TRANS PENNINE



No.88 - Summer 1994

                                                      
COMMITTEE SMALLS

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - SOCIAL EVENINGS

Pennine Folked Off

We are now in a position to confirm arrangements for future social evenings at the Corporation Brewery Taps, Doncaster.

Due to the success of meetings of the folk club held at the "Taps", we have been asked, and agreed, to change the nights of our social evenings.

In future all social evenings of the Pennine Railway Society will be held on the FIRST WEDNESDAY AND THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month.

The Committee are quite happy with this new arrangement and. we hope to see you all at our now WEDNESDAY meetings.

DON'T BE LATE - WEDNESDAY AT EIGHT!

TV Star Turn

Congratulation to Pennine member Paul Slater of Gainsborough on his recent appearance on Channel Four's excellent quiz show "Fifteen to One".

This comes hard on the heels of Paul appearing on BBC's "Mastermind', quiz. Well done Paul - an wonderful achievement.

Privatisation Special

So few companies are interested in taking over services and stations in the 25 franchises on offer that the Government is holding open the options for another year.

Many forecast that privatisation of BR from 1 April 1994 will lead to fewer trains, fewer stations, fewer staff, poorer services, and higher fares. At best the venture is described as a leap in the dark.

On 1 April 1994 Railtrack took over BR's 10,000 miles of track, 1,200 signal boxes, and 4,000 stations, with 12,000 staff. It is a public company, separate from BR. Companies will run trains under a franchise paying Railtrack a fee to use the rails and signalling.


The first privatised service to operate will be the Victoria-Gatwick Express (which has been running as a separate company within BR since February 1994). It will be put out to tender in April 1995. By then the old BR network will have been split into 25 regions.

The franchises of all 25 will be put out to tender. Each of the new rail companies will have their own uniforms in different colours.

Some of the franchises are small (The Isle of Wight service has only 3 main stations) and some are large (Central Region will stretch from Stansted Airport to Liverpool).

Also in April 1995 BR's freight business will be divided into three geographical regions in readiness for transfer to the private sector.

Rail Express Systems which carries letters for the Post Office will be privatised at the same time.

Gravy Train

The man overseeing the BR sell-off
 
will receive 121,800-a-year for a 3day week. Railtrack chairman Robert Horton may get even more as his salary is to be reviewed.

In addition, franchise director Roger Salmon
 
will receive 100,000 for four days a week and full-time rail regulator John Swift QC 125,000.

Mr. Horton was appointed in 1992 after turning BP into a loss maker and resigned as chairman and chief executive, receiving a golden handshake of 1.5million. He said then "I believe when someone does not actually need to work for a living they must think very seriously 
about doing something in the public sector."

BR chairman Sir Bob Reid receives 131,663 for a 3-day week.

Peak Rate

The first improvement for passengers after privatisation? Calls to inquiry lines could cost up to 48p a minute if train companies go ahead with plans to charge top rates for checking train times by phone.

Officials handling the BR sell-off have invited four firms to submit bids to run a national phone inquiry bureau for the network. Controversial 0891 lines are a favoured option which could raise up to 600,000 a year in fees from BT. BR bosses object to this and previously shelved the idea because a premium rate service was unfair on passengers.

The Office of Passenger Rail Franchising want to provide a service which would offer quicker answers to callers from any part of the country (for a higher price and a good profit).

However, if a girl called Mandy answers offering other services put the phone down and redial; you will have the wrong number!

Dr. Marje Skinner

Another poser for our Agonist, Marje Skinner. "The Reverend" from Penkridge wants to know progress made by the schoolgirls who took over the running of Gobowen station ticket office from BR.

Dr. Skinner replies : "Dear Reverend from Penkridge, the girls from the 10,000-a-year Moreton Hall School at Oswestry in nine months have taken 125,000 against the 114,000 which BR netted there in a full year. The ten girls "man" the office between 06.30 and 18.00 every day and even provide other services, including refreshments.

They have also launched a phone marketing campaign to persuade station users to buy tickets for the whole BR network and for other forms of transport - effectively turning it into a travel agency.

Now they have set their sights on starting scheduled passenger services on the line between Gobowen and Oswestry, which currently carries only freight trains".

Perhaps the
PENNINE will charter a train if the service runs!

Welsh Kidnap Scotsman

Over the Easter period, Flying Scotsman was marooned in Wales.

The 140-ton steam loco arrived at Llangollen but on arrival Clwyd County Council put a weight restriction of 38 tons on the structurally weakened Wenffrwd canal bridge, on its route back to England.

This prevented its booked appearance on the Severn Valley Railway shortly afterwards.

Cutting Compensation

In an attempt to cut compensation payments to late-arriving passengers, BR's Great Western InterCity route in the new timetable reveals that the average official journey time between London and Swindon has been extended from 49 to 54 minutes.

Under PM Major-Ball's Passenger's Charter season ticket holders can claim refunds if trains consistently fail to arrive within 5 minutes of their scheduled time.

The average journey time in 1977 was 43 minutes!

Fashion Section

Pennine's Fashion Expert, Zandra Caddick has told us of interesting developments at Regional Railways Manchester Piccadilly station.

Under new rules staff are urged to use a deodorant, and keep feet fresh and cool with the use of a foot refresher spray or anti-bacterial powder.

Female staff patrolling RR's platforms 9-13 are told that tights or stockings must be nearly black or barely black, 15 denier or less in non-patterned design. Bare legs are not permitted. Skirt length should be no more than one inch above or below the knee; permed hair should not be allowed to dry with no styling; ponytails are not permitted to exceed 6 inches; false eyelashes are not permitted, and necklaces, bracelets and ankle chains must not be worn.

On men, beards are not permitted; moustaches must not grow over the top lip and the sides must be no longer than the corner of the mouth; gelled slick hair or ginger hair is not permitted; hair must be short, cut regularly and clear of collar, and ear-rings are not permitted. Tattoos are not permitted on any visible part of the body!

Should make the trains run on time. !!!

Vandal's Charter

A blunder in the rail privatisation bill means it is no longer an offence to trespass on the track. The loophole relates to all property passed from BR to Railtrack, the authority now responsible for the lines themselves.

The Department of Transport is trying to resolve the problem.

What Privatisation?

The Railway Development Society has recently received two letters. One from the government's last transport secretary, Malcolm Rifkind says "As you know there is no proposal to privatise the railways. Rather, it is the Government's intention to encourage private sector involvement .... infrastructure will remain in the public sector."

