THE MAGAZINE OF THE PENNINE
Issue No. 20 - April 1978
NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE
We hope that by now the warmer weather has arrived for one or two of
our recent visits have been held in near Arctic conditions. Members
will see from our future events list that our Fixtures Secretary has
arranged a wide variety of trips with places as distant as South
Wales and Fort William being visited.
Several of our trips are being arranged in conjunction with BR
excursion trains organised by the Doncaster Division. Those who have
travelled with us by rail will be fully aware that our members
receive preferential treatment on these trains and we know that this
makes our day out even more enjoyable, We do thank the staff at
Gresley House for their help and assistance.
Our Fixtures Secretary reports that our new bookings system is
working well. Members travelling on Star Outings now receive an
agenda approximately 14 days before the trip is run, along with a
reminder that any remittance due should be forwarded by return.
May we remind our Southern members that social evenings are held
on the first Friday of each month at the Cock Tavern, Phoenix
Meetings commence at 19-30 and all are welcome.
Finally our thanks to Mr. Robin Rowland who provided an excellent
evening's entertainment recently at the Masons Arms with his British
Transport films. A record attendance was reached.
Sat,22nd,April-South Wales by BR excursion from Doncaster with
stop at Sheffield or Rotherham (members to be advised).
include Ebbw Jcn, (Newport), Canton, (Cardiff) and Woodham
Bros. scrapyard at Barry. Ride by HST Newport-Cardiff.
Priceincludes fares and permits-Adult £6 Child £3-25,non-members
25p extra. STAR OUTING
Weds 3rd.May -Social evening at Masons Arms.
Eddie Plenty-Slides, 19-30.
Sun 7th.May -Crewe Works 14-30, meet 14-15,Members 35p Non-members
Sat13th.May -London depots-to include Stratford, Hither Green and
Common. Meet Kings Cross travel centre 09-15.returning to
Central London by 18-00. Cost includes permits and all travel
around London-,£2-50pNon-members £2-75.No half fares.
Sun.21st.May -Doncaster Works 11-00 and depot. Meet outside Plant
Hotel 10-45.Members 40p,non-members 60p,Children half price.
Mon.29th.May -North Yorkshire Moors Railway by BR excursion from
Adult £3 Child £1-50,Non-members 25p extra. STAR OUTING
Fri. 2nd.June -Sat. 3rd.June - Weekend trip to Fort William by BR excursion from
Fares-Adult £6-50 Child £3-25.Non-members 25p extra.
Wed. 7th.June -Social evening at Masons Arms, Doncaster 19-30
Sat.10th.June -Humberside by rail and sea, o include Hull Botanic
Immingham and Frodingham. Depart Doncaster 10-36,arrive back
19-49. Adults £4 Children £2, STAR OUTING
Sun,11th,June -Doncaster Works 11-00 and depot. Meet outside Plant
10-45.Members 40p,non-members 60p.Children half price.
Sat. 8th.July -Derby Works 11-00.Meet Siddals Road entrance 10-25,
Members 35p,child 20p.Non-members 55p,child 30p.
Sat,22nd,July -Birmingham area by rail-to include Bescot, Saltley and
Tyseley. Details available shortly. STAR OUTING
All bookings (EXCEPT FOR STAR OUTINGS) should be sent to Tom
Helliwell. If you wish to go on a STAR OUTING please book with Robin
Skinner stating how many places you wish to book and from which
station you wish to travel. If you require any further information
Tom or Robin will be only too pleased to supply it.
20023 31168-TI 31127/74/234-HO, 31161/83/214/5-IM,
31184/7/237 40036-GD, 31248/66/79 37019/46/8/53/7/14-1TE 37028
47542 3 37014-SF,08225 08164-DN,08549/50/7, 31195-FP,31193293/5-MR.
Region 25049/86/7/235 40145/8/50/l , 47269/541/53-HA,08326-HN, 0M42
London Midland Region 47100/2 25216/7-CD,25301 45033/42 47204/5-TO
08635 2515484-LO, 25313 40020SP, 40088/94/114/21-KD, 08199-CW.
