29th March 2005

Central Trains & Fragonset Merlin Rail
(no tour name)

Locos Used 31454 & 31602
Stock Used 9500+5797+5866+5958+5906+6168+9497

Route:
1Z31 : Derby to Skegness
1Z32 : Skegness to Derby

Loco(s) Route
31454 (1) Derby - Long Eaton - Beeston - Nottingham - Bingham - Sleaford - Boston - Skegness
31602 (2) Skegness - (reverse of outward route) - Derby

Notes :
(1) 31602 on rear (both powering).
(2) 31454 on rear (both powering).
(3) Run by Fragonset Merlin Rail on behalf of Central Trains staff to test the feasibility of having a diagrammed loco-hauled service to Skegness this summer. It is understood that passengers were carried.


31454 at Nottingham on the outward leg, 31602 at Derby on the return (photos: 'Sutty')

Sources : Richard Rooker & '31435'

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Derby 10.15d 10.15   16.15a 16.20
Spondon 10/20 10/20   16/10 16/11
Long Eaton 10.25a ~ 10.26d 10.25 ~ 10.26   16.03a ~ 16.04d 16.05 ~ 16.05
Sheet Stores Jn 10/28 10/28   16/00 16/02
Trent East Jn 10/33 10/30   15/58 16/00
Beeston 10.37a ~ 10.38d 10.35 ~ 10.36   15.52a ~ 15.53d 15.54 ~ 15.54
Mansfield Jn 10/42 10/41   15/49 15/49
Nottingham 10.46a ~ 10.48d 10.44 ~ 10.47   15.45a ~ 15.47d 15.39 ~ 15.46
Neatherfield Jn 10/53 10/53   15/40 15/32
Bingham 11/01 ?   15/30 ?
Bottlesford West Jn 11/06 ?   15/20 ?
Allington Jn 11/11 11/18   15/10 15/09
Barkston East Jn 11/19 ?   14/53 ?
Sleaford 11.34a ~ 11.36d 11.47 ~ 11.49   14.34a ~ 14.36d 14.41 ~ 14.42
Heckington 11/42 ?   14/27 ?
Hubberts Bridge 11/52 ?   14/18 ?
Boston 11.58a ~ 11.59d 12.12 ~ 12.14   14.10a ~ 14.12d 14.15 ~ 14.17
Sibsey SB 12/06 ?   14/03 ?
Bellwater Jn SB 12/12 ?   13/56 ?
Wainfleet 12.22a ~ 12.23d ?   13.44a ~ 13.45d ?
Skegness 12.35a 12.50   13.35d 13.38


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