However Scottish Office minister for roads, Lord James Douglas Hamilton wrote "That is why the Government believe that rail privatisation is good news for passengers".
 

PENNINE MAGAZINE No.88

EDITOR'S NOTES

Welcome to the Summer edition of 'TransPennine'. By the time these notes actually come to press history should have been made and a new era of travel born with both the first train through the Channel Tunnel and the new post BR owned system of our own. At the moment it is the cost of running trains on the separately owned track that is making the headlines, with charter trains and open days under threat from the cost of running over the tracks.

More history was made on May 17th when the 'Pennine' held Its last Tuesday evening meeting, being enforced to alter the day of the meetings to Wednesday from 1st June, so Tony Caddick entered the history books as the last 'Tuesday Turn'!!

SEVERN VALLEY HOLD UP

The Severn Valley's Diesel Gala Weekend of May 6th/7th and 8th did not start as planned when the visiting locos of 31206, 37106, D9015, 50031/42 and D212 had not arrived on the line by the Friday morning due to being held up en-route. The railway therefore, were enforced to start the three day proceedings with their three car DMU, Class 25, Class 27 and Class 52 as the only available power. The visiting Locos did however arrive about Lunch time and made for a very successful weekend. the best of the weather being on the Sunday when the two steam turns were in the hands of '8F, 48773 and 5029 'Nunney Castle'.

ON A MULTI-PASS TO BRUSSELS
Paul Slater

For the best part of twenty years, on and off, I had watched the North Sea Ferries depart from Hut[ and pass down the Humber en-route to Holland and Belgium. I had often promised Chris and myself a ride on them one day, so I could not resist the offer of a cut price trip to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge on the ferries which was advertised in the 'Daily Express' during November 1993. I had always planned to make the trip in the summer, but here was a good opportunity so I cut the vouchers out of the newspaper and sent them off and in due course - after further correspondence Chris and I were standing on the open deck at the stern of the "Norland" on the first Wednesday in December, watching the tights of Hull reflected in the black waters of the dock as the big ferry manoeuvred its way towards the lock giving access to the Humber

The ship was comfortable and well-appointed, the food was good, the bar agreeable and our Little cabin warm and snug and the crossing quite smooth. It was some years since I had slept on a ship and I enjoyed the novelty of the gentle movement and vibration of the ferry during the night. After breakfast next morning we were up on deck as the "Norland" nosed into its place alongside the ferry terminal at Zeebrugge. Soon we were ashore and onto the bus which took passengers from the ferry to the railway station.

The newspaper adverts had suggested that the main purpose of these cheap trips abroad were to do Christmas shopping and an acquaintance of ours seemed slightly amazed when we said that no, were not going to Belgium to purchases enormous amounts of Liquor. We were going for the ferry ride, to see something of Belgium Itself and sample the Belgian Railway system.

The notices and publicity at Zeebrugge station were all in Flemish, a language I do not understand, but the man In the ticket office spoke English and had soon sold us a MultiPass, a cheap day return to Brussels.

I had expected Zeebrugge to be served by long distance trains,, but in fact it is 'the terminus for an hourly local service, and as far as Bruges we travelled in a green and yellow EMU stopping at all stations.

At Bruges we changed platforms. There were other EMU's to be seen, some green and yellow, others red and yellow. The sun came out and I got some photographs, Two blue and yellow Class 112311 electric locomotives and a green and yellow Class 62 Diesel were parked in the station sidings, After a few minutes a Class 21 electric locomotive no.2101 drew in with an express from Ostend bound for Brussels and we got on board.

From the Brussels express the Belgian countryside, although flat had an undeniable charm. It was dotted with woodland, picturesque farmhouses and quaint villages, it was criss-crossed by wide canals busy with barges and in the distance could be seen church towers and spires and even a dutch-style windmill. After the stop at Ghent where I noted Class 51 diesel locomotive no.5110 heading an eastbound goods train the express ran Into more undulating countryside with a little snow tying and before much longer we were in the suburbs of Brussels.

We alighted at the South station or Gare du Mid[, for me to watch the trains and do some more railway photography. The sun had gone in and the weather turned dull but there was plenty to see, quadruple-voltage Class 18 electric locomotive no.1804 heading an express for Ostend, green and yellow Class 80 diesel shunter no.8066 on station Pilot duty, numerous local trains, electric locomotives of classes 11/25,5 and 27 on passenger workings and two big silver-grey French electrics 40104 "Saint Jean-de-Luz" and 40106 "Compiegne" which had come In on expresses from Paris,

A stopping train bound for Luxembourg took us as far as the underground Central, Station, conveniently close to the main square or Grand Place and the Mannekin Pis. Brussels famous but rather rude statue.

Our sightseeing in the picturesque historic centre of Brussels was followed by 5 visit by a visit to a cafe in a shopping arcade - the waitress and I getting on rather welt with a mixture of French and English -- and by the purchasing of gifts and souvenirs., chocolate shops, lace shops and dolt shops proved irresistible, so we did after all do some Christmas shopping on our trip to Belgium.

After a final look at the beautiful Grande Place we made our way up the hill to the Central station, carrying bags full of chocolate, lace and dolls. I wrote the details of our return trip on the multi-pass as instructed by the man in the ticket office at  Zeebrugge, then we went down to the subterranean platforms to wait for the next train to the south station.

There was some confusion at the south station, with a Paris express seriously delayed, railwaymen arguing and some mysterious shunting going on. I enjoyed the opportunity for more photography of the Belgian locomotives. Class 18 no.1801 from Kinkempois depot at Liege awaited departure with the "Brabant" Trans Europe Express, a class 25.5 electric of 1960 vintage arrived with another passenger train whilst in a siding stood a blue and yellow Class 27 from Kinkempois and a green and yellow shunter from Schaerbeek depot.

The time for the departure of our train was approaching. Station staff advised us to try a different platform, the public address system confirmed it and then the Ostend express was drawing in behind another Class 18 no. 1805. We got on board and soon the express was away, passing a comparatively ancient electric Locomotive a Class 22 built In 1954 bringing in a passenger train on a converging line.

During the journey back to Bruges, the clouds briefly cleared and the sun shone low and golden on the countryside which I found reminded me of the Fenland of Eastern England.

At Ghent we overtook, another Class 27 from Kinkempois, no-2725 heading a westbound goods train. The express was halted some minute signal so it was late into Bruges, passing Class 21 no.2107 from Ostend depot on a goods train just outside the station.

