No.60 - Summer 1987
NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE
Welcome to the June edition of 'Trans Pennine'. If long days, and
hopefully warm ones, tempt you out and about, remember to take lots
of slides for the competition which will be coming up in the Autumn.
Slide shows continue to remain at a high standard and a full
programme has been planned for the rest of the year. Robin Skinner
is beginning to put together a programme for early 1988 and if
anyone wishes to present a show, or knows anyone who may have an
'undiscovered' slide or film collection, please let Robin know.
Finally a plea - in July we are having a sales stand at Sandtoft
Open Day and if anyone has any books or railwayana which they wish
to donate please contact any committee member.
Welcome to the Summer edition of 'Trans Pennine'. The advent of the
Summer Timetable will by now be getting over its teething problems
and all those fortunate passengers travelling across the Pennines
from one side of the country to the other will be enjoying their
epic journeys on the revolutionary "Sprinters". Local enthusiasts
will be getting used to the absence of semaphore signals in Devon
and hopefully the scene at Newton Abbott, which in May resembled
Hiroshima, will have been tidied up somewhat. Still, that's
THREE VISITS TO THE LICKEY
by Paul Slater
The Lickey incline was one of the best-known and most photogenic
locations on the old Midland Railway network. I was fascinated when
I read about it in railway books and magazines during my schooldays,
and I looked forward to visiting it one day.
Eventually, I made three day-trips to the Lickey to watch and
photograph train operations on the 1 in 37 incline which, unusually
steep for a main line, necessitated lavish use of banking engines
and meant that the locomotives of all ascending trains were working
My first visit to the Lickey was in 1960, the second in 1963 and the
third in 1964. The first two meant a long journey from my parent's
home in Northamptonshire, but for the third trip I started from
Coventry, where I was staying with relatives while my parents were
abroad; this shortened the distance considerably, and resulted in my
being able to spend longer by the lineside.
For my first visit I stayed on Bromsgrove Station, at the foot of
the incline, but on the second trip I chose Blackwell, at the top
and on the third excursion I took up position in a lineside field
half-way up the gradient, so on my three visits I was able to enjoy
a variety of viewpoints.
Train operation was entirely by steam on my first visit, but on the
other two, diesels as well as steam locomotives were being used.
This gave rise to some odd combinations: a passenger train hauled by
class 5 4-6-0 no. 44660 and banked by class 37 no. D6922, a freight
hauled by a Hymek class 35 and banked by a "94XX" 0-6-0PT, and D6922
banking a goods hauled by an 8F 2-8-0. It must have been a rare
occurrence for a steam locomotive to make the ascent on a goods
train unassisted, but in 1964 I saw a 9F 2-10-0 climbing unaided
with just 12 wagons. Steam motive power at the head end of trains
was entirely LMR and BR, apart from a WR "Grange" 4-6-0 which I saw
on a descending freight in 1964.
I went to the Lickey too late to see 0-10-0 no. 58100 and LMR
0-6-0 tanks at work, and the steam bankers in use at the time of my
visits comprised 2-10-0 no. 92079 and several WR pannier-tanks.
In the early 1960s I was not a very experienced or skilful railway
photographer, but I managed to photograph a fair selection of train
workings on my three visits to the Lickey, and I am reasonably
satisfied with the results I got. The "one that got away" was
definitely an old Midland 3F 0-6-0 labouring up the bank with over
40 wagons in tow, banked by a pair of pannier tanks, in 1960; I
photographed the 3F shunting at Bromsgrove, but would dearly like to
have observed it from Blackwell or midway up the incline, as by the
time the bankers were a few hundred yards beyond Bromsgrove station
the train was down to a crawl.
My best shot at Bromsgrove was "Patriot" 4-6-0 no. 45509 "The
Derbyshire Yeomanry" re-starting the "Pines Express", having stopped
to take on 92079 and an 0-6-OPT as bankers, and my best at Blackwell
was 92079 blasting up the last few yards of the incline at the rear
of a freight. The last Lickey shot I took, in 1964, a 9F half-way up
the bank with a goods train, assisted behind by a pannier-tank, is
my favourite one of all.
