The Magazine of the Pennine Railway Society
No.33 - September 1980
NOTES FROM THE
Are you interested in your society journal? Is the committee
interested in your society journal? We are well into the last
quarter of 1980 yet this is only the fourth Trans-Pennine of the
year. Why?. Is too much money being wasted on postage, with
trips-lists being sent out separate to magazines and quite a few
members (including the Editor) receiving two copies of the same
magazine in separate envelopes recently?
Correspondence to the Editor has dried-up (save for a few die-hard
quiz entrants), so it would appear that everyone is quite pleased
with the present situation.
Publication of the last magazine was delayed by a committee decision
to wait until Tony Booth was fit enough to print for us (after his
recent illness), rather than spend large sums of money having the
magazine printed elsewhere.
The Magazine Editor apologises to Andrew Skelton for the omission of
his cartoon from the last magazine. This item was left-out during
the printing stage, presumably because of difficulty
Midland Railway "Spinner" No.673 stands outside Tinsley Service.
shed on 15th.June,1980, before the open-day crowds descended upon
Built at Derby in1897 to the design of S. W. Johnson, this 4-2-2
locomotive is now preserved by the Midland Railway Trust at
Photograph by Keith S. Nerian.
HOW TO CONFUSE YOURSELVES - THE BRITISH RAIL WAY
Remember the article in Trans-Pennine No.32 about the
Lincoln/Cleethorpes - Retford Sheffield "Paytrain Guide" and the
A spokesman for BR. Eastern Region admits the miss-spelling of
Kiveton, but says the disaster with the times of the 09.46 Sun.
Woodhouse - Cleethorpes occurred AFTER proof - reading had taken
If this is the case, then why was another blunder (which we chose
not to mention at the time) copied from last-year's pocket
The hereditary mistake is as follows:
09.40 Yarmouth Vauxhall - Manchester Piccadilly (SO 31st May - 6th
Lincoln Central D.
We know the Doncaster Division deal with High Speed Trains, but even
a Class 254 unit couldn't keep up with these times!
*The views or comments published herein are not necessarily the
views of the Pennine Railway Society or its committee.
03 061/62/81/111; 06 005/8; 08 015/59/76/86/89/127/28/33
39/46/62/65/207/18/51/392/453/545/636/862/63; 25 001/09/87/10
13/19/21 /23/47/52/68/74/87/103/08/204/23/25; 27 009/44/202;
31 004/08/19/103%264/74; 40 011Y26 40 100/08/14/23/46~56; 45 047; 46
012/13; 84 002; 20 018;
At Swindon: 08 149 (U); 08 198 (S); 08 259 (S); 31 136 (U); 31
265 (s); 40071 (s); 40147 (u 45 021 S ; 45 0 ; 46 001 (S); 46 004 (S
; 46 006 (s ; 46 010 (3); 46 011 (S); 46 016 (S~; 46 017 S ; 46 0?A
; 46 ; 46 020 (S~; 46 021 (S}; 46 022 (S); 46 023 (S ; 46 025 (S);
46 026 S ; 46 027 S ; 46 028 S ;
At Derby: 45 008 (U);
At Doncaster: 37 228 (U};
At Reddish: 76 003 (S1; 76 036 U ; 76 040 (S); 76 041 (U); 76
04.6 (U); 76 047 M: 76 049 (u);
At Crewe: 26 013 (U);
At Millerhill: 25 006 (S),. 25 007 4S); 25 011 (S);
47 027 = 47 558; 177-039 - 47 565; 47 045 = 47 568; 47 048 = 47
570; 47 168 47 572; 47 174 = 47 574; 47 181 = 47 578; 47 180 = 47
47 184 = 47 585; 86 o1l 86 311; 86 015 = 86 315;
03 021 GD; 03 022 ; 03 154 MR; 03 158 NR; M 003 DE; 08 053 TE; 08 0
TE; 08 061 BG; 08 068 SY; 08 085 TE; 08 091 LA then HM; 08
093 YK; 08 096 CA; 08 097 CA; O8 100 CA; 08 102 LN; 08 142 TO; 08
