19th October 2013

UK Railtours
The Canterbury Tale

Loco Used 67006 'Royal Sovereign'
Stock Used 5292+4927+1832+3110+3121+1691+3097+3069+3120+1651+3066+3119+21269

Route :
1Z22 : Peterborough to Canterbury West
1Z25 : Canterbury West to Peterborough Stevenage

Loco Route
67006 Peterborough - (via ECML) - Finsbury Park (1) - Canonbury West Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Lea Jn - High Meads Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - Coppermill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - South Tottenham East Jn - Harringay Park Jn - Junction Road Jn - (1) Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Mitre Bridge Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn (2) - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Shepherds Lane Jn - (via Atlantic Line) - Denmark Hill - Peckham Rye - Nunhead - Bellingham - Shortlands - Bickley Jn - St Mary Cray Jn - Swanley - Maidstone East - Bearsted - Lenham - (2) Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West - Minster - Sandwich - Deal - Buckland Jn - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central (4)
67006 Folkestone Central - Dover Priory - Buckland Jn - Shepherds Well - Canterbury East - Faversham - Sittingbourne - Rainham - Gillingham - Rochester Bridge Jn - Fawkham Jn - Swanley Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Gospel Oak (1) - Junction Road Jn - Upper Holloway - Harringay Park Jn - (1) Harringay - (via ECML) - Stevenage (5)

Notes : 
(1) Train was diverted off booked route, due to a Container train derailment between Camden Road and Gospel Oak. 
(2) Booked route was: Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction - Balham - Selhurst - East Croydon - Redhill - Tonbridge - Headcorn - Ashford International. 
(3) The return leg had a late start from Canterbury West due to a fatality delaying South Eastern Trains' services. 
(4) The tour reversed at Folkestone Central owing to a brake failure on the last vehicle (staff coach 21269) which could not be isolated. Booked route was regained at Swanley. 
(5) Due to late running, the return leg made an additional stop at West Brompton to set down passengers. Finsbury Park passengers de-trained at Alexandra Palace. The tour was then terminated at Stevenage. 
(6) Off tour options: visit to Leeds Castle or to the Romney, Hythe & Dymchuch Railway, with locos 9 'Sir Winston Churchill' and 11 'Black Prince' in use.

Sources : Nicholas Braddick (joined at Finsbury Park/left at Alexandra Palace), Paul Warburton & David Lodwick.

