10th December 2005

Compass Tours
The Royal Borders Express

Locos Used 47703 & 47832
Stock Used 9496+5960+5788+5824+5779+1221+3359+3360+3362+3312+3374+3395

Route :
1Z40 : Cleethorpes to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z41 : Edinburgh Waverley to Cleethorpes

Loco(s) Route
47703 (1) Cleethorpes - Barnetby - Scunthorpe - Hatfield & Stainforth - Joan Croft Jn - York - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley
?47832 (2)? Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Cleethorpes

Notes :
(1) 47832 on rear.
(2) 47703 on rear.
(3) Train did not traverse the Fife circle as planned.


47703 leads through Crowle in the morning (photo : Glyn Brocklesby)

Sources : various including Glyn Brocklesby

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Cleethorpes 06.28d 07.08   23.24a 21.42
Grimsby Town 06.34a ~ 06.36d 07.18 ~ 07.19   23.14a ~ 23.17d 21.31 ~ 21.34
Habrough 06/46 ?   23/05 ?
Brocklesby Jn 06/47 07/33   23/03 21/19
Barnetby 06.53a ~ 06.55d ? ~ ?   22.54a ~ 22.56d ? ~ ?
Wrawby Jn 06/56 07/44   22/53 21/06
Scunthorpe 07.08a ~ 07.11d 07.59 ~ 08.03   22.31a ~ 22.34d 20.47 ~ 20.47
Crowle 07.23a ~ 07.25d ? ~ ?   22.17a ~ 22.19d 20.31 ~ 20.32
Thorne South 07.35a ~ 07.37d ? ~ ?   22.07a ~ 22.09d ?
Thorne Jn 07/39 08/35   22/05 20/17
Hatfield & Stainforth 07/41 ?   21/53 ?
Applehurst Jn 07/47 ?   21/37 ?
Joan Croft Jn 07/49 ?   21/34 ?
Temple Hirst Jn 07/57 09/00   21/21 19/45
Hambleton North Jn 08/04 09/04   21/13 19/41
Colton Jn 08/12 09/10   21/03 19/35
York 08.20a ~ 08.50d 09/16 ~ 09.22   20.22a ~ 20.57d 19.23 ~ 19.28
Skelton Jn 08/52 09/25   20/19 19/18
Tollerton 09/11 09/36   20/11 19/12
Thirsk 09/24 09/49   20/03 19/04
Longlands Jn 09/34 ?   ? ?
Northallerton 09/36 09/57   19/58 18/59
Darlington 09/47 10/08   19/48 18/49
Ferryhill South Jn 09/58 10/18   19/31 18/40
Tursdale Jn 10/00 ?   19/29 ?
Durham 10/06 10/25   19/23 18/33
Birtley Jn 10/17 10/32   19/15 18/25
King Edward Bridge South Jn 10/20 10/38   19/10 18/19
Newcastle 10/22 10/42   18.33a ~ 19.08d 18.12 ~ 18.16
Heaton South Jn 10/27 10/46   18/20 18/08
Morpeth 10/41 11/01   18/01 17/51
Wooden Gate Jn 10*56a ~ 11*06d ? ~ ?   ? ?
Alnmouth 11/08 11/17   17/41 17/37
Belford LC 11/23 11/30   17/28 17/24
Berwick-upon-Tweed 11/37 11/42   17/16 17/11
Marshall Meadows 11/40 11/46   17/11 17/09
Reston 11/46 ?   17/06 ?
Grantshouse 11/52 11/58   17/01 16/58
Dunbar 12/02 12/08   16/49 16/47
Drem Down Loop 12*14a ~ 12*21d ? ~ ?  
Drem 12/23 12/23   16/40 16/38
Monktonhall Jn 12/37 12/34   16/23 16/25
Portobello Jn 12/41 13/38   16/20 16/22
Edinburgh Waverley 12.45a 12.50   16.16d 16.17


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