THE MAGAZINE OF THE PENNINE RAILWAY
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Society's AGM was held on 22 January 1995. The main change
following the AGM is that Glyn Gossan has reluctantly given up his
position as Magazine Editor.
Glyn will continue to be a member of the Society, and will continue
to attend our social evenings as his time permits.
As a result David Bladen has been elected Magazine Editor. and all
correspondence relating to the magazine should now be sent to him.
Please flood him with "Gen" and articles.
We all wish to thank Glyn for all the work he has put into the
Society over many years. We are sure you will agree that our
magazine is now one the Society can be proud of.
RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP
We would like to thank all those members who have renewed their
subscription to the PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY for 1995. For
those who have forgotten to renew, or, more likely, been too busy,
you will be delighted to know it is not too late. Simply send Your
£3.50 fee to our Membership secretary, Captain Caddick. You will be
instantly rejoined and, be sent a free 1995
For those who do not rejoin, this will be the final magazine you
will receive. In these instances we thank you for your valuable
support and hope that you decide to join again some time In the
FULL STEAM AHEAD
Plans to build the first new mainline locomotive In Britain since 1960 have received
a major boost. A
permanent base has been found for the £1.3m scheme. The 170 ton A1
Pacific loco "Tornado" will be built in the Old Carriage Works In
Darlington. Funds are urgently needed however If the loco Is to be
completed on schedule in 1998, the 50th anniversary of the
completion of the first of the A1 class.
Dr. MARJE SKINNER
Our latest poser for Agony Aunt, Marje Skinner comes from Bo Bo Bo
of Doncaster who asks about "The Devil's Engine".
Marge replies:- D326
was known by railwaymen as the "devil engine". It was built in 1960. On
Boxing Day 1962 It
collided with another train near Crewe and 18 people were killed. In
August 1965 It
was involved in the Great Train Robbery.
In August 1964 a
fireman standing on its roof touched overhead cables and was
electrocuted. The following year its brakes failed and it smashed
into a goods train at Birmingham New Street.
Ambitious plans recently announce include the withdrawal of all
Motorail services, the London-Fort William sleeper and approval for
operators of the Gatwick Express, London Tilbury & Southend, Great
Western, and South West may choose to run services at less frequency
as currently exists.
Outgoing BR Chairman
Sir Bob Reid has said he would rather invest in a butcher's shop
than in the privatised railway.
Under the privatised railway some travellers could face an hour's
car journey to get to a station where they could buy a ticket to
anywhere In the country. A "core" list of 294 stations out of 2500
stations has been drawn up which will sell all types of tickets.
Others not on the "core" list would be able to choose whether to
sell tickets and If so which destinations would be covered.
It will be dull however when stations are renamed Bristol Core,
Crewe Core etc.
The latest thoughts of Transport Minister Mr. Brian Morelooney
on how rail privatisation would bring a vastly improved service for
"Franchise holders would have to run a
of trains. In some cases this number could even be as high as one
per day. By concentrating on the best possible service once a day it
will be possible for the operators to ensure that every train is
full. Safety would be greatly improved since there will be no risk
of collision when there are no other trackspace".
WHAT CHRISTMAS TREE
For the first time in living memory Newcastle Station was denuded of
its enormous Christmas tree. This was because of a tiff between
Railtrack, the owners of the station, and InterCity East Coast who
run the trains. Both said it was the other's job to pay for
the tree and Its assembly.
Pete Waterman, the pop to train spotting magnate has demonstrated
how rail privatisation will cut customer choice. The special trains'
unit passes into his hands in April after which ALL railtours will
be operated by Waterman Railways. so much
Welcome to the
Spring edition of Trans Pennine. Those of you who were at the AGM
will be aware that Glyn Gossan has vacated the hot seat after
several years as editor and yours truly has been conned into, er, I mean chosen, to take over! It's a while since I've done this job -
so long ago in fact, that word processors hadn't yet been invented
and nearly as long as the last time the Treasurer backed a winner!
As is usual on
these occasions, I would like to remind all members that Trans
Pennine is your magazine. Contributions are 'always welcome, be
they articles, quizzes or sightings and if you come across any railway related articles or cartoons in your local paper please send
them in - they all help to fill pages!
