23rd August 2008

NENTA Traintours
Steam & Boats in Devon

Loco Used 47826 & 47851
Stock Used 9496+5419+5278+5928+1201+3362+3360+3359+506+3309+3351

Route:
1Z25 : Norwich to Plymouth
1Z26 : Plymouth to Norwich

Loco(s) Route
47851 (1) Norwich - Diss - Stowmarket - Ipswich - Manningtree - Colchester - Witham - Chelmsord (5) - Stratford - Channelsea Road Jn - Gospel Oak - Willesden Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Reading - Castle Cary (6) - Taunton (7)(8)
47826 + 47851 Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Totnes (9)(10)
47826 (2) Totnes - Plymouth (11)
47851 + 47826 Plymouth - Totnes - Exeter St Davids - Taunton
47826 (3) Taunton - (reverse of outward route) - Gospel Oak - Navarino Road Jn (12) - Bethnal Green - London Liverpool Street
47851 (4) London Liverpool Street - Stratford - (reverse of outward route) - Norwich

Notes:
(1) 47826 on rear.
(2) plus 47851 dead-in-tow .
(3) 47851 dead-on-rear.
(4) 47826 on rear providing ETH.
(5) Routed into down platform obviously not announced on station as passengers were on up platform.
(6) Track Circuit failure caused delay to train.
(7) Rear loco 47826 ran round to front of train to provide assistance over the Devon Banks.
(8) For off train option West Somerset Railway.
(9) For off train option South Devon Railway.
(10) 47851 Failed due to low coolant resulting in all power to the train (ETH lighting etc) being lost.
(11) For off train option Plymouth Sound Cruise.
(12) Train slipped to a stand on Graham Road Curve (1 in 38 incline). 47851 was started to provide banking assistance.

Source : Alan Chilestone

Tour Review
(by Alan Chilestone)

A mammoth day out with disaster trying to strike at every turn. The failure of 47851 on the outward leg left 47826 struggling over Wrangaton Summit. However the engine was sorted at Laira for the return journey as it was required for the run round in Liverpool Street. Whilst at Laira the engines were turned, but marshalled to be in the same order with 47851 leading for the double headed return. Just as well as it was also needed to provide banking when 47826 slipped to a stand on Graham road curve, due to a combination of wet and greasy rails (one train over the curve in the last week?) and a 1 in 38 incline. The driver made valiant and dramatic attempts to restart the train but to no avail so 47851 was restarted This did mean less time was needed for the run round in Liverpool Street so we were able to leave close to time. It was decided to keep 47826 running for the leg to Norwich to power the ETH and train circuits, as when 47851 failed, these circuits died also.

Alan Chilestone

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Chilestone)

Location
Booked
Actual
 
Booked
Actual
Norwich
04.20d
?
 
01.17a
?
Diss
04.41a ~ 04.44d
??.?? ~ ??.??
 
00.46a ~ 00.49d
??.?? ~ ??.??
Stowmarket
04.59a ~ 05.02d
??.?? ~ 05.10d
 
00.27a ~ 00.30d
00.26 ~ 00.27
Ipswich
05.16a ~ 05.19d
??.?? ~ 05.27
 
00.12a ~ 00.15d
00.08 ~ 00.12
Manningtree
05.30a ~ 05.33d
??.?? ~ 05.40
 
23.57a ~ 23.59d
23.55 ~ 23.56
Colchester
05.44a ~ 05.47d
??.?? ~ 05.52
 
23.44a ~ 23.47d
23.41 ~ 23.44
Marks Tey
05/54
05/58
 
23/39
23/34
Witham
06.02a ~ 06.05d
??.?? ~ 06.07
 
23.27a ~ 23.30d
23.22 ~ 23.25
Chelmsford
06.15a ~ 06.22d
06.18 ~ 06.22
 
23.13a ~ 23.16d
23.08 ~ 23.10
Shenfield
06/34
06/33
 
23/03
23/00
Gidea Park
06/40
06/38
 
?
?
Ilford
06/45
06/43
 
22/41
22/43
Stratford
06.49a ~ 06.51d
06.47 ~ 06.51
 
22.30a ~ 22.33d
22.35 ~ 22.37
Channelsea Jns
06/58
06/57
 
Liverpool Street
 
22.03a ~ 22.21d
22.19 ~ 22.27 [P10]
Reading Lane Jn
 
21*50 ~ 21*55
??.?? ~ 22.11
Navarino Road Jn
 
21/48
21/50
Dalston Jn
07/08
?
 
21/46
21/47
Camden Road
07/18
07/18
 
21/37
21/39
Gospel Oak
07/23
07/23
 
21/34
21/36
Willesden Junction
07.33a ~ 07.35d
??.?? ~ ??.??
 
21.22a ~ 21.24d
21.22 ~ 21.23
Acton Wells Jn
07/38
07/43
 
21/17
21/17
Acton Main Line
07/46
07/48
 
21/15
21/15
Southall
07/54
?
 
21/03
21/02
Airport Jn
07/57
07/57
 
20/59
20/58
Slough
08/05
08/03
 
20/49
20/48
Maidenhead
08/12
08/11
 
20/41
20/42
Reading
08/37
08/40
 
20.27 ~ 20.29d
??.?? ~ 20.20
Southcote Jn
?
?
 
20/23
20/15
Newbury
08/55
08/58
 
19/59
?
Somerton
09/52
10/18
 
?
?
Cogload Jn
10/05
10/36
 
?
19/00
Taunton
10.10a ~ 10.29d
10.43 ~ 11.08
 
18.35a ~ 18.54d
18.31 ~ 18.54
Tiverton Parkway
10/42
11/19
 
18/22
18/18
Exeter St Davids
10.55a ~ 10.58d
??.?? ~ 11.38
 
18.03a ~ 18.05d
18.03 ~ 18.05
Dawlish Warren
11/11
11/48
 
17/47
?
Newton Abbot
11/29
?
 
17/35
17/32
Totnes
11.42a ~ 11.44d
??.?? ~ ??.??
 
17.19a ~ 17.22d
17.19 ~ 17.22
Ivybridge
12/03
12/48
 
17/06
?
Plymouth
12.16a
13.02
 
16.50d
16.51


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