No.52 - Summer 1985
NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE
Well, Summer is upon us again and it's the Open Day season and so
far this year we have arranged stalls at Coalville and Sandtoft, so
come along and support us. We would like to remind members that any
items they may have that are suitable for sale on these stalls, such
as back issues of the popular railway magazines, old timetables,
maps, photographs and slides, should be handed to any committee
member. Agreement regarding more valuable items which can be sold on
your behalf can be reached on application to either Linda Bladen
(Promotions) or John Sanderson (The Treasurer).
Sadly we would like to thank Mike Bloomer for the valuable work he
has done for the Pennine in recent years, by printing Trans Pennine,
designing our stylish notepaper and booking forms. Mike decided in
January to relinquish these duties and for the time being John
Sanderson has become responsible for printing Trans Pennine. Mike
Bloomer did an excellent job for the Pennine Railway Society,
sometimes in difficult circumstances - illness etc., and the
committee would like to place their thanks on record.
Robin Skinner - Chairman.
Welcome to the Summer edition of Trans Pennine. In the past I have
been known to write about the lack of support for the magazine.
However in this issue you will find five sides of Observer's Notes
(a record?) and I would like to say thank you to all who have taken
the trouble to write or phone with sightings. I imagine that during
the coming summer months (or knowing our climate, summer days) many
of you will be out and about and your reports will be most welcome -
if you could come up with an article or even a quiz so much the
better. Oh! And as you travel the rails between Penzance and Thurso
don't forget your cameras - the great Pennine Slide Contest will be
on the 1st October 1985 and there is always the chance to exhibit
your talents (photographic or otherwise!) at one of our regular
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that the
Society has been requested to stage another photographic exhibition
in Doncaster Central Library in September and if anyone wishes to
lend photographs or maps etc. will they please contact Tony Booth or
Finally it just remains for me to add my thanks to Mike Bloomer for
the work he has put into Trans Pennine. His professional skills will
be sadly missed. Thanks Mike.
MOTIVE POWER CHANGES
08172 - BH; o8249/304 - LN;
37130, 47275/276/287, 56080 - TI; 08369 - YK; 08434 - SB; 08580 -
CA; 08590/794 - NL; 08827/828 - TE; 31147, 37160 - SF;
3116o/185/216/321/466-468, 470-54/060/061/221 - IM; 301404-4,07 -
MR; 47431/440 - CD;
08284 - SP; 08451/494 - WN; 08687 -DY;08702,
129/1y133 31125/270, 45006/45013/014/022/026/048/063 - TO;
08784/921, 47315/320/334/335/343/359/364/,369 - CD; 31116/222/299 -
CW; 31317 - LO; 47465 - BS;
37192/266/267/37269-273/276/277/288/289/291/296/297/299-302 - ED;
08433/443/515 - TJ; 08571,20211-213/217/219, 26008/024/036, 27023 -
HA; 08727 - AY; 08791 - AB; 20122/145, 37148/290/279/281/287,
26031/037 - IS;
37120/123/126/149/150/171/172/179/185/253 - CF; 37124/147/196/237 -
LA; 47268 - OC; 56057 - BR;
25154/182/218/234/235 251/298, 25306/311/326/, 26013/019/030/033,
45054/057/064/065/075/147, 83009, TS1.
08408(CW); 08412(MR); 08465/623(DY); 08568(M1,);
o8569/601(KD); 08575/721(ED); 08599(L0); 08610(T0); 08667(BY);
08408(CW); 08415(TS); 08454(WN); 08562(DR); 08692(AN);
08699(CD); 08711(MR); 20090/104/215(T0);
20090/104/169/187/215, 25089/173, 26010/026/031, 31299,
Slow Speed Control Fitted
Delete Slow Speed Control
37036/050/052/081/086/ 37110/115/180/184, 470117159/223/404/410/415,
High Phosphorus Brake Blocks Fitted
Fitted for Gatwick Workings
Twin Tanks Fitted3
27211 to 27065 31115 to 31466 31216 to 31467
31321 to 31468 37289 to 37408 37270 to 37409
37273 to 37410 37290 to 37411 37301 to 37412 37276 to
37413 37287 to 37414 37277 to 37415
86313 to 86413 86327 to 86427 86329 to 86429
86033 to 86433
ZF-08062/083/094/100/256, 40009 79/085/086/192/194/196, 46026,/037.
