No.34 - December
NOTES FROM THE
Yuletide is upon us once again, and our fourth annual 'Bumper Quiz'
includes fifty questions to keep you entertained throughout the
festive season and, with luck, bring you a bit of extra cash for the
new year. Remember, as we say every year, please enter - even if you
don't get all your answers correct, you could still win a prize.
The PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY is now six years old and the membership
secretary, Tom Helliwell, is now accepting subscriptions for 1981,
the fee remaining at £1.00 per annum. All -renewals should be sent
to Tom at the address shown opposite, with cheques and postal orders
being crossed and made payable to the 'Pennine Railway Society'.
Please do not sand loose coins through the post as we cannot be
responsible for any loss which may occur.
At the time of writing, the outcome of our Pennine Shield Quiz
Competition was not known, with only the first two rounds having
taken place. This years competition is a four sided affair between
ourselves, the South Yorkshire Railway Photographic Circle, the
Sheffield Branch of the Peak Railway Society and this years
newcomers the WALTS (of Sheffield). So far the two rounds held have
both resulted in victories for the WALTS, and with a 4-3-2-1 points
scoring system in each round the current standings are:- WALTS 8pts;
South Yorkshire Railway Photographic Circle 5pts; Pennine 3pts; Peak
Railway Society 4pts. The remaining two rounds are to be held on
Tuesday 9th December (SYRPS) at the Grapes Hotel, Trippet Lane,
Sheffield, and Wednesday 17th December (WALTS) at the White Swan
Hotel, Jenkin Road, Sheffield. The proceedings will commence at 2000
hrs on each occasion and all members are asked to come along to
support their favourites.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the BRB's planned
withdrawal of the Huddersfield to Sheffield passenger service
between Sheffield and Denby Dale has attracted a record number of
objectors to the local Transport Users Consultative Committee.
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Contributions to the Magazine Editor please.
The Committee of the Pennine Railway Society would like to wish all
members and friends a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New
GOOD NEWS FOR YOUNG TRAVELLERS!
In a bid to counter the cheap 'Stand-by' and other similar fares
offered by the National Bus Company and the newly formed British
Coachways, BR have made the purchase of Student Railcards available
to anyone under the age of 24 irrespective of whether they are a
student or not. After the initial cost of purchasing the card (£10),
the holder can buy rail tickets for most journeys at half price
(Subject to certain restrictions). The number of various railcards
and offers now available shows that BR are making a serious bid to
attract more passengers, so let us hope that all these schemes are a
success and that they may encourage BR to reduce the general level
of fares to try and increase revenue.
Resplendent in two-tone green livery, ex-works Brush/SuIzer type 4
no. D1564 is about to negotiate the flat crossing with the east
coast main line at Retford whilst heading a fish train from Grimsby
bound for a destination on the London Midland Region. The date of
the photograph is unknown.
This locomotive is now numbered 47447 and is fitted with electric
train heating equipment and dual brakes, as opposed to the steam
heating and vacuum brake equipment fitted at the time of the
photograph. The 40B (Immingham) shed plate (below the headcode panel)
is worthy of note. This locomotive is now based at CD, Crewe Diesel
Photograph courtesy of Jack Davis
Did you know that the Moscow Metro employs 23000 workers, carries 6
million people daily (40% of travellers) through 114 spotlessly
clean marble covered stations, at an all-in fare of 5 kopeks (about
4p). The fare has not increased since the first stations were built
in 1935. Trains
run at intervals of not more than 70 seconds, covering an area of
184 Km. Moscow also has 9 main line termini and 4 major airports.
Rail services between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street
will be restored the direct route via Falkirk High from December 8th,
with the reopening of Falkirk High Tunnel, following completion o
the £2.1/4m engineering work.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Being an ordinary member but interested in the magazine, I was
extremely puzzled by the 'Notes from The Committee' in TransPennine
33. Interest is only held if the magazine is produced regularly and
is issued on time, and giving a date for copy to be included in the
Quiz no.22 was too difficult for me, but in any case the closing
date had already passed when I received my copy of the magazine!
