21st August 2004

N.E.N.T.A. Traintours
The Dereham Cheshireman

Locos Used 47703 & 47832

Route:
1Z70 : Norwich to Chester
1Z71 : Chester to Norwich

Loco(s) Route
47703 (1) Norwich - Wymondham - Dereham
47832 (2) Dereham - Wymondham
47703 (1) Wymondham - Thetford - Ely - Ely Reception Sidings
47832 (2) Ely Reception Sidings - Ely - March - Peterborough - Oakham - Syston South Jn - Leicester - Hinckley - Nuneaton - Abbey Jn - Water Orton - Park Lane Jn - Walsall - Darlaston Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Chester
47703 (1) Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Ely (4)
47832 (2) Ely - Wymondham
47703 (1) Wymondham - Dereham
47832 (2) Dereham - Wymondham - Norwich

Notes :
(1) 47832 on rear.
(2) 47703 on rear.
(3) Loco confirmation required. Passengers from Cambridge used connecting service trains.
(4) Booked reversal point was Ely Reception Sidings but NR timings suggest the reversal was done at the station instead.

Sources : various including Janet Cottrell

Photo Review


47832, paused at Ely (photo: Alan Cooper)


47703, at Crewe (photo: Alan Cooper)


Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Norwich 04.36d 04.36   00.40a 00.42
Swing Bridge Jn 04/38 ?   ? ?
Trowse Jn 04/39 04/39   00/37 00/39
Wymondham 04.49a ~ 04.54d 04.42 ~ 05.05   00.27a ~ 00.28d ?
Dereham 05.39a ~ 05.46d ?   ? ?
Wymondham 06.31a ~ 06.36d 06.30 ~ 06.36   22.42a ~ 22.48d ?
Attleborough 06.44a ~ 06.46d ?   ? ?
Thetford 07.02a ~ 07.04d 07.04 ~ 07.06   22.15a ~ 22.18d 22.16 ~ 22.19
Brandon 07/13 07/13   22/07 22/08
Ely North Jn 07/26 07/26   21/55 21/52
Ely 07/29 07/30   21/53 21.43d
Ely Reception Sidings 07.31a ~ 07.49d 07.33 ~ 07.54   21.45a ~ 21.51d ?DIV?
Ely 07.51a ~ 07.54d 07.56 ~ 07.58   21.40a ~ 21.43d 21.32a
Ely North Jn 07/57 08/01   21/37 21/30
March 08.13a ~ 08.16d 08.16 ~ 08.17   21.15a ~ 21.18d 21.14 ~ 1.15
Whittlesea 08/27 ?   21/05 ?
Peterborough East Jn 08/37 ?   20/57 ?
Peterborough 08.39a ~ 08.41d 08.36 ~ 08.41   20.51a ~ 20.54d 20.50 ~ 20.52
Helpston Jn 08/48 08/47   20/44 20/42
Ketton SB 08/59 ?   20/34 ?
Manton Jn 09/08 09/08   20/28 20/26
Oakham 09/12 ?   20/24 ?
Langham Jn 09/13 ?   20/20 ?
Melton Mowbray 09/21 ?   20/09 ?
Syston East Jn 09/29 09/29   19/51 19/56
Syston South Jn 09/36 09/38   19/50 19/55
Leicester 09.46a ~ 09.54d 09.46 ~ 09.47   19.30a ~ 19.37 19.46 ~ 19.47
Wigston North Jn 10/00 09/53   19/26 19/41
Hinckley 10/16 10/05   19/13 19/29
Nuneaton 10/22 10/09   19/08 19/24
Abbey Jn 10/25 10/10   19/05 19/22
Whitacre Jn 10/37 10/22   18/54 19/09
Water Orton 10/42 10/33   18/50 19/05
Water Orton West Jn 10/44 10/35   18/48 ?
Park Lane Jn 10/49 10/35   18/46 19/01
Ryecroft Jn 11/14 10/56   18/27 18/42
Walsall 11/20 10/59   18/25 18/38
Pleck Jn 11/22 11/02   18/23 18/35
Darlaston Jn 11/24 11/04   18/17 18/31
Portobello Jn 11/27 11/09   18/14 18/24
Bushbury Jn 11/30 11/18   18/08 18/19
Stafford 11/40 11/31   17/55 18/05
Norton Bridge 11/44 11/36   17/50 17/53
Madeley 11/53 11/46   17/40 17/43
Basford Hall Jn 12/00 11/52   17/35 17/34
Crewe 12.07a ~ 12.11d 11.59 ~ 12.11   17.25a ~ 17.29d 17.24 ~ 17.31
Crewe Steelworks SB 12/14 ?   17/21 ?
Beeston Castle & T SB 12/23 ?   17/13 ?
Chester 12.37a 12.41   17.02d 17.01


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