You may have also
noticed that the layout of this magazine is different. I'm hoping
that putting text into a column format will make it easier to read
and enable more to be fitted into the same space - I would welcome
your views (good or bad!).
Finally, it just
remains for me to thank Glyn for all the hard work he has put into
the magazine during his spell as editor. It's going to be hard act
NOTES FROM THE COMMITTEE
Railway Society's 21st AGM was held at the Taps on Sunday 22nd of
January 1995 and was attended by 16 members. The main points arising
out of the meeting were:
* The present
committee, less Glyn Gossan, were re-elected and will continue in
their present roles. David Bladen is to take on the job of editing
* The current
meeting arrangements, i.e. on the first and third Wednesdays of the
month, are to continue. The majority of questionnaires returned
indicated that the present arrangements are considered to be
satisfactory and this was confirmed by the members present, after
much discussion. Because attendances tend to drop off in the summer
months of June, July and August, Robin will try not to book 'guest'
speakers for these meetings. Geoff has taken on the task of
publicising the Society , for example, by distributing posters to
local libraries and notifying the local media of our meetings, in an
effort to boost attendances.
Dave Whitlam is
to look into running trips to Crich and the Middleton Railway, along
with a number of other venues, possibly using one of the preserved
buses from Sandtoft.
finances had taken a knock because of the mix-up over the catering
arrangements for Eevility Night'. Members attending that evening had
generously contributed to the cost of the unexpected buffet and John
Sanderson was confident that with a regular income from raffles and
collections, the financial situation would soon improve, however, it
was unlikely that the society would be able to fund any catering
The final round of
the 1994 Pennine Shield quiz was held at the 'Taps' on the 18th of
January 1995. Privatisation and Nottingham Victoria were just two of
the topics with which Mr Skinner teased the teams. The scores on the
evening were SYRPC, 24 points, Pennine Railway Society, 21 points
and Dore Loco Group, 15 points. This means that after three rounds,
SYRPC were the overall winners and Pennine and Dore Loco tied for
the runners up position. Congratulations to the winners and thank you
to all three teams and question- masters
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
I don't know why,
but some of our national newspapers don't seem too keen on the
Government's plans for railway privatisation. The 'Independent on
Sunday' has even gone so far as to introduce a weekly column called
"True Stories from the Great Railway Disaster", in which readers
are invited to submit "examples of folly and inconvenience, either
present or to come". The 'IoS' is not alone, either, in condemning
privatisation. Scathing articles have appeared in such diverse
organs as 'Socialist
Worker' and 'The
Times'. Any way,
reproduced below are a selection of snippets and cartoons. Thank you
to the newspapers and cartoonists concerned!
So you want to
book a sleeper?- (IoS,
A passenger trying to travel on the sleeper from Euston to
Glasgow telephones Euston to find out if there's a free berth on
that night's train. Date, January 13th, time, 8.30pm, more than two
hours before the sleeper is due to leave. The information is not
available, it is politely explained, because of ff restructuring".
This word refers to the break-up of services in May, when the West
Coast Main Line division of British Rail will still run the sleepers
that remain but the ScotRail division will administer the
accommodation on board them. Hence a stall to help passengers
understand this new complexity has been set up on the Euston
concourse. Once the computer list has been handed over on the day of
travel, sleeper reservations are taken only at this concourse stall.
It does not, of course, have a telephone.
Independent Magazine 13/1/95 cartoonist Banx
"I only sell platform tickets"
On the Railways (Private
The report into the Cannon Street rail crash
recommended that 30-year-old railway carriages,
like those involved in the crash, needed to be
replaced immediately on safety grounds. Everyone
agreed, or so it seemed.
But such concerns
for safety appear to be another victim of the mad rail sell-off.
British Rail has announced that there is no business case for replacing the clapped-out carriages on south-east commuter lines for
another four or five years.
consequence of this decision is that York carriage works ABB will
close in a few months with the loss of 750 jobs. So, if the
carriages are ever to be replaced, the order and the jobs will go
abroad because Britain will have lost the skills and plant to
In the meantime
the Government must hope that the next railway disaster happens
after it has flogged the whole thing off-so it can pass the buck and
deny all responsibility.
