11th September 2010
The Norseman & 'Positioning Tour'
|Locos Used||at least 47760 & 55022 'Royal Scots Grey'|
1Z55 : Kings Cross to Newcastle
1Z56 : Newcastle to Kings Cross
|'Positioning Tour'||47760 (1)||Doncaster - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross|
|'Norseman'||55022 (2)||London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Northallerton East Jn - Norton South Jn - Norton West Jn - Tursdale Jn - (via ECML) - Newcastle|
|'Norseman'||55022 (2)||Newcastle - King Edward Bridge North Jn - King Edward Bridge East Jn - Greensfield Jn - Park Lane Jn - Sunderland - Hartlepool - Billingham - Eaglescliffe - Northallerton East Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross|
|'Positioning Tour'||47760 (1)||London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Doncaster|
(1) 55022 on rear.
(2) 47760 on rear.
(3) Route confirmation required - above is as booked. The leg from York to York was also ticketed as the 'Norseman mini tour'.
Sources : various including Nick Blyth, Gordon Lacy &
47760 at Kings Cross with the positioning tour (photo: Nick Blyth)
Heading north, passing Colton Jn (photo: Paul Braybrook)
Abysmal weather at York as 55022 arrives (photo: Nick Blyth)
Better weather at Claypole but running 26mins late (photo: Gordon Lacy)
...and finally, entering Peterborough on the way home (photo: Nick Bartlett)
Timings (Booked Only)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Kings Cross||07.50a ~ 08.18d||18.51a ~ 19.10d|
|York||11.22a ~ 11.25d||15.34a ~ 15.37d|
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