18th December 2010

Railway Touring Company
The
Christmas Tynesider

Locos Used 47804 & steam: 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley' & 60019 'Bittern'
Stock Used [1] 21096+9440+4973+99327+1861+3143+99121+99128+99122+506+99127
[2] 99127+506+99122+99128+99121+3143+1861+99327+4973+9440
[3] 21268+99127+506+99122+99128+99121+3143+1861+99327+4973+9440

Route :
1Z22 : London Kings Cross to Newcastle
1Z24 : Newcastle to London Kings Cross

Loco(s) Stock Route
60007 (1) [1] London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Loversall Carr Jn - Decoy South Jn - Doncaster RMT - Decoy North Jn - Bridge Jn - Doncaster - (via ECML) - Newcastle
47804 [2] Newcastle - (via ECML) - York
60019 (1) [3] York - Colton Jn - Church Fenton - Sherburn Jn - Gascoigne Wood Jn - Hambleton West Jn - Hambleton South Jn - (via ECML) - Stevenage (2)

Notes :
(1) 47804 on rear.
(2) Due to one of the footplate crew being taken ill the train was terminated at Stevenage, passengers using service trains onwards. Webmasters note: The fireman on 60019, Paul Kane, had collapsed with heart attack and he subsequently died. Paul was in his early 70's. Sincere condolences go out to his family.

Sources : Nick Bartlett, Neil Kearns, Gordon Lacy, Nick Blyth & Neil Green

Photo Review


60007 waits to leave Kings Cross in the morning (photo: Nick Blyth)


47804 on the rear of the train at York (photo: Nick Blyth)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Nick Bartlett & Nick Blyth)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Kings Cross 06.48d 21.43a
Belle Isle 06/50 21/40
Holloway South Jn 06/52 ?
Finsbury Park 06/56 21/35
Alexandra Palace 07/01 21/32
Potters Bar 07/16 21/23
Welwyn Garden City 07/27 21/13
Digswell Jn 07/29 21/12
Woolmer Green Jn 07/32 21/09
Stevenage 07.36a ~ 07.38d 20.58a ~ 21.01d
Hitchin 07/44 20/50
Sandy 07/56 20/35
Huntingdon 08/15 20/20
Connington South Jn - 20/11
Holme LC 08w32 ~ 08w59 -
Peterborough 09.10a ~ 09.13d 19.50a ~ 19.55d
Helpston Jn 09/22 -
Tallington Jn 09/29 19/39
Stoke Jn 09*45 ~ 09*45 or 09/45 16/23
Grantham 09/52 19/16
Claypole 10/00 19/05
Newark Northgate 10/05 18/59
Newark Flat Crossing 10/05 18/58
Carlton-on-Trent 10*11 ~ 10*36 [DPL] ?
Retford 10/49 18/41
Loversall Carr Jn 11/03 18/27
Decoy South Jn 11/06 -
Doncaster RMT 11*08 ~ 11*30 -
Decoy North Jn 11/33 -
Bridge Jn 11/35 -
Doncaster 11/37 18/22
Shaftholme Jn 11/41 18/16
Temple Hirst Jn 11/52 18/07
Hambleton South Jn - 18/03
Hambleton West Jn - 18/02
Gascoigne Wood Jn - 17/58
Sherburn Jn - 17/56
Church Fenton - 17/52
Hambleton North Jn 11/58 -
Colton Jn 12/08 17/46
York 12w15a ~ 12w42d 17L09a ~ 17L37d
Skelton Jn 12/46 17/06
Tollerton Jn 12/56 16/58
Thirsk 13/11 16/48
Longlands Jn 13/24 -
Northallerton 13/26 16/40
Darlington 13/41 16/30
Ferryhill South Jn 13/55 16/20
Tursdale Jn 13/58 16/18
Durham 14/05 16/12
Birtley Jn 14/16 16/04
King Edward Bridge South Jn 14/26 16/00
Newcastle 14.34a 15.58d


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