25th July 1979
||at least steam: 5690 'Leander'
||10.25 Blackpool (?North?) - Preston
||?Preston - Grange-over-Sands ??
||?? - Grange-over-Sands - Carnforth Furness & Midland Jn -
Carnforth East Jn - Wennington (water stop) - Skipton ?
||Skipton - Blackpool (?North?)
(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
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