TRANS PENNINE
THE MAGAZINE OF THE PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY

 

Issue No. 20 - April 1978

NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE

We hope that by now the warmer weather has arrived for one or two of our recent visits have been held in near Arctic conditions. Members will see from our future events list that our Fixtures Secretary has arranged a wide variety of trips with places as distant as South Wales and Fort William being visited.
Several of our trips are being arranged in conjunction with BR excursion trains organised by the Doncaster Division. Those who have travelled with us by rail will be fully aware that our members receive preferential treatment on these trains and we know that this makes our day out even more enjoyable, We do thank the staff at Gresley House for their help and assistance.
Our Fixtures Secretary reports that our new bookings system is working well. Members travelling on Star Outings now receive an agenda approximately 14 days before the trip is run, along with a reminder that any remittance due should be forwarded by return.
May we remind our Southern members that social evenings are held on the first Friday of each month at the Cock Tavern, Phoenix Road, Euston.
Meetings commence at 19-30 and all are welcome.
Finally our thanks to Mr. Robin Rowland who provided an excellent evening's entertainment recently at the Masons Arms with his British Transport films. A record attendance was reached.

FUTURE EVENTS

Sat,22nd,April-South Wales by BR excursion from Doncaster with additional stop at Sheffield or Rotherham (members to be advised).
To include Ebbw Jcn, (Newport), Canton, (Cardiff) and Woodham Bros. scrapyard at Barry. Ride by HST Newport-Cardiff.
Priceincludes fares and permits-Adult 6 Child 3-25,non-members 25p extra. STAR OUTING

Weds 3rd.May -Social evening at Masons Arms.
Eddie Plenty-Slides, 19-30.

Sun 7th.May -Crewe Works 14-30, meet 14-15,Members 35p Non-members 55p.

Sat13th.May -London depots-to include Stratford, Hither Green and Old Oak Common. Meet Kings Cross travel centre 09-15.returning to
Central London by 18-00. Cost includes permits and all travel around London-,2-50pNon-members 2-75.No half fares.
STAR OUTING

Sun.21st.May -Doncaster Works 11-00 and depot. Meet outside Plant Hotel 10-45.Members 40p,non-members 60p,Children half price.

Mon.29th.May -North Yorkshire Moors Railway by BR excursion from Doncaster,
Adult 3 Child 1-50,Non-members 25p extra. STAR OUTING

Fri. 2nd.June -Sat. 3rd.June - Weekend trip to Fort William by BR excursion from Doncaster.
 Fares-Adult 6-50 Child 3-25.Non-members 25p extra. STAR OUTING

Wed. 7th.June -Social evening at Masons Arms, Doncaster 19-30

Sat.10th.June -Humberside by rail and sea, o include Hull Botanic Gardens, Immingham and Frodingham. Depart Doncaster 10-36,arrive back
19-49. Adults 4 Children 2, STAR OUTING

Sun,11th,June -Doncaster Works 11-00 and depot. Meet outside Plant Hotel 10-45.Members 40p,non-members 60p.Children half price.

Sat. 8th.July -Derby Works 11-00.Meet Siddals Road entrance 10-25,  Members 35p,child 20p.Non-members 55p,child 30p.

Sat,22nd,July -Birmingham area by rail-to include Bescot, Saltley and Tyseley. Details available shortly. STAR OUTING

All bookings (EXCEPT FOR STAR OUTINGS) should be sent to Tom Helliwell.  If you wish to go on a STAR OUTING please book with Robin Skinner stating how many places you wish to book and from which station you wish to travel. If you require any further information Tom or Robin will be only too pleased to supply it.

LOCOMOTIVE STOCK ALTERATIONS
Eastern Region 20023 31168-TI 31127/74/234-HO, 31161/83/214/5-IM,
31184/7/237 40036-GD, 31248/66/79 37019/46/8/53/7/14-1TE 37028 40003-HM
47542 3 37014-SF,08225 08164-DN,08549/50/7, 31195-FP,31193293/5-MR.