THREE TO THE SEA TO BRIGHTON
Saturday 2nd May 1987 saw intrepid Pennine members board the Class
20 locomotive society excursion from Sheffield to Brighton. The
train was triple - headed hauled by 20s Nos. 20064 and 20030
resplendent in green livery and a credit to staff at Tinsley Depot,
and Railfreight Liveried 20118.
The train departed at 09.24, but a late ruling by BR prevented a run
via the "Old Road" to Chesterfield due to "Operational Problems",
and instead the "New Line" via Dore was taken. This change of plan
came too late to prevent our friend Peter Wesley, Pennine
Entertainments Officer (Mexborough Branch) from driving to Beighton,
on the Old Road, to photograph the train. When this change of route
became known to us there were anguished cries of "SHAME" followed by
a noise which must have been caused by the lobbing into the back of
a canister of laughing gas.
As we headed south in driving snow and hail, our thoughts were with
Mr. Wesley, waiting in vain, getting soaked in Beighton.
Our journey took us up the Midland Main Line to Brent Jun, and
across London via Bollo (Bello?) Lane Junction and Barnes, to
Clapham Junction, and taking the line to Gatwick via Brixton and
Crystal Palace. To pass the time there was a suggestion to run a
sweep on the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. This suggestion met with the
approval of all our party including the Pennine's Religious Adviser
Reverend Andrew J. Watts (Balby Parish) who hoped to draw Bellotto,
owned by his distant relation Mr Khaled Abdulla, but unfortunately
picked Most Welcome. The Reverend now doubts whether there is a God
above since Most Welcome was disqualified from third place, costing
We journeyed onwards through the eloquently named Hassocks, arriving
at Preston Park at 14.36, where the 20's were removed to take fuel
and to turn at Brighton MPD and 09005 was attached for the 112 mile
run to the terminus. Since this particular Locomotive Society is run
by teetotallers, arrived in Brighton was scheduled for 15.06, but
was reached at 15.30. However if the abstentionists had done their
homework, they would have realised that closing time in Brighton was
14.30 and could have arranged for an earlier departure from
Sheffield than that which could only be described as late morning.
Our schedule gave us just over one hour in Brighton, just enough
time for Glyn Gossan, inevitably to be approached by the Local
Lunatic, a man of mucky appearance, with a pot on his right leg and
crutch fitted, who was able to move at alarming speed to run at
unsuspecting civilians informing them that he was not mad. He made
the participants in the rail tour (well, most of them) look sane.
A prompt departure was made at 16.28 and we took the Merstham line
from Gatwick, and then travelling via Streatham Common, Balham,
Clapham Junction, Kensington Olympia to North Pole Junction, where
the wrong route was taken, and instead of reaching Old Oak East
Junction and Acton, we came to a stand close to Willesden-MPD. After
a delay of 30 minutes we reached Acton via what could only be
described as a tramway, a line which would not normally be open to
The route homeward took us via Reading, Oxford (through line at high
speed), Banbury, Solihull and Birmingham New Street. On the way back
the Reverend Watts took to the evil drink, and announced that he had
been to see Black Lace twice. Following the uproar that followed,
the Reverend said he wished he was a Hermit. Tony Needham unkindly
re-christened him "Hermit the Wog".
The teetotal organisers has arranged arrival back at Sheffield for
22.52 (within 8 minutes of closing time) and judging by the speed of
the train approaching Chesterfield, I think the driver had been
asked to lose time, to ensure an arrival at Sheffield after time.
But wait! A cry came out - are we going via Beighton?
We could all imagine Peter Wesley in that field, still waiting for
the train to come. Will he be pointing the right way? Will he be
suffering frostbite? Will his flash fail?
Groans - we built up speed and were signalled New Line to Dore.