ZL-08192/240/281, 25056/090/097//0152/250, 46004/015/050.
ZC-20017, 40065/131, 81016. 85027/033.
08064, 82001, 84004/005.
37191 'National Youth Year 1985'
47578 'The Royal Society of Edinburgh'
86226 'Royal Mail Midlands'
43122 'South Yorkshire Metropolitan County'
43125 'Merchant Venturer'
43126 'City of Bristol'
DIESEL MULTIPLE UNITS
51919, 54503 - CH; 52045 - LO; 54200 - NH; 59535 - TS;
51279 - LN; 51435, 54362 - CA; 53188, 53256 - HT; 53257 - NL;
1106/12 - EH;
59282 - RG; 59551 - LA; 59561 - CF;
59560 - AY;
54140/450, 59186/247/ 59272/333/538/718/787/788.
59256/58/81 - DY;
53272 to 78713 53289 to 78963
ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNITS
302215/219/220, 308453-455 - CC; 302203/209/211/242/247/308/312
IL; 302208/223/235/237/278/288/309, 308152-165 - EM;
303036/041/048-050/053/057/060/066/067/082, 304031-036 -
LG; 508005/006/025/026/028/029/037/038 - BD;
3030M - GW;
5113. 5320 - SG;
304018/022/025/038 044, 308316, 28376-79/82/85/87/91/93,
2868O(BD); 28690(BD)(S); 29Z79(BD); 29829(BD)(S); 2971O(BD);
Unit Trailer Unit
5722 71533 5724 71561
5731 71555 5732 71552
5734 71531 5735 71563
5737 71544 5738 71529
The Crewe Remodelling - The Whistlers Strike Back!!
Since news first leaked that B.R. was looking for additional power
to assist with the Crewe Remodelling Project, rumour has abounded as
to how many Class 40's would return from the grave, to play a part
in reshaping what could be considered their homeland for virtually
their entire 25 year history. Would it be 6 engines? Some said 10,
even 15. How many of these beasts were still left with wheels on and
what would be their duties.
So it was, that the week before the power went off, the last time
that one could reach Crewe without the aid of a Crosville diesel!, I
decided to find out for myself what was really happening; after all
it had been said that a National Daily was on to the story and we
didn't really want to read about the reinstatement of Baby Deltics,
As one approaches from the Manchester line the first thing that
becomes apparent is the mountains of ballast adjacent to the sidings
on the left. Nearer to the station on waste ground, are track
sections, projects offices and materials yards. This would appear to
be the main base for the station area.
From the north end of platform 4 one is afforded a reasonable view
of these sidings which have a diesel pilot ferrying materials down
platform 8 to the gangs at the north end. The sight of a Class 40
on v this duty, idling for great lengths of time then propelling a
couple of wagons is both entertaining and perplexing. However on to
the stars of the show! It would appear that the final number
of 40's returned to traffic is to be 4. These have been renumbered
in the 974xx series as follows:
97405(40060) Unique on any stage, originally a disc 40, then rebuilt
with central head,~-code, yet given the hand-rail and lamp brackets
embellishments of her later sisters 40145-199 (all the other
conversions had much plainer nose-ends). Still sports her old no.260
at one end, her paintwork sparkling.
97406(40135) One of only 4 split-box survivors, she escaped the
torch at Doncaster by the thickness of her tyres.
97407(40012) Straight off Crewe shed where she has lain since
February her red painted name still intact.
97408(40118) An RSH veteran, she too has had both nose-ends
repainted, including the white discs, her axle-box covers are
Below are my observations of traffic movements during the week which
may give members an insight into their proposed use. The duties were
not overtaxing but then work was still to begin in earnest.
Tuesday 28th May
97405 - Arrived north end sidings small freight, departed small
97407 - Headed down Chester line on freight, returned on further
97408 - North end sidings pilot.
Wednesday 29th May
97407 - Drain cleaning train 'Independent Lines'.
97408 - Light engine Crewe depot.
Thursday 30th May
97405 - Drain cleaning train.
97407 - L/D Northwich southbound ballast.
Friday 31st May
97407 - North end sidings pilot.