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Revised Actual
Peterborough 06.26d [P3] [UF] 06.26d 06.26
Connington South Jn 06/36 [UF] 06/36 ?
Huntingdon 06.45a ~ 06.48d [P2] [US] 06.45a ~ 06.48d 06.44 ~ 06.48
Sandy 07/04 [P1] [UF] 07/04 07/02
Hitchin 07/16 [UF] 07/16 07/14
Stevenage 07.20a ~ 07.23d [P2] [UF] 07.20a ~ 07.23d 07.19 ~ 07.23
Woolmer Green Jn 07/27 [UF] 07/27 07/28
Digswell Jn 07/30 [US] 07/30 ?
Welwyn Garden City 07.33a ~ 07.36d [P2] [US] 07.33a ~ 07.37d 07.32 ~ 07.36
Potters Bar 07.45a ~ 07.48d [P1] [US] 07.46a ~ 07.50d 07.46 ~ 07.50
Alexandra Palace 07/59 [P2] [UF] 08/01 07/59
Finsbury Park 08.02a ~ 08.05d [P4] [UF] 08.07a ~ 08.11d 08.06 ~ 08.11
Holloway South Jn 08/07 DIV DIV
Copenhagen Jn 08/10 DIV DIV
York Way North Jn 08/11 DIV DIV
Camden Road Central Jn 08*14 ~ 08*18 DIV DIV
Camden Road Jn 08/20 DIV DIV
Canonbury West Jn DIV 08/17 08/15
Navarino Road Jn DIV 08/20 08/18
Lea Jn DIV 08/26 08/23
High Meads Jn DIV 08/27 ?
Temple Meads East Jn DIV 08/37 08/27
Coppermill Jn DIV 08/42 08/40
Tottenham South Jn DIV 08/43 ?
Harringay Park Jn DIV 08/53 08/51
Upper Holloway DIV 08/56 08/52
Junction Road Jn DIV 08/57 ?
Gospel Oak 08/25 [P1] 09/00 08/57
Kensal Green Jn 08/38 09/07 09/03
Willesden Junction HL 08C40 ~ 08C41 [P5] 09C09 ~ 09C10 09.05 ~ 09.06
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/44 09/13 09/09
North Pole Jn 08/45 09/14 09/11
Kensington Olympia 08/49 [P3] 09/19 09/14
Latchmere Jn 08/54 09/27 09/21
Clapham Junction 08C57 ~ 09C02 [P17] [DS] DIV DIV
Balham 09/11 [P1] [DS] DIV DIV
Streatham North Jn 09/13 [DS] DIV DIV
Streatham Common 09/14 [P1] [DS] DIV DIV
Selhurst 09/21 [P1] [DS] DIV DIV
Windmill Bridge Jn 09/24 [DS] DIV DIV
East Croydon 09/25 [P5] [DS] DIV DIV
South Croydon 09/27 [P4] [DS] DIV DIV
Purley 09/30 [P4] [DS] DIV DIV
Stoats Nest Jn 09/32 [DS] DIV DIV
Redhill 09/43 [DM] DIV DIV
Godstone 09/51 [P2] DIV DIV
Tonbridge 10/07 [DF] DIV DIV
Paddock Wood 10/14 [DM] DIV DIV
Headcorn 10.25 ~ 10.35 [P2] DIV DIV
Longhedge Jn DIV 09/30 ?
Factory Jn DIV 09/31 09/24
Voltaire Road Jn DIV 09/32 09/25
Denmark Hill DIV 09/36 09/31
Crofton Road Jn DIV 09/38 09/33
Nunhead DIV 09/41 09/36
Bellingham DIV 09/45 09/41
Shortlands Jn DIV 09/48 09/45
Bromley South DIV 09/49 09/47
Bickley Jn DIV 09/51 09/49
St Mary Cray Jn DIV 09/52 09/50
Swanley DIV 09/59 09/57
Otford Jn DIV 10/11 10/13
Maidstone East DIV 10/27 10/30
Bearsted DIV 10.31a ~ 10.34d
Ashford International 10/48 [DM] 10/52 10/58
Wye 10/56 [P2] 11/00 ?
Canterbury West 11.10a ~ 15.54d [P2] 11.11a ~ 15.54d 11.16 ~ 16.15
Minster 16/12 [P2] 16/12 16/30
Minster South Jn 16/14 16/14 ?
Sandwich 16/19 16/19 16/37
Deal 16/26 16/28 16/42
Buckland Jn 16/46 16/48 ?
Dover Priory 16/51 [P1] 16/51 ?
Folkestone East 17/00 [P1] 17/00 ?
Folkestone Central 17.02a ~ 17.04d [P1] 17.02 ~ 17.04 ? ~ 19.45
Saltwood Jn 17/09 17/09 DIV
Ashford International 17/18 [UM] 17/18 DIV
Charing 17/24 [P1] 17/24 DIV
Maidstone East 17/37 [P1] 17/37 DIV
Otford Jn 17/53 17/53 DIV
Dover Priory - DIV ?
Buckland Jn - DIV ?
Shepherds Well - DIV ?
Canterbury East - DIV ?
Faversham - DIV ?
Sittingbourne - DIV ?
Gillingham - DIV ?
Chatham - DIV ?
Rochester - DIV ?
Sole Street - DIV ?
Swanley 18/01 [P1] [UF] 18/01 21/20
St Mary Cray Jn 18/06 [UF] 18/06 21/23
Bickley Jn 18/07 [UF] 18/07 21/24
Bromley South 18*09 ~ 18*17 [P1] [UF] 18*09 ~ 18*17 21/26
Shortlands Jn 18/20 18/20 21/28
Bellingham 18/23 [P1] 18/23 21/31
Nunhead 18/27 [P1] 18/27 21/35
Crofton Road Jn 18/29 [AL] 18/29 21/38
Denmark Hill 18/30 [P1] [AL] 18/30 21/39
Voltaire Road Jn 18/34 [AL] 18/34 21/43
Factory Jn 18/35 18/35 ?
Longhedge Jn 18/37 18/37 ?
Latchmere Jn 18/40 ? 21/50
West Brompton 18/44 18/44 ? ~ 21.56
Kensington Olympia 18/46 [DM] 18/46 22/00
North Pole Jn 18/51 18/51 22/02
Mitre Bridge Jn 18/52 18/52 22/14
Willesden Junction HL 19C00 ~ 19C01 [P4] 19C00 ~ 19C01 22.19 ~ 22.21
Kensal Green Jn 19/03 19/03 22/23
Gospel Oak 19/15 [P2] 19/15 22/31
Camden Road Jn 19/19 DIV DIV
Camden Road Central Jn 19/21 DIV DIV
York Way North Jn 19/23 DIV DIV
Copenhagen Jn 19/30 [DS] DIV DIV
Holloway South Jn 19/32 [DF] DIV DIV
Finsbury Park 19.35a ~ 19.40d [P5] [DF] DIV DIV
Junction Road Jn DIV 19/17 ?
Upper Holloway DIV 19/19 22/34
Harringay Park Jn DIV 19/22 ?
Harringay DIV 19*25 ~ 19*36 ?
Alexandra Palace 19/47 [P3] [DS] 19.42a ~ 19.46d 22.47 ~ 22.49
Potters Bar 19.57a ~ 20.01d [P4] [DS] 19.57a ~ 20.01d 23.00 ~ 23.02
Welwyn Garden City 20.10a ~ 20.16d [P3] [DS] 20.10a ~ 20.16d 23.11 ~ 23.13
Digswell Jn 20/18 [DF] 20/18 ?
Woolmer Green Jn 20/21 [DF] 20/21 23/18
Stevenage 20.25a ~ 20.27d [P3] [DF] 20.25a ~ 20.27d 23.22
Hitchin 20/32 [DF] 20/32 CAN
Sandy 20/41 [DF] 20/41 CAN
Huntingdon 20.54a ~ 20.56d [P3] [DF] 20.54a ~ 20.56d CAN
Holme Jn 21/07 21/07 CAN
Peterborough 21.14a [P3] 21.14a CAN


