14th October 1978

Thompson B1 Locomotive Society
Three Way Special (re-run)

Locos Used 25040, 31273, 40018, 40067 & 76049
Stock Used booked 11 vehicles - 4x SK, FK, CK, BSK, 4x SK

Route : 1Z24 throughout

Loco(s) Route
25040 + 31273 (1) London Marylebone - High Wycombe - Bicester - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Nuneaton
40018 Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Loughborough - Trent Jn - Spondon - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross SOuth Jn - Chesterfield - Dore - Sheffield - Woodburn Jn - Rotherwood
76049 Rotherwood - Penistone - Woodhead - Dinting - Guide Bridge - Ashburys - Manchester Piccadilly
76049 Manchester Piccadilly - (reverse of outward route) - Rotherwood
40018 Rotherwood - Worksop - Retford (low level) - Gainsborough Lea Road - Lincoln Central - Sleaford - Spalding - Cowbit - March (2)
40067 March - Ely - Soham - Bury St Edmunds - Ipswich - Manningtree North Jn - (3) Manningtree - Colchester - Chelmsford - Ilford - Stratford - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) Late departure after 25245 failed, being replaced by 31273.
(2) 40018 failed with a defective boiler.
(3) Booked run to Harwich Parkeston Quay missed out due to late running.
(4) Dave Higson's timing sheet also has 40024 listed - was this used somewhere on the tour?

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 Street)

Sources : Clive Barlow & Dave Higson

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Clive Barlow, Dave Higson & David Wainright)

Location Booked Actual
London Marylebone 08.20d 08.45
Neasden South Jn 08/30 08/52
Northolt Jn 08/39 09/05
High Wycombe 09/02 09/37
Princes Risborough 09/12 09/54
Bicester 09/26 10/12
Aynho Jn 09/39 10/20
Banbury 09/44 10/25
Leamington Spa 10/04 10/44
Coventry 10/19 10/57
Nuneaton 10L35a ~ 10L50d 11.20 ~ 11.35
Midland Jn 10/53 11/38
Hinckley 10/57 11/44
Narborough 11/04 11/51
Wigston North Jn 11/11 11/57
Leicester 11/17 12/02
Syston South Jn 11/24 12/09
Loughborough 11/31 12/15
Trent Jn 11/37 12/21
Sheet Stores Jn 11/38 12/22
Spondon 11/47 12/27
London Road Jn 11/50 12/31
Derby 11c51a ~ 11c56d 12.32 ~ 12.37
Ambergate Jn 12/05 12/50
Clay Cross South Jn 12/19 12/58
Chesterfield 12/24 13/02
Dore 12/33 13/11
Sheffield Midland 12p41a ~ 13p10d 13.16 ~ 13.34
Woodburn Jn 13/15 13/38
Rotherwood 13L19a ~ 13L29d 13.47 ~ 13.56
Sheffield No.4 Signal 13/37 14/04
Penistone 13p57a ~ 14p12d 14.31 ~ 14.42
Dunford West 14/23 14/53
Woodhead 14/25 14/54
Valehouse 14/33 15/04
Dinting 14/37 15/08
Godley Jn 14/40 15/19
Guide Bridge 14/45 15/24
Ashburys 14/20 15/29
Manchester Piccadilly 14p53a ~ 15p13d 15.34 ~ 16.14
Ashburys 15/16 16/15
Guide Bridge 15p21a ~ 15p36d 16.20 ~ 16.26
Godley Jn 15/40 16/34
Dinting 15/44 16/43
Valehouse 15/50 16/45
Woodhead 16/03 16/53
Dunford West 16/08 16/58
Penistone 16/15 17/08
Sheffield No.4 Signal 16/30 17/24
Rotherwood 16L37a ~ 16L47d 1732 ~ 17.41
Worksop 17/03 17/59
Retford LL 17/14 18/10
Trent Jns 17/26 18/25
Gainsborough Lea Road 17/29 18/31
Sykes Road Jn 17/39 18/43
Lincoln Central 17p55a ~ 18p15d 18.55 ~ 19.02
Greatwell Jn 18/19 19/06
Sleaford 18/45 19/35
Spalding 19/11 19/57
Cowbit 19/17 20/06
March 19c38a ~ 19c40d 20.25 ~ 20.37
Ely North Jn 19/56 20/52
Ely 19/58 20/54
Ely Dock Jn 20/00 20/56
Soham 20/08 21/05
Chippenham Jn 20/18 21/20
Bury St Edmunds 20/33 21/30
Haughley Jn 20/50 21/45
Ipswich 21c05a ~ 21c07d 22.02 ~ 22.07
Manningtree North Jn 21/20 22/19
Harwich Parkston Quay 21p35a ~ 21p50d DIV
Manningtree 22/06 22/20
Colchester 22/19 22/32
Marks Tey 22/24 22/46
Witham 22/32 23/12
Chelmsford 22/42 23/22
Shenfield 22/52 23/35
Gidea Park 23/02 23/40
Stratford 23/24 23/53
Bethnal Green 23/28 23/56
Liverpool Street 23.32a 23.59


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