TRANS PENNINE
THE MAGAZINE OF THE PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY

Issue No. 23 - October 1978

NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE

First of all we offer our congratulations to our President Geoff Bambrough and his wife Lynne on the birth of a son, David Glen, during September.
Prom lst. January 1979 on each visit organised by the Pennine Railway Society there will be a free lottery when the name of each member on the visit will be put into one of our Treasurers hats and the winner of the draw will receive a prize (not the hat).
Members are again asked to send their suggestions for a club motif/ coat of arms to any committee member, We are also rather disappointed at the lack of response to the competitions which appear in Trans Pennine. Remember - there are prizes to be won and anyone who takes time to send In entries must stand a good chance of winning.
We would like to thank Neville, the new landlord at the Masons Arms and his wife Margaret for the buffet they laid on for Pennine members after our quiz with the Peak Railway Society on 4th.October,their first evening In their new job. Don't forget - we hold meetings here on the first Wednesday each month starting at 19.30.
Once again a new year approaches and with a view to this a membership renewal form Is enclosed. We thank each and every one of you for the tremendous support you have given us In 1978,we hope we have managed to give you some pleasure. Once again the renewal fee is unchanged at 75p per person or 1 per family. our fees have never altered since the club was formed In 1975,and each member will again be sent a free diary. We hope you will give us your support again in 1979.
Our Fixtures Secretary is planning a varied list of trips for the first part of 1979 and visits will be detailed In our next magazine which members will receive before Christmas. All members are asked to note that our AGM will be held at the Masons Arms, Market Place, Doncaster at 12-00 on Sunday 7th.January 1979 and all are welcome.

FUTURE EVENTS

Wed, lst. Nov -Social evening at the Masons Arms, Doncaster 19-30. Mr .R. Milnes Great Central Sheffield-Grimsby

Thu. 2nd,Nov -Social evening at Doncaster BRSA Club. First leg of PENNINE SHIELD. Doncaster Railway Circle v SouthYorkshire Railway Photographic Circle v Pennine Railway Society 19-30.

Sat.11th.Nov -North-East by rail. To Include Darlington, Thornaby and Tyne Yard. Meet Doncaster 08-15 returning 17-45.Members 8, Children 4. Non members 50p extra

Tue.14th.Nov -Social evening at the Grapes Hotel, Trippet Lane Sheffield. Second leg of PENNINE SHIELD 19-45.

Sat.25th.Nov -Derby Works 11-00.Meet Siddals Road entrance lo-45. Members 35p,child 20p.gon members 55p child 30p.

Sat. 2nd.Dec -Yorkshire by rail, To include Tinsley, Holbeck (or Neville Hill) York, and National Railway Museum. Meet Rotherham 08.-30.Return to Doncaster at 16-51.

Wed, 6th.Dec -Social evening at the Masons Arms, Doncaster. Final leg of PENNINE SHIELD 19-30

Sat. 9th.Dec -Crewe Works 10-30.Meet 10-15.Members 35p Non members 55p

Tue.12th,Dec -Social evening at Grapes Hotel, Sheffield. Pie and pea supper.

Wed. 3rd,Jan -Social evening at Masons Arms, Doncaster. Members slides 19-30

Sun. 7th.Jan -PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY AGM, Masons Arms, Doncaster 12-00

Tue. 9th.Jan - Social evening at Grapes Hotel Sheffield. Ron Chaplin - Deltic Story 19-45.

ALL BOOKINGS AND REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO ROBIN SKINNER.


LOCOMOTIVE STOCK ALTERATIONS
Eastern Region 
40011/88/121 - HM 08445-ER 08251-TE (ex store) 08008-FH  08339-YK 08775 40009/37/94/114/38/9-GD 47093-TE

37042 99 137 9 31243-MR 47165/291 56031-4 -TI 03160 47169/80-SF 31316 37176-IM

Scottish Region
08402-ScR 08036-ED

Midland Region
40125/79-SP 47074-CD 47344-BS 56036/46/7-TO

Western Region
08840-LA 08491-BR 08895-PZ 37204/5-CF

Fitted with air-brakes
08402/7

Fitted with dual brakes
25035 25173 37038

Locomotive stored
08632

Locomotives withdrawn
03050 08041 20091 24023 84009

Boiler Isolated
31109/302 37026/7/32/40/84/95/105/16 47275

Boiler removed
31315

DMU REALLOCATIONS
50303/21 59114-TS 50174 51235 59060-HA, 51227/34 59080.DE,55000/15-HN,
51985 52006/11/36 59782-HN, 59574-IS 50218 56407-BG 55034-RG (reinstated
50256 56381/92-DN, 50490-BX 50497-NH 50924 51561 51884/92/937 52064
59741/60-AN, 50625 50940 51926/33 52041/9 56213/23-CH
50975/85 51117 56258/67/8-LO  50389 50983 51927 52040 56266-NH, 59540-NL
56062 56362/75-HT 51484 56436-NR,

