20th June 1964
|Locos Used||at least D7575, 44356, 48639 & 70045|
Three "holiday extras" seen on the Oldham Loop;
|70045||??? - Shaw & Crompton - Blackpool|
|48639||Castleton - New Hey - Penychain|
|44356 + D7575||Failsworth - Milnrow - Rochdale|
|?D7575?||Rochdale - Morecambe|
(1) Route (including if the trains also returned or were just one way) & loco confirmation required.
Above information was taken from page of photographs by Ian G. Holt in the September 1964 edition of Modern Railways. The use of D7575 was reported to be the first use of a diesel locomotive on passenger work on the Oldham branch.
Source : Gary Thornton (from contemporary sources)
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