30th September 2010

Steam Dreams
The Silver Jubilee

Locos Used 47760 & steam: 60019 'Bittern' & 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Stock Used 12x mark 1/2's

Route :
1Z31 : 08.07d London Kings Cross to Newcastle
1Z?? : ??.??d Newcastle to London Kings Cross

Loco(s) Route
60019 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - York (Holgate Sidings)
6233 York (Holgate Sidings) - Newcastle
47760 Newcastle - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - seen at Claypole and Retford hauled by 60019. Was booked for haulage by 6233 from York to Newcastle and return but was diesel hauled from Newcastle back to York due to problems with 6233. Carried a 'Cathedrals Express' headboard. A 139min late departure from Newcastle is reported to have ended as an on-time arrival into Kings Cross.

Sources : Gordon Lacy, Roger Geach & Paul Braybrook

Photo Review

Departing Claypole Loop, 50mins down (photo: Gordon Lacy)

Near Retford, still running late... (photo: Roger Geach)

6233 approaching Beningborough, 90mins late (photo: Paul Braybrook)

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