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Jubilees at Hall Royd

Hall Royd Junction featured three sets of Jubilee workings; from Liverpool on the Trans-Pennine workings to York and Newcastle, from Bradford and Leeds and points east on Summer Saturday excursions and from Newton Heath.

Locomotives making up the three groups can be identified with some accuracy both from published references such as the Ian Allan Locoshed books, and from the study of photographs and video clips.

Liverpool Bank Hall

45517 from August 1958 
45698  'Mars' at Bank Hall from September 1948 
45717  'Dauntless' at Bank Hall from March 1948
45719  'Glorious'  at Bank Hall from March 1953

The STORMRail site has an excellent summary of the allocation and deployment of this pool of four locos. They 
worked the 10.30 am Liverpool Exchange - Newcastle Restaurant Car express as far as York. On their return they worked the 5:15pm from York to Manchester Victoria as far as Wakefield Kirkgate, where they eventually took over the 4:42 pm Newcastle - Liverpool Exchange express. In August 1958 unrebuilt Patriot number 45517 was transferred to Bank Hall from Willesden shed, and remained there until its withdrawal in June 1962. 45517 worked turn and turn about with the three Jubilees and according to STORMRail monopolised the Newcastle turn for most of 1959. Photographs show 'Mars' with a Fowler tender in the 50s, but it was subsequently paired with a Stanier type whilst still at Bank Hall.

Newton Heath

Paul Shackcloth in his 'Newton Heath Engines at Work 1948-1968' provides an excellent overview of the locos based at Newton Heath. The book records 43 Jubilees being based at Newton Heath in the BR period. Many of these were for very short periods: often a month or two.

In terms of specific Newton Heath workings, it was customary for a Jubilee to provide a Jubilee to work the 6.15 am (Saturdays only) Manchester Victoria - Bradford Exchange. The loco then returned later in the morning with the Mytholmroyd - Moston mineral working. 45710 'Irresistible' was photographed on this working by Richard Greenwood in August 1960 passing throguh Todmorden station towards Manchester. Richard also caught 45623 'Palestine' on the same working on 13 October 1962.

Locos associated with Newton Heath for relatively long periods during the BR period were 45635, 45642, 45652, 45661, 45671, 45700, 45701, 45706, 45710, 45712, 45719 and 45737. 

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee entering Todmorden Station with an excursion for the Lancashire coast. These trains were worked up from Manchester as empty stock, and then reversed round the Todmorden triangle before arriving at the Manchester-bound platform ready to heard for the coast.

BR (LMR) Stanier Jubilee having arrived at Southport Chapel Street with excursion 1Z20 from Todmorden.

BR (LMR) Stanier Jubilee having arrived at Southport Chapel Street with excursion 1Z20 from Todmorden.

LMS (BR) Stanier Jubilee 45654 'Hood' leaving Westhoughton with 1T44 return advertised excursion seen at 20.39 Southport – Manchester Victoria on Saturday 28 May 1966

Copyright JK Wallace c. 2016

LMS (BR) Stanier Jubilee 45654 'Hood' leaving Westhoughton with 1T44 return advertised excursion seen at 20.39 Southport – Manchester Victoria on Saturday 28 May 1966. The loco was withdrawn from Newton Heath shed on 25 June 1966, and Paul Shackcloth records that its last working was also an excursion to Southport: IT40 on 4 June 1966.

West Yorkshire

Jubilees from a number of sheds in West Yorkshire were drawn on to power the Summer Saturday excursions, which in turn, started from a wide number of locations. Popular sheds were Low Moor, Farnley Junction, Mirfield, etc.

LMS (BR) Stanier Jubilee 45581 'Bihar & Orissa' climbing out of Burnley towards Copy Pit with 1X32 return advertised execursion Blackpool North – Leeds City at 19.21 Whit Monday 30 May 1966.

Photographer Eric Bentley, Copyright JK Wallace

LMS (BR) Stanier Jubilee 45581 'Bihar & Orissa' climbing out of Burnley towards Copy Pit with 1X32 return advertised execursion Blackpool North – Leeds City at 19.21 Whit Monday 30 May 1966. 45581 was allocated to Farnley Junction in January 1957 and was withdrawn in August 1966.

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45562 'Alberta' on 19 March 1966.

Photographer Eric Bentley, Copyright JK Wallace

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45562 'Alberta' on 19 March 1966 approaching Copy Pit from Todmorden.

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45562 'Alberta' approaching Copy Pit banked by an 8F on 2 October 1965.

Photographer Eric Bentley, Copyright JK Wallace

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45562 'Alberta' approaching Copy Pit banked by an 8F on 2 October 1965.

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45562 'Alberta' approaching Copy Pit banked by an 8F on 2 October 1965.

Photographer Eric Bentley, Copyright JK Wallace

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45562 'Alberta' approaching Copy Pit banked by an 8F on 2 October 1965.

BR (LMS) Jubilee 45694 'Bellerophon' passing Cornholme between Todmorden and Copy Pit with 1X19 Castleford Central to Blackpool North on Easter Monday 11 April 1966.

Photographer Eric Bentley, Copyright JK Wallace

BR (LMS) Jubilee 45694 'Bellerophon' passing Cornholme between Todmorden and Copy Pit with 1X19 Castleford Central to Blackpool North on Easter Monday 11 April 1966.

BR (LMS) Jubilee 45694 'Bellerophon' passing Cornholme between Todmorden and Copy Pit with 1X19 Castleford Central to Blackpool North on Easter Monday 11 April 1966.

Photographer Eric Bentley, Copyright JK Wallace

BR (LMS) Jubilee 45647 with 1X04 Leeds City - Blackpool North at 10.20 on 30August 1965.

Photographer Eric Bentley, Copyright JK Wallace

BR (LMS) Jubilee 45647 with 1X04 Leeds City - Blackpool North at 10.20 on 30August 1965.

Jubilee 45694 ascending Copy Pit, having just exited Kitson Wood tunnel.

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45739 'Ulster' arriving at Todmorden

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45739 'Ulster' leaving Todmorden for Copy Pit. It was a Leeds (Holbeck) loco in January 1957, and was transferred to Wakefield in June 1965. It was withdrawn in January 1967.

Photographer P Eckersley, Copyright J K Wallace

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45565 'Victoria' starts away with 1M91 from Stansfield Hall Junction having stopped to take water. The loco moved to Leeds (Holbeck) in January 1957. In June 1962 it transferred to Low Moor, and then to Wakefield in February 1965. In December 1966 it moved back to Low Moor, and was withdrawn in January 1967.

 

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45565 starts away with 1M91 from Stansfield Hall Junction having stopped to take water.

Photographer P Eckersley, Copyright J K Wallace

BR (LMS) Stanier Jubilee 45565 'Victoria' starts away with 1M91 from Stansfield Hall Junction having stopped to take water.

BR (LMS) Jubilee 45729 at Portsmouth

BR (LMS) Jubilee 45729 'Furious' approaching Portsmouth from Copy Pit. At this time it was recorded as an Agecroft loco.