7th June 2013

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
Bath at Leisure

Locos Used 47501 'Craftsman' & 47810 'Peter Bath MBE'
Stock Used 3174+3273+1566+3267+3182+3275+3247+325+17167+10729+10734

Route :
1Z52 : Ipswich to Bath Spa
1Z54 : Bath Spa to Ipswich

Loco(s) Route
47501 (1) Ipswich - Manningtree - Colchester - Witham - Chelmsford - Stratford - Channelsea Jn - Lea Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Camden Road East Jn - Camden Jn - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - South Acton Jn - Kew East Jn - Old Kew Jn - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Byfleet & New Haw - Woking - Farnborough Main - Basingstoke - Andover - Salisbury - Warminster - Westbury - Trowbridge - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa
47810 (2) Bath Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Ipswich

Notes : 
(1) 47810 on rear.
(2) 47501 on rear.


47501 leading at Limpley Stoke on the outward leg (photo: Guy Vincent)

Source : Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
Ipswich 08.00d 08.01   23.20a 23.17
Halifax Jn 08/02 08/03   23/18 23/15
Manningtree 08/12 08/12   23/09 23/07
Colchester 08.22a ~ 08.25d 08.22 ~ 08.28   22.53a ~ 22.59d 22.52 ~ 22.58
Marks Tey 08/33 08/35   22/47 22/47
Witham 08.42a ~ 08.46d 08.45 ~ ?   22/40 22/41
Chelmsford 08/55 08/57   22/31 22/33
Ingatestone Loop - -   22.20 ~ 22.25 ?
Shenfield 09/08 09/08   22/15 22/15
Romford 09/22 09/20   22/06 22/07
Ilford 09/28 09/27   22/01 22/02
Forest Gate Jn 09/31 09/28   22/00 22/00
Stratford Sig.L295 - -   21.43 ~ 21.57 ?
Stratford 09/35 09/37   21/42 21/49
Channelsea Jn 09/37 ?   21/39 ?
Channelsea Up Loop 09.39 ~ 09.47 ?   - -
Lea Jn 09/48 ?   21/38 ?
Navarino Road Jn 09/55 09/53   21/31 21/30
Canonbury West Jn 09/59 09/57   21/27 21/24
Westbourne Road Jn 10/01 ?   21/24 ?
Camden Road East Jn 10/04 ?   21/22 21/19
Camden Road Jn 10/07 10/04   21/19 21/18
Gospel Oak 10/12 10/09   21/15 21/15
Kensal Green Jn 10/24 10/22   21/03 21/06
Willesden Junction HL 10/26 10/25   20.59 ~ 21.01 21.01 ~ 21.04
Acton Wells Jn 10/29 10/29   20/56 20/54
South Acton Jn 10/34 ?   20/49 ?
Kew East Jn 10/41 10/43   20/45 20/45
Old Kew Jn 10/42 ?   20/43 ?
Brentford 10/44 10/44   20/42 20/42
Hounslow 10/51 10/51   20/34 20/35
Feltham Jn 10/54 ?   20/31 ?
Feltham 10/57 10/57   20/29 20/30
Staines 11/02 11/02   20/24 20/24
Virginia Water 11/13 11/11   20/15 20/17
Addlestone Jn 11/20 ?   20/08 ?
Byfleet & New Haw 11/22 ?   20/06 ?
Woking 11/26 11/28   20/01 20/01
Woking Jn 11/27 11/29   20/00 19/59
Farnborough Main 11/34 11/37   19/51 19/52
Fleet 11/37 ?   19/48 ?
Basingstoke 11/46 11/51   19/38 19/40
Worting Jn 11/50 11/54   19/34 19/35
Andover 12/08 12/08   19/15 19/19
Tunnel Jn 12/24 12/23   19/03 19/02
Salisbury 12/27 12/28   18.54 ~ 19.00 18.56 ~ 18.59
Wilton Jn 12/31 12/32   18/51 18/52
Wishford 12/36 12/37   18/44 18/47
Wylye LC 12/40 12/42   18/40 18/44
Upton Lovell 12/45 12/46   18/35 18/40
Warminster 12/50 12/50   18/29 18/34
Westbury 12.57 ~ 13.14 12.57 ~ 13.23   18/23 18/23
Trowbridge 13/22 ?   18/16 ?
Bradford Jn 13/24 13/30   18/15 18/16
Bathampton Jn 13/37 13/42   18/05 18/07
Bath Spa 13.41a 13.46   18.00d 18.00


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z53 : (47501 with 47810 on rear) : Bath Spa to Bedminster
5Z54 : (47810 with 47501 on rear) : Bedminster to Bath Spa

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bath Spa 13.51d 17.50a
North Somerset Jn 14/03 17/38
Bristol East Jn 14/04 17/37
Bristol Temple Meads 14.06 ~ 14.36 17.04 ~ 17.36
Bristol West Jn 14/37 17/02
Bedminster 14.39a 17.00d

5Z55 : (47810 with 47501 on rear) : Ipswich to Norwich

Location Booked
Ipswich 23.27d
East Suffolk Jn 23/29
Stowmarket 23/39
Haughley Jn 23/42
Diss 23/53
Trowse Jn 00/15
Trowse Swing Bridge 00/16
Thorpe Jn 00/17
Norwich 00.19a


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