The Zeebrugge connection was held, but not for long and we only just had time to change platforms and get into the local train before It was away. At Zeebrugge I had chance to take my final railway photograph of the day in Belgium, showing the EMU standing in the platform in the fading winter afternoon light The bus arrived and took us back to the "Norland".

As the ship awaited departure Class 82 diesel shunter no.8211 from Ostend depot propelled some wagons along the quayside tracks and that was the last Belgian locomotive I saw on this trip.

After another enjoyable crossing we were up on deck next morning to see the "Norland" dock at Hull in a splendid colourful sunrise and a Most unusual excursion was over.

PENNINE QUIZ No.77

1st prize for this quiz goes jointly to K. King, J. Dewing and G. Stewart who all managed 24 correct Answers, with Ian Shenton 4th with 22 correct answers. Answers were follows-:

1) 5/211978, 2) 1955, 3) The Cathedrals Express, 4) 1960, 55 100,000, 6) 1.891), 7) Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 8) D1005 Western Venturer, 9) 6/11/1969, 10) The Capitals Limited, 11) Penzance, 12) 1147 yards, 13) Cardiff Central, 14) Long Meg Viaduct, 15) 1st East Anglian Regiment, 16) 59102, 17) 19515, 18) Devon Belle, 19) 55010, 20 ) 6/4/1975, 21) Duke of York, 22) 1968, 23) Hardwood House, 24) 27/9/1976, 25)60 mph, 26) 1965 IOM Rlys), 27) Conon, 28) 7, 29) Kilmarnock Hunslet Barclay, 30)Norman Mckillop - ex Haymarket.

PENNINE QUIZ No.78

Try your luck at quiz no 78 set by John Dewing, Answers to Ed by 15th August please,

1) Which was the first steam loco to be tested at Rugby Testing Plant?
2) In which year did London Charing Cross station open?
3) On which date was the Gas Turbine loco no.10800 withdrawn?
4) Which two Class 37's hauled the 'Railway Pictorial Publications' railtour to Pembroke on 5/5/1979?
5) On which date did the Somerset and Dorset close?
6) Which Deltic became the first main line diesel to clock up
 
two million miles?
7) On which date did the 'Condor' express freight service start?
8) Which Class 40 loco hauled the 'Farnborough Flyer' on 6/9/1958
9) Which Deltic loco was used on the 'Deltic Devonian' on 23/11/1981?
10) Where was 47833 recently re-painted in two tone green Livery?
11) Where
 
did the naming ceremony of electric loco 0,1009 take place?
12) Where did Class 56 loco no.56066 sustain damage on 13/11/1992?
13) On which date did passenger services commence on the preserved East Lancs Railway?
14) On which date did the last loco hauled 'Rhinelander' boat train arrive at Harwich?
15) Where was the first station escalator installed?
16) On which date was the water trough removed at Scrooby, between Doncaster and Retford?
17) Which three steam locos were involved in the accident at Harrow on October 8th1952?
18) Who named Class 91 no. 91025?
19) Between which two stations would you find Wymington Bank
20) Give the length of the Festiniog Tunnel in miles and yards
21) Between which two stations would you Whiteball Summit
22) On which preserved railway would you find 35018?
23) What was the original name carried by A4 60003?
24) Which two Class 31's were involved in the rail, mishap at London's North Road in October 1983?
25) Give the name of class 73 no.73133.
26) What name was carried by steam loco no. 62735
27) What was the LNER No, of steam loco 60109?
28) On which date did the first electric loco arrive --At Leeds?
29) What was the length in Miles and yards of Sough Tunnel?
30) Between which two stations would you find Normans Bay?
31) Near which city would you find Shrepreth Branch Jct.
32) Where would you find preserved Western no. D1048
33) What was the name carried by 'Peak' no.45046?
34) Near which city would you find Barnwood Jcn?
35) Name the branch line closed on 13/9/1965 which ran between Hessle Rd Jcn and Cottingham South Jcn?
36) On which date did passenger services cease on the Hull - Hornsea and Withernsea Lines?
37) On which tine, now closed, would you find Fangfoss Station?
33) Which two shed codes were used for Hull Dairycoates?
39) On which now closed line would you find Foggathorpe station?
40) On which date was 47361 re-named?
 

FIFTIES - THROUGH DORE

Although allocated to Crewe Diesel Depot for nearly a decade, the Fifties are believed to have never made an appearance at Dore during that period. In fact the only recorded working in the Sheffield area was on 14th March 1970, when D414 worked a Manchester-Wadsley Bridge football special.

In 1977 with the class entrenched on the Western Region, major overhauls were switched to Doncaster from Crewe. For the first couple of years, the locomotives made their way to and from works by routes avoiding Dore. A few did however appear under tow on the Rother Valley Line, conveniently just bypassing Dore.

In 1979 with the Fifties having avoided Dore for a dozen years already there seemed little hope that they would ever appear, indeed if someone had told me in July 1979 that in just over six years the fiftieth fifty would work through Dore I would have dismissed them as a having a screw loose. This was however to be the case.

The debut of the Fifties at Dore occurred on Saturday 4th August 1979, on what appeared to be a one off working. Following an Intermediate overhaul at Doncaster Works 50007 'Hercules' ran light from Doncaster to York, were it took over the 1043 Berwick-Plymouth (0950 Edinburgh-Plymouth starting from Berwick due to the Penmanshiel closure), which it worked forward much to the astonishment of those whom saw it. At the time this seemed to be the 'biggest' locomotive to work through Dore for years, the reality was that a decision had been taken that this was how Fifties were to be normally returned from Doncaster Works to the Western Region in future. Thus an era had begun which was to see thirty-three of the class returning from Doncaster (to my knowledge) in this way, before HST's took over the working in November 1981. What is believed to have made this working so practical for returning locomotives is that it was a turn for Saltley men, thus traction knowledge was no problem with Doncaster men taking the locomotives to York. Although Fifties were generally dragged to works during this period, several proceeded under their own power working the 0725 Plymouth-Edinburgh to York with 50006 'Neptune' ' 50011 'Centurion" 50020 'Revenge,' ' 50039 Implacable' & 50040 'Leviathan' being so recorded, whilst 50012 'Benbow' was recorded passing through light loco on 20th November 1980.