So you want to
make a connection? (IoS) 22/1/95
There are, in the
new British Railways, the official and the unofficial. Paul Gosling
was travelling from Leicester to Manchester, changing at Sheffield,
and was delayed because his connection was an unofficial one. His
train was due in at Sheffield at 9.11 and the Manchester train was
due to leave at 9.14. Eight passengers joined Paul in the race from
platform three to platform eight only to see the Manchester train
pulling out. He complained to the station manager who looked
unsurprised. He explained that he could not have delayed the
departure because the train he arrived on was run by InterCity while
the train leaving was run by Network North West. One company could
not delay leaving to await a train run by another company. He would
have to wait for the "official" connecting train which was scheduled
to leave almost half an hour later. Mr Gosling suggested this was
crazy and says the station manager tried to look as if he agreed
with him. Mr Gosling asked if it would help if he wrote to complain
but was told that it would be of no use whatsoever.
Private Eye (24/1/1995 - cartoonist John Kent)
Private Eye (27/1/95 cartoonist Cluff
"Incredible, Carstairs! We've found it at last"
And finally, from 'Private Eye'
FEWER TRAINS WILL
MEAN BETTER SERVICE' says
Minister Mr Brian Morelooney yesterday explained how rail
privatisation would bring a vastly improved service for Britain's
rail customers. He announced that the new franchise holders would
have to run a minimum number of trains. 1n some cases this number
could even be as high as one train per day," he claimed.
Great Train Robbery
on providing the best possible service once a day," Mr Morelooney
explained, "it will be possible. for the operators to ensure that
every train is entirely full. Also, " he went on, "safety would be
improved, since there will be no risk of collision when there are no
other trains competing for trackspace. Passengers sitting on the
roof or clinging to the sides will be issued with special safety
instructions to ensure that when the train is approaching a tunnel,
they jump off and continue their journey on foot."
Just The Ticket
in efficiency will be the reduction of core ticket sales outlets
from the present 3,000 to just one, based in Aberdeen Parkway.
Customers who wish to buy through-tickets to any station on the
privatised network will be able to drive to pick up their ticket in
no more than eight hours. Said Mr Morelooney, "All this will result
in a leaner and more non-existent rail service. The benefits will be
obvious. Train strikes will be a thing of the past - as will
To Clapham Junction
for a television quiz!
On the morning of
Easter Tuesday, Chris and I left the Travelodge where we were
staying, with its view of Box Hill in the North Downs, to drive to
Dorking Station to catch the ten o'clock train to Victoria. I had to
be at the Capital Group Studios in Wandsworth at a quarter to twelve
to take part in a television quiz, Channel
Four's "Fifteen to
One", the actual recording of which was to begin at half-past one.
The Victoria train originated at Dorking and carried a 'Thameslink'
badge. At first it ran along a valley through the North Downs, the
first stop was Box Hill station where, on more than one occasion in
years past, I'd alighted with friends, as a ride on the train out to
Surrey and a walk up to the splendid viewpoint on top of the Downs
had at one time been a favourite excursion of mine when staying in
London. At Leatherhead the line from Effingham Junction came in and
from then onwards we were running through continuous suburbia and on
into the vast urban sprawl of South London. I recognised the
junction of the Waterloo and London Bridge lines at Epsom, but then
there were several convergences and divergences of suburban lines
not familiar to me. On those long ago outings to Box Hill I had always
started at either Waterloo or London Bridge, not Victoria, now our
train took the London Bridge line, stopping at all stations as far
as Sutton, then switched on to the Victoria Brighton main line,
running non-stop on the up-fast track through Balham. We met an
unidentified class 73 on a Gatwick Express, otherwise all trains we
saw were electric multiple-units in Network South East livery.
We alighted at
Clapham Junction, where there was time for refreshments and some
railway photography before we had to catch our next train. This
famous, indeed notorious, station is always of interest to me
because of the sheer number of trains passing through or stopping,
with three or four multiple units often being visible on the move
simultaneously. There are fewer locomotives to be seen nowadays and
whereas the Waterloo fast-lines were once best for photography, with
33s, 47s and 50s, now
the Victoria fast-lines are my preferred vantage point, with 73s,
both named and un-named, passing through on the Gatwick Expresses.