37142/267-LA, 08259-SW, 08288-NA,08091 BZ,
08338 31135/54/8/401 47138-BR, 31131 47500/7/8/9/10/3-OC, 08410/786
08029 08071 08812
24057 24087 83004 84006.
Fitted with air brakes
Fitted with dual brakes
31227 45072 40148
50462 59192/3-NH, 50342
50819/24/7/8/30/52/71/7/80/3 50906115 51283 51490 56295 56452
593528/32/6/43/61-TS. 59617/23-TS, 50165/219 56079/370-DN, 50362
56126/416-SF, 51280/1 51472 52090/100 56417/23/33/8/50/4
59825-BG 51296 56431 59237/9-LN, 51539 51797 59691-HN, 51270/2/3/89/
0/2/3/4/7/8 5611 32 56413/4/21/58-NR, 50152/4/99/220 51216 51301/489
56077 56430-GF, 50138/46 51469 59077 59557-ED, 56076 59248-NL, 50939
56222-CH,50986 56221-L0,51537 51796 59560-DE.
COACHING STOCK NEWS
1052(RUO) 4291 34364 34369 37040
History was made
recently when HST power car
BREL's Crewe Works, for it was the 8,000th locomotive built at Crewe, making it the most prolific of all loco works.
KEEPING CARS OUT
A new 'park and
ride' scheme for holiday motorists this summer will help alleviate
traffic congestion in St. Ives and give a new lease of life to the
branch line and double the number of trains serving the Cornish
resort. The project will Involve construction of a new station at
Lelant Saltings ,with a car park initially for
hour will run linking the new station with Carbis Bay and St. Ives. An
all day parking charge of 60p will be made at Lelant Saltings but
this will include free travel by train to St, Ives or Carbis Bay for
all the car passengers regardless of the number involved.
TRAVEL FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
From Sunday February 26th. elderly
Yorkshire are able to travel free on trains In the area bounded by
Sheffield, Kiveton Park, Thorne North, Thorne South, and Darton on
production of an elderly persons travel permit. Persons are able to
leave from any station bounded by the above between
and 15-30 and18-00 and 22-00 on Mondays to Fridays, between 19-30
and 22-30 on Saturdays and all day until 22-30 on Sundays.
The GLC intend to
stations on the Stratford-North Woolwich line to help regenerate
the Dockland area. New stations are to be constructed at
Dalston (Kingsland Road), Hackney (Mare Street) and Homerton.
BRB intend to
extend the DMU service to Camden Road on
exploring the possibility of extending the third rail
electrification from Dalston Junction to Custom House/North Woolwich
using stock displaced from Watford services.
number of special trains running to Aintree for the Grand National
has been much reduced in recent years, 4 trains ran from the Eastern
Region for this years meeting on April 1st. Two trains ran from
Newcastle, one from Yarmouth and one from Sheffield carrying the BSC
VIP party in the Wickham Saloon,
On Monday 3rd.April at 21-30 a land slip at Thurgoland, between
Wortley and Penistone blocked both lines on the Sheffield-Manchester
"Woodhead" route, and the line was due to be completely closed until
at least Wednesday 12th.April.
services on the Sheffield-Huddersfield line ran to Penistone via
Barnsley and Dodworth.
9th, April Sheffield-Manchester trains were also diverted via this
route since the Hope Valley line was blocked due to engineering
work. A spare engine stood by at Barnsley Station to assist
locomotive hauled trains up the steep climb to Penistone if
It is with deep
regret that we inform members that the Paddle Steamer PS LINCOLN
CASTLE has been permanently withdrawn from the Hull-New Holland
ferry service due to boiler damage. Consequently a one boat service
will be operated by the D.E.P.V. FARRINGFORD until further notice.
weekend service will operate: Depart Hull Corporation
Pier-06-30,0730,09~00,10-30,12-25,14-30,16-00, 17-30, 18-15,21-15.
Depart New Holland Pier
-0700, 08-15,08-45,11-30,13-15,15-15,16-45,18-15, 19-30,21-50.
The normal Sunday
service will operate as advertised.
