9th July 1986

British Rail (E.R) / Borough of Scarborough
Scarborough Spa Express

Loco Used steam: 4468 'Mallard'
Stock Used 12 mark 1 vb90mph

Route :

Loco Route
4468 York - Malton - Scarborough
4468 Scarborough - Seamer - Filey - Bridlington - Beverley - West Parade Jcn - Anlaby Road Jn - Brough - Staddlethorpe - Howden - Selby - Gascoigne Wood - Church Fenton - Ulleskelf - York

Notes :
(1) Return to mainline running for 4468. Gordon Lacy comments: On the outward journey, after a sprightly 69mph after Heslerton, we were brought to a stand at signals for over twenty minutes at Weaverthorpe. Line speeds on the return precluded any 'spirited running' and when we were slowed to 19mph & 'crossed over' at Church Fenton, that looked to be our lot, but the loco (despite the heavy load) was still coaxed up to a creditable 74.5mph at Copmanthorpe - a true thoroughbred, to be sure!

Source : Gordon Lacy (on the train throughout)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Lacy)


"Mallard" steams past Falsgrave 'box after departure from Scarborough.


The photostop at Bridlington.


Ian McDonald's ticket.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked Actual
York [P9] 11.20d 11.23
Malton 11/48 11/52
Seamer 12/13 12/39
Scarborough 12.18a ~ 15.20d 12.45 ~ 15.21
Seamer 15/27 15/28
Filey 15/37 15/38
Hunmanby 15/44 15/45
Bridlington 16p02a ~ 16p17d 16.04 ~ 16.18
Driffield 16/32 16/36
Beverley 16c46 ~ 16c48 16.53 ~ 16.56
West Parade Jn 16/59 17/08
Botanic Gardens 17w00 ~ 17w37 17.10 ~ 17.37
Anlaby Road Jn 17/38 17/38
Brough 17c51 ~ 17c53 17.52 ~ 17.54
Staddlethorpe 18/03 18/03
Selby 18/23 18/20
Gascoigne Wood 18/39 18/32
Church Fenton 18/41 18/40
York 18.52a 18.55


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