Arrival in Sheffield was 22.53, and at least one passenger escaped
through the cordon of officials and managed to reach a pub! Better
luck next time, Class 20 Locomotive Society!
STEAM AT SHANE'S CASTLE
by Paul Slater
A motoring and sightseeing holiday in Northern Ireland at the
beginning of August 1985 gave me the chance to visit the 3-foot
gauge Shane's Castle Railway. I arranged my visit for the Wednesday
of my week's holiday. This not only gave me a comparatively short
drive from the town of Ballycastle where I was staying, after a very
long trip the previous day to see the Mountains of Mourne, but also
meant that I would be at the railway on a day when steam was
The main station of the Shane's Castle Railway, named "Antrim", is
beside the Londonderry main road a mile out of the town of Antrim. I
had driven down to Antrim from Ballycastle in sunshine that morning,
and after having lunch in Antrim I had been to see the thousand year
old round tower at a former monastic site on the outskirts of the
town. I arrived at the station just in time to miss the first
departure of the day; I heard the locomotive's chime whistle as it
set off for Shane's Castle station. I had plenty of time to study
the historical displays on Irish railways in the entrance building,
and to look at what could be seen from the station platform. In the
engine-sheds I could see 0-4-OT no. 1 "Tyrone", two diesel
locomotives, a Belgian tramcar and a County Donegal railbus, whilst
in the sidings awaiting restoration were some carriages from the
Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway and, from my home area in the
East Midlands, far from Northern Ireland, 0-6-OT "Nancy" from a
Leicestershire iron-ore railway.
The train arrived back from Shane's Castle, drawn by 0-4-OWT no. 3
"Shane" Like "Tyrone", "Shane" is an Irish industrial engine.
"Tyrone" is from an Aluminium works at Larne, "Shane" is from the
Irish equivalent of the colliery railways that provide so many tank
locos for preservation schemes in this country a peat-bog railway!
I rode in an open carriage to Shane's Castle, and got a little wet
when one of the showers of rain which were never far away that
summer drenched the train. The Train departed past an old County
Donegal signal, then ran for a mile through woods where myriads of
insects swarmed; the train had been infested with flies when it
pulled into Antrim station, and now I saw where they were from.
At Shane's Castle station, clear of the woods and free of flies, I
watched "Shane" run round-its train, then walked back a little way
to photograph it returning to Antrim. Painted in green and red, and
with a tall copper capped chimney, I though it a most photogenic
The ruins of Shane's Castle itself stand just beyond the station, on
the shore of Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles. A
terrace survives, with turrets and cannons, and a conservatory, and
two fragments of the house itself. It was a fine Georgian mansion,
burned down during extension work early in the 19th century. Another
Shane's Castle, built to replace the one destroyed, was in its turn
also burned down, deliberately, during the "Troubles" of 1922.
I walked down the steps from the terrace to the lakeside. A strong
breeze was making waves on Lough Neagh. The steps from the terrace
to the lakeside. A strong breeze was making waves on Lough Neagh.
The huge sheet of water stretched away, empty, to the horizon,
'where a few far-distant bills could be seen under a cloudy sky.
A few people were at the station and the adjacent fairground and
picnic site, but by the lakeside I was quite alone; this was my
second holiday in Northern Ireland and the peace and quiet, the
absence of crowds, has become one of my abiding impressions of the
province. I found the vast, deserted lake, the far bills and the
ruins of the once-great mansion very atmospheric.
The sun, briefly shone hot on me as I rode back to Antrim station in
an open carriage. Before I left the railway, I bought some postcards
of scenes on the Irish narrow-gauge steam lines, now all defunct. I
never knew them except from books and photographs, but they have
always fascinated me. I was very pleased to have seen a new one
created at Shane's Castle to keep alive something of their
atmosphere. It was the third narrow-gauge location I had visited in
Northern Ireland, the others being the Belfast transport museum and
the former County Donegal terminus in Londonderry, and the farthest
flung of all the steam railways that I have visited in the United
I returned to Ballycastle via the Antrim Mountains and the coast
road, as the rain poured down once more on the brilliantly green
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS SIGHTINGS FROM 20 YEARS AGO
LONDON MIDLAND REGION
On March 25th, a relief to the "Thames Clyde Express" was steam
hauled South of Carlisle by Black 5 No. 45373, but failed at
Grisburn where Class 9 No. 92135 was attached for the journey to
Leeds. On Easter Monday, 27th March, a Bradford-Blackpool excursion
was worked by Jubilee 45593 'Kolhapur'.
