25th September 2008

UK Railtours
The Alloa Phoenix

Loco Used 66103 & 90018
Stock Used 6310+3390+3397+1699+3426+3348+1692+3356+3330+1200+5769+5792

Route:
1Z90 : London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z91 : Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross

Loco Route
90018 London Kings Cross - Potters Bar - Doncaster - Arksey Loop - Shaftholme Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Hambleton North Jn - York - Northallerton - Durham - Newcastle - Morpeth - Wooden Gate Loops - Alnmouth - Berwick-on-Tweed - Drem - Wallyford - Monktonhall Jn - Millerhill S.S. (Line F6)
66103 Millerhill Yard - Gorgie Junction - Haymarket West Junction - Newbridge Jn - Linlithgow - Falkirk Grahamston - Carmuirs East Jn - Larbert Jn - Stirling - Causewayhead Jn - Cambus Jn - Alloa - Longannet - Charlestown Jn - Dunfermline Town - Townhill DGL No.2
66103 Townhill DGL No.2 - Dunfermline Town - Inverkeithing - Forth Bridge - Dalmeny Jn - Haymarket West Jn - Edinburgh Waverley
90018 Edinburgh Waverley - Portobello Jn - Monktonhall Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Shaftholme Jn - Doncaster - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross

Notes:
(1) Mileages below are from the tour booklet. There is at least one error in the table, Larbert Jn to Stirling is 8m 55ch according to Quail, not the 0m 56ch shown. Therefore 8 miles needs adding to all mileages from Stirling.

Source : Alan Sheppard (joined & left the train at Doncaster)

Photo Review
(
all photos from Alan Sheppard)


Tour locos: 66103 at Edinburgh Waverley & 90018 at Doncaster.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
LASERman, 45137, Alan Sheppard & Pete Drury)

M.C
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
M.C
0.00
London Kings Cross 05.52d [P1] [FL1] ? [P1] [DF2]   23.25a [P1] ?
860.61
?
Belle Isle 05/54 [FL] ? [DF1]   23/22 [FL2] ?
?
?
Holloway South Jn 05/56 [SL] ? [DSL]   ? ?
?
2.41
Finsbury Park 05/57 ?   23/17 ?
858.20
4.78
Alexandra Palace 05/59 ?   23/13 ?
855.63
12.57
Potters Bar 06.07a ~ 06.10d [P4] ?   23.04a ~ 23.07d [P2] ?
848.04
20.25
Welwyn Garden City 06/18 [SL] ?   22/58 ?
840.36
?
Digswell 06/19 ?   ? ?
?
23.73
Woolmer Green Jn 06/21 [SL] ?   22/56 ?
836.68
27.45
Stevenage 06.24a ~ 06.27d [P4] ?   22.49a ~ 22.52d [P2] ?
833.16
31.74
Hitchin 06/32 ?   22/45 ?
828.67
44.10
Sandy 06/41 ?   22/37 [FL] ?
816.51
58.70
Huntingdon 06/53 ?   22/18 [SL] ?
801.71
?
Connington South Jn ? ?   22/01 [FL] ?
792.33
69.26
Holme L.C. 07/02 ?   ? ?
?
76.29
Peterborough 07/14 [P5] [SL] ?   21/40 [UF] ?
784.32
?
Helpston Jn 07/22 ?   ? ?
?
84.64
Tallington Jn 07/25 ?   21/32 ?
775.77
99.61
Stoke Jn 07/39 ?   21/22 ?
761.00
105.38
Grantham 07.44a ~ 07.47d [P2] ??.?? ~ 07.47   21.14a ~ 21.17d [P1] 21.26 ~ ??.??
755.23
115.27
Claypole Loops 07/54 07/56   21/06 ?
754.34
120.08
Newark Northgate 07/58 ?   21/03 21/15
740.53
?
Newark Flat Crossing 07/59 ?   21/03 ?
?
138.49
Retford 08/10 08/10   20/51 21/04
722.12
152.00
Loversall Carr Jn 08/20 08/19   20/43 20/55
708.61
155.77
Doncaster 08.27a ~ 08.29d [P8] 08.28 ~ 08.31 [P4]   20.37a ~ 20.39d [P1] 20.48 ~ 20.50 [P3]
704.64
157.46
Arksey Loop 08*35 ~ 08*40 08.37 ~ 08.41  
160.16
Shaftholme Jn 08/44 08/44   20/33 20/42
700.45
169.16
Temple Hirst Jn 08/49 08/50   20/27 20/36
691.45
174.75
Hambleton North Jn 08/53 08/53   20/24 20/33
685.66
182.79
Colton Jn 08/59 08/58   20/19 20/28
677.62
188.40
York 09/07 [P10] 09/05 [P5] [DF-UF]   20/14 [P3] 20/23
672.21
190.11
Skelton Jn 09/09 [FL] 09/10 [UF-DF]   20/10 20/20
670.50
198.00
Tollerton 09/14 [FL] 09/15   20/05 [FL] 20/16
662.61
210.56
Thirsk 09/22 [FL] 09/23   19/58 [FL] 20/08
650.05
218.36
Northallerton 09/28 09/28   19/53 [FL] 20/03
642.25
232.52
Darlington 09/41 [P4B] 09/42   19/43 [UML] 19/54
628.11
244.57
Ferryhill South Jn 09/50 09/51   19/33 19/45
616.04
?
Tursdale Jn 09/52 09/53   19/31 19/43
613.28
254.53
Durham 09/58 [DM] 10/03   19/26 19/38
606.08
?
Birtley Jn 10/06 10/11   19/20 ?
?
268.02
King Edward Bridge South Jn 10/09 10/14   19/16 19/27
592.59
268.56
Newcastle 10c11a ~ 10c13d [P2] 10.16 ~ 10.18   19c12a ~ 19c14d [P3] 19/26
592.05
270.50
Heaton South Jn 10/16 10/22   19/08 19/24
590.11
285.26
Morpeth 10/26 10/33   18/55 19/11
575.35
303.45
Alnmouth 10/37 10/45   18/43 18/59
557.16
319.13
Belford L.C. 10/47 10/56   18/33 18/48
541.48
335.56
Berwick-on-Tweed 10/57 11/06   18/23 18/37
525.05
?
Marshall Meadows
(Sigs.EG 403 / EG 402)
11/00 11/08   18/20 18/35
?
345.78
Reston 11/06 11/14   18/15 18/31
514.63
351.78
Grantshouse 11/11 11/18   18/10 18/26
508.63
361.72
Oxwellmains Crossing 11/18 11/25   18/03 18/19
498.69
364.07
Dunbar 11/20 11/27   18/01 18/17
496.54
?
Drem 11/32 11/34   17/50 18/06
485.29
383.27
Prestonpans 11/42 11/42   17/44 17/58
477.34
386.77
Monktonhall Jn 11/48 11/50   17/42 17/53
473.64

