The Magazine of the Pennine Railway Society
No.36 - June
NOTES FROM THE
Thank you members for your continued support. The Fixtures Secretary
reports that most of our early 1981 trips have been sell-outs. We
hope we are organising visits to Interest everyone.
Owing to the success of our monthly social evenings held at the
Masons Arms in Doncaster the Committee have felt it necessary to
seek premises which will hold a larger audience. These premises have
now been found and in future our social evenings will be held at the
Corporation Brewery Taps public house at 135 Cleveland
Street, Doncaster, only 5 minutes
walk from the railway station. The pub is almost opposite the
Doncaster BRSA Club which you pass on the way to Doncaster MPD.
Meetings will now be held on THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH,
commencing at 7-30PM. Accompanied children are welcome.
We have confirmed that we shall be having stalls at Stratford Open
Day on 11th. July and at Derby Litchurch Lane on 8th. August. If
members have any unwanted paraphernalia we will be happy to take It
off your hands.
Indications are that our last magazine, the first produced by Tony
Caddick was well received by members, and we hope to maintain
standards throughout the year. If you have any contributions for
future editions, to be issued on 1st. September and 1st. December,
Tony will be pleased to receive them.
Welcome to the Summer (we hope) edition of TRANS PENNINE. This is
the time of year when sane and intelligent people go mad for a week
or two on all-line railrovers, Scottish rovers etc. I would be
pleased to receive any sightings or information who may embark on
such adventures. Many thanks for the letters of encouragement
regarding the last magazine.
As this issue was being compiled it was announced that a temporary
truce had been declared. between BR and the Trade Unions over the
thorny issue of the Woodhead. freight line. It is hoped that the
situation can be resolved without any further industrial action by
the Unions with BR, perhaps, reviewing its rather short-sighted
policy towards the line. The next few weeks will tell!
NOTES AND NEWS
ELECTRIFICATION - ONE STEP NEARER?
As expected the joint BR/Dept. of Transport review of
electrification has come down heavily In favour of a major
investment for the railway system. After more than 3 years
of study, the 92 page review is now in Mr. Fowler's possession and
it is hoped the Government can see its way to approving most of its
findings. The report concludes that a substantial programme of
main-line electrification covering services carrying 83% of
passenger traffic and 68% of
freight traffic would be financially worthwhile. Four options were
outlined : Option 1 - assumed only limited further electrification
including St. Pancras-Bedford, certain lines in East Anglia, the
North West, and around Glasgow.
Option 2 - could be completed in 15 years and would extend
electrification on the ECML to Leeds and Newcastle; on the Midland
Main Line to Sheffield; and from York- Birmingham,
Edinburgh-Glasgow, and Edinburgh-Carstairs.
Option 3 -
would extend to include London-Bristol, South Wales and Plymouth;
Birmingham Taunton; Newcastle-Edinburgh; Liverpool-Leeds.
Option 4 -would include in addition Edinburgh-Aberdeen,
Doncaster-Hull, Plymouth- Penzance and Crewe-Holyhead. This could be
finished by the year 2000.
(A recent trip on the ECML showed foundations for overhead
electrification masts were in place for approximately 8 miles north
When electrification to Moorgate has been completed in May 1982 an
interim local service of electric trains from stations on the
Bedford line will operate to Kings Cross Midland, Farringdon,
Barbican and Moorgate. This will enable major engineering work to be
carried out in the St. Pancras station area. The full service to
both Moorgate and St. Pancras is scheduled to start In October 1982.
Class 317 EMUs will
the service. Forty-eight 4-car train sets are currently being built
at BREL York and Derby. There are 295 seats in a 4car set and they
are capable of being coupled together to form 8-car sets with 590
seats available, needed during peak periods.
Peak hour services (a train every 35 minutes) are to be kept running
on the 6 mile
single track Epping-Ongar line section of LT's Central Line. However
it has been agreed to close Blake Hill station.
LONDON UNDERGROUND HALTED - Who pressed the button?
For the second time in 12 months, on 20th. April human error has
halted the Underground. At Lots Road Power Station entrance there is
an emergency button to cut off the normal Gas Board supply. This was
activated by someone unknown and 120MVA of generation ceased. Load
was transferred to Greenwich Power Station where 45MVA of generation
was available. With the overload Greenwich tripped out and at 15-55
more than 400 trains stopped.
Some public supply is fed to Neasden for the surface section of the
railway in NW London. This power did allow some trains to move out
of tunnels. Generators at Lots Road were re-started on the
alternative oil supply and full supply was restored at 17-30.
