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Railtour 11th June 1983

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by railrover, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. railrover

    railrover Member

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    Sorry the information I have, other than the date, is rather vague but did anybody travel on or photograph this tour back in 1983?

    I believe the train traversed the Settle - Carlisle in at least one direction (possibly both), and was probably steam hauled from Hellifield, but the final destination is lost in the mists of time.

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  2. John Webb

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    Try http://www.sixbellsjunction.co.uk/ which lists the majority of rail tours over many decades - although there doesn't appear to be one that ran over the S & C on the 11th June '83. There was one that ran over several days (10th-12th June '83) see 'The Mid-Scot Adventurer'.

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  3. railrover

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    Thanks John, but The Mid-Scot Adventurer isn't the trip in question. Neither Six Bells (nor any other website I've found) seems to have details of the tour I'm after, which was just a one day event.

    Was anyone on the forum photographing/travelling on tours in 1983?

    Thanks again.
     
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    The "Sixbells" website mainly logs tours which were open to the public - it's possible that the train you are interested in was a private charter? I've a couple of books by Roger Sivitar of photos on the S&C - neither mention any train on the 11th June, alas!

    Also looked at several other books I have on the S&C - no mention in any of them.

    John
     
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  5. railrover

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    Thanks for looking John. All sorts of groups chartered trains in the 80s, but generally sold seats to the public so I don't believe it would have been "private" in that sense.
     
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    I lived close at the time but didn't photograph anything on the S&C between 28th May and the 29th June in 83, ( 18th June was the 'Cumberland Sausage' using 5690 and 4472 0n the coast). Of course that doesn't mean nothing ran over the S&C.
    As a suggestion - and assuming you haven't done this already; If you are close to a preserved line with a shop or stall selling old magazines have a look for one for that period, Steam Railway, Railway World or Railway Magazine used to carry lists of tours both steam and diesel.
     
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    King 6000 & black 5 45000 were both out that day in/around Bristol but not mentioned on Six Bells.

    Whilst an excellent site it is far from fallible.
     

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