North Lincolnshire Rail Tours

During the 1950s and early 1960s a number of rail tours were organised to run from North Lincolnshire stations by local railway enthusiasts.

These would often start from Alford Town and pick up along the East Lincolnshire line to Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
The first "Lincolnshire Poacher" rail tour was to Matlock and is seen here in 19th May 1957.


(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
Poacher trip no 3 was another dmu trip, this time to Lakeside station on Lake Windermere. A steamer trip to Ambleside was also included.
The train is seen here at Leeds Central station in 1958.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
Poacher no 3 seen at Carnforth station.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
Seen now awaiting departure from Lakeside station.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
Not often that Alford was featured on the destination board at Lakeside?



(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
"Lincolnshire Poacher No 4 was to Wales, starting from Alford Town and going via Louth, Grimsby Town, Doncaster, Sheffield, Warrington,
Chester, Rhyll, Llandudno, Bangor, Caernarfon and Harlech. It is seen here at Sheffield Midland.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
The train was hauled by K3 61966 to Chester. It is seen here at Warrington Arpley station.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
Warrington Arpley.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
Now in the hands of a standard tank loco at an unidentified location - any ideas?


         

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(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
"Lincolnshire Poacher" No 5 was to Edinburgh on 12th June 1960.
The B1 has just brought the train up to Grimsby Town from Alford and was the replaced by 60022.


(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
60022 "Mallard" is now on the stock of the rail tour at Grimsby Town.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
The train is almost ready to depart. Due to engineering works the outward route was via Gainsborough, Doncaster, Leeds, Hellifield, Appleby & Hawick.
The return journey was on the ECML.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
A water stop at Hellifield.


(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
The train seen in Hawick station.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
Satisfied customers pose by "Mallard" at Edinburgh Waverley.

(photo © Keith Robson)
The tour featured an optional circular run from Edinburgh with ex C.R . no. 123

(photo © Keith Robson)
A nice shot of C.R. 123 footplate crew.


(photo © Keith Robson)
The train at North Queensferry.

(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
A colour view of the circulat tour at North Queensferry station.

(photo © Keith Robson)
A view of the train at Doncaster.



(photo - Dave Bell)
Immingham B1 61144 pictured at Lincoln Central on "Lincolnshire Poacher" No 6 to Southampton in 1961.


(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
Now seen at Nottingham Victoria where 61144 was replaced by classmate 61036.

(photo - Dave Bell)
61036 now on the train which continued to Southampton via Banbury, Oxford & Whitchurch.

(photo - Dave Bell)
Standard class 5 73110 "The Red Knight" about to depart from Southampton with the returning rail tour.

(Image - Dave Bell)
A ticket from the tour showing its comprehensive pickup points.



(photo - Bill Woolhouse Collection/LCLR)
"Lincolnshire Poacher No 7 at its destination of Whitby.


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