Excursion Reports.

   This page lists the excursions for which a list of locations visited and locomotives seen at those locations has been transcribed.  If any members have such records and are willing to transcribe those could they please contact the Archivist so as not to duplicate efforts.

 

   Corrections to these lists are very much welcomed, particularly in respect of greater precision with regard to shunter stabling points or where various locations have been grouped together.  Some examples of this are:-

Ardrossan - the depot, town station and harbour, combinations of which were all used for locomotive stabling at various times, are often recorded just as Ardrossan.

Bristol - observations of what was on Bath Road are often combined with locomotives in Temple Meads station.  The  Bath Road sightings being made from the platforms as depot visits didn't always take place (permits hard to come by).   In addition Marsh Junction and St. Philip's Marsh depots might also have been visited.

Carnforth - locomotives were usually stabled on the stub of the up / down Furness goods lines between the River Keer overbridge and Furness & Midland Junction signal box (west side of the existing lines).  These sidings being sometimes referred to as Bottom End Sidings, although those were actually on the opposite, east side, of the running lines at this location.  Stabling also took place in the down sidings adjacent to the WCML south of the station.  Both locations are often recorded just as Carnforth. 

Grimsby - main line locomotives stabled in West Marsh Yard in the late 1960's/early 1970's.  Shunting locomotives also stabled in West Marsh Yard as well as Royal Dock.  These two locations are often recorded together as Grimsby Docks. A single Shunting locomotive stabled in Town Station, this often being recorded together with the other locations just as Grimsby.  

Kings Cross / St.Pancras - this was a regular breakfast stop on London excursions. Kings Cross station, stabling point and Goods Yard (York Way) are often just recorded under Kings Cross.  Similarly St. Pancras station and Cambridge Street stabling point are often just recorded under St.Pancras.  

Newport, Cardiff and Swansea - the various dock, yard and station stabling points are often just recorded under 'stabling points'.

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Listings for excursions 79.11 onwards appeared in magazines 34 - 42