Local drags, Sun September 22nd 1991

Local drags, Sunday September 22nd 1991

These local drags recently got mentioned in an email from Mike Lewis. He advised that returning South on 1M11 he was treated to 31403 on load 16 plus a dead 90025 Bletchley-Euston. That must have been loud and slow climbing to the local summit in Tring Cutting. Mike advises that the 31 left Bletchley at 0634 and arrived Euston 0816, unfortunately he was dossed so cannot confirm if the overnight was checked en route. Was anybody else aboard to confirm?

It appears this was an up drag only with the 7 (yes 7) Saturday night overnight services getting dragged along with the first 2 up Inter Citys. Any further gen/phots from this interesting morning would be very welcome and complete the picture further. 

Trains dragged Bletchley – Euston that morning

1A01 0030 Manchester/0045 Liverpool – Euston – 47976

1A73 2320(21/9) Carlisle – Euston – 47628

1M11 2230 (21/9) Glasgow – Euston – 31403 and 90025(d)

1M23 2310 (21/9) Edinburgh – Euston

1M12 1945 (21/9) Aberdeen – Euston

1M16 1905 (21/9) Inverness – Euston

1A04 0230 Holyhead – Euston

1A11 0700 Manchester – Euston  – 47598

1A05 0758 Wolves – Euston – 31408 and 31429

0617 M.Keynes – Euston and 0815 Euston – Bletchley – 51339/59492/51382

The phots

47598 approaches Linslade Tunnel dragging the 0700 Manchester – Euston on Sun Sep 22nd 1991

Pairs of eh 31s were never common on local drags, heres 31408 and 31429 approaching Linslade tunnel with the 0758 Wolves – Euston on Sun Sep 22nd 1991

Tyesley based DMUs were regulars on Sunday mornings, heres 117′ 51339/59492/51382 heading North on the 0815 Euston – Bletchley on Sun Sep 22nd 1991

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