13th March 2010

Railway Touring Company
The Lincolnshire Coast Express

Locos Used 47760 & steam: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used 14099+9392+99125+3093+99316+99121+99127+99311+4960+4984

Route :
1Z43 : London Liverpool Street to Cleethorpes
1Z44 : Cleethorpes to London Liverpool Street

Loco(s) Route
70013 (1) London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Stratford - Temple Mills East Jn - Copper Mill Jn - Tottenham Hale - Brimsdown - Cheshunt - Broxbourne - Bishops Stortford - Elsenham - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Ely - March - Whittlesea - Peterborough - Newark Northgate - Swinderby - Boultham Jn - Lincoln Central - Market Rasen - Barnetby - Habrough - Grimsby Town - Cleethorpes
47760 (2) Cleethorpes - Grimsby Town - Habrough - Ulceby
70013 (1) Ulceby - Barnetby - Kirton Lindsey - Gainsborough Central - Retford LL - Worksop - Worksop Yard
47760 Worksop Yard - Worksop - Whisker Hill Jn - Retford HL - (via ECML) -  Newark Northgate - (reverse of outward route) - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) 47760 on rear.
(2) 70013 on rear.
(3) David Sheppard comments: Booked stop in Bishops Stortford Down Passenger Loop didn’t happen. We ran through the platform loop and straight out to main line. Similarly booked stop outside Cambridge station didn’t happen. We ran from Down Main directly into platform 1. Outward routing at Ely via Platform 1 to take water. Note about P2 in itinerary book may be an error as it would be difficult to run hoses to the island platform. Booked crew change at Lincoln didn’t happen, we ran through non-stop on non-platform line. Delayed outside Grimsby at Littlefield Lane Level Crossing due to police searching for a person threatening to commit suicide in front of a train, apparently not the special. Due to crowds around the loco at Cleethorpes it was impossible to take water and coal safely so this was altered to Barnetby. Ran onto goods line at Brocklesby Jn then detached 70013 outside Barnetby station. 70013 detached and ran forward  to West end of yard for refuelling. At Ely North Jn we crossed onto Down Main and then back over at station into Platform 3 loop.

Sources : Gordon Lacy, Stuart Levett & David Sheppard

Photo Review


70013 passing the carriage sidings at Cambridge (photo: Stewart Levett)


