A 315 mile, almost eleven hour journey marked the end of standard gauge steam-hauled passenger service on British Railways. The timings sheet was headed with the statement – ‘Last steam hauled train on Britain Railways on standard track, Sunday 11th August 1968.’
A ‘Souvenir Platform Ticket’ was available – it tells us that: The last steam hauled train to operate on standard gauge track will run on Sunday, 11th August 1968. The train will run from Liverpool 09.10 via Manchester to Carlisle calling at Manchester Victoria at 10.36 and 18.48 and will be hauled from Liverpool to Manchester by a class 5 locomotive.
Front & back of a souvenir platform ticket is available from The John Debens Collection. Manchester Victoria souvenir platform ticket 2s 6d. Not valid on Train. Not Transferable.