16th September 1978

Thompson B1 Locomotive Society
Three Way Special

Locos Used 25061, 25245, 40186, 76025 & 76028
Stock Used 4800+4829+4807+4206+35464+16148+3705+3718+4439+4641

Route : 1Z30 throughout

Loco(s) Route (1)
25245 + 25061 London Marylebone - High Wycombe - Bicester - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Nuneaton
40186 Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Loughborough - Trent Jn - Spondon - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Dore - Sheffield - Woodburn Jn - Rotherwood
76028 + 76025 Rotherwood - Penistone - Woodhead - Dinting - Guide Bridge - Ashburys - Manchester Piccadilly
76025 + 76028 Manchester Piccadilly - (reverse of outward route) - Rotherwood
40186 Rotherwood - Worksop - Retford (low level) - Gainsborough Lea Road - Lincoln Central - Sleaford - Spalding - Cowbit - March - Ely - Soham - Bury St Edmunds - Ipswich - Manningtree North Jn - Harwich Parkeston Quay
40186 Harwich Parkeston Quay - Manningtree - Colchester - Chelmsford - Ilford - Stratford - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) Information from Aidy Henderson had suggested that the 40 from Nuneaton was 40169 and that the loco back from Manchester Piccadilly may have been 45039 however LASERman confirms the 40 was 40186 and both Andy Pullar & LASERman confirm the same 76's worked both ways over the Woodhead route.

Tour ran with three sub-names/headboards;
(1) "The Master Cutler" (London to Sheffield)
(2) "The North Country Continental" (Manchester to Harwich)
(3) "The Scandinavian" (Harwich to Liverpool St)

Sources : Andy Hoskins, Peter Toogood & Andy Pullar

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Peter Toogood & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual
Marylebone 07.00d 07.24
Neasden South 07/10 07/32
Northolt Jn 07/19 07/43
High Wycombe 07/42 08/06
Princes Risborough 07/52 08/16
Bicester 08/06 08.36a ~ 08.50d
Aynho Jn 08/19 09/00
Banbury 08/24 09/08
Leamington Spa 08/44 09/31
Coventry 08/59 09/48
Nuneaton 09L15a ~ 09L30d 10.04 ~ 10.21
Nuneaton Midland Jn 09/33 10/23
Hinckley 09/37 10/30
Narborough 09/44 10/40
Wigston North Jn 09/51 10/45
Leicester 09/57 10/52
Syston South Jn 10/04 10/58
Loughborough 10/11 11/04
Trent Jn 10/17 11/10
Sheet Stores Jn 10/18 11/11
Spondon 10/27 11/18
London Road Jn 10/30 11/23
Derby 10c31a ~ 10c36d 11.24 ~ 11.24
Ambergate Jn 10/48 11/36
Clay Cross South Jn 11/02 11/49
Chesterfield 11/07 11/51
Dore 11/16 12/00
Sheffield Midland 11p24a ~ 11p42d 12.07 ~ 12.16
Woodburn Jn 11/47 12/19
Rotherwood 11L51a ~ 12L01d 12.26 ~ 12.34
Sheffield No.4 Signal 12/09 12.43a ~ 12.44
Penistone 12p27a ~ 12p42d 13.09 ~ 13.21
Dunford West 12/51 13/31
Woodhead 12/53 13/36
Valehouse 13/01 13/43
Dinting 13/05 13/48
Godley Jn 13/09 13/53
Guide Bridge 13/15 13/58
Ashburys 13/22 14/04
Manchester Piccadilly 13p26a ~ 14p05d 14.08 ~ 14.32
Ashburys 14/09 14/36
Guide Bridge 14p16a ~ 14p31d 14.41 ~ 14.47
Godley Jn 14/35 14/53
Dinting 14/39 14/57
Valehouse 14/45 14/59
Woodhead 14/58 15/10
Dunford West 15/03 15/13
Penistone 15/10 15/20
Sheffield No.4 signal 15/25 15/37
Rotherwood 15L32a ~ 15L42d 15.46 ~ 16.00
Worksop 15/58 16/15
Retford (low level) 16/09 16/26
Trent Jn's 16/21 16/36
Gainsborough Lea Road 16/24 16/38
Sykes Road Jn 16/34 ?
Lincoln Central 16p48a ~ 17p03d 17.00 ~ 17.09
Greatwell Jn 17/07 17/13
Sleaford 17/33 17/39
Spalding 17/58 18/03
Cowbit 18/05 18/08
March 18c25a ~ 18c28d 18.27 ~ 18.30
Ely North Jn 18/44 18/46
Ely 18/46 18/49
Ely Dock Jn 18/48 18/51
Soham 18/56 18/59
Chippenham Jn 19/06 19/15
Bury St Edmunds 19/21 19/30
Haughley Jn 19/37 19/45
Ipswich 19c50a ~ 19c52d 20/00 ~ 20/19
Manningtree North Jn 20/05 20/32
Harwich Parkeston Quay 20p20a ~ 20p40d 20.46 ~ 21.12
Manningtree 20/55 21/27
Colchester 21/07 21/36
Marks Tey 21/12 21/43
Witham 21/20 21/50
Chelmsford 21/30 21/58
Shenfield 21/40 22/07
Gidea Park 21/49 22/17 [FL - EL]
Ilford ? [EL - FL]
Stratford 22/01 22/29
Bethnal Green 22/05 22/33
Liverpool Street 22.08a 22.37


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