70013 passes north of Claypole heading north, running about 30mins late
(photo: Gordon Lacy)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Sheppard & Scott Spencer)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Street 08.23d [P5] [ML] 08.22˝ [P5] [DM]   22.48a [P6] ?
Bethnal Green 08/28 ?   22/45 ?
Bow Jn 08/32 [BL] 08/30˝ [DTM]   22/42 [ML] ?
Carpenters Road South Jn 08/36 [DBL] 08/32˝   ? ?
Stratford 08/40 [P12] 08/36 [P12]   22/37 [P11] [BL] ?
Temple Mills East Jn 08/44 08/37˝   22/31 ?
Copper Mill Jn 09/11 ?   22/26 ?
Tottenham South Jn 09/13 ?   22/25 ?
Tottenham Hale 09.15˝a ~ 09.16˝d [P2] 09.15 ~ 09.17   22.21a ~ 22.23d [P1] 22.35˝ ~ ??.??
Brimsdown 09/23˝ ?   22/16 ?
Cheshunt 09/27˝ [P2] ?   22/13 [P1] 22/27
Broxbourne 09/32˝ [P4] [DPL] 09/34 [P4] [DC]   22*06 ~ 22*10 [P1] 22/24˝ [P2]
Broxbourne DPL 09.35 ~ 09.37 DIV  
Broxbourne Jn 09/40 ?   22/03 [UPL] ?
Harlow Town 09/46 [P3] ?   21/57 22/20 [P2]
Bishops Stortford 09.58a ~ 09.59˝d [P1] 09.53 ~ 09.59˝   21.46a ~ 21.48d [P2] 22.10˝ ~ 22.12˝ [P2]
Stansted Mountfitchet 10/04˝ ?   21/42 22/06˝
Stansted North Jn 10/05˝ ?   21/40 ?
Audley End 10/17 10/13˝   21/32 [P1] ?
Shepreth Branch Jn 10/30 [DS] ?   21/23 ?
Cambridge 10.38 ~ 10.48 [P1] 10.37 ~ 10.48˝ [DM] [P1] [TL]   21.16a ~ 21.18d [P4] 21.42 ~ 21.44 [P1]
Coldham Lane Jn 10/51 ?   21/13 ?
Ely Dock Jn 11/04 [UL] ?   21/10 ?
Ely 11w06a ~ 11w18d 11.07 ~ 11.26˝ [P1]   20.48a ~ 20.58d [P3] 21.23˝ ~ 21.24˝ [P3]
Ely North Jn 11/22 11/30˝   20/45 [UL] 21/18˝ [DM]
March 11/39 11/47˝   20/27 20/56
Whittlesea 11/50 11/57   20/17 ?
Peterborough East Jn 12/00 ?   20/09 ?
Peterborough 12.03 ~ 12.05 [P5] [SL] 12.05 ~ 12.08 [P5]   20.02a ~ 20.07d [P4] 20.33 ~ 20.34˝ [P4]
Helpston Jn 12/12 12/17˝  
Tallington Jn 12/18 ?   19/44 20/22˝ [UF]
Stoke Jn 12/33 12/43   19/22 [SL] 20/09 [SL]
Grantham 12w39a ~ 12w55d [GL] 12.53 ~ 13.13˝   19.02a ~ 19.04d {p1] 20.01 ~ 20.13
Claypole Loop 13/04 13/30 [DPL]   18/53 ?
Newark Northgate 13/10 [P3] 13/43 [P3]   18/49 [P2] 19/48

 

Location Booked Actual
Newark Crossing East Jn 13/12 ?
Boultham Jn 13/32 14/07
West Holmes Jn 13/33 14/07˝ [UGF]
Lincoln Central 13c36 ~ 13c38 [P3] 14/11 [UG]
Pelham Street Jn 13/40 ?
Langworth SB 13/50 ?
Wickenby SB 13/57 ?
Holton-le-Moor SB 14/09 ?
Wrawby Jn 14/23 [FL] 14/44˝
Barnetby 14/26 [P2] 14/47 [P2]
Brocklesby Jn 14/32 14/53˝
Habrough 14/36 14/56
Grimsby Town 14/57 [P1] 15/37 [P1]
Grimsby Pasture Street Sig 1000 15.00 ~ 15.08 [ML]
Cleethorpes [P3] 15.15a ~ 16.10d [P3] [P1] 15.46 ~ 16.16˝ [P1]
Grimsby Town 16/18 [P2] 16/21˝
habrough 16/27 16/33
Ulceby 16.30 ~ 16.34 16.36˝ ~ 16.40˝
Brocklesby Jn 16/37 [ML] 16/45 [DG]
Barnetby 16/44 [P3] [FL] 17/54 [P4]
Wrawby Jn 16/45 17/57˝
Brigg 16/51 18/04
Kirton Lime Sidings 17/00 ?
Kirton Lindsey 17/04 ?
Northorpe SB 17x09 ~ 17x13 ?
Gainsborough Central 17/29 18/27
Trent Jn's 17/31 18/31
Clarborough Jn 17/42 18/40
Retford LL 17/48 18/46
Thrumpton West Jn 17/49 ?
Worksop 18c00 ~ 18c02 [P1] 18.58 ~ 19.00
Worksop SS 18L06 ~ 18L19 19.03˝ ~ 19.17
[DN Reception #2]
Worksop 18/21 [P2] 19/19
Thrumpton West Jn 18/29 19/26˝
Retford 18/34 [P2] 18/30 [P2]
Newark Flat Crossing 18/48 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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