24th March 2007

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
West Somerset Steam Gala

InterCity Merrymakers series

Locos Used 47805 & 47839
Stock Used 3379+3277+3334+1842+5929+5985+6027+6163+5961+9527

Route:
1Z44 : Sheffield to Minehead
1Z45 : Minehead to Sheffield

Loco(s) Route
47839 (1) Sheffield - Dronfield - Chesterfield - Derby - Burton-On-Trent - Tamworth - Water Orton - St Andrews Jn - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Cheltenham Spa - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Minehead
47839 + 47805 (2) Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield

Notes :
(1) 47805 on rear.
(2) Originally 47805 was reported as dead-in-tow however Craig Sullivan & other sources disagree with this, reporting they were in multiple.


47805 on the rear at Sheffield (photo: Steve Kemp)


47839 on the front at Derby (photo: Steve Kemp)

Sources : Richard Rooker, Alan Sheppard & Craig Sullivan

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Sheffield 06.43d 06.42   23.15a 23.11
Dore Station Jn 06/49 06/49   23/09 23/02
Chesterfield 06.59a ~ 07.01d 06.59 ~ 07.01   22.51a ~ 22.55d 22.52 ~ 22.54
Clay Cross South Jn 07/06 07/07   22/47 22/47
Ambergate Jn 07/14 07/15   22/37 22/40
Broadholme 07*17a ~ 07*34d ?   ? ?
Derby 07.43a ~ 07.44d 07.25 ~ 07.43   22.22a ~ 22.25d 22.22 ~ 22.30
Stenson Jn 07/51 07/50   22/16 22.08
North Stafford Jn 07/51 07/51   22/15 22/08
Burton-On-Trent 07.57a ~ 07.59d 07.57 ~ 07.59   22.07a ~ 22.09d 22.01 ~ 22.03
Wichnor Jn 08/06 08/05   22/02 21/56
Tamworth 08.12a ~ 08.14d 08.12 ~ 08.15   21.53a ~ 21.55d 21.48 ~ 21.50
Kingsbury Jn 08/21 08/21   21/47 21/43
Water Orton 08/24 08/24   21/43 21/40
Landor Street Jn 08/30 08/30   21/36 21/33
St Andrews Jn 08/33 08/32   21/34 21/32
Bordesley Jn 08/34 08/33   21/33 21/31
Kings Norton 08/54 08/53   21/23 21/24
Longbridge 08/57 08/58   21/20 21/20
Barnt Green 09.00a ~ 09.02d 09.00 ~ 09.01   21.14a ~ 21.15d ??.?? ~ 21.15
Bromsgrove 09/07 09/07   21/07 21/09
Stoke Works Jn 09/09 09/09   21/05 21/03
Abbotswood Jn 09/17 09/23   20/56 20/53
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury 09/24 09/32   20/48 20/46
Cheltenham Spa 09/30 09/39   20/41 20/40
Barnwood Jn 09/34 09/45   20/35 20/32
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/35 ?   20/34 ?
Standish Jn 09/40 09/51   20/28 20/26
Charfield 09/50 10/01   20/16 20/16
Yate 09/55 10/04   20/09 20/10
Westerleigh Jn 09/57 10/08   20/03 20/06
Bristol Parkway 10/03 10/13   19/58 19/59
Filton Abbey Wood 10/05 10/16   19/55 19/56
Stapleton Road 10/10 10/18   19/50 19/51
Dr Days Jn 10/12 10/20   19/49 19/47
Bristol East Jn 10/13 ?   19/48 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 10/14 10/22   19/47 19/42
Bristol West Jn 10/15 ?   19/45 ?
Parson Street ? ?   19/42 19/37
Worle Jn 10/34 10/38   19/26 19/26
Uphill Jn 10/36 10/40   19/24 19/24
Bridgewater 10/49 10/58   19/15 19/15
Cogload Jn 10/55 11/04   19/10 19/11
Taunton 11.04a ~ 11.09d 11.09 ~ 11.11   19.01a ~ 19.03d 18.58 ~ 19.05
Norton Fitzwarren 11.15a ~ 11.17d 11.16 ~ ??.??   18.52a ~ 18.54d 18.49 ~ 18.52
Bishops Lydeard 11.43a ~ 11.45d ? ~ ?   18.20a ~ 18.40d ? ~ ?
Minehead 13.03a 13.08   17.10d 17.10


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