16th October 2010

P.M.R. Tours
The London Explorer

Locos Used 57601 & steam: 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Stock Used 9440 + ??? + 5453 (plus support coach 99041 when 6233 was on the train)
(booked for load 10)

Route :
1Z67 : Sheffield to London Kings Cross
1Z68 : London Kings Cross to Sheffield

Loco(s) Route
57601 Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Chesterfield - Clay Cross North Jn - Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway - Langley Mill - Toton Centre - Trent East Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Long Eaton - Derby
6233 (1) Derby - Long Eaton - Trent East Jn - Mansfield Jn - Nottingham - Allington Jn - Grantham - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross
6233 (1) London Kings Cross - (reverse of outward route) - Derby
47601 Derby - (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield

Notes :
(1) 57601 on rear.
(2) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. This tour was booked to be 6233's last mainline tour before being withdrawn for overhaul.


6233 'Duchess of Sutherland' photographed just north of Holme, bound for
London (photo: Tommy Tomalin/William Marriott Museum/00510)

Sources : Neil Kearns, Martin Richardson & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Neil Kearns)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Sheffield 06.02d [P8] 23.10a ]P1]
Dore Station Jn 06/11 23/06
Tapton Jn 06/27 [ML] 23/00 [ML]
Chesterfield 06.29a ~ 06.31d [P2] 22.56a ~ 22.58d [P1] [ML]
Chesterfield South Jn 06/32 [EL] 22/54
Clay Cross North Jn 06/35 22/52 [EL]
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway 06.43a ~ 06.45d 22.36a ~ 22.41d
Ironville Jn 06/47 [ML] 22/32 [ML]
Langley Mill 06/51 [ML] 22/29 [ML]
Trowell Jn 06/56 [ML] 22/23 [ML]
Toton Centre 07/00 [ML] 22/19 [ML]
Toton Jn 07/01 [ML] 22/18 [ML]
Trent East Jn 07/03 22/27
Sheet Stores Jn 07/05 22/15
Spondon 07/10 22/09
Derby 07L15a ~ 07L52d [P3] 21L47a ~ 22L04d [P1]
Spondon 07/57 21/41
Sheet Stores Jn 08/04 21/35
Trent East Jn 08/07 21/33
Mansfield Jn 08/15 [FL] 21/25 [FL]
Nottingham 08/17 [DM] 21.15 ~ 21.22 [P5] [ML]
Netherfield Jn 08/22 21/08
Bingham 08/31 20/56
Bottesford West Jn 08/37 20/49
Allington Jn 08/44 20/42
Nottingham Branch Jn 08/49 20/36
Grantham 08.51a ~ 08.55d [P4] [SL] 20.32a ~ 20.34d [P4]
Highdyke Jn 09/05 ?
Stoke Jn 09/07 [SL] 20/26
Tallington Jn 09/35 [SL] 20/10 [FL]
Peterborough 09/53 [P2] [SL] 20/00 [FL]
Fletton Jn 10/01 [FL] ?
Holme Jn ? 19.38 ~ 19.52
Connington South Jn 10/09 [SL] -
Connington Loop 10w11 ~ 10w33 [FL] -
Huntingdon 10/42 [FL] 19/27 [P3] [SL]
St Neots 10/48 [P4] ?
Sandy 10/55 [P1] [SL] 19/14 [FL]
Hitchin 11/11 [P1] [SL] 19/03 [P2] [FL]
Stevenage 11/18 [P1] [SL] 18/59 [P4] [SL]
Woolmer Green Jn 11/24 [FL] 18/55 [SL]
Digswell Jn ? 18/53 [FL]
Welwyn Garden City 11/27 [FL] 18/52 [P3] [SL]
Potters Bar 11/33 [P2] [FL] 18/42 [P4] [SL]
Alexandra Palace 11/39 [P2] [FL] 18/28 [P3] [SL]
Finsbury Park 11/41 [P2] [FL] 18/25 [P5] [SL]
Holloway South Jn ? 18/22 [SL]
Belle Isle 11/46 [FL1] 18/20 [FL]
Kings Cross 11.49a 18.18d [P1] [FL2]


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