The Magazine of the Pennine Railway
No.58 - Winter 1986
NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE
With the Festive Season upon us again, the Committee would like to
thank all our members for their support in 1986, and wish you and
your families a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Looking forward to 1987, we are pleased to announce that the
membership fee will remain unchanged at £2.50 per member or family
and enclosed with this magazine is a renewal of membership form,
which we hope you will all complete and send to Tony Caddick.
Our Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 11th January 1987
at the Corporation Brewery Taps, Cleveland Street, Doncaster, from
12 noon to 2:00 p.m. and all members are invited to attend to
contribute towards plans for the year with the committee, all of
whom will be standing for re-election.
Plans are already in hand to book performers for our twice monthly
social evenings held at the "Taps" on the first and third Tuesday of
each month, and we hope to have in use shortly a new screen and
projector (specially requested by Robin Skinner who is convinced
that new equipment will improve the quality of his slides). (Some
Our thanks to all who have taken time out to do us a show in 1986,
and if 1987's entertainment is as high in standard as 1986's, we
shall be in for a good year.
We are also putting a programme together for visits for 1987, and we
hope to get some fresh ideas from members at our AGM.
Finally, don't forget to renew your membership; (a free diary will
again be given to all members), and look forward to seeing you all
Welcome to the Winter edition of Trans Pennine.
would like to thank everyone who has contributed news and articles
over the past year and hope that you will all continue to help make
next year's editions even better.
As is custom at this time of year I would also like to pester you
into renewing your membership, and as John has said, the fee is to
remain the same, making it cheap at half the price!!
Finally, I send my Best Wishes to you all at this festive time and
hope for a successful New Year.
CUTBACKS AT DONCASTER WORKS
With the closure of the DMU Repair Shop all DMU's are now dealt with
in the Loco Repair Shop and surrounding area. As a result of this
the celebrated works collection of withdrawn 25s and 45s etc. has
been consigned to storage at Goole awaiting its fate.
A DAY OUT TO BASINGSTOKE
by B. Moss
Certain areas of British Rail still offer special bargain fares so
that we can all afford to travel by train sometimes; providing you
own a car to get to the places offering the bargain. Such offers are
available from Derby and Nottingham where there are usually three
destinations per month on offer at discount rates. The destinations
to choose from in October were Southampton at £12, Blackpool at £8
or Chester at £7. I decided that Southampton was the most attractive
proposition of the three, in terms of haulage possibilities, so on
20th October I drove down to Derby to take advantage of the offer.
It was en route to Derby that I had the brainwave of 'baling' at
Southampton, purchasing another ticket, and going forward to Poole,
thus getting some class 33 haulage in the process.
I eagerly awaited the very early starting Grantham - Birmingham
'tap-tap' which unfortunately had to be taken to Birmingham for the
06.15 Liverpool - Portsmouth forward, which changed engines at
Coventry. 86418 hummed its way into New Street and then crawled to
Coventry, timed very well to run directly behind an all stations
commuter train. At Coventry it was replaced by 47489 which was taken
I decided to leap at Banbury to await the 07.10 Liverpool - Poole
and get some more class 47 haulage in (desperate). It duly arrived
on time, behind 47453, departed on time, crawled at walking pace as
far as Aynho Jcn., then failed. Having seen 45052 on freight at
Banbury I was rather hopeful of some decent replacement haulage,
after all where else will there be a replacement loco?
After half an hour the 22 minute connection between trains at
Southampton was looking decidedly dodgy, and assistance arrived in
the shape of ...... 47618!!! Where the hell had they dug this up
from? Well, that was that, a failed wreck, a replacement wreck and a
trip to Poole now well and truly out of the window. Could things get
any worse? Yes. On arrival at Reading, there were two replacement
locomotives to choose from to take the train forward - 47594 and
47636. No more problems you think to take one loco and the driver
told the shunter he was taking the other. Control didn't ' t know
which the driver was to take so the points were set for one to take
over, then the other, then neither. Toss a bloody coin I thought.
Draw straws, fight for it, but get an engine on this train for God's
After much swearing and arguing by the shunter, the driver and not
forgetting the guard who joined in half way through, 47594 was
attached and left 50 minutes late. Funny how the station announcer
was conspicuous by his absence during all this.
