18th August 2001
|Locos Used||47787, 67003, 67015 & 90028|
|67003||Norwich - Diss - Ipswich|
|67003||Ipswich - Stowmarket - Bury St Edmunds - Ely - March - Peterborough - (via ECML) - Bridge Jn (1)|
|47787 (2)||Bridge Jn - Doncaster - York - (via ECML) - south of Ferryhill (1)|
|90028 (3)||south of Ferryhill - Tyne Yard|
|90028||Tyne Yard - Newcastle (4) - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley|
|90028||Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - Peterborough|
|67015 (5)||Peterborough - (reverse of outward route) - Ipswich|
|67015 (6)||Ipswich - Diss - Norwich|
(1) Loco failed.
(2) plus 67003 dead-in-tow.
(3) plus 47787 & 67003 dead-in-tow.
(4) Driver did not stop at Newcastle, additional stop was made at Morpeth to collect the Newcastle passengers.
(5) plus 90028 dead-in-tow.
(6) Was 90028 still in the train consist after Ipswich, if so, was it on the rear?
Alan Chilestone comments:
Arrival in Edinburgh was 2 to 3 hours late. Failure at Doncaster stood for over 1 hour, failure at Ferryhill approx ¾hour, ½hour to deposit locos in Tyne Yard added to time lost whilst 47 hauling train. It had been arranged for 90028 to take over at Newcastle but subsequent failure of 47 it was sent to rescue. Driver obviously did not realise Newcastle was a scheduled stop anyway, saw a green light and went straight through! A later return departure from Edinburgh was hastily arranged.
Source : Alan Chilestone
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