11th March 2010

Railway Touring Company
The
Broadsman

Locos Used 37516 & steam: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used [1] : 14099+4984+4960+99371+99127+99121+99316+3093+99125+9392
[2] : 99127+99371+4960+4984+14099

Route :
1Z42 : London Kings Cross to Norwich
1Z43 : Norwich to Norwich
1Z44 : Norwich to London Liverpool Street

Loco(s) Stock Route
70013 (1) [1] London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Hitchin - Royston - Cambridge - Ely - Thetford - Wymondham - Norwich
37516 (2) [2] Norwich - Whitlingham Jn - Wroxham - Cromer
70013 (1) [2] Cromer - Sheringham - Weybourne - Holt
37516 (2) [2] Holt - (reverse of outward route) - Cromer
70013 (1) [2] Cromer - (reverse of outward route) - Norwich
70013 (1) [1] Norwich - (via GEML) - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) 37516 on rear.
(2) 70013 on rear.
(3) Mike Harries comments: It was arranged that, since only a short train could go beyond Norwich, those who travelled outwards on the train should travel by coach back to Norwich, while those who elected (or had) to travel from Holt to Norwich were taken from Norwich to Holt by coach. The information with the tickets said that these passengers would be taken to Holt, then travel by Quad-Art to Sheringham, before being taken back to Holt for the change-over of passengers so that they would get a steam run over the NNR, albeit from Holt to Sheringham. I do not know how these arrangements worked. I was in coach G, the first passenger coach behind the loco, and the crowds at Sheringham were beyond all expectations. We saw the Quad-Art set depart from Sheringham NNR to Holt, where it was in the other platform; it was not clear who was conveyed; but it was certainly working.

Sources : Mike Harries (on train from Kings Cross to Holt only)

Photo Review


70013 waits to depart Kings Cross (photo: Mark Hodgson)


Approaching Potters Bar (photo: Clint Bull)


37516 brings up the rear at Cambridge (photo: Stewart Levett)


Approaching Brandon, working hard (photo: Paul Braybrook)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mike Harries, Clint Bull, Brian Gooch & Andy Pullar)

Location Booked Actual
Kings Cross 08.40d [P6] 08.39
Belle Isle 08/43 ?
Holloway South Jn 08/45 ?
Finsbury Park 08/48 08/47
Alexandra Palace 08/55 08/52
Potters Bar 09/09 09/04
Welwyn Garden City 09/18 09/11
Welwyn North ? 09/18
Woolmer Green Jn 09/22 09/21
Stevenage 09/26 09/25
Hitchin 09.31a ~ 09.41d 09.30 ~ 09.39
Letchworth 09/47 09/46
Royston 10/00 09/57
Shepreth Branch Jn 10/15 10/08
Cambridge 10/20 10/17 [TL]
Cambridge North 10.23 ~ 10.39 10.21 ~ 10.37 [DGL]
Coldham Lane Jn 10/41 10/37
Ely Dock Jn 10/54 10/55
Ely 10/55 10/56 [P1]
Ely North Jn 10/58 10/59
Brandon 11/19 11/19
Thetford 11/26 11/28
Attleborough 11/41 11/44
Wymondham 11/49 11/49
Trowse Jn 12/04 12/06
Norwich 12.09a ~ 13.06d 12.10 ~ 13.05 [P1]
Thorpe Jn 13/08 13/07
Whitlingham Jn 13/12 13/11
Hoveton & Wroxham 13/28 13/21
North Walsham 13/40 13/33
Cromer 13.57 ~ 14.07 13.59 ~ 14.04
Sheringham 14.18 ~ ??.?? 14.20 ~ 14.21
Sheringham NNR ??.?? ~ ??.?? 14.25 ~ 14.42 [P2]
Weybourne ? 14/52
Holt 15.00a ~ 15.40d 14.59 ~ 15.40
Weybourne ? 15/46
Sheringham NNR ??.?? ~ ??.?? 15.53 ~ 16.05 [P1]
Sheringham ??.?? ~ 16.10 16/08
Cromer 16.22 ~ 16.34 16.19 ~ 16.34
North Walsham 16/49 16/54
Hoveton & Wroxham 17/01 17/05
Whitlingham Jn 17/17 17/16
Thorpe Jn 17/21 17/21
Norwich 17.23a ~ 19.10d [P1] 17.23 ~ 19.19 [P2]
Trowse Swingbridge 19/13 19/21
Trowse Jn 19/15 19/23
Diss 19/37 19/42
Haughley Jn 19/50 19/51
Stowmarket 19/54 19/55
East Suffolk Jn 20/13 ?
Ipswich 20/15 [UM] 20.12 ~ 20.16 [UM]
Halifax Jn 20/18 20/20
Manningtree 20/31 20/30
Colchester 20.44 ~ 21.06 20.48 ~ 21.06 [P4]
Marks Tey 21/15 21/14
Witham 21/24 21/21
Chelmsford 21/33 21/31
Shenfield 21/45 21/43
Gidea Park 21/54 21/51
Ilford 22/02 21/56
Forest Gate Jn 22/04 ?
Stratford 22/06 21/59
Bow Jn 22/08 ?
Bethnal Green 22/11 22/02
Liverpool Street 22.15a [P5] 22.19


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