18th March 1978

L.C.G.B.
(Diesel Multiple Unit Rail Tour From Crewe)

Tour had been postponed from 08/10/1977 for reason(s) unexplained.

DMU Used 56341+51296+51504+51425
Service EMU(s) Used ?????

Route :

Traction Route
DMU as listed Crewe - Sandbach - Alderley Edge - Wilmslow - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Guide Bridge - Dinting
service EMU (3) Dinting - Glossop
service EMU (3) Glossop - Hadfield
DMU as listed Hadfield - Woodhead - Penistone - Sheffield Victoria - Woodburn Jn - Shepcote Lane South Jn - Tinsley Yard -  Treeton North Jn - Masborough South Jn - Holmes Jn - Sheffield Midland
DMU as listed Sheffield Midland - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Beighton Jn - Barrow Hill - Tapton Jn - Chesterfield
DMU as listed Chesterfield - Dore West Jn - Edale - New Mills Central - Romiley - Ashburys - Manchester Piccadilly
DMU as listed Manchester Piccadilly - Heald Green - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Originally planned to run on 8th October 1977 but postponed for reason(s) unexplained.
(2) Tour name on the timing sheet was "Diesel Multiple Unit Rail Tour From Crewe" though John Broderick has it noted as "Greater Manchester & Sheffield" and the pre-tour blurb as headed "Manchester & Sheffield Areas DMU Rail Tour".
(3) Lack of capacity between Dinting & Glossop required passengers to de-train and use a service train, rejoining the tour DMU at Hadfield (the DMU presumably running ECS via the direct curve between Dinting & Hadfield).

Tour fare included an add-on option to permit passengers to use the 09.00 service-train from Euston/Watford Junction, and returning on a service train to London after the tour.

Sources : David Hills, John Broderick & Dave Higson

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Crewe 11.18d 11.17
4.48 Sandbach 11/26 11/25
17.18 Alderley Edge 11/40 11/38
18.69 Wilmslow 11.41a ~ 11.42d 11/40
22.53 Cheadle Hulme 11/48 11/43
25.00 Stockport 11.51a ~ 11.53d 11.46 ~ 11.52
25.45 Heaton Norris Jn 11/55 ?
29.58 Denton Jn 12/02 ?
30.36 Guide Bridge 12/04 12.02a ~ 12.03d
34.10 Godley Jn 12/11 ?
37.58 Dinting 12.15a ~ 12.28d 12.15 ~ 12.29
38.63 Glossop 12.31a ~ 12.35d 12.31 ~ 12.37
40.49 Hadfield 12.39a ~ 12.50d 12.45 ~ 12.50
41.55 Valehouse 12/52 ?
46.78 Woodhead 12/59 13/02
50.22 Dunford West 13/04 ?
56.27 Penistone 13p11a ~ 13p21d 13.15 ~ 13.22
69.19 Sheffield Victoria 13/42 13/37
70.28 Woodburn Jn 13/46 13/40
71.68 Shepcote Lane South Jn 13/48 ?
73.55 Tinsley Yard 13/51 13.45a ~ 13.46d
74.70 Treeton North Jn 13/53 13/52
77.40 Masborough South Jn 14/00 13/57
77.78 Holmes Jn 14/02 13/59
83.01 Sheffield Midland 14.15a ~ 14.40d 14.09 ~ 14.40
83.37 Nunnery Main Line Jn 14/43 14/42
85.10 Darnall 14/46 14/46
88.58 Woodhouse Jn 14/50 14/51
90.12 Beighton Jn 14/58 14/54
98.74 Tapton Jn 15/07 15.08a ~ 15.15d
99.39 Chesterfield 15.11a ~ 15.25d 15.17 ~ 15.24
100.04 Tapton Jn 15/27 15/27
107.35 Dore West Jn 15/35 15/38
108.01 Totley Tunnel East 15/37 ?
112.26 Grindleford 15/42 15/46
122.46 Edale 15p55a ~ 16p05d 15.59 ~ 16.06
127.21 Chinley North Jn 16/14 ?
128.22 Chinley 16/16 16/16
131.00 New Mills South Jn 16/19 ?
131.74 New Mills Central 16/21 16/23
137.14 Romiley 16/28 16/29
143.23 Ashburys 16/43 16/42
144.06 Ardwick 16/45 16/44
144.57 Manchester Piccadilly 16.48a ~ 16.52d 16.46 ~ 16.54
147.04 Slade Lane Jn 16/56 ?
148.35 Mauldeth Road 16/58 17/00
156.25 Wilmslow 17/06 17/10
157.76 Alderley Edge 17/08 17/12
170.46 Sandbach 17/19 17/24
175.14 Crewe 17.30a 17.33


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