12th October 2005

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
???

Locos Used 67027 & steam : 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Stock Used (1) 99041+10734+17167+3247+3275+1953+3182+3267+1566+3273+3174

Route:
1Z42 : Northampton to Carlisle
1Z43 : Carlisle to Northampton

Loco(s) Route
67027 (2) Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Four Oaks - Blake Street - Lichfield City - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Dore Station Jn - Sheffield - Holmes Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Swinton - Hexthorpe Jn - Doncaster - Shaftholme Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Gascoigne Wood Jn - Micklefield - Leeds - Shipley - Keighley - Skipton - Hellifield Down Goods
6233 (3) Hellifield Down Goods - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Carlisle
67027 Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - Wichnor Jn - ??? - Rugby (2)

Notes :
(1) 99041 only in consist when 6233 was on the train.
(2) Booked starting/finishing point was Northampton but was unable start from there due to over-running engineering works, Northampton passengers being bussed to Rugby. Late running (caused by a signal failure at Chesterfield and flooding at Sutton Coldfield) resulted in the train being terminated at Rugby on the return leg.
(3) 67027 on rear.

Sources : David Bellamy (viewed the train passing Meadowhall) & Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Bellamy & Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Northampton 04.55d [P3] DIV   23.01 [P1] DIV
Long Buckby 05/09 DIV   22/47 DIV
Hillmorton Jn 05/37 [DNL] DIV   22/36 DIV
Rugby 05/39 [DFL] [FL] 06.01d   22.30a ~ 22.34d [UFL] 00.53a
Trent Valley Jn 05/41 ?   22/28 [FL] ?
Coventry 08/54 06/21   22/19 DIV
Birmingham International 06.07a ~ 06.09d [P3] 06.31 ~ 06.33   21.56a ~ 22.04d DIV
Stechford 06/18 06/40   21/48 DIV
Aston 06/28 06/47   21/39 DIV
Four Oaks 06/41 06/56   21/24 DIV
Blake Street 06/45 06/58   21/20 DIV
Lichfield City 06/53 07/08   21/13 DIV
Lichfield TV HL 06/55 07/15   21/08 DIV
Alrewas LC 07/00 07/20   21/01 DIV
Wichnor Jn 07/02 07/22   20/58 22/58
Burton-on-Trent 07/06 07/27   20/53 22/51
North Stafford Jn 07/11 07/32   20/40 22/47
Stenson Jn 07/12 07/32   20/39 22/46
Derby 07.18a ~ 07.21d [P1] 07.40 ~ 07.45   20.22a ~ 20.32d [P1] 22.23 ~ 22.40
Ambergate Jn 07/33 07/55   20/13 22/10
Clay Cross South Jn 07/43 [ML] 08/03   20/05 22/02
Chesterfield 07/46 08/06   20/01 [ML] 21/47
Dore Station Jn 07/55 08/13   19/52 19/55
Sheffield 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P1] 08.19 ~ 08.23   19.35a ~ 19.45d [P6] 19.43 ~ 19.48
Nunnery Main Line Jn 08/06 ?   19/33 ?
Wincobank Jn 08/08 ?   19/31 19/36
Holmes Jn 08/10 08/31   19/29 19/35
Aldwarke Jn 08/13 08/35   19/26 19/31
Swinton 08/16 08/37   19/25 19/29
Mexborough 08/22 ?   19/22 ?
Hexthorpe Jn 08/31 08/45   19/16 19/20
Doncaster 08/36 [P8] 08/50   19/13 [P8] 19/16
Shaftholme Jn 08/42 08/54   19/04 19/04
Temple Hirst Jn 09/00 09/02   18/52 18/57
Hambleton South Jn 09/04 ?   18/47 ?
Hambleton West Jn 09/08 ?   18/46 ?
Gascoigne Wood Jn 09/12 09/08   18/44 18/47
Micklefield 09/19 09/13   18/35 18/40
Cross Gates 09/23 09/24   18/29 18/35
Neville Hill West Jn 09/26 ?   18/23 ?
Leeds 09.30a ~ 09.34d [P16] [line D] 09.31 ~ 09.37   18.17a ~ 18.20d 18.18 ~ 18.28
Leeds West Jn 09/35 ?   18/15 ?
Whitehall Jn 09/37 [DS] 09/39   18/15 [line C] 18/16
Armley Jn 09/37 09/41   18/14 [US] 18/14
Apperley Jn 09/42 09/45   18/07 18/07
Dockfield Jn 09/46 ?   18/03 ?
Shipley 09/47 [P2] 09/50   18/02 [P1] 18/02
Keighley 09/56 09/58   17/52 17/51
Skipton 10/10 [P3] 10/11   17/38 17/41
Hellifield 10/22 10/22   17/28 [P2] 17/28
Hellifield Goods Loop 10L24a ~ 10L58d 10.24 ~ 11.00  
Settle Jn 11/04 ?   17/24 ?
Ribblehead 11/19 ?   17/11 ?
Blea Moor 11/22 ?   17/08 ?
Garsdale 11/36 ?   16/57 ?
Kirkby Stephen 11/50 12/09   16/45 16/43
Appleby 12.04a ~ 12.19d ?   16/33 ?
Kirby Thore SB 12/27 ?   16/26  
Culgaith Crossover 12/31 ?   16/23 ?
Low House Crossing SB 12/50 ?   16/08 ?
Petteril Bridge Jn 13/08 13/02   15/58 15/54
London Road Jn 13/18 ?   15/53 ?
Carlisle 13.21a [P3] 13.16   15.51d [P1] 15.51


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