16th September 1978

Deadmans Handle Railtours
AC/DC

Locos Used 25131, 25204, 76013, 76021 & 84002
Stock Used 8 mark 1 coaches vb90mph

Route : 1Z81 throughout

Loco(s) Route
84002 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Sandbach - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport
25204 Stockport - Slade Lane Jn - Manchester Piccadilly
76021 + 76013 Manchester  Piccadilly - Guide Bridge - Dinting - Woodhead - Penistone - Wadsley Bridge - Sheffield Victoria - Woodburn Jn - Attercliffe Jn - Shepcote Lane - Tinsley Yard
76021 + 76013 Tinsley Yard - Shepcote Lane - Attercliffe Jn - Darnall West Jn - Rotherwood Yard
76013 + 76021 Rotherwood Yard - Darnall West Jn - Woodburn Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Piccadilly
25131 Manchester Piccadilly - Slade Lane Jn - Stockport
84002 Stockport - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho North Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street

Sources : Pete Wilcox (courtesy of Jonathan Wilcox) (on the train throughout)
Kevin Driscoll & Gordon Lacy (on the train throughout)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Lacy)


84002 still on the train at Stockport at 12.00, waiting the (late!) arrival of 25204.


76013+76021 run past 1Z81 at Manchester
Piccadilly, prior to backing onto the train.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham New Street 10.05d 10.15   19.00a 19.23
Soho South Jn   ? 19/18
Dudley Port   ? 19/13
Aston ? 10/20  
Bescot ? 10/27  
Wolverhampton 10.36a ~ 10.38d 10.38 ~ 10.39   18.35a ~ 18.37d 19.05 ~ 19.07
Stafford 10.52a ~ 10.54d 10.53 ~ 10.54   18.10 ~ 18.12 18.47 ~ 18.48
Norton Bridge ? 11/00   ? 18/41
Basford Hall Jn ? 11/13   ? 18/28
Crewe 11.15a ~ 11.17d 11.07 ~ 11.22   17.43a ~ 17.45d 18.18 ~ 18.25
Sandbach ? 11/29   ? 18/09
Cheadle Hulme ? 11/41   ? 17/56
Stockport 11L50 ~ 12L00 11.45 ~ 12.19   17L00 ~ 17L10 17.43 ~ 17.53
Slade Lane Jn ? 12/24   ? 17/37
Manchester Piccadilly 12L09 ~ 12L19 12.29 ~ 12.36   16L25 ~ 16L50 17.19 ~ 17.32 [P2]
Guide Bridge ? 12/44   ? 17/08
Dinting ? 12/55   ? 16/53
Valehouse ? 12/58   ? 16/50
Woodhead ? 13/05   16/03 16/41
Dunford Bridge 12/57 13/11   15/58 16/35
Penistone 13p04a ~ 13p29d 13.21 ~ 13.48   15/49 16/25
Wadsley Bridge ? 14/05   15p20a ~ 15p35d 15.50 ~ 16.02
Sheffield Victoria No.4 13/44 14/09   15/12 15/41
Woodburn Jn 13/46 14/15   15/10 15/27
Attercliffe Jn 13/49 14/18  
Shepcote Lane 13/52 14/21  
Tinsley Yard 14.00 ~ 14.20 14.22 ~ 14.47  
Shepcote Lane 14/28 14/48  
Attercliffe Jn 14/31 14/53  
Darnall West Jn 14/34 14/55   ? 15/25
Rotherwood Yard 14.39a 15.03   15.04d 15.19


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