TRANS PENNINE

The Magazine of the Pennine Railway Society

 
No.32 - June 1980

NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE

At a recent Committee Meeting it was decided to appoint Tony Caddick of Mexborough and Peter Barsby of Doncaster, as Stewards to assist in the running of Society visits and other functions. These positions are, of course, subject to ratification at the next AGM.
Due to the late running of the previous "Trans-Pennine", the closing date of Competition Number 21was waved and all submitted entries judged.
The first edition of the Platform Five Publications "Multiple Unit Pocket Book" (retail price 60p) is now available to Pennine members at the reduced rate of 50p, from Tony Booth. This book contains details, allocations and formations of BR. Diesel-Mechanical/Hydraulic/ Electric units; BR AC./DC Electric units; Preserved ex. BR units; Blackpool Trams; Greater Glasgow PTE underground stock; Isle of Man Electric/Diesel units; and Tyne & Wear Metro cars.

COVER PHOTOGRAPH

Ex. works "Hoover" No.50 027 "Lion", stands in platform 8,at Sheffield Midland with the 1V93 09.50 Edinburgh Waverley - Plymouth North Road on Thursday,13th.March,1980.
This locomotive is now fitted with modified headcode panels, but does not carry the central headlights fitted to some members of this class at Doncaster Plant recently.
Photograph by "Lytham St. Annes".

GOOD GRUB GUIDE

Third selection is:
"The Chef's Hat, ,Praed St. City of Westminster,W2.(Near Paddington station).
Serves a wide range of English dishes and also provides a take-away service.
Directions: Leave Paddington by the "Arrivals Side" entrance and turn left into Praed St. "The Chef's Hat is the third shop past Boots, on the right-hand side.

HOW TO CONFUSE PASSENGERS - THE BRITISH RAIL,WAY

As a random sample of the new pocket timetables, which came into force on 12th.May 1980, the Lincoln/Cleethorpes - Retford - Sheffield "PAYTRAIN GUIDE' was taken and scrutinised for mistakes. The following blunder came to light:
Here is an extract from the leaflet showing the Sundays Only 0946 Woodhouse-Cleethorpes
Times Shown In Leaflet                                                           Actual Times
Woodhouse d.09.46                                                                   Woodhouse d.09.46
Kiverton Bridge d.09.53                                                              Kiveton Bridge d.09.53
Kiverton Park                                                                               Kiveton Park
Shireoaks                                                                                    Shireoaks
Worksop                                                                                     Worksop d.10.03
Retford a.10.03                                                                          Retford a.10.23
Retford d.10.23                                                                         Retford d.10.24
Gainsborough Lea Road d.10.24                                            Gainsborough Central a.10.41
Gainsborough Central d.10.41
(the train then continues forward
arriving in Cleethorpes at 11.51).

The miss-spelling of Kiveton apart, from making the leaflet appear amateur isn't too important, but the arrival and departure times are a real disaster and will cause all-sorts of trouble for un-suspecting passengers.
Why, you may ask, don't an organization on the scale of BR take the trouble to have their publicity material proof-read and so avoid all this wrong information?
*The views or comments published herein are not necessarily the views of the Pennine Railway Society,or it's Committee.


END OF THE LINE FOR CORBY

The pending closure of the British Steel Corporation's Gretton Brook Works, near the "New Town" of Corby, in Northamptonshire, has brought. to an end the operation of one of Britain's largest industrial railway systems.
The former Stewarts & Lloyds has a large fleet of diesel locomotives, including over twenty ex. British Railways Class 14,0-6-0 diesel hydraulic type l's. The fate of these locomotives is unknown.

