13th November 1965
Warwickshire Railway Society
The Yorkshireman No.1
It is thought likely this tour was originally advertised to run on 06/11/1965.
|Locos Used||diesel, 45654, 45697, 60886 & 92139|
|Stock Used||9 coaches|
Route : 1X20 throughout
|diesel||Birmingham New Street - Duddeston Jn|
|92139||Duddeston Jn - Tamworth High Level - Derby Midland - Ambergate - Matlock - Millers Dale - Buxton [by loco shed] (2)|
|92139 (2)||Buxton [by loco shed] - Buxton|
|92139||Buxton - Chapel-en-le-Frith - Stockport - Denton - Manchester Victoria|
|45654||Manchester Victoria - Middleton Jn - Rochdale - Todmorden - Sowerby Bridge - Mirfield - Wakefield Kirkgate|
|60886||Wakefield Kirkgate - Normanton - Castleford - Burton Salmon - York - Thirsk - Darlington Bank Top - Darlington North Road (for visit to Darlington works)|
|60886||Darlington North Road - Darlington Bank Top - Northallerton - Ripon - Harrogate - Arthington - Leeds City South|
|45697||Leeds City South - Normanton - Cudworth - Rotherham Masborough - Sheffield Midland - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby Midland|
|92139||Derby Midland - Burton-on-Trent - Birmingham New Street (3)|
(1) It is thought likely this tour was originally advertised to run a week earlier - pre-tour advertising seen by the Webmaster described an identical itinerary planned to run on 06/11 but nothing was advertised at that time for 13/11.
(2) Richard Billinge commented that his records note that the train reversed into the station at Buxton from the vicinity of the loco shed having used the connection between the Midland line and the LNWR. Webmaster comment: was this achieved with a set-back, 92139 propelling?
(3) Because of very late running 92139 worked into Birmingham New Street station even though by that time steam was banned from the station.
Sources : George Woods, John Debens & Arthur
45654 climbing to Summit Tunnel at Littleborough (photo: Arthur Haymes)
45654 (with painted nameplates) at Todmorden (photo: Richard Billinge)
60886 at DarlingtonNorth Road (photo: Richard Billinge)
|From The John Debens Ticket Collection.|
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