29th April 1978
The South Yorkshireman (2 trains)
|Locos Used||at least 40044, 86238 & steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley', 44932 & 45407|
Route : Train 1
|86238||London Euston - ??? - Carnfortht|
|44932+45407||Carnforth - ??? - York|
|4498||York - ??? - Sheffield - ??? - Guide Bridge|
|?class 85?||Guide Bridge - ??? - London Euston|
Route : Train 2
|?????||London Euston - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Northampton - Rugby - Nuneaton - Lichfield TV - Crewe - Stockport|
|40044||Stockport - Guide Bridge|
|4498||Guide Bridge - Chinley - Edale - Dore - Sheffield - ??? - York|
|44932+45407||York - Church Fenton - Cross Gates - Leeds - Keighley - Skipton - Hellifield - Settle Jn - Wennington - Carnforth|
|?????||Carnforth - (?via WCML?) - Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston|
(1) Tour was run to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1948 Steam Locomotive Exchanges.
(2) William Shelford comments: Departure from Watford Junction of Train 1 was late owing to an earlier railtour/special forgetting to stop at Harrow & Willesden and having to wait at Watford for its passengers to arrive by service train.
(3) Route & loco confirmation required - above is as booked. Advertised steam locos were 44871, 44932 & 4498 (though it appears from information received that 45407 was used instead of 44871). Tim Barber saw and photographed 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley' at Sheffield (outward on train1) and at Edale (return on train 2).
4498 passes Church Fenton (photo: Nick Catford/Roger Griffiths Collection)
Sources : William Shelford (joined Train 1
at Watford Junction) John Debens,
Harry Harper & Tim Barber
Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens & William Shelford)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Watford Junction||??.??a ~ 07.22d||23.23a ~ ??.??d|
|Bletchley||??.??a ~ 07.45d||22.58a ~ ??.??d|
|Northampton||??.??a ~ 08.05d||22.38a ~ ??.??d|
|Rugby||??.??a ~ 08.28d||22.17a ~ ??.??d|
|Nuneaton||??.??a ~ 08.45d||21.59a ~ ??.??d|
|Lichfield TV||??.??a ~ 09.02d||21.41a ~ ??.??d|
|Guide Bridge||10L48 ~ 11L00|
|Hathersage||11p52a ~ 12p07d|
|Sheffield||12.29 ~ 12.52|
|York||14L09a ~ 16L00d|
|Leeds||16w43 ~ 17w25|
|Hellifield||18.30 ~ 18.45|
|Carnforth||19L35a ~ 19L50d|
Timings continue in first table.
Timings required for train 2...
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