18th - 20th November 2010

Steam Dreams
The Christmas Coronation

Loco Used steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used EH01/EH02 plus support coach

Route :
1Z30 : Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z34 : Edinburgh Waverley to Carlisle
1Z35 : Carlisle to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z38 : Edinburgh Waverley to Euston

Date Loco Route
18/11 60163 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Birtley Jn - Tyne Yard - Low Fell Jn - (via WCML) - Edinburgh Waverley
19/11 60163 Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - Newcastle - Norwood Jn - Hexham - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle - (via WCML) - Motherwell - Mossend South Jn - Mossend East Jn - Holytown Jn - Shotts - Benhar Jn - Midcalder Jn - Slateford Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Portobello Jn - Edinburgh Waverley
20/11 60163 Edinburgh Waverley - Portobello Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Carstairs South Jn - (via WCML, Trent Valley) - Rugby

Notes :
(1) Nick Wason comments: On 18/11 the tour ran inside the time of the Top Gear run last April with a heavier 13 coach load. Very efficient water stops throughout allowed us to regain time as time was lost on a very demanding schedule on certain sections. On 20/11 a stop was taken at Oxenholme due to 60163 having an air pump failure. After this had been corrected we were looped at Oxexholme to allow the late running 11.22 London Euston train to pass. We stopped for a blow up just north of Armitage Jn for around 10 minutes while the crew worked on the fire. The problem was coal taken onboard at Preston which I have been told was the same used throughout the 3 days. I left the train at Atherstone but hear that 60163 was declared a failure at Rugby where the train was terminated. All passengers travelled onwards by service train.


60163 approaching Hougham on the outward leg (photo: Gordon Lacy)

Sources : Gordon Lacy, Paul Braybrook, Nick Wason & Mike Harries

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Braybrook & Nick Wason)

18/11

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Kings Cross 08.17d [P1] 08.17 [P1]
0.55 Belle Isle 08/19 08/20 [UF] [DF]
2.41 Finsbury Park 08/22 08/24 [DF]
4.78 Alexandra Palace 08/25 08/27 [DF]
12.57 Potters Bar 08/33 08/37 [DF] [DS]
20.25 Welwyn Garden City 08/47 08/45 [DS]
21.18 Digswell Jn 08/47 08.46 ~ 08.47 [DS]
27.45 Stevenage 08.53a ~ 08.55d [P1] 08.57 ~ 08.58 [P3]
31.74 Hitchin 08/59 09/05 [DS]
44.10 Sandy 09/10 09/16 [DS] [DF]
58.70 Huntingdon 09/20 09/27 [DF]
69.26 Holme Jn 09/28 09/36 [DF]
76.29 Peterborough 09/36 09/41 [DF]
84.64 Tallington Jn 09/44 09/48 [DF]
99.60 Stoek Jn 09/56 09/59 [DF]
105.30 Grantham 10.01 ~ 10.19 [GL] 10.08 ~ 10.19 [GL]
115.27 Claypole 10/30 10/32
120.08 Newark Northgate 10/35 10/35
138.49 Retford 10/50 10/50 [DF]
152.00 Loversall Carr Jn 11/03 11/01
155.77 Doncaster 11/05 11/06 [DF]
160.16 Shaftholme Jn 11/08 11/11
169.16 Temple Hirst Jn 11/16 11/18
174.75 Hambleton North Jn 11/20 11/22
182.79 Colton Jn 11/27 11/29 [DM]
188.40 York 11.32 ~ 11.52 [P10] 11.36 ~ 11.54 [P11]
190.11 Skelton Jn 11/56 11/59 [DF]
198.00 Tollerton Jn 12/05 12/06 [DF] [DS]
210.56 Thirsk 12/17 12/17 [DS]
217.31 Longlands Jn 12/24 12/24 [DS] [DF]
218.36 Northallerton 12/25 12/27
232.50 Darlington 12/37 12/40 [DM]
244.57 Ferryhill South Jn 12/48 12/51 [DF]
247.33 Tursdale Jn 12/51 12/53 [DF]
254.53 Durham 12/58 12/59 [DF]
263.66 Birtley Jn 13/07 13/09 [DM] [U&DG]
264.22 Tyne Yard 13.10 ~ 13.30 13.16 ~ 13.29 [DD3]
265.77 Low Fell Jn 13/33 13/35 [U&DG] [DM]
268.56 Newcastle 13/40 13/41 [P2]
270.50 Heaton South Jn 13/43 13/44 [DM]
285.26 Morpeth 13/55 14/00
303.01 Wooden Gate LC 14.12 ~ 14.19 14.18 ~ 14.23 [DPL]
303.45 Alnmouth 14/20 14/26
320.21 Belford LC 14/34 14/43
336.06 Berwick-upon-Tweed 14.48 ~ 15.03 [GL] 15.00 ~ 15.08 [GL]
345.78 Reston 15/15 15/25
351.78 Grantshouse 15/22 15/30
361.72 Oxwellmains 15/31 15/38
364.07 Dunbar 15/33 15/40
375.32 Drem 15/43 15/49
383.27 Prestonpans 15/54 15/56
386.77 Monktonhall Jn 15/59 15/59
389.53 Portobello Jn 16/02 16/01
390.76 Craigentinny Jn 16/03 16/02
393.12 Edinburgh Waverley 16.07a [P11] 16.11 [P11]

