2nd February 2013

UK Railtours
The Esk Valley Panorama

Locos Used 66085, 66137, 66162 & 66197
Stock Used 5322+5292+1691+3119+3123+3066+3069+1657+3147+3122+6310

Route :
1Z66 : Kings Cross to Whitby
1Z67 : Whitby to Kings Cross

Loco(s) Route
66162 (1) Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Doncaster - Shaftholme Jn - Knottingley West Jn - Ferrybridge North Jn - Milford Jn (3)
66197 (3) (1) Milford Jn - Church Fenton - York Yard South Jn - Skelton Jn - Thirsk - Longlands Jn - Eaglescliffe - Stockton Cut Jn - Bowesfield Jn - Thornaby - Tees Yard [Down Staging Siding No.1] 
66085 (1) Tees Yard [Down Staging Siding No.1] - Newport East Jn - Middlesbrough - Guisborough Jn - Nunthorpe - Battersby
66137 (2) Battersby - Glaisdale - Grosmont - Whitby
66085 (1) Whitby - Grosmont - Glaisdale - Battersby
66137 (2) Battersby - Nunthorpe - Guisborough Jn - Middlesbrough - Thornaby - Bowesfield Jn - Stockton Cut Jn - Eaglescliffe - Longlands Jn - Thirsk - Skelton Jn -York - Church Fenton - (reverse of outward route) - Kings Cross

Notes:
(1) 66137 on rear.
(2) 66085 on rear.
(3) Plus 66162 dead-in-tow. Mark Herriott comments: 66137 & 66176 worked the E.C.S. from Eastleigh to Wembley Yard, and these locos were initially thought to be doing the tour, but 66176 had a G.S.M.R. radio fault and was replaced by 66162.
66162 however then failed at Milford Jn with low power. 66197 was on hand at Milford and was commandeered to take the train forward, with 66162 dead in train. However due to 66197 only having about 1/8 of a tank of fuel it could only take the train as far as Tees Yard. The train ran into Tees Yard [Down Staging Sidings No.1 Road], where 66197 and 66162 were removed and replaced by 66085.

Source : David Lodwick & Mark Herriott (both on the tour throughout).

