THE MAGAZINE OF THE PENNINE
Issue No. 21 - June 1978
NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE
WELL LADS -THIS IS IT. The PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY is to have a
stand at the Doncaster Works Open Weekend on June 17/18th. The
stand will be part of the Rail Mart exhibition in the Paint Shop. We would like in advance to thank all those who have
volunteered to help on the stall and also those who have kindly
donated items for sale on the stall. If you are at Doncaster please
have a look at our stall and make yourself known to those behind the
In order to streamline our committee a reshuffle of duties has
taken place recently with Robin Skinner taking- over full control of
all bookings, Tom Helliwell switching to Membership Secretary
and Jon Davis concentrating solely on the job of Magazine Editor. Please remember these changes when contacting the Society.
To cater for our members in the Hallamshire area who are unable to
attend social evenings In Doncaster we are now running joint meetings
with the South Yorkshire Railway Photographic Circle at the
Trippet Lane, in the centre of Sheffield. Further details are to be
in this magazine. A variety of visits are detailed below including a trip for our
steam enthusiasts. We hope all these visits will be well supported
Please remember-all bookings to Robin Skinner
Tue.13th.June - Social evening at the 'Grapes Hotel' Sheffield-19-45.
Mr. Jack Davis-'Preservation-My view'
Wed, 5th.July - Social evening at the Masons Arms Doncaster 19-30.
Mr. Jon Davis 'Slides'.
Sat, 8th, July - Derby Works 11-00 Meet Siddals Road
Members 35p,child 20p, Non members 55p, child 30p.
Tue.11th.July - Social evening at the Grapes Hotel, Sheffield 10-45.
Members Slides-please bring your slides along.
Sat.22nd July - Birmingham Area by rail-to include Bescot, Saltley,
Fare £7, child £4,
-non-members 50p extra. Fare includes ALLrail
travel from Sheffield.
Wed 2nd Aug -'Social evening at the Masons. Arms, Doncaster
Mr. Glyn Gossan 'A selection of slides'.
Tue.8th.Aug - Social evening at the Grapes Hotel, Sheffield.
Sat.12th.Aug, - Branch Line Tour from Doncaster and to include
the South Yorkshire Joint Railway and the LD&EC line.
A VISIT NOT TO BE MISSED
Sat, 2nd.Sept - Derby Works 11-00. Meet Siddals Road 10-45.
Members 35p child 20p, Non-members 55p, child 30p.
Wed. 6th.Sept - Social evening at the Masons Arms, Doncaster 19-30
Slater-A selection of cine-films.
Tue.12th.Sept-Social evening at the Grapes Hotel, Sheffield 19-45.
Fri.22nd.Sept - Weekend visit to Amsterdam via Harwich. Return
to England Sunday 24th.September.
All bookings and requests for further information should be
addressed to Robin Skinner -address on cover.
of the new passenger timetables on May 8th.1978 brought a large
scale changeover to HST Power on the East Coast Main Line services.
Our cover picture
shows HST set No 254 003 passing Botany Bay (Nr. Retford) with the
07.40 Kings Cross/Newcastle on the first day of the timetable
We thank Tony
Booth for the photograph
92,306 (BG), 330(Pullman),732/51(BY),1507/61(RKB), 1535
Eastern Region 25355 935487,81220, 81440,81522,81565 81624
Western Region 5184,13085 25784
To Midland Region
2451,,3240, 5663,5814, 5815 80308,94836
To Scottish Region 4213 To
Southern Region 1003 1007 1017 (Siphon G)
To Departmental Stock
14067 renumbered to ADB 975654.
BR RETURN TO
BR will be
sponsoring steam hauled tours this summer. On LMR "THE CUMBRIAN
COAST EXPRESS" formed of Mk1 F0s will operate every Tuesday-between
June 27th.and August 29th.inclusive from Blackpool North (10-05) to
Carnforth where 4472 "FLYING SCOTSMAN" or 4498 "SIR NIGEL GRESLEY"
will be attached to depart 11-24 to Sellafield. The engine will be
turned on the Ministry of Defence loop and leave Sellafield at
16-05, Eastern Region trains hauled by 92220 "EVENING STAR" or 4771
"GREEN ARROW'" will run on a York to York circular tour via-Knaresborough-Harrogate-Leeds and
Church Fenton. Trains will run on Sundays from
the 25th.June until 3rd,September inclusive and depart from York at
09-55 and 13-45.Fare on this tour is £2-25 for the round trip.