After achieving record availability on the Glasgow/Edinburgh
high-speed route the Scottish Region has now extended the operation
to cover a diagram on the Glasgow-Aberdeen route. The working is
covered by a spare set of Push-Pull coaches operated by a similarly
spare Class 47/7 locomotive. The only difference in the standard
formation is the inclusion of a buffet car which for operating
reasons is always marshalled next to the loco.
WOODHAM WEEKEND BAN
Barry Scrapyard owner Dai Woodham has withdrawn permission for
weekend visits and working parties at his yard following a spate of
thefts of locomotive parts. Groups using cutting and lifting gear,
taking parts from engines without permission are held responsible
for the disappearance of a whole range of spare parts. A glaring
example of this occurred at the end of March when the front bogies
of a 9F fell away whilst being shunted. It was found that the bogie
retaining pins had been stolen and the bogie had to be cut up to
allow shunting to continue.
Police will now patrol the area at weekends.
BR STEAM CREW TRAINING
BR Eastern Region have begun firing courses for enginemen who have
not yet worked with steam at York. The courses, which began in
April, make provision for classroom as well as practical training
and also utilise the services of the NRM's sectioned Merchant Navy
Class No. 35029 'ELLERMAN LINES'. This should ensure that enough
crews are available to work the new Scarborough-York steam specials
The steam specials will run on various midweek days (see below) and
will have the use of an £80,000 turntable at Scarborough which has
been installed during the Winter.
Mon.31 August: Tue 14/21/28 July: Tue 4/11/18/25 August: Wed 29July:
Wed 5/12 August
York dep 09-50 16-35 Scarborough dep 12-22 19-48
Scarborough arr 10-48 17-32 York arr 13-18 20-45
York dep 09-50 3carborough dep 12-22
Scarborough arr 10-48 York arr 13-18
MOTIVE POWER CHANGES
Eastern Region : 03022/069~GD;08031/177/734/776-DR;08083/533-CA;
08197/252/657-YK; 08200/334/774-DN; 08231/232-TE; 08243-KY;
08245-NL; 08309/330/332-HM; 08549-NR; 08708-CR;
31113/190/192/195-FP; 31126-MR; 31198/223/224/240-SF;
37004/060/140-SF; 37016-HM; 37049/091/103/115-MR; 40003-TE;
40075-GD; 47009-11/263/265-SF; 47163-TI; 47422/423/457/ 458/549-FP;
London Midland Region : 08018/121-AN; 08019-BY; 25033/034-BS;
25044/066/148-CW; 25050/235-T0; 25113-SP;25148/153/253-CD;
40009/087/103-SP; 40065-KD; 47050-BS; 4742l-TO.
Western Region : 03382-LE; 08238-BR; 08288-SW; 08410-LA;
47256-BR; 47473-LE; 47556/565/567/575-LA; 47901-CF.
Scottish Region : 08192-ML; 08196-ED; 08286-HA;
25076/078/079/109/226-HA; 27109-ED; 37037/039/051/085-ED; 37125-ML;
LOCOMOTIVES WITHDRAWN 01002; 03072;06003;08053/097/109
25114/118/172/185/217/261/267/273/281/293; 26022; 27011;31101/269;
40017/032/66/116, 40151/179; 45025;46053.
LOCOMOTIVES STORED UNSERVICEABLE 08628: 25246
LOCOMOTIVES STORED SERVICEABLE 20007/020/080/100/108/109/110/119/126
LOCOMOTIVES REINSTATED 08736-DE; 25185-SP; 40161-store U/S;46002-GD
LOCOMOTIVE - NEW STOCK 56090-TI.
LOCOMOTIVES - BOILER ISOLATED 31198/223/224/240; 37037/039/051
LOCOMOTIVES - BOILER REMOVED 31178; 47229.
LOCOMOTIVES - BOILER REINSTATED 31108/114/125/126/148/193/236/244;
LOCOMOTIVE - TWIN FUEL TANKS FITTED 37295.
LOCOMOTIVE - FITTED FOR MULTIPLE WORKING 86312
LOCOMOTIVE - MULTIPLE WORKING REMOVED 40117
LOCOMOTIVES RENUMBERED 05001 to 97803; 47020 to 47556; 47173 to
47573; 47175 to 47575; 47179 to 47577; 47183 to 47579; 47170 to
DIESEL MULTIPLE UNITS
Eastern Region : 50555,56365,59200-DN; 50578/588,56423,59223-SF;
51210,56396/398-HT; 51813/830,59695-HS; 56136-NR; 59216-NL.
Scottish Region :
London Midland Region :
50653/707,59268-DY; 50755-BY; 50902,55005-TS; 56411,59794-CH;
Western Region : 51079,51107,59437-RG.
HEADLIGHTS FITTED 51781/82/83/85/86/88/90/91/92/93.
