THE MAGAZINE OF THE PENNINE
Issue No. 23 - October 1978
NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE
First of all we
offer our congratulations to our President Geoff Bambrough and his
wife Lynne on the birth of a son, David Glen, during September.
Prom lst. January
1979 on each visit organised by the Pennine Railway Society there
will be a free lottery when the name of each member on the visit
will be put into one of our Treasurers hats and the winner of the
draw will receive a prize (not the hat).
Members are again
asked to send their suggestions for a club motif/ coat of arms to
any committee member, We are also rather disappointed at the lack of
response to the competitions which appear in Trans Pennine. Remember
- there are prizes to be won and anyone who takes time to send In
entries must stand a good chance of winning.
We would like to
thank Neville, the new landlord at the Masons Arms and his wife
Margaret for the buffet they laid on for Pennine members after our
quiz with the Peak Railway Society on 4th.October,their first
evening In their new job. Don't forget - we hold meetings here on
the first Wednesday each month starting at 19.30.
Once again a new
year approaches and with a view to this a membership renewal form Is
enclosed. We thank each and every one of you for the tremendous
support you have given us In 1978,we hope we have managed to give
you some pleasure. Once again the renewal fee is unchanged at 75p
per person or £1 per family. our fees have never altered since the
club was formed In 1975,and each member will again be sent a free
diary. We hope you will give us your support again in 1979.
Secretary is planning a varied list of trips for the first part of
1979 and visits will be detailed In our next magazine which members
will receive before Christmas. All members are asked to note that
our AGM will be held at the Masons Arms, Market Place, Doncaster at
12-00 on Sunday 7th.January 1979 and all are welcome.
Wed, lst. Nov
-Social evening at the Masons Arms, Doncaster 19-30. Mr .R. Milnes
Great Central Sheffield-Grimsby
-Social evening at Doncaster BRSA Club. First leg of PENNINE SHIELD.
Doncaster Railway Circle v SouthYorkshire Railway Photographic
Circle v Pennine Railway Society 19-30.
-North-East by rail. To Include Darlington, Thornaby and Tyne Yard.
Meet Doncaster 08-15 returning 17-45.Members £8, Children
Non members 50p extra
Tue.14th.Nov -Social evening at the Grapes Hotel, Trippet Lane
Sheffield. Second leg of PENNINE SHIELD 19-45.
Sat.25th.Nov -Derby Works 11-00.Meet Siddals Road entrance lo-45.
Members 35p,child 20p.gon members 55p child 30p.
Sat. 2nd.Dec -Yorkshire by rail, To include Tinsley, Holbeck (or
Neville Hill) York, and National Railway Museum. Meet Rotherham
08.-30.Return to Doncaster at 16-51.
Wed, 6th.Dec -Social evening at the Masons Arms, Doncaster. Final
leg of PENNINE SHIELD 19-30
Sat. 9th.Dec -Crewe Works 10-30.Meet 10-15.Members 35p Non members
Tue.12th,Dec -Social evening at Grapes Hotel, Sheffield. Pie and pea
Wed. 3rd,Jan -Social evening at Masons Arms, Doncaster. Members
Sun. 7th.Jan -PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY AGM, Masons Arms, Doncaster
Tue. 9th.Jan - Social evening at Grapes Hotel Sheffield. Ron Chaplin
- Deltic Story 19-45.
