10th June 2011

Rail Blue Charters
The Canterbury Tale

Locos Used 67005 'Queen's Messenger' & 67006 'Royal Sovereign'
Stock Used 5925+6001+5919+5810+1254+3424+3358+3331+3366+80042+3232+3374

Route :
1Z70 : Doncaster to Canterbury West
1Z71 : Canterbury West to Doncaster

Loco(s) Route
67005 (1) Doncaster - Mexborough - Swinton - Aldwarke Jn - Meadowhall - Sheffield - Dronfield - Chesterfield - Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway - Langley Mill - Trowell Jn - Toton Centre - Trent - (via MML) - Brent Curve Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Kew East Jn - New Kew Jn - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Longhdge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Crofton Road Jn - Nunhead - Bellingham - Shortlands Jn - Bickley Jn - Petts Wood Jn - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Aschford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Sandwich - Deal - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford International - (reverse of outward route) - Petts Wood Jn - Chislehurst - Lewisham - Nunhead - (reverse of outward route) - Doncaster

Notes :
(1) 67006 on rear.


67006 brings up the rear at Canterbury West (photo: Aled Williams)

Sources : Paul Atkinson & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Atkinson & Nick Bartlett)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Doncaster 05.12d [P8] 05.12   00.30a [P8] 00.35
Hexthorpe Jn 05/16 05/16   00/26 00/31
Mexborough 05/22 ?   00/19 ?
Swinton 05.24a ~ 05.28d [P3] 05.24 ~ 05.29   00.15a ~ 00.18d [P1] 00.21 ~ 00.23
Aldwarke Jn 05/30 05/32   00/12 00/18
Holmes Jn 05/33 05/38   00/09 00/15
Meadowhall 05.36a ~ 05.39d [P1] 05.41 ~ 05.42   00.05a ~ 00.08d 00.11 ~ 00.13
Wincobank Jn 05/40 ?   00/04 ?
Nunnery Main Line Jn 05/43 ?   00/01 ?
Sheffield 05.45a ~ 05.48d [P6] 05.49 ~ 05.50   23.56a ~ 23.59d [P1] 00.01 ~ 00.05
Dore Station Jn 05/54 05/57   23/50 23/55
Tapton Jn 06/04 [UBH] ?   23/42 ?
Chesterfield 06.06a ~ 06.09d 06.09 ~ 06.14   23.37a ~ 23.40d [GL] [DBH] 23.42 ~ 23.44
Chesterfield South Jn 06/10 [EL]     23/35 [DBH] ?
Clay Cross North Jn 06/13 06/19   23/33 [EL] 23/38
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway 06.22a ~ 06.25d 06.25 ~ 06.28   23.20a ~ 23.23d 23.29 ~ 23.30
Ironville Jn 06/29 [ML] 06/31   23/16 [DEF] 23/26
Langley Mill 06/32 [ML] 06/34   23/13 [ML] 23/22
Trowell South Jn 06/37 [ML] 06/38   23/09 [ML] 23/18
Toton Centre 06/42 [ML] 06/41   23/05 [ML] 23/15
Toton Jn 06/43 [ML] ?   23/04 [ML] ?
Trent East Jn 06/50 [ML] 06/50   23/02 [ML] 23/12
Trent South Jn 06/51 [FL] 06/52   23/00 23/11
East Midlands Parkway 06.53a ~ 06.56d [P2] [FL] 06.55 ~ 06.58   22.55a ~ 22.58d [P1] [FL] 23.07 ~ 23.09
Loughborough 07/03 [FL] 07/04   22/48 [FL] ?
Sileby Jn 07/07 [FL] 07/08   22/44 [FL] 22/59