An excursion from Leeds to Holyhead was headed by 'Kolhapur' on
April 8th, a rare steam working into North Wales.
On May 9th Hymek no. D7062 headed a car train through Coventry from
the Leamington line en route to Liverpool, only the second member of
the class to be seen on the line. The 09.40 Poole-Newcastle was
derailed near Tyseley on May 22nd when eight of the twelve coaches
left the rails including the engine, Brush 4 D1714. All running
lines were blocked and several Paddington - Birmingham trains were
diverted via Berkeswell and Kenilworth. Two days later the 16.21
Tyseley - Birmingham was worked by Hymek D7063.
A grand National excursion from Grimsby to Aintree on April 8th
travelled via Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Mexborough, Kilnhurst and the
freight only line through Rotherham Central to Sheffield. Here the
loco,, EE3 D6818 was replaced by EMI electric no. E 26055. At Guide
Bridge Black 5 Nos. 45083 and 44949 took over via Droylsden,
Manchester Victoria and Exchange, Patricroft and Rainhill to Bootle
York shed continues to play host to steam locos in quantities and on
March 18th it contained no fewer than 19 locos including 'Jubilee'
45675, five K] 2-6-0s, and eight B1 4-6-0s.
Two EE4s, nos. D292 and D233, worked through to Ipswich on May 6th
with football specials from Coventry. Three days later, Brush 4
D1994 ran a trial trip from Kings Cross to Felixstowe Dock with
Freightliner wagons. On May 1st Deltic D9006 was employed on the
08.55 Hull-Kings Cross which is believed to be the first appearance
of a Deltic at Hull.
Steam traction still appears at Reading on the Newcastle - Poole, on
April 10th Pacific no. 34008 worked the north bound train and
corresponding return service.
On April 19th, however, 'Peak' class D 157 unusually headed the
southbound Newcastle - Poole. On May 3/5/10/19 Pacifics nos. 34090,
34024, 34104 and 35030 respectively, worked the service northbound
Isle of Wight Class 02 No. 27 was in steam at Newport on April 18th
and was used to shunt withdrawn 02s across to the old Freshwater
yard for breaking up. On the morning of April 18th the loco on the
up "Night Ferry", No. E5011 failed between Canterbury East and
Selling; electro - diesel no. E6007 provided rear end assistance as
far as Fav6rsham, from where the train continued forward to Victoria
On May 20th EE4 no. D236 worked a special from Birkenhead to
Southampton Docks throughout. On May 8th Nine Elms was evidently
short of motive power and could produce nothing larger than standard
5 No. 73043 for the dawn "Bournemouth Bel 1 e.11
On May 2nd 'Peak' D45 worked through to Eastbourne on a special from
Newcastle, Durham and Darlington.
On Easter Saturday, 25th March, an excursion organised by the
Scottish Region, ran from Edinburgh in a figure of eight journey
covering 600 miles with an 18 coach train. The train ran from
Edinburgh to Perth via Carlisle hauled by EE4 D368 and Brush 4
D1968. The train was hauled from Aviemore to Perth, over the
Druimuachdar Pass by SuIzer type 2s D5070,5122 and 5127, where A4 no
6000g took over for the run back to Edinburgh.