The most southerly pair of platforms at the station are served by
only a few passenger trains, but as they are used by cross-London
traffic. they are worth keeping an eye on; on this occasion, 59005
Kenneth J. Painter' and 37891 passed through in quick succession
with two stone-trains and 47825 called at Clapham Junction with a
Brighton - Manchester express. A trio of 73s ran through light engine
on the Victoria up-slow line.
I got engrossed in
watching the trains and we lingered too long on the platforms. At
last we hurried across the long covered footbridge to the part of
the station which, separated from the rest by carriage sidings,
serves the lines to Windsor and Reading. I helped an old lady get
herself and her luggage on to a Reading train, but that did not stop
at Wandsworth Town, the station for Capital Group Studios, so it was
no use to us. The next train to Teddington was the one we wanted. we
rode on it the short distance to Wandsworth Town, where we alighted
and hurried down dingy stairs to a graffiti-decorated subway. A
plaque recorded the renovation of the station and displayed the name
of the old London & South Western Railway.
As quickly as we
could, we made our way through windswept streets to Capital Group
Studios. I was ten minutes late, but it didn't matter. I was taken
through to the introductory session and Chris after an argument with
the receptionist- was allowed to wait in the front of the building
while the contestants were given lunch and expenses. We were
re-united in time to go up to the recording studios together and
promptly at half -past one the game began. It was fun, exciting, and
fast-moving, I got some questions right and some wrong and managed
to knock out quite a lot of the opposition by nominating them in
accordance with the rules, surviving to become one of the three
finalists. I got my finger on the buzzer twice and took quite a few
questions, but got eliminated when I gave a railway answer when it
wasn't appropriate. The winner was a young Irishwoman from Sandymount, and
I remembered my rides on the brand new green electric
trains of the Dublin Area Rapid Transit.
Then it was back
to Wandsworth Town station for the first train to Clapham Junction
and another session photographing 73s on the Gatwick Expresses. A
heavy shower of rain and hail made a dramatic background to my
pictures when the sun shone on the station. On the cross-London
line, two Hunslet-Barclay 20s appeared with a weedkiller train,
20901 Nancy' at the head and 20904 'Janis' bringing up the rear. It
was the beginning of the rush-hour and Clapham Junction became
busier than ever. None of the trains on the Victoria down-fast line
were for Dorking, so we adjourned to the Victoria down-slow line and
were soon on board a crowded multiple unit bound for Surrey. It
stopped at Balham- where a 73 on a Gatwick Express overtook us- and
at Mitcham Junction, then got on to the line from London Bridge and
stopped at all stations to Dorking, where it terminated, a good half
of its passengers having got off at Sutton. Before nightfall there
was time for a drive around the countryside, looking at windmills
and picturesque old villages - and glimpsing 73212 'Airtour Suisse'
at Gatwick Airport station - then it was back to the Travelodge. In
the morning the sun would shine on Box Hill, the Easter weekend
would be over, and it would be time for us to head back to
The Pennine Quiz No
Not so much of a
quiz this one, more of a puzzle! The twenty-five jumbled words below
are anagrams of names carried by LMS locomotives. Some are easy,
some are not so easy! All you have to do is unravel them! As usual
there will be a cash prize for the winners and don't worry if you
don't get them all - you may get more than the next man! Please send
your answers to the Editor by May 20th. Good Luck!
PS. Any offers to set Quiz 82 gratefully received!!
The Pennine Christmas
Quiz - the answers!
Stroud & Kimble
60116 & 62417
Stranraer & Newcastle
10. Snack Bar
13. City of Newcastle upon Tyne 43113
17. 20H, 23C, 11E, 24J, 10J
Dame Margaret Weston
The Borders Mail
Canterbury - Whitstable
60032 William Booth
Liverpool Street- Harwich Parkeston Quay
Richborough Power Station
Cowal Highland Games 1894 - 1994
Joint winners were I Shenton and M Bell, who both managed to get 34
correct answers, with P Slater taking the runners-up prize, with 17
correct answers. Well done to them and thanks again to Ken King for
setting the quiz!
gala at Foxfield
On the last day of
July, four of us set out from Gainsborough en route to the Foxfield
Light Railway in Staffordshire. The weather had turned very warm and
humid, and everyone said that we would certainly get a thunderstorm
soon. The Foxfield line had been one of the first preserved railways
I had been to, back in the early 1970's; today there was a special
steam gala, with several engines running and goods trains operating
over the two extremities of the line, as well as the normal
passenger service on the centre section.
