Local drags remembered - April 84

 

For 2 Sunday mornings there were booked drags in and out of Euston which unusually were worked by class 25/31 drag power with no type 4/5 involvement. Up trains were dragged from nr Willesden PSB to the foot of Camden bank. Down services were dragged from Euston to Willesden PSB. Local 310 units terminated at Wembley Central for an augmented DC (still 501’s) forward, some 501 turns were non stop Euston - Wembley on the DC, all rather riotous!   

 

 

                                                            1/4/84 Su

25218  0235 Euston-Bletchley                                              

085      0653 Wolverton-Wembley                                          LB-WC

Set 55  0737 Watford Jn-Euston                                            WC-EU

31128}            0850 Euston-Holyhead

86103(d)}

25209}   0945 Euston-Preston                                                EU-MP 5.75

86328(d)}

A winning “big” rat out of Euston!

86328  0945 Euston-Preston                                       MP 5.75-WJ

31283}            0950 Euston-Manchester

862xx(d)}

31289}            1000 Euston-Wolverhampton

86230(d)

86209  0800 Wolverhampton-Euston                         WJ-MP 5.75

31283}            0800 Wolverhampton-Euston                         MP 5.75-EU

86209(d)}

Adding a drag loco at WN and then removing it outside Euston caused considerable delay and we were gutted to pass the 1100 Euston-Wolves on Camden bank rather than being on it..

31170}            1040 Euston-Liverpool

862xx}

25256}            1100 Euston-Wolverhampton

870xx}

31213}            1150 Euston-Manchester

87034}

31289}            1245 Euston-Glasgow

87027}

31170}            1255 Euston-Liverpool

86209}

31128}            1300 Euston-Manchester

87015}

25256…..last drag canx.

86208  1350 Euston-Manchester

Our long “watch the ped” fester should have been rewarded with 25256 dragging the 1350 ex Euston. The isolation finished early and 25256 didn’t work again! Bowled…………

Set 48}            1413 Euston-Wembley Addit             EN-WE

Set 58}

070      1432 Wembley-Rugby                                    WE-LB

 

                                                                        8/4/84 Su

47424  0115 Holyhead-Euston

85002  0115 Holyhead-Euston                                               CR-MP 5.75

85016  0232 Crewe-Preston

31170}            0115 Holyhead-Euston                                               MP 5.75-EU

85002(d)}

Bigger power being dragged!

25236}            0850 Euston-Holyhead          

86319}

25209}            1930 (7/4)  Inverness-Euston

87031}

25209}            0950 Euston-Manchester

86234}

25057}            1000 Euston-Wolverhampton

870xx}

31283}            1040 Euston-Liverpool

870xx}

31213}            1100 Euston-Wolverhampton

862xx}

25218}            1150 Euston-Manchester

87031}

25236} 1300 Euston-Blackpool

870xx}

 

Euston drag phot spot

 

01048431128n870151300etnmanr.jpg 31128 dragging 87015 “Howard” on the 124 Euston-Glasgow, 010484

 

01048431289n870271245etngla31128n0151300etnblar.jpg More “peds” the rare 31289 dragging 87027 “The Wolf” , on the 124 Euston-Glasgow. 31170 is behind on the 1255 Liverpool. Both “sevens” have their pans up for eth prior to departure on a cold April 1st.

 

 

 

01048425256r.jpg 25256 drops down as allocated to work the 1330 Manchester and a few bashers who add been festering some hours for her. Sadly 86208

on the 1350 Manchester didn’t need its booked drag engine as the power was restored early on 010484

 

08048425218r.jpg Trev Rolfe was on hand to record 25218 dragging 87031 on the 1150 Euston-Manchester on 080484

 

Any more local drag memories to share?

 

 

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