BOOKINGS AND REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO
LOCOMOTIVE STOCK ALTERATIONS
40011/88/121 - HM 08445-ER 08251-TE (ex store) 08008-FH
08339-YK 08775 40009/37/94/114/38/9-GD 47093-TE
37042 99 137 9
31243-MR 47165/291 56031-4 -TI 03160 47169/80-SF 31316 37176-IM
40125/79-SP 47074-CD 47344-BS 56036/46/7-TO
08840-LA 08491-BR 08895-PZ 37204/5-CF
Fitted with air-brakes
25035 25173 37038
03050 08041 20091 24023 84009
31109/302 37026/7/32/40/84/95/105/16 47275
50174 51235 59060-HA, 51227/34 59080.DE,55000/15-HN,
59782-HN, 59574-IS 50218 56407-BG 55034-RG (reinstated
56381/92-DN, 50490-BX 50497-NH 50924 51561 51884/92/937 52064
50625 50940 51926/33 52041/9 56213/23-CH
56258/67/8-LO 50389 50983 51927 52040 56266-NH, 59540-NL
55035 - ADB 975659 (route learning car)
COACHING STOCK NEWS
withdrawn. 1100(RE) 3044 35154 35157 35236
1764(RB) 4200 5327 13469 25223
1812/47(RMB) 5676 25788/9/92 25812/6/27 86803
1737(RB) 2515(SLSTP) 5659 86802
To Scottish 12019
shows a panorama of power at York station
NER class M 4-4-0 No.16219, GNR
LNER. class', A4 No.4468 MALLARD9 Deltic 55013
THE BLACK WATCH
Inter-City 125 No.254009.
Photograph is by courtesy of British Rail.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR' SERVICES.
BRB propose to
operate the following service over Christmas & New Year 1978/79.
SAT.23rd Dec. - Additional trains to augment existing services.
Dec. Normal Sunday service with some reduced late evening
MON.25th Dec. No
service except for local Glasgow suburban trains.
TUES 26th Dec.
Southern Region- reduced Sunday service.
Other Regions. -
Reduced weekday service from about 09.30 increasing in frequency
during the late afternoon & evening.
WED. 27th. - FRI
service with peak hour reductions. Normal service in Scotland.
Normal Saturday service.
Sunday service with some late evening cancellations. No overnight
MON, 1st Jan
Scotland - No daytime services except for local Glasgow
Overnight Anglo-Scottish services will run.
Southern Region -
Other Regions -
reduced level of weekday services starting
from about 10-00
and increasing in frequency during late
evening. No daytime Anglo-Scottish trains
will run but
there will be a full service of overnight trains.
TUE. 2nd Jan
Normal service with additional trains from Scotland to
GRIDDLE CAR FOR YORK
Mk.1 Griddle Car withdrawn by Scottish Region earlier this year has
been sent to the National Railway Museum. The car, Sc11009 has been
refurbished and restored In maroon livery by Glasgow Works and will
be the first coach built after nationalisation to be placed in the
museum. It may be utilised on excursion trains.
LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER RAILWAY
For the first
time since 1844 steam passenger trains will run Into Liverpool Road
station, Manchester In 1980. As part of the 150th. anniversary
celebrations of the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway
the station will be restored. At a meeting of Greater Manchester's
Art & Recreation Committee It was stated that it was intended that
the station opened In 1830 as the first passenger station in the
World should look as much as possible like Its original condition by
1980 and that steam locomotives would make a comeback on the
Liverpool-Manchester route throughout the summer all that year.
PENNINE BEST DRESSED MAN AWARD
for this title should reach the Magazine before 15th.November,Past
winners have included Mr. Norman Bolland (Lancashire) and Mr. Alan
suggested awards will be welcome.
Railway Society Is taking part in an increasing number of
competitions. On 4th.October we beat the Peak Railway Society in a
quiz at the Masons Arms by 27 to 7.Our team was Robin Skinner, Jon
Davis and Geoff Bambrough.
On 5th,October we
entered our first General Knowledge competition which is on a league
basis held at Mexborough LNER club. We lost our first match against
George and Dragon, Swinton by 27 to 15.Our team captained by Tony
Booth also included Roger Butcher, Geoff Bambrough, Ian Ashford,
Glyn Gossan, John Sanderson and 2 'guests'. Our next match Is on
entered a pool competition at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Rotherham.
A total of 24 customers entered. Robin Skinner lost the first match
played, Tom Helliwell lost In the next round and at the time of
going to press only John Sanderson remains unbeaten and has now
reached the last
competition. He carries with him our best wishes and our money.