Associated E.C.S. Workings

18/10/13 : 5M61 : (Cl.67) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Wembley Yard
21/10/13 : 5O61 : (Cl.67) : Wembley Yard to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh T&RSMD 21.26d 12.37a
Eastleigh 21/36 12/23
Winchester 21/43 12/16
Basingstoke 22/00 11/52
Reading 22.29 ~ 22.32 -
Twyford 22/39 -
Maidenhead 22/46 -
Slough 22/52 -
Southall 23/05 -
Acton Main Line 23/14 -
Farnborough Main - 11/27
Woking - 11/15
Byfleet & New Haw - 11/10
Virginia Water - 10/57
Staines - 10/47
Feltham - 10/41
Hounslow - 10/37
Brentford - 10/30
Kew East Jn - 10/27
Acton Wells Jn 23/18 10/18
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 23/20 10/06
Willesden No.7 Jn 23/23 10/03
Wembley Yard 23.31a 09.53d

19/10/13 : 
5Z22 : (67006) : Wembley Yard to Peterborough
5Z22 : (67006) : Peterborough to Wembley Yard (diverted from Stevenage to Ely)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Wembley Yard 03.10d 00.01a
Harlesden Jn 03/21 23/50
Kensal Green Jn 03/26 23/43
Gospel Oak 03/34 23/35
Junction Road Jn 03/36  
Upper Holloway 03/38  
Harringay Park Jn 03/41  
Camden Road Jn - 23/32
Camden Road Central Jn - 23/31
York Way North Jn - 23/26
Copenhagen Jn - 23/25
Holloway South Jn - 23/22
Finsbury Park - 23/19
Harringay 03/43 ?
Potters Bar 03/55 23/12
Stevenage 04/10 23/00
Hitchin 04/17 22/57
Huntingdon 04/39 22/35
Peterborough 04/59 22/21
Peterborough West Yard 05.04 ~ 06.00 21.23 ~ 22.16
Peterborough 06.05a [P3] 21.18d [P3]


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