8th.April a society outing was made on a BR scenic excursion from
Lincoln and stations to Darnall to Carlisle, running outward via the
Settle and Carlisle line and returning over Shap and running via
Preston, Manchester Victoria and the scenic Hope Valley line. Electric
haulage was provided between Carlisle and Preston by
A sweepstake was organised on the 'Lincolnshire Handicaps run at
Doncaster that afternoons The-winner (Captain's Wings) was held by
Karen Stubbings the second ticket (Yamadori) was held by a syndicate
of Jack Davis and Keith Brown, and the third ticket (Claudio Nicolai)
was held by Jack Davis.
The draw was made
by Karen Stubbings,-(very suspicious)
Painted in its
original all over green livery acquiring Deltic style lime green
skirt),DP2 awaits departure from Retford with the 15-20 Sheffield
Victoria-Kings Cross 'Sheffield Pullman', during the summer of
We thank Jack Davis for the photograph.
MOTIVE POWER BOOK
The very popular
up to date book giving locomotive details and differences, ex-BR
diesels in industrial use, preserved diesel and electric locos, HST
and APT formations is available from Committee members or direct
from the Promotions Officer (address at the front of the magazine)
at the special price of 30p (list price 40p),or 40p including
Railcard is issued by British Rail and costs £7. It is valid for
journeys made up to and including 30th.September
2nd.Class travel for half the Ordinary Single, Ordinary Return, or
Awayday Return fares. Minimum student fares are £1-50 Ordinary
Single or Awayday Return, and
Ordinary Return'. This minimum fare does not apply on
Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays, or on any day during July and
qualify for a Student Railcard you must be a student aged 14 years
or over in full time education attending an Educational
Establishment for over 15 hours weekly and for at least 20 weeks of
the full academic year in the United Kingdom.
An Open Weekend
is due to be held at Doncaster Works on June 17/18th, COME ALONG AND
SUPPORT THE PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY STALL,
22nd.September to Sunday 24th.September why not have a weekend in
Amsterdam with the Pennine Railway Society. Travel will be by rail
from Doncaster or Sheffield to Harwich for the ferry to Hook of
Holland, and by rail to Amsterdam, Visit Amsterdam rail installations
and other places of interest, and see the night life of Amsterdam.
Travel out Friday
night, stay bed/breakfast in Amsterdam Saturday night and return
If you are
Interested please contact Robin Skinner for further details and
stations on Merseyside's latest addition to BR's electrified
stretch opened in January from Liverpool Central-Garston are
reporting booming business. Passenger journeys booked at the 4
stations St. Michaels, Aigburth, Cressington and Garston have reached
50,000 per month-all new to rail.
The single fare
from Garston-Liverpool is 24p,the same as the bus. However the bus
minutes-the rail journey takes 11 mins.
BY RAIL TO
British Rail is
playing a part in protecting London from the threat of severe
flooding by carrying gigantic limestone blocks from Caldon Low
quarry in Staffordshire to the capital for the multimillion pound
River Thames barrier project, due for completion at Woolwich Reach In
1983.The first stage calls for 30,000 tons of the large
blocks-weighing from 2 to 6
tons each and which will form the platform for the main structure-to
be delivered by this autumn.
To move the
blocks a special allocation of plate wagons will work In circuit
between Caldon Low and Angerstein Wharf, South of the river at
Greenwich. There they are off-loaded and moved to the site on barges.
Fifteen wagons a
day, each carrying up to
blocks, leave each day for Stoke-onTrent, 16 miles away, where they
are picked up by the Dewsnap-Willesden freight, where they are
marshalled to cross the river.
DID YOU KNOW-that
the average cost of completely renewing one mile of single track
railway Is £92.500 at July
On Monday May
8th. British Rail's
timetable comes Into
operation, with perhaps the most changes. taking place on Eastern
Region with a completely new service coming into operation on the
East Coast Main Line and its connecting services.
Cross and Edinburgh the number of daytime Inter-City trains have
Increased from 8 to 12 on weekdays and from
to 11 in the other direction, of which some will start the timetable
as HST's and most will be HST's by early 1979.Trains will leave
usually on the hour and the fastest journey time will be 4hrs 52mins.
