August 1985 moves - thanks to “TC”

 

The summer of 1985 was my first one in railway employment. On the plus side I had the benefit of “boxes” and “priv travel”, but on the minus side I had to work two weekends in three. As I was new into the job, I didn’t have much annual leave for the first year, this being earned pro rata as I worked. Working two weekends out of three meant I missed a fair few summer Saturdays. My roster was based on 9 hour 15 minute shifts, working four days a week, so on my weekends off, I got Friday / Saturday one week and Monday / Tuesday the next giving me five days off.

 

I had two “long weekends” during August 1985, and probably purchased a seven day “priv” all line for these. The “boxes” were usually kept back for the week on the rota where I was off Wednesday / Thursday.

 

The “moves” are listed below, the loco’s underlined are the “winners”. I wasn’t that great at logging DMU’s or HST’s though, hence a few gaps.

 

Looking back on these now, a couple of favourite moves are…

 

33014 might seem like a typical Eastleigh Crompton, and on the Channel Island’s boat train, where I was probably hoping for a “73”. But this was the only time I had this one as it was one of the early withdrawl’s.

 

45070 was one of the last peaks I scored. I had the “gen” but only able to do it on the return.

 

 

04.08.85

 

50003                          12.15 Paddington – Oxford                           Paddington - Reading

33105                          16.00 Reading - Portsmouth Hbr                    Reading - Basingstoke

33014                          14.55 Weymouth – Waterloo                          Basingstoke – Waterloo

45138                          19.45 St. Pancras – Derby                              St. Pancras - Bedford

 

08.08.85

 

45138                          16.35 St. Pancras – Nottingham                     Bedford - Leicester

31442                          17.28 Peterborough – Birmingham                 Leicester – Birmingham NS

50035                          17.40 Paddington – Wolverhampton              Birmingham NS - Wolverhampton    

47534                          18.15 Llandudno – Birmingham NS              Wolverhampton – Birmingham NS   

85008                          21.30 Coventry – Preston                               Birmingham NS – Crewe

86226                          21.10 Euston – Stranraer Hbr                         Crewe - Carlisle

 

09.08.85

 

47553                          21.10 (08/08) Euston – Stranraer Hbr             Carlisle – Ayr

                                                                                                            (no pilot loco)

DMU                                                                                                   Ayr – Glasgow Ctl.

47711                          07.30 Glasgow QS – Edinburgh                     Glasgow QS - Haymarket

27063                          07.31 Kirkcaldy – Edinburgh                         Haymarket – Edinburgh

47711                          08.30 Edinburgh – Glasgow QS                     Edinburgh – Glasgow QS

47006                          10.05 Glasgow QS – Inverness                      Glasgow QS – Stirling

DMU                                                                                                   Stirling – Glasgow QS

37085                          12.20 Glasgow QS – Oban                             Glasgow QS – Dumbarton Ctl.

EMU                                                                                                   Dumbarton – Glasgow Ctl.

47715                          14.00 Glasgow QS – Edinburgh                     Glasgow QS - Haymarket

27033                          13.30 Dundee – Edinburgh                            Haymarket – Edinburgh

37073                          16.10 Edinburgh – Liverpool                          Edinburgh – Carstairs

37242                          09.15 Euston – Edinburgh                              Carstairs – Edinburgh

47708                          18.00 Edinburgh – Glasgow QS                     Edinburgh - Haymarket

25257 + 25283                        10.41 Exeter – Edinburgh                   Haymarket – Edinburgh

                                                                                                            (relief train)

 

 A few years earlier 25250/257 were on the 1005 Euston-Aberystwyth seen here at Wolves, 100983

37242                          20.15 Edinburgh – Dundee                            Edinburgh – Kirkcaldy

47005                          20.30 Dundee – Edinburgh                            Kircaldy – Haymarket

47211                          21.30 Dundee – Edinburgh                            Haymarket - Edinburgh         

47269                          23.15 Edinburgh – Paignton                           Edinburgh – Carstairs

86102                          23.15 Edinburgh / 23.20 Glasgow – Paignton Carstairs - Wolverhampton   

 

10.08.85

 

85020                          23.45 (09/08) Glasgow Ctl. – Penzance         Wolverhampton – Birmingham NS

HST / DMU                                                                                        Birmingham NS - Derby

31249                          07.23 Chesterfield – Yarmouth                      Derby – Long Eaton

DMU                                                                                                   Long Eaton - Derby

47465                          06.45 York – Portsmouth Hbr                        Derby – Birmingham NS

47321                                                                                                  Birmingham NS – Birmingham Intl.