97408 - Freight to Chester, returned L/D.
Note 97406 remained on CD all week.
On the Saturday, I visited Crewe works in the hope that further
examples ,,.,would be receiving final attention before ' the main
work began. This was not to be. The engines that had whistled into
oblivion in January and had been earmarked for salvation, still
languished in a leafy glade at the south end of the works, victims
of vandalism. All other Forties were congregated at Eagle Bridge
with only one destination - the dismantling shop.
inevitable looks beyond July. Will the fact that the survivors are
now seemingly under CCE control improve their chances of avoiding a
fate of flame? At £25,000 apiece they'd be a bargain for any railway
and a good return for B.R. who have collected on them times over.
After all enthusiasts are still paying two and three times that
amount restoring Barry wrecks (Jinties excepted!).
Following on from the last magazine, as promised here is a selection
of installations open to visits in Scottish and London Midland
regions and also BREL:
The maximum number for parties on the Scottish region is 20.
Inverness - Every day during daylight hours, except 15.00 Sat. to
Aberdeen Ferryhill - Monday-Friday 09.00-16.00 Saturday
09.00-15.00 Sunday 10.00-16.00
Haymarket - Saturday and Sunday only. 09.00-15.00.
Craigentinny (HST) - Saturday and Sunday only. 09.00-15.00.
Millerhill- Saturday and Sunday only. 09.00-15.00.
Shields - Monday-Friday 15.00-21.00, Saturday and Sunday
Polmadie - Monday-Friday 15.00-21.00, Saturday and Sunday
Motherwell - Monday-Friday 15.00-21.00, Saturday and Sunday
Eastfield - Saturday and Sunday only 09.00-15.00
Grangemouth - Monday-Friday 10.00-15.00
Hyndland - Monday-Friday 10.00-15.00
Ayr - Monday-Saturday 09.00-15.30, Sunday 09.00-14.00.
Corkerhill - Sunday 09.00-14.00.
Visits are not allowed to other depots, stabling points on Scottish
London Midland Region
Wigan - 10.00-16.00 daily, 10-20 people.
Longsight - 10.00-16.00 Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
excepted. 10-20 people.
Crewe - Visits not generally accepted. Professional bodies on
application to A.M.E.E. Crewe.
Chester - Visits not generally accepted. Professional bodies on
application to A.M.E.E. Crewe.
Saltley - No visits
Cricklewood - No visits
Tyseley - No visits
Marylebone- No visits.
Derby - No visits
Willesden - No visits
Toton Saturdays only 10.00-13.00 on the hour only. 10-20 people
Doncaster - Sundays only 10.00-16.00. 5 groups with a max. 25 per
Crewe - Mon.Wed.Thurs. 14.00, Sat. 10.30, Sun. 12.30 and 14.30.
Derby Loco. - Works Saturday only 09.00-14.30. Minimum 10 people.
Derby Litchurch Lane - Mon.-Wed. 10.00-12.00, 13.30-15.30. Thursdays
Eastleigh - Saturdays only10.00-15.00. Maximum of 40 people.
Swindon - Mon. Tues. Wed. 10.45 and 14.15, Thurs. 14.15, Fri.
10.45. Max.20 people.
Wolverton - On application - not very keen!
Glasgow - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30 and 12.00 Max. 12, Saturday
and Sunday 10.30 and 14.00 Max.10
York - Mondays to Fridays. only on application.
The Pennine Railway Society must stress that in providing this
information it asks all members and readers to only visit depots by
prior arrangements. VISITS ARE NOT ALLOWED UNLESS APPLICATIONS FOR
THE NECESSARY PERMITS HAVE BEEN MADE AND THE PERMITS ISSUED. Further
information can be obtained from Robin Skinner or the BR region
LAST SERVICE TRAIN INTO ST. MARKS - 11 MAY 1985 .
Your official observers boarded the extended DMU at Hykeham. only a
few minutes late,(53706,59059,53648 & 54013,53002), and had a speedy
journey into Lincoln Marks.
The train was very well patronised and carried a headboard from the
"Lincoln Railway" Society. Departure to the depot was delayed until
the crowd could be cleared from in front of the train.