19/11

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Edinburgh Waverley 08.13d [P11] 08.14 [P11]
2.16 Craigentinny Jn 08/17 08/19
3.39 Portobello Jn 08/18 08/20
6.15 Monktonhall Jn 08/21 08/23
9.65 Prestonpans 08/25 08/26
17.60 Drem 08/33 08/33
29.05 Dunbar 08/44 08/42
31.20 Oxwellmains 08/46 08/44
41.14 Grantshouse 08/56 08/53
47.14 Reston 09/02 08/57
57.36 Berwick-upon-Tweed 09/12 09/07
59.19 Tweedmouth Sidings 09.15 ~ 10.15 09.14 ~ 10.14 [R3]
72.71 Belford LC 10/30 10/31
89.47 Alnmouth 10/47 10/44
107.26 Morpeth Loop 11.07 ~ 11.28 11.05 ~ 11.33
107.66 Morpeth 11/30 11.36 ~ 11.37
122.42 Heaton South Jn 11/49 11/57 [UM] [U&DS]
124.36 Newcastle 12/03 12/02 [US]
125.10 King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/05 12/04
126.33 Norwood Jn 12/08 12/07
129.35 MetroCentre 12/11 12/09
129.75 Blaydon 12/13 12/13
134.27 Wylam 12/20 12/19
136.40 Prudhoe 12/24 12/24
146.47 Hexham 12w47 ~ 13w02 12.46 ~ 13.00 [by SB]
154.27 Haydon Bridge 13/10 13/12
163.05 Haltwhistle 13/20 13/36
172.12 Low Row SB 13/30 13/39
175.78 Brampton Fell SB 13/34 13/44
181.42 Corby Gates LC 13/43 13/50
185.18 Petteril Bridge Jn 13/46 13/55
185.37 London Road Jn 13/47 13/56
186.10 Carlisle 13.50 ~ 16.21 [P3] 13.58 ~ 16.24 [P3]
194.67 Gretna Jn 16/31 16/35
211.76 Lockerbie 16/48 16/51
225.70 Beattock 17/01 17/03
235.74 Beattock Summit 17/10 17/19
244.00 Abington 17.18 ~ 17.43 [Loop] 17.31 ~ 17.52 [Loop]
259.23 Carstairs South Jn 17/58 18/08
259.63 Carstairs 17/59 18/08 [DM]
262.18 Lanark Jn 18/03 18/10
270.19 Law Jn 18/12 18/18
275.48 Motherwell 18/18 18.25 ~ 18.31
277.18 Mossend South Jn 18/26 18/38
277.49 Mossend East Jn 18/26 18/39
278.46 Holytown Jn 18/30 18/43
285.41 Shotts 18/41 18/56
288.22 Benhar Jn 18/45 19/01
300.23 Midcalder Jn 19/01 19/13
309.52 Slateford Jn 19/13 19/23
310.20 Craiglockhart Jn 19/15 19/24
315.33 Niddrie West Jn 19/25 19/38
316.33 Portobello Jn 19/31 19/41
316.56 Craigentinny Jn 19/33 19/44
319.72 Edinburgh Waverley 19.38a [P11] 19.48 [P11]

