1S12/1E20 "The Silver Jubilee"


Photo: Paul Bettany.

In honour of HRH Queen Elizabeth II's 25 reign as British monarch the UK celebrated her silver jubilee in many ways during 1977. British Rail dedicated the 1S12 07:45 King's Cross - Edinburgh and 1E20 15:00 return services as "The Silver Jubilee" and included a buffet car decked with 1952-1977 memorabilia. Place settings, napkins, destination boards, etc all held "The Silver Jubilee" motif and the train loco also carried a special headboard. The inaugural service departed from King's Cross on the 8th June 1977 hauled by 55012 "CREPELLO" the return 1E20 15:00 working saw Haymarket based 55022 "ROYAL SCOTS GREY" in charge.


Image: Paul Bettany.

Above: a first day cover was also produced and given to passengers aboard the inaugural run - 4020 is seen out of a run of 5000. Below: a representation of the coach window destination label.



0509 - Image: Mike Cooper.

The 1S12 and 1E20 remained a 'titled' service until December 30th, however, as 1978 dawned the service often produced an HST set prior to a more comprehensive service in May of that year - the 1S12 actually becoming a booked HST diagram from the 20th March. Deltics did still deputize for the odd 'Zing' and it's interesting to note that the very last appearance was on the 1st May 1978, when 55012 fittingly turned out to handle the bank holiday service - a HST would not have been long enough to cope with demand!

The following tables show know Deltic workings, the gaps in information could well have been services handled by class 47's and others. Here's one theory from Paul Gildersleve why Deltics did not always produce:
"...Looking at the 'up' overnight trains to King's Cross; 1A40 from Newcastle was in the Cross around 02:00 if this had a Deltic then 1S12 could be in business. 1A41 rarely had a Deltic at this time but if it did then OK again. 1A45 was next - this had sleepers attached and therefore this train would spend more time in the station, also it wasn't a regular Deltic working at this time and I think unlikely that Gateshead would want to get rid of too many Deltics when they had a few trains (1A07, 1A11 etc) to send out in the morning. 1E35 was the train. If this was a Deltic then 1S12 should (exams permitting) produce a Deltic. 1E39, whilst not conveying sleepers used to arrive in either platform 1 or 2 I believe. By the time the loco was released it would be getting close to 07:00. It would then have to shunt into the tunnel, back into a platform, back into the tunnel, then into the neck and then onto the fueller. This would have to be done amongst the arrival of stock for the departures, the removal of other stock from overnights and all the loco movements that would also be necessary. Not to mention the first commuter arrivals. To sum up, you needed a Deltic to have arrived on or by 1E35 at the latest for 1S12 to produce. 1E20 was obviously different. This train would only work if Haymarket had something off exams or repairs or the loco off 1S12 as everything else would have been sent south by 15:00."

If anyone can supply information regarding those engines (other than class 55's) that worked this service, and their respective dates, I would be very grateful. Similarly if you can provide photographs of Deltics working "The Silver Jubilee" or information on whether headboards were carried (and again on which date) all would be much appreciated...



0612 - Photo: Paul Bettany.

June

Date Diagram Loco Headboard Notes
8 - 1S12 55012 Carried Specially prepared by Finsbury Park TMD. P.Ref
1E20 55022 Carried PIC P.Ref
9 - 1S12 55007 Carried First appearance. P.Ref
1E20 55007    
10 - 1S12 55007    
1E20 55007    
11 - 1S12 55021 -

Saturday departure was 07:55 and the dedicated "The Silver Jubilee"
stock was not used - the service was also untitled.

1E20 55021 -

No Saturday Service (additional).

Between 02/07 & 03/09 there was a 1E21 15:00 Edinburgh - Newcastle
only service. Therefore, the Sat 1E20 Edin - KX may have been an 
extension and run only when required.

s12 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
13 - 1S12 55021   First "The Silver Jubilee" appearance.
1E20 55008   First appearance.
14 - 1S12 55015   First appearance.
1E20 55015    
15 - 1S12 55009   First appearance.
1E20 55009    
16 - 1S12 55007    
1E20 55007    
17 - 1S12 55007    
1E20 55007    
18 - 1S12 55007 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s19 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
20 - 1S12 55019   First appearance.
1E20 55019    
21 - 1S12      
1E20      
22 - 1S12 55021 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55021    
23 - 1S12 55002   First appearance.
1E20 55002    
24 - 1S12 55010 Carried First appearance. PIC
1E20 55010    
25 - 1S12 55009 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s26 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
27 - 1S12 55014   First appearance.
1E20 55014    
28 - 1S12 55002    
1E20 55002    
29 - 1S12 55006 Carried First appearance. PIC
Released from Doncaster Works following Intermediate overhaul 28/06.
1E20 55006    
30 - 1S12 55018
47550
Carried First appearance.
To Newcastle (engine failure north of York. Assist to Newcastle by 40074,
47550 forward. 55018 to GD behind 40074 still retaining headboard).
Last service prior to 55018's Intermediate repair. 55018's only appearance.
1E20      