 

M.C
Location Booked Actual
389.04
Millerhill S.S. (F6) 11L57 ~ 12L19 12.00 ~ 12.19
390.00
Niddrie South Jn 12/27 12/23
390.55
Niddrie West Jn 12/29 12/24
395.68
Craiglockhart Jn 12/41 12/34
396.43
Gorgie Jn 12/43 12/36
396.79
Haymarket West Jn 12/45 12.39 ~ 12.42
400.13
Newbridge Jn 12/51 12/52
407.18
Winchburgh Jn 12/55 12/55
412.16
Linlithgow 13/00 12/59
417.12
Polmont Jn 13/05 13/07
419.63
Grangemouth Jn 13/08 13/11
421.71
Carmuirs East Jn 13/17 13/16
422.27
Larbert Jn 13*19 ~ 13*24 13.18 ~ 13.23
423.03
Stirling 13/41 [P6] 13.42 ~ 13.49
423.73
Causewayhead Jn 13/52 13/51
428.26
Cambus Loop 13/57 13/57 (Main)
429.65
Alloa 14/02 14/00
430.73
Alloa Loop 14/04 14/01 (Main)
436.64
Longannet S.B. 14/19 14.16 ~ 14.17
446.41
Charlestown Jn 14/42 14/35
446.68
Dunfermline Town 14/44 [P2] 14.36 ~ 14.37
448.65
Dunfermline Townhill 14.48 ~ 15.09 14.44 ~ 15.06 [DGL2]
450.62
Dunfermline Town 15/13 [P1] 15/13
?
Inverkeithing North Jn ? 15/19
?
Inverkeithing Central Jn ? 15.20 ~ 15.32
454.37
Inverkeithing 15/33 15/33
458.47
Dalmeny Jn 15/40 15/40
465.21
Haymarket West Jn 15/47 [UN] 15/47
466.30
Haymarket 15/49 15/49 [P1]
?
Princes Street Gardens 15/53 [Line Z] 15/53
467.49
Edinburgh Waverley 15.55a [P2] ~ 17.36d [P8W] 15.54 [P1] ~ 17.45 [P7]
?
Abbeyhill Jn 17/37 17/47
?
Craigentinny Jn 17/38 ?
471.08
Portobello Jn 17/40 17/51

Timings continue in first table.

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