Trips lists have to be sent out separately if the magazine is not
ready to roll.
You produce a good magazine Jon, but the last issue seems to
contain some violent digs at the committee and the ordinary members.
Please can we keep things going on a happier note?
Yours, Gerry Collins.
I am well aware that interest is only held if the magazine is
produced and issued regularly, but after the editing stage I have no
control over the production or issue of the magazine. How can I give
a date for copy to be included in the next magazine when I don't
even know when this issue will be sent out, let alone the next. This
is well illustrated by the quiz closing dates, which are given in
each magazine in good faith to allow members time to compose their
answers. I have now lost count of the number of occasions when I have
not received my magazine until after the closing date. You can see
that the same would apply if a date for last copy was given.
Trips Lists are printed and sent out by the same people who print
and send out the magazine. Therefore I would suggest that it should
be relatively easy to ensure that the two could be sent out
together, rather than the money wasting situation which currently
I am sorry that you thought that some comments were violent
digs', but the fact is that they were needed and they have worked! I
have received more material for the magazine over the past week
than I have over the previous year!!! However, still very few members
see fit to contribute, yourself being one of the exceptions for
which I am grateful.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is given in accordance with the society rules that the
Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 11th January 1981, at
the 'Masons Arms', Market Place, Doncaster, commencing at 1200 hrs
sharp. Any items for discussion at the AGM. should be submitted to
the society Chairman, Robin Skinner, not later than 31st December
Refreshments will not be provided, but arrangements are to be
made so that those who require refreshments may purchase these from
the bar, as in 1980.
A society has recently been set up with the aims of buying,
restoring and running a former BR diesel locomotive. The society,
based in South Yorkshire, has been in negotiation with the British
Steel Corporation at Corby with a view to purchasing a class 14
locomotive, but as it has not proved possible to reach any agreement
and so the group are now looking elsewhere for a locomotive.
A full investigation of the present locomotive situation will be
made before any particular locomotive comes under scrutiny, but a
main line locomotive (quite possibly a boilered class 25) is most
likely to be the subject of the project.
It is hoped that the chosen locomotive would be housed and run on
one of the larger preserved lines, such as the projected Peak
Railway in Derbyshire, who intend to run regular passenger and
freight services over their own metals and would therefore need a
Would anyone who is interested in preserving a diesel locomotive
please contact Keith S. Nerien, via Jon Davis (Magazine Ed)
ROYAL TRAIN VISITS LINCOLN
The Royal Train seldom seems to visit Lincoln, and prior to
recently the last one was probably 22 years ago when the Queen
opened Pelham Bridge, which replaced the notorious Durham Ox
Crossing. However, on the evening of November 13th Lincoln was host
to two Royal Trains, one from Coventry conveying Prince Phillip, and
the other from London conveying Her Majesty The Queen. The former was
worked by 47555 'The
Commonwealth Spirit' whilst
the latter was hauled by 47581 'Great
locomotives had been specially cleaned for the occasion, with 47581
looking particularly smart with grey roof etc.
At Lincoln, the stock of the two trains was coupled into one rake
and stabling facilities were provided for the night on the normally
freight only Bardney branch. the next morning 47581 slowly hauled
the 11 coaches off the Bardney line through Greetwell Junction onto
the High Line and round Boultham Curve into platform 5 at Lincoln
Central station, where the royal party alighted. 47555 returned the
empty stock to Wolverton via Lincoln St. Marks.
TRAIN FORMATIONS. From Coventry- 31209
45006 2904 14134
From London - 2905 325
45000 2901 2902 2903 2906
Another 7Km. of line in Scotland is being added to the
electrified network. The £838,000 scheme will install wires between
Coatbridge Freightliner Terminal and Mossend Yard, near Motherwell,
and should be complete by summer 1981. This will avoid the current
need to change engines to a diesel for the relatively short distance
north of Mossend.