At the line diversion site, work soon started on slewing the line
Just after 23.00 Central crossing opened and eventually 47158 "Henry
Ford" came into Central with the terminating G.M.R.S. Charter 12
SUNDAY 12 May.
GEC visited the line diversion site at 09.00 and observed that the
down line was through, but there was still a gap in the up line.
Three p.w. trains stood ready31464 on the Midland down line,
opposite31275 on the up, whilst 31134 was on the up line on the new
The 12.15 Lincoln- Newark Northgate - FIVE(!) coaches left on time,
but came to a stand before West Holmes. We were informed that we
were to be "Conductored" through the new section, as it would appear
that the line was still in possession. At 12.30 we re-started,
grinding a bit on the now lowered Boultham Curve, noticing the
single line going off to Pyewipe Junction from Boultham Junction,
onto the completely new line, stopping on the Midland line to drop
off the conductors. We had a red signal at both Boultham Ballast and
Holmes level crossings and a green flag to wave us on our way.
Arrival at Northgate was 19 minutes late, but the HST for London was
Noted at Newark were 47186 stabled and 31206 passing with a p.w.
The first over the new line, and last on the old timetable Sunday up
HST Cleethorpes to KX. was due out of Lincoln at 14.08. Your
observers decided to see this travelling over the new circuit, and
on the way noticed a red flay stretched across the midland up line
with a track machine on the same line by the new section time 14.00.
This machine had failed and was immobile, so single line working had
to be put into operation. 28 minutes late 43157 "Y.E.Post" appeared
trailed by 43100 "Craigentinny" wrong line.
In the new timetable, this train is routed via Scunthorpe.
Other News: Steel coil trains appear to be the duty of Class
20s now, and on 14 May 20136/159 were observed on the Boultham
On 22 May 47361 Wilton Endeavour headed empty oil tanks through
Lincoln, and on 23 May 37072 hauled a train of concrete culvert
sections through Lincoln towards Sleaford.
The citizens of Lincoln are pleased to be rid of St. Marks Level
Crossing, but are now getting used to the increased use of Central
In the early hours of 28 May, a freight train derailed at Saxilby
Sykes Junction due to a landslip. Rail traffic- between Lincoln and
Gainsborough was halted until about 18.00hours that evening. 31173
and 31327 were observed in attendance at the junction.
R.D. & G.E.C.
PENNINE OBSERVERS NOTES
"'We're getting there"??!! A pair of Pennine punters had good
reason to rue the above well known slogan on Thursday 30/5/85, when
the 20.35 Sheffield-Doncaster DMU took 3 hours to cover the 111
miles from Sheffield to Mexborough. Due to problems at the now
infamous Aldwarke Junction, the DMU stood for 2.1/2 hours at Signal
S211 - directly opposite Blackburn Meadows Sewage Works. Problems
were also encountered on the following Friday and Monday afternoon
when trains were diverted via the ex G.C. Rotherham Central line.
On the 6th March 47521 was seen hauling the 8.30am train from Hull
to York in place of the usual Class 31. 45052 was a rare visitor to
Hull Paragon on 24th March. It hauled empty stock from Leeds to form
a Rugby League Special to Leeds from Hull for the semi-final Hull
K.R. v Wigan. The Special was then hauled by an unknown Class 31.
Yet another crash on an unmarked crossing - this time at Beverley
Parks crossing on 27th March. The 8.16am from Beverley to Hull hit a
car causing no damage to the DMU but the car driver suffered slight
injuries.There were delays for about an hour and 20009+2008,5 hauled
the breakdown crane to clear the track - the first Class 20 locos on
this line for some time.
There was some more disruption on 27th March when 08248 was derailed
at Botanic Gardens.
On 30th March 31445+31417 hauled the 7.38am train to Carlisle
returning on the 16.35. to Hull. Class 3l's are apparently
double-headed on Saturdays as more coaches are added to the train.
