14th May 2011

East Midlands Trains
The Mid-Norfolk Marauder

HST Used 43082 'Railway Children - The Voice For Street Children Worldwide' +41156+41041+40746+42132+42131+42331+42133+44046+43075 (set NL6)

Route :
1Z43 : London St Pancras to Dereham
1Z44 : Dereham to London St Pancras

Traction Route
43082 t/t 43075 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Syston South Jn - Melton Mowbray - Oakham - Stamford - Peterborough - Whittlesea - March - Ely West Jn - Ely North Jn - Ely
43075 t/t 43082 Ely - Ely North Jn - Thetford - Wymondham
43082 t/t 43075 Wymondham - Thuxton - Dereham
43075 t/t 43082 Dereham - Thuxton - Wymondham - Norwich
43082 t/t 43075 Norwich - Wymondham - Thetford - Ely North Jn - Ely West Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) This tour was run to raise money for the Railway Children charity. The train was provided by East Midlands trains. It was crewed by East Midlands Train staff and tour bookings were processed by UK Railtours all of whom donated their time and assets free of charge, with all profits going to the charity. The headboard was to be auctioned on E-Bay (bids from 21/05/2011 for 7 days). The tour was expected to raise well in excess of 20k for the Railway Children.
(2) Hauling the complete HST set.
(3) Also available for passengers to use by leaving the train at Thuxton was:
37219 'Shirley Ann Smith' + D8069 (dragging 86101 'Sir William A Stanier FRS' & stock: ????+1218+5255+5265+17089) from Thuxton to Dereham, leaving the HST at Thuxton while on its way to Wymondham.
73210 'Selhurst' + 73109 (dragging stock: 17089+5265+5255+1218+???? & '86101 Sir William A Stanier FRS') from Dereham to Thuxton, joining the HST on its return to Dereham.
The unidentified coach listed as ????, a mark 2, carried no identification on either side.
(4) During the tour layover at Dereham (booked 13.23 - 15.35) the HST made one round trip to Wymondham Abbey as a service train, part of the M.N.R. "Drags 'n' Rescues" gala event. 43075 led 43082 to Wymondham Abbey (50019 was booked to be on the rear as a positioning move) then the set was hauled back to Dereham by 50019 'Ramillies', recreating a Western Region rescue of the British Rail era. Tour passengers were able to make this additional round trip on payment of a 5 supplement.

Sources : Robert Frise & Howard Parker (joined/left the train at Leicester)

Photo Review


43075 (above) & 43082 seen during the reversal at Ely (photos: Robert Frise)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robert Frise & Howard Parker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
St Pancras 07.42d ?   21.45a ?
Camley Street Jn 07/43 ?   21/43 ?
Dock Jn South 07/43 ?   21/42 ?
Dock Jn North 07/44 ?   21/40 ?
Kentish Town 07/45 ?   21/39 ?
Carlton Road Jn 07/45 ?   21/38 ?
West Hampstead Thameslink 07/47 ?   21/31 ?
Hendon 07/50 ?   21/28 ?
Radlett Jn 07/54 ?   21/24 ?
St Albans 07/59 ?   21/21 ?
Harpenden Jn 08/04 ?   21/18 ?
Luton Airport Parkway 08.07a ~ 08.09d ?   21.10a ~ 21.12d ?
Luton 08/11 ?   21/08 ?
Leagrave Jn 08/13 ?   21/05 ?
Flitwick 08/17 ?   21/00 ?
Bedford South Jn 08/22 ?   20/55 ?
Bedford 08/23 ?   20/51 ?
Bedford North Jn 08/24 ?   20/51 ?
Sharnbrook Jn 08/35 ?   20/46 ?
Wellingborough 08/42 ?   20/40 ?
Kettering 08.47a ~ 08.49d ?   20.29a ~ 20.31d ?
Market Harborough 08/58 ?   20/20 ?
Wigston North Jn 09/11 ?   20/10 ?
Leicester 09.20a ~ 09.22d ??.?? ~ 09.22 [P2]   20.03a ~ 20.06d 20.04 ~ ??.?? [P3]
Syston South Jn 09/29 09/29   19/58 19/49 [U&DS]
Syston East Jn 09/32 ?   19/58 ?
Frisby 09/40 ?   19/51 ?
Melton Mowbray 09/44 09/38   19/47 19/39
Whissendine 09/52 ?   19/40 ?
Langham Jn 09/55 ?   19/35 ?
Oakham 09/56 09/19   19/32 19/27
Manton Jn 10/00 09/52   19/24 19/24
Ketton SB 10/06 ?   19/15 ?
Stamford 10/11 10/06   ? 19/15
Helpston Jn 10/17 10/11   19/06 ?
Peterborough 10/25 10/25 [P4]   19/00 18/57 [P5]
Peterborough East Jn 10/27 ?   18/55 ?
Whittlesea 10/33 ?   18/51 ?
March West Jn 10/42 ?   18/43 ?
March 10/43 10/43   18/42 18/40
Ely West Jn ? ?   ? 18.17 ~ 18.23
Ely North Jn 10/58 10/56  
Ely 11.01a ~ 11.34d 10.59 ~ 11.34  
Ely North Jn 11/38 11/37   18.03 ~ 18.25 18/14
Brandon 11/55 ?   17/43 ?
Thetford 12/03 12/04   17/36 17/48
Attleborough 12/22 12/19   17/24 17/20
Wymondham 12.28 ~ 12.38 12.27 ~ 12.33  
Dereham 13.23a ~ 15.25d 13.40 ~ 15.40  
Wymondham 16/35 16.33 ~ 16.34   17/18 17/15
Trowse Jn 16/45 16/44   17/08 ?
Trowse Swing Bridge 16/49 ?   17/07 ?
Thorpe Jn 16/49 ?   17/03 ?
Norwich 16.50a 16.47 [P1]   17.02d 17/02

M.N.R. Gala Timings

Location Booked Booked Booked Booked
Traction ? ? HST ?
Dereham 11.15d 12.30d 13.30d 14.30d
Yaxham ? ? ? ?
Thuxton 11.33a ~ 11.38d 12.48a ~ 12.53d 13.48a ~ 13.53d 14.48a ~ 14.53d
Kimberley Park ? ? ? ?
Wymondham Abbey 11.55a 13.10a 14.10a 15.10a
 
Location Booked Booked Booked Booked
Traction ? 50019 + HST ? ?
Wymondham Abbey 13.30d 14.30d 15.30d 16.30d
Kimberley Park ? ? ? ?
Thuxton 13.49a ~ 13.53d 14.49a ~ 14.53d 15.49a ~ 15.53d 16.49a ~ 16.53d
Yaxham ? ? ? ?
Dereham 14.11a 15.11a 16.11a 17.11a


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