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Passenger Carrying Coaches
Fifteen Guinea Special

(11th August 1968)

 

 

The Fifteen Guinea Special passing Spring Vale on Sunday, 11th August 1968 At the time this was British Rail’s last main line steam train, the Fifteen Guinea Special running from Liverpool to Carlisle via Manchester returning via the Settle and Carlisle line. On the leg from Carlisle to Manchester the train was hauled by Stanier Black 5 locos 44871 and 44781.
© Alan Murray-Rust (Geograph)

The Fifteen Guinea Special passing Spring Vale on Sunday, 11th August 1968 At the time this was British Rail’s last main line steam train, the Fifteen Guinea Special running from Liverpool to Carlisle via Manchester On the leg from Carlisle to Manchester (via the Settle and Carlisle line) the train was hauled by Stanier Black 5 locos 44871 and 44781.

© Alan Murray-Rust (Geograph/CC-by-SA)

 

 

End of Steam’s
Fifteen Guinea Special

Coaching Stock

To commemorate the end of steam on British Rail the 11th August 1968 saw the ‘Fifteen Guinea Special’ excursion; the last main-line passenger train to be hauled by steam (running from Liverpool to Carlisle via Manchester) before the next day’s steam ban came into force.

Running as 1T57, its BR Mark 1 carriage formation demonstrated some interesting livery differences as follows.

 

Coach

Diag. No.

Number

Livery

UIC marking

Bogies

BSO

183

E9223

Maroon (black ends)

 

Mk1

TSO

89

M4995

Blue /Grey

 

Commonwealth

RK

702

M80037

Blue /Grey

Red ‘catering’ band

B5

TSO

89

M4933

Blue /Grey

 

Commonwealth

TSO

89

M4943

Maroon (ends unknown)

 

Commonwealth

TSO

93

E4497

Blue /Grey

 

Mk1

TSO

89

M4937

Blue /Grey

 

Commonwealth

RK

702

M80028

Blue /Grey

(No red ‘catering’ band)

B5

TSO

93

E4288

Blue /Grey

 

Mk1

BSO

183

E9253

Maroon (maroon ends)

 

Mk1

 

Motive power used was 45110, 70013, 44781 and 44871.

 



 

Prepared by railway historian Colin Watts with thanks to historical author Mike King and the works of David Gould. This page may be subject to updates and corrections as further information becomes available.

 

 

Recommended reading is as follows:

British Railways Mk1 Coaches
Keith Parkin
[ISBN 0 906899 49 4]

 

 

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