PENNINE TRIP BY
RAILWAY SOCIETY Is hoping to get seats on the Gainsborough Model
Railway Society excursion on Saturday 16th,Sept, which is diesel
hauled from Peterborough-Lincoln-Doncaster to Leeds. The train will
then be steam hauled on the section Leeds-Ravenglass-Leeds, power
being provided by "Clan Line" and "Sir Nigel Gresley". The fare will
be Adult £10-25 and Child £9-25. Anyone interested should contact
-THE REAL LIFE PADDINGTON
Passengers on the
08-12 Barnsley-Sheffield noticed the plight of an abandoned teddy
bear which had been dumped by the line. One of the passengers wrote
to British Rail at Sheaf House offering to give the bear a good
Bearly had the
letter (backed by passengers signatures) arrived than a rescue party
was sent out to get the stray teddy. 'Barnsley' as he became
refurbished in BR 'workshops' and kitted out in replica rail mans
uniform including peaked cap and Merrymakers badge.
In a special
ceremony at Sheffield Midland station 'Barnsley' was handed over to
Rowena Weaver, his new foster mother, by Divisional Manager Roy
of the PENNINE committee have already written to Miss Weaver and
Barnsley offering them both a good home,
has been unofficially named "GREAT EASTERN" by men at Stratford MPD. It is doubted whether a nameplate
is carried on both sides of
the locomotive or whether the locomotive will carry the plate
locomotives have been sold. 07001-Tilsley&Lovatt Ltd. Trentham, Staffs
(for resale). 07002/6/12-PD.Fuels Ltd. 07005/11/13-Engineering Services, Essex,
07010-A. Parsons,Maiden Newton, Dorset.
PRINCE' sold to D, H, Edleston in February 1977 is to be moved
to Didcot Railway Centre
Philip Slack a fanatical speedway supporter from Sheffield must be
one of British Rails longest distance sports commuters. As well as
supporting his home town club both home and away he travels by rail
every Monday to see his idol John Davis riding at Reading. Phil's job
as a postman allows him most of the day free and he is often to be
seen at Sheffield Midland station on his travels to such places
as Leicester. Birmingham or even Scunthorpe. Seems he supports the
railway in a big way as well as speedway.
The remaining Class 24s,24023/35/47/63/81/2 and Class
44's 44o02/4/5/7/8/9 are now expected to be reprieved until November
1978 due to a delay in the supply of replacement motive power.
British Rail had an operating surplus before interest of
£68.4m In 1977 compared with a surplus of £13.7m In 1976.Major
achievements in 1977 were as follows:-
PASSENGERS-more people travelled by train In 1977 with passenger
volume up by 3% over the year.
SAFETY -for the second year running in over 700 million passenger
not a single passenger was killed In a train accident.
MANPOWER -manpower on the railways was reduced by 4,456 to 178,200
PUNCTUALITY-timekeeping of trains was the fourth best recorded over
a 30 year period with 80% of all passenger trains arriving on time
and 93% on time or less than 5 minutes late.
In view of the achievements in 1977 and so far in 1978 BR have
stated that fares will now be frozen until the end of the year at
Wembley Hill, between Neasden and Northolt on the Marylebone
High Wycombe line has been renamed Wembley Complex, The station is
3 minutes walk from the mammoth complex at Wembley and special
trains will be run to cater for fans attending sporting fixtures at
A new railway station at the IBM (UK) Ltd. Spango Valley plant
near Greenock was opened recently. It is called IBM Halt and is
situated. between Port Glasgow and Wemyss Bay, It is the first new
station in Scotland since Branchton was opened on the came line in
The company has guaranteed the difference between the cost of
establishing and maintaining the halt and income from tickets sold.