On 1st April 45103 hauled the 13.22 Hull to Brighton which is
usually hauled by a Class 31 and similarly 47123 was an unusual loco
on the 19.07 Hull to Doncaster on 2nd April. 46229 "Duchess of
Hamilton" made a first visit to Beverley on 9th April taking a water
stop whilst hauling the Yorkshire Coast Express from York to York
via Selby, Beverley and Scarborough. On the same day 37102 was the
unusual power on an additional from Newcastle to London KX., and
also noted were the following:
York 08605/707/657/337/771/369/064/224, 0307 089, 20007/009/083/053,
31467/458/449/326, 37113/105 184/024/173,
45107/146/119/149/049, 47474/416/523/445, 56121/130. Darlington
08354/502, 37004/008. Newcastle 03066/078, 37004/028,
47304/308/363f3T575-03. Gateshead Depot 03063, 08370/214/255/274,
31460/462/173/223, 37069/005, 47363/339/415/405/231/014/404/593 ED
On Botanic Gardens on the same day were noted _ 47221/252/367. On
10th April 47096 hauled a Rugby League Special from Hull to Leeds
for the semi-final replay. 47615 "Caerphilly Castle" was the star
attraction on the Rugby League Cup excursions to Wembley on 2nd-4th
May. 7 specials left on the Saturday morning but the locos were
unknown. 47103 hauled a football excursion from York to Hull on 6th
May and on the 7th May 47602 was noted on the 13.22 Hull-Brighton.
On 23rd. May the 09.23 Newcastle-Penzance was hauled to Doncaster by
47555 "The Commonwealth Spirit and on from Doncaster by 50026
On the 24th March was the Milk Cup Final at Wembley between Norwich
and Sunderland and specials returning to Sunderland were hauled by ~
45110,47016, 45142,47227,47438,40122,47113,47626 and 47350. On the
9th April Sheffield Wed. v Manchester Utd. - Special from Manchester
Victoria to Wadsley Bridge was hauled by 47210.
On 31st March the following were noted at Bounds Green -
08222/237/750, 31468 and 47550.
On May 3rd an observer in the Lincoln area noted 31434, 37013/020,
47275 In Holmes Yard, 31445 light engine at Fast Holmes and 31435/54
stabled in Lincoln Central Station. On May 7th 31134/173/428 were
spotted in Holmes Yard, 47362 light engine at East Holmes and 31448
stabled in Lincoln Central Station.
At Barrow Hill on May 11th were! 20201/214 and 47278/375. At
Shirebrook on the same day were - 08434,
56011/021/022/025/027/028/030/096/100/119/125/127/128/135. On May
13th 37093 and 37109 were noted on ballast trains in Holmes Yard and
31453 and 31463 were stabled in Lincoln Central Station.
On the first day of the new timetable, 13th May, the following
workings were noted:-
47401 14.10 Cambridge-Blackpool
31421 16.08 Lincoln-Sheffield
47408 13.55 Cardiff-Hull
47593 18.0l Sheffield-Leeds portion
31430 18.20 Leeds-Cambridge.
At Doncaster on the same day 37036 was seen towing 40148/187/094/087
to the works from Healey Mills. On the 24th May 47224 was noted
hauling 50040 "Leviathan" thro' Mexborough on a Severn Tunnel Junc.~
Doncaster freight. The 18.01 York-Birmingham relief was hauled by
the following- 37103 on 24/5, 47275 on 27/5, 45066 on 28/5, 47091 on
29/5, 47110 on 30/5 and 20009/167 on 31/5/85.
On Friday/Saturday 17/18th May a member noted the following:-
Doncaster 08734, 31134/146/423 47245/419, 40135, 50039/043.
Peterborough 08258/412/427, 31i86/418/405/459,47287/356.
Norwich 03158/197, 08228/257/775, 31162/185/410, 47542.
Ipswich 03179 399, 08708, 31127/152 (New Livery)31305,
37089/094/141, 47116/458/568/596 , 86244//246.
Colchester 08659/661/956, 31199 (N.L.)/411, 37001/097/105, 47199,
Ilford 08689, 47115.
Liverpool St. 08527, 47569/576/581/587, 86227 (N.L.).
On May 20th in the Lincoln area 47292 was noted on a westbound
freight at Sykes Junction, 08249 in Holmes Yard and 37047 on a
ballast train in Holmes Yard.
Noted at York on 27th May were -47522 on York-Portsmouth and on the
03089/073, 20009/004/103/1670 31465/464/468, 45115, 47622/275, 43096
"The Queens Own Hussars". Additionals from York were - 45017 to
Plymouth, 47275 to Derby and 37079 to Birmingham.