Although steam power on service trains is all bar over on the
Scottish Region, odd workings still continue to occur. On April 14th
following a diesel failure "Britannia" no. 70014 appeared on the
08.00 Birmingham - Perth. On April 13th, sister engine no. 70022
worked the 06.43 Perth-Edinburgh. Brush 4 D1543 headed the 12.35
Dundee-Glasgow on April 25th returning north with the 17.35 Glasgow
PENNINE OBSERVERS NOTES
An intrepid Pennine member has sent a very detailed list of
loco-hauled workings during April and workings are as follows. All
noted at Doncaster were on the lst 31437 on the 16.12 Cleethorpes -
Liverpool and 47524 on the 16.52 Birmingham Leeds. On the 2nd 31454
worked the 16.12 to Liverpool and 47417 the Leeds service on the 3rd
47648 worked the 15.45 Liverpool - Hull and on the following day
47540 worked the 1652 Birmingham - Leeds.
On Sunday 5th 47458 the 12.50 Newcastle - KX running 22mins. late
due to being a replacement for an HST set, 47540 on a York - Bristol
relief, 47485 on the 09.50 Glasgow - Poole, 47572 the 19.15
Birmingham - Leeds and 31453 the 18.52 Liverpool - Hull.
The following day 47472 headed the afternoon Glasgow - Nottingham
seen at Sheffield whilst 47651 headed the 20.12 KX - Aberdeen
through Doncaster. 47524 headed the Bradford - KX parcels.
On Friday 10th 47559 headed the 16.12 Cleethorpes - Liverpool at
Doncaster whilst also seen were 47411 on the 16.52 Birmingham -
Leeds, 47415 the 19.03 KX - Newcastle relief, 47420 the KX -
Aberdeen parcels and 47663 the 20.12 KX - Aberdeen.
The 15.40 Hull - Liverpool entered Doncaster behind 31174 to be
replaced by 31425.
Saturday 11th saw the 13.20 Harwich - Blackpool hauled from Grantham
Sheffield by 31158 whilst 47454 headed the 16.52 Birmingham - Leeds,
47559 the 19.40 Hull - Liverpool and 47411 a Bradford - Twickenham
Rugby special, all through Doncaster. On the same day 47544 hauled a
failed HST on the 15.55 Newcastle - Bristol but was terminated-at
Durham - somewhat short of its destination.
Sunday 12th saw 47466 head the 11.15 KX - Leeds, 47635 the 14.45
Leeds - KX, 47451 the 09.50 Glasgow - Poole, 47553 the 14.10 KX -
Leeds HST Service, 47658 the 10.50 Penzance - Newcastle and 47559
the 19.23 Hull - Liverpool, all seen through Doncaster.
The following day 47466 headed the 18.02 KX - Leeds, 47665 the 20.12
KX Aberdeen, 45040 the 16.42 Sheffield - Leeds after a DMU failure
and 47280 from Hull - Sheffield and 31425 forward on the 19.40 Hull
Thursday 16th saw another DMU failure. This time the 17.51 Sheffield
Huddersfield was rescued by 37135. Also 45040 headed the 16.52
Birmingham Leeds, which on this day started at Bristol, after 45144
failed near Derby. 47417 headed the 09.20 Dundee - KX relief, 45136
the 16.52 Birmingham - Leeds whilst the 13.20 Harwich - Blackpool
arrived at Sheffield behind 47210 and 47418.