Failing to be satisfied with being the first fifty through Dore 50007 'Hercules' became the first to work through not in connection with a works visit when on 17th April 1980 it worked the 1608 Bristol Temple Meads-Newcastle as far as York, it then retired to the shed for the night returning home on the following days 0950 Edinburgh-Plymouth. Such non works workings continued to be unusual at this time, the only other in 1980 that I have recorded is 50030 'Repulse' working 1023 Penzance-Leeds to Sheffield, returning on the 1735 Leeds-Bristol Temple Meads from Sheffield on 19th May, whilst on February 6th 1981 50039 'Implacable' did the same. On 11th July 1981 50037 Illustrious worked a Poole-Keighley Adex reappearing later in the day on the 1437 Leeds-Plymouth and on 1st November 1981 50018 'Resolution' worked a 1412 Plymouth- Sheffield relief returning ecs to the Western Region.

Monday November 2nd 1981 was a turning point for locomotives returning from works, as from this date the 0950 Edinburgh-Plymouth went over to HST operation. Initially the Fifties found other ways home avoiding Dore, however on 5th February 1982 50009'Conqueror' found its way to Tinsley TMD, subsequently working the 0700 Newcastle-Bristol Temple Meads which started at Sheffield on this day as a result of industrial action. Over the next five years, until overhauls at Doncaster Works ceased, the majority of fifties found their way home through Dore via the remaining North East-South West locomotive hauled trains, parcels trains and from the autumn of 1983, the Doncaster Belmont Yard-Severn Tunnel Junction Yard Speedlink freight. The most notable of these return workings being on 27th May 1982 when 50042 'Triumph' and 50045 'Achilles' double headed the 1237 Leeds-Cardiff. Although the majority of Fifties continued to be towed to Doncaster works during this period a number did make their way there under their own power through Dore via the remaining South West-North East locomotive hauled trains and parcels trains. Of particular note was the double heading of the 1415 Plymouth-Leeds parcels by 50017 Royal Oak and 50038 'Formidable' on the evening of 11th October 1984, the pair were detached at Sheffield were they remained overnight before running light locomotive to Doncaster the following morning.

1982 probably saw the most unusual fifty workings not involving works visits. It kicked off with 50036 'Victorious' working the supposed 0730 Birmingham New Street-Newcastle in atrocious weather conditions on 9th January. The train had actually set off the day before from the West Country, reaching Birmingham in time to be requisitioned for the 0730. It was sufficiently late by York to be terminated and form the 1344 Newcastle- Swansea back. It is understood to have eventually reached Gloucester some time the following morning by which time it proved impossible to go any further due to all routes beyond Gloucester being blocked. 25th May saw 50037 'Illustrious' at the head of the 1425 Plymouth-Newcastle parcels, returning two days later on the 1606 Newcastle-Bristol Temple Meads following a name dedication ceremony on Tyneside. Following the fortnights rail strike in the summer, the Eastern Region unilaterally apparently refused to resource relief trains. This lead to an unforgettable six days (7-12th August) when 50035 'Ark Royal' worked a 1315 Paignton-Sheffield relief returning ecs on the 7th, 50019 Ramillies' a 0905 Plymouth-York relief returning ecs on the 9th followed by three days of 50030 'Repulse' on the same working! 18th August saw 50003 'Temerarious'' heading the 0701 Bristol Temple Meads-Leeds returning on the 1237 Leeds-Cardiff and finally 50041 'Bulwark' headed a 1604 Bristol Temple Mead- York relief returning ecs on 1st October followed the day after by 50012 'Benbow' on a 1015 Paignton-Leeds relief also returning ecs.

The early part of 1983 saw three notable workings. On 4th February 50040 'Leviathan' worked the 1246 Portsmouth Harbour-Leeds as far as Sheffield from where it returned on the 1735 Leeds-Bristol Temple Meads parcels. 19th March saw 50005 'Collingwood on an Oxford- Sheffield and return football special and 18th June saw 50033 'Glorious' working ecs from Wolverhampton Oxley CARMD, it then worked the 2047 Sheffield-Bristol Temple Meads.

By August 1983, four years after 50007 Hercules' first appearance, forty-seven fifties had been recorded at Dore. The impossible was increasingly looking like it could happen, 50008 'Thunderer', 50031 'Hood' and 50043 'Eagle' being the outstanding locomotives although it is believed 50031 'Hood' may have worked in 1981 but this has never been verified.

Problems with HST's during the hot summer of 1983 resulted in one diagram; 0705 Plymouth-York/1428 York-Plymouth going over to locomotive haulage, an arrangement which continued until May 1984, several Fifties finding their way on to this working during the period. The reversion of this working to HST operation marked a decline in non works associated workings with only 50017 'Royal Oak on the 1340 Poole-Sheffield via Nottingham returning ecs to Wolverhampton Oxley CARMD on 23rd June, 50026 'Indomitable' on a 1125 Reading-York relief returning ecs on the 21st August and 50042 'Triumph' on the 0110 Bristol Temple Meads-Leeds parcels as far as Sheffield, returning on the 0829 Leeds-Cardiff from Sheffield on 4th October, being recorded during the summer/autumn of 1984. The elusive trio was reduced to two however on 25th September when 50043 'Eagle' appeared on the 0918 Penzance-Leeds, from which it was detached at Sheffield and forwarded light locomotive to Doncaster Works.

With a few exceptions, 1985 proved to be the last year of fifties on non works associated workings, their use however was mainly confined to relief trains. January 18th saw 50020 'Revenge' working an ecs from Cardiff to York and then returning as the 1425 York-Plymouth relief The most notable event however occurred on the 3rd February when 50045 'Achilles' headed a 1637 Birmingham New Street-York relief only to be followed by 50011 'Centurion' on a 1412 Bristol Temple Meads York relief, both returning ecs. April 3rd saw 50026'Indomitable' heading a 0906 Bristol Temple Meads-York relief returning on a 1425 York-Plymouth relief whilst on the 18th June 50003 Temeraire' worked the 0855 Penzance-Newcastle as far as Sheffield, returning on the 1602 Newcastle-Bristol Temple Meads parcels. Finally on the 18th October, 50045 'Achilles' headed the Fridays only 1246 Portsmouth Harbour-Leeds, returning later in the evening on the 2202 Leeds-Bristol Temple Meads parcels.