Kings Cross and Leeds/Bradford/Harrogate will all be speeded up and
stops have been deleted at all ECML stations bar Peterborough and
Doncaster, except for the early morning train in each direction. Most
trains will depart from Kings Cross at 45minutes past the hour in
the off-peak and at
minutes past the hour at peak times.
have an additional service on top of Anglo-Scottish trains of
leaving Kings Cross at around the 30 minutes past the hour with a
stopping pattern of Doncaster, York, Darlington and Durham
the Anglo-Scottish train at Newcastle, having left Kings Cross half
an hour earlier, High Speed Trains will also be introduced on these
services during the course of the timetable, the first three being
departures, from Kings Cross.
stations from Huntingdon-Doncaster will run from Kings Cross at two-hourly
intervals. These too have been completely recast. As the Leeds trains
have been speeded up the familiar sight of them leaving a Hull
portion at Doncaster will end the Hull trains reverting to complete
trains with 4 services to Kings Cross and 3 from Kings Cross. The
rest of the pattern of semi fast trains run to York. Connection is
made at either Doncaster or York with a Newcastle or Anglo-Scottish
The other major
change is the replacement of the last two remaining Pullman
services-the 'Hull Pullman' which will be formed of all MKII air
conditioned stock and renamed the 'Hull Executive. The 'Yorkshire
Pullman' will also become an ordinary train of MKII air conditioned
stock, but sadly this service will cease to have a name. The ECML has
always been the mecca of Pullman services ever since the
introduction of the first LNER Pullman service to Harrogate in the
summer of 1923.
This will leave
only one Pullman service on British Rail-the 'Manchester Pullman'.
However, the new
service on the East Coast Main Line will bring a dramatic reduction
in running time. For example, the fastest time from Kings Cross-Peterborough
will be reduced from 1 hour to
and the time from Kings Cross-Doncaster will come down from 2hr
2mins to 1hr 40mins.
On other services
affecting South Yorkshire there are no major changes except that the
services from St. Pancras to Sheffield via Nottingham and Derby in
off peak times have had 8 minutes put into the running time due to
the St. Pancras-Bedford electrification work.
diverted is the 19-30 Newcastle-Bristol which will now travel from York-Sheffield via Doncaster
instead of via the S&K line through
Pontefract and Moorthorpe. No increase in journey time will be
Trains on the
Sheffield-Leeds via Barnsley line will increase in number, with a
half hourly service in peak periods.
The winner of
competition number 10 was Mr, D. M. Clark of Doncaster and the
runners up were Mr. K. Connell of Lydiate, and Mr. G. E. Collins of North
Answers to the
quiz were as follows:-
2-DRUIMUACHDAIR SUMMIT -1i,484ft.
above sea level
4-"SIX LOCHS LAND CRUISES"
7-GLASGOW AND ABERDEEN
8-"THE WAVERLEY ROUTE"
10-AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY (EARL OF CARRICK'S OWN)
Below are 10
anagrams, Find the hidden locomotive names and give their BR
numbers. First prize is £2 with each for two runners-up. Entries
should reach Jon Davis, 81 Bowden Wood Crescent, Sheffield 9 before
8-TENS OR WET ROPE
NOTES AND NEWS
locomotives continue to pass through the Stainforth area. Noted in
January were 40011/9/34/44/111/8/25,whilst 37227 and 47088 also
47271(HA) was noted at Rotherham working 1V50 19-30 Newcastle-Bristol, whilst on both the 9th.and 10th.February another
Haymarket engine,40173 had charge of the 08-36 Liverpool
20th.February the 10-20 Penzance-Leeds 'Cornishman' was noted
90 minutes late at Sheffield behind 47002.
The 17-50 Sundays
only Edinburgh-Sheffield (1E01) continues to provide a variety of
motive power. On 5th,March it entered Sheffield behind 37114. A
further Scottish Region locomotive noted in the Sheffield area in
March was Class 40940163 which worked a cement train through
Sheffield Midland on 10th.March.
branch which now sees one freight train on only two or three days a
week was guest to a Branch Line Society special train on 11th.March, the
first time a passenger train had passed over the line since its
closure to passenger traffic on 5th.October 1970. The 6-car DMU was
formed of the following vehicles (all refurbished)-50632 59387 59246
50643 56394 50155.