British Rail is hoping to introduce a ticket for children travelling
with an adult who has purchased an Awayday ticket. Cost of the
children's ticket will be 40p and the offer will be valid from
Sunday 18th. June until Saturday 9th,September,
SCOTTISH ENGINES TO BE NAMED
Class 47/7 locomotives which will eventually
work the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk service will be named as
47701 - ST. ANDREW
47702 - ST. CUTHBERT
47703 - ST. MUNGO
47704 - DUNEDIN
47705 - LOTHIAN
47706 - STRATHCLYDE
47707 - HOLYROOD
47708 - WAVERLEY
47709 - THE LORD PROVOST
47710 - SIR WALTER SCOT
Class 17/7's 4771/712 had been allocated the names "WILLIAM WALLACE" and 'PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD"
but it is now planned to launch a public competition to find
names. Locomotives to be converted to Class 47/7 will be taken from
the series 47493-47555.
PENNINE OFFICIAL ON FOOTPLATE OF ROYAL TRAIN
On Monday night,8th.May the Royal Train left Euston carrying HM The
Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Aberdeen. The train consisted
of 10 coaches and Class 37 electric locomotive 87006 "CITY OF
GLASGOW". The train formation was as follows from the engine power car
with mobile generator 2905,restaurant car 325, saloon 2901 dining
saloon 2902 saloon 2904,saloon 2903,and escort vehicle 2906. The 10
vehicles weighed 400 tons.
The train was worked from Euston to Crewe by Euston train crew
Driver H. Lillystone and Relief Driver E. Plenty. The departure from
Euston was 23-25 and arrival time at Crewe was 02-07 where the
Euston train crew were relieved by a Crewe driver.
The Class 87 locomotive diagrammed from Euston to Mossend Yard was
changed to a Class 47 to take the train forward to Perth and Dundee
to join the East Coast route to arrive at Aberdeen at 10-15 Tuesday
We congratulate our London Group Chairman Eddie Plenty on him
achieving this notable honour.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE RAILWAYMEN REUNITED WITH OAKLEY
Mexborough area railwaymen visited a legendary steam engine they had
not seen for 40 years on May 6th. The men, aged between 70 and 90
were reunited to see "HENRY OAKLEY" on which they worked during the
19305.The men travelled on the Keighley&Worth Valley Railway to
Oxenhope where the engine is awaiting a boiler inspection in
luxurious Pullman coaches equipped with everything down to a
portable TV. for the FA Cup Final.
A meal and all refreshments were provided free for the men. The trip
was organised by the K&WVR Ltd. with assistance from British Rail.
BY RAIL TO MOTOR SHOW
British Rail are planning the biggest operation of its kind to carry
an estimated half-a-million people to the 1978 Motor Show being held
for the first time at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham,
between October 18 and October 29th.
From London alone more than 170 extra trains will be arranged to
give a 10 minute interval service between Euston and Birmingham
International between 08-00 and 11-00,and a 15 minute interval
service between 11-00 and 13-00 on Mondays to Saturdays, and a 15
minute interval service will run on Sundays. Many other extra trains
will also be run from other major cities throughout the country.
INTER-CITY 125 ON ECML
From 8th.May the following services on the East Coast
Main Line have become High Speed Train workings.
TO LONDON - 07-32 ex Newcastle, 08-10 ex Edinburgh, 10-10 ex
11-10 ex Edinburgh, 13-50 ex Newcastle, 16-10 ex Edinburgh.
EX LONDON - 07-40 to Newcastle, 10-00 to Edinburgh, 11-35 to
14-00 to Edinburgh, 16-00 to Edinburgh, 17-00 to Edinburgh
As soon as more HST sets become available the following services
will be worked by HST's and this is expected to take place in the
first week in July.
