Fifteen Guinea Special

Fifteen Guinea Special

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Fifteen Guinea Special was the last main-line passenger train to be hauled by a steam locomotive on British Railways on 11 August 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban that started the following day. The railtour started at 09:10 from Liverpool Lime Street. It was hauled by LMS Class 5 45110 to Manchester Victoria, arriving 8 minutes late at 10:42. No. 45110 was replaced with Britannia Class 70013 Oliver Cromwell - the last steam locomotive to be overhauled by BR - and the train departed for Carlisle at 11:06. The train arrived at Carlisle, 33 minutes late, at 15:29. For the first part of the return leg, two LMS Stanier Class 5 locomotives, 44781 and 44871, double-headed the train back to Manchester Victoria. The train departed Carlisle at 15:44 - 14 minutes late - and arrived in Manchester at 19:00, 12 minutes late. Re-joining the train, 45110 then worked the remainder of the journey back to Liverpool Lime Street, arriving only 9 minutes late at 19:59.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135797271
  • 9786135797275