22nd June 2008

Mercia Charters Limited
The Blaze of Glory

Locos Used ACTS: 1254 & 5811
Stock Used 51 80 03 40 129-7 + 51 80 02 40 161-1 + 51 80 02 40 158-7 + 51 80 02 40 155-3

Route:
38000 : Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam CS
38001 : Amsterdam CS to Sloehaven
38002 : Sloehaven to Rotterdam CS

Loco(s) Route
5811 (1) Rotterdam CS - Delft - Den Haag CS - Leiden Centraal - Lisse - Haarlem - Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Amsterdam CS - Amsterdam Muiderpoort West - Watergrafsmeer West aansl. - Watergrafsmeer - Watergrafsmeer ringban aansl. - Duivendrecht - Amsterdam Zuid - Schiphol - Leiden Centraal - Den Haag HS - Delft - Rotterdam CS - Rotterdam Zuid - Barendrecht - Dordrecht - Lage Zwaluwe - Roosendaal - Bergen-op-Zoom - Goes - 's Heer-Arendskerke (2) - Middelburg - Vlissingen
1254 (3) Vlissingen - (reverse of outward route) (4) - Rotterdam CS

Notes :
(1) Plus 1254 dead-in-tow.
(2) Train was booked to traverse the freight branch to Sloehaven but this had been closed for an engineering possession. Train diverted to Vlissingen instead.
(3) 5811 dead-on-rear.
(4) Train was booked to run through Kijfhoek Yard, but did not as passenger stock was banned from using the tunnels at the north end of the yard.

Source : Gary Thornton (on the train throughout)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gary Thornton)


Photo-stop at Amsterdam CS for 5811 & 1254.


After the Amsterdam circuit it was back to Rotterdam CS.


A slightly complicated run-round ensued at Vlissingen to get 1254 leading.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton & Pete Drury)

Location Booked Actual
Rotterdam CS 08.05d 08.05 [P3]
Delftshaven Schiebrug aansl. 08/08 ?
Delft 08/20 08/19
Deen Haag HS 08.29 ~ 08.36 08.27 ~ 08.35
Lieden Centraal 08/50 08/47 [track 6]
Lisse 09/01 ?
Haarlem 09.14 ~ 09.21 09.11 ~ 09.22 [track 2]
Amsterdam Sloterdijk 09/37 09/31
Amsterdam CS 09p44a ~ 10p14d 09.39 ~ 10.23 [P8a]
Amsterdam Muiderpoort West 10/19 10/35
Watergrafsmeer West aansl. 10/21 ?
Watergrafsmeer 10*22 ~ 10*28 10.37 ~ ??.??
Watergrafsmeer ringban aansl. 10/37 ?
Duivendrecht 10/42 10/59
Amsterdam Zuid 10/47 11/03
Schiphol 10/54 11/12
Lieden Centraal 11/12 11/28 [track 10]
Deen Haag HS 11p25a ~ 11p48d 11.43 ~ 11.47
Delft 11/55 11/55 [P2]
Schiedam Centrum 12/02 12/03 [P3]

 

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Rotterdam CS 12p07a ~ 12p21d 12.06 ~ 12.22 [P3]   17.42a 17.40 [P15]
Rotterdam Zuid 12/25 12/25 [P4]   ? ?
Rotterdam Stadion ? ?   17/36 17.19 ~ 17.33
Barendrecht 12/29 12/29   17/32 17/12
Kijfhoek aansl. Noord   17/30 ?
Kijfhoek Noord   17.18 ~ 17.28 DIV
Kijfhoek Zuid   17/15 DIV
Kijfhoek aansl. Zuid   17/12 ?
Zwijndrecht 12/35 12/36 [P4]   17/10 17/08
Dordrecht 12p38a ~ 12p52d 12.40 ~ 12.51 [track 6]   17/08 17/06 [P1]
Willemsdorp 12/58 ?   ? ?
Lage Zwaluwe 13/03 13/03   16/56 16/56
Zevenbergen 13/08 13/07   16/50 16/51
Obdam 13/14 13/14 [P3]   16/44 16/45
Roosendaal 13/20 13.24 ~ 13.27   16p12a ~ 16p38d [T6] 16.28 ~ 16.38
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6.19 ~ 16.25 [P4a]
De Kragge aansl. 13/29 ?   ? ?
Bergen-op-Zoom 13/33 13/37   16/00 16/09
Rilland-bath 13/45 13/46   15/48 16/00
Goes 14/01 13/59   15/33 15/42
's Heer-Arendskerke 14/05 14/04   15/27 15/38
Sloehaven 14p18a DIV   15p08d DIV
Vlissingen DIV 14.36 [P1]   DIV 15.21


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