Scottish Region 25049/86/7/235 40145/8/50/l , 47269/541/53-HA,08326-HN, 0M42 25109 47465/6/546-ED.

London Midland Region 47100/2 25216/7-CD,25301 45033/42 47204/5-TO  08635 2515484-LO, 25313 40020SP, 40088/94/114/21-KD, 08199-CW.

Western Region 08576 25206/7 37142/267-LA, 08259-SW, 08288-NA,08091 BZ,
08338 31135/54/8/401 47138-BR, 31131 47500/7/8/9/10/3-OC, 08410/786 822-EJ, 47128-CF,

Locomotives withdrawn
08029 08071 08812 24057 24087 83004 84006.

Locomotive stored
08035

Fitted with air brakes
08418 08509

Fitted with dual brakes
25033/193/213/35/326 37029/32/48/63

Boiler Isolated 31227 45072 40148

Boiler removed
47237/43


DMU
reallocations
50462 59192/3-NH, 50342 50819/24/7/8/30/52/71/7/80/3 50906115 51283 51490 56295 56452 593528/32/6/43/61-TS. 59617/23-TS, 50165/219 56079/370-DN, 50362 56126/416-SF, 51280/1 51472 52090/100 56417/23/33/8/50/4 59825-BG  51296 56431 59237/9-LN, 51539 51797 59691-HN, 51270/2/3/89/ 0/2/3/4/7/8 5611 32 56413/4/21/58-NR, 50152/4/99/220 51216 51301/489 56077 56430-GF, 50138/46 51469 59077 59557-ED, 56076 59248-NL, 50939 56222-CH,50986 56221-L0,51537 51796 59560-DE.

DMU condemned
56l00

COACHING STOCK NEWS

Vehicles withdrawn

1052(RUO) 4291 34364 34369 37040

Transfers
Eastern Region
25454
Scottish Region 21141

CREWE WORKS
History was made recently when HST power car
43081 left BREL's Crewe Works, for it was the 8,000th locomotive built at Crewe, making it the most prolific of all loco works.

KEEPING CARS OUT

A new 'park and ride' scheme for holiday motorists this summer will help alleviate traffic congestion in St. Ives and give a new lease of life to the branch line and double the number of trains serving the Cornish resort. The project will Involve construction of a new station at Lelant Saltings ,with a car park initially for
300 vehicles and 2 trains an hour will run linking the new station with Carbis Bay and St. Ives. An all day parking charge of 60p will be made at Lelant Saltings but this will include free travel by train to St, Ives or Carbis Bay for all the car passengers regardless of the number involved.

FREE
TRAVEL FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

From Sunday February 26th. elderly persons
in South Yorkshire are able to travel free on trains In the area bounded by Sheffield, Kiveton Park, Thorne North, Thorne South, and Darton on production of an elderly persons travel permit. Persons are able to leave from any station bounded by the above between 09-30 and 15-30 and18-00 and 22-00 on Mondays to Fridays, between 19-30 and 22-30 on Saturdays and all day until 22-30 on Sundays.

REVIVAL FOR DOCKLAND

The GLC intend to provide
4 stations on the Stratford-North Woolwich line to help regenerate the Dockland area. New stations are to be constructed at Dalston (Kingsland Road), Hackney (Mare Street) and Homerton.
BRB intend to extend the DMU service to Camden Road on
1979 and are exploring the possibility of extending the third rail electrification from Dalston Junction to Custom House/North Woolwich using stock displaced from Watford services.

AINTREE SPECIALS

Although the number of special trains running to Aintree for the Grand National has been much reduced in recent years, 4 trains ran from the Eastern Region for this years meeting on April 1st. Two trains ran from Newcastle, one from Yarmouth and one from Sheffield carrying the BSC VIP party in the Wickham Saloon,

WOODHEAD
INTERRUPTED

On Monday 3rd.April at 21-30 a land slip at Thurgoland, between Wortley and Penistone blocked both lines on the Sheffield-Manchester "Woodhead" route, and the line was due to be completely closed until at least Wednesday 12th.April.
Passenger services on the Sheffield-Huddersfield line ran to Penistone via Barnsley and Dodworth.
On Sunday 9th, April Sheffield-Manchester trains were also diverted via this route since the Hope Valley line was blocked due to engineering work. A spare engine stood by at Barnsley Station to assist locomotive hauled trains up the steep climb to Penistone if required.