DMU withdrawn
51882 56430

EMUs withdrawn
61182/4/5/9

DMU renumbered
55035 - ADB 975659 (route learning car)

COACHING STOCK NEWS

Vehicles withdrawn. 1100(RE) 3044 35154 35157 35236

TRANSFERS
To Eastern 1764(RB) 4200 5327 13469 25223
To Western 1812/47(RMB) 5676 25788/9/92 25812/6/27 86803
To Midland 1737(RB) 2515(SLSTP) 5659 86802
To Scottish 12019

COVER PHOTOGRAPH
Our photograph shows a panorama of power at York station featuring GNR Stirling Single
No. 1, NER class M 4-4-0 No.16219, GNR
Atlantic No.251 LNER. class', A4 No.4468 MALLARD9  Deltic 55013
THE BLACK WATCH and Inter-City 125 No.254009.
Photograph is by courtesy of British Rail.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR' SERVICES.
BRB propose to operate the following service over Christmas & New Year 1978/79.
FRI. 22nd. SAT.23rd Dec. - Additional trains to augment existing services.
SUN.24th Dec. Normal Sunday service with some reduced late evening services. No overnight service.
MON.25th Dec. No service except for local Glasgow suburban trains.
TUES 26th Dec. Southern Region- reduced Sunday service.
Other Regions. - Reduced weekday service from about 09.30 increasing in frequency during the late afternoon & evening.
WED. 27th. - FRI 29th Dec.
Weekday service with peak hour reductions. Normal service in Scotland.
SAT.30th Dec. Normal Saturday service.
SUN.11st Dec.
Normal Sunday service with some late evening cancellations. No overnight Anglo-Scottish services.
MON, 1st Jan Scotland - No daytime services except for local Glasgow suburban trains. Overnight Anglo-Scottish services will run.
Southern Region - Sunday service,
Other Regions - reduced level of weekday services starting from about 10-00 and increasing in frequency during late afternoon and evening. No daytime Anglo-Scottish trains will run but there will be a full service of overnight trains.
TUE. 2nd Jan Normal service with additional trains from Scotland to England.

GRIDDLE CAR FOR YORK
A
1960 Mk.1 Griddle Car withdrawn by Scottish Region earlier this year has been sent to the National Railway Museum. The car, Sc11009 has been refurbished and restored In maroon livery by Glasgow Works and will be the first coach built after nationalisation to be placed in the museum. It may be utilised on excursion trains.

LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER RAILWAY
For the first time since 1844 steam passenger trains will run Into Liverpool Road station, Manchester In 1980. As part of the 150th. anniversary celebrations of the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway the station will be restored. At a meeting of Greater Manchester's Art & Recreation Committee It was stated that it was intended that the station opened In 1830 as the first passenger station in the World should look as much as possible like Its original condition by 1980 and that steam locomotives would make a comeback on the Liverpool-Manchester route throughout the summer all that year.

PENNINE BEST DRESSED MAN AWARD
All nominations for this title should reach the Magazine before 15th.November,Past winners have included Mr. Norman Bolland (Lancashire) and Mr. Alan Pett (Yorkshire).
Any other suggested awards will be welcome.

COMPETITION RESULTS
.The Pennine Railway Society Is taking part in an increasing number of competitions. On 4th.October we beat the Peak Railway Society in a quiz at the Masons Arms by 27 to 7.Our team was Robin Skinner, Jon Davis and Geoff Bambrough.
On 5th,October we entered our first General Knowledge competition which is on a league basis held at Mexborough LNER club. We lost our first match against George and Dragon, Swinton by 27 to 15.Our team captained by Tony Booth also included Roger Butcher, Geoff Bambrough, Ian Ashford, Glyn Gossan, John Sanderson and 2 'guests'. Our next match Is on Thursday 2nd.November.
Finally we entered a pool competition at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Rotherham. A total of 24 customers entered. Robin Skinner lost the first match played, Tom Helliwell lost In the next round and at the time of going to press only John Sanderson remains unbeaten and has now reached the last
6 of the competition. He carries with him our best wishes and our money.

Class 40 REPAINTED GREEN
Class 40940106 has been outshopped from Crewe in all over green livery and carries the old British Railways lion and wheel emblem.