20/11

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Edinburgh Waverley 07.18d [P2] 07.20 [P2]
2.16 Craigentinny Jn 07/21 07/25
3.39 Portobello Jn 07/24 07/28
4.39 Niddrie West Jn 07/34 07/34
9.52 Craiglockhart Jn 07/50 07/49
10.20 Slateford Jn 07/55 07/51
19.49 Midcalder Jn 08/07 08/04
24.52 Torphin 08/15 08/11
30.11 Auchengray 08/24 08/18
35.34 Carstairs East Jn 08/32 08.26 ~ 08.27
36.32 Carstairs South Jn 08/37 08/29
51.55 Abington 08/52 08/45
59.61 Beattock Summit 09/00 08/53
69.65 Beattock 09/10 09/01
84.05 Lockerbie 09.25 ~ 09.51 [UL] 09.16 ~ 09.52 [UL]
100.68 Gretna Jn 10/09 10/10
109.45 Carlisle 10/17 10/21 [P4]
127.34 Penrith North Lakes 10/37 10/42
146.40 Tebay 10/59 11/02
159.46 Oxenholme Lake District 11/13 11.15 ~ 11.21
172.46 Carnforth North Jn 11/25 11/44
176.62 Morecambe South Jn 11/30 11/48
178.54 Lancaster 11/32 11/49
199.52 Preston 11.52 ~ 12.42 [P6] 12.10 ~ 13.15 [P6]
205.08 Euxton Jn 12/48 13/25 [UF]
214.62 Wigan North Western 13/00 13/37 [UF]
216.11 Springs Branch Jn 13/02 13/38 [UF]
223.06 Winwick Jn 13/08 13/45 [UF]
226.42 Warrington Bank Quay 13/12 13/47 [UF]
228.29 Acton Grange Jn 13/14 13/49 [UM]
234.31 Weaver Jn 13/19 13/54
237.78 Hartford Jn 13/23 13/57
243.12 Winsford 13/28 14/02 [UF]
249.75 Crewe Coal Yard 13/39 14/09 [UF]
250.53 Crewe 13.42 ~ 14.04 [P12] 14.12 ~ 14.29 [P12] [US]
252.37 Basford Hall Jn 14/07 14/34 [US]
258.59 Madeley 14/15 14/44 [US]
269.61 Norton Bridge 14/24 14/56 [US]
275.10 Stafford 14/30 15/02 [US]
281.45 Colwich 14/37 15/13 [UF]
284.14 Rugeley North Jn 14/40 15/17 [UF]
291.63 Lichfield North Jn 14/48 15/46 [UF] [US]
306.36 Atherstone 15.04 ~ 15.19 ??.?? ~ ??.??
311.43 Nuneaton 15/25 ?
326.13 Rugby 15/40 ??.??a
345.12 Northampton 16/09 CANX
361.15 Milton Keynes Central 16.26 ~ 16.28 [P1] CANX
379.27 Tring 16/50 CANX
393.45 Watford Junction 17/06 CANX
402.76 Wembley Central 17/19 CANX
411.00 Euston 17.33a [P3] CANX


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