A last All - line, Jan 91

From the early 80's my occasional all line rovers had been spent chasing small Sulzers in Scotland

or "roarers" or more preferably "roarers" by night and "Small Sulzers" by day. By 1991 the "small

Sulzers" and "roarers" on passenger were no more....

By 1991 loco hauled passenger were under threat countrywide so this "All line" seeked to

rake in a few for the last time plus a few "dinosaurs" and overnights...

 

                                                16/1/91 We

321448            0534 Euston - Birmingham                 L.Buzzard - M.Keynes

good start, on hire IL based 321

86101              0625 Euston - Liverpool                     M.Keynes - Crewe

304034            0845 Crewe - Altricinham                  Crewe - Manchester Oxford Rd

304041            0940 Altricinham - Alderley Edge     Manchester Oxford Rd - Man Picc

47850              0559 Padd - Glasgow                         Man Picc - Preston

47640              1048 Man Vic - Barrow                      Preston - Barrow

G-O-Sands - Barrow was required track

160191476401048mvbawebr.jpg Loco hauled Man Vic-Barrows ended shortly after this 47640 view at Barrow was taken

 

47640              1318 Barrow - Man Vic                      Barrow - Salford C

142048            1511 Bolton - Stockport                     Salford C - Man Picc

304027            1538 Man Picc - Hadfield                  Man Picc - Hadfield

304027            1622 Hadfield - Man Picc                  Hadfield - Man Picc

304033            1653 Man Picc - Stoke                        Man Picc - Stockport

86228              1718 Manchester - Birmingham          Stockport - Crewe

87010              1630 Blackpool - Euston                    Crewe - Euston

86259              2110 Euston - Inverness/F.William     Euston - Carstairs

very rancid "can", hoping for an "87"

 

Other gen:

85018 ecs at Man Picc

47642              0730 Newcastle - Liverpool

90015              1625 Euston - Glasgow - failed Nuneaton. 31289 to later assist to Crewe

 

                                                            17/1/91 Th

47643              2110 (16/1) Euston - Inverness           Carstairs - Inverness

47643 was detached at Perth but only to refuel as this train had suffered a fuel issue a few days earlier. During this fuel farce

the brakes had frozen on stock at Scholdt. The Highland line was covered in deep drifted snow, 47643 kicking up the powder

as she ploughed North

170191476432110etivwebr.jpg  47643 at the blocks at Inverness after ploughing through the drifts with the 2110 Euston - Inverness

 

37416              1030 Inverness - Kyle                         Inverness - Kyle

temporarily reverted to loco haulage due 156's needed in England.

170191374161030ikywebr.jpg 37416 runs round the NSE stock of the 1030 ex Inverness at Kyle

 

37416              1705 Kyle - Inverness                         Kyle - Dingwall

Other gen:

37407              1135 Kyle - Inverness

37407              1755 Inverness - Kyle

 

                                                            18/1/91 Fr

37407              0655 Kyle - Inverness                         Dingwall - Inverness

47518              1010 Inverness - Euston                Inverness - Edinburgh

superb snow scenes all the way to Stirling

180191475181010ineuwebr.jpg The "Clansman" was a big train, no 4 car unit turn back then, 47518 the power

 

43108}            1430 Edinburgh - Kings X                 Edinburgh - Newcastle

43043}

47640              1614 Newcastle - Liverpool                Newcastle - Man Vic (diverted from Picc )

Gulf war had just kicked off so may have been why Piccadilly was closed due a bomb scare. Packed service bus to Stockport

90003              2009 Stockport - Euston                     Stockport - Watford Jn

Other gen:

37196}            2110 (17/1) Euston - Inverness          37 Pilot Perth - Millburn yd

47604}

37 was viwed arriving light engine at Inverness Rose St having piloted 604 through snowfields, no it didnt pilot 47518 back on Clansman back!

