11th December 1965

Warwickshire Railway Society
The Waverley Rail Tour

Originally advertised to run on 4th December as 'Waverley Tour to Edinburgh'.

Locos Used diesel(s), 45134, 45697, 60034, 60528 'Tudor Minstrel' & 60886
Stock Used included Gresley buffet (immediately behind loco on outward leg)

Route : 1X50 throughout

Loco(s) Route
diesel Birmingham New Street - Duddeston Jn
45134 Duddeston Jn - Tamworth High Level - Derby - Chesterfield - Sheffield Midland - Rotherham Masborough - Cudworth - Normanton - Leeds City
45697 Leeds City - Skipton - (via S&C) - Carlisle
60528 Carlisle - Riccarton Jn - Hawick - Galashields - Edinburgh Waverley
60034 Edinburgh Waverley - Newcastle Central - York
60886 York - Pontefract Baghill - Chesterfield - Derby - Tamworth High Level - Duddeston Jn - Birmingham New Street
diesel Duddeston Jn - Birmingham New Street

Notes :
(1) James King comments: an A3 was advertised between Carlisle and Edinburgh, the A2 being used at short notice (hardly surprising as the only remaining A3s that could have been used were laid up at 64A). The tour was originally advertised as running on 4th December, as the "Waverley Tour to Edinburgh". By the time it ran on the 11th, the advertising had changed its name to the "Edinburgh Rail Tour". A press report of the tour reports 500 passengers and a 19 minute turnaround at Waverley.

Sources : George Woods, Brian Basterfield (Locomotive Performance), Eric Oates & James King

Photo Review


45697 waits to depart from Leeds City (photo: Paul Braybrook)


60528 pauses at Hawick whilst a 'Clayton' looks on (photo: Paul Braybrook)


60034 pauses at Newcastle Central (photos: Alan Grange)


Paul Braybrook's ticket.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Dick Franklin)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Birmingham New Street 07.00d 23.45a
Duddeston Road 07L05 ~ 07L15 23L30 ~ 23L40
Saltley 07.16 ~ 07.17 ?
Water Orton 07/23 23/18
Tamworth HL 07/34 23/06
Wichnor Jn 07/42 22/57
Burton-on-Trent 07/48 22/50
Stenson Jn 07/59 22/43
Derby Midland 08.05a ~ 08.10d 22.30a ~ 22.35d
Ambergate North Jn 08/25 22/18
Clay Cross 08/39 22/05
Chesterfield 08/43 22/00
Sheffield Midland 09.03a ~ 09.09d -
Rotherham Masborough 09/18 21.19a ~ 21.27d

 

Location Booked
Cudworth 09/46
Normanton 10/04
Leeds City 10L23 ~ 10L34
Shipley Leeds Jn 10/51
Keighley 11/01
Skipton 11/16
Hellifield 11.30 ~ 11.31
Settle Jn 11/35
Blea Moor 12/00
Ais Gill 12/14
Appleby West 12/32
Petteril Bridge Jn 13/03
Carlisle 13L05 ~ 13L15
Longtown Jn 13/29
Riddings Jn 13/35
Riccarton Junction 14/04
Whitrope Summit 14/09
Hawick 14.25 ~ 14.33
St Boswells 14/49
Galashiels 15/00
Heriot 15/23
Millerhill 15/39
Edinburgh Waverley 14L48a ~ 16L07d
Longniddry 16/24
Dunbar 16/41
Cockburnspath 16/50
Grantshouse 16/58
Reston 17/03
Berwick 17/16
Alnmouth 17/48
Morpeth 18/06
Newcastle 18.30 ~ 18.36
Durham 18/55
Ferryhill 19/07
Darlington 19/23
Northallerton 19/35
Thirsk 19/42
York 20L04 ~ 20L11
Church Fenton 20/26
Burton Salmon 20/34
Pontefract Baghill 20/42

Timings continue in first table.

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