50031 'Hood' confirmed itself through Dore on 28th November 1985 returning from works at the head of the 1538 Leeds-Plymouth parcels. Thus with forty-nine down and only 50008 'Thunderer' to go the impossible had nearly been achieved and so it was on 30th December 1985 when, with a blizzard blowing, 50008 'Thunderer' thundered through Dore at the head of a 1125 Reading-York relief, returning ecs. It made doubly sure however by reappearing at the head of a 1033 Bristol Temple Meads-York relief on 2nd January 1986, again returning ecs. At the time it appeared that 50008 'Thunderer' had been cutting it a bit fine in making its appearance as although it visited Doncaster Works twice in 1986 it found other ways of getting their and back. During 1986 & 1987 the only other appearance apart from those associated with works visits again occurred in atrocious weather conditions on 15th January 1987, when 50034 'Furious' worked through to Sheffield on the very late running 0110 Bristol Temple Meads-Leeds parcels consisting of just two parcels vans on that day, 50034 'Furious' was detached at Sheffield returning light locomotive.

The last Fifty from Doncaster Works was 50037 'Illustrious' which returned home at the head of the 1538 Leeds Plymouth parcels, on 3rd April 1987. Thus just under eight years after 50007 'Hercules' had made its first appearance it appeared that the locomotives association with Dore was over and the Class would not be seen in the area again. A couple of surprises remained however. On 3rd October 1988 the 1308 Plymouth-York and 2003 York-Bristol Temple Meads which were normally HST operated were locomotive hauled with 50003 'Temeraire' ' whilst the final and most remarkable working happened on 23rd April 1990 when an ailing 0922 Penzance-Glasgow Central HST was assisted to Sheffield by 50008 'Thunderer' and was promptly terminated there with 50008 'Thunderer 'returning light loco.

One type of working not referred to above is the use of Fifties through Dore on railtours. Over the years several have run, the first being on 26th July 1981 when 50025 'Invincible' passed through on the return leg of a Doncaster-Plymouth railtour. Of particular note was the double heading by 50020 'Revenge' and 50022 'Anson' on a Plymouth-Carlisle railtour on 16th October 1982 and the "Derbyshire Dingle" railtour of 8th February 1986 from Paddington to Buxton which was routed via Dore Curve headed by 50012 'Benbow'.

A couple of years after 50008 'Thunderer' made its final appearance on a 'normal' working, the remaining members of the Class were taken out of regular service. However, three locomotives 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar'. 50033 'Glorious' and 50050 'Fearless' were retained for a further couple of years for special duties. The first such duty through Dore was on 13th June 1992 when 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' and 5003 3 'Glorious' headed the ill-fated "Court Chester" railtour through Dore station and on to the Hope Valley, the only occasion on which Fifties passed between Dore Station and Dore West Junctions. Later in the same year, on 7th November, 5 003 3 'Glorious' and 5 0007 'Sir Edward Elgar' passed through on the outward leg of the "Minster Marauder" railtour. 1993 also saw two Fifty headed railtours. On 5th June 50050 'Fearless' and 50033 'Glorious' headed the return leg of the 'Bishops Triple' railtour and on 30th October 50033 'Glorious' and 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' passed around Dore curve on the outward leg of the "Mersey Man" railtour. Also in 1993 50026 Indomitable was dragged through on 14th April by 47322 en route from Booth-Roe Metals scrap yard at Rotherham to the Mid-Hants Railway at Alton for preservation.

The absolute finale for Fifties through Dore came over the weekend of 19th & 20th March 1994 when on the 19th 50033 'Glorious' and 50050 'Fearless' passed through Dore at 2145 heading the return "Cornish Caper" railtour to York. Following the hand over of 50033 'Glorious' to the National Railway Museum the following day, 50050 'Fearless' returned light diesel to Saltley from York, passing through Dore at 1933. Thus as British Rail was despatched to the history books so was Dore's association with the Fifties.

Perhaps if I had been told in 1979 that all the Fifties would have worked through Dore by the end of 1985 I should have believed it! What makes the story more remarkable is that it occurred with out the help of a booked turn and all but 50031 'Hood' could have been 'bashed' by the haulage fraternity through Dore on timetabled or relief passenger trains. Incidentally the most prolific Fifty has been 50003 'Temeraire' with nine appearances (out & back workings counting as one) whilst as previously mentioned I do only have one confirmed working for 50031 'Hood'. For the record the only Fifty to pass through Dore carrying different names was 50007 which made eight appearances in all, four as Hercules and four as 'Sir Edward Elgar).

Like with many railway records it is only after the event that I have attempted to compile a full list of the Dore workings. I do however believe I have 95+% of the workings recorded and I would therefore be very grateful for any corrections or additions that can be made to the attached listing.


PETER HALL
Ladies Spring Court
Ladies Spring Grove
Sheffield
S17 3LR
May 1994

CLASS 50 WORKINGS THROUGH DORE
DATE     LOCO   TRAIN                                 NOTES

04/08/79 50007 1043 BERWICK-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
21/0879 50024 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
  /09/79 50025 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
   /  /79 50049 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH ? EX WORKS ?
24/01/80 50002 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
13102180 50017 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
29/02180 50017 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
07/031.80 50002 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
13103180 50027 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
19/03180 50011 0725 PLYMOUTH-EDINBURGH FOR WORKS DETACHED YORK
03/04/80 50019 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
10104180 50014 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
17104/80 50046 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK

17/04/80 50007 1608 BRISTOL-NEWCASTLE DETACHED YORK
18/04/80 50007 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH ATTACHED YORK
01105/80 50001 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
19105180 50030 1023 PENZANCE-LEEDS DETACHED SHEFFIELD
19105/80 50030 1735 LEEDS-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS ATTACHED SHEFFIELD

27/05/80 50047 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
02/06/80 50011 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
27/06180 50013 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
04/07/80 50035 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
25/08/80 50023 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
03/09180 50023 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
18109180 50030 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
26/09/80 50006 0722 PLYMOUTH-EDINBURGH FOR WORKS DETACHED YORK
26/09/80 50003 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK

11/10/80 50020 0722 PLYMOUTH-EDINBURGH DETACHED SHEFFIELD FOR WORKS

06/11180 50004 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
10/11180 50006 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
20111/80 50012 LID TO DONCASTER WORKS C0920 FOR WORKS
05112180 50038 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
09/12/80 50038 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
30/12180 50022 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
12/01181 50048 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
16/01181 50032 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
31/01/81 50030 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH

06/02/81 50039 1023 PENZANCE---LEEDS DETACHED SHEFFIELD
06/02181 50039 1735 LEEDS-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS ATTACHED SHEFFIELD

20102/81 50015 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
23/02181 50040 0722 PLYMOUTH-EDINBURGH FOR WORKS DETACHED YORK
31/03/81 50020 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
14/04/81 50039 0722 PLYMOUTH-EDINBURGH FOR WORKS DETACHED YORK
05/05/81 50035 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
12/05181 50012 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK

