Wadsley Bridge Footexs

Wadsley Bridge Footexs



  
   Class 40 no.40027 heads 1Z81 11:17 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge football special past Hazelhead along the Woodhead route towards Penistone on 12 April 1980.   Paul Braybrook

The Sheffield suburban station at Wadsley Bridge on the GCR route from Sheffield Victoria to Penistone, Woodhead and Mancheater closed to regular passenger services on 15th June 1959. It did though continue to see use, mainly for footex's conveying away fans to the nearby Hillsborough football ground, home of Sheffield Wednesday.

The last use for a footex is understood to have been on the 8th January 1994 when a train conveying Nottingham Forest supporters was run.

Timetabled passenger services continued to run through Wadsley Bridge station until 14th May 1983 and it is understood some of these made special stops for the benefit of home supporters on match days.

Below are listed the dates and fixtures for which footex's ran to to/from Wadsley Bridge along with details of the trains. The list is in reverse chronological order and initially goes back to January 1970, This being the date regular passenger trains over the Woodhead route ceased. This is very much work in progress and any further details of trains would be very much welcomed.

Hillsborough was often used as a neutral ground for cup ties. Such matches would often result in several trains. However, only trains conveying suporters of one of the teams would operate to Wadsley Bridge, trains for supporters of the other team going to Sheffield (Midland) station with onward bus transfer to the ground. Details of these trains , if known, are also included.

If you can add any further details or have photographs that can be used please contact Peter Hall

8th January 1994 - Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest - league match

Train Locomotive
Nottingham - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Nottingham 156422+156467

17th March 1993 - Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County - F. A. Cup sixth round

Train Locomotive
1Z69 17:24 Derby - Wadsley Bridge / 1Z69 21:50 Wadsley Bridge - Derby 47824

This is believed to have been the last locomotive hauled footex to serve Wadsley Bridge

5th April 1992 - Norwich City v Sunderland - F. A. Cup semi-final

This was the first F. A. Cup semi-final to be held at Hillsborough since 1989. It was also the last for which trains ran to Wadsley Bridge.

Train Locomotive
Norwich - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Norwich 47513
Norwich - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Norwich 47808
Norwich - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Norwich 47809
Norwich - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Norwich 47971

One train ran for Sunderland suporters

Train Locomotive
Sunderland - Sheffield (Midland) / 1Z14 18:40 Sheffield (Midland) - Sunderland* 47500

* - Via Doncaster, Darlington (r/r) and Stockton-on-Tees

24th April 1991 - Sheffield Wednesday v Leicester City - league match

Train Locomotive
1Z32 16:50 Leicester - Wadsley Bridge / 1Z32 21:50 Wadsley Bridge - Leicester 47520

28th November 1990 - Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County - league match

Train Locomotive
Burton-upon-Trent - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Burton-upon-Trent 47974

29th September 1990 - Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United league match

Train Locomotive
St. Pancras - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - St.Pancras 47972

3rd February 1990 - Sheffield Wednesday v Millwall - league match

Train Locomotive
St. Pancras - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - St.Pancras ?

47413 has been quoted as failing at Bedford on this train but not clear whether on the outward or return. 31166 is reported as working forward. Does anyone have further details?

15th April 1989 - Liverpool v Nottingham Forest - F. A. Cup semi-final

This match was abandoned shortly after kick-off.

Train Locomotive
Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / 17:15* Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 47434

* - This departure time is shown in the BTP reportand are presumed to be not as originally planned. Further details would be welcomed.

In addition the following outward trains are recorded as having run for Nottingham Forest supporters:-

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z32 11:28 Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) 97545
1Z33 11:37 Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) 47586
1Z34 12:05 Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) 47447
1Z35 12:25 Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) 47459
Further details would be welcomed.

The following return trains are recorded as having run for Nottingham Forest supporters:-

Headcode Train (planned) Train (actual) Locomotive
1Z32 17:50 Sheffield (Midland) - Nottingham 17:25* Sheffield (Midland) - Nottingham 47xxx
1Z33 18:00 Sheffield (Midland) - Nottingham 18:05* Sheffield (Midland) - Nottingham 47447
1Z34 18:08 Sheffield (Midland) - Nottingham 18:34* Sheffield (Midland) - Nottingham 97545
1Z35 18:18 Sheffield (Midland) - Nottingham 19:04* Sheffield (Midland) - Nottingham 47xxx
* - These departure times are as shown in the BTP report. Further details would be welcomed.