July

Date Diagram Loco Headboard Notes
1 - 1S12 55002    
1E20 55002    
2 - 1S12   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s3 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
4 - 1S12 55015    
1E20      
5 - 1S12      
1E20 47501   Photo here.
6 - 1S12 55017   First appearance.
1E20 55017    
7 - 1S12 55015 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55015    
8 - 1S12 55009    
1E20 55009    
9 - 1S12 55010 -  
1E20 55010 - No Saturday Service (additional).
s10 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
11 - 1S12 55014    
1E20 55014    
12 - 1S12 55010    
1E20 55010    
13 - 1S12 55006    
1E20 55006    
14 - 1S12 55019 Carried  
1E20 55019 Carried PIC
15 - 1S12 55008    
1E20 55022 Carried P.Ref
16 - 1S12 55009 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s17 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
18 - 1S12 55017    
1E20 55017    
19 - 1S12 55003   First appearance.
1E20 55004 Carried First appearance. P.Ref
20 - 1S12 55009    
1E20 55009 Carried Also conveyed up "The Aberdonian" passengers.
21 - 1S12 55021    
1E20 55021    
22 - 1S12 55017    
1E20 55017    
23 - 1S12 47430 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s24 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
25 - 1S12 55022    
1E20 55022    
26 - 1S12 55014    
1E20 55014    
27 - 1S12 55006    
1E20      
28 - 1S12 55001   First appearance.
1E20 55001    
29 - 1S12 55012 Carried  
1E20 55012 Not carried P.Ref
30 - 1S12 55013 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s31 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  

August

Date Diagram Loco Headboard Notes
1 - 1S12 55002    
1E20 55002    
2 - 1S12 55006    
1E20 55021   To Newcastle (engine failure).
3 - 1S12 55010   To Newcastle (engine failure).
1E20 55013   First "Silver Jubilee" appearance. P.Ref
4 - 1S12 55014 Carried  
1E20 55014 Carried PIC
5 - 1S12 55002    
1E20 55002    
6 - 1S12 55013 - P.Ref
No Saturday Service   -  
s7 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
8 - 1S12 55014 Carried  
1E20 55014 Carried  
9 - 1S12 55019    
1E20 47518    
10 - 1S12 55016   First appearance.
1E20 55016    
11 - 1S12 55002 Carried  
1E20 55002 Carried  
12 - 1S12 55002    
1E20 55002    
13 - 1S12   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s14 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
15 - 1S12 55013    
1E20 55013    
16 - 1S12 55001 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55001 Carried PIC
17 - 1S12 55015 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55015    
18 - 1S12 55019    
1E20 47418    
19 - 1S12 55002    
1E20 55002    
20 - 1S12 55016 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s21 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
22 - 1S12 55008    
1E20 55008    
23 - 1S12 55007    
1E20 55007    
24 - 1S12 55009    
1E20 55009    
25 - 1S12 55014    
1E20 55014    
26 - 1S12 55007    
1E20 55007    
27 - 1S12 55004 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s28 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
29 - 1S12 55013 Carried PIC
1E20 47541    
30 - 1S12 55013 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55013    
31 - 1S12 55015    
1E20 55015    

September

Date Diagram Loco Headboard Notes
1 - 1S12 55007 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55007    
2 - 1S12 55019 Carried  
1E20 55019    
3 - 1S12 55003 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s4 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
5 - 1S12 55012    
1E20 55012    
6 - 1S12 55013    
1E20      
7 - 1S12 55013    
1E20 55013 Carried PIC P.Ref
8 - 1S12 55017    
1E20      
9 - 1S12 55013    
1E20 55013    
10 - 1S12 55019 -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s11 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
12 - 1S12 55015 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55015 Carried PIC
13 - 1S12 55004    
1E20 55004    
14 - 1S12 55019 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55019    
15 - 1S12 55017    
1E20 55017    
16 - 1S12 55020 Carried  PIC First appearance.
1E20 55020 Carried  PIC
17 - 1S12   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s18 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
19 - 1S12 55013 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55013    
20 - 1S12      
1E20      
21 - 1S12 55017    
1E20 55017    
22 - 1S12 55019    
1E20 55019    
23 - 1S12 55007 Carried P.Ref
1E20 55007    
24 - 1S12 55014 - PIC
On this day "The Silver Jubilee" stock and headboard were used on the
1F55 07:45 King’s Cross - Edinburgh & 1F55 16:45 return "The Deltic
Pictorial"
railtour hauled by 55012.
No Saturday Service   -  
s25 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
26 - 1S12 55014    
1E20 55014    
27 - 1S12 55001    
1E20 55001    
28 - 1S12 55015    
1E20 47408    
29 - 1S12 55007    
1E20 55007    
30 - 1S12 55019    
1E20 55019    