So with this farce finally over, not only was Poole out of the
question, but now Southampton was also a lead loss so Basingstoke
was decided on, thus still getting class 33 haulage in. So here I
"baled" and had 33111 to Andover on the 12.10 Waterloo - Salisbury
and 33115 back on the 13.15 Salisbury - Waterloo, and to cap the lot
neither of them were required So a few 'photos were taken at
Basingstoke, notably of 50048 on the 13.10 Waterloo - Exeter, 33114
(which I do require) and departmental unit 004, 50012 on the 12.20
Exeter - Waterloo,. and 37091/134 light engine.
The homeward journey was made by taking the 14.38 Poole - Manchester
with 47594 making its way back, and 47468 forward from Reading.
Thankfully a repeat of the escapade experienced earlier did not take
An unexpected bonus was loco hauled travel from Birmingham to Derby
where I fortunately fell on the late running 18.20 Birmingham -
Leeds return motor show excursion with 47606. Apparently vandalism
in the Wolverhampton area had caused chaos and everything was
running late. So what's new?
Well, I will look out for future offers from the Derby and
Nottingham area as they do still give value for money, but if there
is ever a reduced fare anywhere else via Reading, then forget it!!!
by Paul Slater
Berney Arms, the first station out of Yarmouth on the line to
Norwich via Reedham, must be one of the smallest and most isolated
stations on the British Rail network. It is on no road and serves no
village: it is named after the Berney Arms Inn, which stands on the
bank of the River Yare just above the head of the Breydon Water
Estuary. Also at Berney Arms is a splendid restored windmill, and
this was my reason for using the station during a weekend in
Yarmouth; I am something of an enthusiast for visiting windmills,
the one at Berney Arms is a fine example of the many drainage mills
there once were in Norfolk, and, as my guide-book to windmills puts
it, access to Berney Arms Mill is by rail or water only.
Consulting the timetables at Yarmouth, I saw that the 17.50 train to
Norwich stopped at Berney Arms, and barely a quarter of an hour
later a train in the other direction also called there, which would
just give me enough time for a quick look at the windmill.
Yarmouth station seemed rather a melancholy place on that Autumnal
Sunday evening. It had obviously seen better days; the goods yard,
the engine shed, the carriage sidings and the branch-line to the
harbour were all derelict. The signalbox and the platform signs
still carried the old Name Yarmouth Vauxhall, from the time when it
was one of three termini in the town.
Leaving Yarmouth, the train ran close by the shore of Breydon
Water. Berney Arms windmill was easily visible in the distance
across the estuary, and when the railway left the shore and ran a
little inland across the uninhabited expanse of Halvergate Marshes,
I kept my eye on the windmill, which was growing much nearer. The
two carriages of the train were quite full, and the guard had only
just reached me and sold me my ticket before the train was pulling
up at Berney Arms station. I got down on to the platform, feeling
the curious stares of the other passengers on me, and then the train
was pulling away down the long stretch of straight and level single
track towards Reedham.
Berney Arms station looked even more primitive than I had expected:
just a tiny platform in the middle of nowhere, with an old blue
nameboard and a single oil lamp. I stepped over the. rails and
followed the remains of a path of sleepers beside the track to the
"way out" sign by a gate some distance down the line. Just beyond
the gate, an official Ancient Monument sign pointed the path across
the fields to Berney Arms windmill and I set off walking.
I had two gates to climb and another to open before I reached the
mill. Cattle lowed from the marshland pastures all around. The mill
was indeed a beautiful one, 70 feet tall, black with blue fantail
and white cap, gallery and doors; it's four white sails turned
slowly in the evening sunshine. The remains of other windmills
dotted the surrounding landscape; Yarmouth could just be made out in
the distance, but close at hand there were no buildings to be seen
apart from the mill, a few riverside cottages, and some way
downstream, the Berney Arms Inn. It was a peaceful, remote spot
where I would have liked to linger, but I had no time to do more
than briefly admire the mill before I had to start on my walk back
to Berney Arms station.
