3rd August 1985

Hertfordshire Railtours
Silver Hammer

Locos Used 20090, 20104, 25200, 25286 & 85035
Stock Used 80553+7169+35324+5007+4957+1701+4894+4954+18705+4995+4827

Route : 1Z26 throughout

Loco(s) Route
85035 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Wigan North Western
20104 + 20090 Wigan North Western - Farington Jn - Lostock Hall Jn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - (via S&C) - Carlisle
25286 + 25200 Carlisle - Dumfries
25200 (1) Dumfries - Maxwelltown
25286 (2) Maxwelltown - (3) Dumfries
25200 + 25286 Dumfries - Carlisle
20090 + 20104 Carlisle - (via WCML) (3) - Wigan North Western
85035 Wigan North Western - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 25286 on rear.
(2) 25200 on rear.
(3) John Harrup comments: on the return trip from Maxwelltown the train was held for over an hour at Dumfries (Maxwelltown Goods Jn) awaiting a path onto the single line resulting in a late arrival at Carlisle. To make up time, permission was given for the pair of 20s to return via the WCML rather than the S&C as booked. Unable to work in Multiple due to a fault, so worked in tandem. Very exhilarating ride over Shap resulting in a slightly early arrival at Wigan North Western!!

Sources : John Guyatt, John Harrup & LASERman

Photo Review


20104 & 20090 pause at Hellifield (photo: LASERman)


The 20's, northbound on the S&C near Lazonby (photo: David Ingham)


25200 and, on the rear, 25286 at Maxwelltown (photo: LASERman)


85035 in ex-works condition about to be attached at Wigan North Western
 on the return leg (photo: Nick Blyth)


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Harrup)

Location

Booked

Actual

 

Booked

Actual

Euston

07.00d

07.00 [P11]

 

22.15a

22.28 [P12]

Willesden

07/07

07/07

 

22/07

22/19

Watford Junction

07.16a ~ 07.17d

07.16 ~ 07.17

 

21.54a ~ 21.55d

22.04 ~ 22.06

Tring

07/28

07/29

 

21/43

21/53

Bletchley

07/38

07/39

 

21/33

21/44

Hanslope

07/47

?

 

21/22

21/36

Weedon

07/53

07/58

 

21/13

21/28

Rugby

08.10a ~ 08.12d

08.10 ~ 08.12

 

21.01a ~ 21.03d

21.14 ~ 21.16

Nuneaton

08/23

08/27

 

20/49

20/58

Tamworth

08/31

08/37

 

20/40

20/48

Lichfield

08/35

08/41

 

20/36

20/44

Armitage

08/39

08/44

 

20/33

20/40

Colwich

08/42

08/48

 

20/29

20/36

Milford & Brocton

08/44

08/50

 

?

20/35

Whitehouse Jn

?

?

 

20/26

20/34

Stafford

08/49

08/53

 

20/23

20/29

Norton Bridge

08/53

?

 

20/18

20/24

Madeley

09/01

09/04

 

20/10

20/15

Crewe

09.12a ~ 09.14d

09.13 ~ 09.15

 

19.59a ~ 20.02d

20.04 ~ 20.06 [SL]

Coal Yard

09/16

09/18

 

19/57

20.00 ~ 20.00

Winsford Station

?

?

 

19/42

19/54

Winsford

09/23

09/24

 

19/40

19/53

Weaver Jn

09/29

09/30

 

19/34

19/46

Acton Grange Jn

09/34

09/35

 

19/29

19/43

Warrington Bank Quay

09/35

09/36

 

19/27

19/41

Winwick Jn

09/38

09/39

 

19/24

19/38

Springs Branch

09/44

09/45

 

19/19

?

Wigan North Western

09L45a ~ 09L55d

09L48 ~ 10L03

 

19L07a ~ 19L17d

19.17 ~ 19.29 [P1]

Balshaw Lane Jn

10/06

10/17 [SL]

 

19/02

19/06

Euxton Jn

10/11

10/19

 

19/00

19/04

Farington Jn

10/16

10/25

 

18/55

19/01

Preston

 

DIV

18.55 ~ 18.57

Lancaster

 

DIV

18/35

Carnforth

 

DIV

18.25 ~ 18.27

Oxenholme

 

DIV

18/13

Tebay

 

DIV

18/03

Penrith

 

DIV

17/43

Upperby Jn

 

DIV

17.18 ~ 17.22

Bamber Bridge

10/24

10/30

 

18/45

DIV

Cherry Tree

10/33

10/40

 

18/39

DIV

Blackburn

10c36 ~ 10c38

10/43

 

18c34 ~ 18c36

DIV

Daisyfield Jn

10/40

10/45

 

18/32

DIV

Clitheroe

10/46

11/03

 

18/14

DIV

Hellifield

11p22a ~ 11p32d

11.24 ~ 11.34

 

17.54a ~ 17.55d

DIV

Settle Jn

11/36

11/40

 

17/51

DIV

Settle

11/38

11/47

 

17/48

DIV

Ribblehead

?

?

 

17p23a ~ 17p33d

DIV

Blea Moor

11/56

12.09 ~ 12.15

 

17/17

DIV

Ais Gill

12/09

12/29

 

17/06

DIV

Appleby

12/26

12/50

 

16/42

DIV

Petteril Bridge Jn

13/09

13/30

 

16/06

DIV

Carlisle

13L13a ~ 13L23d

13.50 ~ 14.08

 

15L53a ~ 16L03d

17.00 ~ 17.14

Gretna Jn

13/33

14/18

 

15/43

16/50

Annan

13/41

14/29

 

15/35

16/42

Dumfries

13L58a ~ 14L13d

14.44 ~ 14.58

 

15L04a ~ 15L19d

16.16 ~ 16.27

Signal D52

 

 

?

15.32 ~ 16.13

Maxwelltown

14.31a

15.08

 

14.46d

15.28


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