GLASGOW'S NEW UNDERGROUND

The Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive opened it's new-look, modernised underground railway, on Wednesday,16th.April,1980.
Thirty three cars built by Metropolitan-Cammell, between 1977 and 1979, run in pairs on the 4' 02 gauge circular system, powered from a 600v direct current third-rail. Each car seats 36 passengers and has a driving cab at one end, they are painted in orange livery with a broad white waistband. They are numbered 101 to 133.
Trains run in two single bore tunnels, which open-out into one large tunnel at stations and at the junction giving access to Broomloan Depot in the Govan area of the City. The trains run at six minute intervals between 06.30 and 19.30,Mondays to Saturdays. There is no Sunday service.
The fare per single journey is 20p for adults and 10p for children, irrespective of the distance travelled. Tickets are of the electronic coded 
type (yellow face, brown reverse) which are inserted in an "entry gate" to release a turnstile.
Interchange with British Railways is effected at Buchanan St. (BR Queen St.) and a new station at Partick. 
The service is designated "Inner Circle" or "Outer Circle" depending on the direction of travel.
One of the old Victorian "Subway" cars has been restored to it's original condition and is mounted on a wall in the entrance-hall of Buchanan St. station.

BOOK REVIEW
"To The Last Drop"
- Passenger Train Locomotive Workings - Itineraries for Travel.
1980 Edition. Price 75p.  Compiled by E. Lund 53,Hipley Close, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
This booklet which has been produced in response to many requests for details of loco. workings on passenger trains is in two parts, a front portion and a rear portion.
The front portion is a summary of passenger trains worked by each class of loco. in service with BR but is not, nor is it intended to be, an exhaustive study. Special emphasis is given to Summer Saturday trains, which in many cases involve engines normally confined to freight duties. Observations of past workings, together with other information received from a multitude of enthusiasts, have been combined to produce the guidance contained in this booklet, but it must be remembered that loco. programmes are being continually updated.
The rear portion is a series of itineraries which indicate some 6f the opportunities available to people wishing to travel behind what axe normally freight locomotives.
It is not the intention of this booklet to detail the workings of locos found on main line passenger work throughout the year (ie. Classes  45, 46,47.50,55,86,87) to do so would require a volume of inordinate size and expense.
The book itself is well produced and bound in an attractive cover depicting a pair of Class 2 diesels,on a Derby Midland - Yarmouth Vauxhall train.
Copies are available from Tony Booth at a reduced members' rate.

LOCOMOTIVE STOCK ALTERATIONS by courtesy of Platform Five Publications

Locomotives Withdrawn
03 056; 06 006; 08 014/16/46/81; 25 008/92/102/204; 27 043; 31 015/17; 40 142; 97 802;

Locomotives Renumbered 
47 028 = 47 559; 47 031 = 47 56o; 47 034 = 47 561; 47 o38 = 47 564; 47 o43 - 47 566; 47 044 = 47 567; 47 047 = 47 569; 47 176 = 47 576; 47 167 = 47 580; 47 172 = 47 583; 86 020/1/2/3/4/5/7/8/9 = 86 320/1/2/3A/5/7/8/9;

New Locomotives
56079/9 TI;