Class 40 REPAINTED GREEN
has been outshopped from Crewe in all over green livery and carries
the old British Railways lion and wheel emblem.
has been unofficially named "NEWMARKETEER" and carries a nameplate
on one side.
The North West Branch of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain has
paid for the plates of 86101 (Sir William A. Stanier FRS) and other
names allocated by BR are:
CARLISLE 86205-CITY OF LANCASTER 862o6-CITY OF STOKE ON
CHESTER 86208-CITY OF LICHFIELD 86209-CITY OF COVENTRY
EDINBURGH 86211-CITY OF MILTON KEYNES
GUILD 86213-LANCASHIRE WITCH 86214-SANSPAREIL
86216-METBOR 86217-COMET 86218-PLANET 86219-PHOENIX
86221-YESTA 86222-FURY 86.223-HECTOR 86224-CALEDONIAN
86226-xAIL 86227-LADY OF THE LAKE.
DID YOU KNOW
Railway recently placed a new express train in service called "L'ECLAIR"
which runs 3 times weekly on the Pointe-Noire to
MAJOR ENGINEERING AT FALKIRK
Edinburgh/Glasgow high speed line is closed for 11 weeks to allow
major engineering work to be carried out in Falkirk Tunnel just east
of Falkirk High Station. Until this work, costing £ 1/2m. Is
completed all services will be diverted via Falkirk Grahamston
adding up to
on journey time. Departures from Edinburgh will be about
minutes EARLIER than normal and departures from Glasgow about
minutes later than normal. The speed limit through the tunnel will
be raised from 60 to 95mph paving the way for more powerful
locomotives and air-conditioned coaches to be introduced next
the last semaphore signal on the East Coast Main Line, Decoy No.2 SB
No,48 up main home signal was dismantled. Decoy NO.2 signalbox is
close to Doncaster Carr Loco.
was noted on 16th.September when 2 specials hauled by Class
locos called at Penistone for photographic purposes. So-called
enthusiasts were seen flinging doors open and jumping out of the
trains before they had come to a halt and then 'swarming' all over
the place. Such behaviour gives us all a very bad name.
Two additional HST sets were introduced on the East Coast Main Line
during October. Services affected are as follows:
From October 2nd.
EWD 11.55 Kings Cross - Aberdeen EWD 09.00 Aberdeen - Kings Cross
From October 8th.
SUN 12.30 Aberdeen - Kings Cross SUN13.00 Kings Cross - Aberdeen
LATE NIGHT FROM BLACKPOOL
The late night return excursion from Blackpool to Newark on Saturday
October 14th was 47 minutes late leaving Blackpool for no stated
reason. After an engine change at Preston due to shortage of fuel
and a further engine change at Healey Mills due to high engine water
temperature the train was last seen departing from Doncaster 147
minutes. It is reported that certain Pennine members (Gremlins ! )
were aboard this excursion.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE CORNER
The much publicised VIZZIKWIZ which was held at our September
meeting was very successful even though the attendance was somewhat
disappointing. There were 13 entrants in the competition which was
won by Keith Marshall with Roger Butcher second and Lord Booth of
Doncaster fluking his way into third.
Our October meeting was well entertained by a selection of John
Sanderson's vast collection of slides all of which he insists he has
taken himself. I don't know how old he was when he took the
Compounds and Saints etc. and it was curious how the 'Flying Banana'
kept creeping into the steam. section.
For our January 9th.meeting we shall be hosts to Ron Chaplin with
his Deltic Story and on February 13th. Geoff Lane will be our guest
with his excellent slides and on March 13th. we shall be entertained
by our friend Iain Waller.
We are still awaiting the appearance of you missing Pennine members
come on-rally round to the Grapes Hotel, Trippet Lane, Sheffield.
THE STEAM PRESERVATION SCENE
by PETER BARSBY
THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY
MR. Barsby visited the Severn Valley Railway on the occasion of
their enthusiasts weekend on the 9th. and 10th. of September and
sends us a report on their locomotives.
