11th November 1978

6000 Locomotive Association
Yorkshire Venturer

Locos Used 45065, 47008, 47077, 47203, 85013 & steam : 6115 'Scots Guardsman' & 35028 'Clan Line'
Stock Used Booked load 12 to/from York (2) and load 11 round the Harrogate Circle

Route : 1Z68 throughout

Loco Route
47077 Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel Junction - Pilning - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Ashchurch - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - ??? - Birmingham New Street
85013 Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Sandbach - Stockport
47008 Stockport - Denton Jn - Guide Bridge
6115 Guide Bridge - Woodley - Romiley - Chinley - Grindleford - Sheffield - Rotherham Masborough - Moorthorpe - Pontefract Baghill - Church Fenton - York
35028 York - Church Fenton - Cross Gates - Leeds - Harrogate - Skelton Jn - York
45065 York - Church Fenton - Normanton - Rotherham Masborough - Sheffield - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby (2) - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth HL - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
47203 Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - (reverse of outward route) - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) This tour 'shared' 6115 'Scots Guardsman' with the M&GNJRS 'Yorkshire Ranger' tour run the same day. The tours were due to pass each other at Church Fenton at 15.19 but didn't due to this tour running late. When the other train arrived back at York 35028 was still waiting to couple-up to the stock of this tour.
(2) Mike Musty comments: a defective coach was shunted out of the formation at Derby on the return leg (by 08178).

Sources : Stewart Robertson, Kevin Driscoll, Mark Hamlin & Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick & Dick Franklin)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cardiff Central 07.05d 23.05a
Newport 07.18a ~ 07.20d 22.46a ~ 22.48d
Severn Tunnel Junction 07/32 22/35
Bristol Parkway 07.45a ~ 07.47d 22.21a ~ 22.23d
Charfield 08/02 22/08
Standish Jn 08/11 21/58
Cheltenham Spa 08.24a ~ 08.25d 21.42a ~ 21.44d
Ashchurch 08/32 21/30
Bromsgrove 08/50 21/13
Barnt Green 08/56 21/10
Birmingham New Street 09L13a ~ 09L26d 20L40a ~ 20L50d

 

Location Booked Actual
Wolverhampton 09/43 ?
Stafford 09/59 ?
Madeley 10/10 ?
Crewe 10.19a ~ 10.20d ??.?? ~ 10.30
Sandbach 10/26 10/37
Stockport 10L47a ~ 10L57d 10.55 ~ 11.08
Denton Jn 11/07 11/13
Guide Bridge 11L13a ~ 11L25d 11.15 ~ 11.27
Hyde Jn 11/28 11/34
Woodley 11/33 11/40
Romiley 11/35 11/43
Chinley 11p51a ~ 12p21d 12.06 ~ 12.43
Edale 12/30 12/59
Grindleford 12/42 13/10
Dore 12/51 13/19
Sheffield 13w00a ~ 13w40d 13.27 ~ 13.47
Rotherham Masborough 13/51 13/58
Wath Road Jn 14/00 14/11
Moorthorpe 14/12 14/25
Pontefract 14/21 14/35
Church Fenton 14/38 14/51
York 14L53a ~ 15L04d 15.18 ~ 15L53
Church Fenton 15/19 16/08
Micklefield 15/26 16/13
Leeds 15.44a ~ 15.48d 16.27 ~ 16.30
Wortley Jn 15/53 16/36
Rigton LC 16/16 ?
Harrogate 16p26a ~ 16p35d 17/10
Cattal 16/54 17/36
Hammerton 16/58 17/40
Poppleton 17/09 17/50
Skelton Jn 17/13 17/52
York 17L17a ~ 18L00d 17.59 ~ ??.??
Church Fenton 18/14 ?
Normanton 18/30 ?
Rotherham Masborough 18/55 ?
Sheffield 19c06 ~ 19c08 ?
Chesterfield 19/27 ?
Derby 19.52a ~ 19.54d ?
Burton-on-Trent 20/07 ?
Tamworth HL 20/18 ?
Water Orton 20/26 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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