20th August 1985

British Rail
Scarborough Spa Express

Locos Used steam: 777 'Sir Lamiel' & 92220 'Evening Star'
Stock Used 9x mark 1's (90mph vacuum-braked)

Route :
1L50 : York to Scarborough
1L51 : Scarborough to York

Loco Route
777 York - Church Fenton - Micklefield - Cross Gates - Leeds - Wortley Jn - Headingley - Horsforth - Harrogate - Starbeck - Poppleton - Skelton Jn - York
92220 York - Malton - Seamer - Scarborough
92220 Scarborough - Seamer - Malton - York
777 York - Church Fenton - Micklefield - Cross Gates - Leeds - Wortley Jn - Headingley - Horsforth - Harrogate - Starbeck - Poppleton - Skelton Jn - York

Notes :
(1) Gordon Lacy comments: 777 performed very well in the morning, benefitting from a completely unchecked run to York. However, 92220 was hampered by three long pw slacks before Malton.  In an effort to make up time, 68mph was recorded briefly passing Heslerton, before further checks spoilt the run. The evening run was marred by even more checks, despite having left closer to time. A hoped for cracking run with 777 (to make up a few minutes) turned into a mediocre trundle, and totally unchecked at that!


92220 waits to leave Scarborough (photo: Gordon Lacy). Since the 1984
season Scarborough changed from semaphore signals to colour-light as the
disused gantry behind 'Evening Star' demonstrates.

Sources : Robin Lush, Phil Durrell & Gordon Lacy

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
York 08.35d ?   ? ?
Skelton Jn ? ?   ? ?
Poppleton ? ?   ? ?
Hammerton ? ?   ? ?
Cattal ? ?   ? ?
Knaresborough ? ?   ? ?
Harrogate ? ?   ? ?
Rigton LC ? ?   ? ?
Horsforth ? ?   ? ?
Wortley Jn ? ?   ? ?
Whitehall Jn ? ?   ? ?
Leeds ??.??a ~ 10.09d ??.?? ~ 10.10   18.43a ~ ??.??d 18.57 ~ ??.??
Cross Gates 10/18 10/18   18/35 18/49
Micklefield 10/26 10/24   18/27 18/41
Church Fenton 10/32 10/31   18/19 18/34
Colton Jn 10/38 10/35   18/13 18/28
York 10L46a ~ 11L06d 10.42 ~ 11.06   17L52a ~ 18L05d 18.07 ~ 18.18
Malton 11/34 11/38   17/25 17/29
Seamer 11/56 12/01   17/03 17/03
Scarborough 12.02a 12.09   16.56d 16.56


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