5th October 2013

Railway Touring Company
The Wandering 1500

Locos Used 47245 & steam: 61572 (as 8572) & 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used [1] : 14099+4984+99311+99122+99121+99316+99125+99127+4973+99304
[2] : 14099+4984+99311+99122+99121

Route :
1Z51 : London Kings Cross to Norwich
1Z52 : Norwich to Holt
1Z53 : Holt to Norwich
1Z54 : Norwich to Highbury & Islington

Loco(s) Stock Route
70013 (1) [1] London Kings Cross - Potters Bar - Stevenage - Hitchin - Royston - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Ely - Thetford - Wymondham - Norwich
47245 (2) [2] Norwich - Hoveton & Wroxham - North Walsham - Cromer
70013 (1) [2] Cromer - Sheringham NNR
61572 [2] Sheringham NNR - Holt
61572 [2] Holt - Sheringham NNR
47245 (2) [2] Sheringham  NNR - Cromer
70013 (1) [2] Cromer - North Walsham - Hoveton & Wroxham - Norwich
70013 (1) [1] Norwich - Diss - Stowmarket - Ipswich - Colchester - Chelmsford - Ilford - Stratford - Channelsea Jn - Lea Jn - Highbury & Islington

Notes :
(1) 47245 on rear.
(2) 70013 on rear.
(3) This tour commemorated exactly 50 years since 61572 hauled the original 'The Wandering 1500' tour on 05/10/1963. 
(4) It was advertised to start from London Liverpool Street, hauled by Class B1 61306 'Mayflower' to Norwich. Then 'Top & Tailed' by G.W.R. 0-6-0PT 9466 from Norwich to Sheringham and return, however they were both unavailable. 
(5) 70013 carried 'The Broadsman' headboard. 
(6) 61572 carried the original 'The Wandering 1500' headboard. 

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 08.18d [P6] 08.18 [P6]
Belle Isle 08/20 08/21
Holloway South Jn 08/23 ?
Finsbury Park 08/27 [P7] 08/28
Alexandra Palace 08/34 [P3] [DS] 08/31
Potters Bar 08/44 [P4] 08/42
Welwyn Garden City 08/54 [P3] 08/53
Digswell Jn 08/55 ?
Woolmer Green Jn 08/58 [DS] 08/58
Stevenage 09/03 [P4] 09/02
Hitchin 09/10 [P2] 09/08
Letchworth 09/15 09/15
Royston 09/24 [P1] 09/24
Shepreth Branch Jn 09/38 09/38
Cambridge 09.43a ~ 09.47d [P4] 09.44 ~ 09.47
Coldham Lane Jn 09w50 ~ 10w27 [DGL] 09.50 ~ 10.21
Ely Dock Jn 10/42 ?
Ely 10/43 [P1] 10/43
Ely North Jn 10/46 10/47
Brandon 11/06 ?
Thetford 11/13 11/14
Attleborough 11/28 11/27
Wymondham 11/35 11/32
Trowse Jn 11/48 11/47
Trowse Bridge Jn 11/50 [D] ?
Thorpe Jn 11/51 [W] ?
Norwich 11.54a [P4] ~ 12.53d [P4] 11.52 ~ 12.55
Thorpe Jn 12/55 [E] ?
Whitlingham Jn 12/59 13/00
Hoveton & Wroxham 13.13a ~ 13.24d 13.11 ~ 13.23
North Walsham 13/37 13/34
Cromer 13.55a ~ 14.05d [P2]  13.54 ~ 14.03
Sheringham 14.21a ~ 14.24d 14.21 ~ 14.24
Sheringham NNR 14.29a ~ ? 14.29 ~ ?
Weybourne ? ?
Holt ? ~ ? ? ~ ?
Weybourne ? ?
Sheringham NNR ? ~ 16.05d ? ~ 16.05
Sheringham 16.10a ~ 16.12d 16.10 ~ 16.12
Cromer 16.27a ~ 16.34d [P1] 16.20 ~ 16.33
North Walsham 16/51 16/52
Hoveton & Wroxham 17/01 17/01
Whitlingham Jn 17/15 17/15
Thorpe Jn 17/18 [C] ?
Norwich 17.21a [P4] ~ 19.13d [P1] 17.19 ~ 19.13
Thorpe Jn 19/14 [W] ?
Trowse Bridge Jn 19/15 [D] ?
Trowse Jn 19/17 19/16
Diss 19/40 19/36
Haughley Jn 19/52 19/56
Stowmarket 19/56 [P1] 19/59
East Suffolk Jn 20/10 20/10
Ipswich 20/13 [TL] 20/13
Halifax Jn 20/16 20/15
Manningtree 20/26 [P2] 20/24
Colchester 20/37 [P3] 20/37
Marks Tey [UGL] 20w42 ~ 21w10 20.42 ~ 21.22
Marks Tey 21/12 [P1] 21/24
Witham 21/22 [P2] 22/21
Chelmsford 21/33 [P1] 22/37
Shenfield 21/47 [P2] [EL] 22/51
Gidea Park 22/00 [P3] [EL] 22/58
Romford 22/05 [P4] [ML] 22/59
Ilford 22/08 [P1] [ML] 23/04
Forest Gate Jn 22/10 [ML] 23/06
Maryland 22/13 [P4] ?
Stratford 22.15a ~ 22.21d [P10a] 23.13 ~ 23.14
Channelsea Jn 22/23 ?
Lea Jn 22/24 ?
Navarino Road Jn 22/29 23/25
Canonbury West Jn 22/32 23/29
Highbury & Islington 22.34a [P7] 23.32


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