12th May 2011

Railway Touring Company
The William Shakespeare

Loco Used steam: 60019 'Bittern' (running as 4492 'Dominion of New Zealand')
Stock Used 11 coaches

Route :
1Z78 : York to Stratford-upon-Avon
1Z79 : Stratford-upon-Avon to York

Loco Route
4492 York - Church Fenton - Ferrybridge North Jn - Shaftholme Jn - Doncaster - Mexborough - Thrybergh Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Holmes Jn - Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Chesterfield - Ambergate Jn - Derby - North Staffs Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Wichnor Jn - Tamworth HL - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Bordesley Jn - Tyseley - Henley-in-Arden - BEarley Jn - Stratford-upon-Avon
4492 Stratford-upon-Avon - (reverse of outward route) - Shaftholme Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Hambleton South Jn - Hambleton North Jn - Colton Jn - York

Notes :
(1) originally advertised for haulage by 60163 'Tornado' then 70000 'Britannia' but both were unavailable due to repairs. Booked water stops at Elford Loop and Derby on the return were not needed as 60019 was running with an extra tender.


60019 pausing at Sheffield on the outward leg (photo: Paul Braybrook)

Source : Paul Braybrook

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Braybrook)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
York 08.16d 08.18   22.39a 22.39
Colton Jn ? ?   22/32 22/33
Church Fenton 08/31 08/31  
Temple Hirst Jn       22/16 22/21
Ferrybridge North Jn 08/54 08/47      
Shaftholme Jn 09/16 09/15   22/07 22/13
Doncaster 09.26a ~ 09.29d 09.29 ~ 09.32   21.59a ~ 22.01d 22.04 ~ 22.07
Mexborough 09/41 09/46   21/55 22/00
Thrybergh Jn 09w45 ~ 10w14 09.56 ~ 10.17   21w17 ~ 21w42 21.28 ~ 21.44
Aldwarke Jn 10/16 10/20   21/15 21/19
Holmes Jn 10/21 10/25   20/55 20/56
Sheffield 10.31a ~ 10.57d 10.35 ~ 10.57   20.40a ~ 20.48d 20.46 ~ 20.48
Dore Station Jn 11/04 11/07   20/32 20/31
Chesterfield 11.14a ~ 11.16d 11.19 ~ 11.19   20.16a ~ 20.18d 20.17 ~ 20.18
Ambergate Jn 11/33 11/36   19.36 ~ 19.57 19.53 ~ 19.56
Derby 11.47a ~ 11.57d 11.49 ~ 12.11   18w59a ~ 19w22d 19.04 ~ 19.34
Burton-on-Trent 12/10 12/27   18/47 18/49
Elford Loop 12w22 ~ 12w50 12.40 ~ 12.46  
Tamworth HL 12/55 12/53   18/34 18/38
Water Orton 13/09 13/08   18/22 18/27
Landor Street Jn 13/17 13/17   18/14 18/12
Tyseley 13/40 13/42   17/58 17/58
Whitlocks End 14/00 13/56   17/48 17/50
Bearley Jn 14/23 14/19   17/27 17/34
Stratford-upon-Avon 14.3a 14.32   17.20d 17.22


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