02/06/81 47015+50010 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK

22/06/81 50036 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
11107181 50037 POOLE-KEIGHLEY 'ADEX'
11/07181 50037 1437 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH

20/07/81 50040 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
26/07181 50025 DONCASTER-PLYMOUTH 'RAILTOUR' RETURN LEG

03/08/81 50032 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
06108181 50040 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK

03/09181 50045 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
DATE 11/05/94 CLASS 50 WORKINGS THROUGH DORE PAGE 2
DATE LOCO TRAIN NOTES

17/09/81 50039 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
16/10/81 50033 0950 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
17/10/81 50006 PLYMOUTH-SCARBOROUGH 'RAILTOUR'
31110/81 50011 PLYMOUTH-CARLISLE 'RAILTOUR'
01111/81 50018 1412 PLYMOUTH-SHEFFIELD RELIEF
09/11181 50021 L/D TO DONCASTER WORKS C1225 FOR WORKS
18/11/81 50044 1021 PENZANCE-LEEDS FOR WORKS
19/12/81 50010 PLYMOUTH-SCARBOROUGH 'RAILTOUR'

19/12181 50010 SCARBOROUGH-PLYMOUTH 'RAILTOUR' RETURN LEG
09/01/82 50036 0730 BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET-NEWCASTLE TERMINATED YORK
09101182 50036 1344 NEWCASTLE-SWANSEA STARTED YORK
05/02182 50009 0700 NEWCASTLE-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS STARTED SHEFFIELD EX WORKS
06/04/82 50021 1735 LEEDS-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS EX WORKS
14104/82 50037 1735 LEEDS-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS EX WORKS
16/04/82 50016 1735 LEEDS-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS EX WORKS
04/05/82 50044 0602 SHEFFIELD-CARDIFF EX WORKS
25105182 50037 1425 PLYMOUTH-NEWCASTLE PARCELS

27/05/82 50042+50045 1237 LEEDS-CARDIFF EX WORKS

27105182 50037 1606 NEWCASTLE-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS
11/06182 50029 1735 LEEDS-BRISTOL TM PASSENGER/PARCELS EX WORKS
27/07182 50026 0701 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-LEEDS FOR WORKS
07/08182 50035 1315 PAIGNTON-SHEFFIELD RELIEF
07/08/82 50035 SHEFFIELD- ? ECS OFF PAIGNTON-SHEFFIELD RELIEF
09/08/82 50019 0905 PLYMOUTH-YORK RELIEF
09/08/82 50019 YORK-LAIRA ECS OFF PLYMOUTH-YORK RELIEF
10108182 50030 0905 PLYMOUTH-YORK RELIEF
11/08/82 50030 0905 PLYMOUTH-YORK RELIEF
12/08/82 50030 0905 PLYMOUTH-YORK RELIEF
12/08182 50030 YORK-LAIRA ECS OFF PLYMOUTH-YORK RELIEF
18108182 50003 0701 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-LEEDS
18/08/82 50003 1237 LEEDS-CARDIFF
10109/82 50007 0700 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-LEEDS FOR WORKS
17/09182 50048 0820 LEEDS-BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET EX WORKS
01110/82 50041 1604 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-YORK RELIEF
02/10182 50012 1015 PAIGNTON-LEEDS RELIEF

16110182 50020+50022 PLYMOUTH-CARLISLE 'RAILTOUR'

22/10/82 50028 1237 LEEDS-CARDIFF EX WORKS
27/10182 50034 1234 LEEDS-CARDIFF EX WORKS
17/11/82 50024 1735 LEEDS-BRISTOL TM PASSENGER/PARCELS EX WORKS
19/11/82 5001,1 1425 PLYMOUTH-YORK PARCELS FOR WORKS
23/12/82 50018 1237 LEEDS-CARDIFF EX WORKS
04102/83 50040 1246 PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR-LEEDS DETACHED SHEFFIELD
04/02/83 50040 1735 LEEDS-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS PARCELS ATTACHED SHEFFIELD
19/03/83 50005 OXFORD-SHEFFIELD 'FOOTEX'
19/03/83 50005 SHEFFIELD-OXFORD 'FOOTEX' RETURN LEG
26/03183 50015 YORK-WESTON SUPER MARE 'ADEX' RETURN LEG
15/06/83 50049 L/D DONCASTER WORKS-WR. C1350 EX WORKS
18/06/83 50033 OXLEY-SHEFFIELD ECS FOR SHEFFIELD-BRISTOL TM
18/06/83 50033 2047 SHEFFIELD-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS
07107183 50050 1423 YORK-PLYMOUTH STARTED LEEDS EX WORKS
06108183 50045 0653 PLYMOUTH-YORK
06/08/83 50045 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
13108183 50003 0653 PLYMOUTH-YORK
13/08/83 50003 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
DATE 11/05/94 CLASS 50 WORKINGS THROUGH DORE PAGE 3
DATE LOCO TRAIN NOTES

24/08183 50036 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
24108/83 50036 1423 YORK-PLYMOUTH
26/08/83 50047 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
26/08183 50047 1423 YORK-PLYMOUTH
13/10183 50050 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
13/10183 50050 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
14110183 50001 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
14/10/83 50001 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
29110183 50049 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
29/10183 50049 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
03/11183 50002 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
04/11183 50026 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
04/11/83 50026 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH

11/11183 50001+50003 L/D TO DONCASTER WORKS C1257 FOR WORKS

18111/83 50021 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
18/11/83 50021 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
09/12183 50014 0646 NEWCASTLE-PLYMOUTH LH viz HST) EX WORKS ATTACHED SHEFFIELD
17/12/83 50017 0940 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH RELIEF EX WORKS
31/12/83 50020 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
31/12/83 50020 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
13/01/84 50017 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
08/02/84 50028 0705 PLYMOUTH-YORK
08102/84 50028 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH
19102/84 50039 1340 NEWCASTLE-POOLE EX WORKS ATTACHED YORK
22/02/84 50006 1230 LEEDS-CARDIFF EX WORKS
09/03/84 50022 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS
24/03/84 50006 0820 LEEDS-BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET ATTACHED SHEFFIELD EX WORKS
11104184 50003 1428 YORK-PLYMOUTH EX WORKS
23/06/84 50017 1340 POOLE-SHEFFIELD
23106/84 50017 2050 SHEFFIELD-OXLEY ECS OFF POOLE-SHEFFIELD
03/07/84 50019 0922 NEWCASTLE-PENZANCE ATTACHED SHEFFIELD
21/08/84 50026 1125 READING-YORK RELIEF

