3rd December 2005

Heritage Train Tours
Somerset and Exeter Explorer

Loco(s) Used 31454 & 45112
Stock Used 9516+6046+6059+5995+5919+5960+1254+3366+3278+3385+3395

Route:
1Z70 : Lincoln Central to Exeter St Davids
1Z71 Exeter St Davids to Lincoln Central

Loco(s) Route
45112 (1) Lincoln Central - Boultham Jn - Newark Castle - Netherfield Jn - Nottingham - Beeston - Trent - Loughborough - Syston South Jn - Leicester (2)

Notes :
(1) 31454 on rear.
(2) 45112 failed after pulling about 3-4 coach lengths out of the station at Leicester. The train had already been delayed by technical problems earlier in the journey and, at this point, 31454 was used to drag the train back into the station at which point it was suggested another loco be brought to haul the train however Network Rail instead decided to cancel it even though by this time 45112 had been successfully re-started. Booked route from Leicester was to have been : Leicester - Kettering - Bedford - Acton Wells Jn - Reading - Newbury - Trowbridge - Bath Spa. A mini tour to Exeter & back was booked then the return to Lincoln was to have been the reverse of the outward.

Sources : various

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Lincoln Central 06.10d 06.23   00.10a CANX
West Holmes Jn 06/12 ?   00/07 CANX
Boultham Jn 06/14 ?   00/06 CANX
Newark Crossing East Jn 06/30 06/47   23/51 CANX
Newark Crossing 06/31 06/47   23/50 CANX
Newark Castle 06.33a ~ 06.36d 06.50 ~ 06.54   23.46a ~ 23.48d CANX
Bleasby 06/44 ?   23/40 CANX
Lowdham 06/48 ?   23/38 CANX
Burton Joyce 06.51a ~ 06.53d ?   23.33a ~ 23.35d CANX
Netherfield Jn 06/56 07/51   23/29 CANX
Nottingham 07.02a ~ 07.05d 07.57 ~ 08.02   23.22a ~ 23.55d CANX
Mansfield Jn 07/07 08/05   23/19 CANX
Trent East Jn 07/14 08/12   23/14 CANX
Trent South Jn 07/15 08/14   23/13 CANX
Ratcliffe Jn - -   23/11 CANX
Loughborough 07.22a ~ 07.25d 08.34 ~ 08.36   22.59a ~ 23.01d CANX
Sileby Jn 07/29 08/42   22/54 CANX
Syston South Jn 07/34 08/45   22/51 CANX
Leicester 07.41a ~ 07.50d 08.50 ~ 09.15   22.34a ~ 22.45d CANX
Wigston North Jn 07/55 CANX   22/30 CANX
Market Harborough 08.05a ~ 08.07d CANX   22.17a ~ 22.19d CANX
Kettering North Jn 08/15 CANX   ? CANX
Kettering 08.18a ~ 08.36d CANX   22.05a ~ 22.07d CANX
Kettering South Jn 08/39 CANX   ? CANX
Wellingborough 08.46a ~ 08.48d CANX   21.55a ~ 21.57d CANX
Sharnbrook Jn 08/55 CANX   21/48 CANX
Bedford North Jn 09/00 CANX   21/33 CANX
Bedford 09.02a ~ 09.05d CANX   21.29a ~ 21.31d CANX
Bedford South Jn 09/07 CANX   21/23 CANX
Flitwick 09/13 CANX   21/16 CANX
Luton 09/27 CANX   21/04 CANX
St Albans City 09.37a ~ 09.39d CANX   20.50a ~ 20.52d CANX
Hendon 09/54 CANX   20/28 CANX
Brent Curve Jn 09/56 CANX   20/25 CANX
Dudding Hill Jn 09/59 CANX   20/23 CANX
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 10/05 CANX   20/17 CANX
Acton Wells Jn 10/07 CANX   20/15 CANX
Acton Main Line 10/09 CANX   20/13 CANX
Acton West 10/11 CANX   20/12 CANX
West Ealing 10/15 CANX   20/09 CANX
Southall 10/18 CANX   20/07 CANX
Airport Jn 10/22 CANX   20/05 CANX
Slough 10/41 CANX   20/01 CANX
Maidenhead 10/45 CANX   19/55 CANX
Twyford 10/53 CANX   19/50 CANX
Reading 10/58 CANX   19/43 CANX
Southcote Jn 11/02 CANX   19/38 CANX
Newbury 11.20a ~ 11.32d CANX   19/27 CANX
Bedwyn 11/46 CANX   19/17 CANX
Woodborough 11/57 CANX   19/06 CANX
Lavington 12/03 CANX   18/58 CANX
Heywood Road Jn 12/08 CANX   18/53 CANX
Hawkeridge Jn 12/11 CANX   18/50 CANX
Bradford Jn 12/21 CANX   18/43 CANX
Bathampton Jn 12/34 CANX   18/34 CANX
Bath Spa 12.37a ~ 12.43d CANX   18.25a ~ 18.30d CANX
North Somerset Jn 12/53 CANX   18/15 CANX
Bristol East Jn 12/54 CANX   18/14 CANX
Bristol Temple Meads 12/55 CANX   18.04a ~ 18.13d CANX
Worle Jn 13/09 CANX   17/33 CANX
Uphill Jn 13/11 CANX   17/23 CANX
Bridgwater 13/20 CANX   17/08 CANX
Cogload Jn 13/25 CANX   17/03 CANX
Tiverton Parkway 13/42 CANX   16/49 CANX
Cowley Bridge Jn 13/53 CANX   16/34 CANX
Taunton 13/29 CANX   17/00 CANX
Exeter St Davids 13.55a CANX   16.32d CANX


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