5th March 2011

Spitfire Railtours
The Royal Scots Grey

Locos Used 55022 'Royal Scots Grey' & 57601
Stock Used 4994+4905+99318+5035+1861+3150+3148+99677+3136+99679+99121+99122

Route :
1Z26 : London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z27 : Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross

Loco(s) Route
55022 (1) London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley
55022 (1) Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) 57601 on rear (providing ETS only).
(2) Train was delayed on the outward journey at Grantham owing to the driver of a service train in front being taken ill.

Source : Gary Thornton (joined/left the train at Peterborough)

Photo Review


55022 is seen approaching Grantham; as seen from Pathfinder's railtour.
 (photo: John Cowlishaw)


57601 departs Waverley for Craigentinny on the ECS (photo: Gary Thornton)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton & Nigel Benning)

M.C

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Kings Cross 08.18d 08.18   22.59a ? 393.12
0.55 Belle Isle 08/20 ?   22/56 ? 392.37
1.54 Holloway South Jn 08/21 ?   22/51 ? 391.38
2.41 Finsbury Park 08/24 ?   22/49 ? 390.51
4.78 Alexandra Palace 08/28 ?   22/45 ? 388.14
12.57 Potters Bar 08.42a ~ 08.45d 08.42 ~ 08.45   22.33a ~ 22.35d 22.16 ~ ??.?? 380.35
20.25 Welwyn Garden City 08/53 ?   22/25 ? 372.67
21.20 Digswell Jn ? ?   22/22   371.72
23.73 Woolmer Green Jn 08/56 ?   22/19 ? 369.24
27.45 Stevenage 08/59 08/58   22/14 ? 365.47
31.74 Hitchin 09/02 09/01   22/11 ? 361.18
44.10 Sandy 09/10 ?   22/01 ? 349.02
58.70 Huntingdon 09/21 ?   21/49 ? 334.22
- Connington South Jn   21/40 ? 325.62
69.26 Holme 09/28 ?  
76.29 Peterborough 09.35a ~ 09.38d 09.34 ~ 09.38 [P4] [DS]   21.27a ~ 21.30d 21.15 ~ 21.20 [P2] 316.63
81.70 Helpston Jn 09/45 09/47 [DS]  
84.64 Tallington 09/50 ? [DS]   21/17 21/06 308.28
99.61 Stoke Jn 10*06 ~ 10/12 10.08 ~ 10.14   21/07 20/56 [UF] 293.31
105.38 Grantham 10/18 10/37 [P4]   21/01 20/52 287.54
115.27 Claypole Loop 10/25 10/47 [DM]   20/53 ? [UM] 277.65
120.08 Newark North Gate 10/28 10/51   20/49 20/42 [UM] 273.04
120.63 Newark Flat Crossing 10/29 10/51   20/48 20/41 272.29
138.49 Retford 10/42 11/02 [DF]   20/34 20/29 [UM] 254.43
152.00 Loversall Carr Jn 10/53 11/12 [DF]   20/24 ? 241.12
155.77 Doncaster 10/56 11/13 [DF]   20/21 20/18 [UF] 237.15
160.16 Shaftholme Jn 10/59 11/16   20/15 ? 232.76
169.16 Temple Hirst Jn 11/06 11/22   20/09 ? 223.76
174.75 Hambleton North Jn 11/10 11/25   20/02 ? 218.17
182.79 Colton Jn 11/18 11/30   19/56 ? 210.13
188.40 York 11.24a ~ 11.29d 11.35 ~ 11.41 [P14]   19.38a ~ 19.49d 19.46 ~ 19.53 [P10] 204.52
190.11 Skelton Jn 11/32 11/46   19/34 ? 203.01
191.55 Skelton Bridge Jn   19/32 ? 201.37
198.00 Tollerton Jn 11/41 11/53   19/24 ? 195.12
210.56 Thirsk 11/51 12/03 [DS]   19/16 19/19 182.36
217.31 Longlands Jn 12/06 ?   19/10 19/12 [US] 175.61
218.36 Northallerton 12/08 12/16   19/09 19/11 174.56
232.50 Darlington 12/22 12/27 [DM]   18/59 19/00 [UM] 160.42
244.57 Ferryhill South Jn 12/32 12/35   18/49 ? 148.35
247.33 Tursdale Jn 12/34 12/37   18/47 ? 145.59
254.53 Durham 12/40 12/43 [DF]   18/41 18/41 138.39
263.69 Birtley Jn 12/49 12/52   18/33 18/34 129.23
268.02 King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/52 12/56   18/29 18/29 125.10
268.56 Newcastle-upon-Tyne 12/54 12.59 ~ 13.00   18/27 18.23 ~ 18.26 124.36
270.50 Heaton South Jn 12/59 13/04   18/22 18/19 122.42
285.26 Morpeth 13/13 13/18   18/05 18/07 107.66
? Morpeth North Jn 13*15 ~ 13*20 13.20 ~ 13.25   ? ? ?
303.45 Alnmouth 13/36 13/40   17/51 17/53 89.47
319.13 Belford Level Crossing 13/48 13/51   17/37 ? 73.79
335.56 Berwick-upon-Tweed 14/00 14/01   17/25 17/31 57.36
? Reston Sig. EG403 // EG402 14/03 14/04   17/23 ? ?
345.78 Reston 14/10 ?   17/14 ? 47.14
351.78 Grantshouse 14/15 14/15   17/09 17/18 41.14
361.72 Oxwellmains Crossover 14/22 14/22   16/59 17/11 31.20
364.07 Dunbar 14*22 ~ 14*25 14.28 ~ 14.32 [D&UPL]   16/58 17/09 29.05
375.32 Drem 14/41 14/43   16/50 17/02 17.60
383.27 Prestonpans 14/47 14/49   16/44 16/57 9.65
386.77 Monktonhall Jn 14/53 14/51   16/40 16/54 6.15
389.53 Portobello Jn 14/55 14/53   16/38 16/52 3.39
390.76 Craigentinny Jn 14/56 14/55   16/36 16/50 2.16
392.28 Abbeyhill Jn 14/57 14/57 [NL]   16/35 16/48 0.64
393.12 Edinburgh Waverley 14.59a 15.01 [P2]   16.34d 16.46 [P2] [NL] 0.00


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