47484                          06.33 Poole – Manchester                               Birmingham Intl. – Birmingham NS

86237                          09.35 Euston – Aberystwyth                          Birmingham NS - Wolverhampton

47589                                                                                                  Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury

37189                                                                                                  Shrewsbury – Newtown

37235 + 37257            13.40 Aberystwyth – Shrewsbury                  Newtown – Shrewsbury

47195                          16.06 Shrewsbury – Wolverhampton             Shrewsbury – Wolverhampton

                                                                                                            (additional train)        

85015                          12.45 Glasgow Ctl. – Cardiff                         Wolverhampton – Birmingham NS

47332                          18.20 Birmingham – Norwich                        Birmingham NS - Nuneaton

31278                          17.28 Peterborough – Birmingham                 Nuneaton – Birmingham NS

45029                          16.43 Paignton – Leeds                                  Birmingham NS – Derby

DMU                                                                                                   Derby - Stoke 

85016                          23.01 Manchester Pic. – Gatwick Airport      Stoke – Birmingham NS

 

11.08.85

 

86235                          23.01 (10/08) Manchester Pic. – Gatwick Airport      Birmingham NS – Mitre Bridge Jn.

33210                                                                                                  Mitre Bridge Jn. – Gatwick Airport

73142                          07.20 Gatwick Airport – Victoria                   Gatwick Airport – Victoria

87028                          08.45 Euston – Holyhead                               Euston – Watford Jn.

86244                          10.00 Euston – Wolverhampton                     Watford Jn. – Birmingham NS

85010                          07.34 Poole – Glasgow Ctl.                            Birmingham NS - Crewe       

47422                                                                                                  Crewe – Wigan NW

20118 + 20210                                                                                    Wigan NW – Lostock Hall Jn.

(47422 on rear)           

47422                                                                                                  Lostock Hall Jn. – Preston

47488                          15.34 Blackpool Nth – Euston                       Preston – Wigan NW

                                                                                                            (drag 85036, eng. Work)

85036                                                                                                  Wigan NW - Euston  

45144                          19.45 St. Pancras – Derby                              St. Pancras - Bedford

 

12.08.85

 

HST                                                                                                     Bedford - Leicester

31230                          07.35 Norwich – Birmingham NS                  Leicester – Hinckley

31425                          10.20 Birmingham NS – Norwich                  Hinckley – Leicester

47374                          10.30 York – Plymouth                                  Derby – Birmingham NS

                                                                                                            (relief train)    

47606                          09.23 Newcastle – Penzance                          Birmingham NS – Bristol TM

HST                                                                                                     Bristol TM - Paddington

 

13.08.85

 

HST                                                                                                     Bedford - Leicester

20004 + 20019            08.48 Leicester – Skegness                             Leicester – Beeston

DMU                                                                                                   Beeston - Derby

47545                          06.50 Paddington – Hull                                Derby - Sheffield

47453                          11.35 Sheffield – Leeds                                 Sheffield – Leeds

                                                                                                            (portion off 06.50 ex Paddington)

47404                          11.20 Newcastle – Liverpool                          Leeds – Manchester Vic.

45123                          14.05 Liverpool – Scarborough                      Manchester Vic. - Stalybridge

45014                          12.55 Scarborough – Bangor                          Stalybridge – Manchester Vic.

