Rare Lines & Diesel Running Day

Rolling stock:

Traction used

ex-BR Class 03 locos D2117 and 03072 & Class 20 20214, WD70272-878 (7120/AD601) and ex-BR Class 110 DMU 52071/52077

Stock used

4760, 3881, 35330, reduced to 3881, 35330 for the Class 03 runs





Class 110 52071/52077

Haverthwaite Depot – Haverthwaite Station Area – Lakeside Station Area – Haverthwaite Depot



Haverthwaite – Lakeside - Haverthwaite

5m 78ch

WD70272-878 (7120/AD601)

Haverthwaite – Lakeside - Haverthwaite

5m 78ch


Haverthwaite – Lakeside - Haverthwaite

5m 78ch


Haverthwaite – Lakeside - Haverthwaite

5m 78ch

* The mileages are taken from "heritage Miles & Chains" by Stuart Clarke [Member 0002]

A huge thanks to the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway team for hosting our Branch Line Society/PLEG special and ensuring that the day went so well. Special thanks to Jo and Mike for all their support in planning and executing the event so professionally. A special meal deal was available from the café, and the food was excellent – a massive well done to Karen and her team. Cab rides were arranged over the crossovers at Lakeside throughout the day for those so inclined. A photo stop was also arranged at Newby Bridge Halt on the run with the Class 20.

The DMU run delivered some rare lines, with passengers boarding in the depot and completing the headshunt before reversing in the tunnel. At Lakeside the unit covered both platforms to the stop blocks and the headshunt. It returned in passenger service to Haverthwaite depot.

Unusually, the final run of the day with 03072 ran to the tunnel and then set back into the non-preferred platform to terminate.

Thanks to Kev Adlam from the Branch Line Society and PLEG Policy group from organising the event and thank you to Lee Nash, Andy Pullar and Tim Wallis for their fantastic work in helping as stewards.

The photos (below) of this event was taken by Ian Nightingale who retains all copyright. It is for personal use only.

Below is a stock list (provided by Steve Best of UKLocos) showing rolling stock items observed.

word Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Stock List