I had nearly left it too late, I saw the train for Yarmouth
approaching when I still had some way to go. I broke into a run, and
hurriedly negotiated the two remaining gates.
The train had already pulled up at the station when I reached the
railway line, it was a four-car train, and its rear two carriages
stood clear of the platform, blocking the approach via the path of
sleepers. Out of breath, I staggered across the track, supporting
myself on the train buffers, and ran the last few yards close
against the line, at any other station, I reflected, boarding a
train in 'this manner would be regarded as dangerous trespassing.
The driver and the guard were leaning out of their windows, watching
my approach, and another passenger had alighted from the train,
carrying two suitcases, a very incongruous sight at this remote
halt; I can only assume that he was going to stay at the Berney Arms
The train pulled away as soon as I was on board; according to my
watch, it was three minutes early. During the ride to Yarmouth, I
gradually got my breath back, and as the evening sun reflected
golden-orange off Breydon Water, Berney Arms windmill diminished
into the distance behind me.
PENNINE QUIZ No.48 By Ed.
Well, here's the Grand Christmas Quiz for you to try between
watching Billy Smart's Circus and Disney Time. Prizes are £5, £3 and
£2. Answers should reach the Editor by 15th February 1987.
1. What was the first British Railways locomotive to appear in rail
blue livery, in may 1964?
2. To which country was HS4000 sold in 1971?
3. Which was the first preserved steam loco to break the BRB ban on
steam operations over BR tracks in 1971?
4. Where on the Somerset and Dorset were assisting engines attached
for the northbound climb to Masbury Summit
5. To which MPD. were all the Western Region Hymek locos delivered
prior to February 1962 allocated?
6. In which town was there an engine shed named Edgeley?
7. What was the date of the opening of the Stockton & Darlington
8. On what date did the Great Western Railway open throughout from
London to Bristol?
9. When did the Brighton Belle make its last run between Victoria
10. In which year did the 10:00 a.m. Scotch Express from Kings
Cross acquire the name Flying Scotsman?
11. When did the Golden Arrow make its last run from Victoria to
12. What was the horsepower of the Paxman engined class 14s?
13. What was the prototype locomotive on which the design of the
Brush class 47 was largely based?
14. On 20th September 1981 Old Oak Common celebrated its 75th
Anniversary when a push pull steam service ran from Paddington.
Which were the two steam locos used?
15. Where was class 47 D1663 Sir Daniel Gooch, named?
16. Which two Westerns worked the last Western hauled special out of
17. What is the former number of the class 08 08781?
18. On what date were passenger services withdrawn between Sheffield
and Manchester via the Woodhead route?
19. What was the name of Hall class no. 7912?
20. What is the current number of class 47 no. D1550?
21. Where did the depot code D10 cover?
22. What was the number of the electric loco damaged beyond repair
at Hixon in January 1968?
23. When did the APT list commence track trials on BR?
24. Stratford allocated N7 0-6-2T No 69614 was kept specially clear
between 1956 and 1960 for what reason?
25. Which was the 7000th loco built at Crewe?
26. Which depot used to be coded 55F?
27. Where was the other station at Chesterfield, apart from Midland
28. What is the former number of 86211?
29. What was the name of Jubilee No. 45686?
30. What was the shed code given to Ryde Isle of Wight?
31. Which preserved railway re-opened on 21st May 1969?
32. Which preserved steam loco was used in a wallpaper paste
33. Glazebrook was a sub-shed of which depot?
34. Name Western Class No. 1032
35. Which A4 was destroyed at York during an air-raid in 1942?
36. What was the children's story written by E. Nesbit?
37. B.R. Standard Class 5 Nos. 73125-54 different from the rest of
the class in what way?
38. What is the current no. of D6586?
39. What is the current no. of D8128
40. Monkton Combe station was re-named and used in which film?
41. In which city would the Lee Moor Tramway have been found?
42. In what year did the last steam hauled "Pines Express" run?
43. What was the former number of the class 05 allocated to Ryde
Isle of White?
44. In which town would you find Townhill Depot?
45. Only one WD 2.10.0 'Austerity' carried a name, which one?
46. Which Britannia Pacific was exhibited on the South Bank of
London in 1951?
