28th December 1983

S.L.O.A. / L.C.G.B.
Santa Steam Special
(Northbound)

Locos Used D200, 85002, 86244 & steam: 5305
Stock Used booked for load 11

Route : 1L31 throughout

Loco Route
86244 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Carnforth
D200 Carnforth - Clapham - Settle Jn - Hellifield
5305 Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
85002 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Birmingham New Street - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) The watering-stop at Appleby also doubled-up as a visit to Santa's Grotto.

Sources : John Broderick (joined/left the train at Watford Junction) & Tony Jakeman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(provided by John Broderick)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0.0 Euston 07.50d ?   20.55a ? 306.9
5.4 Willesden Junction 07/57 ?   20/47 ? 301.5
17.4 Watford Junction 08.06a ~ 08.07d ??.?? ~ 08.12   20.33a ~ 20.34d 20.20 ~ ??.?? 289.5
46.7 Bletchley 08/27 08/32   20/12 20/00 260.2
82.6 Rugby 08/54 08/53   19/43 19/36 224.3
- Coventry   19/33 19/28 212.8
- Birmingham New Street   19.07a ~ 19.14d 19.04 ~ 19.06 193.6
- Dudley Port   18/55 18/54 186.4
- Wolverhampton   18/48 18/47 180.8
97.0 Nuneaton 09/08 09/04  
116.3 Lichfield TV 09/20 09/16  
133.5 Stafford 09/33 09/28   18/27 18/31 165.6
158.1 Crewe 09.55a ~ 09.58d 09.50 ~ 10.01   18.03a ~ 18.06 18.06 ~ 18.10 141.0
174.4 Weaver Jn 10/11 10/13   17/45 17/51 124.8
182.2 Warrington Bank Quay 10/17 10/17   17/40 17/42 117.0
193.9 Wigan North Western 10/25 10/26   17/31 17/33 105.2
209.0 Preston 10.41a ~ 10.43 10.37 ~ 10.42   17.17a ~ 17.19d 17.13 ~ 17.17 90.1
230.0 Lancaster 10/59 10/57   16/58 16/57 69.1
236.3
0.0
Carnforth 11L05a ~ 11L15d 11.03 ~ 11.13   16/54 16/53 62.8

 

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.4 Carnforth East Jn 11/18 11/15
9.7 Wennington 11/29 11/27
24.8 Settle Jn 11/48 11/49
28.1
0.0
Hellifield 11L53a ~ 12L13d 11.56 ~ 12.15
3.3 Settle Jn 12/20 12/20
11.3 Horton-in-Ribblesdale 12/37 12/34
17.3 Blea Moor 12/48 ?
25.4 Garsdale 13/02 13/04
47.0 Appleby 13w30a ~ 15w00d 13.27 ~ 15.00
75.9 Petteril Bridge Jn 15/52 15/47
76.8
0.0
Carlisle 15L55a ~ 16L05d 15.50 ~ 16.05
17.8 Penrith 16/21 16/21
37.0 Tebay 16/36 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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