It was sultry and
overcast as we drove to Foxfield. By the time we got to the railway,
the sky was an ominous grey and the air felt slightly cooler. We
looked around the little station and depot at Caverswall Road and
then 0-4-0ST 'Hawarden' and a Stoke-on-Trent gasworks 0-4-0ST brought
in our train, whistling and making clouds of steam. A green
Austerity-type 0-6-OST, 'Whiston', which had propelled a goods train
up the steeply-graded section from Blythe Bridge and had since been
shunting its trucks in the station sidings, ran forward past the
North Staffordshire-styled signal box and coupled up to the other
end of the train. We got on board and soon we were off.
We'd only gone a
little way when rain began to fall and soon there was thunder and
lightning and a downpour. The little train wound its way slowly
through the drenched countryside until we came to the platform where
the passenger service terminates, situated in the middle of a wood.
In a loop line stood a goods train double-headed by 0-4-0ST No.2 and
0-4-0ST No, 11. Rain streamed down and dripped into the carriages
through any windows which were left open. 'Whiston' uncoupled and
ran on to the back of the goods train, ready to take it down the
steep incline to the disused Foxfield colliery and the other two
engines backed on to the passenger train and hauled us back to
The rain had
stopped, and we watched the engines. Another Austerity-type 0-6-OST,
'Wimblebury', black where 'Whiston' was green, took the passenger
train out again. Hawarden' and the gasworks 0-4-OST shunted trucks
and then took them cautiously down the line to Blythe Bridge, dropping steeply
into a leafy cutting, and No.2 and No. 11 ran into the station
We drove through
narrow country lanes, in heavy rain once more, to Foxfield Colliery,
the original purpose for the line being built. I remembered when Caverswall Road station had not been built and Foxfield Colliery had
been the operating centre of the line. The incline up from the
colliery about 1 in 20 - made running the trains difficult but
spectacular. Most of the trains in the early days consisted of only
one carriage and they often had a second engine pushing at the back.
I recalled the excitement as the two little engines pushed and
pulled their trains up the bank, making a lot of noise and a lot of
steam and smoke. The incline up from Foxfield Colliery had been
abandoned several years ago when Caverswall Road station had been
built, but it was being worked again on this gala weekend, with
goods trains being banked by a second engine. According to what we
had been told at Caverswall Road, we should be in plenty of time to
see the final two goods trains of the day making the ascent.
The first of the
trains was already waiting to depart and although the rain was
falling steadily, we walked across to a disused platform beside the
line. This was where the passenger trains had once started and I
could remember it being lively and full of people, now it was a
melancholy place in the rain, and we were the only spectators.
thickly from the two engines, 'Whiston' at the front and Wimblebury'
at the back, then whistles sounded and the train began to move. It
was a thrilling sight, the locomotives creating a tremendous noise
and erupting a great cloud of sooty vapour into the rainy evening
sky. Once the train had crone out of view, we could still hear it
for long minutes, labouring at walking speed up the bank.
The rain stopped,
but everywhere was very still and damp. Rusting engines and
carriages stood in sidings by the old platform, which seemed even
more forlorn in the quietness after the passing of the train. There
was a long wait, the silence broken only by the distant sounds of
shunting up at the platform in the woods. Eventually Wimblebury' ran
back down the incline, hissing and clanking. Its tank was filled
with water, then it moved forward into a siding under the trees. Not
long afterwards, the sound of a
descending train could be heard and 'Hawarden' slowly brought its
line of trucks. We went to stand on the weed-grown lines at the far
end of the platform to watch 'Wimblebury' couple up to the train and
then depart. Slipping on the wet rails and sending up an enormous
plume of smoke and steam, the engine got its trucks on the move and
toiled slowly up the incline. 'Hawarden' was not assisting it, but
was shunting one or two wagons in the colliery sidings making quite
an atmospheric picture with the old headstocks in the background.
was the end of the Foxfield
Pennine Observers Notes
On 29 October
1994, 47761 was noted at Leeds with the northbound 'Royal Scotsman,
whilst on the same day, 47839 was noted on a York-Poole working and
90021 headed an Edinburgh-Kings Cross charter.
