19th March 1983

(Merrymaker Excursion)

Loco Used 47002
Stock Used 12 coaches

Route : 1Z28 throughout

Loco Route
47002 Cleethorpes - Barnetby - Scunthorpe - Stainforth Jn - Adwick Jn - Hare Park Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Normanton - Altofts Jn - Stourton - Engine Shed Jn - Whitehall Jn - Shipley - Skipton - (via S&C) - Carlisle
47002 Carlisle - Hexham - Norwood Jn - Low Fell Jn - (via ECML) - Joan Croft Jn - Stainforth Jn - Scunthorpe - Barnetby - Cleethorpes

Notes :
Steve Clark comments : There was a move off this train which didn't attract too many of us. This was to take 1S74 Carlisle - Stranraer to Annan and come back on 1M03 Glasgow - Carlisle. The sight of 47547 on 1S74 left only two or three of us willing to make the move as trains over the G&SW route were by then solid 47/4s. The sight of the train arriving at Annan behind 25266 and 26040 was only matched by the looks on the faces of those who hadn't bothered with the move.

Sources : Steve Clark (on the train throughout) & David Ingham

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