4th December 2004

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Edinburgh Sights & Shopping from Birmingham / Derby / Sheffield / Leeds)

Locos Used 67007 & 67008
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z61 : Birmingham International - Edinburgh Waverley
1Z22 : Edinburgh Waverley - Birmingham International

Loco(s) Route
67008 (1) Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Lichfield City - Burton-on-Trent - Derby - Chesterfield - Dore - Sheffield - Swinton - Moorthorpe - Wakefield Westgate - Leeds - Cross Gates - York - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley
67007 Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
?67007? Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Stechford - Birmingham International

Source : Richard Rooker (viewed train at Meadowhall)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham International 06.13d 06.25   23.57a 00.08
Stechford 06/19 06/32   23/53 00/01
Aston 06/27 06/37  
Four Oaks 06/38 06/53  
Blake Street 06/42 06/59  
Lichfield City 06/50 07/09  
Lichfield Trent Valley 06/53 07/23  
Alrewas L.C. 06/59 07/28  
Proof House Jn   23/50 ?
Birmingham New Street   23.33a ~ 23.48d 23.40 ~ 23.40
Proof House Jn   23/30 23/36
Landor Street Jn   23/29 23/35
Water Orton   23/23 23/29
Kingsbury Jn   23/15 23/26
Tamworth   23/11 23/21
Wichnor Jn 07/01 07/36   23/06 23/17
Burton-On-Trent 07/06 07/42   23/01 23/10
North Stafford Jn 07/11 07/50   22/56 23/06
Stenson Jn 07/12 07/50   22/55 23/05
Derby 07.18a ~ 07.24d 07.57 ~ 08.02   22.45a ~ 22.48d 22.56 ~ 23.00
Ambergate Jn 07/36 08/12   22/34 22/46
Clay Cross South Jn 07/45 08/23   22/26 22/39
Chesterfield 07.49a ~ 07.51d 08.27 ~ 08.33   22.20a ~ 22.22d 22.32 ~ 22.34
Dore Station Jn 07/59 08/41   22/12 22/23
Sheffield 08.04a ~ 08.06d 08.50 ~ 08.54   22.04a ~ 22.06d 22.15 ~ 22.16
Nunnery Main Line Jn 08/07 ?   22/02 22/11
Attercliffe Road ? ?   ? 22/10
Brightside ? ?   ? 22/08
Wincobank 08/10 ?   21/57 22/07
Meadowhall ? 08/58   ? 22/07
Holmes Jn 08/12 09/00   21/52 22/05
Rotherham Masborough ? ?   ? 22/03
Aldwarke Jn 08/16 09/03   21/47 22/02
Swinton 08/20 09/05   21/45 22/00
Bolton-On-Dearne ? ?   ? 21/58
Moorthorpe 08/32 ?   21/38 21/52
South Kirkby Jn 08/33 09/13   21/37 21/50
Hemsworth Loop 08*37a ~ 08*50d ?   21*25a ~ 21*34d ?
Hare Park Jn 08/57 09/19   21/20 21/45
Wakefield Westgate 09/04 09/24   21/16 21/40
Holbeck Jn 09/14 09/36   21/06 21/31
Whitehall Jn 09/17 09/36   21/05 21/30
Leeds West Jn 09/17 ?   21/04 ?
Leeds 09.19a ~ 09.21d 09.38 ~ 09.43   21.01a ~ 21.03d 21.19 ~ 21.29
Neville Hill West Jn 09/24 09/46   20/57 ?
Crossgates 09/27 09/49   20/54 21/12
Micklefield 09/36 09/53   20/49 21/08
Church Fenton 09/43 09/57   20/44 21/03
Colton Jn 09/51 10/01   20/40 20/59
York 09/58 10/07   20/35 20/53
Skelton Jn 10/01 10/11   20/32 20/46
Tollerton Jn 10/11 10/18   20/26 20/40
Thirsk 10/21 10/26   20/18 20/32
Longlands Jn 10/28 ?   ? ?
Northallerton 10/29 10/31   20/14 20/28
Darlington 10/38 10/40   20/05 20/17
Ferryhill South Jn 10/47 10/50   19/56 20/05
Tursdale Jn 10/49 ?   19/53 ?
Durham 10/54 10/56   19/48 19/57
Birtley Jn 11/04 11/03   19/37 19/49
King Edward Bridge East Jn 11/08 11/07   19/33 19/34
Newcastle 11.10a ~ 11.12d 11.10 ~ 11.12   19.28a ~ 19.31d 19.29 ~ 19.32
Heaton South Jn 11/15 11/30   19/25 19/26
Morpeth 11/25 11/51   19/12 19/09
Alnmouth 11/39 12/04   18/56 18/50
Belford L.C. 11/51 12/15   18/42 18/37
Berwick-Upon-Tweed 12/03 12/25   18/28 18/24
Signal ED402 12/06 12/28   18/25 18/21
Reston 12/11 ?   18/15 ?
Grantshouse 12/17 12/39   18/09 18/10
Dunbar 12.33a ~ 12.41d 12.49 ~ ??.??   17/55 17/59
Drem Up Loop - -   17*38a ~ 17*45d ?
Drem 12/50 12/58   17/37 17.42
Monktonhall Jn 12/59 13/07   17/22 17/23
Portobello Jn 13/03 13/10   17/20 17/21
Edinburgh 13.09a 13.13   17.16d 17.15


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