8th - 10th September 1978

Matlock Railway Society
The Manxman Special

DMU Used booked for 6-car Cross-Country set

Route :

Date Traction Route
08/09 DMU as listed Derby - Long Eaton - Nottingham
08/09 DMU as listed Nottingham - ??? - Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway - Chesterfield - Sheffield - ??? - Liverpool Lime Street
08/09 Merseyside Transport Buses Skelhorne Street - Liverpool Prince's Pier
09/09 Isle of Man Ferry Liverpool Prince's Pier - Douglas Sea Terminal
09/09 Isle of Man Ferry Douglas Sea Terminal - Liverpool Prince's Pier
09/09 Merseyside Transport Buses Liverpool Prince's Pier - ?Skelhorne Street?
09/09 DMU as listed Liverpool Lime Street - (?reverse of outward route?) - Nottingham
09/09-10/09 DMU as listed Nottingham - (?reverse of outward route?) - Derby

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required. For optional visits to the Steam Railway and Electric Tramway.

Source : John Debens

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Derby 19.45d 00.30a
Long Eaton 19.57d 00.22a
Nottingham 20.15d 23.59a
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway 20.44d 23.31a
Chesterfield 20.58d 23.17a
Sheffield 21.30d 22.54a
Liverpool Lime Street 23.37a 20.57d
Liverpool Prince's Pier 01.00d 20.00a
Douglas Sea Terminal 05.00a 16.00d

Steam Railway option;

  1st Train ("Party A")   2nd Train ("Party B")
Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Douglas 08.00d 10.50a   08.30d 11.20a
Port Erin 09.10a 09.50d   09.40a 10.20d

Electric Railways options;

Relief buses were to run from Douglas Sea Terminal to Derby Castle Terminus at 11:00 & 11:25 or a Horse-drawn tram could be used at additional cost.

Tour A (for Laxey & Snaefel)

Location Booked (out) Booked (out)   Booked (rtn) Booked (rtn)
Derby Castle 11.30d 12.05d   14.30a 15.05a
Laxey 12.00a ~ 12.35a ~   14.00d [depot] 14.35d [depot]
Laxey depart 12.10, 12.40 or 12.55   arrive 13.30, 14.10 or 14.25
Summit arrive 12.40, 13.10 or 13.25   depart 13.00, 13.40 or 13.55

Tour B (for Laxey ONLY) & Tour C (for Ramsey ONLY)

Location Booked (out) Booked (ern)
Derby Castle 11.50d 14.45a
Laxey 12.20a ~ ??.??d ??.??a ~ 14.15d
Ramsey 13.05a 13.30d

Return transport along the promenade was available using Horse-Trams and relief buses from outside Derby Castle Terminus 15:10 to Sea Terminal.

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