LINCOLN CASTLE

It is with deep regret that we inform members that the Paddle Steamer PS LINCOLN CASTLE has been permanently withdrawn from the Hull-New Holland ferry service due to boiler damage. Consequently a one boat service will be operated by the D.E.P.V. FARRINGFORD until further notice.
The following weekend service will operate: Depart Hull Corporation Pier-06-30,0730,09~00,10-30,12-25,14-30,16-00, 17-30, 18-15,21-15. Depart New Holland Pier -0700, 08-15,08-45,11-30,13-15,15-15,16-45,18-15, 19-30,21-50.
The normal Sunday service will operate as advertised.

LINCOLN HANDICAP

On Saturday 8th.April a society outing was made on a BR scenic excursion from Lincoln and stations to Darnall to Carlisle, running outward via the Settle and Carlisle line and returning over Shap and running via Preston, Manchester Victoria and the scenic Hope Valley line. Electric haulage was provided between Carlisle and Preston by
86030.
A sweepstake was organised on the 'Lincolnshire Handicaps run at Doncaster that afternoons The-winner (Captain's Wings) was held by Karen Stubbings the second ticket (Yamadori) was held by a syndicate of Jack Davis and Keith Brown, and the third ticket (Claudio Nicolai) was held by Jack Davis.
The draw was made by Karen Stubbings,-(very suspicious)

COVER PHOTOGRAPH

Painted in its original all over green livery acquiring Deltic style lime green skirt),DP2 awaits departure from Retford with the 15-20 Sheffield Victoria-Kings Cross 'Sheffield Pullman', during the summer of
1964.
We thank Jack Davis for the photograph.

1,918 MOTIVE POWER BOOK

The very popular up to date book giving locomotive details and differences, ex-BR diesels in industrial use, preserved diesel and electric locos, HST and APT formations is available from Committee members or direct from the Promotions Officer (address at the front of the magazine) at the special price of 30p (list price 40p),or 40p including post/packing.

STUDENT RAILCARD

A Student Railcard is issued by British Rail and costs 7. It is valid for journeys made up to and including 30th.September
1978. It allows 2nd.Class travel for half the Ordinary Single, Ordinary Return, or Awayday Return fares. Minimum student fares are 1-50 Ordinary Single or Awayday Return, and 3 Ordinary Return'. This minimum fare does not apply on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays, or on any day during July and August.
To qualify for a Student Railcard you must be a student aged 14 years or over in full time education attending an Educational Establishment for over 15 hours weekly and for at least 20 weeks of the full academic year in the United Kingdom.

DONCASTER WORKS

An Open Weekend is due to be held at Doncaster Works on June 17/18th, COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY STALL,

FOREIGN VISIT

From Friday 22nd.September to Sunday 24th.September why not have a weekend in Amsterdam with the Pennine Railway Society. Travel will be by rail from Doncaster or Sheffield to Harwich for the ferry to Hook of Holland, and by rail to Amsterdam, Visit Amsterdam rail installations and other places of interest, and see the night life of Amsterdam.
Travel out Friday night, stay bed/breakfast in Amsterdam Saturday night and return Sunday.
If you are Interested please contact Robin Skinner for further details and provisional booking.

GARSTON SUCCESS

Re-opened stations on Merseyside's latest addition to BR's electrified network-the almost
6 mile stretch opened in January from Liverpool Central-Garston are reporting booming business. Passenger journeys booked at the 4 stations St. Michaels, Aigburth, Cressington and Garston have reached 50,000 per month-all new to rail.
The single fare from Garston-Liverpool is 24p,the same as the bus. However the bus journey takes
30-40 minutes-the rail journey takes 11 mins.