                                                            19/1/91 Sa

321408            2354 (17/1) Euston - Northampton     Watford Jn - L.Buzzard

321423            0634 Euston - M.Keynes                    L.Buzzard - M.Keynes

87014              0720 Euston - Glasgow                      M.Keynes - Crewe

304042            0924 Crewe - Altricinham                  Crewe - Manchester Ox Rd

304004            1010 Altricinham - Alderley Edge     Manchester Ox Rd - Man Picc

47443              0819 Newcastle - Liverpool                Man Picc - Birchwood

47642              1125 Liverpool - Newcastle                Birchwood - York

47640              1214 Newcastle - Liverpool                York - Leeds

91004              1435 Leeds - Kings X                         Leeds - Kings X

321401            1724 Euston - Northampton               Euston - L.Buzzard

Other gen:

47704              1020 Newcastle - Liverpool

                                                            20/1/91 Su      

321421            0617 M.Keynes - Euston                    L.Buzzard - Euston

91022              0815 Kings X - Leeds                         Kings X - Peterborough

47828}            0815 Kings X - Leeds                         Peterborough-Wakefield W

91022(d)}                                                                   (via Haywood, Knottingley)

interesting booked diversion, dull Inter City sector drag loco

91027              1210 Leeds - Kings X                         Wakefield W - Retford

91005              1110 Kings X - Leeds                         Retford - Doncaster

47828}            1110 Kings X - Leeds                         Doncaster - Leeds

91005(d)}                                                                   (via Haywood, Knottingley)

47492              1325 Liverpool - Newcastle                Leeds - York

47549              1505 Newcastle - Liverpool                York - Manchester Picc

last day of loco hauled Trans Pennine services, ending the long tradition of 40/46/47/55 on this top route

90013              1805 Manchester - Euston                  Manchester Picc - M.Keynes

321407            1941 Birmingham - Euston                 M.Keynes - L.Buzzard

                                                            21/1/91 Mo    

321412            0554 Euston - Northampton               L.Buzzard - M.Keynes

310109            0704 Bletchley - Birmingham             M.Keynes - Coventry

47839              0618 Manchester - Poole                    Coventry - Oxford

47521              1000 Oxford - Padd                           Oxford - Paddington

21019147467webr.jpg 47467 after the stock of the 0921 ex Cardiff she had worked in at Padd had been released, 210191

 

47547              1220 Paddington - Oxford                 Paddington - Reading

47716              1232 Newbury - Paddington              Reading - Slough

43024}            1315 Padd - Weston - S.Mare            Slough - Reading

43159} 

47702              1320 Padd - Oxford                           Reading - Oxford

210191477021320paoxwebr.jpg 47702 at Oxford after working the 1320 ex Padd with 9 Mk 1's in tow

 

21019158040webr.jpg 58040 with MGR's from the Yorkshire coalfield for Didcot

 

47702              1600 Oxford - Padd                           Oxford - Paddington

47709              1720 Padd - Banbury                          Paddington - Banbury

47709              1937 Banbury - Padd                          Banbury - Paddington

321408            2124 Euston - Northampton               Euston - L.Buzzard

Other Gen:

47472              0930 Banbury - Marylebone

pretty regular diagram at time, wish i'd bailed for it..no gen tho, crossed it nr Anyho...

47467              0921 Cardiff - Paddington

47705              1100 Oxford - Padd

47598              1238 Padd - Newbury

47716              1737 Padd - Banbury (via HW)

47714              1850 Padd - Oxford

47705              2120 Padd - Oxford    

 

                                                            22/1/91 Tu     

321446}          0700 Bletchley - Euston                     L.Buzzard - Euston

321419}

5124}

5243}              0818 Charing X - Orpington               Charing X - Waterloo E

6264}

50007              0840 Waterloo - Exeter SD                Waterloo - Exeter SD

22019133008luggwebr.jpg 33008 at Andover about to take a military freight to Ludgersall

 

22019133102n33114webr.jpg 33102 and 33114 arrive at St Davids off a stone train from Meldon

 

43015}            0820 Leeds - Paignton                        Exeter SD - Dawlish

43169}

ice cream and causeway walk in the winter sun!

53165}

59118}            1505 Paignton - Exmouth                   1505 Paignton - Exmouth

51246}

50007}            1622 Exeter SD - Waterloo                1622 Exeter SD - Waterloo

50033}

50033              1622 Exeter SD - Waterloo                1622 Exeter SD - Waterloo

321411            2024 Euston - Northampton               2024 Euston - Northampton

Other Gen:

50037              0703 Salisbury - Waterloo

 

A happy last hurrah!

 

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