13-10 Edinburgh-London 15-10 Edinburgh-London
08-00 London-Edinburgh 19-00London-Newcastle,
SOUTH YORKSHIRE CORNER - WELCOME TO PENNINE MEMBERS
Commencing with the meeting on the 13th.June the meetings held at
the Grapes Hotel, Trippet Lane, Sheffield are to become a joint affair
between the South Yorkshire Railway Photographic Circle and the
Railway Society and it is hoped that by this venture the Pennine
members in the Sheffield area who cannot attend the meetings at the Masons Arms,
Doncaster will be able to gain contact with their colleagues and
We, of the South Yorkshire extend a warm welcome to all Pennine
members who wish to come along and join in our activities which are run on much the same lines
as the proceedings at Doncaster. There are slide shows and
films, talks, competitions and quizzes organised throughout
the year and run in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on the second
Tuesday evening of the month, commencing at 19-45.
Our June meeting will be a slide show entitled 'Preservation-my
view, by Jack Davis, and for July vie shall be running the ever
popular members slide night, where all are welcome to turn up and
show us their own favourites.
Meetings are held in a private room and members children are welcome
Based in the traditional home of English railways the North
Eastern was the fourth largest of th major pregrouping companies. It was the largest of the
provincial railways ( i.e.
railways whose terminal is outside the capital) and although it was
geographically prone to invasion by rival companies it adequately
protected itself by the excellent quality of its service. It ran the
fastest express (York/Darlington) carried the most mineral traffic,
covered an area bordered by Berwick, Hull, Carlisle and Leeds.
Although the beginning of the system might be regarded as dating
from around 1018 it was not until after the Railway Mania that an
amalgamation of numerous railways in 1854 produced the North
The main line ran from York, through Darlington and Durham to Newcastle and on to
Berwick-on-Tweed. Before the
opening of the King
Edward bridge in 1906 trains had to reverse in Newcastle
they could proceed North. In 1870 an extension from Challoners Whin
(York) via Selby to the Great Northern main line gave birth to the
East Coast Main Line. York was always the hub of the system,
Newcastle, Darlington and Carlisle were also very important
Originally there were four locomotive shops (York, Gateshead-,Leeds,
Darlington) although Fletcher of Gateshead was generally presumed to
be Chief Mechanical Engineer. This situation brought about a
proliferation of locomotive designs in the early days of the
company. The main designs- were 2-4-0, 2-2-2 and 0-6-0 engines but the
famous 'Whitby Bogies' must not be overlooked.
In 1885 T. E. Worsdell arrived from the Great Eastern and at
once he put into practice a policy of unified design from which
evolved the definitive and distinctive North Eastern design with
large cab and plain,
neat design. He was succeeded, by his brother Wilson Worsdell in
1890 and similar designs continued.
In 1908 the locomotive seat was moved from Gateshead to
Darlinton and under the able guidance of Vincent Raven a programme of
building larger locomotives was commenced, with large
finally culminating with a splendid Pacific design.
Before the First World War the fastest express in Great Britain ran
the 44.1 miles from Darlington to York at an average speed of
61.57mph. The NER. was also well to the fore in the development of
electric traction, not only the Newcastle suburban area, but also
for heavy mineral traffic. Liveries were: engines - Bright Green,
lined black, white and gold, black frames, lined red, green wheels
and outside cylinders. Goods engines were black, lined red, with
large tender numeral (adopted in 1917). Coaches
were lake, yellow and wagons were dark grey.
THE PRESIDENT'S PUZZLE
We have at last managed to drag our President Mr. Geoff Bambrough away from
computers and buffet cars to give us all the benefit of his
mind. He has
submitted the word puzzle below which is bound to test the skill (for at least two
minutes) of all readers. We were going to offer as first
prize, a night out
with Geoff at the prize winners expense second prize was to be two
out with Geoff and so on, We do not really want replies but
anyone who does
take the plunge cannot accuse the committee of not pointing out the
consequences. And now to the puzzle
Below are the
names of 13 diesel locomotives hidden in a letter square. Follow the
letter square by moving horizontally or vertically (not diagonally)
to reveal the loco names. Each letter is used only once except
that the last letter of each name revealed. is the first letter of
the next name. To help the uninitiated the first name is
by observing the above rule the first letter of the next name is O.