22/08/84 50033+47592 0922 NEWCASTLE-PENZANCE EX WORKS (47592 DEAD)
06/09184 50020 0921 LEEDS-PENZANCE EX WORKS
25/09184 50043 0918 PENZANCE-LEEDS DETACHED SHEFFIELD FOR WORKS
04/10/84 50042 0110 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-LEEDS PARCELS DETACHED SHEFFIELD
04110/84 50042 0829 LEEDS-CARDIFF ATTACHED SHEFFIELD
11/10/84 50017+50038 1415 PLYMOUTH-LEEDS PARCELS FOR WORKS DETACHED SHEFFIELD

16/11/84 50015 0829 LEEDS-CARDIFF EX WORKS ATTACHED SHEFFIELD
06/12/84 50027 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT
08/01/85 50038 1539 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS
18/01/85 50020 0640 CARDIFF-YORK ECS FOR YORK-PLYMOUTH RELIEF
18/01/85 50020 1425 YORK-PLYMOUTH RELIEF
23/01185 50041 1539 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS
26/01185 50029 1400 LEEDS-BRIGHTON EX WORKS

29/01/85 50013 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
03/02/85 50045 1637 BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET-YORK RELIEF

03/02/85 50011 1412 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-YORK RELIEF RAN VIA LIFFORD CURVE
03/02/85 50011 2100 YORK-MALAGO VALE ECS OFF BRISTOL-YORK RELIEF

19/02/85 50023 1400 LEEDS-BRIGHTON EX WORKS ATTACHED SHEFFIELD
01/03185 50030 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
18/03/85 50032 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
21/03/85 50049 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
28/03/85 50014 1539 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS ATTACHED SHEFFIELD

02/04/85 50003 1355 CARDIFF-HULL FOR WORKS ?
02104185 50012 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
03104/85 50026 0906 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-YORK RELIEF
03104185 50026 1425 YORK-PLYMOUTH RELIEF
17104/85 50045 0853 PENZANCE-NEWCASTLE FOR WORKS
24/04/85 50010 1539 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS

02105/85 50003 0829 LEEDS-CARDIFF EX WORKS
23/05/85 50026 0923 NEWCASTLE-PENZANCE EX WORKS
04/06185 50043 1203 NEWCASTLE-CARDIFF LH viz HST) EX WORKS
10/06185 50025 1415 PLYMOUTH-LEEDS PARCELS FOR WORKS
18/06/85 50003 0855 PENZANCE-NEWCASTLE DETACHED SHEFFIELD

18106/85 50003 1602 NEWCASTLE-BRISTOL TM PARCELS ATTACHED SHEFFIELD

09107/85 50025 1602 NEWCASTLE-BRISTOL TM PARCELS EX WORKS .
25108185 50030 EDINBURGH-PLYMOUTH 'RAILTOUR' RETURN LEG
27/08/85 50009 0918 PENZANCE-LEEDS FOR WORKS DETACHED SHEFFIELD
10/09/85 50033 1538 LEEDS-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS PARCELS EX WORKS

12/09185 50004 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
18110/85 50045 1246 PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR-LEEDS

18/10/85 50045 2202 LEEDS-BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS PARCELS
24110185 50016 1801 YORK-BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET RELIEF EX WORKS

08/11185 50009 1255 YORK CARDIFF RELIEF EX WORKS
15/11185 50040 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
22/11185 50004 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT
28111185 50031 1538 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS
11/12/85 50022 0923 NEWCASTLE-PENZANCE

30/12/85 50008 1125 READING-YORK RELIEF 50TH CLASS 50 THROUGH DORE
02/01/86 50008 1033 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-LEEDS RELIEF
03/01/86 50021 2022 BELMONT YARD-SEVERN TUNNEL JUNCTION FREIGHT EX WORKS
29/01186 50042 -CARDIFF EX WORKS
08/02/86 50012 PADDINGTON-BUXTON 'RAILTOUR' VIA DORE CURVE
21/02/86 50036 1415 PLYMOUTH-LEEDS PARCELS FOR WORKS
05/03/86 50050 1538 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS
26/03/86 50005 1425 YORK-PLYMOUTH RELIEF EX WORKS
11/04/86 50026 0923 NEWCASTLE-PENZANCE EX WORKS
24/04/86 50035 1415 PLYMOUTH-LEEDS PARCELS FOR WORKS
29/05/86 50036 0943 NEWCASTLE-PENZANCE EX WORKS
15/07/86 50035 0943 NEWCASTLE-PENZANCE EX WORKS
30/09/86 50007 1415 PLYMOUTH-LEEDS PARCELS FOR WORKS
16/10/86 50037 1538 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS
17/11/86 50046 1415 PLYMOUTH-LEEDS PARCELS FOR WORKS
06/01/87 50048 1415 PLYMOUTH-LEEDS PARCELS FOR WORKS

15/01/87 50034 0110 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-LEEDS PARCELS DETACHED SHEFFIELD
15/01/87 50034 L/D SHEFFIELD- ? OFF 0110 BRISTOL-LEEDS PARCEL:
27/02/87 50037 1415 PLYMOUTH-LEEDS PARCELS FOR WORKS
02/04/87 50044 1538 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS
03/04187 50037 1538 LEEDS-PLYMOUTH PARCELS EX WORKS - LAST FROM DONCASTER
14/11/87 50020 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS-SKIPTON 'CHARTER'

07/08/88 50037 SWINDON-SCARBOROUGH 'RAILTOUR'

03/10/88 50003 1308 PLYMOUTH-YORK LH viz HST)

03/10/88 50003 2013 YORK-BRISTOL TM U viz HST)
23/04/90 50008 0922 PENZANCE-GLASGOW (ASSISTING HST) TERMINATED AT SHEFFIELD
23/04/90 50008 L/D SHEFFIELD- ? AFTER ASSISTING HST TO SHEFFIELD 
13/06/92 50007+50050 0809 WATERLOO-CHESTER 'RAILTOUR' VIA HOPE VALLEY
07/11/92 50033+50007 EASTLEIGH-YORK 'RAILTOUR'

14104193 47322+50026 L/D ROTHERHAM-ALTON (+3 VANS) MOVEMENT FOR PRESERVATION
05106193 50050+50033 YORK-MINEHEAD 'RAILTOUR' RETURN LEG
30110/93 50033+50007 0635 BRISTOL TM-SEAFORTH 'RAILTOUR' VIA DORE CURVE
19/03/94 50033+50050 1310 PENZANCE-YORK 'RAILTOUR' RETURN LEG

20/03/94 50050 L/D YORK-SALTLEY


PENNINE OBSERVERS NOTES

Western Region

Class 47/8 hauled trains continue to a make the news and the following sightings were made in the south-west during March 23/24th.