On 9th.September GWR 4566 started work with the 10-50 train from
Bridgnorth to Bewdley with a Great Western rake of coaches. On the
next day 4566 worked the 10-50 to Bridgnorth with the Bulmer's
Pullman train, Other locomotives In steam were 6960 RAVENINGHAM
HALL, 64439 47383, 6o0 GORDON, 45110 R.A.F. BIGGIN HILL, 8233, 7819
HINTON MANOR, 80079, 193, and 70000 BRITANNIA.
The J94 No.193 was working a freight train from Bewdley to Highley
and was looking in good condition.
70000 BRITANNIA was working all trains from Bewdley to Foley Park
after many years of extensive restoration work. BRITANNIA looked and
sounded immaculate but alas there is still more work to be done on
tender stales, firebox repairs and the Inspection to a weld on the
firebox. This work Is expected to take between 18 months and 2
from Preston Park has undergone an initial Inspection and work will
now start on restoration which will take a few years
.Early In the
season this loco received minor repairs but still needs attention
and awaits Its turn in the shed.
Work on HAGLEY HALL is progressing slowly and it Is hoped It will
return to traffic slowly. Work has been concentrated on boiler
repairs, wheels, axles and the tender.
One wheel is in the workshop being turned but much more work Is
needed on the loco and this may take some years.
THE GREAT MARQUESS
In the P.Way sidings at Arley station awaiting major overhaul. At
present the engine is painted purple
Work has started, with wheels and frames completed and as more
are repaired they
are returning to the frames and slowly 3205 is looking
like a steam
7714 and 43106
started but both require major overhauls.
stored at Bridgnorth awaiting major overhauls.
After many years of hard work ERLESTOKE MANOR is nearing
completion. It has received a coat of paint, there are a few minor
items remaining to be done and cab fittings need replacing but the
engine could be in steam by the end of next year.
5764, WARWICKSHIRE, MARY, DM319290, No.4, LADY ARMAGHDALE
the above are awaiting overhaul
This loco Is
stored at Bewdley where restoration is well under way and most of
the heavy repairs have been done. The boiler is being retubed and
cab fittings have yet to be replaced.
Locos due at the
purchased from Woodham's but it will not see service on the railway.
It has been bought for cannibalisation. The wheels will be given to
whilst the boiler will be used for spares for
D1013 WESTERN RANGER
D1062 WESTERN COURIER
have received wheel repairs at Cardiff Canton but these two diesels
will by now have arrived.
In the next
edition of Trans Pennine Mr. Barsby will provide details of the
Scottish Railway Preservation Society at Falkirk.
The winner was Mr. Gee of Sheffield and the runners up were M. D.
Turner of Harrogate and Mr. N. E. Wright of Doncaster. Answers to
the quiz were
3-3 -GUARD REQUIRED BY DRIVER
4-SLOW DOWN WHEN PROPELLING
5-DRIVER OR GUARD LEAVING TRAIN IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES
7-CORRECT VACUUM INDICATED IN REAR GUARDS COMPARTMENT DURING TEST
9-DRIVER TO STOP AT FIRST AVAILABLE TELEPHONE AND REQUEST POLICE
One of our members, Mr. S. W. Barnes of Loughton In Essex questioned
whether we should be publishing details of DMU bell codes since
these are to be found In the BR General Appendix which, of course,
is marked Private and not for publication'.
Mag. Editor - 'On the subject of bell codes I think Mr. Barnes Is
making a -mountain out of a mole hill. Anyone who has sat on the
front seat of a Western Region DMU will have noticed a sign
displaying this information in the drivers cab and these signs are
now appearing In other DMUs feel this information is readily
available without having to refer to private documents, This Society
would not be so foolish to publish truly confidential information.'
The Magazine Editor thanks Mr. Barnes for his entry but regrets he
was unsuccessful in winning a prize.
First prize is £2 with two runners-up prizes of £1 each. Entries to
reach Jon Davis 81 Bowden Wood Crescent, Sheffield 9 by
Below are listed 15 loco sheds. Can you name the town or city
associated with each?