C P E L L
H S R E N G E
R E I R O T T A V E P N
A M O N O R L A R E R E
Z A I N A V C Y O H T S
0 L E S Y L O R P U R S
N L N A O S S E S O C O
H I A D F O P R O I N F
C L T A N E
T P G A B
A A A Q U I T R T H I R
S I U T T R A Y M I I
R A N I P A O N C B N T
A M A T E N P S
S U I A
Ps. If any
members report to the committee that they have had difficulty in
solving the above then the committee will reluctantly admit (in
writing) that we have seriously underestimated the dormant genius
that rests within the President's frame.
The winner of
competition number 11 was D. L. Dunwell of Rothwell, Leeds and the
were J. Glossop of Newcastle upon Tyne and M. Davis of North Hykeham,
Answers to the quiz were as follows:-
7-SHERWOOD FORESTER 46112 and B100
8-WESTERN TROOPER D1033
Our quiz master apologizes for a couple of mistakes which appeared
in the last magazine.
Below are ten questions with a Welsh flavour, First prize is i£2
with £1 each to two runners-up. Entries should reach Jon Davis
81,Bowden Wood Crescent, Sheffield 9 before 15th.July 1978.
1-What is the
English name shown on the dual language station signs at Abertawe?
longest under-land tunnel in Wales.
highest summit in Wales.
mileage of the Rhymney Railway was (a) 30 (b) 47
locomotive works of the Ffestiniog Railway (Rheilfford Ffestiniog)
6-On which line
is Sugar Loaf Summit to be found?
7-What is unusual
about the bridge spanning the
(Afon Tywi) at Carmarthen?
8-What was the
previous name of Cardiff Central station?
Class 37 locomotives are to be seen working heavy freight trains In
South Wales. What minerals do these trains convey?
is the junction for- the Pembroke Dock branch?
Class 2800 2-8-0
No's 2807,2859,2861,2874,2885 3802 3803,3814, 3845,3850/5/62
0-6-0PT No's 3612,4612 9629 9682
Class 5100 2-6-2T
No's 4110 4115 94121 v415 6 95 193 5 199
Class 4200 2-8-0T No's 4247:4248 4253 4270 4277:5224,5227
Class 4goo 4-6-0 Hall' No's 4930 Hagley Ha11,4936
4953 Pitchford Hall 4979 Wootton Ha11,5952 Cogan Hall
Ha11,5972 Olton Hall
Class 6959 4-6-0
'Modified Hall' No's 6984 Howsden Hall,
Hall 97927-Willington Hall
Class 4500 2-6-2T
No's 5516 5532 5538,5539,5552
Class 5600 0-6-2T
No's 5668:6634 6686 6695
Class 6000 4-6-0
'King No.6023 King Edward II
Class 7800 4-6-0
'Manor' No's 7802 Bradley Manor 7820 Dinmore Manor
Manor.7828 Odney Manor
Class S15 4-6-0
No's 30499 30825 30828 30830,30847
Class U 2-6-0-
No's 31625 31638
Class WC 4-6-2
No's 34007 Wadebridge, 34010 Sidmouth 34027 Taw Valley
Eddystone,34046 Braunton 34101 Hartland
Class BB 4-6-2
No's 34053 Sir Keith Park 34058 Sir Frederick Pile
Archibald Sinclair 34067 Tangmere
Manston, 34072 257 Squadron,34073 249 Squadron
Class MN 4-6-2
No's 35006 P & o S n Co, o35009 Shaw Savill 35010 Blue Star
Steam Navigation,35018 British India Line
America Line, 35025 Brocklebank Line
35027 Port Line
Class 5MT 2-6-0
Class 4F 0-6-0
Class 5MT 4-6-0
Class 6P5P 4-6-0
Class 2 2-6-0
Class 8F 2-8-0
Class 5 4-6-0
Class 4 4-6-0
Class 4 2-6-0
Class 2 2-6-0
Class 4 2-6-4T
Class 9F 2-10-0
locomotives No's D601 and D6122
NOTES AND NEWS
37095 and 37109 hauled a Chesterfield-Edinburgh excursion, whilst on
29th.April 47222 had charge of a Lincoln-Gloucester special On the
return journey this train was diverted via Worcester-Droitwich,
Regis, and Birmingham New Street due to vandals cutting an electric
cable at Kings Norton causing considerable delay to the train. To
make matters worse 47222 ran out of fuel at Clarborough, east of
Retford and the train was rescued by 31238 sent from Lincoln.
