1970 – Footexes via Woodhead

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Although Passenger services between Penistone and Hadfield ceased in January 1970, the route was still used for Footexes heading to Wadsley Bridge. These trains were diesel hauled with several running in connection with some matches, particularly cup ties. Those that passed through Penistone in 1970 are shown below. The 14th March 1970 is of particular significance as not only were these the first Footexes to run since the passenger service was withdrawn, but also saw the once and only appearance of a Class 50 at Penistone.

14th March 1970 – Leeds United v Manchester United – F. A. Cup semi-final

HeadcodeTrainLocomotive
1Z09Manchester Piccadilly – Wadsley Bridge232
1Z10Manchester Piccadilly – Wadsley Bridge7595+7597
1Z11Manchester Piccadilly – Wadsley Bridge229
1Z12Manchester Piccadilly – Wadsley Bridge414
1Z13Manchester Piccadilly – Wadsley Bridge235
1Z14Manchester Piccadilly – Wadsley Bridge96

The information quoted is for the inward trains. Details of the return trains would be appreciated.

4th April 1970 – Sheffield Wednesday v Everton – league match

HeadcodeTrainLocomotive
1Z09Liverpool Lime Street – Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge – Liverpool Lime Street216

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