Locomotives Reallocated
08 164 GD; 08 199 BU; 08 238 NA; 08 279 ED; 08 289 NH; 08 322 NA; 08 405 KY; 08 410 SW; 08 465 BU; 08 638 NA; 08 644 PZ; 08 645 CF; 08 795 NA; 08 882 ML; 08 895 LA; 08 896 MG; 20 009 IM; 20 028 TI; 20 029 TI; 20 031 TI; 20 076 IM; 20 093 TI; 20 095 TI; 20 144 IM; 20 145 IM; 20 152 HA; 20 1~4 IM; 20 156 HA; 20 175 HA; 25 006 HA; 25 007 HA; 25 093 CW; 25 143 TO; 25 148 KD; 25 157 SP; 25 186 KD; 25 192 SP; 25 195 SP; 25 212 BS 27 021 IS; 27 110 ED; 31 105 IM; 31 106 IM; 31 107 IM; 31 111 Im; 31 115 SF; 31 116 YK; 31 118 BR; 31 123 BR; 31 131 BR; 31 144 IM; 31 146 IM; 31 149 YK; 31 155 YK; 31 160 SF;  31164 SF; 31 168 YK; 31 169 SF; 31 186 YK; 31 201 TE; 31 215 GD; 31 231 BR; 31 237 GD; 31 253 SF; 31 264 TI; 31 276 TE; 31 284 TE; 31 301 TE; 31 312 TI; 31 316 TI; 31 4M YK.; 31 409 FP; 31 414 OC; 31 416 OC; 37 027 ED; 37 031 GD; 37 043 ED; 37 095 GD; 37 096 GD; 37 103 SF; 37 112 GD then ED; 37 121 SF; 37 138 BR; 37 141 TE; 37 148 ML; 37 152 ML; 37 158 BR; 37 159 BR; 37 231 BR; 37 233 BR; 37 241 BR; 37 245 SF; 37 246 SF; 37 283 SF; 37 294 LE; 40 002 HA; 40 014 LO; 40 020 KD; 40 022 LO; 40 047 HM; 40 069 HM; 40 076 LO; 40 078 HM; 40 079 LO; 40 080 HM; 40 081 HM; 40 083 HM; 40 155 SP; 40 194 HA; 40 195 GD; 40 196 GD; 40 197 GD; 47 009 FP; 47 010 FP; 47 011 FP; 47 040 ED; 47 048 ED; 47 095 BR; 47 179 SF; 47 210 ED; 47 292 SF; 47 296 SF; 47 297 IM; 47 301 TI; 47 302 TI; 47 304 TI; 47 307 TI; 47 309 TI; 47 310 TI; 47 317 CF; 47 318 CF; 47 319 TI; 47 324 CF; 47 325 CD; 47 327 BR; 47 362 TE; 47 371 TI; 47 372 TI; 47 374 TI; 47 375 TI; 47 376 IM; 47 421 YK; 47 422 YK; 47 423 YK; 47 424 IS; 47 465 TO; 47 543 TO; 47 552 TO; 47 562 ED; 47 563 ED; 47 566 SF; 47 576 SF; 50 036 OC; 56 021 HM; 56 022 HM; 56 023 HM; 56 024 HM; 56 025 HM; 56 026 HM; 56 027 HM; 56 028 HM; 56 029 HM; 56 030 HM; 56 031 HM; 56 032 HM; 56 034 HM; 56 073 HM; 56 074 HM;

Locomotives Stored
26 013 (at Crewe Works); 76 031/32/6/8/9/41/51/3 (at Reddish);

Locomotives Named
86233 Laurence Olivier; 97 201 Experiment;

Correction to Previous List 47037 is renumbered 47 563;


THE AXE FALLS AGAIN

The thirteen mile line from Llantarnam Junction on the Newport - Hereford line to Furnace sidings, Blaenavon was closed from 3rd.May,following cessation of coal output at Blaenavon Colliery.
British Rail's suicide bid was carried a step further in May with the proposals to close three passenger services:
Huddersfield - Clayton West (this service is still reduced by "the fuel shortage");
Sheffield - Penistone (part of the Trans-Pennine Motorway plot?);
Glasgow - Kilmacolm;

A BIG THANK YOU

To the small band of helpers who manned our stall at "Tinsley Open Day" ,including "lvan" Caddick, who sold an oil can to Mr. Ray Buckton!
 

REMEMBER THE FUEL SHORTAGE ? - NOW THERE'S A WHEEL SHORTAGE !

After the fuel shortage (for which trains are still being cancelled on the Eastern Region) BR Scottish Region have temporarily retimed the 08.14 Gourock - Glasgow Central to depart at 08.17 "due to a shortage of steel for rolling stock wheels caused by the BSC Strike".
A BR spokesman (!) said that some trains were out of service because of the wheel shortage.
Just how the situation is affected by the three minute delay to this departure remains a mystery'

 IT'S A TWIST-UP

You may have seen a leaflet at your local station which proclaims: "Win a. share of 500,000 miles of free Rail Travel - when you have your films processed at W. H. SMITH".
Now read the small - print: "The value of the vouchers will be calculated on the basis of 4p per mile............ It is impossible to travel by rail at 4p per mile anywhere on the BR system, outside the area covered by-South Yorkshire PTE.!

LANDORE OPEN DAY

Landore MPD Swansea is being opened to the public on Saturday,30th.August. Admission will be 70p for adults and 50p for children and will include travel between Swansea High Street station and the shed by a DMU. shuttle service.

RELIGIOUS SERVICE

For the recent enthronement of the 103rd.Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Robert Runcie, a special train ran from Victoria to Canterbury carrying 58 bishops and 300 archdeacons, rectors, vicars and priests.
The locomotive employed was 73 142 (the Royal loco.). Manna from heaven was supplied by Travellers Fare in the shape of steak & kidney pies and a cheese board.