BY RAIL TO WOOLWICH

British Rail is playing a part in protecting London from the threat of severe flooding by carrying gigantic limestone blocks from Caldon Low quarry in Staffordshire to the capital for the multimillion pound River Thames barrier project, due for completion at Woolwich Reach In 1983.The first stage calls for 30,000 tons of the large blocks-weighing from 2 to 6 tons each and which will form the platform for the main structure-to be delivered by this autumn.
To move the blocks a special allocation of plate wagons will work In circuit between Caldon Low and Angerstein Wharf, South of the river at Greenwich. There they are off-loaded and moved to the site on barges.
Fifteen wagons a day, each carrying up to
5 blocks, leave each day for Stoke-onTrent, 16 miles away, where they are picked up by the Dewsnap-Willesden freight, where they are marshalled to cross the river.

TRACK RENEWAL

DID YOU KNOW-that the average cost of completely renewing one mile of single track railway Is 92.500 at July
1977 prices,

TIMETABLE CHANGES
1978
by Robin Skinner


On Monday May 8th. British Rail's
1978/9 timetable comes Into operation, with perhaps the most changes. taking place on Eastern Region with a completely new service coming into operation on the East Coast Main Line and its connecting services.
Between Kings Cross and Edinburgh the number of daytime Inter-City trains have Increased from 8 to 12 on weekdays and from
9 to 11 in the other direction, of which some will start the timetable as HST's and most will be HST's by early 1979.Trains will leave Kings Cross usually on the hour and the fastest journey time will be 4hrs 52mins.
Services between Kings Cross and Leeds/Bradford/Harrogate will all be speeded up and stops have been deleted at all ECML stations bar Peterborough and Doncaster, except for the early morning train in each direction. Most trains will depart from Kings Cross at 45minutes past the hour in the off-peak and at
04 minutes past the hour at peak times.
Newcastle will have an additional service on top of Anglo-Scottish trains of
7 trains leaving Kings Cross at around the 30 minutes past the hour with a stopping pattern of Doncaster, York, Darlington and Durham connecting into the Anglo-Scottish train at Newcastle, having left Kings Cross half an hour earlier, High Speed Trains will also be introduced on these services during the course of the timetable, the first three being the 07-40, 11-35 and 19-00 departures, from Kings Cross.
The semi-fast services
calling all stations from Huntingdon-Doncaster will run from Kings Cross at two-hourly intervals. These too have been completely recast. As the Leeds trains have been speeded up the familiar sight of them leaving a Hull portion at Doncaster will end the Hull trains reverting to complete trains with 4 services to Kings Cross and 3 from Kings Cross. The rest of the pattern of semi fast trains run to York. Connection is made at either Doncaster or York with a Newcastle or Anglo-Scottish train.
The other major change is the replacement of the last two remaining Pullman services-the 'Hull Pullman' which will be formed of all MKII air conditioned stock and renamed the 'Hull Executive. The 'Yorkshire Pullman' will also become an ordinary train of MKII air conditioned stock, but sadly this service will cease to have a name. The ECML has always been the mecca of Pullman services ever since the introduction of the first LNER Pullman service to Harrogate in the summer of 1923.
This will leave only one Pullman service on British Rail-the 'Manchester Pullman'.
However, the new service on the East Coast Main Line will bring a dramatic reduction in running time. For example, the fastest time from Kings Cross-Peterborough will be reduced from 1 hour to
54 minutes and the time from Kings Cross-Doncaster will come down from 2hr 2mins to 1hr 40mins.
On other services affecting South Yorkshire there are no major changes except that the services from St. Pancras to Sheffield via Nottingham and Derby in off peak times have had 8 minutes put into the running time due to the St. Pancras-Bedford electrification work.
One train diverted is the 19-30 Newcastle-Bristol which will now travel from York-Sheffield via Doncaster instead of via the S&K line through Pontefract and Moorthorpe. No increase in journey time will be involved.
Trains on the Sheffield-Leeds via Barnsley line will increase in number, with a half hourly service in peak periods.