47. What was the former number of class 46 no. 46001?
48. What was 'Peak' 44005 called?
49. What class of loco was 63340?
50. Which class of steam loco did Father Christmas like?
A LIST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR A SELECTED FEW
John Sanderson - An overnight case for next year's Railrover, (and a
new calculator for his position as treasurer).
Robin Skinner - A fleet of class 40s - to get the trains from Kings
Cross to Leeds on time.
Tony Caddick - A ticket for a Black Lace concert.
Abdul Watts - A Communards L.P. They're almost as bad as Black Lace.
Linda Bladen - Nothing - she's already got everything a man could
ask for - well, almost!
Dave Bladen - A dozen cricket lessons - well, Botham can fly planes
Pete Wesley - An evening out with Joan Collins - he likes old fags.
Tony Needham - A two pint pot - a normal one isn't big enough
(there's no answer to that!)
Mrs. Thatcher A ticket to see Star Wars.
Ronald Reagan A video of 'Only Fools and Horses' - then there'll be
two plonkers in one room.
PENNINE QUIZ NO. 47
There were nine entries to the last quiz with two members joint
first with 22 correct answers. Answers were:1) Barry, 2) Albert
Hall, 3) Bricklayers Arms, 4) Merlin, 5) Conqueror, 6) Aldaniti, 7)
Bugle, 8) St. Margaret's, 9) Atlas, 10) The Craven, 11) Battle, 12)
Wye, 13) Aviemore Centre, 14) Prince of Wales, 15) Formby, 16) Wool,
17) Neville Hill, 18) Tranquil, 19) Airborne, 20) Sherwood, 21)
Merehead, 22) Eagle, 23) Charlton, 24) Holmes Chapel, 25) Raleigh.
Joint First J. R. Dewing and I. Shenton
Joint Second S. Earle, R. Bateman.
PENNINE OBSERVER'S NOTES
Disappointing news for followers of 50049 hoping to see it on
its usual territory on 29th August because it worked into Liverpool
on the 10.30 ex Penzance.The following day Skegness was visited by
class 20s in the shape of 20004/169 on the 07.10 ex Sheffield and
20157/082 on the 09.26 ex Derby.Week commencing September 22nd saw
the last scheduled class 33 hauled passenger services into North
Wales to Holyhead. The services involved were the 11.16 Crewe -
Holyhead, 14.08 Holyhead - Cardiff (a), the 0.750 Swansea-Manchester
and 13.45 Manchester - Cardiff (b), and the 12.00 Cardiff-Llandudno
17.40 Llandudno - Cardiff (c), worked as follows:
2219 33049 on (a), 33035 on (b), 33050 on (c),
2319 33009 on (a), 33031 on (b), 33015 on (c),
2419 33044 on (a), 33018 on (b), 33019 on (c)
2519 33046 on (a), 33010 on (b). 33211 on (c;,
26/9 33031 on (a), 33015 on (b), 33019 on (c),
27/9 33207 worked service (a). Services (b) and (c) not known.
Noted at Rhyl on October 12th were 45133 on the 17.00 Holyhead -
York and 47472 on 14.35 Scarborough - Holyhead. On the following day
08858, 311121462, 45118/133, 474591557, 86245/419/432 were at
Liverpool Lime Street. 08415/5321917 and 31206 at Edge Hill,
084311898 and 47013 at Allerton. 08939, 25109 and 47317 at Speke,
08669 at Halewood, 85009 and 81019 double heading a car train at
Noted at Chester on October 13th were 451031110, 47476 and 47508 on
passenger workings, 47350/360, 25058 on freight workings,
08468 was station pilot and 08220, 47143 and 47381 were on shed.
Noted at Leicester on September 27th were 08021/462/68717071474,
56066 and 58008 with 31421 on the 07.39 Norwich - Birmingham.