31st December 1988 - Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest - league match

Train Locomotive
12:37 Nottingham - Wadsley Bridge / 17:05 Wadsley Bridge - Nottingham ?

30th April 1988 - Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal - league match

Train Locomotive
1Z25 St. Pancras - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - St.Pancras 45115

9th April 1988 - Liverpool v Nottingham Forest - F. A. Cup semi-final

Little information about this day so far. However it has been quoted five trains ran from Nottingham with 37214, 45106, 45110 and 2 x 47/4. This being confirmed by the FA report which indicates three trains ran to Wadsley Bridge from Liverpool.

Train Locomotive
Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street
Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street
Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street
Train Locomotive
Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) / Sheffield Midland - Nottingham 37214
Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) / Sheffield Midland - Nottingham 45106
Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) / Sheffield Midland - Nottingham 45110
Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) / Sheffield Midland - Nottingham 47xxx
Nottingham - Sheffield (Midland) / Sheffield Midland - Nottingham 47xxx

2nd April 1988 - Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United - league match

Train Locomotive
1Z25 St. Pancras - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - St.Pancras 45106

12th April 1987 - Coventry v Leeds United - F. A. Cup semi-final

This was the first F. A. Cup semi-final to be held at Hillsborough since 1981.

Headcode Train Locomotive
1G30 Leeds - Wadsley Bridge 47454
1G31 Leeds - Wadsley Bridge 47411
1G32 Leeds - Wadsley Bridge 45112
1G33 Leeds - Wadsley Bridge 47475
1G35 Leeds - Wadsley Bridge 45144
1G36 Leeds - Wadsley Bridge ?????
The information quoted is for the inward trains. Information regarding return trains would be welcomed. No information has been unearthed regarding trains for Coventry supporters.

30th August 1986 - Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea - league match

Train Locomotive
London ? - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - London ? 45141

5th March 1986 - Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County - league match

Train Locomotive
Burton-upon-Trent - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Burton-upon-Trent 45149
Derby - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Derby 45116

7th December 1985 - Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest - league match

Train Locomotive
12:08 Nottingham - Wadsley Bridge / 18:57 Wadsley Bridge - Nottingham ?

4th May 1985 - Sheffield Wednesday v Everton - league match

Train Locomotive
Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 45121
Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 47604
routed via Diggle

1st February 1985 - Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool - league match

Train Locomotive
Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 47429

routed via Diggle

4th May 1984 - Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City - league match

Train Locomotive
Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly 47378

routed via Diggle?

5th November 1983 - Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley - league match

Train Locomotive
Barnsley - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Barnsley Street 3x4-car Class 101 DMU

14th May 1983 - Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace - league match

Train Locomotive Train Locomotive
London ? - Wadsley Bridge 45124 Wadsley Bridge - London ? 47364

45124 failed on arrival, replaced by 47364 for return

15th May 1982 - Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City - league match

Train Locomotive
Norwich - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Norwich 37110

11th April 1981 - Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers - F. A. Cup semi-final

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z11 Wadsley Bridge - Wolverhampton 45053
1Z13 Wadsley Bridge - Wolverhampton 45026
1Z38 Wadsley Bridge - Wolverhampton 47107
1Z40 Wadsley Bridge - Wolverhampton 47189
1Z42 Wadsley Bridge - Wolverhampton 47195
1Z44 Wadsley Bridge - Wolverhampton 45060
1Z68 Wadsley Bridge - Wolverhampton 45128
The information quoted is for the return trains. Information regarding inward trains would be welcomed.

Trains for Tottenham Hotspur Supporters were:-

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z09 xx:xx London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) / xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - London St.Pancras 45104 / 45104
1Z10 xx:xx London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) / 18:15 Sheffield (Midland) - London St.Pancras 45117 / 45117
1Z24 xx:xx London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) / 19:39 Sheffield (Midland) - London St.Pancras 45144 / 45144
1Z36 xx:xx London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) / 20:27 Sheffield (Midland) - London St.Pancras 45077 / 45077
1Z84 xx:xx London Kings Cross - Sheffield (Midland) / xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - London Kings Cross 47528 / 47528
1Z85 09:03 London Kings Cross - Sheffield (Midland) / xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - London Kings Cross 47413 / 47413
1Z86 09:43 London Kings Cross - Sheffield (Midland) / xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - London Kings Cross 47524 / 47042

12th April 1980 - Arsenal v Liverpool - F. A. Cup semi-final



  
   Class 40 no 40108 heads 1Z80 10:47 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge football special approaching Penistoneon 12 April 1980.   Paul Braybrook
  
   Class 47 no 47146 heads 1Z78 11:41 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge football special approaching Penistone on 12 April 1980.   Paul Braybrook

This was the first F. A. Cup semi-final to be held at Hillsborough since 1977.

