16th April 2005

Heartland Rail
Norwich Excursion

Locos Used 47200, 47714 & 47828
Stock Used 12129+12124+12070+12052+10235+11029+11033+11013+17173

Route:
1Z49 : Wolverhampton to Norwich
1Z51 : Norwich to Wolverhampton

Loco(s) Route
47200 + 47828 Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Whitacre Jn - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Syston South Jn - Syston East Jn - Melton Mowbray - Helpston Jn - Peterborough - Whittlesea - March - Ely West Jn - Ely North Jn - Ely
47200 (1) Ely - Thetford - Norwich
47714 Norwich - (reverse of outward route) (2) - Ely North Jn - Ely West Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton

Notes :
(1) 47828 on rear.
(2) Was booked to reverse at Ely but took the avoiding curve instead.


47200 leads 47828 at Ely (photo: Simon Edwards)


47714 prior to departure from Norwich (photo: Simon Edwards)

Source : Richard Szwejkowski

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(Booked from Richard Szwejkowski)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00 Wolverhampton 07.00d 07.00   22.26a 22.08 138.05
1.64 Portobello Jn 07/05 07/05   22/16 22/02 136.19
- Darlaston Jn 07/09 07/08   22/13 21/57 -
6.01 Bescot Stadium 07/10 07/10   22/12 21/56 132.02
- Tame Bridge 07.13a ~ 07.15d 07.11 ~ 07.15   22.05a ~ 22.08d 21.52 ~ 21.54 -
10.38 Perry Barr North Jn 07/21 07/21   22/02 21/45 127.45
- Perry Barr West Jn 07/21 07/22   22/01 21/44 -
- Soho East Jn 07/25 07/25   21/58 21/40 -
13.29 Soho South Jn 07/26 07/27   21/57 21/38 124.56
15.30 Birmingham New Street 07.32a ~ 07.39d 07.32 ~ 07.39   21.41a ~ 21.52d 21.18 ~ 21.27 122.55
- Proof House Jn 07/41 07/42   21/39 21/15 -
16.75 Landor Street Jn 07/43 07/45   21/37 21/13 121.10
23.01 Water Orton 07/49 07/57   21/32 21/05 115.04
25.66 Whitacre Jn 07/53 08/00   21/27 20/59 112.19
- Nuneaton Abbey Jn 08/05 08/13   21/16 20/47 -
36.30 Nuneaton 08.08a ~ 08.10d 08.15 ~ 08.15   21.10a ~ 21.12d 20.42 ~ 20.45 101.55
40.49 Hinckley 08.19a ~ 08.21d 08.25 ~ 08.25   21.00a ~ 21.02d 20.34 ~ 20.37 97.36
48.33 Narborough 08/32 ?   20/47 ? 89.52
52.00 Wigston North Jn 08/39 08/41   20/42 20/17 86.05
55.16 Leicester 08.42a ~ 08.44d 08.49 ~ 08.55   20.34a ~ 20.36d ??.?? ~ 20.11 82.69
60.07 Syston South Jn 08/52 09/03   20/25 ? 77.78
60.31 Syston East Jn 08/53 09/04   20/24 ? 77.54
70.13 Melton Mowbray 09.03a ~ 09.05d ?   20.10a ~ 20.13d ? 67.72
- Langham Jn 09/16 ?   19/58 ? -
81.54 Oakham 09/17 ?   19/57 ? 56.31
85.12 Manton Jn 09/21 09/29   19/47 19/27 52.73
91.72 Ketton SB 09/28 ?   19/36 ? 46.13
102.03 Helpston Jn 09/39 09/43   19/25 19/09 36.02
107.45 Peterborough 09c56a ~ 09c58d 09.57 ~ 09.59   19c15a ~ 19c17d 18.56 ~ 19.03 30.40
- Peterborough East Jn 10/03 ?   19/10 ? -
113.54 Whittlesea 10/11 ?   19/03 ? 24.31
- March West Jn ? ?   18/53 ? -
122.39 March 10/20 10/18   18/52 18/33 15.46
136.43 Ely North Jn 10/46 10/37   18/37 ? 1.42
138.05
0.00
Ely 10.49a ~ 11.04d 10.39 ~ 11.18   18.13a ~ 18.33d ? 0.00
53.59
1.42 Ely North Jn 11/09 11/21   18/10 18/14 52.17
16.02 Brandon 11/21 ?   17/58 ? 37.57
23.20 Thetford 11.28a ~ 11.31d 11.42 ~ 11.44   17.46a ~ 17.49d 17.46 ~ 17.49 30.39
37.69 Attleborough 11/45 ?   17/32 ? 15.70
43.42 Wymondham 11/52 ?   17/26 ? 10.17
52.50 Trowse Jn 12/05 12/14   17/18 17/18 1.09
- Trowse Swing Bridge Jn 12/06 ?   17/17 ? -
53.59 Norwich 12.08a 12.16   17.15d 17.16 0.00


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