6th October 2007
Waverley Paddle Steamer Cruise
|Locos Used||47245 & 47851|
|EMU's Used||at least 319007|
|Southend Pier Rly Train Used||A 'Sir John Betjeman' & B 'Sir William Heygate'|
|Paddle Steamer Used||'Waverley'|
1Z47 : Birmingham New Street to Southend Central
1Z48 : West Hampstead Thameslink to Birmingham New Street
|47851 (1)||Birmingham New Street - Nuneaton - Kettering - West Hampstead Thameslink - Upper Holloway - South Tottenham - Barking - Southend Central|
|A / B
(both sets working)
|(Southend Pier Railway), North Station - South Station|
|'Waverley'||Southend Pier - Thames - Tower Bridge|
|(2)||London Blackfriars - West Hamstead Thameslink|
|47245 (3)||West Hampstead Thameslink - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham New Street|
(1) 47245 on rear.
(2) Passengers were able to use any service train between Blackfriars and West Hampstead Thameslink, of which 319007 formed at least one of the usable services.
(3) 47851 on rear.
(4) Train started & terminated at Birmingham New Street rather than Tyseley because of an engineering blockade at Tyseley.
(5) Both sets were used on the Southend Pier Railway due to sheer volume of people.
(6) Mick Baker comments: Southend arrival was only a few minutes down. Our ticket allowed us a trip down the Southend Pier Railway to connect with the paddle steamer 'Waverley'. The 'Waverley' took us up the Thames to Tower Bridge. We then made our way to Blackfriars to get a service train to West Hampstead to pick up our tour train. We retraced our path back to Birmingham New Street, again a few minutes down.
A good day had by all.
Source : Mick Baker
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Mick Baker)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Birmingham New Street||06.55d||23.19a|
|Nuneaton||07.38a ~ 07.41d||22.41a ~ 22.43d|
|Narborough||07.58a ~ 08.11d||22.20a ~ 22.22d|
|Market Harborough||08.19a ~ 08.21d||21.59a ~ 22.02d|
|Kettering||08.38a ~ 08.46d||21.35a ~ 21.43d|
|West Hampstead Thameslink||09/58||20.05d|
|Leigh-on-Sea||11.08a ~ 11.15d||-|
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