180 SB; 08 199 BU; 08 205 NR; 08 209 TI; 08 210 YK; 08 224 '
HM; 08 228 SF; 08 2 7 SF; 08 242 LN; 05 .247 DR; OB 313 C;D; 08 319
LE.. 08 38C IM; 08 389 TI; 08 391 DR; 08 W3' DR; 08 401 FH; Ob 407
CR; 08 413 MR., 08 416 CA; 08 445 FH; 08 493 MR; 08 499 FH;
08 514 FH; 08 528 MR; 08 529 CA; 08 538 MR; 08 539 MR; 08 550 SF;
08 587 LE; 08 609 DY; 08 703 CD; 08 890 WN; 08 945 LA; 08 954 BZ; 20
051 TI; 20 052 TI; 20 119 HA; 20 121 HA; 20 126 HA; 25 026 TO; 25
027 CD; 25 036 KD; 25 051 BS; 25 053 BS; 25 054 BS; 25 055 KD; 20
058 BS; 25 060 CD; 25 061 LO; 25 080 LO; 25 084 KD; 25 085 SP; 25
089 CW; 25 090 SP; 25 094 CW; 25 101 CW; 25 106 TO; 25 145 CD; 25
155 SP; 25 206 SP; 25 207 BS; 25 218KD; 25 222 LO: 26 013 HA (but
see above); 26 014 HA; 26 018 HA; 31 161 SF; 31 245 SF; 31
271 HM; 31 281 IM; 31 297 SF; 31 299 GD; 31 303 SF; 31 306 SF; 31
312 YK; 31 316 YK; 31 319 YK; 31 406 MIR; 31 418 MR; 37 010 MR; 37
013 ED; 37 018 TI; 37 029 TE; 37 060 TE; 37 080 TI; 37 093 GD; 37
094 TI; 37 105 TI; 37 117 ED; 37 120 ED; 37 123 HM; 37 138 ED; 37
157 ED; 37 196 ED; 37 206 LA; 37 207 LA; 37 234 CF; 37 235 CF; 37
238 ED; 37 253 ED; 37 274 LA;37 276 CP; 37 295 BR; 37 296 BR; 37
297 BR; 40 001 KD; 40 013 SP; 40 020 KD; 40 022 KD; 40 037 TE; 40
038 HM; 40 049 GD; 40 052 HM; 40 056 HM; 40 070 GD; 40 074 HM; 40
075 TE; 40 077 HM; 4,0 082 KD; 40 084 HM; 40 085 HM; 40 086 HM., 40
155 SP; 40 187 GD; 4O 195 Hm; 4O 196 HM; 4O 197 HM; 40 198 GD; 47
026 LA; 47 032 LA; 47 035 LA; 47 052 YK; 47 060 OC; 47 O61 OC; 47
063 OC; 47 129 LA; 47 136 LA; 47 162 FP; 47 163 YK; 47 255 YK; 47
292 IM; 47 296IM; 47 325 CD; 47 331 CD; 47 332 CD; 47 333 CD; 47
362 TE; 47 421 IM; 47 422 IM; 47 424 ED; 47 432 CD; 47 435 ED; 47
467 IS; 47 473 LA; 47 479 BS; 47 482 LA; 47 519 SF; 47 521 SF; 47
522 SF; 47 549 SF; 47 563 CD; 47 565 SF; 47 567.SF; 47 569 SF; 47
576 SF; 47 578 SF; 50 030 Oc; 50 031 Oc; 50 032 OC; 50 035 OC; 56
020 HM; 56 037 TI; 56 058 TI;
76 031 RS; 76 032 RS; 76 038 RS; 76 051 RS; 76 053 RS;
86 250 The Glasgow Herald; 86 254 William Webb Ellis;
REMEMBER CLKS5 14 ??
Would you like to preserve one???
THEN STAY TUNED FOR TRANS-PENNINE No.34
by Gerry Collins
Being of the mind that only railways in Britain are interesting, a
few days in Ireland recently changed my mind and I promise not to be
so parochial in future.
As you would expect from the Irish, things have to be different. The
gauge is 5ft. 3ins, the concrete sleepers narrower but deeper and
laid , at closer centres than on B.R.
The Dublin Suburban Railway extends from Dundalk near the border to
Bray south of Dublin, a distance of some 65 miles.
Trains comprise ex DMU sets, loco hauled or propelled (push pull).
DMU. driving cars of these sets have the windows blanked off, that
is, if the coach is part of an intermediate set.
The coach seating varied from normal upholstered (and as dusty as on
BR) to plastic seats long ways either side of the coach.
Externally, various bodywork patches were to be seen.
The locos we-re quite small 1956 vintage and by Met Vick. with a
bionic arm by each cab window for catching tie single line token.
Not that saw any single line on the railway.'
The "Boat Train" from Howth to Dun Laoghaire is hauled by a slightly
larger locomotive, based on a Class 52 design. The boat train driver
said his loco was of 500hp. and the smaller ones 250 hp.