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Mark Herriott)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 06.00d [P1] 06.07   22.21a [P1] 22.26
Belle Isle 06/02 [DF] 06/09   22/18 [UF] 22/24
Finsbury Park 06/05 [P3] 06/13   22/16 [P2] 22/21
Alexandra Palace 06/08 [DF] 06/15   22/14 [P2] 22/19
Potters Bar 06.15a ~ 06.18d [P3] 06.23 ~ 06.26   22.04a ~ 22.07d [P2] 22.08 ~ 22.11
Welwyn Garden City 06/26 [DF] 06/33   21/55 [UF] 22/00
Woolmer Green Jn 06/29 [DS] 06/36   21/52 21/56
Stevenage 06.34a ~ 06.37d [P4] [DS] 06.40 ~ 06.44   21.45a ~ 21.48d [P2] 21.49 ~ 21.52
Hitchin 06/44 [P2] [DF] 06/51   21/40 [UF] 21/42
Sandy 06/55 [DF] 07/02   21/30 [UF] 21/30
Huntingdon 07/06 [DF] 07/13   21/18 [UF] 21/19
Connington South Jn - -   21/11 [UF] ?
Holme LC 07/15 07/21   - -
Peterborough 07.21a ~ 07.23d [P4] [DF] 07.30 ~ 07.33   20.57a ~ 21.00d [P3] 20.57 ~ 21.02
Tallington Jn 07/31 [DF] 07/42   20/46 [US] 20/45
Stoke Tunnel 07/44 07/54   20/31 [US] 20/32
Grantham 07/49 [P2] 07/58   20/26 [P1] 20/27
Claypole 07/58 08/06   20/17 20/19
Newark North Gate 08/02 [P1] 08/10   20/13 [P2] 20/16
Retford 08/18 [DF] 08/24   19/58 [UF] 20/01
Loversall Carr Jn 08/31 08/35   19*28 ~ 19*45 ? ~ 19.48
Black Carr Jn - -   19/24 [ESL] ?
Potterick Carr Jn - -   19/23 [ESL] ?
Doncaster Sig. D254 - -   19c18 ~ 19c20 ? ~ ?
Doncaster 08c35a ~ 08c38d [P8] 08.40 ~ 08.44   19/15 [UF] 19/24
Shaftholme Jn 08/46 08/52   19/05 19/15
Knottingley South Jn 09/01 09/09   18/52 19/01
Knottingley West Jn 09/03 09/10   18/50 18/59
Ferrybridge North Jn 09/06 09/15   18/49 ?
Milford Jn SB 09/15 ? ~ 10L27   18/42 18/46
Church Fenton 09/22 [P3] 10/35   18/36 [P1] 18/39
Colton Jn 09/35 [LSL] 10/40   18/30 [NNL] 18/33
York Yard South Jn 09/41 10/46   - -
York - -   17.54 ~ 18.25 [P10] 17.51 ~ 18.25
Skelton Jn 09/45 [DS] 10/48   17/49 17/45
Skelton Bridge Jn - -   17*29 ~ 17*43 [UF] ? ~ ?
Tollerton Jn 09/55 [DS] 10/59   17/22 [US] 17/24
Thirsk 10/06 [DS] 11/12   17/14 [US] 17/14
Longlands Jn 10*12 ~ 10*18 ?   17/07 [US] ?
Boroughbridge Road LC 10/19 11/18   17/06 17/05
Eaglescliffe 10/49 [P2] 11/34   16/48 [P1] 16/48
Stockton Cut Jn 10/51 ?   16/46 ?
Bowesfield Jn 10/52 11/36   16/45 16/45
Thornaby 10c54 ~ 10c56 [P2] 11/39 [DG]   16c41 ~ 16c43 [P1] 16.42 ~ 16.43
Tees Yard [DIV] 11L43 ~ 11L55 [Dn Staging Sdg.1]   - -
Newport East Jn [DIV] 12.05 ~ 12.15   - -
Middlesbrough 11/03 [P2] 12/18   16/36 [P1] 16/35
Guisborough Jn 11/04 ?   16/31 ?
Nunthorpe 11*24 ~ 11*26 [P2] 12.30 ~ 12.31   16*20 ~ 16*22 [P1] 16.22 ~ 16.23
Battersby 11.43a ~ 12.05d 12.53 ~ 12.57   15.42 ~ 16.02 15.58 ~ 16.09
Glaisdale 12.30 ~ 13.07 13.26 ~ 13.28   15.07 ~ 15.14 15.13 ~ 15.28
Whitby 13.37a [P1] 13.53   14.37d [P1] 14.46

 
Associated E.C.S. Workings

01/02/13 : 
5M61 : (66137 & 66176) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Wembley Yard

Location Booked (out)
Eastleigh T&RSMD 21.26d
Eastleigh 21/36
Winchester 21/43
Basingstoke 22/00
Reading 22.25 ~ 22.27
Maidenhead 22/40
Slough 22/46
Southall 23/03
Acton Main Line 23/15
Acton Wells Jn 23/18
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 23/20
Willesden No.7 Jn 23/23
Wembley Yard 23.31a

02/02/13 : 
5Z66 : (66162 with 66137 on rear) : Wembley Yard to Hornsey
5Z66 : (66137 with 66162 on rear) : Hornsey to Kings Cross
5Z67 : (66085 with 66137 on rear) : Kings Cross to Hornsey
5Z67 : (66137 with 66085 on rear) : Hornsey to Wembley Yard

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Wembley Yard 04.04d 23.58a
Harlesden Jn 04/15 23/48
Gospel Oak 04/29 23/32
Junction Road Jn 04/31 23/29
Upper Holloway 04/33 23/28
Harringay Park Jn 04/36 23/25
Harringay 04/38 23/23
Hornsey Sig. K440 04.41 ~ 05.01 23.03 ~ 23.18
Harringay 05/06 ?
Finsbury Park 05/08 22/57
Holloway South Jn 05/13 22/53
Kings Cross 05.17a [P1] 22.49d [P1]


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