1st April 1978

M. & G.N. Rail Tour Society
The Fells Rambler

Locos Used at least 45019 & 86236
Stock Used load 12

Route : 1Z81 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86236 London Euston - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Northampton
45019 Northampton - Lamport - Market Harborough - Leicester - Loughborough - Trent - Trowell Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chestefield - Beighton Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Wath Road Jn - Cudworth - Normanton - Methley Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Whitehall Jn - Shipley - Keighley (1) - Skipton - Settle - Appleby - Carlisle
????? Carlisle - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Northampton) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation after Keighley is required. There were optional visits to the KWVR or Northumberland Moors and Roman Wall, or Langholm and Gretna Green.

Sources : N. Roberts & Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual   Booked
Euston 07.23d 07.24   22.53a
Willesden Junction 07/30     22/46
Harrow & Wealdstone 07.36a ~ 07.37d 07.37 ~ 07.38   22.35a ~ 22.36d
Watford Junction 07.44a ~ 07.45d 07.46 ~ 07.49   22.27a ~ 22.28d
Tring 07/57 08/00   22/17
Bletchley 08.10a ~ 08.11d 08.11 ~ 08.12   22.04 ~ 22.05
Hanslope Jn 08/21 08/22   21/56
Northampton 08L30a ~ 08L40d 08.31 ~ 08.42   21.45a ~ 21.47d

 

Location Booked Actual
Lamport 09/00 09/00
Market Harborough 09/18 09/15
Wigston North Jn 09/30 09/29
Leicester 09/36 09/39
Syston South Jn 09/42 09/44
Loughborough 09/48 09/49
Trent Jn 09/55 09/57
Trowell Jn 10/05 10/05
Pye Bridge Jn 10/13 ?
Morton 10/22 ?
Clay Cross South Jn 10/27 10/25
Chesterfield 10/32 10/32
Masborough South Jn 11c06 ~ 11c09 10.56 ~ 10.59
Normanton 11/32 11/26
Engine Shed Jn 11/46 11.39 ~ 11.44
Shipley Leeds Jn 12/05 11/56
Keighley 12.15a ~ 12.17d 12.04 ~ ??.??
Skipton 12c28 ~ 12c30 ?
Hellifield 12/44 ?
Settle 12/48 ?
Blea Moor 13/11 ?
Ais Gill 13/25 ?
Appleby 13/42 ?
Petteril Bridge Jn 14/21 ?
Carlisle 14.24a ~ 18.30d ?
Penrith 18/46 ?
Tebay 19/01 ?
Oxenholme 19/11 ?
Carnforth 19/20 ?
Lancaster 19/26 ?
Preston 19.45a ~ 19.47d ?
Euxton Jn 19/52 ?
Balshaw Lane Jn 19/54 ?
Wigan North Western 20/00 ?
Winwick Jn 20/08 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 20/10 ?
Weaver Jn 20/14 ?
Winsford 20/19 ?
Crewe 20c30 ~ 20c32 ?
Madeley 20/40 ?
Norton Bridge 20/47 ?
Stafford 20/51 ?
Armitage 21/00 ?
Lichfield TV 21/03 ?
Tamworth 21/07 ?
Nuneaton 21/16 ?
Rugby 21/29 ?
Long Buckby 21/37 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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