October

Date Diagram Loco Headboard Notes
1 - 1S12 55004 - Final Saturday diagram.
No Saturday Service   -  
s2 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
3 - 1S12 55020   To York (engine failure).
1E20      
4 - 1S12      
1E20      
5 - 1S12      
1E20      
6 - 1S12 55001    
1E20 55001    
7 - 1S12      
1E20      
8 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s9 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
10 - 1S12      
1E20 47542    
11 - 1S12      
1E20      
12 - 1S12      
1E20      
13 - 1S12      
1E20 47461    
14 - 1S12   - Industrial action.
1E20   - Industrial action.
15 - No Saturday Service   - Industrial action.
No Saturday Service   - Industrial action.
s16 - No Sunday Service   - Industrial action.
No Sunday Service   - Industrial action.
17 - 1S12 47518 - Industrial action. 47518 failed at Grantham and 31268 worked forward!
1E20   - Industrial action.
18 - 1S12 47411 - Industrial action.
1E20   - Industrial action.
19 - 1S12 47542 - Industrial action.
1E20   - Industrial action.
20 - 1S12   - Industrial action.
1E20   - Industrial action.
21 - 1S12 47407 - Industrial action.
1E20   - Industrial action.
22 - No Saturday Service   - Industrial action.
No Saturday Service   - Industrial action.
s23 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
24 - 1S12      
1E20 55010    
25 - 1S12 55008   To Newcastle (engine failure).
1E20 55019    
26 - 1S12      
1E20      
27 - 1S12 55012    
1E20 55012    
28 - 1S12 55010    
1E20      
29 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s30 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
31 - 1S12 55022    
1E20 47417    

November

Date Diagram Loco Headboard Notes
1 - 1S12 55003    
1E20 55003    
2 - 1S12 55004    
1E20 55004    
3 - 1S12 55008    
1E20 55008    
4 - 1S12 55011   First appearance.
1E20 55011    
5 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s6 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
7 - 1S12 55001    
1E20 55001    
8 - 1S12 55006    
1E20      
9 - 1S12 55006    
1E20 55006    
10 - 1S12 55015    
1E20 55015    
11 - 1S12 47544    
1E20      
12 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s13 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
14 - 1S12 55007    
1E20 55007    
15 - 1S12 55003    
1E20 55003    
16 - 1S12 55014    
1E20 55014    
17 - 1S12 55014    
1E20      
18 - 1S12 55001    
1E20      
19 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s20 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
21 - 1S12 55009    
1E20 47471    
22 - 1S12 47403    
1E20      
23 - 1S12      
1E20      
24 - 1S12      
1E20      
25 - 1S12 55021    
1E20 55021    
26 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s27 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
28 - 1S12 55019    
1E20 55019   To Newcastle (engine failure at Grantshouse – assisted by 40086).
29 - 1S12 55004    
1E20      
30 - 1S12 55016    
1E20 55022    

December

Date Diagram Loco Headboard Notes
1 - 1S12 55019    
1E20 55019    
2 - 1S12      
1E20      
3 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s4 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
5 - 1S12 55014    
1E20 55014 Not Carried PIC
6 - 1S12      
1E20      
7 - 1S12 55011    
1E20 55011    
8 - 1S12 55011    
1E20 55011    
9 - 1S12 55016    
1E20 55016   To York (engine failure).
10 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s11 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
12 - 1S12 55003    
1E20 55003    
13 - 1S12 47528    
1E20      
14 - 1S12      
1E20      
15 - 1S12 55006    
1E20 55006    
16 - 1S12      
1E20 47422    
17 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s18 - No Sunday Service   -  
No Sunday Service   -  
19 - 1S12 55005   Only appearance and last Deltic to be rostered for diagram.
1E20 55005    
20 - 1S12 55007   To Newcastle (engine failure).
1E20 55016    
21 - 1S12 55003    
1E20 55003    
22 - 1S12      
1E20      
23 - 1S12 55019    
1E20 55019    
24 - No Saturday Service   -  
No Saturday Service   -  
s25 - Christmas Day   -  
Christmas Day   -  
26 - 1S12      
1E20      
27 - 1S12      
1E20      
28 - 1S12 55003    
1E20 55003    
29 - 1S12 55022    
1E20      
30 - 1S12      
1E20      

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