SAVE OUR BUFFETS

Commuters on the Hastings line say they can put up with unpunctual, uncomfortable trains, but feel shattered by BR proposals to close the buffets on the trains and have formed an action committee to fight to "keep our commuter trains wet". Their slogan is S.O.B. - Save Our Buffets.

(AL6 RE-NUMBERING

Ten class 86 0 Bo-Bos,Nos.86 020 to 86 029,are being equipped experimentally with S.A.B. resilient wheels (as fitted to 86/2s and 87s) to lessen punishment inflicted on the track when running at high speed and are being re-classified 86/3. If the experiment is a success the remainder of the sub-class will be modified and renumbered similarly.

CENTENARY SOUVENIR

Members of the footplate craft union ASLEF have been presented with a superbly produced book commemorating the Society's 100th.birthday.
The book "ASLEF1880 - 1980, A hundred years of the Locoman's Trade Union!' by Brian Murphy and Adrian Field, with preface by the Right Hon. James Callaghan PC MP, contains 64 pages covering the history of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers & Firemen, illustrated with many unique photographs of railways and the men who have played their part in keeping them running.

COMPETITION No.21 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE NAMES
Prize-winners were: 1st:.
P.Hall,Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire;
2nd.I.Shenton,Rothwell,Leeds;
3rd.D.J.Glossop,Sheffield;

The answers were as follows:
1. Three (AMAZON; Severn; Thames).
2. Broad Street Sation,London..
3. They wore all named after warships which took part in the Battle of the River Plate.
4. THIRD EAST ANGLIAN REGIMENT
5. 13 003 "Alpha;13 001 "Bravo";13 002 "Charlie";10. 45 022 "LYTHAM ST.ANNES"6. "IVERNIA".
7. "WESTERN LEGIONNAIRE"
8. 55 009 "ALYCIDON"
9. 50 011 "Centurion"

COMPETITION No.22 LMS SHED CODES (post war)

Below are listed sixteen London, Midland & Scottish Railway depot allocation codes 
and sixteen depots. - Can you match them up?
First prize 3.00;Second prize 2.00;Third prize 1.00;
Entries should reach the Magazine Editor before 31st.July,1980.

A. 2D.  B. 3A.  C. 7A.  D. 8A.  E. 11D. F. 13A.
G. 13B. H. 15B. I. 17D. J. 19B. K. 22E. L. 25G.
M. 26B. N. 30A. O. 31D. P. 32A.
1. Agecroft
2. Bescot
3. Corkerhill
4. Devon's Road
5. Edge Hill
6. Farnley Junction 
7. Grangemouth
8. Highbridge
9. Inverness
10.Kettering
11.Llandudno Junction
12.Millhouses
13.Nuneaton
14.Oxenholme
15.Plaistow
16.Rowsley


JUNIOR COMPETITION Set by Andrew C. Skelton (age 12 1/2.

Open to members under the age of 15 years.
The best three entries will each receive a free copy of the new Motive Power Pocket
Book - Sixth Edition.
Entries should reach the Magazine Editor before 31st.July 1980.

1. What are the numbers of Class 08s "Ashbury&' and "Longsight" ?

2. How many "Western" Class 52s were in BR stock during 1977 ?

3. How many Class 56's were built in Romania ?

Js. What are the three numbers previously carried by 47 901 ?

