5th August 1979

British Rail (ER, York Division)
The York Circular

Loco Used steam: 35028
Stock Used 10x mark 1's (90mph vacuum-braked)

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

Train Loco Route
1G61 35028 York - Church Fenton - Cross Gates - Leeds - Harrogate - Knaresborough - York
1G62 35028 York - Church Fenton - Cross Gates - Leeds - Harrogate - Knaresborough - 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.
(2) Gordon Lacy comments: By this stage of the timetable, a stop was being made at Leeds to set down passengers who had joined the morning train (1G61), to facilitate a 'round trip'. However, the working times were never amended!  The late start, due to 'waiting connections' gave every incentive for a decent run. 35028 did not disappoint!  55mph at the foot of Micklefield bank, increased to 58.5mph on the climb saw the summit 'topped' (noisily!) at no less than 57.5mph! Despite the additional stop at Leeds, most of the deficit was made up.


35028 at York prior to working 1G62 in the afternoon (photo: Gordon Lacy)

Source : Gordon Lacy (travelled on 1G62 throughout)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked (1G61)   Booked (1G62) Actual (1G62)
York [P15] 09.55d   13.37d 13.58
Church Fenton ?   13/53 14/15
Micklefield ?   14/02 14/20
Cross Gates ?   14/10 14/26
Leeds [P9] ?   14/21 14.34 ~ 14.36
Whitehall Jn ?   14/26 14/41
Horsforth ?   14/37 14/50
Harrogate [P1] ?   15.03a ~ 15.08d 15.13 ~ 15.15
Cattal ?   15/27 15/32
Hammerton ?   15/31 15/35
Poppleton ?   15/41 15/45
Skelton Jn ?   15/45 15/48
York [P15] ?   15.50a 15.54


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