18th February 2006

Green Express Railtours
Windsor & Eton Valentine Venturer

Locos Used 47826 & 57601
Stock Used 4973+4940+99371+99125+1861+99677+99672+99676+99673+99679+99674+99675

Route:
1Z42 : Cleethorpes to Windsor & Eton Riverside
1Z44 : Windsor & Eton Riverside to Cleethorpes

Loco(s) Route
47826 (1) Cleethorpes - Grimsby Town - Barnetby - Market Rasen - Lincoln Central - Boultham Jn - Newark Crossing East Jn - Newark North Gate - (via ECML) - Finsbury Park - Belle Isle - Camden Road - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Kew East Jn - Brentford - Hounslow - Staines - Windsor & Eton Riverside
57601 (2) Windsor & Eton Riverside - (reverse of outward route) - Cleethorpes

Notes :
(1) 57601 on rear.
(2) 47826 on rear.


I don't usually show photographs of the ECS moves but this one was worth
 an airing - on the Friday the ECS is seen passing Mauds Bridge between
Thorne South and Crowle at around 16.30 (photo: Glyn Brocklesby)

Sources : various including Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Cleethorpes 06.30d 06.41   22.28a 22.33
Grimsby Town 06.36a ~ 06.40d 06.47 ~ 06.50   22.19a ~ 22.22d 22.22 ~ 22.25
Brocklesby Jn 07/02 07/06   22/00 22/05
Barnetby 07.11a ~ 07.25d ?   21.50a ~ 21.53d ?
Wrawby Jn 07/28 07/37   21/48 21/55
Holton-le-Moor LC 07/38 07/49   21/37 21/46
Market Rasen 07.45a ~ 07.47d ?   21.24a ~ 21.27d ?
Lincoln Central 08.10a ~ 08.13d 08.18 ~ 08.23   21.00a ~ 21.03d 21.15 ~ 21.18
Newark Crossing East Jn 08/38 08/44   20/39 20/52
Newark Northgate 08.41a ~ 08.58d 08.45 ~ 08.58   20.34a ~ 20.36d 20.44 ~ 20.47
Barkston South Jn 09/09 09/09   20/26 20/34
Grantham 09.14a ~ 09.23d 09.14 ~ 09.23   20.19a ~ 20.21d 20.26 ~ 20.29
Stoke Tunnel 09/30 09/49   20/14 20/20
Tallington Jn 09/48 10/02   20/02 20/04
Helpston Jn   19/54 19/58
Peterborough 10.06a ~ 10.19d 10.13 ~ 10.19   19.45a ~ 19.47d 19.47 ~ 19.49
Holme LC   19/38 19/33
Huntingdon 10/39 10/37   19/25 19/23
Sandy 10/54 10/53   19/13 19/14
Hitchin 11/10 11/07   19/04 19/06
Stevenage 11/15 11/12   19/01 19/01
Woolmer Green Jn 11/19 11/17   18/58 18/59
Welwyn Garden City 11/25 11/25   18/55 18/54
Potters Bar 11/34 11/33   18/47 18/41
Alexandra Palace 11/43 11/42   18/41 18/26
Finsbury Park 11/49 11/50   18/35 18/23
Belle Isle ? 11/55   ? ?
Camden Road 12/04 11/59   18/23 18.09a ~ ??.??d
Gospel Oak 12/07 12/05   18/20 18/06
Kensal Green Jn LL 12/19 12/15   18/08 17/58
Willesden Junction HL 12/22 12/21   18/07 17/55
Acton Wells Jn 12/24 12/23   18/02 17/51
Kew East Jn 12/35 12/32   17/46 17/45
Brentford 12/42 12/44   17/43 17/42
Hounslow 12/51 12/49   17/36 17/34
Feltham 12/54 12/54   17/30 17/30
Staines 12/59 13/00   17/25 17/24
Windsor & Eton Riverside 13.10a 13.17   17.13d 17.14


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