COMPETITION NUMBER 10

The winner of competition number 10 was Mr, D. M. Clark of Doncaster and the runners up were Mr. K. Connell of Lydiate, and Mr. G. E. Collins of North Hykeham.
Answers to the quiz were as follows:-
1-KINTYRE
2-DRUIMUACHDAIR SUMMIT -1i,484ft. above sea level
3-CALLANDER
4-"SIX LOCHS LAND CRUISES" 
5-CRAIGENTINNY
6-BUCHANAN HOUSE
7-GLASGOW AND ABERDEEN
8-"THE WAVERLEY ROUTE"
9-B - 65C
10-AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY (EARL OF CARRICK'S OWN)


COMPETITION NUMBER 11

Below are 10 anagrams, Find the hidden locomotive names and give their BR numbers. First prize is 2 with each for two runners-up. Entries should reach Jon Davis, 81 Bowden Wood Crescent, Sheffield 9 before 20th.May 1978.

1-VIA RICTO
2-HALPWOLL

3-RAMS
4~N.R.T.BITE

5-GREAT LOONWANGOS
6-YALRA VALET

7-HEREWOOD FORTRESS
8-TENS OR WET ROPE

9-DROP ANA
10-S.U. REEPS


NOTES AND NEWS

Eastern Region

Class 40 locomotives continue to pass through the Stainforth area. Noted in January were 40011/9/34/44/111/8/25,whilst 37227 and 47088 also passed through.
On 17th.February 47271(HA) was noted at Rotherham working 1V50 19-30 Newcastle-Bristol, whilst on both the 9th.and 10th.February another Haymarket engine,40173 had charge of the 08-36 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn.
On Monday, 20th.February the 10-20 Penzance-Leeds 'Cornishman' was noted running
90 minutes late at Sheffield behind 47002.
The 17-50 Sundays only Edinburgh-Sheffield (1E01) continues to provide a variety of motive power. On 5th,March it entered Sheffield behind 37114. A further Scottish Region locomotive noted in the Sheffield area in March was Class 40940163 which worked a cement train through Sheffield Midland on 10th.March.
The Grimsby-Louth branch which now sees one freight train on only two or three days a week was guest to a Branch Line Society special train on 11th.March, the first time a passenger train had passed over the line since its closure to passenger traffic on 5th.October 1970. The 6-car DMU was formed of the following vehicles (all refurbished)-50632 59387 59246 50643 56394 50155.
A visit to Doncaster MPD on 12th,March saw a variety of locomotives in attendance including 08065/6 in green livery,20212,40148/65,55002 and 56003/7/10/22.
Noted on the Works on the same day were-03370,08006/48/99/131/482/ 520/5/773,24019 66/102/21931007/12/127/5 92/202/9/22/44/52/7/73/7/82/326 31413 37051/ Y8/79/98/,-~18/52/9/62,50006/14/20/1/31/3/46,55001/3/11/4 and 56043/4,76020.
The West Burton-Fletton 'Fly-ash' trains continue to be hauled by a variety of locomotives. Recent sightings include 47519 and 47440 on 4th,Marchq 46035 on 18th.March and 31220/173 and 47034 on 28th.March.
An unusual formation left Doncaster on the 12-15 Kings Cross-Aberdeen (1S32) on 16th.March with 37221 leading 55005 and both locomotives were working. On 28th.March the 09-45 Kings Cross-Edinburgh relief was hauled by 47085 'MAMMOTH' off Stratford MPD.
Three Class 56 locos were noted outside Doncaster MPD on March 18th, These were 56002/3/30.Class 56s are very frequent workers through Worksop. On 18th.March 556020 passed through on a freight.
On Monday March 20th. the first High Speed Train entered regular service on the East Coast Main Line, the diagram being the 07-45 Kings Cross-Edinburgh and the 1500 Edinburgh-Kings Cross (a Saturdays excepted diagram) The set working on the first day was comprised of the following vehicles43057 41067 41068 40501 42134 42138 40036 42131 42132 43061.
A second HST diagram cane into operation from Monday April 17th, the 08-00 Edinburgh-Kings Cross and the 16-00 Kings Cross-Edinburgh 'The Talisman'. - On 28th,March 24023 was noted passing Normanton towards Sheffield after spending the weekend on York MPD. Later the same day withdrawn Class 20, 20018 was seen behind 31128,and two North East-South West trains were hauled by 31272 and 37011 respectively.
Class 56 workings on MGR trains through Retford on 28th,March included 56009/16/28/9 in mid-afternoon.
On lst. April 47090 "VULCAN" worked 1V67 06-39 Leeds-Paignton, whilst on the same day 44009 'SNOWDON' was an unusual sight running light engine at Rotherham Masborough. Withdrawal of the remaining Class 44s has been temporarily postponed due to a motive power shortage. Withdrawal should be completed when the delivery of further Class 56's eases the motive power situation.
On 4th.April an unidentified Class 20 loco was noted pulling 2 Class
76 electrics through Rotherham Central. These locomotives were probably being taken from Rotherwood to Wath due to the line blockage at Thurgoland. Electrics still stranded at Rotherwood on 9th.April were 76003/6/25/6/35, whilst 76007/9/11/6/21/7/8/30/4/8/41/6/7/51 were at Wath the same day.
Also affected by the blockage at Thurgoland was a Main Line Steam Trust circular tour from Marylebone which should have been electric hauled from Godley Junction to Tinsley Yard. It was in fact hauled from Godley to Penistone by 76001 (BR's oldest main line loco), from Penistone-Sheffield Mid. via Dodworth and Barnsley by 37205 and from Sheffield-Tinsley and. back by 46003 which also took the train back to London.

