11th December 2010

Railway Touring Company
The
Christmas White Rose

Locos Used 57601 & steam: 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used 12x mark 1/2 WCRC vehicles

Route :
1Z29 : Cambridge to York
1Z30 : York to Cambridge

Loco(s) Route
60007 (1) Cambridge - Ely - March - Whittlesea - Peterborough - Peterborough Yard - New England North Jn - (via ECML) - Loversall Carr Jn - Doncaster RMT - Doncaster - (via ECML) - York
60007 (1) York - (via ECML) - New England North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Cambridge

Notes :
(1) 57601 on rear.
(2) Train departed late from Cambridge due to problems with the empty stock at Letchworth.

Sources : Nick Wason (on train throughout to Ely on return leg) & Gordon Lacy

Photo Review


60007 & 57601 north of Claypole on the outward leg (photos: Gordon Lacy)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Wason)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual M.C
0.00 Cambridge 07.07d [P4] 07.57 [P4]   21.44a [P1] ? 157.29
0.79 Coldham Lane Jn 07/10 08/00   21/23 ? 156.30
14.58 Ely 07.27a ~ 07.29d 08.15 ~ 08.18   21.19a ~ 21.21d 21.19 ~ 21.22 142.51
16.13 Ely North Jn 07/33 08/23   21/16 21/15 141.16
30.24 March 07.49a ~ 07.51d 08.42 ~ 08.44   20.57a ~ 20.59d 20.51 ~ 20.52 127.05
39.09 Whittlesea 08/03 08/59   20/47 20/37 118.20
45.18 Peterborough 08.15a ~ 08.17d [P5] 09.09 ~ 09.14 [P4]   20.34a ~ 20.36d [P4] 20.13 ~ 20.16 [P3] 112.11
45.69 Peterborough Yard 08.22 ~ 09.09 09.20 ~ 09.49 [DA/DD]   19.46 ~ 20.28 19.22 ~ 20.10 [UA/UD] 111.40
46.66 New England North Jn 09/14 [SL] 09.53 ~ 10.02 [FL]   19/42 [GL] 19/17 [GL] 110.43
53.53 Tallington 09/29 [SL] 10/11 [DF]   19/35 [SL] 19/10 [SL] 103.56
68.50 Stoke 09/46 [SL] 10/24 [DF]   19/19 [SL] 18/57 [SL] 88.59
74.27 Grantham 09/52 10/29   19/11 18/51 83.02
84.16 Claypole 10.01 ~ 10.11 [DPL] 10/38 [DM]   18/57 18/42 73.13
88.77 Newark Northgate 10/17 10/52   18/51 18/37 68.32
95.14 Carlton 10.25 ~ 10.36 [DPL] 11.01 ~ 11.06 [DPL]   18.31 ~ 18.39 [DPL] 18/31 62.15
107.38 Retford 10/51 11/20   17.53 ~ 18.11 [P1] 17.35 ~ 18.13 [P1] 49.71
120.69 Loversall Carr Jn 11/04 [WSL] 11/33 [WSL]   17/26 [UF] 17/22 [UF] 36.40
122.33 Decoy South Jn 11/07 11.36 ~ 11.40  
122.75 Doncaster RMT 11.09 ~ 11.29 11.45 ~ 12.23 [R5]  
124.72 Doncaster 11/37 [DF] 12/33 [DF]   17/20 [UF] 17/18 [UF] 32.43
129.11 Shaftholme Jn 11/42 12/38   17/13 17/15 28.24
138.11 Temple Hirst Jn 11/52 12/47   17/05 17/07 19/24
143.70 Hambleton North Jn 11/58 12/52   16/59 17/02 13.45
151.74 Colton Jn 12/07 12/59   16/51 16/55 5.41
157.35 York 12.15a [P10] 13.08 [P10]   16.42d [P11] 16.46 [P11] 0.00


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