14th July 2012

UK Railtours
The Black Countryman / Severn Valley 125 Special / Walsall Concerto

HST Used 43049 & 43066
Stock Used 44046+42133+42384+42131+42132+40746+41041+41151

Route : 
1Z25 : London St Pancras to Kidderminster
1Z43 : Kidderminster to London St Pancras

HST Route
43066 + 43049 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Leicester
43049 + 43066 Leicester - Hinckley - Nuneaton - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Smethwick Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster
43066 + 43049 Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction -Smethwick Jn - Galton Jn - Soho North Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Sutton Park - Water Orton - (reverse of outward route) - Leicester - Syston East Jn - Melton Mowbray - Manton Jn - Corby - Kettering - (via MML) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) Off tour options were a visit to the Black Country Museum at Dudley or visit to the Severn Valley Railway (with D1062 'Western Courier', 50031 'Hood' and 50035 'Ark Royal' in operation).

Source : Ian Delgardo, David Lodwick (on the tour throughout) & Mark Herriott

Timings (Booked and Actual)
(from Ian Delgardo, David Lodwick & Mark Herriott)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 St Pancras 07.45d [P1] ? [P1]   21.48a [P2] ? [P2] 348.65
0.59 Dock South Jn 07/46 [DF] ? [DF]   21/46 [UF] ? [UF] 348.06
1.42 Kentish Town 07/48 [DF] ?   21/44 [UF] ? [P4] 347.23
4.00 West Hampstead Thameslink 07/51 [P4] ?   21/36 [P3] ? 344.65
6.79 Hendon 07/53 [P4] ?   21/34 [P3] ? 341.66
19.71 St Albans City 08/00 [P4] ?   21/26 [P3] ? [P3] 328.74
24.51 Harpenden Jn 08/03 [DF] ?   21/24 [UF] ? ?
29.19 Luton Airport Parkway 08.06a ~ 08.08d [P4] ? [P4]   21.17a ~ 21.19d [P3] ? [P3] 319.46
30.19 Luton 08/10 [P5] ?   21/16 [P4] ? 318.46
40.24 Flitwick 08/16 [DF] ?   21/10 [UF] ? 308.41
? Flitwick Jn 08/18 [DS] ? [DS]   21/08 [UF] ? [UF] 308.12
? Bedford South Jn 08/27 [DS] ?   20/58 [US] ? [US] 300.05
49.65 Bedford 08.29a ~ 08.33d [P3] ? [P3] [DS]   20.53a ~ 20.56d [P3] ? [P3] 299.00
? Bedford North Jn 08/34 [DS] ?   20/51 [US] ? [DS] 298.30
56.45 Sharnbrook Jn 08/42 [DS] ? [U&DS]   20/48 ? [UF] 292.50
65.11 Wellingborough 08/52 [P3] ? [P3] [DS]   20/40 [P2] ? [P2] 283.54
? Harrowden Jn 08/55 [DS] ? [DM]   ? ? [UF] ?
? Kettering South Jn 09/04 [DS] ? [US]   ? ? ?
72.01 Kettering 09.07a ~ 09.13d [P2] ? [P1]   20/30 [P1] ? [P2] [UM] 276.64

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
? Kettering North Jn 09/16 [DM] ? [DM]
82.74 Market Harborough 09/24 [P1] ?
? Kilby Bridge Jn ? ? [DF] [DM]
99.07 Leicester 09.43a ~ 10.03d [P4] ? [P4]
? Leicester South Jn ? ? [UM]
102.23 Wigston South Jn 10/07 ?
107.50 Croft 10/12 ?
113.54 Hinckley 10/16 [P1] ?
117.73 Nuneaton 10c21 ~ 10c23 [P6] ? [P6]
118.58 Abbey Jn 10/25 ?
128.37 Whitacre Jn 10/36 ?
? Coleshill Parkway 10/38 [P1] ?
131.22 Water Orton 10/40 [DM] ? [DS]
? Castle Bromwich Jn ? ? [DM]
137.28 Landor Street Jn 10/45 ? [Down Derby]
? Grand Jn ? ? [Down Stour]
138.19 Proof House Jn 10/49 ?
138.73 Birmingham New Street 10/52 [P6] ? [P6]
140.74 Soho South Jn 10/56 ?
142.52 Galton Jn 10/59 ?
142.76 Smethwick Jn 11/00 ?
145.58 Rowley Regis 11/03 ?
150.76 Stourbridge Junction 11.13a ~ 11.16d [P3] ? [P3]
154.50 Blakedown 11/23 ?
157.55 Kidderminster 11.26a [P2]~ 16.49d [P1] [P2] ??.?? ~ ??.?? [P1]
160.60 Blakedown 16/52 ?
164.34 Stourbridge Junction 16.58a ~ 17.00d [P2] ? [P2]
169.52 Rowley Regis 17/14 ?
172.34 Smethwick Jn 17/19 ?
172.58 Galton Jn 17/20 ?
174.04 Soho North Jn 17/21 ?
174.26 Soho East Jn 17/31 ?
176.25 Perry Barr West Jn 17/34 ?
176.64 Perry Barr North Jn 17/35 ?
181.21 Bescot Stadium 17/42 ?
182.08 Pleck Jn 17/45 [DS] ? [DS]
182.75 Walsall 17/47 [P1] ? [P1]
183.37 Ryecroft Jn 17/50 ?
195.06 Park Lane Jn 18/15 ?
195.75 Water Orton West Jn 18/20 ?
196.36 Water Orton 18/21 ?
? Coleshill Parkway 18/24 [P2] ?
199.21 Whitacre Jn 18/26 ?
209.00 Abbey Jn 18/35 ?
209.65 Nuneaton 18c36 ~ 18c38 [P7] ? [P7]
214.04 Hinckley 18/44 [P2] ?
220.08 Croft 18/49 ?
225.35 Wigston North Jn 19/01 ?
228.51 Leicester 19.05a ~ 19.07d [P3] ? [P2] [DF]
233.42 Syston South Jn 19/13 ?
233.66 Syston East Jn 19/14 ?
239.61 Frisby-on-the-Wreake 19/18 ?
243.48 Melton Mowbray 19/22 [P1] ?
255.09 Oakham 19/31 [P1] ?
258.47 Manton Jn 19/36 ?
266.64 Corby 19.57a ~ 20.17d ?

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z26 : Kidderminster to Worcester Hereford Sidings
5Z43 : Worcester Hereford Sidings to Kidderminster

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Kidderminster 11.36d 16.42a
Droitwich Spa 11/46 15/39
Tunnel Jn 11/51 15/34
Worcester Hereford Sdgs 12.09a 15.17d


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