On Saturday 18th 47483 headed the 07.15 Nottingham - Glasgow through
Sheffield whilst a St. Pancras - Carlisle charter arrived at
Sheffield behind 47465 and left behind 45144. The 10.40 Poole -
Newcastle was headed by 47662 whilst 47663 was in charge of the
09.33 Penzance - Newcastle. 45149 headed the 16.52 Birmingham -
Sunday 19th Saw 47427 head the 11.15 U - Leeds, 47411 the 12.15 KX
Leeds, 47418 the 15.45 Leeds - KX, 47456 the 09.50 Glasgow - Poole,
45149 the 16.58 Birmingham - Leeds and 47652 the 10.50 Penzance -
The following day and 47536 was replaced by 47619 at Sheffield on
the 07.20 Harwich - Glasgow and Edinburgh, 47425 headed the 12.38 KX
- Edinburgh relief, 31425 the 19.40 Hull - Liverpool and 45140 into
Sheffield and 31422 out on the 19.45 Liverpool - Cleethorpes Tuesday
the 21st saw the 07.49 Leeds KX relief behind 47568, 45113 on the
08.35 Leeds - Birmingham, extended to Bristol, 150234 on the 11.30
Cleethorpes - Sheffield and 47657 on the 12.40 Edinburgh - KX
Friday 24th saw 31403 and failed DMU on the 16.42 Sheffield - Leeds,
31454 and stock in place of a DMU as the 17.25 Sheffield - Leeds,
47658 on the 09.33 Penzance - Newcastle and 45145 on the 16.52
Birmingham - Leeds.
Working on the? following day, the 25th, were 47650 on the 09.43
Newcastle Penzance, 53349, 54122, the Green Cravens unit, on the
12.30 Doncaster - Peterborough 47293 on the 11.00 Cardiff - York,
47629 the 14.19 Newcastle - Liverpool, 45140 the 15.53 Scarborough -
Liverpool, 31106 the 18.04 York - Birmingham relief, 47425 on the
18.03 Liverpool - Newcastle and 'Mallard' on the 15.30 Scarborough
York, Leeds and Harrogate.
Sunday 26th saw 47306 and 47477 leave Doncaster on the 09.50 Glasgow
Poole while 31444 headed the 18.52 Liverpool - Hull and 47663 the
20.12 KX Aberdeen.
On Monday 27th the 16.52 Birmingham - Leeds was headed by 47299 and
31149 headed the 19.43 Leeds - Sheffield. Two days later 47427 and a
failed DMU worked the 17.47 Leeds - Sheffield, 31180 the 18.45
Liverpool - Hull and 31454 the 19.45 Liverpool - Cleethorpes
Thursday 30th saw 31180 again, this time on the 06.40 Hull
Liverpool, 31259 on the 15.45 Liverpool - Hull and the 20.12 KX -
into Doncaster by 47663 and out by 47305. Friday 1st May had 31427
on the 10.30 Hull - Liverpool, 47579 on the 12.40 Edinburgh - KX
relief, 47~23 the 15.40 Hull - Liverpool, 31427 on the 15.45
Liverpool - Hull, 47664 on the 09.33 Penzance Newcastle, 47189 on
the 15.32 Newcastle - KX running 75 mins. late after a failure at
Thirsk, and 47483 on the 19.45 Liverpool - Cleethorpes.
The next day had 47587 on the 11.15 KX - Leeds, 47412 on the
12.15 KX - Leeds, 47650 on the 09.50 to Glasgow - Poole and 47653 on
an HST diagram on the 15.30 KX - Newcastle.
FINALLY (!!) On Monday 4th the 07.20 Harwich - Glasgow saw 47474
replaced at Sheffield by 47553. 47592 headed the 14.15 Manchester -
Paddington, 47445 the Glasgow - Harwich, 47438 the 16.12 Cleethorpes
- Liverpool - Hull, 31412 the 19.45 Liverpool - Cleethorpes and
47658 on the 20.12 KX - Aberdeen.
Noted at Barrow Hill on 18th April were 08434/871,
20123/148/150/151/165, 56004/9/92, 58007/8/11.
What could possibly have been the last soccer specials to use
Wadsley Bridge Station brought Leeds United "Fans" to Hillsborough
for the FA. Cup Semi-Final against Coventry on 12th April. Locos
used were 451T2/144, 47411/454/475. 45112 failed before returning
with 31445 substituting. On 20th April Manchester City brought a
special for the fixture at Hillsborough. 45145 was train loco.