STOP PRESS !!!!!!!!!!!
Addition to Trips List No.l.;
Due to late advice from BREL we were unable to include any
proposed DONCASTER WORKS visits, however we have now had
confirmation of the following visit. Please book in the normal way
as per trips list.
PR4/81 -1 B. Ordinary Outing. Sunday JAN' 18th. 1981 DONCASTER SHED
12.15 WORKS 14.00
Members£1.25 Non-members £1.50
One day's unlimited
rail travel, within the
and B.R. Privilege
Valid all day Saturday or
Sunday during the winter
months. Also valid after
08.45 on weekdays during the summer.
N.B. Older tickets do not
show Peterborough and/or Newport (Essex) on the
diagram,but they are
valid to these
National Travel (East) have attacked the Sheffield Division of
British Rail for the 'unfair' distribution of leaflets advertising
cheap fares by rail to London in Sheffield's Central Bus Station.
If this sort of publicity is unfair, we are at a loss as to how to
describe the sign which has adorned the rear of National's garage &
coach station at Charlotte Road in Sheffield for several years. The
sign, which is in a strategic position overlooking the railway line,
proclaims 'It's Cheaper By Coach'.
ADVANCED PASSENGER TRAIN
As we went to press it was announced that the first trials in public
service with the Advanced Passenger Train would commence on Monday
December 8th. The services involved (see BR passenger timetable,
table 65) are the 0700 SX Glasgow Central to London Euston and 1632
SX return. Prospective travellers are reminded that no standing
passengers are allowed and that either a reserved seat or boarding
pass is required to gain admission to the train.
Looking into the future, BR has awarded a £1m. contract to Brush
Electrical Machines to develop a traction motor for the APT-S fleet.
Two motors are currently being constructed for tests in APT-P trains
'MODERN BRANCH LINE ALBUM' by J.A.M. Vaughan is a sequel to the two
'Branch Line Albums' published by Ian Allan Ltd., in 1962 and 1965.
This new volume, by the by editor
of 'Modern Railways Pictorial' magazine, portrays
the changing face of the British branch
during a 20 year period from 1960 to 1979. Many of the scenes in
this album have now
vanished for ever, for example a fine view of a class 31 passing
through Firsby station in
Lincolnshire, or the front cover shot of a diesel unit at Toller on
the Bridport branch. Many branch
services were photographed in the last few days before closure. This
is a superb volume which shows
just about everything from a Waterloo & City line EMU to a class 253
HST in action on rural branch
lines and many industrial scenes, such as a class 08 on a passenger
duty at Consett. The
mark against the book is that a number of the captions appear to
be rather misinformed.
(Review by Jon Davis)
'MODERN BRANCH LINE ALBUM' is published by IAn Allan Ltd, price
IOMPAIR EIREANN (C.I.E.) By
Note - This article was written before Mr. Glossop had received
'Trans-Pennine 33' and therefore apologise for any repetition with Gerry Collins' article
in that issue)
C.I.E. is a far smaller undertaking than British Rail, running a
fleet of around 200 locomotives in 1980. C.I.E. is a large
nationalised concern and is involved in road haulage and bus/coach
services as well as operating the rail network.
All passenger services in the Irish Republic are loco-hauled, even
the suburban services around Dublin being hauled. A few diesel
multiple units still exist but these have had their engines removed
and are used with class 201 locomotives on the Dublin suburban
network in the push-pull manner. The multiple units are all AEC
built, dating back to 1951, being converted to their present form in
1972-1974. Work has now begun on electrifying the Dublin suburban
network, which extends from Greystones in the south to Balbriggan in
There are now only six classes of main line locomotives and two
classes of shunter remaining in service on C.I.E.
001 CLASS- Built
by Metropolitan-Vickers in 1958 with 1200 hp Crossley V8 engines.
Rebuilt by C.I.E. between 1968 and 1971. Numbered 001-060. Used on
all types of service throughout the network. 008 was withdrawn in
1972 due to bomb damage.