MORE NAMERS
Class 45,45130 has been unofficially named "NEWMARKETEER" and carries a nameplate on one side.
The North West Branch of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain has paid for the plates of 86101 (Sir William A. Stanier FRS) and other names allocated by BR are:

86204-CITY OF CARLISLE 86205-CITY OF LANCASTER 862o6-CITY OF STOKE ON TRENT
86207-CITY OF CHESTER 86208-CITY OF LICHFIELD 86209-CITY OF COVENTRY
86210-CITY OF EDINBURGH 86211-CITY OF MILTON KEYNES
86212-PRESTON GUILD 86213-LANCASHIRE WITCH 86214-SANSPAREIL
86215-NOVELTY 86216-METBOR 86217-COMET 86218-PLANET 86219-PHOENIX
86220-COLIATH 86221-YESTA 86222-FURY 86.223-HECTOR 86224-CALEDONIAN
86225-HARDWICKE 86226-xAIL 86227-LADY OF THE LAKE.

DID YOU KNOW
The Congo-Ocean Railway recently placed a new express train in service called "L'ECLAIR" which runs 3 times weekly on the Pointe-Noire to Brazzaville-service.

MAJOR ENGINEERING AT FALKIRK
The main Edinburgh/Glasgow high speed line is closed for 11 weeks to allow major engineering work to be carried out in Falkirk Tunnel just east of Falkirk High Station. Until this work, costing 1/2m. Is completed all services will be diverted via Falkirk Grahamston adding up to
15 minutes on journey time. Departures from Edinburgh will be about 5 minutes EARLIER than normal and departures from Glasgow about 5 minutes later than normal. The speed limit through the tunnel will be raised from 60 to 95mph paving the way for more powerful locomotives and air-conditioned coaches to be introduced next spring.

LAST SEMAPHORE
On 27th.September the last semaphore signal on the East Coast Main Line, Decoy No.2 SB No,48 up main home signal was dismantled. Decoy NO.2 signalbox is close to Doncaster Carr Loco.

UNRULY BEHAVIOUR
Unruly behaviour was noted on 16th.September when 2 specials hauled by Class
76 locos called at Penistone for photographic purposes. So-called enthusiasts were seen flinging doors open and jumping out of the trains before they had come to a halt and then 'swarming' all over the place. Such behaviour gives us all a very bad name.

MORE HST's on ECML
Two additional HST sets were introduced on the East Coast Main Line during October. Services affected are as follows:
From October 2nd.
EWD 11.55 Kings Cross - Aberdeen EWD 09.00 Aberdeen - Kings Cross
From October 8th.
SUN 12.30 Aberdeen - Kings Cross SUN13.00 Kings Cross - Aberdeen

LATE NIGHT FROM BLACKPOOL
The late night return excursion from Blackpool to Newark on Saturday October 14th was 47 minutes late leaving Blackpool for no stated reason. After an engine change at Preston due to shortage of fuel and a further engine change at Healey Mills due to high engine water temperature the train was last seen departing from Doncaster 147 minutes. It is reported that certain Pennine members (Gremlins ! ) were aboard this excursion.

SOUTH YORKSHIRE CORNER
The much publicised VIZZIKWIZ which was held at our September meeting was very successful even though the attendance was somewhat disappointing. There were 13 entrants in the competition which was won by Keith Marshall with Roger Butcher second and Lord Booth of Doncaster fluking his way into third.
Our October meeting was well entertained by a selection of John Sanderson's vast collection of slides all of which he insists he has taken himself. I don't know how old he was when he took the Compounds and Saints etc. and it was curious how the 'Flying Banana' kept creeping into the steam. section.
For our January 9th.meeting we shall be hosts to Ron Chaplin with his Deltic Story and on February 13th. Geoff Lane will be our guest with his excellent slides and on March 13th. we shall be entertained by our friend Iain Waller.
We are still awaiting the appearance of you missing Pennine members come on-rally round to the Grapes Hotel, Trippet Lane, Sheffield.
Jack Davis


THE STEAM PRESERVATION SCENE
by PETER BARSBY

THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

MR. Barsby visited the Severn Valley Railway on the occasion of their enthusiasts weekend on the 9th. and 10th. of September and sends us a report on their locomotives.
On 9th.September GWR 4566 started work with the 10-50 train from Bridgnorth to Bewdley with a Great Western rake of coaches. On the next day 4566 worked the 10-50 to Bridgnorth with the Bulmer's Pullman train, Other locomotives In steam were 6960 RAVENINGHAM HALL, 64439 47383, 6o0 GORDON, 45110 R.A.F. BIGGIN HILL, 8233, 7819 HINTON MANOR, 80079, 193, and 70000 BRITANNIA.
The J94 No.193 was working a freight train from Bewdley to Highley and was looking in good condition.
70000 BRITANNIA was working all trains from Bewdley to Foley Park after many years of extensive restoration work. BRITANNIA looked and sounded immaculate but alas there is still more work to be done on tender stales, firebox repairs and the Inspection to a weld on the firebox. This work Is expected to take between 18 months and 2 years,

45000
.After arriving from Preston Park has undergone an initial Inspection and work will now start on restoration which will take a few years

46521
.Early In the season this loco received minor repairs but still needs attention and awaits Its turn in the shed.

