28th October 1978

R.C.T.S.
Torksey Railtour

DMU Used 50311+59129+50325 + 50326+59121+50309

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Derby Long Eaton Trent Beeston Lenton South Jn - Lenton North Jn Trowell Jn Pye Bridge Jn Clay Cross South Jn Chesterfield Beighton Jn (1) - Darnall - Sheffield
as listed Sheffield Wincobank Brightside Jn Sheffield Midland Brightside Jn Tinsley Down Bypass Line Treeton North Rotherham Masborough Aldwarke Mexborough Hexthorpe Jn Sprotborough Bentley Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth (?or Stainforth East Down Goods?)
as listed Hatfield & Stainforth (?or Stainforth East Down Goods?) Thorpe Marsh Skellow Jn Doncaster Black Carr Jn Bessacarr Jn - Trent Jn - Sykes Jn
as listed Sykes Jn - Torksey (2)
as listed Torksey Sykes Jn
as listed Sykes Jn Trent Jn - Bessacarr Jn Flyover West Jn - Decoy North Jn - Decoy South Jn Bridge Jn (3) - Doncaster (centre road)
as listed Doncaster (centre road) - Mexborough Aldwarke Jn Rotherham Central Tinsley Station Shepcote Lane North Jn - Shepcote Lane South Jn Woodburn Jn Nunnery Main Line Jn Sheffield Dore Chesterfield Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby

Notes :
(1) The tour had been planned to cover the Holmes Curve, (Masborough South Jn to Holmes Jn), but this had been disconnected. As a result, the train was booked to run to Masborough North Jn, (if new signalling ready), or Aldwarke Jn , to reverse. On the day BR decided this was a bit silly, so routed the train direct from Beighton Jn through Darnall to Sheffield for it's first reversal.
(2) The train ran a quarter of a mile beyond Torksey station, onto the oil siding branch, to just short of the boarded crossing.
(3) The train was booked to run from Bridge Jn to St James Jn, but ran into Doncaster station, (centre road), to reverse. This was because the signalling for the curve was disconnected.
(4) Alan Osborn queries the identification of one DMU car - he noted 50336 rather than 50326 as above - confirmation someone please?

Sources : Andy Pullar & Kevin Driscoll

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll, Alan Osborn & Ian Umpleby)

There are discrepancies between the booked timings supplied - around Bessacarr/Black Carr Jn & Sheffield, Chesterfield & Derby. Confirmation/additional opinion(s) welcomed! I have attempted to upload all the options for booked times that have been offered.

Location Booked Actual
Derby 10.28d [P1] 10.28
Spondon 10/33 10/32
Sheet Stores Jn 10/39 10/38
Trent 10/41 10/40
Lenton South Jn 10/53 10/49
Lenton North Jn 10/56 10/50
Radford Jn 10/58 10/52
Trowell Jn 11/05 11/00
Pye Bridge Jn 11/16 ?
Morton Sidings 11/22 ?
Clay Cross South Jn 11/25 11/18
Chesterfield ?11.29a ~ 11.30d? or
?11.30a ~ 11.32d?
11.23 ~ 11.26
Tapton Jn 11/34 11/28
Beighton Jn 11/48 11/40
Woodhouse Jn 11/54 11/43
Sheffield 12.08a ~ 12.20d 11.54 ~ 12.16
Brightside Jn 12/25 12/22
Shepcote Lane Jn 12/29 12/26
Treeton North Jn 12/42 12/33
Masborough Station South Jn ?12c49 ~ 12c51? 12/40
Rotherham Masborough ?12c49 ~ 12c51? 12c39 ~ 12c43
Aldwarke Jn 12/56 12/48
Mexborough 13/03 12/54
Denaby Crossing 13/05 12/57
Hexthorpe Jn 13/10 13.05 ~ 13.07
Bentley Jn 13/18 13.13 ~ 13.14
Stainforth East (Down Goods) 13.26 ~ 13.34 13.23 ~ 13.28
Applehurst Jn 13/44 13/39
Skellow Jn 13/50 13/45
Carcroft Jn 13/52 13/47
Bentley Crossing 13/55 13/52
Doncaster 13c58 ~ 14c00 13.56 ~ 13.58
Black Carr Jn 14/06 14/07
Trent Jn 14/27 14/28
Gainsborough Lea Road 14/30 14/31
Sykes Jn 14.43 ~ 14.48 14.42 ~ 14.46
Torksey Oil Terminal 15.38 ~ 15.48 15.08 ~ 15.40
Sykes Jn 16.38 ~ 16.43 16.05 ~ 16.21
Trent Jn 16/57 16/25
?Black Carr Jn? or
?Bessacarr Jn?
both given as: 17/18 DIV or
16/48
?Flyover West Jn? nothing offered 16/48
Bridge Jn 17/27 17/02
Doncaster DIV 17.03 ~ 17.09
St James Jn 17c31 ~ 17c33 17/12
Hexthorpe Jn 17/40 17/14
Mexborough 17/48 17.23~ 17.24
Aldwarke Jn 17/54 17/31
Rotherham Road 17/57 17/33
Woodburn Jn 18/08 18/03
Sheffield ?18.10 or 18.17a? ~ 18.25d 18.07 ~ 18.18
Chesterfield ?18.28 or 18.44a? ~ ??.??d 18.38 ~ ??.??
Derby ?19.03 or 19.21a? 19.03


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