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z82 10:32 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 40107
1Z80 10:47 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 40108
1Z79 10:58 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 40044
1Z81 11:17 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 40027
1Z78 11:41 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 47146
1Z77 11:55 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 40058
1Z76 12:12 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 47182

Routed via Woodhead.

The information quoted is for the inward trains. Information regarding return trains would be welcomed.

Trains for Arsenal supporters ran to Sheffield (Midland) / Rotherham (Masborough) as follows:-

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z94 08:08 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 45101
1Z19 08:30 London Kings Cross - Sheffield (Midland) 47417
1Z95 08:42 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 47202
1Z20 08:40 London Kings Cross - Sheffield (Midland) 40148
1Z96 08:48 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 45107
1Z21 08:58 London Kings Cross - Sheffield (Midland) 47212
1Z97 09:25 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 45150
1Z98 09:38 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 45049
1Z26 09:47 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 45109
1Z27 09:57 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) ?????
1Z68 10:05 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 45064
1Z40 10:40 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 45050
1Z41 11:09 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 47063
1G55 London Kings Cross - Rotherham (Masborough) 31403
The information quoted is for the inward trains. Information regarding return trains would be welcomed.

29th November 1977 - Sheffield Wednesday v Everton - League Cup fourth round

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z43 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 47195
1Z44 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 47448
1Z45 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 47453

Routed via Woodhead.

The information quoted is for inward trains, information about return trains would be welcomed.

23rd April 1977 - Leeds v Manchester United - F. A. Cup semi-final

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Zxx Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge 40018
1Z45 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly 40020
1Zxx Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge 47475
1Z47 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly 40117
1Z41 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly 40051
1Z43 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly 40025

Routed via Woodhead.

The information quoted is for the inward trains. Information regarding return trains would be welcomed.

In addition a train ran from St.Pancras presumably conveying Manchester United fans from the London area.

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Zxx St.Pancras - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge -St.Pancras 460xx

The information quoted is for the return trains Information regarding the outward train would be welcomed.

No information has been unearthed regarding trains for Leeds supporters.

16th March 1977 - Aston Villa v Everton - League Cup Final re-play

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z22 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40055
1Z23 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40019
1Z34 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40105
1Z35 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40093
1Z43 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40106
1Z44 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40042
1Z45 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 47345
1Z46 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40116
1Z47 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40031
1Z48 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge 40028
The information quoted is for the inward trains. Information regarding return trains would be welcomed.

Return trains for Aston Villa supporters were:-

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z69 xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - Birmingham New Street 45047
1Z71 xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - Birmingham New Street 45054
1Z72 xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - Birmingham New Street 47120
1Z73 xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - Birmingham New Street 47098
1Z74 xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - Birmingham New Street 47049
1Z94 xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - Birmingham New Street 47540
1Z95 xx:xx Sheffield (Midland) - Birmingham New Street 47538
The information quoted is for the return trains. Information regarding inward trains would be welcomed.

3rd April 1976 - Derby County v Manchester United - F. A. Cup semi-final

It is understood trains for Derby County supporters ran to Wadsley Bridge and those for Manchester United suporters to Sheffield (Midland).

5th April 1975 - Birmingham City v Fulham - F. A. Cup semi-final

No information about footexs for this match has yet been located.

7th December 1974 - Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United - league match

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z43 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly 25292+25132
1Z44 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly 25051+25119
1Z45 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Manchester Piccadilly 40012

Routed via Woodhead.

30th March 1974 - Burnley v Newcastle United - F. A. Cup semi-final

No information about footexs for this match has yet been located.