Syston South Jn 07/09 [FL] 07/10   22/42 [FL] 22/56
Leicester 07.14a ~ 07.21d [P4] [FL] 07.16 ~ 07.27   22.33a ~ 22.36d [P2] [FL] 22.49 ~ 22.51
Wigston North Jn 07/26 07/32   22/28 [FL] 22/44
Market Harborough 07.38a ~ 07.40d [P2] 07.45 ~ 07.49   22.12a ~ 22.15d [P1] 22.28 ~ 22.33
Kettering North Jn ? ?   22/03 [ML] ?
Kettering 07.50a ~ 07.53d [P3] 08.01 ~ 08.03   21.55a ~ 21.59d [P2] [SL] 22.03 ~ 22.08
Kettering South Jn ? ?   21/53 [SL] ?
Harrowden Jn 08/00 08/08   ? ?
Wellingborough 08.03a ~ 08.07d [P3] [SL] 08.11 ~ 08.14   21.43a ~ 21.46d [P1] 21.52 ~ 21.56
Sharnbrook Jn 08/18 [SL] 08/25   21/36 [FL] 21/42
Bedford North Jn 08/29 [SL] ?   21/21 [FL]  
Bedford 08.32a ~ 08.34d [P3] 08.43 ~ 08.45   21.16a ~ 21.19d [P4] [FL] 21.29 ~ 21.33
Bedford South Jn 08/39 [SL] ?   21/15 [FL] ?
Flitwick 08/47 [FL] 08/56   21/07 [FL] 21/17
Leagrave Jn 08/52 ?   21/02 [FL] ?
Luton 08.56a ~ 08.59d [P4] [FL] 09.09 ~ 09.12   20.57a ~ 21.00d [P5] [FL] 21.04 ~ 21.08
Harpenden Jn 09/06 [SL] ?   20/53 [SL] ?
St Albans City 09/11 [SL] 09/25   20/49 [P2] [SL] 20/54
Radlett Jn 09/17 [SL] 09/28   20/43 [SL] 20/50
Silkstream Jn 09/26 [UHL] ?   20/35 [SL] ?
Hendon 09/31 [UHL] ?   20/30 [DHL] 20/36
Brent Curve Jn 09/35 09/43   20/26 [DHL] 20/34
Dudding Hill Jn 09/38 09/49   20/24 20/31
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 09/44 09/57   20/18 20/22
Acton Wells Jn 09/47 10/01   20/16 20/20
South Acton Jn 09/52 ?   20/10 ?
Kew East Jn 09/55 10/11   20/03 20/08
New Kew Jn 10/00 ?   20/01 ?
Barnes 10/07 [P1] [SL] 10/21   19/54 [P3] 20/00
Clapham Junction 10/16 [P3] 10/27   19c47 ~ 19c48 [P5] [FL] 19.52 ~ 19.53
Longhedge Jn 10/23 ?   19/43 ?
Factory Jn 10/25 [AL] 10/32   19/41 ?
Voltaire Road Jn 10/26 [AL] 10/33   19/39 [AL] 19/39
Denmark Hill 10/30 [P2] [AL] ?   19/34 [P1] [AL] ?
Crofton Road Jn 10/32 10/40   19/33 [AL] 19/35
Nunhead 10/34 [P2] 10/43   19/30 [P1] 19/32
Lewisham   19/18 [P1] 19/18
Hither Green   19/15 [P3] [SL] 19/14
Grove Park   19/11 [P2] [SL] 19/09
Chislehurst   19/08 [P1] 19/07
Bellingham 10/40 [P2] 10/48  
Shortlands Jn 10/44 10/50  
Bickley Jn 10/51 [DSV] 10/58  
Petts Wood Jn 10/53 [SL] 11/04   19/06 19/06
Orpington 10/59 [P3] 11/07   19/04 19/03
Sevenoaks 11/09 [P3] 11/15   18/56 [P2] [FL] 18/56
Tonbridge 11/18 11/23   18/47 [P1] 18/45
Paddock Wood 11/23 11/28   18/39 18/39
Headcorn 11/33 11/36   18/30 18/31
Ashford International 11.45a ~ 11.47d [P2] 11.47 ~ 11.50   18.19a ~ 18.21d [P2] 18.18 ~ 18.21
Wye 11/56 [P2] ?  
Saltwood Jn   18/04 18/04
Folkestone Central   18/00 [P1] 18/00
Dover Priory   17/48 [P1] 17/46
Buckland Jn   17/44 ?
Deal   17/29 17/26
Sandwich   17/22 ?
Minster   17/14 [P2] 17/15
Canterbury West 12.08a [P2] 12.06   16.54d [P2] 17.01


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