On 6th.May Class
47/6,47601 was seen on an early morning freight at Worksop, as
was56017.On the same day 31004/5/13 were on Stratford MPD, whilst
08232/3/546/54/724 were at work at Temple Mills.
Class 40s working
through York In April included 40016/32/3/62/3/4
40101/20/31/9/55/`63/4/81/4.Also at York on 26th.April were Western
HST power cars 4303617.
A Pennine visit
to Stratford MPD on 13th,May revealed nu4erous locos 08207/32/3/9/62/408/17/40/521/2/7/46/54/863 08269
40152/62 56042 ADB 968000/3 HST 254003
31002/4/5/6/8/13/5/7 110/9/29/33/7/8/48 67/85/79/207/12/55/314/9
On 16th.May Class
40's 40058/75/85 were early morning visitors through Doncaster whilst
on the same day 08133 was the shunter at Spalding and 47010 hauled a
Spalding-Windsor Riverside special.
Rotherwood contained its usual sprinkling of Class 76 "Tommies". Those
noted were 76001/8/11/22/3/30/41/17.
On 20thMay Class
55 55012 "CREPELLO" hauled a "Farewell to the Pullmans on the East
Coast" train from Kings Cross-Leeds. Sister engine
"ALYCIDON" did not perform so commendably that day--It was noted
passing Gamston-over 30 minutes late on the 11-55 Kings
with 40147 piloting.
A Pennine visit
around Doncaster Works on 21st May revealed an
(ten) Class 55 Deltics in for attention, almost half of
fleet. Rumour has it that the fleet is to be renamed after various sections
of the Workshops and all are to be reallocated to
Doncaster (DR). However
we do not know the substance of these rumours.
Locomotives In the Works
50005/11/20/1/9/34/42/6 56o45/6/7 76020 24036/66/80191
On 27th.MaY 37085 hauled a Lincoln-Whitby excursion throughout.
On lst. June one of the temporarily reprieved Class 44 locomotives.
44008 "PENYGHENT" was noted passing Chesterfield with an early
evening freight bound for Tinsley .The locomotive was in good
LONDON MIDLAND REGION
On 15th.April both 56035 and 56043 were noted at Saltley whilst on
29th.April 47086 'COLOSSUS' was on depot.
On 7th.May Class 40s,40023/31 were stabled at Buxton whilst 08283/98
were working In the line sidings at Peak Forest. On 13th.May the
London area was swamped by trains for the Leeds v St. Helens Rugby
League Challenge Cup Final with empty trains being stabled in every
available siding on the Euston and Marylebone line. After the game a
10 minute interval service was operated from Wembley Complex to
On 13th.May silver-roofed 47017 was noted passing West Hampstead
with a special train, whilst on the same day Willesden hosted the
following locos08121/234/680/886/903/4/21/6 37001/5/6/18/21/6/34
87101 25176/251 84008 86005/18 22/4/33/4/218/26/7/47/52.
Named locomotives seen on 13th.May included
On 18th.May locomotives noted at Cricklewood included 08603/199
45120/9/43 46023 47538.
On 29th.May 08624 was the shunter at Blackburn whilst 08832
40024/118 and. class-37s 87012/24 were seen at Preston. On the next day an
unusual sight at Preston was that of single car DMU M55009 which
wascarrying railway personnel.
Several Class 87 locomotives can be seen sporting a DG sticker
adjacent to the shed sticker. The DG indicated driver/guard
On 22nd April 37230/1 were the bankers at Bromsgrove whilst
Gloucester hosted 08214/300/486/796/826,25074,31246/81,37169 and
50033. On the same day Newport Ebbw Junction hosted the
following;08035/118/361/3 58~-,/94/5/634/6/52/78o/6/8o 22
0-1i 22ad April 2 sets of triple headed Class 37s were seen on
freight37301/4/8 and 37298/302/6.On the same day Cardiff Canton
hosted D3255 D3019 08351/4/491/664/850 31147 33013
On 29th,April ex Class 24 RDB 968007 (24061) was seen at Worcester
along with 08497 31260 and 37o45/182/290.