47812 worked the 10.15 Plymouth-Manchester followed by 478115 on the 11.44 Plymouth--Liverpool . On the following day 
47810 was seen at Bristol with 47814 at the head of the 15.44 Plymouth-Derby.
Also on the 23rd Exeter played host to 08801, 37097/219/230, 47575/5017/732, with 37040/115/203/892, 47635/816 at Bristol. 
37889 was seen-at Taunton on freight.

47714 made an unusual sight at Taunton also on the 23rd seen hauling two coaches and an HST power car.

The following day found 37412/668 on freight at Plymouth with sister loco 37670 working a freight at Bodmin. 37012, 47367/576, 60065 were seen at Exeter on the 25th, whilst a very interesting working on the Exmouth branch saw 37098/47576 top and tail
a troop train, presumably from Lympstone Commando, which was later seen at Bristol.

Also on this date 47839/849 worked the 10.15 Plymouth-Manchester and 47853 a Manchester-Plymouth. 47846 worked the 14.45 York -Plymouth. 37042/38, 59003, 60005 were seen at Westbury.
Newton Abbot was the unfortunate site of a serious accident when Sprinter working the 09.40 Paignton-Cardiff crashed into the rear of HST power car 43071 which was at the rear of the 07.20 Penzance-Edinburgh, resulting In 38 people being injured, two seriously, being flown by helicopter to Torquay Hospital. Services were severely disrupted for the rest of the day.
The 26th saw 47469/476/527/714/898 at Bristol with 47210, 60092 at Gloucester.

Southern Region

Noted at Eastleigh on April 4th were 08649, 33051/116, 37198, 37705/890 47125/144/6/7/286/290/2/6/8/307/14/30/60, 47711, 60088. 33108/114/8 were stored in the depot.

The following day found 113203/4,16/8/11/12/35 on (Gatwick Express services through
 Clapham Jet, with 47825 on the Brighton-Manchester, 37891 and 59005 worked stone
trains with 200,01/4 on the weedkiller.. 7310E-,"/117/1,38 worked light engine,
Working Mid Hants Railway services during the Easter Gala were 30506, 31874, 34105, 73096, 92203,  "Franklin D. Roosevelt and "Thomas".


Eastern Region

Class 60 hauled oil trains continue to be the highlight of workings in Lincolnshire with 60027/51 seen on March 29th, 60013/21 on April 12th and 60025/53. 37707 worked a cargo wagon freight on March 29th with 31541 on a p.way train on April 14th.
37516/682 and 56071 worked steel trains on 16th April with 47314 a -Freightliner service.
Class 37's were in evidence in number on March 26th with 37015/19/53/79/271/378,

More freight sightings were made on April 23rd when at Swinton 47218 worked a freightliner 56019 a chemical train, 56071 and 60020 steel trains and 47281 light engine. Class 47/8 sightings were 47826 on the 14.45 York-Plymouth and 47850 on the 09.05 Poole-York.

Class 08's and 47s were prominent at Tinsley on April 24th with
08389/661/691/879/880/919, 37238, 470961102/142/221/249/288/310/317/321/5/45/7 seen on the depot.

March 26th found 47492 hauling a charter train a Doncaster en-route to Carlisle.

A tragic accident occurred at Black Cars Crossing, Nafferton when a three year old boy was killed after being hit by the 16.40 Bridlington-Hull pacer unit,

April 3rd saw ballast workings on the Hull-Bridlington line with 37504/690 as power. Also 47630 was noted at Cottingham on the 'Orient Express' York-Scarborough-Bridlington-Selby-York charter. The 11th found 37517/711 at Hull.

More loco sightings at Cottingham when on April 28th 210902/5 worked up the branch on the weedkiller. The duo were seen at Hull on the 30th, York. on May 6th and Darlington on the 7th.
Also on May 7th 37053/65/97/217/239/358/415 were seen at York.


Midland Region

Seen at Birmingham on [larch 12th were 47829/832/53, 86216/228/240/5/256/7, 87034 
58003 and 60074 were at Washwood Heath with 4714//219/80/5/302/376 at Saltley.
86244/252/260 and 90012 were all seen on passenger duties through Carlisle with 47492/701/717 on specials. 31159/60/99/272, 37133, 47279/296 and 56019 were stabled.

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The railways Spring steam Gala on April 17/18th saw 1054, 57115, 47279, 48431 plus visiting locos 828, 7828 "Odney" Manor" and Metropolitan Tank No.1.

Thanks go to Messrs. Slater and Dewing


SOCIAL EVENINGS - JUNE to SEPTEMBER 1994
Robin Skinner

1 Rosemary Lane
Lincoln
LN2 5AT
Tel: 0522 520478

A new era begins. Out with the old (Tuesdays and Tony Caddick), in with the new (Wednesdays and Robin Skinner and John Sanderson).

Yes - in future all our meetings will now be held on WEDNESDAY nights at the Corporation Brewery Taps, Doncaster.

WE MEET ON THE FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

WEDNESDAYS AT EIGHT - DON'T BE LATE!

BE THERE - DON'T BE SQUARE!

Our Summer Fayre is shown
 
below - every one a winner.

Wednesday 15 June Robin and Batman. The dynamic duo of Skinner and Sanderson will entertain for the night. Better than Hinge and
Brackett.

Wednesday 6 July Ivan Shenton of Leeds. A welcome return visit by Ivan who has a sack full of superb slides.

Wednesday 20 July John Thompson "Transport of Delight". A long awaited debut.

Wednesday 3 August Celebrity to be confirmed.

Wednesday 17 August Performer to confirm

Wednesday 7 September
 
20th
ANNIVERSARY event. Open night.
Bring along your slides of 20 years of the PENNINE. Old friends particularly welcome.

FREE BUFFET


Wednesday 27 July 20th ANNIVERSARY event. Evening trip on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
Fare 5 on our chartered DMU.
There will also be transport available from Doncaster to Haworth and return (direct) on a preserved bus (departure
from Doncaster at 5.00pm) provided by our friends from FAST Tours.
Bookings and further details available from Uncle David Whitlam.