Because of engineering work trains from the north to Reading and
beyond were diverted via Druidic and Worcester on 18th April. All
the diverted services were, predictably, 47s, and the following
locos were noted; 50016 07.00 Hereford - Paddington, 50041 08.00
Hereford - Paddington, 47449 06.15 Liverpool - Portsmouth Harbour,
47613 10.11 Birmingham - Paddington, 47639 06.25 Poole - Manchester,
47555 09.02 Manchester - Poole, 47491 08.05 Portsmouth Liverpool,
47440 08.12 Newcastle - Poole, 47473 11.40 Poole - Newcastle, 47466
Glasgow - Poole, 47532 13.15 Paddington - Liverpool.
Noted at Leighton Buzzard on 21st April were 85030, 86218/234/257,
87008/25. Stored at Basford Hall on 9th May were
212/24419/265/278/2881313/3231902/4/6, 97405, 47131.
PENNINE QUIZ NO. 50 by Ed
After the last epic, never ending quiz set by Pete Wesley, here's a
nice easy short one to have a go at. Entries to reach Ed by 15th
1) The final 'Western' hauled train ran on BR between Paddington -
Swansea Plymouth - Paddington. What was the date of the final run?
2) Which station on the Isle of Wight was 294 feet above sea level?
3) On 8th August 1962, 9F 92220 'Evening Star' was re-allocated to
which depot, and for what reason?
4) Which was the last Cornish Branch line to open to passengers, and
the first to close completely?
5) Which rail bridge was opened by the Prince Consort in 1859?
6) Where would you find Barrow Road crossing?
7) On what date did Gloucester Eastgate close?
8) DP2 came to grief ploughing into the rear of a cement train at
Thirsk on 31st July 1967. What was the number of the loco hauling
the cement train?
9) What historic event occurred at Sears Crossing, Cheddington on
8th August 1963?
10) Which was the last Class 50 to be renumbered from its original
4xx series to the 50xxx series?
11) On what date did through services from Marylebone to Sheffield
and Manchester on the Great Central cease?
12) Which Cornish station was formerly called Bridges?
13) 9F 92220 'Evening Star' worked out of Paddington on 20th
September 1981, What was the occasion?
14) On what date did the present York Station Open?
15) What was opened on 27th September 1975?
16) Which was the last steam loco to be outshopped from Crewe works?
17) What was the former number of the Research Departments 97203?
18) On what date was 40122 withdrawn from service before its
19) Which GC shed dosed to steam on Saturday 12th June 1965?
20) Which 08 has been named Ralph Easby?
Winners of Quiz no. 49 were 1st. M. Bell, 2nd P. Slater and 3rd I.
Answers were:- Duke 8021 Blaydon LNER Queene 7439 Skinner GWR Prince
5766 Watts LMS Earl 1402 Caddich B.R. Marquis 3379 Sanderson S.R.
MEETINGS LIST No2 - JULY / AUGUST SEPTEMBER 1987.
All meetings are held at the Corporation Brewery Tape, Cleveland St,
Doncaster. Starting at 19.45hrs.
Tuesday 7th July - Illus Mr. M. Peel - Slide show entitled
"Way Out West",
Tuesday 21st July - Illus Mr. D. Cowley - Slide show.
Tuesday 4th August - Illus Mr. R. Chaplin - Slide show,
Tuesday 18th August - Illus Mr. J. Sanderson - Slide show.
Tuesday lst September - Illus "The Mexborough Mafia". Messrs
Caddick, Needham, Wesley present a United Slide show from Mexborough
Tuesday 15th September - Illus Mr. G. Gossan - Slide show.
All Welcome - Bring a friend - Licensed bar.
FIXTURES LIST No.3 - 1987
Saturday October 17th .
LONDON DEPOTS . (SL SF OC)
Meet at Kings Cross and then travel by tube and train (Capita1 card
If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible so that
final arrangements can be made.
bookings to me including SAE.
Other Dates for your- diary
Saturday July 4th - Crewe Works Open Day
Sunday 26th July - Sandtoft Gathering
Sunday October - Tyseley Open Day
Saturday October 2Ath. Didcot Diesel Gala.
David Whitlam - Fixtures Secretary.