MANCHESTER LOCOMOTIVE SOCIETY



A SHORT REVIEW OF THE SLS/MLS RAILTOURS


The Hull and Barnsley Rail Tour.


This Rail Tour ran on Sunday the 24th August 1952 and started from Manchester Central, departing at 9.55am and called at Chinley, Sheffield (Midland), Cudworth and then ran via the Hull & Barnsley Railway to Paragon Station, Hull.
The return journey was the same as the outward except for additional stops at Didsbury, Withington and Chorlton stations to set down.
A note in the programme stated that the train would not use Cannon Street station, the original terminus of the Hull & Barnsley Railway, due to the dangerous condition of the roof and platform.
The same pamphlet also confirmed that the locomotives to be used would be no 40726, the last Midland Railway Class 3P 4-4-0 from Manchester to Cudworth and thence a North Eastern Railway Wilson Worsdell "R" (D20) 4-4-0. The locomotive allocated on the day was no 62360.
Light refreshments were available on the trip and ladies were very welcome!
Five bogie coaches made up the stock of the train, consisting of: B.T.O., T.O., T.O., T.O., B.T.O. The maximum load would be 155 tons.




The tour train is seen at Manchester Central before departure. The locomotive is no 40726, the last ex M.R. Class 3P remaining in service. Its home depot was Trafford Park.




Chinley Station on the outward journey. Because of an early arrival here the tour passengers had ample time to observe the proceedings.





At Sheffield Midland. The train called here for ten minutes in both directions.




Another view of 40726 at Sheffield Midland on the outward leg.



The locomotives were changed at Cudworth and here the SLS/MLS tour headboard is being removed from the front of the ex-Midland engine.

The following list is compiled from the B.R Special Notice for railway staff which had the actual times hand written on it by a tour passenger.

                                                    BRITISH RAILWAYS
                                      (LONDON MIDLAND OPERATING AREA)

                                                    SPECIAL NOTICE

SUNDAY, 24th AUGUST 1952
SPECIAL EXCURSION - M964
Hauled by pre-grouping locomotives.
(Stephenson Locomotive Society - North Western Area)
(Manchester Locomotive Society)




SCHEDULED
ACTUAL

MANCHESTER (CENTRAL)
DEP
9.55
9.56

Chorlton Jct
pass
10.04


Cheadle Heath
pass
10.12


New Mills South Jct
pass
10.37
10.30

Chinley Stn North
pass
10.44
10.37

CHINLEY
ARR
10.46
10.40


DEP
10.48
10.48

Chinley North Jct
pass
10.52
10.52

Cowburn West
pass
10.57
10.55

Edale
pass
11.04
11.02

Hathersage
pass
11.20
11.17

Dore & Totley
pass
11.32
11.31

SHEFFIELD
ARR
11.40
11.39


DEP
11.50
11.50

Rotherham
pass
12.00
12.00

Wath Road Jct
pass
12/09
12/09

CUDWORTH
ARR
12/25
12/22


DEP
12/35
12/36

Cudworth South Jct
pass
12/37
12/38

Brierley
pass
12/46
12/48
)
Wrangbrook
pass
12/56

)
Carlton Towers
pass
1/16
1/14
)  Speed restriction
South Howden
pass
1/28
1/25
)  40mph
North Cave
pass
1/43
1/39
)
HULL (PARAGON)
ARR
2/05
2/04
)
RETURN                                    
DEP
5/20
5/20
)
North Cave
pass
5/42
5/43
)
South Howden
pass
5/57
5/55
)  Speed restriction
Carlton Towers
pass
6/09
6/07
)  40mph
Wrangbrook
pass
6/29
6/20
)
Brierley
pass
6/40
6/28
)
Cudworth South Jct
pass
6/48
6/37

CUDWORTH
ARR
6/50
6/46


DEP
7/00
6/59

Wath Road Jct
pass
7/17

Rotherham
pass
7/26
7/23

SHEFFIELD
ARR
7/35
7/35


DEP
7/45
7/45

Dore & Totley
pass
7/55
7/56

HATHERSAGE
ARR
8/10
8/10


DEP
8/17
8/16

Edale
pass
8/36
8/33

Cowburn West
pass
8/50
8/43

CHINLEY
ARR
8/53
8/45


DEP
8/55
8/51

New Mills South Jct
pass
9/02
8/59

Cheadle Heath
pass
9/24
9/12

DIDSBURY
DEP
9/30
9/16

WITHINGTON
DEP
9/35
9/19

CHORLTON cum HARDY
DEP
9/40
9/24

MANCHESTER (CENTRAL)
ARR
9/50
9/33





Johnson 1P 0-4-4T no 58040 was in an adjacent platform at Cudworth while the tour train engines were changed.




The safety valves have lifted on 62360 as departure time draws near for the second leg of the journey to Hull.




62360 heads the excursion on the return journey between Hull and Cudworth
 


62360 being serviced on shed at Hull in the company of B1 class no 61246





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