37698 was noted at
Hull Paragon on 4 November whilst on November 12th, 47817 was in
charge of a Poole-York train.
York-Exeter is a good bet for a 47/8. 47825 was duly noted on 1
December, along with 47806 on 23 January, however a shortage of
these locos has meant that 47/7s have often been seen on this
service. Recent examples have been 47701 on 21 and 28 January, 47738
on 4 February and 47716 on 11 February.
On December 7 the
following locos were noted at Babworth, near Retford, 58032 and
58035 on coal trains, with 58019 passing through light-engine. At
Claypole, near Newark, on December 10 91007, 91011 and 91012 were
seen along with 58008 which was in charge of an oil train.
depot on December 14 were 08665, 37298/335/343/381, 47276/676 and
December will no doubt be imprinted on our Chairman's mind! On that
day. 60004 derailed in Lincoln, at the head of an oil train. Both level crossings in
the city were blocked and traffic was severely disrupted for a
In the Scunthorpe
area on January 5th, 37298+37419 headed a steel train at Dawes Lane
crossing, while stored in the yard of the closed Frodingham depot
were 20043, 31156/210/215/ 249, 47115/233/352/417.
noted at Barnby Crossing , near Newark on January 14 were:
91012 14.30 Kings Cross-Leeds,
91013 13.30 Kings Cross-Leeds
91023 12.00 Edinburgh-Kings Cross
91024 15.00 Kings Cross-Glasgow
91027 15.05 Leeds-Kings Cross
91029 14.05 Leeds-Kings Cross
and 58049 on an oil train.
Sightings on January 18 were:
08850, 31407/551/553/554, 58013 stabled
Welwyn Garden City
60094 on a stone train
91005/008/020/021/029/031 on Intercity workings 47770 on a parcels
train, 47634/759, 90017 stabled.
Liverpool Street (yes,
I know it's not strictly in Eastern region, )
86221 and 86254 on expresses to Norwich.
31466 was viewed
at Hitchin on January 20 on a ballast train whilst on the depot at
Immingham, on 21 January, were 08445/632, 47197, 56012,
attempt to attend the AGM was thwarted on Sunday January 22, when
156489 failed at Gilberdyke on the 11.05 Hull-Sheffield. After a wait
of 85 minutes, 142084 came from Hull to assist/rescue. The
passengers were transferred to the 'Pacer', leaving the 'Sprinter'
at Gilberdyke and they eventually reached Doncaster at 13.30, some
90 minutes late, where the service was terminated. There is no truth
in the rumour that our treasurer offered to swap places, on hearing
of John's plight! Later that day, 47828 was noted working the 14.18
The 10.10 Kings
Cross-Leeds was headed by 90023 on January 23. Services throughout
the region were badly disrupted between 25 and 28 January when
atrocious weather conditions caused long delays and cancellations.
Things had got back to normal by I February when the following were
noted at Swinton:
60090 Steel train
The following day,
at Melton Ross, 37710/ 711/719/886, 60004/051/070 were noted working
oil trains, 37706 headed a cargowagon train and 37885, 56031/046 and
60064 passed light-engine.
"Hymn 'n' Harn" railtour from Bristol to Cleethorpes, and various
freight lines in the Grimsby and Immingham areas was worked
throughout by 47739, on Saturday 18 February. 56039 'Port of Hull',
in Loadhaul livery was attached at Sheffield and the train worked
from there double-headed and "top and tail" on the branches. This
tour was unusual in that a stop was made at Brigg for a couple and
various guests to alight for a wedding in Scunthorpe The happy couple
rejoined the train at Cleethorpes for the blessing and reception!
