16th October 2010

NENTA Traintours
Portsmouth & The Isle of Wight

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & 47826
Stock Used 3313+99678+3352+3350+3326+1201+6103+6022+6000+9496

Route :
1Z78 : Norwich to Portsmouth Harbour
1Z79 : Portsmouth Harbour to Norwich

Loco(s) Route
47580 (1) Norwich Wymondham Attleborough Thetford Brandon Ely Cambridge Royston Hitchin Langley Jn Hertford North Alexandra Palace Copenhagen Jn (2) Camden Road Central Jn Gospel Oak Willesden Junction Kensington Olympia Latchmere Jn Factory Jn Brixton Herne Hill South Jn Tulse Hill Jn Streatham Jn South Wimbledon New Guildford Jn Effingham Junction Guildford Havant Portsmouth Harbour (3)
47826 (4) Portsmouth Harbour (reverse of outward route) (5) Gospel Oak Upper Holloway Harringay Park Jn Harringay Jn Hatfield Hitchin (reverse of outward route) Norwich

Notes :
(1) 47826 on rear.
(2) Train was halted on the approach to Copenhagen tunnel - it was understood that the train had been incorrectly given the route into Kings Cross.
(3) Off train options were a Portsmouth Harbour cruise or the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. The IoWSR was opened especially for the Nenta Trip, with two return trips between Smallbrook Junction and Wootton available, hauled by W24 'Calbourne'.
(4) 47580 on rear.
(5) Train delayed at Havant due to incident on preceding train (fight) requiring Police attendance.

Source : Alan Chilestone (joined/left the train at Thetford)

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