye Bridge Jn 18/23 18/17
Trowell Jn 18/30 18/24
Toton Centre 18L35 ~ 18L47 18.29 ~ 18.41
Trent 18/55 18/53
Trent Jn 18/56 18/54
Loughborough 19.03a ~ 19.05d 19.07 ~ 19.08
Syston South Jn 19/14 19/16
Leicester 19.19a ~ 19.21d 19.24 ~ 19.25
Wigston North Jn 19/27 19/31
Kibworth 19/35 19/37
Market Harborough 19/40 19/41
Desborough 19/46 19/46

Timings continue in first table.

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