The Cornishman

A loco-hauled railtour run by SLAR from Nottingham to Penzance featuring Class 44 and Class 52 'Western' haulage on Saturday 13th November 1976.

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44006 at Birmingham New Street 13/11/76 (s0814.jpg)

44006 (leading) and 45041 brought the tour from Derby into Birmingham New Street where the train reversed and D1013 'Western Ranger' took over.

Gloucester 13/11/76 (s0816.jpg)

The train reversed at Gloucester where D1013 is seen running round.

Penzance 13/11/76 (s0832.jpg)

After arrival at Penzance the stock was removed and D1013 ran out to Ponsandane for refuelling.

Penzance 13/11/76 (s0838.jpg)

Ready for departure from Penzance for the long run back to Birmingham.

Birmingham New Street 13/11/76 (s0839.jpg)

Late in the evening D1013 rests at Birmingham New Street alongside a Class 312 EMU. The 44/45 combination took over here for the very late return to Derby and Nottingham.


For more details on this tour and the route taken visit Six Bells Junction