27th November 1993

Lancaster Railtours
The Sherwood Forester

Locos Used 31432 & 31455

Route : 1Z29 throughout

Locos Route
31432 + 31455 (1) Lancaster - Preston (2) - Blackburn - Accrington - Copy Pit - Hebden Bridge - Sowerby Bridge - Milner Royd Jn - Brighouse - Mirfield - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Hare Park Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Moorthorpe - Meadowhall - Sheffield - Chesterfield - Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway - Nottingham
31455 + 31432 Nottingham - (reverse of outward route) - Hare Park Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Altofts Jn - Methley Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Whitehall Jn- (3) - Dewsbury - Mirfield - Brighouse - (3) Milner Royd Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Lancaster - Carnforth - Ulverston - Barrow-in-Furness

Notes :
(1) The train was due to start at Barrow-in-Furness however the stock was late off Edge Hill CS and thus reversed at Carnforth U&DGL and the tour started at Lancaster. A DMU connection ran from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster to pick up passengers from the pick-up points prior to Lancaster.
(2) TRUST report carried the following comments: train departed from Preston at 09.02 but was wrongly routed. Had to set back into Preston station to go correct route.
(3) train was booked via Whitehall Jn and Bradford Interchange but was diverted via Dewsbury to avoid the run round at Bradford.


The return run, ready to leave Nottingham (photo: Derek Thompson)

Sources : Craig Sullivan, David Bellamy & Derek Thompson

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Bellamy & Derek Thompson)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Barrow-in-Furness ? CANX   23.22a 23.05
Roose ? CANX   23.12a ~ ??.??d ?
Dalton ? CANX   23.04a ~ ??.??d ?
Ulverston ? CANX   22.54a ~ ??.??d ?
Cark & Cartmel ? CANX   22.44a ~ ??.??d ?
Kents Bank ? CANX   22.39a ~ ??.??d ?
Grange over Sands ? CANX   22.34a ~ ??.??d ?
Arnside ? CANX   22.26a ~ 22.28d ?
Silverdale ? CANX   22.18a ~ ??.??d ?
Carnforth ? CANX   22.09a ~ 22.11d ?
Lancaster ??.??a ~ 08.10d 08.30   22.00a ~ 22.02d 21.57 ~ 22.00
Preston 08.41a ~ 08.43d 09.18 ~ 09.20   21.37a ~ 21.39d 21.34 ~ 21.37
Bamber Bridge ?     21.25a ~ ??.??d ?
Blackburn 09.07a ~ 09.09d 09.48 ~ 09.50   21.10a ~ 21.12d 21.09 ~ 21.10
Acrington ? ?   21.00a ~ ??.??d ?
Gannow Jn ? 10/02   20/48 20/45
Rose Grove ? ?   20.50a ~ 20.52d ?
Hall Royd Jn ? 10/18   ? 20/29
Hebden Bridge ? ?   20/40 ?
Milner Royd Jn ? ?   20/34 ?
Halifax   20/29 DIV
Bradford Interchange   19.59 ~ 20.17 DIV
Hare Park Jn ? ?   19/08 19/12
South Kirkby Jn ? ?   19/01 19/00
Swinton ? ?   18/49 18/51
Holmes Jn ? ?   18/41 18/45
Meadowhall 11.09a ~ ??.??d ?   18.38a ~ 18.39d ?
Sheffield 11.17a ~ 11.19d 11.49 ~ 11.50   18.31a ~ 18.33d 18.26 ~ 18.34
Chesterfield 11.34a ~ 11.36d 12.05 ~ 12.06   18.14a ~ 18.16d 18.09 ~ 18.11
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway ? ?   18/03 ?
Nottingham 12.15a 12.41   17.37d 17.37


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