However, I could not relate these figures with the duty and physical
size of the locos. (Does any one know the correct horse power?).
Suburban stations are basic (they must have been studying, BR.)
Semaphore signals are lower quadrant, and all home boards painted
The -fare structure was very simple, consisting of flat rates. 38p.
bought a journey card from Malahide to Dun Leoghaire-say 15 miles~
and I could have travelled a lot farther for flat price.
The Best Buy is the Ten Journey Card, available at today's price of
C3.20. Two or three years ago it was about £1.80 these tickets
are undated. So if you bought at the old price and went abroad,
returning after two years5 you just carry on and use up the ten
Apparently the fares for longer distance travel to say Cork or
Rosslare are dearer per mile. The railway is subsidised and I can't
help feeling that suburban fares could be raised
without hurting the travelling public - but then, I don't think like
PENNINE SHIELD 1980
The producer of our latest "Trips-List" appears to have
"Jumped-the-gun" by including the dates and venues of the 1980
"Pennine Shield" quiz competition.
At present it is unknown which societies are taking part and how
many rounds are to be contested so it is impossible to give any
dates or venues.
SR CROMPTONS FOR MID-WALES
It seems quite possible that Southern Region Class 33 locomotives
will take over the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services, which are at
present operated by CD based Class 25s,during the course of 1981.
It is expected that the Cromptons will work one round trip to Crewe,
in-between working a Portsmouth Harbour - Cardiff Central train and
returning to their home region with a Cardiff Central - Portsmouth
BR SEND OUT SUICIDE NOTE
At 18.00 hours on Tuesday,7th.October,British Railways issued the
following Press Release to the press and media:
"FREIGHT SERVICES TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM MANCHESTER/SHEFFIELD/WATH
British Rail has decided to withdraw freight services from the
Manchester/Sheffield/Wath lines from 1 June 1981 and close the
section of line between Penistone and Hadfield which is used only by
freight trains, saving some £2.5m a year. No government support is
given for BR's freight business and BR. has no option but to
eliminate loss-making surplus capacity".
"The closure decision, which has been under discussion with trade
unions and local interests for some months, has become urgent
because of the losses facing the freight business following the
steel strike and as a result of the general recession'.
" Although the section of line between Penistone and Hadfield will
be closed, the track bed and the Woodhead tunnel will be retained by
British Rail for a reasonable period`
"Passenger services will continue to run between Hadfield, Glossop
and Manchester. For the time being, passenger services will also
continue between Penistone and Sheffield, although a proposal has
been put forward under Section 56 of the 1962 Transport Act and will
be subject to a Ministerial decision".
"Freight movement over the MSW route is now at the level of about 25
train movements each way daily and plans of the two principal
customers, the NCB and CEGB, wIll mean even less traffic in future.
All traffic flows can be accommodated more economically over the
other three trans-Pennine routes. There will be no diversion of
traffic from rail to road.
"Although the line is electrified, it is an outdated, non-standard
1,500 volt DC system which it would not be economic to convert to
the modern 25Kv AC system. in any future electrification priority
would be given to the Diggle route over the Pennines between Leeds
and Manchester, via Huddersfield".
"The closure of the central section of the MSW line will directly
affect the jobs of about 180 staff, but virtually all will be
offered alternative posts".
Here are just a few points which can be raised against the contents
of this "Press Release":
BR say this closure would save "some £2.5m a year. Less than a year
ago BR were cancelling trains wholesale because of a fuel shortage,
so the closure of an electrified main line must in the long-run be a
stupid move and will boost the fuel bill tremendously.
They talk about eliminating "loss-making surplus capacity". The best
way to achieve this would be to do everything in their powers to
attract more custom. Once the surplus is cut-off BR would never have
the capacity to cope with any future upsurge of traffic.
Chopping big chunks off Britain's rail network will serve only to
worsen the "general recession'.
Is an absolute load of rubbish! What the hell is a "reasonable
period' supposed to mean and what would be the point of keeping a
Surely The Hadfield - Glossop - Manchester service would be even
less standard after closure of the MSW and therefore a sitting
target for closure in the not-too-distant future.
Nothing is said about the plans for the freight service to the
Stockbridge Railway at Deepcar, who provide the link to and from BSC
Stocksbridge. Will this too be axed?
The main reason for the low number of trains using the line is the
fact that the majority of the traffic is sent by circuitous routes
to keep it off the MSW.