London Midland Pegion
Visitors to Reddish depot In recent weeks have Included 87005 "CITY OF LONDON" on 28th.February and 87002 on 9th,April, Reddish's resident Class 24, 24022 is to be cut up on site as its condition is dangerous. Also DC electric 76056 "TRITON" has been withdrawn after being seriously damaged
in an accident at Sheffield Victoria.76054 "PLUTO" has been reinstated as a replacement (this loco still. carries a train heating boiler).
Locomotives noted on Wigan Springs Branch on 17th.March Included 08299/616/744, 25036/47/121/283/5, 40032/79/88/93/132/81/8/91, 47195/334,81017. Noted at Edge Hill the same day were 08887,25048/152/208, 40180,46050,whilst Birkenhead hosted 08023/78/927,25156/61/6/97/284/96/8/317,40096/110/27/38/41~ 47554,and 08463/532/669/89/90/838/85/923/31/9 were on Allerton with 08282 at Warrington Central.
On 4th.March 47080 'TITAN' was seen on an enthusiasts special at Water Orton whilst 08672/841, 25137 and 25259 were at Wolverhampton High Level.
On 30th,March 24023 and 24082 were noted working in the Crewe area. The following members of the class were on 'death row' at Crewe Diesel depot. 24036/57/73/87/91. Four Class 87s passed-Crewe that day carrying names 87001 "ROYAL SCOT" , 87006 'CITY OF GLASGOW', 87007 'CITY OF MANCHESTER' and 87018 'LORD NELSON'. On 8th.April 87013 'JOHN O' GAUNT' was noted at Carlisle station. On the same day locomotives seen at Workington were 08107/396, 25146/200/37 and 40191.whilst 47538 'PYTHON' left Carlisle with a train for Stranraer.

Southern Region

The following were noted at Weymouth on.11th.March33108/10/2/8 and 47176/545.

Western Region
The following locomotives were noted at Oxford on 11th, March:
08656/946, 31121/304, 47191 and 50038.On 25th.March 08118/848 were at Severn Tunnel Junction whilst Ebbw Junction hosted 37179/208/13/20/8/969 and 37217/35/40/53/71 were at Swansea East Dock along with 08637/792/897 and Landore hosted 03144/5/52.

