"Ped bashing", Tues September 3rd 1985

Memories from the day

 A day off work allowed a rare mid week blast on an East Mids rover. At Leighton

station around 5am the legendary  1A23 0350 Euston - Bletchley "milk empties"

could be seen on approach. Very wide loco headlights meant bad news, yes it was a "can"

and a rancid 86'2 too. This wasn't a suprise as the diagram mid week saw the loco working a morning

"Cobbler" off Northampton. Anyway the "can" was flagged for the 310 unit behind on the 0524.

A 104/110 DMU down a misty branch for a tram to Leicester. I was hoping for a "Peak" on the

Leicester - Leeds, but alas today it was 47628. Then it was a good few hours on the new "ped" turns on

the Manchester - Cleethorpes. 8 "peds" were raked in, all eh but there was little festering at the likes of

Mexborough and Conisborough. A tram South from Sheffield saw the 1321 Norwich - Birmingham

raked in which at least had a former steamer in 31294 up front.

At Nuneaton 86230 was laughed at on the Blackpool - Euston, the following Stranraer - Euston

was always a good bet for a "roarer" as it was the engine off the 05blip  Euston - Stranraer vans.

 The big yellow front of 85026 got a cheer on approach and was duly joined.

A protracted stop at Rugby eventually saw 26 being failed. Rugby did us a favour in kicking out

81018 forward. A screaming "fish" down Weedon way was the last loco of an enjoyable day.

 

The Moves

073    0430 Euston-Birmingham                                      L.Buzzard - Bletchley

53506}

59206}  0555 Bletchley-Bedford                                    Bletchley -Bedford

53544}

43159}  0600 St.Pancras-Sheffield                                 Bedford - Leicester

43078}

47628    1E05 0740 Leicester-Leeds                               Leicester - Sheffield

31450    1E29 0841 Manchester-Cleethorpes               Sheffield - Mexborough

31443    1M32 0838 Cleethorpes-Manchester              Mexborough - Sheffield

31438    1E34 0941 Manchester-Hull                             Sheffield - Conisborough

31437    1M30 1010 Hull-Manchester                           Conisborough - Sheffield

31411    1E38 1141 Manchester-Hull                             Sheffield - Rotherham Masboro

31448    1M31 1208 Hull-Manchester                           Roherham Masboro - Sheffield

31432    1E42 1241 Manchester-Cleethorpes               Sheffield - Mexborough

31465    1M33 1245 Cleethorpes-Manchester              Mexborough - Sheffield

43154}  1500 Sheffield-St.Pancras                                 Sheffield - Leicester

43112}

31294    1M68 1321 Norwich-Birmingham                   Leicester - Nuneaton

85026    1M06 1100 Stranraer-Euston                           Nuneaton - Rugby (fail)

81018    1M06 1100 Stranraer-Euston                           Rugby - M.Keynes

092}       1925 M.Keynes-Euston                                     M.Keynes - L.Buzzard

057}

         

         

Other gen

86227  1A23 0350 Euston-Bletchley

45126  1C07 0605 Nottingham-St.Pancras         

47614  1E86 0720 Blackpool-Cambridge

47485  1V81 0917 Leeds-Penzance                                               

31461  1E36 1041 Manchester-Sheffield

47575  1V85 0923 Newcastle-Penzance

47570  1S85 0717 Harwich-Glasgow/Edin

31458  1O86 1400 Leeds-Brighton                                

45132  1O86 1324 Hull-Brighton

47524  1E63 0940 Poole-Newcastle                                               

31419  1E80 1610 Birmingham-Norwich

86230 1A62 1416 Blackpool-Euston

81011    U.Charter (pulls)

         

 A few phots from the day

 

03098556079twebr.jpg 56079 powers a lengthy eastbound MGR through Mexborough on 030985

 

03098547628r.jpg 47628 in celebration GW 150 livery had returned to Sheffield from Leeds in this afternoon centre road view on 030985

 

030985850261100stretnwebr.jpg Every picture tells a story, the dolly is off for 85026 to be removed after failing at Rugby with the 1100 Stranraer - Euston on 030985. Fortunately 81018 was the replacement loco.

 

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