25th July 1979


Loco(s) Used at least steam: 5690 'Leander'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
????? 10.25 Blackpool (?North?) - Preston
????? ?Preston - Grange-over-Sands ??
45690 ?? - Grange-over-Sands - Carnforth Furness & Midland Jn - Carnforth East Jn - Wennington (water stop) - Skipton ?
????? Skipton - Blackpool (?North?)
Notes :
(1) Loco & route information required.
(2) Andy Pullar comments: "I think there was a series of steam hauled trains on specified dates promoted by BR during the Summer Holiday period and advertised in the Public Timetable. They were only available to passengers holding pre-booked excursion tickets. The train was booked off Blackpool at 10.25. I don't have details of the traction or route until I got on at Grange over Sands. 5690....Grange over Sands, Carnforth F&M Jn, Carnforth East Jn, Wennington (water stop).....where I left the train for a Ribblesdale bus to Lancaster. Mission accomplished."

Source : Andy Pullar (on the train from Grange-over-Sands to Wennington)

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