47600                          13.00 Bangor – York                                      Manchester Vic. – Stalybridge

86256                          17.40 Manchester Pic. – Euston                     Stockport - Euston

 

21.08.85

 

HST                                                                                                     Bedford - Leicester

20163 + 20185            08.48 Leicester – Skegness                             Leicester - Beeston

20103 + 20143            09.40 Derby – Skegness                                 Beeston – Nottingham

HST                                                                                                     Nottingham - Leicester

31421                          12.21 Birmingham NS – Peterborough           Leicester – Melton Mowbray

31411                          12.10 Cambridge – Birmingham NS              Melton Mowbray – Leicester

47574                          14.10 Cambridge – Blackpool Nth                 Chesterfield - Sheffield

20099 + 20116                        17.21 York – Sheffield                       Rotherham – Sheffield

                                                                                                            (vice DMU, 20116 failed, dragged dit)

HST                                                                                                     Sheffield - Bedford

 

22.08.85

 

HST                                                                                                     Bedford - Leicester

20163+20185              09.09 Burton – Skegness                                Derby – Skegness

31304                          18.15 Skegness – Sheffield                            Skegness – Boston

31302                          18.35 Skegness – Derby                                 Boston – Nottingham

                                                                                                            (relief train)

(20103+143 did Leicester – Skegness)

HST                                                                                                     Nottingham – Bedford

 

 

 

29.08.85

 

47532                          22.15 Kings Cross – Aberdeen                       Kings Cross - Newcastle

 

30.08.85

 

47472                          22.15 (29/08) Kinmgs Cross - Aberdeen        Newcastle – Kirkcaldy

47524                          05.55 Edinburgh – Dundee                            Kirkcaldy – Markinch

47353                          06.15 Dundee – Edinburgh                            Markinch - Inverkeithing

27055                          07.15 Edinburgh – Dundee                            Inverkeithing - Aberdour

27005                          07.31 Kirkcaldy – Edinburgh                         Aberdour – Haymarket

27023                          08.15 Edinburgh – Dundee                            Haymarket - Inverkeithing

27036                          08.16 Cardenden – Edinburgh                       Inverkeithing – Edinburgh

47716                          09.30 Edinburgh – Glasgow QS                     Edinburgh – Glasgow QS

47714                          11.30 Glasgow QS – Edinburgh                     Glasgow QS - Haymarket

27005                          11.30 Dundee – Edinburgh                            Haymarket – Edinburgh

27054                          13.15 Edinburgh – Dundee                            Edinburgh – Haymarket

47203                          09.27 Liverpool – Edinburgh                          Haymarket - Edinburgh         

27005                          14.15 Edinburgh – Dundee                            Edinburgh – Inverkeithing

27010                          13.30 Dundee – Edinburgh                            Inverkeithing - Edinburgh     

 “Mark Beal” was on hand to phot 27010 on 020586 at Ayr TMD

27036                          15.20 Edinburgh – Dundee                            Edinburgh – Haymarket

37072                          09.15 Euston – Edinburgh                              Haymarket – Edinburgh

47708                          18.00 Edinburgh – Glasgow QS                     Edinburgh – Haymarket

DMU                                                                                                   Haymarket - Edinburgh

37072                          20.15 Edinburgh – Dundee                            Edinburgh – Kirkcaldy

27055                          20.30 Dundee – Edinburgh                            Kirkcaldy – Edinburgh

47212                          22.10 Edinburgh – Paignton                           Edinburgh – Carstairs

86103                          22.10 Edinburgh / 22.15 Glasgow – Paignton Carstairs – Birmingham NS

 

           

 

31.08.85

 

47627                          21.00 (30/08) Penzance – Leeds                     Birmingham NS - Sheffield

37024                          07.15 Sheffield – Blackpool Nth                    Sheffield – Rotherham

45121                          06.45 York – Portsmouth Hbr                        Rotherham - Sheffield

45101                          07.14 Leeds – Poole                                       Sheffield – Chesterfield

47288                          07.40 Leicester – Scarborough                       Chesterfield - Scarborough

31302                          08.41 Manchester – Cleethorpes                     Rotherham – Conisbrough

 

 Whether leaping at Conisborough or nearby Mexborough as seen here, exotic power passed by on MGR’s like 56079 on 030985

31440                          08.38 Cleethorpes – Manchester                     Conisbrough - Sheffield

31109                          09.41 Manchester –Hull                                  Sheffield – Doncaster

31155                          12.55 York – Swansea                                    York – Sheffield

                                                                                                            (relief train)

47552                          09.30 Yarmouth – Leeds                                Sheffield - Leeds

45070                          13.10 Llandudno – York                                Leeds – York

HST                                                                                                     York - Peterborough

 

Thanks again to TC for the memories

 

More August 85 memories from Jason Hall

 

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