22nd April 1989

British Rail
The Denby Dawdler(s)

Locos Used 20114 & 20127
Stock Used 10 mark 1's

Route : 1T14 throughout (Train 1)

Loco(s) Route
20114 (1) Derby - Little Eaton Jn - Denby (3)
20127 (2) Denby - Little Eaton Jn - Derby St Marys
20114 (1) Derby St Marys - Duffield - Wirksworth Incline (4)
20127 (2) Wirksworth Incline - Duffield - Derby

Route : 1T15 throughout (Train 2)

Loco(s) Route
20114 (1) Derby - Little Eaton Jn - Denby (3)
20127 (2) Denby - Little Eaton Jn - Derby St Marys
20114 (1) Derby St Marys - Duffield - Wirksworth Incline (5)
20127 (2) Wirksworth Incline - Duffield - Derby

Route : 1T16 throughout (Train 3)

Loco(s) Route
20114 (1) Derby - Little Eaton Jn - Denby (6)
20127 (2) Denby - Little Eaton Jn - Derby St Marys
20114 (1) Derby St Marys - Duffield - Wirksworth Incline (5)
20127 (2) Wirksworth Incline - Duffield - Derby

Notes :
(1) 20127 on rear.
(2) 20114 rear.
(3) To end of line.
(4) Poor rail conditions meant the leading loco just managed to reach the bottom end loop points on Wirksworth Incline before having to give up.
(5) To the top of the exchange sidings on Wirksworth incline.
(6) Alan Osborn recorded train 3 as reversing at Denby Street Lane LC however Pete Drury & Pete Crawley who were both on this train dispute this, stating that it wend beyond the crossing.

Part of the Midland Counties 150 celebrations.

Sources : Kevin Driscoll & Trevor Cockram (both on train 2), Steve Clark
Alan Osborn, Pete Drury & Pete Crawley (all on train 3) & Ian Umpleby (on train 1)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll, Alan Osborn & Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Train 1 Train 2 Train 3
Booked Actual Booked (actual) Booked Actual
0.00 Derby 08.40d 08.43 12.10d (12.52) 16.00d 16.47
3.18 Little Eaton Jn 08/48 08/52 12/18 16/08 16/55
?.?? Little Eaton Station LC 08.51a ~ 08.53d 08.53 ~ 08.58 12.21a ~ 12.23d 16.11a ~ 16.13d ?
8.05 Denby Street Lane LC 09.23a ~ 09.28d 09.38 ~ 09.46 12.53a ~ 12.58d 16.43a ~ 16.48d 17.19 ~ 17.22
??.?? Little Eaton Station LC 09.58a ~ 10.00d ? 13.28a ~ 13.30d 17.18a ~ 17.20d ?
12.72 Little Eaton Jn 10/03 10/36 13/33 17/23 17/50 [GL]
15.25 Derby St Marys Jn 10.11a ~ 10.16d 10.43 ~ 10.54 13.41a ~ 13.46d 17.31a ~ 17.36d 17.58 ~ 17.59
19.46 Duffield Jn 10.23a ~ 10.25d 11.06 ~ 11.07 13.53a ~ 13.55d 17.46a ~ 17.55d ?
??.?? Worksworth Station GF 10.55a ~ 10.57d 11.36 ~ 11.39 14.25a ~ 14.27d 18.15a ~ 18.17d 18.39 ~ 18.40
27.73 Worksworth Incline 11.02a ~ 11.07d 11.42 ~ 11.48 14.32a ~ 14.37d 18.22a ~ 18.27d 18.43 ~ 18.47
??.?? Worksworth Station GF 11.12a ~ 11.14d 11.52 ~ 11.56 14.42a ~ 14.44d 18.32a ~ 18.34d 18.51 ~ 18.57
36.20 Duffield Jn 11/44 12.19 ~ 12.28 15/14 19/07 19.23 ~ 19.24
41.06 Derby 11.52a 12.39 15.22a (16.24) 19.15a 19.33


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