8th July 1979

British Rail (ER, York Division)
The York Circular

Loco Used steam: 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Route :
1G61 : York to York
1G62 : York to York

Train Stock Loco Route
1G61 ?load 12? 4498? York - Church Fenton - Cross Gates - Leeds - Harrogate - Knaresborough - Skelton Jn - York
1G62 load 12 4498 York - Church Fenton - Cross Gates - Leeds - Harrogate - Knaresborough - Skelton Jn - York

Notes :
(1) These two trains were British Rail InterCity circular tours from York, advertised to run every Sunday from 27th May to 2nd September inclusive. The loco pool for these trips was from 5305, 4498 & 35028 - 5305 being booked to work the trains during June, 4498 in July and 35028 in August.

Sources : Gordon Lacy & Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy & Dick Franklin)

Location 1G61   1G62
Booked (1G61)   Booked Actual
York 09.55d   13.37d 13.42
Church Fenton ?   13/53 14/00
Micklefield ?   14/02 14/09
Cross Gates ?   14/10 14/16
Leeds ?   14/21 14/24
Whitehall Jn ?   14/26 ?
Wortley Jn ?   ? 14/27
Horsforth ?   14/37 14/37
Harrogate ?   15.03a ~ 15.08d 15.00 ~ 15.09
Cattal ?   15/27 15/26
Hammerton ?   15/31 15/30
Poppleton ?   15/41 15/39
Skelton Jn ?   15/45 15/42
York ?   15.50a 15.48


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