During March and April shunters at Holmes Yard, Lincoln were
08102/242/304. 08060 was stored in Holmes Yard during March. On
March 15th 31168 passed through Lincoln Central towing 08272, 03399
and 08767. At Knottingley on April 28th 56077 was noted on a coal
train, 08056/243/309, 56003/078/117/120/12t~'Blue Circle Cement were
on shed. On April 29th 37013 was seen on a ballast train,
31164/196/232/433 were in Holmes Yard. 31186 and 31444 were stabled
in Lincoln Central Station and 47301 was noted passing Gainsborough
Lea Road with a southbound freight. On March 9th 37083 passed Edale
with freight and 31257/444/447 were seen on passenger trains. On
March 10th 47449 was seen at Hatton with a down express.
One of our members noted the following on a trip to Scotland on
9/10th April Edinburgh 08570/881, 27054
47018/713. Haymarket 08710/718, 2022~ 26019/002, 27023,
47040/017/711/413/588/703, 4o162. Eastfield 20228, 27207/059:
37267/051/300/017, 47470/578. 97250. Glasgow Queen St.08938, 37192,
47305/469/708. Ayr 08735/591, 20191/125/216/179, 25231, 26o14,
2?oo4, 37009. Motherwell 08575, 20192, 25181, 27026/001, 37107/042,
Another member on a Scottish trip noted the following - 7/10th May
47018/120/209/213/269 on Inverness-Aberdeen services.
26040+26032, 37035/183/260/262/264 on Kyle and Far North services.
Inverness Depot and station - 08621/717/754, 26021/024/032/038/039,
27021/041/045/ 049/050/0521053, 37111/279/281.
Dundee - 26021/027/036/046. Haymarket - 20206/20222, 26019/023,
27010/023/033, 37245, 47014.
On 11th May a severe lack of Type 2's was experienced by two
47418 07.26 Coventry-Edinburgh portion
47714 13.00 Edinburgh-Glasgow 15.00 Edinburgh-Glasgow
47117 11.28 Dundee-Edinburgh
47040 13.18 Edinburgh-Dundee
37018 Hibs v Rangers Footex
47009 12.28 Dundee-Edinburgh
47406 14.18 Edinburgh-Dundee
47016 13.28 Dundee-Edinburgh
47715 15.10 Edinburgh-Carstairs portion
Noted at Carstairs - 20124/144/145, 27003, 37137.
Another member was in the same area on 17th/18th May and
noted Carstairs 20044, 27040, 37173, 47117/539,
85o16. Haymarket 08718, 20218, 25303, 26o03/019, 27023,
37191/245. Eastfield37037/106, 47108. Glasgow Queen St. 47595/714,
37192. Glasgow Central 20187, 37004, 47442/520/607, 85001/015,
86001/252(N.L.)/260/417, 7028. Motherwell 08312/430,
20039/102/122/171, 26038, 3X37/156, 47420. 86433 passing In new
livery. Polmadie 08952, 20148/156, 25046, 26045, 37226, 47137/503,
The following locos were noted on 9/10th April -
Ashford 08811/847, 09023/008. Dover 09011/022, 33058/044,
73128. Faversham. 73119/134. Gillingh73116/125/130/140. Stewarts
Lane 33049, 73111/122/135. Clapham 09004, 33112/002/201,50020,
On 17/18th April the same member noted Stewarts
Lane 73006/114/123/139. Clapham 09012 ' 33107/111, 73102"Airtours
Noted on 31st March were Old Oak Common 08634/821/936/946/947,
50014/022/025/032/036. Noted on 17/18th May Paddington 31404,
33008/208, 47418/549/567/603/619/621, 50001/025/032/049. Southall
0b486, 47115/141/627 "City of Oxford&', 56ool,
56o65. Reading 08850/. 816, 47594. Didcot 08640/ 03. Swindon
080,60/121/123/410/4~87/523/665, 25182, 46039. 47625,
56038. Bristol 08756/942/950, 31298, 33003/010, 25205, 37127,
45046/069/131, 47372/430/459. Bromsgrove 37219/241, 47195.