Engine : General Motors 12 cylinder 645E (1j25 hp @ 800 rpm)
Maximum T.E. : 46000 Ibs Maximum Speed. 75 mph.
Traction Motors. Six Metropolitan Vickers MV137 axle-hung.
Weight.. 82 tons Wheel Arrangement. Co-Co.
071 CLASS- Built
by General Motors in 1976, numbered 071-088. 075 was badly damaged
in a crash at Buttevant last July. The largest locomotives on the
C.I.E., they are used on most major main line services out of Dublin
Heuston. They have the appearance of the projected BR class 58.
Engine : General Motors 645E3 12 cylinder (2450 hp @ 900 rpm)
Maximum T.E. : 55100 lbf Maximum Speed.. 89 mph.
Traction Motors.. Six General Motors D77, axle-hung, driving
independently through a gear ratio of 59. 18,
Weight.. 99 ton& Wheel Arrangement: Co-Co.
121 CLASS Built
by General Motors in 1961, they have an appearance similar to BR
class 20's and are normally used in pairs. They are used on
passenger services from Dublin Connolly to Sligo and Rosslare.
Engine : General Motors 8 cylinder 567CA (950 hp @ 835 rpm).
Maximum T.E. : 35000 lbf. Maximum Speed.. 77 mph.
Traction Motors. Four General Motors D47, axle hung.
Weight.. 64 tons. Wheel Arrangement: Bo-Bo.
141 CLASS- Built
by General Motors in 1962, they have an appearance similar to the
projected BR class 58, and are used throughout the system. Numbered
Details as for class 121 except
Maximum T.E. : 37500 lbf.
Traction Motors.. Four General Motors D57, axle hung.
Weight.. 67 tons.
181 CLASS- Built
by General Motors in 1966, similar in appearance to 141 class.
Engine : General Motors 8 cylinder 645E (1100 hp @ 900 rpm).
Maximum T. E. : 37500 lbf. Maximum Speed. 89 mph.
Traction Motors. Four General Motors D77, axle-hung.
Weight.. 67 tons. Wheel Arrangement: Bo-Bo.
201 CLASS- Built
by Metropolitan-Vickers in 1956 with 550 hp Crossley engines.
Numbered 201-234. 23314 were rebuilt in 1965 with Maybach engines,
but all have now been rebuilt as shown below. They are used on
suburban services around Dublin and on freight trains in that area.
201 has been withdrawn due to bomb damage sustained in 1973.
Engine: General Motors 8 cylinder 8645E (1100 hp @ 900 rpm)
Maximum Tractive Effort.. 34440 lbf Maximum Speed.. 80 mph.
Traction Motors.. Four Metropolitan- Vickers MV137CW axle hung.
Weight.. 615 tons. Wheel Arrangement: Bo-Bo.
401 CLASS- Built
by C.I.E. in 1956 with Maybach engines. These shunting locomotives
are now little used and all may be found in the Dublin area.
Numbered 401-419, but 401111115/17-19 were all withdrawn by 1979.
Engine : Maybach MD220 (420 hp).
Maximum T.E. : 21728 lbf. Maximum Speed. 25 mph.
Transmission.. Mekydro hydraulic torque converter.
Weight.. 38.8 ton£ Wheel Arrangement.. C
421 CLASS- Shunters
built by C.I.E. in 1961. Mainly used at Dublin, although one is used
at Limerick. Numbered 421-434.
Engine: Maybach MD220 (420 hp)
Maximum T.e.. 23940 lbf
Maximum Speed. 25 mph.
Transmission: Mekydro hydraulic torque converter.
Weight.. 428 tons. Wheel Arrangement.. C
None of the locomotives are fitted with train heating boilers or ETH
equipment, all train heating being provided by steam and electric
vans and hence virtually any locomotive can be used on any train.
