One last East Mid, Summer 86

 

Thanks to Jason Hall

 

By August 1986 I was quite thoroughly a priv kid. For most of the year and up to 1992ish I was on a regular two week priv all line rover. In August 1986, along with a couple of chums who were not staff, I had one last East Mids Rover. I think it went rather well considering how much things had changed from just a couple of years before hand........ and all of the dud gen which seemed to have become the norm

23/08/86 Sat

45137 1E27 06.06 Bedford-Scarborough / Bedford-Leicester

At Leicester 31460 had gathered a small crowd of staff as it unceremoniously collapsed and refused to go any further. The potential of a peak into Anglia was not to be refused

45149 1E62 05.51 Birmingham-Norwich / Leicester- Peterborough

Sadly but predictably the 45 was removed at Peterborough

31198 1E62 05.51 Birmingham-Norwich / Peterborough-March

All ready we were off course!

47439 1S85 07.20 Harwich PQ-Glasgow C / March-Peterborough

DMU Peterborough-Stamford

47203 1E66 08.19 Birmingham-Yarmouth / Stamford-Peterborough (cheers for the dud gen whoever. The memory fades but this was reported as something like 47302)

31188 1L17 09.32 Yarmouth-Leeds / Peterborough-Doncaster via Spalding and Lincoln

47220 1E55 11.09 Cardiff-Newcastle / Doncaster-York

HST York-Doncaster

Was thinking of heading for home via Peterborough as I had a deadline , but this little beast was presented and a few more miles seemed to be in order

31202 1E46 14.45 Liverpool-Hull / Doncaster-Goole

DMU Goole-Sheffield

HST Sheffield-Leicester

HST Leicester-Bedford

 

24/08/86 Su

HST Bedford-Sheffield

31437 1E26 10.52 Liverpool-Hull / Sheffield-Mexborough

31455 1M20 12.16 Cleethorpes-Liverpool / Mexborough-Sheffield

31433 1E29 12.52 Liverpool-Hull / Sheffield-Conisbrough

31202 1M37 15.15 Hull-Liverpool / Conisbrough-Mexborough

Rumours on board that 437 had failed on the way to Hull so bailed 202 and went back to see

DMU Mexborough-Sheffield

31437 1M42 16.09 Hull-Liverpool / Doncaster-Sheffield

More dud gen then! On reflection, how could anyone have really known that?

45029 1M58 16.58 York-Birmingham / Sheffield-Derby

HST Derby-Leicester

HST Leicester-Bedford

 

 

25/08/86 Mo

HST Bedford-Sheffield

31167 1E55 10.45 Liverpool-Yarmouth / Sheffield-Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway

DMU Alfreton & MP-Sheffield

47249 Sheffield-Derby relief (no train details)

DMU Derby-Nottingham

31425 1M12 13.20 Harwich PQ-Blackpool / Nottingham-Sheffield

45139 Sheffield-Derby relief (no train details)

HST Derby-Sheffield

31464 1E64 18.45 Liverpool-Hull / Sheffield-Rotherham Masborough

31455 1M56 19.38 Hull-Liverpool / Rotherham Masborough-Sheffield

31457 1E53 19.45 Liverpool-Cleethorpes / Sheffield- Mexborough

31461 1M57 20.35 Hull-Manchester P / Mexborough-Hope

31449+31446 1E54 21.45 Liverpool-Sheffield / Hope-Sheffield

45116 1M10 23.55 Sheffield-St.Pancras / Sheffield-Luton (overdoss. Honest!)

 

26/08/86 Tu

EMU Luton-Bedford

DMU Bedford-Kettering

45112+45122 1C06 06.00 Nottingham-St.Pancras / Kettering-Wellingborough

HST Wellingborough-Leicester

31406 1M66 06.14 Cambridge-Birmingham / Leicester-Narborough

31439 1E66 08.19 Birmingham-Norwich / Narborough-Leicester

At last a sheet of gen produced

HST Leicester-Derby

47147 1E51 08.56 Bristol-York relief / Derby-Sheffield

47411 1xxx 11.20 Leeds-Plymouth relief / Sheffield-Derby

45040 1E92 11.00 Cardiff-Leeds relief / Derby-Sheffield

45111 1xxx 14.00 York-Bristol relief / Sheffield-Derby

With little else going on it was decided that we’d take a look at the Bedford-Bletchley’s which were going through a spate of farce.........again.

HST Derby-Bedford

DMU Bedford-Millbrook

Result!