There will be a diversion of traffic from rail to road, because BR
will lose customers through worsening their service in this manner.
There is no logic here. It does not make sense to say that
conversion of an existing electric railway from DC to AC. "would.
not be economic" and then to talk about starting from scratch on
electrifying another route.
With BR policy for single-manning of trains and major reductions in
the number and size of freight yard, how can these men possibly be
found alternative posts?
BR do not mention that fact that Totley Tunnel (which costs far more
in upkeep than the entire M.S.W.) has to be closed every winter
Sunday for engineering work, leaving Woodhead as the only passenger
link between Sheffield and Manchester. Nor do they mention the fact
that the MSW is the only Trans-Pennine route capable of accepting
modern 8' 6" Freightliner containers.
INTRODUCING THE CLASS 40 PRESERVATION SOCIETY
by Philip Baines
"Trans-Pennine" readers may be interested to learn that a society
has been formed with the intention of preserving one of British
Rail's Class 40 locomotives.
These English Electric type 4 locomotives, originally numbered
D.200 to D.399 and now 40 001 to 40 199,were, the pioneers of
B.R.'s main line diesel fleet. Their exploits throughout the
Eastern, London Midland and Scottish Regions will be well
known to "Pennine" members. However, recent months have seen several
of this fine class withdrawn from service and with the possibility
of more withdrawals
to come, the task of the society is becoming more urgent.
The society feels that a member of the class should be preserved in
full working order for eventual use on a preserved railway, or on
special trains over BR metals. Contact has been made with BR at
Derby and we have received assurance that we will be able to tender
for a Class 40 when the time comes. It could be several years before
complete locomotives are offered for sale and so our appeal fund
target has been set provisionally at £20,000.
Any "Trans-Pennine" reader wishing to help in our project can
contact the author, who is the society's South Yorkshire and
Lincolnshire Branch Organizer, at the following address:
111,Carr House Road, Doncaster.
Alternatively, any reader living outside the South Yorks.& Lincs.
area is advised to write to the Secretary of the society:
Mr. T. Knight,
Membership of the society is £3 per year for adults,£2 for children,
or family membership is available at £5 per year.
Each member receives our quarterly magazine "The Whistler", giving
up to date information about the Class 40 Preservation Society and
includes articles of interest to all rail enthusiasts.
My thanks are due to the Editor of "trans-Pennine" for offering our
society the chance to introduce itself in the pages of this
Latest in the Oxford Publishing Co's "Power Series" is a fine book
entitled "THE POWER OF THE ELECTRO-DIESELS'
by Colin J. Marsden. Price £5.95.
The book forms a pictorial history of the Southern Region's
Classes JA, JB and HB (73/0,73/1 & 74) electro - diesel locomotives
and also includes an interesting section of technical photographs
Other titles in the series so-far are:
"The Power of the A4s"; "The Power of the BR Standard Pacifics";
"The Power of the 40s" ;"The Power of the 47s"; "The Power of the
"The Power of the Deltics"; "The Power of the Duchesses"; "The Power
of the Peaks"; "The Power of the Westerns";
"TOWN TRANSPORT IN CAMERA" is published by Ian Allan Ltd. and
selling at £5.50. The author is J. Joyce.
This book surveys the development of town transport from the
earliest omnibuses, through horse and steam tramways, to the
electric era on local railways, tramways and trolleybuses, to the
motor bus and rapid transit prospects for the future. Many
quotations from contemporary sources add life to the book, which
includes a chronology spanning from the establishment of Hackney
coaches in London in 1625 to the opening of the first section of the
Tyne & Wear Metro in 1980.
Just two examples of the rare photographs to be found in this volume
are a very old shot of a train on the Liverpool Overhead Railway and
a superb view of a Brush powered Mexborough and Swinton Sunbeam F4
"trackless", near Wath Road Junction.
One of the highlights of the "RAILWAY WORLD ANNUAL 1980" (Ian
Allan Ltd.£3.95) is a fantastic colour plate of "The ice-encrusted
25 172 on snowplough duty at Blea Moor".
Edited by Michael Harris, the annual includes 18 articles, with
titles such as "Winter on the Long Drag", From Crewe to Jerusalem',
"The Era of the Diesel Prototype" and "Summer Saturdays on the
Somerset & Dorset and 5 photo features Including "Industrial
Steam","The Clans at Work" and "The Versatile Class 31s".
GOOD GRUB GUIDE
This feature has been suspended,owing to the total lack of-
interest shown by you, the members.
