29th December 1983

S.L.O.A.
Santa Steam Special
(Southbound)

Locos Used 40122, 86315 & steam: 5305
Stock Used ???

Route : 1L31 throughout

Loco Route
86315 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Carlisle
5305 Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield
40122 Hellifield - Settle Jn - Wennington - Carnforth
86315 Carnforth - (via WCML) - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) The watering-stop at Appleby also doubled-up as a visit to Santa's Grotto.
(2) The previous day's tour was also credited as organised with the LCGB. Was this one also?


Ian McDonald's ticket.

Sources : Tony Jakeman, Harry Harper, Ian McDonald & Neil Griffin

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ian McDonald)

Miles Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Miles
0.0 Euston 07.50d 20.55a 648.1
5.4 Willesden Junction 07/57 20/47 642.7
17.4 Watford Junction 08.06a ~ 08.07d 20.33a ~ 20.34d 630.7
46.7 Bletchley 08/27 20/12 601.4
82.6 Rugby 08/54 19/43 565.5
97.0 Nuneaton 09/08 - -
116.3 Lichfield TV 09/20 - -
- Coventry - 19/33 554.0
- Birmingham New Street - 19.07a ~ 19.14d 534.8
- Dudley Port - 18/55 527.6
- Wolverhampton - 18/48 522.0
133.5 Stafford 09/33 18/27 506.8
158.1 Crewe 09.55a ~ 09.58d 18.03a ~ 18.06d 482.2
174.4 Weaver Jn 10/11 17/45 466.0
182.2 Warrington Bank Quay 10/17 ? ?
193.9 Wigan North Western 10/25 17/31 446.4
209.0 Preston 10.41a ~ 10.43d 17.17a ~ 17.19d 431.3
230.0 Lancaster 10/59 16/57 410.3
236.3 Carnforth 11/04 16L39a ~ 16L50d 404.0

 

Miles Location Booked
262.1 Tebay 11/23
279.9 Penrith 11/38
299.1 Carlisle 11L56a ~ 12L10d
300.0 Petteril Bridge Jn 12/13
328.9 Appleby 13p00a ~ 14p15d
347.4 Ais Gill 14/58
350.5 Garsdale 15/03
358.6 Blea Moor 15/16
372.6 Settle Jn 15/38
375.9 Hellifield 15p45a ~ 16p05d
379.2 Settle Jn 16/09
394.3 Wennington 16/26
403.6 Carnforth East Jn 16/35

Timings continue in first table.

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