7th April 1973 - Arsenal v Sunderland - F. A. Cup semi-final

Headcode Train Locomotive
1G31 08:10 Sunderland - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 50138+59071+50214+50243+59052+59088+50234+50165+59062+51509
1G32 08:49 Sunderland - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 50641+59389+50634+50147+59050+59043+51511+50639+59380+50599
1G33 09:10 Sunderland - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 1969
1G34 09;45 Sunderland - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 50604+59390+50646+50146+59530+50156+50644+59248+59384+50637
1G35 10:10 Newcastle- upon-Tyne - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 50639+59383+59249+50630+50267+59054+50177+50247+59385+50634
1G36 10:10 Sunderland - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 32
1G37 10:??Sunderland - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 1633
1G38 10:10 Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 182
1G39? ??:?? Sunderland? - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Sunderland 50182+59083+59064+50179+50192+59079+59063+50162

The information quoted is for the inward trains. Information regarding return trains would be welcomed.

Trains for Arsenal supporters ran to Sheffield (Midland) as follows:-

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z80 08:05 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 181
1Z81 08:25 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 84
1Z82 08:50 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 1698
1Z79 09:00 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 113
1Z83 09:15 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 1726
1Z84 09:30 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 1616
1Z09 08:53 Finsbury Park - Sheffield (Midland) 1536
1Z85 09:55 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 82
1Z86 10:10 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 54
1Z87 10:25 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 37
1Z10 10:10 London Kings Cross - Sheffield (Midland) 1778
1Z88 10:45 London St.Pancras - Sheffield (Midland) 58

The information quoted is for the inward trains. Information regarding return trains would be welcomed.

24th February 1973 - Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea - F. A. Cup fifth round

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z45 London St.Pancras - Wadsley Bridge 38
1Z47 London St.Pancras - Wadsley Bridge 127
1Z48 London St.Pancras - Wadsley Bridge 172
1Z49 London St.Pancras - Wadsley Bridge 125

The information quoted is for the inward trains. Information regarding return trains would be welcomed.

3rd February 1973 - Sheffield Wednesday v Crytstal Palace - F. A. Cup fourth round

Train Locomotive
1Z60 St. Pancras - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - St.Pancras 1960

15th April 1972 - Birmingham City v Leeds United - F. A. Cup semi-final

The notes for this day are a bit confusing but it does appear trains for Birmingham City supporters ran to Wadsley Bridge and trains for Leeds United supporters to Sheffield (Midland.)

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z95 Birmingham New Street - Wadsley Bridge 1735
1Z96 Birmingham New Street - Wadsley Bridge 102
The information quoted is for the inward trains. Details of the return trains would be appreciated.

Trains for Leeds United supporters were:-

Headcode Train Locomotive
1G07 Leeds - Sheffield (Midland) 84
1G09 Leeds - Sheffield (Midland) 37
1G10 Leeds - Sheffield (Midland) 180
The information quoted is for the inward trains. Details of the return trains would be appreciated.

27th March 1971 - Arsenal v Stoke City - F. A. Cup semi-final

Headcode Train Locomotive
1G12 London Kings Cross - Wadsley Bridge 1108
1G13 London Kings Cross - Wadsley Bridge 1762
1G14 London Kings Cross - Wadsley Bridge ????
1G15 London Kings Cross - Wadsley Bridge ????
1G16 London Kings Cross - Wadsley Bridge ????
The information quoted is for the inward trains. Details of the return trains would be appreciated.

Trains for Stoke City supporters were:-

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z37 Stoke-on-Trent - Sheffield (Midland) ????
1Z43 Stoke-on-Trent - Sheffield (Midland) 1855
1Z44 Stoke-on-Trent - Sheffield (Midland) 1692
1Z45 Stoke-on-Trent - Sheffield (Midland) 2 x 25
1Z46 Stoke-on-Trent - Sheffield (Midland) ????
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

Train Locomotive
1Z09 Liverpool Lime Street - Wadsley Bridge / Wadsley Bridge - Liverpool Lime Street 216

Routed via Woodhead

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

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z09 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge 232
1Z10 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge 7595+7597
1Z11 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge 229
1Z12 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge 414
1Z13 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge 235
1Z14 Manchester Piccadilly - Wadsley Bridge 96
Routed via Woodhead

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

Trains for Leeds United supporters were:-

Headcode Train Locomotive
1Z37 Leeds - Sheffield (Midland) 5147
1Z43 Leeds - Sheffield (Midland) 7572
1Z44 Leeds - Sheffield (Midland) 5101
The information quoted is for the inward trains. Details of the return trains would be appreciated.

Last updated: 7th December 2019