If there’s no grip, do another trip, 1982-85 - thanks to “JH”

 

There have been numerous occasions that having purchased a return ticket, there had been no grip, or it had been easily avoided without the need for kennels. This was especially the case for shorter journeys. Many of course were local but there were trips further afield, often in Anglia, that would see a half day return to Ely, and/or Audley End for example, used several times. Here are a few…….

 

The first was in early 1981 and was a Rolls Royce 127 bash with a Bedford-Flitwick return. Sadly all the details are lost as record keeping in those days was limited to a ‘T’ (travelled on), in the Platform 5 book.

 

06/08/82

37118 2C69 10.44 Cambridge-Liverpool Street / Cambridge-Audley End

37041 2P64 10.05 Liverpool Street-Cambridge / Audley End-Cambridge

47011 1P66 10.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47162 1C73 11.35 Kings Lynn-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

37099 2C75 12.44 Cambridge-Liverpool Street / Cambridge-Audley End

37038 1P70 12.05 Liverpool Street-Cambridge / Audley End-Cambridge

47150 1C77 13.44 Cambridge-Liverpool Street / Cambridge-Audley End

37016 1P76 14.05 Liverpool Street-Cambridge / Audley End-Cambridge

37050 1P78 14.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47156 1C87 16.00 Kings Lynn-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

37080 1P66 16.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

31114 1E79 15.08 New Street-Cambridge / Ely-Cambridge

And not a single grip mark on the two tickets that I still have. One of the best ways I’d ever spent some birthday cash!

 

03/09/82

45001 1P12 16.05 St.Pancras-Derby / Bedford-Wellingborough

45114 1C76 16.10 Derby-St.Pancras / Wellingborough-Bedford

45070 1D58 17.57 St.Pancras-Nottingham / Bedford-Wellingborough

45122 1C85 19.03 Derby-St.Pancras / Wellingborough-Bedford

 

08128247085r.jpg 47085 on one her many Ely visits, the silver roofed “Mammoth” is on the 1035 Liverpool St - Kings Lynn on 081282

 

 

29/01/83

47016 1P66 10.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47085 1C79 11.35 Kings Lynn-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

47158 1P72 12.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47016 1C?? 13.35 Kings Lynn-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

31268 1P78 14.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

DMU Ely-Cambridge (actually got gripped!)

 

04/08/83

47487 1P72 12.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47150 1C87 14.06 Kings Lynn-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

37075 1P78 14.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47431 1C93 15.36 Norwich-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

Times were clearly changing in Anglia, and the irony being that by this time, I needed the EH and not the steamers

 

05/11/83

47003 1P72 12.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

37115 1C87 14.06 Kings Lynn-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

47011 1P78 14.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47117 1C93 15.36 Norwich-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

 

10/12/83

37049 1C73 12.00 Cambridge-Liverpool Street / Cambridge-Audley End

37084 1P70 11.35 Liverpool Street-Cambridge / Audley End-Cambridge

37099 1C83 14.00 Cambridge-Liverpool Street / Cambridge-Audley End

47130 1P76 13.35 Liverpool Street-Cambridge / Audley End-Cambridge

 

25/02/84

37049 1P66 10.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47115 1C81 11.34 Norwich-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

47010 1P78 14.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47007 1C93 15.36 Norwich-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

I seemed to be running out of Anglian steamers to scratch!

 

24/03/84

47583 1P72 12.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47135 1C87 14.06 Kings Lynn-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

37115 1P78 14.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Cambridge-Ely

47116 1C93 15.36 Norwich-Liverpool Street / Ely-Cambridge

 

21/04/85 This regular local Sunday move at that time, never turned out anything more exciting than this, but value for money was had never the less.....……

47513 1D22 18.40 St.Pancras-Derby / Bedford-Wellingborough

HST Wellingborough-Bedford

45144 1P24 19.40 St.Pancras-Derby / Bedford-Wellingborough

HST Wellingborough-Bedford

 

01/07/85 A visit to mums sister in Scotland often involved a day like this, and a lot of time was spent avoiding a grip. Day return to Markinch please………

47346 2J15 10.15 Edinburgh-Dundee / Edinburgh-Markinch

27026 2J10 10.30 Dundee-Edinburgh / Markinch-Kirkcaldy

27040 2J05 11.15 Edinburgh-Dundee / Kirkcaldy-Markinch

47157 2J12 11.30 Dundee-Edinburgh / Markinch-Kirkcaldy

27041 2J11 12.15 Edinburgh-Dundee / Kirkcaldy-Markinch

47346 2J02 12.30 Dundee-Edinburgh / Markinch-Edinburgh

47428 1C70 15.10 Edinburgh-Carstairs / Edinburgh-Haymarket

27014 2J07 15.20 Edinburgh-Dundee / Haymarket-Kirkcaldy

27026 2J42 15.30 Dundee-Edinburgh / Kirkcaldy-Edinburgh

47274 2J29 17.15 Edinburgh-Dundee / Edinburgh-Haymarket

47341 1B21 16.56 Carstairs-Edinburgh / Haymarket-Edinburgh

27023 2J31 18.15 Edinburgh-Dundee / Edinburgh-Haymarket

DMU Haymarket-Edinburgh

 

I did similar on 03/07 too with a Kirkcaldy piece, and that involved 47117, 27017, 27018, 27023, 47376, 47715, and at the end of the day, 26002 on a vice DMU turn

 

14/09/85 My last blast in Anglia before becoming PRIV

47416 1C80 11.05 Cambridge-Liverpool Street / Cambridge-Audley End

47582 1H14 10.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Audley End-Cambridge

31248 2G73 12.08 Cambridge-Ipswich relief / Cambridge-Dullingham

51262+54419 (One of the last 105s in Anglia) 11.17 Ipswich-Cambridge / Dullingham-Cambridge

47581 1C83 13.05 Cambridge-Liverpool Street / Cambridge-Audley End

47573 1H18 12.35 Liverpool Street-Kings Lynn / Audley End-Cambridge

 

I don’t think I can ever say that I didn’t get value for my money!

 

Thanks to Jason Hall for the gripping memories!

 

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