All trains are vacuum braked, the air system
used on C.I.E. All services are single manned, and apparently the
only time there is more than one person in the cab is when the guard
rides there on fully-fitted freight trains or the unsuspecting
enthusiast that gets grabbed by a driver.
Most of the coaching stock dates back to the 1950's, though the
premier 'Inter City' services used BREL built Mark 21) stock,
including mark 21) buffet cars, something that BR never bothered
with. There are no overnight passenger trains, hence no sleeper
stock, though a large amount of freight and parcels are moved at
night. In fact freight services form the large part
of C.I.E.'s services, the majority of which are freightliner
services. Most moderately sized towns have a terminal, and these
are far more
prolific in Eire then in Britain.
Our visit to the Emerald Isle this summer began with the
Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire ferry and our first exposure to the
Dublin brewed Guinness. The boat train from Dun Laoghaire war,
hauled by the usual class 201 loco, ours being no. 218. There we
took to Dublin Connolly station, the Dublin terminal for
services to Sligo, Rosslare, Dundalk and Belfast. Here we left
the boat train, which continued to Dublin Heuston.
night on the town in Dublin, we made our way past the Guinness
brewery and across the road into Heuston station. Here we
boarded the 0905 Dublin-Westport train headed by one of the
large General Motors built locos, no. 071. This we took to
Claremorris, the junction for the branch to Ballina, and the
destination of Sunday pilgrimage specials to the shrine at
Knock. The branch train to Ballina was formed of two coaches,
the first being a steam generator van. This train was hauled by
001 class loco no. 057.
After dining in a rain soaked Ballina
we made our way back to the station to catch the 1410 service to
Claremorris, where we picked up the 1445 Westport-Dun Laoghaire
boat train., hauled by 071. This train we took to Kildare, a
small town 48km west of Dublin. Here we picked up the 1745
Heuston-Limerick, and our first brush with BREL built mark 21)
coaches and an enthusiastic driver only too keen to have some
company. This train is the businessman's service to Limerick,
and was hauled by 071 class loco no. 083. Limerick is a largish
town as Irish towns go and here we observed the first shunter
seen outside Dublin, 421 class no.426 Limerick is fairly similar
to a small English town and includes plenty of pubs all serving
Guinness and the usual selection of fish shops and instant
Our next day began with the 0955 Limerick-
Limerick Junction train hauled by 141 class no. 163. Limerick
Junction is situated on the main Dublin-Cork and Tralee line,
but the layout here could only be described as Irish as trains
to and from Tipperary and from Limerick to Heuston all require
to reverse here.
Here we caught the 0850 Heuston-Tralee, full of race goers.
About 15 minutes after leaving Limerick Junction we pass
Buttevant, where an unsuspecting Irish rail man switched the
points in front of a Cork-Heuston express last July, causing
many fatalities. The train continues to Mallow, the function for
the Cork line, but we continue on towards Tralee. Killarney is
another example of Irish station layout design. All stopping
trains are required to reverse either in or out of the
Tralee is a typical small town Irish station, just
one island platform with a freightliner terminal adjacent to the
station. We caught the return working back from Tralee as far as
Mallow, where we comfortably made our 10 minute connection into
the 1245 Heuston-Cork, and another brush with mark 2D stock.
Cork itself is one of the largest Irish towns, and is one of the
few that possesses its own loco depot. Cork too possesses the
only suburban line outside Dublin, which runs over a distance of
19km to Cobh, situated in a dockland area. Our train to Cobh was
hauled by 181 class no. 190 pulling a train of 3 coaches.
next journey was on the 0850 Cork-Mallow, another chance to
sample the delights of loco 190. At Mallow we changed onto the
0850 Tralee-Heuston which we took to Portarlington, an
insignificant place, but the junction for the Galway, Westport &
Ballina lines. Here we picked up the 1045 Heuston-Galway, hauled
yet again by an 071 class locomotive. Galway is situated on the
west coast of Ireland, and had the weather to match it - rain!