London Midland Region
In recognition of their fans good behaviour over the past season,
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club were granted the use of an HST.
set for their 'Bootex' to Finsbury Park for the game against Arsenal
on 27th April - 43196/44085/42230/
On 31st March the following were noted -
Willesden 86007/207/223 and in new livery 86242/226/87009/018,
Coalville 08293, 20001/016, 56025/060/070/058010/016/022.
Marylebone 51899/655/861/657 656/900/67
664 890/ 875/665/889/869/883~865/867/874/673,
673/651/652/7L~8/723/750/744/753/658/672/677/726/659/754. and on the
9/10th April Preston 08744, 25191,
86007/242. Carlisle 08447/844, 25194/284, 27014/029,
47434/016/563/012/150/200, 81019, 86003/321.Willesdon 08683/904/926,
25190/034, 31162, 73114/104, 83012, 85040,
86007/227. Euston 08573/609, 81014/022, 85001, 86413/232/252/241,
87010/013/015. Leicester 08677, 20020/085. Derby 08625, 20058/087,
One of our members noted on the 1st May at 18.59 at Chesterfield,
45026+QB657+ guards van travelling south on the goods line (ex-old
road). On the 4th May two 'Footex' specials ran from
Liverpool-Wadsley Bridge via Diggle for the Sheffield Wednesday v
Everton game - 47604 and 9 vehicles arrived at Sheffield Victoria at
13.34 and 45121 plus 10 vehicles at 14.01. On 6th May 25201+25245
with 7 vehicles were spotted at Chesterfield on the
Nottingham-Barrow. On the 3rd May an enthusiasts special to Wick was
seen at Chesterfield being hauled by D200 (40122) at 23.45 and it
passed again on the return journey at 18.25 on 6th May. Also at
Chesterfield on the 6th May 47414 hauled a Chesterfield-Peterborough
Footex via Dronfield, Chesterfield, Sheffield Nunnery to Retford.
On Saturday 4th May a member noted the following
Settle-Carlisle diversions -
0720 Glasgow-Birmingham 47420
0946 Carlisle-Euston 47444 "University of Nottingham'
0910 Glasgow-Euston Royal Scot) 47305
0950 Glasgow-Birmingham 47308
1040(?) Carlisle-Leeds 37095
0730 Aberdeen-Birmingham 47535 "University of Leicester"
1110 Glasgow-Euston 47200
1120 Glasgow-Parkeston Quay( European) 47060.
The European took the Leeds line at Hellifield.
51901/52059/54501/53944 DMUs formed a connecting service to
Manchester. 25313 and 25316 were noted at Blea Moor. later 25316 ran
light to Hellifield to assist 47503 with a northbound parcels.
0805 Birmingham-Edinburgh/Glasgow 47060
0745 Euston-Glasgow 47561
0727 Nottingham-Glasgow/Edinburgh 47555 "The Commonwealth Spirit
0855 Euston-Glasgow 47492
0945 Euston-Glasgow (Royal Scot) 47532
1200 Birmingham-Glasgow 47479.
The above list is not a complete one as a few were missed
travelling between locations.
On Sunday 5th May a member had a rather busy time taking note of all
Longsight 08456/673/676/820/915, 31278/464,
55970(51635), 55981(51612), 55971(51597) - converted to single-car.
Newton Heath 25231, 56060.
Red Bank 08624. 51190, 53470/499/691/728/506/422. 54353/333, 59583.
Buxton 20077/094/134/141/163, 37046/073/104, 45049.
51938/569/936, 52039/051, 53509/932/457/504, 59386/155/207/149/794.
Derby08681/842, 20099/115, 371o6/169/259, 45129, 97404/801.
51658, 53654/742/705747/696/669/330/315, 59268/102/121/116.
20026/065/070/085/136/158/190, 25185, 31123/324,
45042/046/072/075/110, 47439/281, 37032,
Shirebrook 08434Y4,8Y5824, 20053/o69/130/146,
37122/249, 56025/027/028/030/096/100/112/119/ 127/128/135.
Worksop 20052/083, 56077/094.
On shed at Buxton on 6th May were 20077/094/133/141/153/163,
37046/073/092/104/ 238, 45049 "The Staffordshire Regiment (The
Prince of Wales's)" and 47367.