RENUMBERED The following have been converted from MBS to TBS and
renumbered 51981 to 59833/51969 to 59834/51974 to 59835/51978 to
ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNITS
65402/6/8/9/12/13/1 6/20 24/25/27/39/42/44/45/46/51/56/60/72/89
61817/25/26/35/42/43; 75751/59/60/69/76/77; 75807/15/16/25/32/33 -
Class 55, No.55012 'CREPELLO' has now been withdrawn from service.
On May 13th it worked 1E39, 22-30 Edinburgh-Kings Cross, and was
withdrawn on Finsbury Park. The loco was later moved to York for
stripping for spares.
Locomotives to be named shortly by BR include the following
37180- County of Dyfed - Sir Dyfed 47444- University of Nottingham :
47711-Greyfriars Bobby (named 30th. April) : 47712-Lady Diana
Spencer (named 30th. April)
56035-Taff Merthyr : 56036-Richard Trevithick : 56037-Western Mail :
86215-Joseph Chamberlain (named) : 86227-Sir Henry Johnson (named) :
86102-Robert A. Riddles : 86248-Sir Clwyd (county of Clwyd) (named
The following have been proposed by Eastern Region, but have not
been approved by BRB : - 47577-Benjamin Gimbert G.C. : 47579-James
Other names ordered for Class 86/2 locomotives (numbers to be
decided) are City of Milton Keynes : Sir John Betjeman : Duke of
Wellington Lady of the Lake Lord Stamp : Abraham Darby : Scafell
Pike : Ben Nevis.
Nameplates ordered for Scottish Region Class 37s are Loch Lomond :
Loch Eil Loch Long : Loch Awe.
Class EM2 TO RETURN
One of the six remaining ex-BR Class EM2 DC electric locomotives at
present working for the Dutch Railways is to be offered to the North
Western Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The locos were
built at the LNER works at Gorton and used to haul passenger
services over the Sheffield-Manchester Woodhead route until their
withdrawal in 1969. The seven locos were then sold to Dutch Railways
(Nederland Spoorwegen) and since then one has been scrapped, but the
others have been used intensively, regularly covering 4,500 miles
each week. After being under threat of withdrawal for the past few
years they are being overhauled and are now expected to be withdrawn
in 1986. It is suggested that No. 1506 (ex-BR E27002 'AURORA') be
displayed at the World's oldest railway station, Liverpool Road
Station in Manchester. Because the museum must bear transport costs
of bringing the engine back, it is proposed to form a group of
friends willing to help with the project. Anyone interested in
further details should contact the North Western Museum of Science
and Industry, 97 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HF.
Nine new stations are planned in West Yorkshire. The first unstaffed
halt will be at Crossflatts, near Bingley, serving trains between
Bradford and Keighley and Leeds and Skipton. It will cost £70,000.
May 1982 should see Fitzwilliam. (home of Sir Geoffrey Boycott),
south-east of Wakefield, and Slaithwaite, In the Colne Valley near
Huddersfield open. In 1983 Bramley, Swinnow Road (between Leeds and
Bradford), Sightcliffe, (near Halifax) and Saltaire (near Shipley)
should be opened followed in 1984 by Deighton, East Garforth and
Our cover photograph shows A2 Pacific 60532 'BLUE PETER' on an
Our thanks to Dave Wilson of Peterborough for the photograph.
DISTRICT LINE REDS RETIRE
An important stage in the modernisation of rolling stock on London
Transport was reached on 31st. March when the last of the District
Lines' pre-war red trains made its final journey in normal passenger
service. With 25 of the new D78 trains bringing new standards of
comfort and appearance to the line and another 50 on the way, the
pre-war units are no longer required.
Enthusiasts from the Quainton Railway Society are planning to
preserve Car No. 54233 which was damaged by enemy action in 1940 and
repaired by using the undamaged section of another bombed car.
Several of the withdrawn units, some in exemplary condition have
found their way to the Rotherham scrapyard of C.F.Booth Ltd and
cutting up has commenced.
All LT lines are now operated by 'Silver' or unpainted aluminium
trains with the exception of the Bakerloo Line which still uses red
stock dating from 1938, a wonderful tribute to the designers and
builders of these now vintage units.
BR have provided £71 million
to repair Barmouth Viaduct sufficiently to allow it to re-open in
time for the Summer season. The first train to cross since last
October was the 10-42 Shrewsbury-Pwllheli on May 22nd, with a full
service operating from the following day. However the repairs will
still be insufficient to allow any locomotives to cross.