So we had yet another opportunity to sample the sacred Irish
Guinness. We took the return working back to Portarlington, and
picked up 084 on the 1745 Heuston-Limerick. This service turned
out to be the only late running train of the week, which
resulted from being diverted into Limerick Junction station
rather than using the avoiding line. This necessitated running
round the locomotive, but this was done very smartly and arrival
at Limerick was only 10 minutes late.
Our last day in the
Emerald Isle began early as Irish trains go with the 0815
Limerick-Ballybrophy, one of only 2 trains on this particular
branch a day. This was hauled by 141 class no. 146, and formed
of 4 coaches. At Ballybrophy we picked up the 0835
Limerick-Heuston and another chance to sample the delights of
loco 084. This we took to Heuston, passing Inchicore works on
the way into Dublin. About a third of C1.E's locos are here at
any one time in various states. Inchicore depot is also the
major repair depot on the system, with locos being brought here
from all over the system for repair.
We then decided to go
chasing some Irish 'Choppers' or more correctly class 121 locos,
so we headed for Connolly station and the 1355 to Sligo.
Disaster struck as the train was worked by 001 class no.043,
which we took to Mostrim, situated for want of a better
description in the middle of nowhere, the only residents of the
area being 3 cows. However, the 1415 Sligo-Connolly produced the
required locos in the shape of 131 & 132. At Connolly we picked
up the boat train for Rosslare, another pair of 'Choppers', 129
At Rosslare we took the boat to Fishguard and picked
up the 0200 to Paddington hauled by 37186. 47099 took over at
Swansea, but gave up the ghost at Reading West Junction, and
08592 assisted to reading, where BR promptly terminated the
BUMPER CHRISTMAS QUIZ 1980
First Prize £10.00 Second Prize £5.00 Third Prize
£3.00 (Committee members not eligable)
Entries should reach the Editor before 31st January 1981
first locomotive to be painted
with experimental full yellow wrap-round front ends waist (A) 56
036 (B) 86 235 (C) D.1733 (D) E.6018
2. In what year did
Glasgow Subway first open?
3. Where is A4 pacific No.60008
'DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER' preserved?
4. Which two British railway companies experimented with
Which well-known society
produce a monthly journal called "The Railway Observer'?
6. Which Southern Railway class gained the nickname "Potato
7. The only Class 37 withdrawn to date was cut-up by R. S.
Hayes, of Bridgend (along
with D.1671 "THOR")
In June 1966. What was It's number?
8. Which was the first diesel locomotive
to appear on a "Trans Pennine" front cover?
9. The Metro-Vic. Co-Bo type 2s
were fitted with train heating boilers. True or false?
10. Who built the body-shells of the Brush 2 (Class 30/31)
11. Name the men who
masterminded the Southern electric
locomotives 20001 to 20003.
12. What did this headcode
built Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 4-8-2,No.5 "HERCULES",
14. What was the name given to
the 2-8-0 wheel arrangement?
26E was the LMS shed code
for: (A) Bolton (B) Bury (C) Bacup.
16. In May 1937 an
LMS liveried Sheffield Joint Omnibus Committee bus skidded
into, and demolished the canopy of which main line railway
17. To which diesel locomotive
does this badge belong?
18. Which was the only member
of the Battle of Britain class never to carry a badge?
19. By mid 1980,all but one of
the Isle of Wight passenger stations were fully equipped, with "Corporate Image" signs. Which was the odd-man-out?
20. What is the maximum speed
of Swindon built Class 14 locomotives?
21. What is the advertised
distance between Hooton and Port Sunlight?
22. Give the full name of the
station between Bangor and Bodorgan.
23. Where Is the passing-loop
on the Coventry - Leamington Spa line?
24. Where on the LMR ,are
Anglesea Sidings situated?
25. The total length of a Class
40 is: (A) 67ft 11ins (B) 63ft 6Ins (C) 69ft 6Ins (D) 70ft 3Ins
26. How high is West Highland
County March Summit above sea level?
