5th March 1988

(N.U.P.E. Union Charter)

Locos Used 47488 & 47655
Stock Used Mk2 BSO and Mk1 TSOs

Route :

Loco Route

Newcastle - Durham - Darlington (station) - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

47655 London Kings Cross - (reverse of outward route) - Newcastle

Notes :
(1) Mark Harrington comments: This was open to Union members and family and was completely free! Needless to say the London home brew pubs got a hammering! (Too much, I am sorry to say :OS) 47488 appeared to be covered in oil on arrival at the blocks and was exchanged for 47655 for the return. Some of the stock was in appalling condition ride wise, my TSO on the up journey was very scary!

47488 at Kings Cross (photo: Mark Harrington)

Source : Mark Harrington

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