Of 138,200 trains Southern Region ran in February,93%, arrived on
time or within 5 minutes of time. Causes of delay included
passengers falling in front of trains at Wandsworth Common and Kent
The French Railway's TGV ultra high-speed train has set a new world
rail speed record of 236mph at Pasily on the new line soon to link
Paris and Lyon. The previous record of 205mph was also held by the
French and had stood since 1955.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE CORNER
Attendances at the Grapes Hotel, Trippet Lane, Sheffield, continue
to hold at a healthy level, with members being treated to excellent
and interesting shows. Thanks to Eric Slater for his highly amusing
film show in April. Don't forget we meet on the second Tuesday of
every month, with meetings starting at 7-30pm, and all Pennine
members are welcome. Future meetings at the Grapes are
Tuesday 9th.June John P. Sanderson - Class 01 to Class 87 (plus some
Tuesday 14th.July Impromptu Quiz
Tuesday 11th.August Members slides. Jack Davis
After a titanic struggle PENNINE were beaten by the 'Butchers' In
the consolation semi-final of the LNER general knowledge quiz held
at Swinton, near Mexborough. At the end of the game scores were
32-32, and after 5 tie-break questions, scores were 38-38. Rules
stated that one final question should be asked and the first team to
answer correctly would win the match. Both teams answered correctly,
but the 'Butchers' answered first. Congratulations to our team of
Tony Booth (captain), David Bladen, Linda Bladen, Roger Butcher,
Tony Caddick, John Sanderson, Robin Skinner and Mike Tyas. Special
thanks to Mike who travelled from Cannock for the match and returned
home immediately afterwards.
Blushes all round from our speedway experts Roger Butcher, Tony
Caddick and John Sanderson who failed to realise that Ivan Mauger
won the 1977 World
Championship (John Sanderson even saw him win it!)
WINTER TRAILBLAZING BY 40129
The Brush Class 47s though hailed by BR as the classic Type 4 are
still prone to sinking to depths only equalled by Sheffield United
Football Club. The following events were witnessed by two Pennine
members on a recent Sheffield-Glasgow Trailblazer.
The outward journey passed without incident but events started to
happen when 47543 failed at Glasgow Central 10 minutes before
departure. 30 minutes later 47271 appeared and departure was 40
This engine, although boilered was in no mood to give out any heat
and was replaced at Carlisle by 47511 'THAMES'. Our intrepid
travellers, by this time bluer than the 'Duffs' livery looked
forward to a cosy and warm run home, but by Appleby the heat had
once again disappeared. At this point Mr. Graham Dawson, famed for
his hardiness to the worst Northern weather and also a bloke known
to do Doncaster Works in the middle of Winter in shirt and jacket
but with 6 pints of Stones Bitter for insulation was heard to remark
'it's ******* cold!
After what seemed an eternity Leeds City was reached and here a
heater on 16 wheels in the shape of 45144 was substituted thereby
ensuring a tropical environment for the final leg of the journey. At
Sheffield many passengers on alighting rushed to the front of the
train to examine this beast that breathed fire where others had
failed and left pondering whether the heat came from those two extra
Despite now being discarded to the scrap heaps, the EE Type 4 Class
40's continue to put in sterling work. The Manchester-Cleethorpes
newspaper train and return stock is a solid 'Whistler' turn. Engines
noted on this turn recently have included 40029, 40118, and Green
Goddess 4,0106 which produced on 25th. April, 22nd. May and 23rd
Future Open Days in 1981 include the following 27th.June-Glasgow
Works : 11th.JulyStratford : 8th. August-Derby Litchurch Lane
22nd.August-Wolverton : 4th.October-Barrow Hill.
LOCOMOTIVE STOCK CHANGES AND MOVEMENTS TOWARDS THE END OF 1968
It has been suggested that readers would like to be reminded of the
above. Steam power had just finished on BR and some diesel power was
already being withdrawn after a short period of life.
44690, 44709/13/35/58/81, 44806/9/16/71/4/7/88/94/7/9,
DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES WITHDRAWN
Class 04 - D2309/21/2/3/4/5/6/7/9/31/4/5/6/7/8.
Class 10 - D3142.D3473/80/4,D3625/6/7/32,D4064/86/8/9/90/1/3/4
Class 28 - D5701/2/5/ 98/11/2/4/6/7/9
Class 29 - D6111/7/52
ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE WITHDRAWN
Class 81 - E3009
Class 50 - D433/4/5/6
45428 was noted heading through Belper on August 24th for Tyseley.
44781 was at Bartlow for filming, 73050 ran under its own steam
easterly on the Calder Valley line. On 17th. October D206 hauled
dead 75048,75009,75020,75019 from Carnforth towards for Leeds, 75019
being detached at Keighley for the WYR. 60532 Blue Peter was hauled
south and stabled at York. Tyseley Open Day on 29th. September had 7
locos in steam3206,48773,7029,5593,45428,7808,4472.
