14th May 2011
East Midlands Trains
The Mid-Norfolk Marauder
|HST Used||43075 & 43082 'Railway Children - The Voice For Street Children Worldwide'|
|Stock Used||41156+41041+40746+42132+42131+42331+42133+44046 (set NL6)|
1Z43 : London St Pancras to Dereham
1Z44 : Dereham to London St Pancras
|43082 leading 43075||London St Pancras - (via MML) - Syston South Jn - Melton Mowbray - Oakham - Stamford - Peterborough - Whittlesea - March - Ely West Jn - Ely North Jn - Ely|
|43075 leading 43082||Ely - Ely North Jn - Thetford - Wymondham|
|43082 leading 43075||Wymondham - Thuxton - Dereham|
|43075 leading 43082||Dereham - Thuxton - Wymondham - Norwich|
|43082 leading 43075||Norwich - Wymondham - Thetford - Ely North Jn - Ely West Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London St Pancras|
(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.
Source : Robert Frise
43075 (above) & 43082 seen during the reversal at Ely (photos: Robert Frise)
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Robert Frise)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Camley Street Jn||07/43||21/43|
|Dock Jn South||07/43||21/42|
|Dock Jn North||07/44||21/40|
|Carlton Road Jn||07/45||21/38|
|West Hampstead Thameslink||07/47||21/31|
|Luton Airport Parkway||08.07a ~ 08.09d||21.10a ~ 21.12d|
|Bedford South Jn||08/22||20/55|
|Bedford North Jn||08/24||20/51|
|Kettering||08.47a ~ 08.49d||20.29a ~ 20.31d|
|Wigston North Jn||09/11||20/10|
|Leicester||09.20a ~ 09.22d||20.03a ~ 20.06d|
|Syston South Jn||09/29||19/58|
|Syston East Jn||09/32||19/58|
|Peterborough East Jn||10/27||18/55|
|March West Jn||10/42||18/43|
|Ely North Jn||10/58||-|
|Ely||11.01a ~ 11.34d||-|
|Ely North Jn||11/38||18.03 ~ 18.25|
|Wymondham||12.28 ~ 12.38||-|
|Dereham||13.23a ~ 15.25d||-|
|Trowse Swing Bridge||16/49||17/07|
M.N.R. Gala Timings
|Thuxton||11.33a ~ 11.38d||12.48a ~ 12.53d||13.48a ~ 13.53d||14.48a ~ 14.53d|
|Traction||?||50019 + HST||?||?|
|Thuxton||13.49a ~ 13.53d||14.49a ~ 14.53d||15.49a ~ 15.53d||16.49a ~ 16.53d|
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