On 13th.May only one Class 50 was noted on Old Oak
Connon,50043.Other locomotives there included o8iog/483/678/779/94
A parcels train was noted passing Reading on 25th.May comprised of
rebuilt vans 85501/4/5 6 12 3,and a further train was comprised
Siphon G's 1003/7/16/7/9/23/46/8. On the same clay 08797 was noted at
whilst noted at Reading were 08799 33104 37018/166 along with named
50013/22/3/6/7/30/5.HST Power Car 254004 (E43063) was also noted.
Noted at Laira on 20th.May were 083 /576/937/45,25155/207 45132
46010/7 47215/491/8 50003/17/38 whilst the next day 08643/840
47082/6 and 50004/17/25/6 were at Penzance. On 23rd.May 08113
25052/207 37142/267 and 50001 were at St. Blazey.
The following locomotives were noted at Eastleigh MPD on
2 /4/5/7/8/1047079/96/185/94/202/90/359 47029,
On the same day noted at Eastleigh Works were D2991 (works
08010/31/318/80/954 09006 33020/2/53/61 73124/9.
4-VEP units 7788-7799 have been converted into 4-VEG with
luggage space to be used on Victoria-Gatwick services and renumbered
Noted at Hither Green on 13th.May were 08375/8/760 09010 73119/21/3,
Seen at Norwood Junction on the same day were 08152/376/84/655 and
For information contained in Notes and News we are indebted to -
Messrs. Angell, Connell, Booth, Davis Richardson Mellors,
Connell, Sanderson and
Information suitable for Inclusion In our next magazine should be
sent to the Magazine Editor.
MURDER ON AWAYDAY EXPRESS
This was the
headline which appeared In the Daily Mail on 27th.May,It referred to
a Doncaster Division excursion run on 25th.May from
Scunthorpe-Windsor Riverside. On the return journey 47219 failed at
Kew on the return journey. The train was hauled to Brent by 33009.
This was replaced by a Class 45 which had enough fuel to reach
Leicester. This was then replaced at Leicester by another locomotive
which itself failed at Syston, necessitating a further engine to be
brought from Leicester. The train carrying 500 ladies passed
Sheffield 160 minutes late.
Train catering on the excursion was provided. by Geoff Bambrough.,
Tony Booth, John Sanderson and Robin Skinner who came in for many
verbal complaints. Passengers even complained of one steward (with
ginger hair) going down the train requesting the return of 2
ashtrays to the buffet car.
Pennine members are now asked to bring their own ashtrays on all
LOCOMOTIVE STOCK ALTERATIONS
08 075-SB. 08 183/478-LN. 08 510,31 24E~/t66937 020142/66,47
312/80-TI 08 514BG. 08 661-CR. 08 056-KY. 08 305, 40
006/47/49/50PO/5, 47 164/79/83/297-HM 08 418, 37 02112, 47
158/62/5/70/2/84-SP. 20 144/5, 31 156/234/324-IM. 47 425-GD 31
125/6/39, 47 410/11/12/13/14-PP. 45 009/10/11-20,47
426/31/57/58/60/61/542/3-YK 47 303/311~TE.
Region. 08 067-SY. 08 536-DY. 08 704-WN. 08 927,08 635, 25 170/95/
25 111Y12/14/16/73-CW. 25 327,47 187/B-BS
40 011/20/55/87/88/99/121/45/63/66-LO,- 45 033-m
25 010/21/204/5, 47 4704.ED. 47 015/120/49/78,ED. 47
25 036/48/57/58/80/206/7-LA. 31 145/70,47 293/495-BR. 47 381-CP
WITHDRAWN/CONDEMMED 08 513. 24 133. 25 077. 27 031. 46 024.
56 043/4 TO.
50144/72184/85-DE. 50199/386/6440-GF. 50192/26o/9042/5/8-ED.
50599/612/7/619o/6207-NL. 50366-sp. 56316-NR.
51901-NH. 51942-AN. 55002-IS. 51530/1800/9544-ED.
50249. 51486/7/91. 56316. 56476/7/8/9.