27. Where were ten RA electrics
re-built into electro-diesel HB's ,during 1966/67?
28. Which shed carried the
GWR code of PDN?
29. Solve the following anagram
to find a locomotive name: tree rent saga.
30. Find the odd
man out: (a) VELOCIPEDE (B) THE YORK AND LANCASTER
REGIMENT (C) ROYAL WELCH FUSILIER
(D) THE DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY
31. What is the meaning of this lineside sign
32. How many passenger trains
are advertised to call at St. Andrew's Rd, on a weekday?
33.Name the junction where the
branches to Lady Windsor and Abercynon collieries leave the
Which le the station used by excursions for football supporters visiting Ewood park,
What is the connection between
the names MANCHESTER CITY, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR and CITY OF LONDON?
36.During 1980,a locomotive
received a name connected with sport. Which was the locomotive
37.Give the old number of 27 210.
38.Which locomotives were built
with "Fruit Machine" controls?
39.What In 1ndicated~by the
Inverted black the cab front of some Southern units?
40. Standard 4MT,2-6-4
tank,No.80080,is at present residing at: (A) Barry (B)
Bridgnorth (C) Matlock.
41. What make of diesel engine powers
42. To which depot is
Which DMU depot Is allocated
the code PI?
Name the junction which forms a
triangle with Rome Street Jc. and Forks Jc .,in Carlisle?
45. How long
is Halton Tunnel in Cheshire?
46.Which is the nearest passenger
station to Point of Ayr colliery?
47.What is the gauge of the Kent
and East Sussex Railway?
48.On which line
is Penryn station
49. What is the present number
50. Who is BR Western Region
Locomotive Stock Alterations
Courtesy "Platform 5 Publications"
31136; 4400410071008; 84003/010; 760011041/0461047/049/053.
CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS LIST
The following are stored at Swindon, NOT withdrawn : 08453;
20078; 40100/114/146; 46013; 31264/274.
REINSTATED TO TRAFFIC
08392 FH; 37228 TI; 46004/11/16/23/26/27/28 GD).
08314; 20050; 25053/099/155/183/197/203/222 ; 40105/109/119;
03067 GD; 03068 DN; 08008 DR; 08094 CA; 08096 MR; 08121 TO;
08181 DY; 08227 DT; 08279 DT; 08289 NH; 08343 M1_;, 08377 LA;
08405 IM; 08413 FP; 08465 BU; 08488 BZ; 08688 CD; 08703 BS;
08719 DT; 08726 DT~l.' 08731 ML; 08753 DE; 08945 BZ; 08954 LA;
25035 CD; 25038 KD; 2M8 BS; 25057 LO; 25062 LO; 25075 BS; 25082
HA; 25089 SP; 25093 TO; 25094 TO; 25097 SP; 25101 TO; 25119 TO;
25145 KD; 25157 SP; 25186 TO; 25192 SP; 25236 KD; 25249 SP;
25254 SP; 25257 SP; 26019 HA; 31115 YK; 31116 TI; 31149 Ti;
31253 MR; 31256 BR; 31257 BR; 31270 YK; 31271 Ti; 31312 MR;
31316 TI; 31423 OC; 314124 OC; 37095 GD; 37112 ED; 37120 HM;
37124 ED; 37125 ED;40062 KD; 40094 KD; 47030 LA; 47165 HA; 47177
HA; 47188 CD; 47189 CD; 47427 IM; 50039 LA; 50040 LA; 50041 LA;
50042 LA; 50043 LA; 50044 LA.
86236 Josiah Wedgwood 86239 L S Lowry 86252 The Liverpool Daily
Post 86253 The Manchester Guardian 86255 Penrith Beacon.
On 24th November a morning
Lincoln-Stamford DMUhad to abandon its journey at Branston when
it ran into some beasts that had strayed onto the line. A number
of heifers wore killed. Passengers waiting at Metheringham and
Ruskington were left stranded,
and BR apologised
for not being able to lay on a
substitute bus at such short notice. The beasts wore grazing at
least 2 fields away from the railway, but had gradually found
their way to where the grass was greener.