31261 (+DMU) 18.27 Bletchley-Bedford / Millbrook-Bedford

31261 (+DMU) 19.55 Bedford-Bletchley / Bedford-Bletchley

104 DMU Bletchley-Bedford

 

27/08/86 We

HST Bedford-Leicester

HST Leicester-Chesterfield

31443 1E86 07.20 Blackpool-Harwich PQ / Chesterfield-Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway

47634 1S85 07.20 Harwich PQ-Glasgow / Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway-Sheffield

47652 1xxx 11.20 Leeds-Plymouth relief / Sheffield-Derby

47521 1xxx 11.40 Plymouth-Leeds relief / Derby-Sheffield

31117 1E47 15.45 Liverpool-Hull / Sheffield-Rotherham Masborough

31448 1M52 16.12 Cleethorpes-Liverpool / Rotherham Masborough-Sheffield

47463 1E68 16.52 Birmingham-Leeds / Sheffield-Doncaster

DMU Doncaster-Sheffield

31435 1E64 18.45 Liverpool-Hull / Sheffield-Rotherham Masborough

31159 1M56 19.38 Hull-Liverpool / Rotherham Masborough-Sheffield

31417 1E53 19.45 Liverpool-Cleethorpes / Sheffield- Mexborough

31117 1M57 20.35 Hull-Manchester P / Mexborough-Edale

31452 1E54 21.45 Liverpool-Sheffield / Edale-Sheffield

45146 1M10 23.55 Sheffield-St.Pancras / Sheffield-Leicester

 

 

28/08/86 Th

45138 1P03 00.05 St.Pancras-Derby / Leicester-Derby via Nottingham

HST Derby-Loughborough

31434+45138 1C06 06.00 Nottingham-St.Pancras / Loughborough-Leicester

45134 1P07 06.06 Bedford-Derby / Leicester-Derby

HST Derby-Sheffield

31207 1D17 09.02 Sheffield-Skegness / Sheffield-Retford

HST Retford-Doncaster

31117 1M44 10.10 Hull-Liverpool / Doncaster-Sheffield

Once again the gen was pretty dire so decided on an early finish

45125 1V18 12.03 York-Cardiff relief / Sheffield-Derby

HST Derby-Leicester

31419 1E76 14.20 Birmingham-Norwich / Leicester-Melton Mowbray

31406 1M68 13.30 Norwich-Birmingham / Melton Mowbray-Leicester

HST Leicester-Bedford

 

29/08/86 Fr

45138 1P07 06.06 Bedford-Derby / Bedford-Derby

HST Derby-Sheffield

31207 1D17 09.02 Sheffield-Skegness / Sheffield-Retford

DMU (105) Retford-Sheffield

The gen showed once again very little out of note, so it was decided a quick Crompton trip was in order, as that train was soon to be withdrawn

31453 1M30 11.22 Sheffield-Liverpool / Sheffield-Stockport

33033 1M70 07.50 Swansea-Manchester P / Stockport-Manchester P (a truly shabby example at the time!)

31433 1E43 12.45 Liverpool-Sheffield / Manchester P-Sheffield via Stockport

47403 1V76 13.18 York-Plymouth / Sheffield-Derby

45141 1E91 09.33 Penzance-Newcastle / Derby-Sheffield

31458 1E47 15.45 Liverpool-Hull / Sheffield-Rotherham Masborough

31448 1M52 16.12 Cleethorpes-Liverpool / Rotherham Masborough-Sheffield

45136 1E78 16.52 Birmingham-Leeds / Sheffield-Doncaster

DMU Doncaster-Sheffield

31304 1E57 17.45 Liverpool-Hull / Sheffield-Doncaster

31453 1M56 19.38 Hull-Liverpool / Doncaster-Sheffield

31404 1E53 19.45 Liverpool-Cleethorpes / Sheffield-Mexborough

31458 1M57 20.35 Hull-Manchester P / Mexborough-Sheffield

47491 1O30 22.35 Leeds-Portsmouth Hbr / Sheffield-Chesterfield

Was going to go through to Birmingham on this but at Chesterfield it became absolutely wedged with matlows and uncomfortably rancid. Bail!

 

30/08/86 Sa

45102 1M10 23.55 Sheffield-St.Pancras / Chesterfield-Leicester

45134 1P03 00.05 St.Pancras-Derby / Leicester-Derby via Nottingham

47520 1E58 00.05 Plymouth-York / Derby-Sheffield

31442 1E93 06.30 Sheffield-Yarmouth / Sheffield-Chesterfield

20169+20004 1E07 07.10 Sheffield-Skegness / Chesterfield-Skegness via Alfreton

20004+20169 1E02 10.43 Skegness-Sheffield / Skegness-Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway

31156+31207 1E55 10.45 Liverpool-Yarmouth / A&MP-Nottingham

20157+20082 1xxx 12.40 Skegness-Derby / Nottingham-Derby

47313 1E61 09.40 Poole-Bradford / Derby-Sheffield

HST Sheffield-Bedford

With limited gen I decided now to look at the Bletchley branch again but this time it didn’t pay off with both diagrams producing the booked DMUs for a change.

 

The astute will notice that actually that’s eight days. ….. Happy days!!

 

East Mids Phot spot..

23088645041r.jpg 45041 was also in East Mids country in Aug 86, “The Tank” is seen at Skegness after working the 0710 ex Sheffield on 230886, ta to “DJ” for this phot

 

 

30088647313r.jpg 47313 calls at Sheffield with 1E61 0940 Poole-Bradford, 300886, a “JH” phot

  

Thanks to Jason Hallfor the cracking memories.

 

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