Scottish Region
Locomotives on St.Rollox Works on 4th,March were-06007, 08321/447/501/6/721/2/35, 20100/21/205,25010/23/8/33/64/77/8/98/228/33/59 26003/8/23/6, 27024/6/38/42/4/103/203/9, and on the scrap road were 26020/8, 25018/25/31/96 and the remains of 20024 and 26009.
Noted on Polmadie on 25th,March were-08712/33/54/853/952,20002/15/85/9/20095,1108/9/15/7/123/205,25007/76/98/142/234/84/319,27010,37147/50/2/4,, 45018 and 47036/270/464.
Noted at Eastfield on 25th.March were-06003, 08227/347/506/61/621/93/0872/827/82/938, 20036/96/101/7/12/21/4/5/6/202, 24006,25013/33/62/72/90/3
.25228/30/7, 27002/3/7/20/4/5/6/32/4/40/3 4/106/7/10/208/9,27012,37108/49/57/237, 40160 47024/38/41/5/53/207/68/424 and BP No,8 "GRANGEMOUTH" ,ex-BR D9524.
On 24th.March 08450 was stabled in the goods yard at Dumfries and a day later 25235 was seen heading the 10-45 Glasgow Central-Carlisle. On the next day 20103/206,25002 and 45021 were stabled. at Carstairs whilst 2601o/26 were sighted at Forteviot (near Perth) in a lonely siding attached to a brake van. In the sidings at Perth station on 27th.March were 08346/428/41/736/61, 25035/86, 26012/9/25/40,40184 and 47141.A southbound express passed behind the unusual combination of 40184 and 27012. Also noted on expresses were 40047/66 and 47042 which had strayed from Immingham.
Dunkeld station retains its original gas lamps and its platform is still at the old Highland line level. At Pitlochry 26038 hauled what was locally known as 'The Wellie Boot' which consisted of 2 coaches plus a Pullman car for the permanent way gangs who were doubling the track at Newtonmore. This train arrives at Perth at 17-00 and is, at the moment, a scheduled train. Still on Monday 27th.37153 headed a freight that waited for a northbound freight headed by 25085 to pass on the Ballinluig loop.
Class 06, 06005 was the harbour pilot at Dundee on 28th.March.On 30th. March on shed at Fort William were 20099/124/5 and 270079 and 2 other 27s were sent to Mallaig to form the 16-00 Mallaig-Glasgow Queen Street as there is one more train from Mallaig each day than from Glasgow.

Would members send all items of news suitable for Inclusion in 'TRANS PENNINE' to the Magazine Editor (address on front cover) or alternatively hand it to any Committee member.
DON'T FORGET - THE MORE INFORMATION YOU GIVE US THE MORE INTERESTING OUR MAGAZINE WILL BE.


COACHING STOCK NEWS

Withdrawn 3018 3706-14 3871 3975 4184/92 4285 4330/40 4474 4547/64 4671/9
9279 9319/48/9 13179 15749 15846 15971 16006 24045 24260/74 24457 24520
24620/37 24761185/96 24815 24972/90 25026/9/46/69 25102/32 90 2522 4 81
25329/89 25455/80/93 25507 25669 74/83/94/6/9 25710/99 349/64 3522750/3/68
87073 87125/59 87229/70 87517 87/659 87974 30309 37305 70621 E311 (Pullman)
1266 1371 1926 194o 1949 1955 1957 2556

Transfers -  To E-25348/91 35489 80434.  To M-1742/51 5275 5726 5809 80412/1218.
To W-3159 25786. To SC-81330. To Departmental stock-14071/8/84 RDB 975665/266/629.

GREEN LOCOMOTIVES - A recent edition of 'Railway World' reported the sighting of the last green Class 20.The following were noted on lst April-20141/53/4/55/6/64/7/70/7 at Toton, 20147/50 at Westhouses, 20023/131 at Barrow Hill.

WE GIVE YOU ACCURATE INFORMATION.