However the "Walts" are still compiling a list of eating
establishments which offer good meals at a reasonable price, which
they eventually hope to publish as a guide to railway enthusiasts.
COMPETITION No.22 L.M.S.SHED CODES (post war)
Prize-winners were: 1st: T Dean, Swallownest, South Yorkshire;
2nd.K.F.Connell (no publicity requested), of Burscough, Lancashire;
3rd.K.Major,of Sheffield, South Yorkshire;
The answers were as follows:
1. 26B Agecroft 9. 32A Inverness
2. 3A Bescot 10. 15B Kettering
3. 30A Corkerhill 11. 7A Llandudno Junction
4. 13B Devon's Road 12. 19B Millhouses
5. 8A Edge Hill 13. 2D Nuneaton
6. 25G Farnley Junction 14. 11D Oxenholme
7. 31D Grangemouth 15. 13A Plaistow
8. 22E Highbridge 16. 17D Rowsley
The only entrant and therefore the winner was G. Connell, of
Burscough, Lancashire. Gary receives a Motive Power Pocket Book, for
The answers were as follows:
1. 08 687 "Ashburys"; 08 915 "Longsight";
4. D.1628, 47 046 & 47 601
.8. "GREAT GABLE'; "CROSS FELL; "TRYFAN;
9. 46 02CLEICESTERSHIRE & DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY"
Compiled by Bryan Dawes
Find the names belonging to the locomotives listed below to complete
First Prize £3.00; Second Prize £2.00; Third Prize £1.00;
Entries should reach the Magazine Editor before 30th.November,1980.
Clues Across (2) 87 009 (6) D.1039"WESTERN... (10) D.818 (12) 47 555
(15) D.9020 (17) 46256 (20) 33 027 (25) 50.044 (26 & 31) D.58 (29)
55 007 (30) 61018 (32) 86 228.
Clues Down (1) 47 07~ (3) 47 511 (4) 47 081 (5) 08 688 (6) D.827 (7)
08 784 (9) D.1048"WESTERN... (11) 50 030 (13) 47 480 (14) D.851 (16)
3440 (17) 40 028 (18) 50 027 (19) 50 050 (21) D.1671 (22) D.814 (23)
50 021 (24) 47 089 (27) 65216 (28) D.854.
VITAL TRAFFIC TO BE DISCARDED
British Railways Board have announced their intention to withdraw
the parcels collection and delivery service.
It is quite obvious that the whole railway industry will suffer from
this crazy decision and if the present mismanagement continues much
longer there could well be NO railway system left in Britain by the
turn of the century.
Sir Peter Parker talks of "our crumbling image", yet they seem quite
content to drain the railway of it's life-blood and to push more and
more traffic onto our crumbling motorways!
Remember - THIS IS THE AGE OF THE DRAIN!
BRB have applied for permission the withdraw the passenger service
from Glasgow Central to Kilmacolm (reported in Trans-Pennine 32),yet
a new diesel multiple unit depot has been constructed on this line
Is the industry being run by idiots? - you may well ask!
BRB have announced the closure of the Manchester/Sheffield/Wath
electrified railway, on which thousands of pounds have been (and
still are being) spent on the upgrading of the permanent way in
Remember the famous saying - "WHAT A WAY TO RUN A RAILWAY".
Our series of maps entitled "B.R.Mileages", by M. Glossop, has been
cancelled, because of lack of interest and support among our
A big "Thank You!' to all who helped run our stall at Derby Loco.
Works Open Day.
We plan to have stalls at other such events in the future. Any
material for sale would be much appreciated.
by Gerry Collins
Noted at Llandudno Junction on 19 June were 40032/141, 25217 with
40106 heading the 11.05 Manchester Victoria to Holyhead boat train.
Shunters 08814/907 were working at Holyhead, but no Class 01 was
On 24 June at Holyhead, 40070/132 47450/463/476 were busy with
mid-day boat trains to and from Holyhead.
NB. Llandudno Junction Buffet is privately run, and very good it is
The King's Cross to Cleethorpes service still has the odd Deltic
heading, but on 4 August the 13.13 ex Cleethorpes was
headed by 31409 about 20 minutes late out of Lincoln St. Marks. On
5th August the same train was 25 minutes late out of Lincoln.
Considering this was time lost on the easy part of the run, how many
minutes would it be late eat King's Cross?