4930
Work on HAGLEY HALL is progressing slowly and it Is hoped It will return to traffic slowly. Work has been concentrated on boiler repairs, wheels, axles and the tender.

4141
One wheel is in the workshop being turned but much more work Is needed on the loco and this may take some years.

3442
THE GREAT MARQUESS
is stored In the P.Way sidings at Arley station awaiting major overhaul. At present the engine is painted purple

3205
Work has started, with wheels and frames completed and as more parts are repaired they are returning to the frames and slowly 3205 is looking
like a steam engine again.

7714 and 43106
Work has started but both require major overhauls.


78012.75069.1501
These are stored at Bridgnorth awaiting major overhauls.

7812
After many years of hard work ERLESTOKE MANOR is nearing completion. It has received a coat of paint, there are a few minor items remaining to be done and cab fittings need replacing but the engine could be in steam by the end of next year.

813.9303,42
968,5164. 5764, WARWICKSHIRE, MARY, DM319290, No.4, LADY ARMAGHDALE
All
the above are awaiting overhaul

2857
This loco Is stored at Bewdley where restoration is well under way and most of the heavy repairs have been done. The boiler is being retubed and cab fittings have yet to be replaced.

Locos due at the Severn Valley
GWR Pannier tank 3612 has been purchased from Woodham's but it will not see service on the railway. It has been bought for cannibalisation. The wheels will be given to 5764 whilst the boiler will be used for spares for 5764 and 7714.
Western hydraulics D1013 WESTERN RANGER and D1062 WESTERN COURIER have received wheel repairs at Cardiff Canton but these two diesels will by now have arrived.
In the next edition of Trans Pennine Mr. Barsby will provide details of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society at Falkirk.

COMPETITION NUMBER12
The winner was Mr. Gee of Sheffield and the runners up were M. D. Turner of Harrogate and Mr. N. E. Wright of Doncaster. Answers to the quiz were
1-STOP        
2-START        
3-SET BACK         
3-3 -GUARD REQUIRED BY DRIVER
4-SLOW DOWN WHEN PROPELLING
5-DRIVER OR GUARD LEAVING TRAIN IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES
6-DRAW UP
7-CORRECT VACUUM INDICATED IN REAR GUARDS COMPARTMENT DURING TEST
9-DRIVER TO STOP AT FIRST AVAILABLE TELEPHONE AND REQUEST POLICE
ASSISTANCE

One of our members, Mr. S. W. Barnes of Loughton In Essex questioned whether we should be publishing details of DMU bell codes since these are to be found In the BR General Appendix which, of course, is marked Private and not for publication'.
Mag. Editor - 'On the subject of bell codes I think Mr. Barnes Is making a -mountain out of a mole hill. Anyone who has sat on the front seat of a Western Region DMU will have noticed a sign displaying this information in the drivers cab and these signs are now appearing In other DMUs feel this information is readily available without having to refer to private documents, This Society would not be so foolish to publish truly confidential information.'
The Magazine Editor thanks Mr. Barnes for his entry but regrets he was unsuccessful in winning a prize.

COMPETITION No.14
First prize is 2 with two runners-up prizes of 1 each. Entries to reach Jon Davis 81 Bowden Wood Crescent, Sheffield 9 by 15th.November.
Below are listed 15 loco sheds. Can you name the town or city associated with each?
1-HOLBECK
2-STARBECK
 3-FERRYHILL
4-LEES
5-DUFFRYN YARD
6-CHART LEACON
7-CORKERHILL
8-BRANKSOME
9-CANKLOW
10-ST.PHILIPS MARSH
11-STAFFORD ROAD
12-MILLHOUSES
13-FRATTON
14-GORTON
15-NEW ENGLAND