West Highland Tour - April 17-19 Gerry Collins
The PRS. party were accommodated in the luxury of the 11th. coach,
complete with table cloths and tables laid for dinner, not a lot of
heating, and very dim lighting. But being a bright moonlit night, we
were able to see the passing countryside very well.
As the train was travelling north of Glasgow, emergency hampers were
it wasn't so far out of Leeds that blankets were being issued as the
boiler of our
loco - 40060 was now defunct. However, standby lighting and heating
was provided by
Pipe Puffer Collins.
After being held outside Carlisle, we eventually arrived the station
where much discussion ensued as to what loco would take us onto
Cowlairs. An electric unit was suggested, but our Chairman pointed
out that none had a boiler. After some delay, 47469 eth. was coupled
up and I think the driver realised our discomfort and went flat out
up and over Beattock to Mossend Yard where there was a wait for a
At Cowlairs 27112/102 took over and at Craigendoran, the start of
the West Highland Line, dawn had broken. Through the night, some
members slept (especially one when over Beattock, items from the
dinner table crashed to the floor, but PB slept through it all).
Robin woke at intervals to ask "E
was nothing to do with a Depot Code.
27112/102 worked hard up the gradients, and at Corrour, 37112 was
waiting in the loop, light engine, for us to pass. The scenery was
magnificent and so was the weather, and the steam had got through to
Arrival at Fort William was on time at 08.20 and we headed for a
good breakfast at MacTavish's Kitchen.
Back at the station the 11th coach had been uncoupled, and 37085
hauled us onto the West Highland Extension past the stabling point
where 27036/42, 37027/108 were standing. 37085 worked very hard on
the gradients, especially on the 1 in 42 to Beasdale. At Arisaig, we
had to wait the arrival of the Mallaig train headed by 27041 into
the loop before proceeding onto to Morar where the second man had to
open the crossing gates.
At Mallaig, our loco spent much time running round the train which
had to split into two parts.
On the return 37108 was passed at the Arisaig loop, and a stop was
made at Glenfinnan for passengers to detrain and explore.
Continuing, we crossed the Glenfinnan Viaduct, and nearer Fort
William by Loch Eil, Robin threatened Ben Nevis with his camera! (To
judge who won, come along to our member's slide shows).
At Mallaig Junction, the 16.25 from Fort William was waiting for us
to come off the single line.
After our evening meal we left Fort William at 18.35 back in the
11th. coach, but now next to the loco. At Tulloch we had to wait a
little time for the 16.25 ex Glasgow Queen St. to arrive into the
station, headed by 37027, and then at Corrour, 37112 light engine
was waiting for us to pass.
Daylight was now fading as was the vitality of the few PRS members
who hadn't seen fit to sleep since leaving Doncaster. However we
woke at Cowlairs to see 40173 attached to our train for the journey
to Carlisle, where 26014 was working. 40015 Aquitania was attached
to bring us home via Holbeck, Methley Jcn., Knottingley (where
56005/30/32/34/73 were stabled), Shaftholme Junction to Doncaster.
The PRS members who ventured north on the trip were somewhat
surprised to read reports in local and even some national papers of
the grievous discomforts suffered by some passengers on the train.
Comments ranged from '8 hours on a frozen train' to demands for
refunds. Thankfully some rational people saw fit to redress the
balance by making their feelings known to the respective editors in
what was plainly another example of BR bashing by the Press
On Saturday 25th. April for their away match at Aldershot, York City
Football Club used Persil tickets to help pay the cost of rail
COACHING STOCK CONDEMNED
RKB: 1502/3/5 9 /12/6/8/10/1/26/8/20/1/2/5/46/7/8/51/2/60/4
TSO: 3705/50/1/5 7/3827/30/47/52/85/3976/80/4012/38/4158/4209/18/4228/45/72/83/96/4308/29/34/64/5/70/81
BSO: 9209/37/72/81/9329 44/6/551/68/9/70/1/5/8/80/1/9402
CK: 15757/63 70/15838/44/9/53/4/7/8/15957/78/9/16001/42/4/6/79/96
16105/7y,I~/8/30/40/5 8/9/50/2 16242/57Y9/64
SK: 24046/60/24429/'93/24518/31/94/247,66/2464~/ '
NY : 99603/6/11/12/3
Due to the demise of the 'Collection and Delivery Parcels business
it is expected that all remaining S.R. Series stock, LMS. NFV.
vehicles and most of the NPV's will be
condemned in the near future. Other withdrawals
are expected to include further catering vehicles and a progressive
withdrawal of Mark 1 sleeping cars as newer vehicles enter service.