Noted at Derby on
January 27 were 47971+47972 +47973+47976+47981. All locos were
heading to Crewe for weekend "dragging" duties. Also noted were
33025+33116 heading the "Gladstone Bag railtour, from Bristol to
Liverpool. 56036 worked the tour between Chester and Liverpool in
place of the allocated class 73 locos which were unfit for
Locos observed at Leicester on February 4 were:
56025 on an oil train
08697, 56128, 60010/042/044 in the depot
One of our members
spent a few days 'out and about' in the Western Region and noted the
37072/772, 47125/290, 58018
37402, having worked the 0840 Weymouth-Bristol
Newport 08932/942, 09001, 37141/162/412, 47187/270 on the depot, and 47339
on a freight working
The following day saw,
Exeter 08756/798, 37097/258/263/338, 60065 and 47826 on the
37668/698/887/889/903, 47051/206/306/337/628/782, 56029, 60055/061/062/080
30 November brought,
47810 on the 06.43 Wolverhampton-Plymouth
37412+37521 on china clay freight, 47566/758/764
On 1 December
47830 on the 06.43 Wolverhampton-Plymouth
08818, 37402 on the 08,40 Weymouth-Bristol,
47474/ 489/848 and 47825 on the 09.43 York-Exeter
08646/664, 37057/098/162, 47290/323, 58018
Southern Region and France!
One of our members took a day-trip to Paris by Eurostar train
through the Channel Tunnel, on January 19 and noted the following
locomotives and workings:
Waterloo International Terminal
Eurostar 3013 forming the 08.23 to Paris, with
3004 and 3108 also in the terminal
60100 and 73204 in depot
09010 and 73131 in sidings
47052/316, 92003/018/019 in yards at Channel
Gare du Nord, Paris
Eurostar 3013 forming the 17.09 to London Waterloo
16,36 to Amsterdam
Electric 17093 propelling a double-deck suburban
Electrics 16001 Neuilly-sur-Marne', 16012, 16029, 16031,
16036, 16110, 22323 'Cagnes-surMer'and 40109'Cannes', Diesels 63711,
72024 'Pont-Audemer', TGV's 521, 539, 544, 548, 4505 and 4508 also in
Electrics 16047 and 17085, MVs531 and 538 and Eurostar's 3018
and 3314 in sidings outside the station
Gare de l'Est Paris
Electric 15010 'Strasbourg' on 15.56 to Strasbourg
Electric 16567 on
a suburban train
15012'ChalonssurMarne',15040'Livry-Gargan', 150597ourcoing', 16560,
16575, 16597, 16599 and 16650 also in station
On 12 November,
Standard locos 75078 and 78022 were both noted working on the
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The Bluebell Railway had recently
restored 9F 92240 working. The line has now been extended and is
working to Kingscote. Hopefully the line will be restored as far as
East Grinstead. Our correspondent considers this railway to be well
worth a visit!
For the above
information, the Editor would like to thank Tony Caddick, John
Dewing, Paul Slater and Glyn Gossan for forwarding most of it to me!
THE NEXT EDITION
OF TRANSPENNINE WILL BE PRODUCED IN JUNE. PLEASE HAVE ALL
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EDITOR BY MAY 20th. Thank you!
29th, 10.00am to 7.00pm
30th, 10.00am to 5.30pm
stands, tea, coffee, hot &
Admission Adults £1.50,
Juniors (U 16) 75p
OAP (Unwaged) 75p
Buses 81, 82, 83, 84, Ask for Morrison's or Hammerton Road. Ample
free parking close by.
Rail UK have advertised the following tours:
March 25th Derby, Belper, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Rotherham,
Doncaster, Leeds to Carlisle (2 hours) and Lancaster (2 hours) -
April 20th - 23rd Newcastle, Darlington, York, Leeds, Huddersfield,
Stockport, Stoke, Stafford, Wolverhampton (bus connection from Hull
& Grimsby) to Penzance, The Scilly Isles and Lands End - £ 169
June 24th Derby, Belper, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Rotherham,
Doncaster, Leeds to Betws-y-Coed (4 hours) or Blaenau Ffestiniog (3
hours) - £24.50.
Further details are available from Rail M The
Travel Centre, Springfield Way, Anlaby, Hull, HU10 6RJ, Tel. 0482
Kirklees Green Party
Kirklees Green Party are organising the following charter trains
May 6th Sheffield, Meadowhall, Chapeltown, Elsecar, Barnsley,
Shipley, Keighley to Glasgow - £26.
May 27th Huddersfield, Berry Brow, Brockholes, Shepley, Denby Dale,
Barnsley, Chapeltown, Sheffield to Carlisle - £23.
June 17th Sheffield, Meadowhall, Chapeltown, Elsecar, Wombwell,
Wakefield, Normanton, Shipley to Carlisle - £23.