On the same day 20135/169, 31205, 86215/245 and 87017 were noted at
Nuneaton, with 08628, 20042, 25057, 31121/287/308, 47119, 81003,
85005, 86223/234, 87013/20 at Rugby and 08458 and 86258 at
Working passenger services through Wolverton on this date were
86208/222/227/2481244/260/426, 87001/24/31. Works shunters were
08484/6291789. On passenger duties through Milton Keynes were
85002/21/29, 86102/231/33/202/255/229, 87017/20131, whilst at
Willesden were 08454/494/5331614, 31254/2-12/441, 83009, 86246/256,
At Euston were 85029/8610112/229/251/406/410/414, 87018/24.
A total of 21 different class 33s were noted between Bristol and
Portsmouth during the four days 22nd-25th October. Those sighted
The following sightings were all made on 24th October when a member
had an outing to Portsmouth. At Waterloo were 33059/110, 50012/46,
whilst noted at. Woking between 10.40 and 11.50 were 09019,
33045/103, 47380, 50026, 730021102/114 and 73123.
At Portsmouth were 47542 and 73140 whilst locos at Portsmouth
Harbour were 33001110161 and 47595 which worked in on the 06.15 ex
Liverpool Lime Street, being attached at Birmingham. 47542 worked
the return 13.02 departure.
Noted' at Salisbury between 15.30 and 16.30 were 33010/026/48/59/61
with 33030/51/116 stabled. 4.498 Sir Nigel Gresley and 6998 Burton
Agnes Hall were in steam.
Noted at Norwich on September 15th were 08869 station pilot, 03197,
08250, 31119, 47449 Crown Point, 03084/189, 08775/868, 31152 goods
yard, 47539 worked the 10.37 Norwich - Liverpool St., 47579 the
08.25 Liverpool St. - Norwich and 11.42 Norwich - Liverpool St.,
47634 the 09.30 Liverpool St. Norwich and 12.37 Norwich - Liverpool
St., 47576 on the 10.30 Liverpool St. Norwich, 31427 the 08.19
Birmingham - Norwich and 31432 the 11.30 Norwich - Birmingham.
Stabled at Healey Mills on September 28th were 31312, 45007/12,
Ailing class 31 time once again October 4th saw 31252 relieve 31424
at Peterborough on the 08.19 Birmingham - Norwich whilst later in
the day 31424 has to take over from 31401 at the same location on
the 14.20 Birmingham - Ipswich. On October 12th Railfreight liveried
31155 worked the 16.09 Hull - Liverpool. Two days later 47584,
"County of Suffolk", was noted apparently 'storming' through
Mexborough (that's what it said) on the 16.52 Birmingham - Leeds.
On October 21st 47410 worked the 20.12 Kings Cross - Aberdeen whilst
47583 "County of Hertfordshire" in Network South East Livery worked
the Bradford - Kings Cross vans.
A Pennine trip round Doncaster works on October 12th revealed the
following list of inmates:
Pilots - 08562/816. Paint Shop 51335/4050/9032. Yard - 58046,
5333/3101, 03112, 56085, 31409,58047,53198/3244/ 1901/ 2059/ 1218
08723/930, 58013, 08631, 31436, 56042, 58005/14, 51208/3520,
31118/201/3/402, 50007, 58014, 08889/771/516, 58031.
4 Bay - 03399, 08905 31221/233/2481311/408/11, 50044. 3 Bay -
2 Bay - 59656/5975/3231/3247/167.9/1153/1140/4399/2053, 50037
Dismantling Shop - 31277 to become 31469, 51074/9430
Noted at Barnetby on 23rd October were 25034, 37123/132/153/211/223,
47060. whilst at Frodingham on the same date were
08397/401/445/724/817, 200111 B8/176, 31281/449, 56071.
Another Pennine trip, this time to installations around Sheffield on
8th November yielded the following:
Tinsley - 08244/389/492/434/500/507/510/870/878/783,
20064/88/96/107/112/ 111/115/139/150/2/164/5/75, 31437,
37128/241/194, 45034/41/46, 47372/3/018,
Barrow Hill 08436/509/871/141, 20002/22/31146/76/98/167,
Worksop - 20068/86/92/153, 56013/62/84/7/8/110
The following. locos have been seen recently on the Hull -
Bridlington line travelling through Cottingham on ballast workings
for work on level crossings: 2nd November - 37230/24, 9th November -
Also on 9th November the swing bridge at Goole became lodged open
allowing sea traffic only. Delays of over an hour and a half ensued
and trains were diverted via Selby.
