The last of the steam heat, April 85

 

 

The moves and viewed gen hopefully speak for themselves. Easter 85 was cold and grey and its only with hindsight, writing these notes up 25 years later, that they seem more interesting. They perhaps form a good record of some of the last loco hauled steam heated cross country reliefs, Brum – Norwich’s, plus East coast footex’s, the Sheffield Shunt and even a “big can” on our “Milk empties”.

 

 

                                                4/4/85 We

53500}            0855 Bletchley-Bedford                                 Bletchley-Bedford

53444}

43195}            0910 St.Pancras-Sheffield                              Bedford-Leicester

43084}

43086}            0915 St.Pancras-Derby                                   Leicester-Derby

43099}

47101              0906 Bristol-York                                           Derby-Sheffield

31466              1141 Manchester-Hull                                     Sheffield - Doncaster

31413              1322 Hull-Brighton                                         Doncaster - Sheffield

08878                   1322 Hull-Brighton onto 1400 Leeds-Bri Sheffield shunt

31458              1400 Leeds-Brighton                                      Sheffield - Derby

dmu                 1605 Derby-Cleethorpes                                 Derby - Nottingham

45121              1605 Derby-Plymouth Relief             

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Went to Nottingham to cover a Nottingham – SP relief, it didn’t run!…”more STN.

Fiction” commentated my colleague

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47599              1640 Nottingham-Barrow

43089}            1815 Nottingham-St. Pancras                         Nottingham - Leicester

43195}

45129              1735 St.Pancras-Nottingham

31409              1815 Birmingham-Norwich

31408              1640 Norwich-Birmingham                            Leicester - Nuneaton

85003              1805 Euston-Blackpool

86216              1821 Blackpool-Euston                                   Nuneaton - Rugby

85031              1855 Euston-Holyhead Relief

082}                2021 Birmingham-Euston                               Rugby – L.Buzzard

052}

                                                                                    6/4/85 Easter Saturday

050                              0600 Euston-Birmingham                               L.Buzzard - Rugby

86036              0350 Euston-Bletchley

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a “big can” I was later advised by a local ned!

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81017              xxxx Euston-Llandudno Adex

86258              0650 Euston-Manchester                                Rugby – Nuneaton

47219              xxxx Manchester-Yarmouth Adex

31424              0804 Birmingham-Norwich                            Nuneaton - Leicester

53658}

59306}            0852 Cambridge-Birmingham                         Leicester - Nuneaton

53699}

31161                          1020 Birmingham-Norwich                            Nuneaton - Peterborough

31401              0740 Norwich-Birmingham

47576              0928 Norwich-Birmingham

31410              1310 Peterborough-Harwich

47401              1210 Cambridge-Birmingham

31233}

31432}(d)       xxxx King’s X-Hull Footex

47561              1320 King’s X-Edinburgh Relief                    Peterborough - Doncaster

31446              1513 Hull-Manchester                                     Doncaster - Sheffield

47501              0853 Penzance-Newcastle

45131              1710 Sheffield-Nottingham                            Sheffield - Chesterfield

43106}            1720 Sheffield-St.Pancras                              Chesterfield - Leicester

43089}

31424 to LR   1815 Birmingham-Norwich

31301 ex LR

One of the many Leicester loco swap gala performances, no biggies off shed today though

31444 to LR   1645 Norwich-Birmingham

45139 ex LR                                                                                       Leicester - Nuneaton

87004              1827 Blackpool-Euston                                   Nuneaton – M.Keynes

081                  2021 Birmingham-Euston                               M.Keynes- L.Buzzard           

 

 

                                                8/4/85 Easter Monday

061                  0600 Euston-Birmingham                               L. Buzzard - Coventry

86229              0735 Euston-Shrewsbury                                Coventry – New St

45125              0829 Derby-Paignton

47454              0925 Birmingham-Llandudno

47606              0650 Padd-Hull

45143              0650 Padd-Hull                                               New St - Chesterfield

Fan howling, this “peak” went like the wind

47594              0829 Leeds-Cardiff                           

45118              0804 Newcastle-Poole                                   

47447              0717 Harwich-Glasgow                                  Chesterfield – Sheffield                                                                          (via Darnall)

31426              1041 Manchester-Sheffield

31443              1141 Manchester-Hull                                     Sheffield - Conisborough

31446              1210 Hull-Manchester                                     Conisborough - Sheffield

31426              1350 Sheffield-Cleethorpes                            Sheffield - Mexborough

47508              1009 Barrow-Nottingham                              

31452              1243 Cleethorpes-Manchester                         Mexborough - Sheffield

31442              1341 Manchester-Hull                                     Sheffield - Rotherham

53006}            1438 Doncaster-Sheffield

54038}

31456              1322 Hull-Gatwick

31125}            1420 York-Plymouth Relief                            Sheffield - Derby       

47148}

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Worked in multi, 47 had defective speedometer.

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45105              1355 Cardiff-Leeds/Hull                                Derby - Sheffield

31451              1601 Hull-Sheffield

47599              1640 Nottingham-Barrow

31455              1355 Cardiff-Hull

31183              1655 York-Bristol Relief                                Sheffield – New St

86251              1030 Inverness-Euston                                    New St - Coventry

Can on the Clansman, another bowl out!

056                  1924 Birmingham-Euston                               Coventry – L.Buzzard

 

Phot Spot

 

 47219 at Nuneaton prior to taking a Yarmouth bound ADEX forward, 060485

 

 On a later visit to Mexborough 56079 takes a long rake of MGR’s towards Doncaster, 030985

 

 

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