The Queen of Phots...


3205 - Photo: John Whiteley Collection.

One of the large boilered GN Atlantics on a pre-war "Queen of Scots" Pullman service.
These locomotives saw use on the southern leg of the service between King's Cross and Leeds Central from the inaugural services on 1st May 1928 until the second world war called a halt on such trains on the 3rd September 1939.
In 1932 the train was given a very demanding schedule between Leeds and King's Cross of 193 minutes for the 185.7 miles non-stop run. The C1 Atlantics and crews taking great pride in recovering time and arriving on time or early, at times sustaining over 70mph with 290 tons. Often they were late leaving Leeds because of delays from Edinburgh. On the 5th July 1948 the service was re-instated and the remaining Ivatt Atlantics continued their service until the 26th November 1950, when BR 62822 made a last run for the Atlantics on the ECML, some railwaymen along the way removing their caps in respect.


3209 - Photo: Nigel Petre Collection.

One of the most celebrated types of locomotives are of course the Gresley A3 Pacifics, made ever famous by No 60103 of their ranks. They were regular performers on the services and this view sees Haymarket's 60097 "HUMORIST" (named after the winner of the 1921 Derby) departing Edinburgh Waverley, via Princes Street Gardens, in a mid to late 1950's view of the down "Queen of Scots" on its final leg from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street.
No. 60103 "THE FLYING SCOTSMAN" is listed on the 1961-1964 page as having worked the service on the 21st June 1962 from King's Cross to Leeds were it handed it over to the capable hands of D9019.
 


3207 - Photo: Nigel Petre Collection.

Another of the LNER Pacific classes Peppercorn A1 60130 "KESTREL" is seen in the London suburbs with "The Queen of Scots Pullman" more than likely with the down service and circa 1950's, prior to the introduction of the new Mk I Pullman stock.
60130 was allocated to Copley Hill in September 1957 until 1964, which could date this photo to the late 1950's.
 


0919 - Photo: Paul Bettany collection.

A stunning view of D9010 as it waits at Glasgow Queen Street with the 1E14 11:00 Glasgow - King's Cross "The Queen of Scots Pullman" On Saturday 26th May 1962.
The loco would work to Edinburgh Waverley and was an unusual form of motive power on the service on this section, indeed to date (07/2020) no other Deltic has yet been recorded as hauling the service between Glasgow and Edinburgh or vice versa.
This date was prior to the Deltic locomotives becoming booked with the service between Edinburgh and King's Cross, via Leeds, from 18th June 1962.


3032 - Photo:  Alan Curtis.

D9018 "BALLYMOSS" approaches Grantham on the Saturday 16th June 1962 with the 1E14 11:00 Glasgow Queen St. - King's Cross "The Queen of Scots Pullman" service which it had worked forward from Leeds.
This was just two days prior to the new timetable of 1962 which saw the new Deltic regime begin and the "Queen of Scots" becoming booked Deltic in both directions.
From the beginning of April 1962 a number of Deltics had worked the service between King's Cross and Leeds and return, from the new timetable the class would also see regular action on the northern legs between Leeds and Edinburgh.

3208 - Photo: Nigel Petre Collection

1962 and now well into diesel supremacy steam was not to be out done and made numerous appearances up until the last months of the service.
Here Copley Hill's A1 60118 "ARCHIBALD STURROCK" pauses at Darlington with the up service and is thought to be taken on the 25th August 1962 when the loco powered the train from Newcastle to Leeds passing it on to Haymarket's D9016.

3206 - Photo: Nigel walls.

During 'that' winter D9000 "ROYAL SCOTS GREY" gets to grips with the slippery task of hauling the 1S57 12:00 King's Cross - Glasgow Queen Street "The Queen of Scots Pullman", on the first leg of its journey, from London King's Cross to Leeds Central.
The ensemble is seen passing Essendine on a wintery 12th January 1963.
 


2933 - Photo: David Christie.

With its rake of Mk I Pullman cars in tow, which came into service in 1960 as the transition from steam to diesel was taking shape, D9018 "BALLYMOSS" powers north with the 1S57 12:00 King's Cross - Glasgow Queen Street "The Queen of Scots Pullman" service, at Welwyn on the 27th April 1963.

3204 - Photo: John Whiteley.

As yet un-named D9016 sweeps round the curve at Copley Hill, on the approach to Leeds Central, with the 1S57 12:00 King's Cross - Glasgow Queen Street, "The Queen of Scots Pullman" service on the 25th May 1963.
The loco would normally run to diagram and re-engine the up service from Glasgow at Leeds, meanwhile the loco from the preceding King's Cross to Leeds service (the 1N10 10:20 King's Cross - Bradford) would drop onto 1S57 and take it north.
On this occasion D9021, another of Haymarket's allocation, was on hand at Leeds to relieve Deltic 16 of its charge, and is seen below.
D9016 would be named at Aberdeen on the 28th July 1964, by which time "The Queen of Scots Pullman" had been confined to history.
 

3203 - Photo: John Whiteley.

Having, more than likely, powered the 1N10 10:20 King's Cross - Bradford service as far as Leeds D9021 continues its diagram by taking the 1S57 12:00 King's Cross - Glasgow Queen St., "The Queen of Scots Pullman" service forward from Leeds, as it passes Wortley on the 25th May 1963. D9016 had arrived in Leeds via the service from London King's Cross and would be awaiting the arrival of the up service from Glasgow (on this occasion hauled by Finsbury Park's D9009) to take it south to the capital.
 

3202 - Photo: John Whiteley.

Haymarket's D9010 makes its way through Wortley, on the outskirts of Leeds, as it gets the 1S57 12:00 King's Cross - Glasgow Queen. Street, "The Queen of Scots Pullman" service moving towards its final destination on the 28th May 1963.
The loco is seen with the incorrect TRN 1E73 wound up as opposed to 1S57
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3162 - Photo:  Nigel Petre Collection.

D9001 "ST. PADDY" enters Newcastle on the 29th May 1963 with the up 1E14 11:00 Glasgow Queen Street - King's Cross "The Queen of Scots Pullman" service.


1613 - Photo: Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society Image Archive.

On Saturday 15th June 1963 D9013 "THE BLACK WATCH" passes Retford with the 1E14 11:00 Glasgow Queen Street - King's Cross "The Queen of Scots Pullman" which it would have relieved D9007 from at Leeds Central.
The service was booked non-stop between Leeds and King's Cross.


0649 - Photo: Paul Bettany Collection.

Powering the 1E14 11:00 Glasgow Queen St. - King's Cross "The Queen of Scots Pullman" service through Hemsworth, near Wakefield, during July 1963 is D9009 "ALYCIDON". The locomotive would work as far as Leeds Central and await the up service from Glasgow, taking it forward to London.

3201 - Photo: John Whiteley.

D9013 "THE BLACK WATCH" departs Leeds Central, on the 18th April 1964, with the 1E14 11:00 Glasgow Queen Street - King's Cross, "The Queen of Scots Pullman" service.
Leeds Central closed in 1967, however, the "Queen of Scots" only lasted until June 1964 when it reverted to the "White Rose Pullman" between King's Cross and Harrogate only.
 



3146 - Photo:  Nigel Petre Collection.

D9007 "PINZA" hauls the prestigious 1E14 11:00 Glasgow Queen St. - King's Cross "The Queen of Scots Pullman" through Eryholme on its way to Leeds on the 9th May 1964.
With the final trains taking place on the 13th June 1964 this was just over one month from the end of the service.

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