NOTES AND NEWS

Eastern Region

Locomotives noted in the North East on 6th.August Included 08176/562 at Consett,08148/254/671,03059,31220/39/84/6/7 at Tyne Yard
08370 at Low Fell and at Gateshead were 03064 /107 08001/54/147/445, 08512/708,37913i'70/265940038/75/85/6/116/24045015,46034/6,47169/221/88/404  47418/23/64/519/22.
Class 03s in evidence on 28th.August were 03080 at Darlington: 03066/78/107 at Newcastle Central and 03061 was at Berwick.
On 10th.September 03089 was station pilot at Bradford Metro Interchange.
On 3rd,September green liveried 08531 was station pilot at Liverpool Street whilst silver roofed 47160 and 312o6/313 and 37052 were also noted,
On the same day shunter at Spalding was 08133 whilst Doncaster hosted 56002/6/7.
On 2nd.September the down Cornishman ran out of fuel between Sheepbridge and Dronfield hauled by 46016.Class 45, 45104 was sent from Sheffield to assist. The train arrived In Sheffield 49 minutes late and left 62 minutes late behind 40084,On 7th.September a most unusual sight at Sheffield was 44009 heading south light engine.
On 12th.September there was a complete power failure at Peterborough at 1810.The line from Sandy to Stoke was hit and the train affected most seriously was the 17-04 Kings Cross-Harrogate which reached Doncaster at 23-30,255 minutes late.
Towards the end of September the 16-05 Nottingham-Carlisle produced some amazing power. The loco works as far as Leeds and returns with the 20-56 to Nottingham. On 21st,31244 had charge, 25th-20172/192926th-37090,28th-40151, 29th.20040/087.
On 30th.September 37051 entered Sheffield with the 07-28 from Harwich.
The demise of Filey continues with the news that Royal Oak North and South signal boxes have been closed and Filey Holiday Camp box has been demolished.
on 6th.October D1048 was seen passing through Rotherham Masborough hauled dead by a Class 31.The Western was en route to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, whilst on the 9th.October Claytofts 8521 and 8598 were noted at Rotherham, thought to be en route from Derby to Glasgow for cutting up.
A most unusual special was organised by Sheffield Division on 7th. October with 37037 hauling the train from Mexborough to Rotherwood, l3003 to Tinsley,76010/23 to Guide Bridge and 40015/20 to Sheffield via York.
On 8th.October exhibits at Barrow Hill Open Day were 56001.55012,47168. 37129,76053,20212,31252908509,03129 and 03189 which gave rides.
On 20th.October 31272 hauled the 18-45 Birmingham New Street-Leeds Motor Show special.

Midland Region,
76s noted on Reddish on 6th.August were 76o02/4/9/15/ 16/22/4/30/4/6/9/40/3/6/8/50/2/4/5/6/7 whilst 76o13/4/23/6/8/32/3/5/8 47 were on Guide Bridge. Shunters on Newton Heath that day were 08016/84/475
08675/6 and Longsight hosted 08599/82o/91/9o6/15.
Class 56, 56036 has been seen displaying large white BR double arrow insignia in the centre of its bodysides ,large numerals, silver roof, brown underframe, black cab window frames and cab side painted yellow.
On 7th.October noted on Willesden were 87003/11/6/22/9/34 and 81004/7/14 and 08121/235/886/903/21/6/34.
Class 40s on Crewe Works on 15th.october were 40010/23/7/41/4/8/55/70/73/6/86/9/110/9/24/7/53/61/7/8 72/4/81.
Also present were 20033/69/81/162/5/82
81013/82001/7,83011/2, 85003/6/21/2/39, 86013/29/207/39,87023/5,
08132/382/469 along with a whole host of Class 47s-47016/4 61/70/102/14/25/44/63/741/83/201/14/30/49/56/8/321/2/ 33/7/47/61/80/4037/10/11/3/5/6/
24/6/35/45/56/7/73/93/504/7/11/4/7/8/26/33 4760
l

Southern Region
Withdrawn Class 715 71002/7/8 have moved to Swindon, possibly for cutting up.71004/13/4 are still at Hither Green,71010/1 at Stewarts Lane and 71003 at Chart Leacon.73111 was still inside Slade Green Works on 23rd. September gas were 08378/600 and 33043/6. 09011 was noted at Shepherds Well on 24th.September and 08830 09013/9 were at Dover Marine. Shunters at Southampton Docks on 23rd,September were 08323 and 08933.

Western Region
Locomotives on Swindon Works on 16th.August were: 1001/11/5/22/33/4/48/56/8/65/70/1 1009/12/21/5/8/41 24079/84/5/134
03120/59 08023/293/262/306/30/62/5/90/40 99/508/18/79/836/80/808/19 818 821 7029.
It is now reported that Class 71s are on their way to Cashmore's at Newport for cutting up and 71002/5/6 have arrived.
An unusual sight at Paddington on 3rd.September was 20156/175 hauling a Lea Valley Railway Club special to Newport.