13th June 2009

Mercia Charters Limited
The Resurrection

Locos Used ex-SNCB: 5120, 5311, 201.010 (5910), 6086 & 7304
ex-SNCF: 63149
Stock Used 42306+49911+41022+42367

Route :
Z18100 : Bruxelles Nord to Couvin
???? : Mariembourg - Treignes - Mariembourg
Z18101 : Couvin to Charleroi
Z18102 : Charleroi to La Louviere
Z18103 : La Louviere to Binche
Z18104 : Binche to Bruxelles Midi

Loco(s) Route
201.010 (2) Bruxelles Nord - Bruxelles Midi - Halle - Braine-le-Compte - Manage - Roux - Monceau Formation - Marchienne-au-Pont - Y La Sambre - Jamioulx - Walcourt - Mariembourg (SNCB) (3) - Mariembourg (CFV3V)
6086 Mariembourg (CFV3V) - Olloy/Viroin
5120 (4) Olloy/Viroin - Treignes
7304 Treignes - Olloy/Viroin
63149 (5) Olloy/Viroin - Mariembourg (CFV3V)
5311
(6)
Mariembourg (CFV3V) - Mariembourg (SNCB)
201.010
(2)
Mariembourg (SNCB) - Couvin
5311
(6)
Couvin - Mariembourg (SNCB) - Walcourt - Jamioulx - Charleroi Sud
201.010
(2)
Charleroi Sud - Marchienne-au-Pont - Pieton - La Louviere Sud (7)
5311
(6) (8)
La Louviere Sud - Binche
201.010
(2)
Binche - La Louviere Sud - La Louviere Centre - Familleureux - Braine le Comte - Halle - Y Curegem - Brussels Ouest - Y Pannenhuis - Brussels Nord - Brussels Midi

Notes :
(1) Originally advertised to use ex-SNCB 6041 as the main train locomotive however though this was reported ready for service, the necessary certification was not in place to permit mainlien operation. The tour was also advertised to visit the freight branch to Bascoup but this was removed from the route at short notice after an inspection by Infrabel which concluded the line was not fit to take a passenger working.
(2) 5311 on rear.
(3) Train was delayed at Mariembourg (SNCB) due to a failure of the points onto the CFV3V line.
(4) plus 6086, not powering.
(5) plus 7304, not powering.
(6) 201.010 on rear.
(7) For visit to depot containing many ex-SNCB locos, DMU's & stock.
(8) 5311 was struggling badly to provide power and 201.010 provided rear-end assistance most of the way from La Louviere Sud to Binche.

Source : Gary Thornton (on the train throughout)

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Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton, Ross Hamilton & Pete Drury)

Km Location Booked Actual
0.0 Bruxelles Nord 07.54d 07.58½ [P4]
3.80 Bruxelles Midi 08.01a ~ 08.06d 08.05½ ~ 08.08 [P5]
5.80 Y. Bruxelles Petite-Ile 08/09 ?
12.70 Lot 08/15 08/20
16.60 Halle 08/18 08/21½
19.50 Lembeek 08/21 08/25½
27.10 Hennuyeres-Garage 08/27 ?
32.90 Braine-le-Comte 08/31 08/35
38.80 Ecaussinnes 08/36 ?
46.75 Manage 08/43 ?
59.65 Luttre 08/54 08/56½
67.35 Roux 09/01 09/03
? Monceau Formation 09/04 09/05½
70.85 Marchienne-au-Pont 09/06 09/18 [P1]
71.45 Y. La Sambre 09/08 09/20½
80.75 Jamioulx 09/18 (09/30½)
87.35 Cour-sur-Heure 09/24 09/37½
93.55 Walcourt 09p29a ~ 09p39d 09/51½
106.95 Philippeville 09/50 10/03
119.35 Mariembourg SNCB 10/01 10.15 ~ 10.51½
119.85 Mariembourg CFV3V 10L06a ~ 10L25d 10.54½ ~ 11.12
125.25 Olloy/Viroin 10L50a ~ 11L00d 11.27½ ~ 11.39½
131.60
0.00
Treignes 11L15a ~ 11L35d 11.55½ ~ 12.17
6.35 Olloy/Viroin 12L00a ~ 12L10d 12.32 ~ 12.40
11.75 Mariembourg CFV3V 12L25a ~ 12L55d 12.54 ~ 13.20
12.25
0.00
Mariembourg SNCB 13.00a ~ 13.06d 13.21½ ~ 13.23½
5.40
0.00
Couvin 13.12a ~ 13.24d 13.32 ~ 13.46½
5.40 Mariembourg 13/30 13/54
17.80 Philippeville 13/41 14/07
31.20 Walcourt 13/52 14/30
37.40 Cour-sur-Heure 13/58 ?
44.00 Jamioulx 14/03 14/41
53.10
0.00
Charleroi Sud 14p11a ~ 14p26d 14.51 ~ 14.57 [P1]
3.30 Marchienne-au-Pont 14/29 15/02
12.20 Piéton 14p36a ~ 14p46d 15.11 ~ 15.17½
20.90
0.00
La Louvière-Sud 14.53a ~ 15.57d 15.27 ~ 16.16
9.45
0.00
Binche 16.05a ~ 16.20d 16.26 ~ 16.38 [P2]
9.45 La Louvière-Sud 16/28 16/47
12.10 La Louvière-Centre 16/31 16/51
17.55 Y. Bois-d’Haine 16/37 16/57
24.95 Ecausinnes 16/43 17/03
30.85 Braine-le-Comte 16/50 17/08
36.65 Hennuyeres-Garage 16/55 ?
41.65 Tubize 16/59 17/17
47.15 Halle 17/04 17/23
51.05 Lot 17/07 ?
58.45 Y. Bruxelles Petite-Ile 17/16 17/37
59.40 Y.Curegem 17/17 ?
61.30 Brussels Ouest 17/19 17/40
65.00 Y. Pannenhuis 17/22 17/43
66.40 Y. Pont-de-la-Seine 17/23 17/44
68.10 Brussels Nord 17.26a ~ 17.33d 17.51 ~ 17.55 [P2]
71.90 Brussels Midi 17.41a 18.02 [P8]


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