31st March 1979
Honiton Round Table
The White Rose Express
|Locos Used||40093, 45071, 46012, 47045, 47214, 76012 & 76015|
|46012||Yeovil Junction - Axminster - Exeter Central - Exeter St Davids - Bristol Temple Meads - Maindee North Jn - Hereford - Shrewsbury - Crewe (1)|
|47214||Crewe - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly|
|76012 + 76015||Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield - Woodhead - Sheffield Victoria - Tinsley Yard|
|40093||Tinsley Yard - Treeton North Jn - Rotherham - Cudworth - Turners Lane Jn - Normanton - Castleford - Burton Salmon Jn - Church Fenton - York|
|40093||York - (4) - Sheffield|
|47045||Sheffield - Derby (2)|
|45071||Derby - (via Camp Hill) - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Exeter St Davids (3)|
(1) 46012 failed at Crewe. Alan Gears (tour organiser) comments: 46012 failed at Crewe and I was stranded there trying to recover the headboard. B.R. stopped a London-Manchester express so that I could catch up with the train at Dinting.
(2) 47 failed at Derby (Richard Matthews mentions seeing sparks coming from above the fuel tank)?
(3) Passengers for Honiton, Axminster and Yeovil Junction returned by coach from Taunton due to engineering works.
(4) Originally uploaded as routed via Pontefract Baghill & Moorthorpe but Richard Matthews disputes this and comments that the timing sheet shows the train routed via Normanton both outward and return. Third opinion anyone?
Sources : Trevor Cockram (joined at Axminster, left at
Taunton), Richard Matthews
& Alan Gears (tour organiser)
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