Class 31's and
have continued to appear
occasionally on North East-South West trains with notable
examples being 37117(TE) On the 1140 Newcastle-Bristol on 25th
July. 37236 on the 0700 Bristol TM-Leeds, returning on 1638
Leeds-Bristol TM on 25th July and 31322 and 31224 on the 0730
Birmingham NS-York. returning with the
50 locomotives continue to
appear on the
service South of York when
returning from Doncaster Work
to Laira. Recent examples
have been 50023
currently on loan to the Eastern
Region for crew training, but
is expected to work this train shortly.
Unusual work for a
Deltic on 5th December was in assisting the failed 47 working
the 1815 Nottingham-Glasgow. The train failed just North of Clay
Cross, and the Deltic
which was running
light back to the ER after towing locomotives to Derby for works
was tro~ up In rear to assist an far as Sheffield, where an
unspecified relief locomotive took over.
LONDON MIDLAND REGION
In August this year both 01001 and
were stored out of use at Holyhead West breakwater. According to
workers on the site their duty has now been replaced by road
On 16th October an observer on the 0705 Euston - Birmingham noted
Mountbatten, of Burma" at Brent sidings hunting a train of
vans. At Wolverton 37232 and
were noted on a stone trains from Westbury, whilst on the return
Journey with the 1137 Birmingham-Euston an unusual visitor at
Willesden DED was
A visit to the Manchester area depots on
November noted the following:
08298/399/599/604/686/891/906 31317, 40025/33/79/90/97/98/133.
47193/326. 83010 85007/24/39, 86209/210/235 87001 plus 29 DMU's
and 3 EMU's
Reddish 25104/188/199 40014/055/111/136/180 47381
plus 6 of the 7 Hadfield units.
Newton Heath 08129/524/626
25133/196 40032/34/92 plus 44 DMU's
76008/11/13/21/24/29/31/37 plus 2 DMU's
located at Rotherwood-
(7,14,27,54) and Wath (6,15,22,23,30,33,35/38/39)
Class 37's are
becoming more regulars performers on the West Highland line
between Glasgow and Fort William. On 29th November 317112(ED)
worked the 0600 ex Glasgow
Fort William. returning from Fort William with the
ex Mallaig. It is reported that further examples of this class are
to be transferred to Scotland from the ER specifically for
service on this line.
September a visitor to Aberdeen noted the following:
25083/229. 26029/34, 27003 40061/6786/159,
The class 06
duty at Markinch on this date was being performed by 06003.
lost its allocation of this class and it is not known whether
the duty has ceased or been taken over by a class 08.
Glasgow to Dundee service sees a wide variety of motive power.
On 29th November the following wore noted:
0640 QS-DE 27102 0649 DE-QS 26011
QS-DE 40060 0749 DE-QS 25050
1044 QS-DE 26011 0939 DE-QS 27102
1244 QS-DE 25050 1139 DE-QS 40060
On the same date 27018 worked the 1014 Perth-Motherwell conveying
a load of no less, than 16 vehicles. Sadly no passengers were
evident when the train departed from Perth.
A visit to West Wales on lst November for the Rugby Specials
noted the following:
0124 Bristol - Milford Haven 37184 Bristol -
37176 Swansea- Carmarthen
Carmarthen - Milford Haven
Milford Haven - Bristol
1000 Swansea. - Cardiff` relief 37182
10005 Llanelli - Cardiff relief 47131
1030 Swansea - Cardiff relief 47121
Carmarthen - Cardiff relief 47008
1115 Hereford - Cardiff relief 45016
1655 Cardiff - Hereford relief 372.57
No other WR notes
No notes received.
For the above
information we are indebted to z G. E. Collins, B. Marshall, N.E.
Webster, J. Sanderson, A. Watts, K. Connell, E. Plenty. P.