On 11th November stray cattle on the Hull - Bridlington line caused
severe delays at Snuff Mill Crossing, Cottingham, between 07.45 and
09.00 hours. Fortunately, the offending animals were removed without
Thanks go to Messrs. Dewing, Slater, Caddick, Whitlam.
MOTIVE POWER CHANGES
08337-DR, 08385-DR, 08413-SF, 08448-DY, 08514-DR, 08655-SF,
08732-ML, 08750SF, 08761-HA, 08813-SF, 08827-DY, 08834-SF 08873-SF,
08887-CW, 20021-BS, 20026-TO, 20028-TE, 20048-ED, 20063-ED,
20070-TE, 20095-TI, 20097-BS, 20100TI, 20102/10/122TI,
20126/145/175-TI, 20179/181/4/9-ML, 20197-BS, 20126/ 145/156/175-TI,
21079/181/4/9-ML, 20197-BS, 20203/4/5/6/8-ED, 20210-BS, 20211.~ED,
20213-HA, 20214BS, 20216~HA, 20226/7-ML, 20228-ML, 20305-TE (20172),
20306-TE (20173), 26032/5/6/8HA, 27048/5011/2/3/4/5-ED, 31209BS,
31237-CW, 31257-BS, 31277-IM (31469), 31423/4/5CW, 37004-ED,
37008ED, 37045-TI, 37080-MR, 37128-TI, 37139-MR, 37142-MR, 37176-TI,
7/9-SF, 47017-HA, 47032-GD, 47053-HA, 47066-GD (47661),
47108-SF, 47155 GD (47660), 47232-GD, 47242-GD (47659)
47295/310/1-IM, 47324-CD, 47563 ED,
20039/3.25, 25321/905/7/9/11, 47403/464, 86211/429.
Dual Brake fitted
37006 to 37798, 37056 to 37513, 37081 to 37797, 37122 to 37692,
37163 to 37802, 37208 to 37803, 47066 to 47661, 47128 to 47656,
47239 to 47657, 86039 to 86439.
Steam Generator Isolated
Steam Generator Reinstated
40715-NL, 40734-BN, 40740-HT, 41065-NL, 41107/8-NL, 41151/2-HT,
41171/3-BN, 42062-NL, 42127-BN, 42128-BN, 42182/6-HT, 42190-HT,
42217/8/9-NL, 42338-BN, 42341-NL, 44045-BN, 44070-NL, 44080-HT.
51181-HT, 51187/89/91/2-NC, 51246-HT, 51428-NC,
51495/1500/5/9/10/11/12/3-CF, 51575-NL, 51912/6-TS, 53195-NL,
53235/40-NL, 53253-BG, 53261-NL, 53293-NC, 53295-NL, 53296-CA,
53612/3-NL, 53625-TS, 53739/50-NL, 54064/70-CA,54090/2-BG, 54133-NC,
54143-LN, 54182-OM, 54191/4205-NL, 54213-TS, 54218-CH, 54224/74-TS,
54332-NC, 54340/3-NC, 54345-NH, 54354-NC, 54379-NC, 54420-NC,
54499/4500-TS, 59050/6-CF, 59078-NL, 59082/93-CF, 59097-NL.
51199, 51260*, 51263/71/98, 51472, 51514, 51836, 52070, 53016,
53142/51, 53218/21/30/3/55, 53361/6, 54033/4/41/57, 54079/87, 54125,
59076/83/94, 78720, 78970.
To Dept. stock as TDB 977453/4.
Locomotives Cut Up
08004/8/186/7/268/188/322/52/425/69/574-ZL, 08574, 13003,
25144/256/298-ZF, 31111-ZL, 33024-EH, 40015-ZL, 40143/181-ZL,
40154-Manchester Ashton Rd, 46029/44-ZL, 25306-ZL.
37069 Thornaby TMD
37148 An Communn Gaidhealach
37800 Glo Cymru
56063 Bardon Mill
43124 BBC Points West
43013 University of Bristol