Withdrawn vans noted at Margam in May 1981 were:-
Ex-Southern vans - 1102/6,1255/7/63/70/1/91/7,1325/7/31/42/6/70/92,1427/31/33/5/9,
Other vehicles noted recently -
E9320;M15650;Sc21200;W1217;E2 5478;E2 5496;E2 5506;
E2 5645;E2 5648;M94391;M31323;S2114
TRANSPORT AND GENERAL BOOKS
Members may be interested to know that the Transport and General
shop, with whom we have shared stalls at several Open-Days have moved
premises to a site just outside Doncaster Railway station, near the
Railway public house. The new shop is adequately stocked with items
of interest and all PENNINE members will be made welcome. If members
tell the owner, Chris that they know Geoff Bambrough, then they will
get a suitable response.
PENNINE TRIPS REPORTS
TRIPS REPORT No.7- DONCASTER WORKS 1st. MARCH 1981
Pilots-08008/444 : Paint Shop-37002,50020,56007 : 4 Bay
Withdrawn DMU's: 51005/006/160/163/166/169/173,59452.
West Yard Pilots-08331,08607.
TRIPS REPORT No.8- FORT WILLIAM/MALLAIG
17/18th. April 1981.
Doncaster: 40060, Holbeck: 08432/500/766,31211/295,45122 47470 491.
Kingmoor: 08452/601 85024
Hare Park Jcn.-08332,37143.
No.9- CREWE WORKS 26th.
TRIPS REPORT No.10- SOUTH
WALES 9th. May 1981.
Cardiff Canton: D3255,08191/193/484/580/593/645/835, 33028,
Margam: 08360/367 789/896, 37116/213/220/231/272/282,
Swansea Docks: 08577/587/591/818/897, 37214/227/248/298/300.
Landore: 03141/142/145, 08364/489/578/592/659/792,
Swansea C.S.- 08649.
Radyr- 08353/581/589/779, 37241/280, 97651.
TRIPS REPORT No.11- DONCASTER WORKS 10th.
Yard: 03078,31266,37008/020/155/167/228,50010/12/33. 55005/006,56091.
2 Bay: 31165/218,37246,50036/40/45,56014.
4 Bay: 37018/019/253,56018.
Dismantling Shop- 31221.37194,50039. Withdrawn DMU's-
DMU Shops- 50024
Doncaster MPD: 08008/031/114/115/177/184/247/607/745,
31106/181/19o/228/309/315, 37168, 40003/006/018,47121/210/297/525.
TRIPS REPORT No.12- MANCHESTER 15th. May 1981
Longsight: 08399/602/604/906/915, 25299/317, 37049,
40016/087/126/139/174, 56017, 83005/006/010/011, 85037, 86242,86322.
Reddish: 25080, 40030/044/133/179 182, 47534,
Guide Bridge: 08611, 25143/202, 37049, 40013/031/035/074, 56065,
Newton Heath: 08129/626/676, 25211/304/307/318,
HUMBERSIDE/LINCOLNSHIRE 30th. May 1981.
45023/050, 47204/370. Scunthorpe Station: 08397, 20053(on freight)
56002/03/05/26/34/35/36/38/39/75, 56422[54. TDB W5309/310.
The location of all the Class 76 Electrics as at 16th.May was as
Rotherwood: 76008,76022/23 76031//2/7/8 76033C8, 76054.
7600624, 76007/12, 76009/11, 76010/16, 76028.
76014/15, 76021/25, 7603/34, 76035/9, 76040,76051.
Reddish: 76013&/6, 76027: 76029 and 76030 were awaiting repairs to traction motors, but repairs are unlikely to be carried out. 76003,76036
76001/02/04/41/43/46/47/48/49/50/52/53/55/56/57.The bodies of
43/50/56/57 have been removed from the bogies.
QUIZ COMPETITION No.26
First prize £5, second prize £1 third.
prize £2. Entries should
reach Tony Caddick, the Magazine Editor, by 31st. July 1981.
forget, you may still
win a prize even if you haven't got all the answers correct.
1. Which Blackpool Station closed in 1964?
2. Dronfield Station re-opened this year, but which year did it
3. In which year was the infamous 'Beeching Plan' published?
4. Name Class B17 No. 61649.
5. Which was the first new Class 56 to be outshopped In the new
livery from Doncaster Works?
