At Carlilse the train reversed and the twin power cars of 1001 were leading. A different headboard was fitted to this end.
Image By Alanbus60
Dent Head, The summit of the Settle Carlilse, finally conqured by a Thumper.
These three images taken by Southern Reg shows the 10 car formation on a normal bleak day at the highest part of the national network
The passengers enjoying a welcome break at Penrith, this time with 1001 leading.
Image by Southern Reg
Seen at Leeds with a class 110 alongside, the tour preperes for the trip over The Long Drag
Image by Southern Reg
The Long Thin Drag
In 1986, the Hastings Units were being withdrawn and there were many railtours run which took the units well off the beaten track and far away from the Southern Region.
The trip ran on April 12th 1986 was no exception; it was The Long Thin Drag.
It was jointly run by Hertfordshire railtours and the Southern Electric Group over the Settle Carlisle Line which was then threatened with closure.
The Settle Carlisle Line or the Long Drag as its affectionately known is one of the most heavily graded lines in the country which is how it gained its nickname.
The Units used for the trip were 1032 & 1011 but due to the gradiants, it was felt that a bit more power may be reguired so the two power cars from 1001 were tagged on to the back.
Here is a brief summery of the trip, more info can be found here on the six bells jcn website
|1032 leading||Hastings - Tonbridge - Bromley South - London Victoria|
|1001 leading||London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Clapham Junction (Windsor Side)|
|1032 leading||Clapham Junction - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - (via WCML, Weedon) - Rugby - Nuneaton|
|1001 leading||Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Loughborough - Toton - Pye Bridge Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Dore Station Jn - Sheffield - Rotherham - Aldwarke Jn - Cudworth - Normanton - Altofts Jn - Leeds|
|1032 leading||Leeds - Skipton - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Carlisle|
|1001 leading||Carlisle - (via WCML, Weedon) - Nuneaton - (reverse of outward route) - Clapham Junction|
|1032 leading||Clapham Junction - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria|
|1001 leading||London Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Hastings|