24th February 1983

The Diamond Jubilee

Locos Used ????? & steam: 4772 'Flying Scotsman' & 5407
Stock Used ???

Route :

Loco Route
????? London Euston - (via WCML, ???) - Carnforth
4472 Carnforth - Clapham - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Skipton - Shipley - Leeds
5407 Leeds - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth
????? Carnforth - (via WCML, ???) - London Euston

Notes :
Part of the Flying Scotsman Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Locos may have been used other tours the same day; 5407 listed originally as having worked Carnforth - Leeds - York and return and 4472 working Carnforth - Leeds - York (see also timings below). David Ingham recorded: 5407 hauling a three coach empty coaching stock past Long Preston heading towards Leeds. Then he saw 4472 at Clapham working the train running towards Leeds formed of 12 Mark 1 vehicles (including 8 Mark 1 Pullmans). Finally he saw 5407 at Skipton working the train running towards Carnforth formed of 10 vehicles.
(2) Stewart Henderson comments: At Carnforth 4472 was placed on the turntable whilst Alan Pegler and Russell Harty gave speeches. We stopped at Skipton for a crew change and photos.
(3) David Ingham also comments: I have found a SLOA advert in a Steam World magazine for the tour showing it was originally advertised as Crewe-Leeds-York-Crewe with steam hauled from Carnforth to York. From this I would assume the schedule was altered to running Euston to Leeds making the listed timings not quite correct.

Sources : Stewart Henderson (joined/left the train at Crewe), David Ingham & John Colwishaw

Photo Review

4472 powers past at an unspecified location (photo: David Ingham)

5407 powers past at an unspecified location (photo: David Ingham)

Stewart Henderson's ticket

Timings ('Approximate' Only)
(from John Colwishaw)

Location 5407 5407   4472
Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out)
Carnforth 10.00d 17.30a   13.20d
Leeds 11.50 15.30   15.15
York 12.25a 14.00d   16.00a

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