6. Which Station between Leeds and Bradford was opened in 1967?
7. The prototype Class 37, D6700 is now numbered what?
8. Give the two names 'Royal Scot' class 46148 carried during its
9. What is the mileage by rail between Kings Cross and Aberdeen?
10. In which town is English Bridge Junction situated?
11. In which year was the Hixon Level Crossing accident?
12. How many signal boxes now operate the ECML between Doncaster and
13. Name Class 52, D1024.
14. Sheffield Midland Station once boasted a fine overall roof, true
15. Which station is used for access to Aston Villa Football ground?
16. What Is the maximum speed of the Class 76 Electrics?
17. Which Class 47 was unofficially named 'GREAT EASTERN' in 1978?
18. Which Class 55 was badly damaged in an accident at Darlington in
19. Name Warship D807.
20. In what year was Leeds Central Station closed?
First prize was won by Peter Hall of Dronfield Woodhouse, Nr
Sheffield, second prize by Jon Davis of Sheffield, and. third prize
by Andrew Sadd of Kirk Sandall,
1- Thomas Bouch
3- Taffs Well - Radyr
5- Aberdeen - 28th. July 1964
6- The Cleveland Executive
9- Baltimore & Ohio
10- City of Preston
11- 55020 'NIMBUS'
12- Birmingham Snow Hill
13- 46257 'CITY OF SALFORD'
14- 50035 ARK ROYAL' - Plymouth 17 Jan 1978
15- Corrour Summit - 1350 feet
17- 8th. August 1963
19~ 55015 TULYAR
20- Gadwall , Sir Ralph Wedgwood.
PENNINE OBSERVERS NOTES
April 1981 saw a dramatic swing in the fortunes of the Class 76
locos and the Manchester/Sheffield/Wath electrified system. The line
came close to premature closure as a result of a derailment on April
8th, yet on April 16th. British Rail announced that closure of the
line was to be deferred from June 1st. to July 20th. This surprising
change of policy followed industrial action by the rail unions which
came to a head when several NUR members were sent home for refusal
to collect fares. An enquiry is now being held with an independent
arbitrator in charge, although BR have said they will not bind by
the result. Meanwhile the remaining Class 76s soldier on.
the train forward.55014 was fuelled at Lincoln and ran light to
Cleethorpes for the return working.
Finally on 22nd.April 55018 'BALLYMOSS' failed at Bawtry on the
19-35 Kings Cross-Hull and 40194 on 3S27,14-58 Liverpool
Street-Edinburgh Parcels, gave rear end assistance. The Deltic was
removed by 08459 at Doncaster and 37160 took the train forward 120
The DPS 'North Briton' railtour on 25th.April was hauled by
tour should have traversed the Settle&Carlisle route, but the line
was blocked by unseasonal snowdrifts.
West Ham football supporters had a treat on 11th April for as well
as seeing their team win 5-1 at Grimsby, the football special was
hauled by 55014.Another rare treat was in store for bashers on
5th.May when 55015 hauled 1E52,11-50 Edinburgh- Kings Cross
additional, ensuring a non-stop run from York. Kings Cross was reached
10 minutes early.
Doncaster Rovers fans had the choice of an 8 Car DMU or 40056 with a
rake of Mk ls for the trip to Lincoln on 7th.March,whilst on
28th.March,31200/312 were provided for the match at Halifax. The
Rugby League Cup Final on 2nd.May provided an array of motive power
on specials from Hull, including 47076/078/079/083/086/121, and
55009/14.Deltic 55009 worked a return special to Hull on the
Saturday night, and then 1G48,15-25 Kings Cross-Bradford Rugby
Special on the Sunday.
Recent Class 50 movements have included 50040 'LEVIATHAN' on
1S27,07-22 Plymouth-Edinburgh as far as York on 23rd.February,50020
'REVENGE' on the 09-50 Edinburgh-Plymouth, from York, on 31st.March,and
the same working was undertaken by 50035 'ARK ROYAL' on 3rd.May,and
by 50012 'BENBOW' on 12th.May.
On 9th.March,47004 failed at Millhouses on the 15-15
Manchester-Harwich, resulting in a 2 hour delay, while on
12th.February the 09-53 St. Pancras-Sheffield arrived in Sheffield
behind 20165/174 and 45124,the latter having been declared a
Deltic haulage on Kings Cross-Cleethorpes trains Is a rarity, but on
2nd.March 55015 headed the 08-15 from Kings Cross, as did 55022 on
17th.and 24th.March,and 55012 on April 7th. while 55018 headed the
13-05 ex Kings Cross on 30th.March.Other unusual workings on the
0815 from Kings Cross have included 46051 on 6th.April and 40070 on
29th.April,but the return working was hauled by 47215.Class 20,20001
has been stabled at Holmes Yard, Lincoln since early March.
A derailment occurred at Claypole on 24th.April when 1E35,22-30
Edinburg- Kings Cross hauled by 55008 came off while running on the
Up loop. Class 37,37143 and 'lifeboats' attended the scene.
On 23rd.May the 08-47 York-Liverpool was hauled by
55010.Unfortunately the Deltic expired at Holgate Bridge. Sister
engine 55011 assisted 55010 to Leeds where the defective Deltic was
removed.55011 continued throughout to Liverpool and returned with
the 13-05 Liverpool-York.