July 25th Barnsley, Dodworth, Penistone, Denby Dale, Brockholes,
Huddersfield, Mirfield to Edinburgh (for the Tall Ships Race) - £26.
August 19th Sheffield, Meadowhall, Chapeltown, Elsecar, Wombwell,
Wakefield, Normanton to The Edinburgh Festival - £26~
Further details are available from Nick Harvey, Charter Train
Organiser, Kirklees Green Party, 16b Byram. Buildings, Station
Fixtures List 1995
As requested at the AGM, I have written to Tinsley and Toton depots
to obtain details about permits and to the Middleton Railway
concerning a visit to the line.
If any member is interested in visiting any of the above places
could they please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make
the necessary arrangements. I need at least 15 names before it is
worth us considering organising the trips.
Nobody expressed an interest in the Channel Tunnel trip mentioned in
the last magazine, so we will not be pursuing that.
Dates for your Diary
March 31 - April 2: Great Central Railway Diesel Gala
June 10 - 18: East Lanes. Railway Diesel Week
July 1 - 2: Worth Valley Diesel Weekend
July 21 -23 : Midland Railway Centre Diesel Weekend
There is a diesel diagram on the Severn
Valley Railway every
Saturday from 27 May to 9 September. The trains involved are the
09.45 and 13.30 departures from Kidderminster plus the 11.50 and
15.35 departures from Bridgnorth.
50002 Superb will be
operating on the Paignton
& Dartmouth Railway on
29 April, 27 May, 24 June, 29 July and 26 August.
The North Yorkshire
Moors Railway are
organising the following special events this year:
April 1 - 2 Open Weekend
May 6 - 8 VE Wartime Weekend
July 1 - 2 1 50th Anniversary Gala
July 22 - 23 Vintage Vehicle Weekend
October 7 - 8 Autumn Steam Gala
October 28- 29 Wartime Weekend
The Severn Valley
advertising the following special events for this year:
April 8 - 9 Spring Steam Gala
June 3 - 4 'Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine' Weekend
June 24 - 25 Forties Weekend
September 2 - 3 'Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine' Weekend
September 23 - 24 Autumn Steam Spectacular
September 29 - 30 SVR/CAMRA Beer Festival
October 8 Vintage Vehicle Day
APRIL - JULY 1995
Our social programme at the Corporation Brewery Taps continues
apace. Don't forget we meet on the first and third WEDNESDAYS of
every month in Doncaster. everyone is welcome, members and
non-members. Meetings start at 20,00hrs.
Entertainment for Spring/early summer is shown below.
BE THERE - DON'T
Wednesday 5 April
- Mexborough's own TC, Tony Caddick. Slide Show -
"The benefits of a Privatised Railways
Wednesday 19 April -
All the way from Scarborough, England.
Captain Chris Nicholson, Master Mariner.
"Around the World in
2 hours". Slide show
Wednesday 3 May
Slide Show (artiste to be announced)
Wednesday 17 May -
Doncaster's Chris Tyas. Slide Show "Why the Eagles should take
over The Dons".
Wednesday 7 June
Slide Show (speaker to be announced).
Wednesday 21 June -
Slide Show (speaker to be announced).
Wednesday 5 July
Slide Show (speaker to be announced).
Wednesday 19 July -
Slide Show (speaker to be announced).
This year's transport extravaganza at Sandtoft will be held on
Sunday 30 July 1995. This is a popular event always attended by many
Pennine members .
One change this year is that there will be no vehicle rally, and
vehicles will be exhibited at Ealand, several miles away from
Sandtoft. There will be
a free bus service linking the two sites.
BIGGEST HOLD UP SINCE RONALD BIGGS
On Thursday 16 February 1995 the 19.15 Euston-Wolverhampton
(Wednesday evening) rolled into Wolverhampton at 05.43 some
8hrs 12 minutes late caused by damage to overhead wires and
resulting cascading. At one stage the 171 passengers were shunted
back and forth through Milton Keynes station 5 times
but were not allowed to get off. The guard shut himself inside his
cab and screamed down his radio to controllers "They're going to
kill me". With no heat on the train with the power off passengers
resorted to walking up and down to keep warm.