S. In which year were the Class 07 Ruston & Hornsby 0-6-0 shunters introduced ?

6. What was the remaining Class 05s previous number ?

7. How many Class 24s were in BR stock during 1977 ?

8. Name Class 44s Nos. 44 004;44 005;44 010;

9. What is the only named Class 46 ?

10. How many Class 11's were purchased from BR for industrial use ?
 

OBSERVERS' NEWS

 EASTERN REGION
Empty Royal Train stock from Thirsk to Wolverton was worked by 47 522 in resplendent condition, on 25th.June.
Also on 25th.June,40 028 "SAMARIA" worked the 13.28 Nunnery - Longsight ECS). and 25297 hauled the 11.02 Dewsbury, Railway Street - Earles Sidings cement empties.
The following were in attendance at Knottingley Open Day on 5th.May: 08 056/64/309; 20 008; 31 142; 37 105; 40 106; 47 179/272/7/92/301/2/4/8/73/4/6; 55 002; 56 021/74;
At Tinsley Open Day, on 15th.June,members of classes 03; 08; 13; 20; 25; 31; 37; 45; 46; 47; 55; 56; 76; were on display as well as a HST. formation to ex. Midland Railway steam locomotives and two industrial tank engines from the Sheffield area. The event attracted more than 25,000 visitors from all-over Britain.
The following were noted at Rotherwood during the evening of 24th.June: At 20.32 the Bolton - Peterborough parcels arrived behind 76 028 (and was taken forward by 31 179 at 22.07); 76 010/30 worked light onto the stabling point and hectic diesel activity brought 20 001/623;47 241;20 046/105;56 011 into the area; At 22.10 Trafford Park - Parkestone Quay (consisting of five vans) arrived behind 76 011/29.
On 28th.June the following were noted at Stratford MPD.: 08494/930/231/554/264/957/262/408/418/417/422/715/521/698/241/239/48z/498; 31 006/8/202/138/199/212/015/7/190/169/164/019/008/137/19,3/004/126/25~/133/148/151/234/269/291/ 125/403; and various Class37s and 47s plus 03 160/1/8; 96801406 023/67;
The Gunness banker on 19th.April was 20031,whilst 20 028/9 were turned-out by Immingham to work an enthusiasts special.

LONDON MIDLAND REGION
47 581 "Great Eastern" passed light engine through Stoke on Trent station, on 22nd May, en-route to Rainhill, looking "spick and span" in the usual Stratford tradition!
Present at Tyseley MPD. on 17th.May were: 08 134/790/928; 20045; 25 184/97/327; 45 033/68; 47 336/537;
Numerous "Roarers" were noted at Preston on 7th.June,including: 81 004/7/19; 82 003/7/8; 83 006/14; also noted were 86 322 and 87 002 "Royal Sovereign" hauling Royal Train ECS.
40 109 called at Bolton Trinity Street with the 13.20 Glasgow - Manchester on 31st.May.
On 29th.June,20 048/192 were noted passing Nether field & Colwick, with the 08.25 Burton on Trent - Skegness.
AL3 No.83 013 worked the 15.48 Birmingham International - Liverpool Lime St. through Tipton on 1st.July.
Passenger services in the second city were reduced to chaos, by a collision between a Class 47/3 locomotive and a multiple unit at Birmingham New Street on 5th.July.

SCOTTISH REGION

A rare sight in the City of Elgin on 30th.May,.was Springs Branch "boxed" Class 40 No. 40 128,working the 07.35 Aberdeen - Inverness.
Immingham "Duff" No. 47 542 arrived in Edinburgh Waverley with a Lincoln - Stirling excursion on 17th.May and was replaced by 45 110 of Toton!
BRCW type 2 No. 27 016 has been noted in Perth on several occasions recently. This machine in usually confined to the Fort William - Mallaig line.
40032 "EMPRESS OF CANADA' was holidaying in Inverness-shire during May!
On 30th.May the 17.48 Oban - Glasgow hauled by 27 001/9,coveyed the lounge car and a first class saloon for the use of International railway officials who boarded the train at Arrochar & Tarbert.

SOUTHERN REGION

Tinsley "Duff' No.47 374 performed on many passenger trains during the month of June.
The superb Class 50s are putting-up some fine displays of high speed running between London and Basingstoke since taking charge of the Waterloo - Exeter expresses in May.
A large proportion of the loco hauled commuter trains on the East Grinstead line are now in the hands of Hither Green Class33s.

WESTERN REGION

On 14thApril the previous nights-21.53 Leeds - Plymouth was replaced by a DMU. from Birmingham New St. to Bristol Temple Meads and by 45 009 and three bogies from Temple Meads to Plymouth North Rd.
On 18th.April the 21.35 Penzance - Paddington surged out of Redruth behind 50 032
 "Courageous" and 50 035 "Ark Royal".