The FA Cup Semi-Final at Hillsborough, Sheffield on
11th.April,between Tottenham and Wolves produced a total of 14
extras. Motive power included 45026/53/60P7,
Class 56s continues at Doncaster, with frames provided for engines up
to 56103 which is expected Into traffic on 11th.December 1981.On
30th.May 37267 was noted outside Doncaster Works, having suffered
London Midland Region
On 26th.February 5ooo4 ST.VINCENT' hauled the 16~08
Bristol-Newcastle as far as Derby, the train being taken forward by
45101.Excursions to Southport over the Easter period were Sunday
47082 ex Burton;47428 ex Pontypool; Monday-25066/081 ex Melton
Mowbray;47529 ex Barry;47103 ex Merthyr Tydfil.
On 26th.April 47561 failed at Burton on the 12-38
Poole-Leeds/Newcastle and was rescued by 47331 which piloted the
failed 'duff' to Sheffield where 47555 took over the Leeds portion
and 40028 the Newcastle. The Harwich-Manchester Boat Train was
rescued by 56069 on 29th.April when 47085 'MAMMOTH' expired at
On 26th.April power for the 13-45 Crewe-Cardiff was provided by
46oog,but an even more unusual sighting took place on 8th.February
on the Settle&Carlisle line when 26010/24 worked a return Edinburgh-Treherbert
Rugby Special as far as Farringford Junction at Preston.
Class 33s continue to produce at Crewe, with 33014/24 being sighted
on Crewe MPD on 26th.April.
The following locos were noted on 7th March at Dumfries were
27029 and 27102;
at Ayr-08344/448/99/827, 20115/17/18/159,
at Polmadie-06008,0828076937721/735, 20089/100/101/109/137/146/149/206, 25246,26031,27204/9 40151;
040 109/206/210/25224/229,26034/39 370881/124/129/133/139/148/156,47365/469;
at Aberdeen- 0851/710/817/828 25226/25226/234/239/247, 260259/33
On 4th.April Dunfermline MPD played host to
Haymarket on 2nd.May were newly named 47711 ''GREYFRIARS
BOBBY' and 47712 'LADY
DIANA SPENCER', both sporting the new modified livery.
Passengers on an excursion from Manchester to Edinburgh on
26th.March had a surprise at Carstairs where 83006 was replaced by
55018,and on 4th.April 55017 took over a Macclesfield-Edinburgh at
Noted at. Glasgow Works on 16th.May were;- 08314/721,
20057/078/135/138/1851p 20193/224, 26004/35/46,
27023/024/025/028/104/210-; EMUs 303067/95/98, 314214;
Noted at Eastfield on the same day were:-08196/402/952,
along with DMU's 51458/459/465,51518/24,51805,55015,59541,59687/90.
Below is a list of locos stored or awaiting overhaul at Swindon
Works as at Friday May 1st.The Editor would like to thank Eddie
Plenty for this information and other members who sent In similar
STORED IN 'A' YARD BEHIND 'A' SHOP (cannot be seen from line)
08280/281 435/453/505 545/572, 20050, 25040, 31265,
STORED IN THE LOCO YARD NEXT TO KEMBLE BRANCH.
CONDEMNED YARD (BEING CUT UP) (Can be seen from line)
LOCOMOTIVES NEXT TO THE MAIN LINE
08294/468,08776(ex-works), 31264/274, 40017/32/116/1371163023 D1041,
INSIDE REPAIR SHOP
08080,40161 (stored) For
overhaul- 08146/200/396/440/460/533/663/672/729/734/736/785, 08834/875/937 ;
EMUs for refurbishing- 7003/7004,7178,7210, 411529/411592.
The following were noted on 24th. February
Hither Green: 33035/48/51/56/65,
At Eastleigh Depot were 08030/150/201,
At Eastleigh Works were 08200/202, 09015/26, 33001/043/055/107/111,
with Unit 5235 (new
It has now been reported that SR will only be using the last 4
digits of the BR Standard Unit No. System. This affects Class 508 and
refurbished Class 411 Units, which will now
be numbered- 4PER (508001-508043) now 8001-8043,and 4-CEP (411501-411608) now 1501-1608.
For the information we are indebted to Messrs
Sanderson, Pett, Marshall, Richards,
Dean, Davis, Peach, Barsby, Gossan, Plenty, Shenton, Butcher, Webster, A. Needham, Whittle, Lowis,
Bolland, Connell, Lancaster, Payne, Collins, Skinner, Dewing, Hall, Turner, Bloomer.
Special thanks to Chris and Kathy Corroy for Class 76 information.
The next edition of TRANS-PENNINE will be published in early September. Would all correspondents send their contributions to the
Magazine Editor Address on the front cover) by not later than Friday
14th.August 1981.All contributions will be gratefully received.