A visit to
Doncaster MPD on 12th,March saw a variety of locomotives in
attendance including 08065/6 in green livery,20212,40148/65,55002
Noted on the
Works on the same day were-03370,08006/48/99/131/482/
92/202/9/22/44/52/7/73/7/82/326 31413 37051/
Burton-Fletton 'Fly-ash' trains continue to be hauled by a variety
of locomotives. Recent sightings include 47519 and 47440 on
4th,Marchq 46035 on 18th.March and 31220/173 and 47034 on
formation left Doncaster on the 12-15 Kings Cross-Aberdeen (1S32) on
16th.March with 37221 leading 55005 and both locomotives were working. On 28th.March the 09-45 Kings Cross-Edinburgh relief was
hauled by 47085 'MAMMOTH' off Stratford MPD.
Three Class 56
locos were noted outside Doncaster MPD on March 18th, These were
56002/3/30.Class 56s are very frequent workers through Worksop. On
18th.March 556020 passed through on a freight.
On Monday March
20th. the first High Speed Train entered regular service on the East
Coast Main Line, the diagram being the 07-45 Kings Cross-Edinburgh and
the 1500 Edinburgh-Kings Cross (a Saturdays excepted diagram) The
set working on the first day was comprised of the following
vehicles43057 41067 41068 40501 42134 42138 40036 42131 42132 43061.
A second HST
diagram cane into operation from Monday April 17th, the 08-00
Edinburgh-Kings Cross and the 16-00 Kings Cross-Edinburgh 'The
Talisman'. - On 28th,March 24023 was noted passing Normanton towards
Sheffield after spending the weekend on York MPD. Later the
same day withdrawn Class 20, 20018 was seen behind 31128,and two
North East-South West trains were hauled by 31272 and 37011
Class 56 workings
on MGR trains through Retford on 28th,March included 56009/16/28/9
On lst. April
47090 "VULCAN" worked 1V67 06-39 Leeds-Paignton, whilst on the same
day 44009 'SNOWDON' was an unusual sight running light engine at
Rotherham Masborough. Withdrawal of the remaining Class 44s has been
temporarily postponed due to a motive power shortage. Withdrawal
should be completed when the delivery of further Class 56's eases
the motive power situation.
On 4th.April an
unidentified Class 20 loco was noted pulling 2 Class
electrics through Rotherham Central. These locomotives were probably
being taken from Rotherwood to Wath due to the line blockage at
Thurgoland. Electrics still stranded at Rotherwood on 9th.April were
76003/6/25/6/35, whilst 76007/9/11/6/21/7/8/30/4/8/41/6/7/51 were at
Wath the same day.
Also affected by
the blockage at Thurgoland was a Main Line Steam Trust circular tour
from Marylebone which should have been electric hauled from Godley
Junction to Tinsley Yard. It was in fact hauled from Godley to
Penistone by 76001 (BR's oldest main line loco), from
Penistone-Sheffield Mid. via Dodworth and Barnsley by 37205 and from
Sheffield-Tinsley and. back by 46003 which also took the train back
Reddish depot In recent weeks have Included 87005 "CITY OF LONDON"
on 28th.February and 87002 on 9th,April, Reddish's resident Class
24, 24022 is to be cut up on site as its condition is dangerous. Also
DC electric 76056 "TRITON" has been withdrawn after being seriously
an accident at Sheffield Victoria.76054 "PLUTO" has been reinstated
as a replacement (this loco still. carries a train heating boiler).
on Wigan Springs Branch on 17th.March
Included 08299/616/744, 25036/47/121/283/5, 40032/79/88/93/132/81/8/91, 47195/334,81017. Noted at Edge Hill the same day were
08887,25048/152/208, 40180,46050,whilst Birkenhead hosted
47554,and 08463/532/669/89/90/838/85/923/31/9 were on Allerton with
08282 at Warrington Central.
47080 'TITAN' was seen on an enthusiasts special at Water Orton
whilst 08672/841, 25137 and 25259 were at Wolverhampton High Level.