On 11th May the last Barrow-Nottingham was hauled by 47501 and the
last Nottingham-Barrow by 47444 "University of Nottingham'. On 13th
May the first Blackpool-Cambridge was hauled by 47530 and the first
Cambridge-Blackpool by 47401 "North Eastern" with-stock from Barrow.
On the 15th May an unknown Class 47 and 9 tanks was brought to an
emergency stop at Dore at approx. 0700 when a tank was found to be
leaping. The following sightings. were on 17/18th May:
Birmingham New Street 08919, 31304, 85020. 86255.
Carlisle 08447/759/80 . 8/911/912, 25095, 26036, 37119/193/077,
Preston 473(56/447/486, 81003, 85005, 86318.
Wigan 20140/160, 25194, 37088, 40122, 47236.
Crewe 25048/192, 47427,/443/L~8l~571, 81012, 85017, 86215/253/325,
Wolverhampton 08740/765, 47533/620, 86226/413.
Bletchley 08684, 25206/266/268/324, 31108/212/217/282, 85026.
Leicester 20006, 25196, 31198, 47290/298.
Derby 08399/625/687/814/842, 20032/143/005, 31463, 47376, 48101/601,
At Diggle on May 18th the following sightings were made: 40122
(D200) on an eastbound express, 45116 and 47456 on westbound
expresses, 47363 on an eastbound chemicals train and 47364 on a
westbound tanker train.
On 27th May 31405 failed at Water Orton on a Norwich-Birmingham
service and was rescued by 45120. On 28th May 25211 worked the 14.25
York-Plymouth additional to Bristol. On 31st May 31444 failed on the
16.38 Manchester-York at Chinley and was dragged into Sheffield by
20133/134 and then taken forward by 31287.
Some workings on the 1st June were noted at Sheffield:-
0645 York-Portsmouth 47193 to Sheffield
47297 from Sheffield
0713 Leeds-Poole 47197
0906 Bristol-Leeds (add) 47295
0715 Sheffield-Blackpool 37215
1205 Skegness-Leicester 20144/002
1240 Skegness-Derby 20165/007
1025 Portsmouth-Leeds 47213
2015 Manchester-Cleethorpes 31119.
A member noted the following on Crewe Works on 1st June -
85006/13/2l 85039, 862o7/256/321, 87023.
45053, 81001/015, 84008.
Pennine Quiz No.41
There were just 3 entries for the Worldwide Trains Quiz. The winners
(and entrants) are as follows:
1st E. J. Wright Rotherham
2nd J. R. Dewing Cottingham
3rd P. Slater Gainsborough
Congratulations to the winners!!
The answers are as follows:
1. Washington D.C./Cincinnati.
2. Santiago/Puerto Monte
4. Buenos Aires/Mendoza
6. Cape Town/Windhoek
8. Seattle/Los Angeles
10. Bombay~ Amritsar
12. Montréal, Toronto/Vancouver
17. New Orleans/Los Angeles
20. Paris/Milan, Venice.
Pennine Quiz No.42
by Linda Bladen
There are 20 preserved steam loco names hidden in the word Square.
As usual the answers can be across, down or diagonally. The prizes
are 1st £5, 2nd £3 and 3rd £2.
C G R E E N A R R O W W U
A C E E R I H S Y A R O M
C H W O A P I S E E T E S
G T O S X R E V I L L U B
N U L H H I O P C A T I O
I O F A C T G A E M T R X
K M Y A S A M R S T B G H
E D A P M E 0 U E T D Q I
N I M A L L A R D N O S L
E S H O I L N O B R E W L
E M T T O C S L A Y O R E
R N E E N I L N A L C R W
G O L I A T H N I M D O B
Answers.-s should reach The Ed. by the 31st August 1985.
Two members were quick to telephone with the following sighting -
.On Friday 7th June the 12.46 Portsmouth-Leeds was headed by 33052
into Birmingham. and 33046 into Sheffield. It worked the
return 21.36 Leeds-Weymouth.
Also noted. were 33106+33054 on a freightliner working through
Thank you to Messrs. Slater, Wesley, Caddick, Butcher, Barclay,
Dewing, Sanderson, Corroy, 40129, Nicholson, Gossan, Whitlam,
Needham plus all the other people whose names were not on the scraps
of paper which they gave us.