1M59 and 1E86 remembered

My first memory of 1M59 goes back to August 27th 1977. It was a Summer Saturday

and with a Yorkshire Ranger in hand it was class 40's that many were chasing. A centre headbox fitted 40 was viewed approaching off the Scarborough line. 40199 with a single basher bellowing up front then opened up in style under the overall roof at York with 1M59 in tow. This dated SO 0933 Scarborough - Llandudno was booked right away Seamer - Leeds. Never did get 40199 for haulage!

 

The return working of sorts was 1E86 0900 Llandudno - York which back on 270877 got a duller 40105.  Thanks to the class 40 motherlist website ...

1M59 and 1E86 in the 1977 Summer season got the following 40's

 

1M59 0933 Scarborough - Llandudno

 

40006, 40033, 40047, 40050, 40056, 40059, 40068, 40071, 40080, 40188, 40197, 40199

 

1E86 0900 Llandudno - York

 

40023, 40025, 40038, 40040, 40073, 40105, 40107, 40114, 40178, 40180, 40183, 40198

a few biggies there..

 

1M59 survived until the Summer 82 timetable being partially replaced by 1M71 0900 York - Llandundo service. The Summer 82 produced the following biggies

 

1M71 0900 York - Llandudno

 

25153/25221, 40006, 40012, 40027, 40050, 40058, 40077, 40104, 40183, 40184, 40185, 47197

 

1E86 0900 Llandudno - York

 

40009, 40035, 40049, 40069, 40092, 40099, 40150, 40157, 40170, 40184, 40197, 40198.

 

The very last 1E86 on September 18th was hauled by 40049 to bring down the curtain on 1E86, 1M71 as most other N.Wales holiday trains were cut in the Summer 83 timetable. A great loss to us all.   

 

Phot spot

 

050981401450900llykr.jpg 40145 whistles into Chester with 1E86 0900 Llandudno - York,  050981

 

050981400690855ykllr.jpg 40069 her long slog from York nearly over waits time at Llandudno Jn with 1M71 0855 York - Llandudno on 050981

 

24078240177r.jpg 40177 at Llandudno prior to departure with 1E86 0900 to York on 240782

 

24078240006r.jpg 40006 at the Jn with 1M71 0900 York - Llandudno, 240782

 

21088240198webr.jpg 40198 is an enticing prospect at the head of 1E86 0900 to York at Llandudno on 210882

 

1E86/1M59/1M71 long gone but never forgotten

 

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