NOTES AND NEWS
Locomotives noted in the North East on 6th.August Included 08176/562
at Consett,08148/254/671,03059,31220/39/84/6/7 at Tyne Yard
08370 at Low Fell and at Gateshead were 03064 /107 08001/54/147/445,
Class 03s in evidence on 28th.August were 03080 at Darlington:
03066/78/107 at Newcastle Central and 03061 was at Berwick.
On 10th.September 03089 was station pilot at Bradford Metro
On 3rd,September green liveried 08531 was station pilot at Liverpool
Street whilst silver roofed 47160 and 312o6/313 and 37052 were also
On the same day shunter at Spalding was 08133 whilst Doncaster
On 2nd.September the down Cornishman ran out of fuel between
Sheepbridge and Dronfield hauled by 46016.Class 45, 45104 was sent
from Sheffield to assist. The train arrived In Sheffield 49 minutes
late and left 62 minutes late behind 40084,On 7th.September a most
unusual sight at Sheffield was 44009 heading south light engine.
there was a complete power failure at Peterborough at 1810.The line
from Sandy to Stoke was hit and the train affected most seriously
was the 17-04 Kings Cross-Harrogate which reached Doncaster at
23-30,255 minutes late.
Towards the end
of September the 16-05 Nottingham-Carlisle produced some amazing
power. The loco works as far as Leeds and returns with the 20-56 to
Nottingham. On 21st,31244 had charge,
30th.September 37051 entered Sheffield with the 07-28 from Harwich.
The demise of
Filey continues with the news that Royal Oak North and South signal
boxes have been closed and Filey Holiday Camp box has been
D1048 was seen passing through Rotherham Masborough hauled dead by a
Class 31.The Western was en route to the North Yorkshire Moors
Railway, whilst on the 9th.October Claytofts 8521 and 8598 were
noted at Rotherham, thought to be en route from Derby to Glasgow for
A most unusual
special was organised by Sheffield Division on 7th. October with
37037 hauling the train from Mexborough to Rotherwood, l3003 to
Tinsley,76010/23 to Guide Bridge and 40015/20 to Sheffield via York.
8th.October exhibits at Barrow Hill Open Day were 56001.55012,47168.
37129,76053,20212,31252908509,03129 and 03189 which gave rides.
31272 hauled the 18-45 Birmingham New Street-Leeds Motor Show
76s noted on
Reddish on 6th.August were 76o02/4/9/15/
76o13/4/23/6/8/32/3/5/8 47 were on Guide Bridge. Shunters on Newton
Heath that day were 08016/84/475
and Longsight hosted 08599/82o/91/9o6/15.
Class 56, 56036
has been seen displaying large white BR double arrow insignia in the
centre of its bodysides ,large numerals, silver roof, brown
underframe, black cab window frames and cab side painted yellow.
noted on Willesden were 87003/11/6/22/9/34 and 81004/7/14 and
on Crewe Works on 15th.october were 40010/23/7/41/4/8/55/70/73/6/86/9/110/9/24/7/53/61/7/8
Also present were 20033/69/81/162/5/82
81013/82001/7,83011/2, 85003/6/21/2/39, 86013/29/207/39,87023/5,
along with a whole host of Class 47s-47016/4
715 71002/7/8 have moved to Swindon, possibly for cutting
up.71004/13/4 are still at Hither Green,71010/1 at Stewarts Lane and
71003 at Chart Leacon.73111 was still inside Slade Green Works on
23rd. September gas were 08378/600 and 33043/6. 09011 was noted at
Shepherds Well on 24th.September and 08830 09013/9 were at Dover
Marine. Shunters at Southampton Docks on 23rd,September were 08323
Swindon Works on 16th.August were: 1001/11/5/22/33/4/48/56/8/65/70/1
818 821 7029.
It is now
reported that Class 71s are on their way to Cashmore's at Newport
for cutting up and 71002/5/6 have arrived.
An unusual sight
at Paddington on 3rd.September was 20156/175 hauling a Lea Valley
Railway Club special to Newport.