24023 and 24082 were noted working in the Crewe area. The following
members of the class were on 'death row' at Crewe Diesel
depot. 24036/57/73/87/91. Four Class 87s passed-Crewe that day carrying
names 87001 "ROYAL SCOT" , 87006 'CITY OF GLASGOW', 87007 'CITY OF
MANCHESTER' and 87018 'LORD NELSON'. On 8th.April 87013 'JOHN O'
GAUNT' was noted at Carlisle station. On the same day locomotives
seen at Workington were 08107/396, 25146/200/37 and 40191.whilst
47538 'PYTHON' left Carlisle with a train for Stranraer.
were noted at Weymouth on.11th.March33108/10/2/8 and 47176/545.
locomotives were noted at Oxford on 11th, March:
08656/946, 31121/304, 47191 and 50038.On 25th.March 08118/848 were
at Severn Tunnel Junction whilst Ebbw Junction hosted
37179/208/13/20/8/969 and 37217/35/40/53/71 were at Swansea East Dock along with 08637/792/897 and Landore hosted 03144/5/52.
St.Rollox Works on 4th,March were-06007,
26003/8/23/6, 27024/6/38/42/4/103/203/9, and on the scrap road were
26020/8, 25018/25/31/96 and the remains of 20024 and 26009.
Noted on Polmadie
on 25th,March were-08712/33/54/853/952,20002/15/85/9/20095,1108/9/15/7/123/205,25007/76/98/142/234/84/319,27010,37147/50/2/4,,
45018 and 47036/270/464.
Eastfield on 25th.March were-06003, 08227/347/506/61/621/93/0872/827/82/938, 20036/96/101/7/12/21/4/5/6/202, 24006,25013/33/62/72/90/3
40160 47024/38/41/5/53/207/68/424 and BP No,8
"GRANGEMOUTH" ,ex-BR D9524.
08450 was stabled in the goods yard at Dumfries and a day later
25235 was seen heading the 10-45 Glasgow Central-Carlisle. On the
next day 20103/206,25002 and 45021 were stabled. at Carstairs whilst
2601o/26 were sighted at Forteviot (near Perth) in a lonely siding
attached to a brake van. In the sidings at Perth station on
27th.March were 08346/428/41/736/61, 25035/86, 26012/9/25/40,40184
and 47141.A southbound express passed behind the unusual combination
of 40184 and 27012. Also noted on expresses were 40047/66 and 47042
which had strayed from Immingham.
retains its original gas lamps and its platform is still at the old
Highland line level. At Pitlochry 26038 hauled what was locally known
as 'The Wellie Boot' which consisted of 2 coaches plus a Pullman car
for the permanent way gangs who were doubling the track at
Newtonmore. This train arrives at Perth at 17-00 and is, at the moment, a scheduled train. Still on Monday 27th.37153 headed a freight that
waited for a northbound freight headed by 25085 to pass on the
Class 06, 06005
was the harbour pilot at Dundee on 28th.March.On 30th. March on shed
at Fort William were 20099/124/5 and 270079 and 2 other 27s were sent
to Mallaig to form the 16-00 Mallaig-Glasgow Queen Street as there
is one more train from Mallaig each day than from Glasgow.
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3706-14 3871 3975 4184/92 4285 4330/40 4474 4547/64 4671/9
13179 15749 15846 15971 16006 24045 24260/74 24457 24520
24761185/96 24815 24972/90 25026/9/46/69 25102/32 90 2522 4 81
25455/80/93 25507 25669 74/83/94/6/9 25710/99 349/64 3522750/3/68
87229/70 87517 87/659 87974 30309 37305 70621 E311 (Pullman)
1266 1371 1926
194o 1949 1955 1957 2556
E-25348/91 35489 80434. To M-1742/51 5275 5726 5809 80412/1218.
To W-3159 25786.
To SC-81330. To Departmental stock-14071/8/84 RDB
- A recent edition of 'Railway World' reported the sighting of the
last green Class 20.The following were noted on lst April-20141/53/4/55/6/64/7/70/7 at Toton, 20147/50 at
Westhouses, 20023/131 at
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