If anyone is still needing to class their, Peaks I can offer my
niece's (still single and attractive) second bedroom window, which
directly looks onto the Midland line just south of Bedford
On 17th.July,a historic excursion ran from Sheffield to Wath, using
the electrified Worsborough Bank, the first time a passenger train
had used the route for many years. "Choppers" 20 066/95 hauled the
train from Sheffield Midland to Rotherwood, where 76 003 took over
to Penistone. Power for the run to Wath was provided by 76 001. On
the return leg,76 003 ran down the up main line at Rotherwood, to
the very end of the overhead wires above Woodhouse "Iron Bridge"
instead of taking the train into the up sidings!
Unusual motive power on two Sheffield Midland - Nottingham Midland
excursions for the soccer match between Notts. County and Sheffield
Wednesday, on 23rd.August was 20 001/010/20
31 019 worked a passenger train out of Liverpool St. on
12th.September. No other details of this incident are available.
Services from the Norwich area to London on 12th.September were
seriously disrupted by a broken rail in the vicinity of Ipswich.
Brush/Sulzer No.46 034 worked 1B20 King's Cross - Peterborough
47 336 worked the 12.38 Poole - Newcastle on 28th.Septexber.
LONDON MIDLAND REGION
On 7th.September Brush/Paxman No.56 051 was 'noted dragging 87 009
"City of Birmingham' and it's train (1A31 16.09 Shrewsbury - Euston)
through non-electrified Water Orton.
47 463 arrived on a bitter-cold Holy Island with the 02.23 Crewe -
Holyhead (1D02) on 13th. September.
Later on the same day,40 023 "LANCASTRIA" hauled the 13.00 Holyhead
- Euston (1A56) through Abergele & Pensarn and 40 026 (since
withdrawn) and 44 008 "PENYGHENT" were attending Crewe Diesel Depot.
On 11th.October,47 130 sped past Tibshelf Branch Junction, with 1M72
Harwich Parkestone Quay - Manchester Piccadilly. BR say this train
(the 07.17 departure from the Quay) is now an InterCity express and
not a boat train and is therefore not a connection with the
A "Merrymaker" excursion from Chesterfield, Sheffield, Rotherham &
Mexborough, to Blackpool Illuminations on 25th.October was routed
from Chesterfield to Blackpool North via Sheffield, Doncaster,
Wakefield Kirkgate and Copy Pit, returning to Sheffield via Bolton
Trinity St., Manchester Victoria, Hope Valley, Dore Curve and
Chesterfield. Rotherham. and Mexborough passengers finished their
journey in the discomfort of a Yorkshire Traction, E.C.W.bodied)
86 244 was replaced at Mossend Yard by 47 472,on 1S25.22.35 Euston -
Perth on 9th.September.
On 9th.September 26 025 and the 11.05 (1G47) Perth - Edinburgh was
diverted via Stirling, because of a track failure near Hilton Jnc.
and therefore missed it's scheduled Kirkaldy stop.
Also on 9th.September,47 408 was two hours late departing from
Haymarket with the 09. 4~ Liverpo61/09.57 Manchester - Edinburgh
(1r118) and 27 102/107 called at Arrochar & Tarbert with IT52,the
17.55 Oban - Glasgow.
1W91,09.54 Waterloo - Weymouth Quay was in the capable hands of 73
124,on 10th.September, whilst during the same morning, one of it's
sister engines made a fine sight working an "eight speed" freight
through Basingstoke station on it's diesel engine!
Also on 10th.September,47 304 (41A Tinsley) raced through Shawford
with the 14.55 (1M23) Bournemouth - Liverpool and 73 115/127
provided multiple power on 1W55,the 22.52 Waterloo Weymouth.
"Hoover' No.50 047 "Swiftsure" was in-charge of the 06.26 (1004)
Exeter - Waterloo on 11th. September.
33 064 tackled the stiff climb from Woldingham to Oxted in fine
fashion on 12th.September, whilst hauling the 17.50 (2U23) London
Bridge - Fast Grinstead.
47 268 worked 1C02,01.24 Bristol Temple Meads - Milford Haven (on
8th.september) as far as Swansea High Street, where it was replaced
by 37 176,which was in turn relieved, by 37 189, at Carmarthen for
the final leg of the journey. 37 158 & 37 204 banked IS19,21.30
Bristol -Edinburgh/Glasgow (hauled by 47 449) up Lickey Incline, on
Special trains for the Welsh Rugby Union Centenary Test Match
against the "All Blacks" in Cardiff on lst. November included the
following: 10.00 ex Swansea - 37 182; 10.05 ex Llanelli 47 131;
10.15 ex Carmarthen - 47 008;