18th January 2014

UK Railtours
The Old Battle Axe

Locos Used 60039, 66001 & 90029
Stock Used 3119+3066+3097+1691+3121+3120+3068+1832+5341+4927+5366+3110+35469

Route :
1Z48 : Finsbury Park to Tyne Yard
1Z49 : Tyne Yard to Newcastle
1A50 : Newcastle to Finsbury Park

Loco(s) Route
90029 Finsbury Park - (via ECML) - Birtley Jn - Tyne Yard [Up Staging Sidings No.5]
60039 (1) Tyne Yard [Up Staging Sidings No.5] - Low Fell Jn - Newcastle Central - Heaton South [Down Goods Loop] - Benton North Jn - Newsham LC - Bedlington North LC - West Sleekburn Jn - Winning Crossing Jn - Freemans LC - North Blyth Battleship Wharf
66001 (2) North Blyth Battleship Wharf - Freemans LC - Winning Crossing Jn - Marchey's House Jn - Ashington Jn - Lynemouth Power Station [End of line]
60039 (1) Lynemouth Power Station [End of line] - Ashington Jn - Marchey's House Jn - West Sleekburn Jn - Bedlington North LC - Newsham LC - Benton North Jn - Heaton South Jn [Up Goods Loop]
60039 Heaton South Jn [Up Goods Loop] - Newcastle Central
90029 Newcastle Central - (via ECML) - Finsbury Park

Notes : 
(1) 66001 on rear.
(2) 60039 on rear.


90029 waiting to leave Newcastle (photo: David Lodwick)

Source : David Lodwick (on the tour throughout), Nick Bartlett & Stuart Hicks

Timings (Booked & actual)
(from David Lodwick, Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Finsbury Park 07.12d [P8] [DS] 07.12 [P8] [DS]   22.08a [P2] 21.51 582.62
2.37 Alexandra Palace 07/18 [P3] [DS] 07/16 [P3] [DS]   22/02 [P2] [SL1] 21/49 580.25
10.16 Potters Bar 07.26a ~ 07.29d [P4] [DS] 07.25 ~ 07.28 [P4]   21.46a ~ 21.54d [P1] [US] 21.40 ~ 21.43 572.46
17.64 Welwyn Garden City 07/37 [P3] [DS] 07/37 [P3]   21/38 [P2] [US] 21/35 564.78
18.59 Digswell Jn 07*39 ~ 07*47 07.39 ~ 07.48   21/37 [US] ? 564.03
21.32 Woolmer Green Jn 07/50 [DF] 07/51 [DF]   21/36 21/32 561.30
25.04 Stevenage 07.54a ~ 07.57d [P3] [DF] 07.55 ~ 07.58 [P3] [DF]   21.30a ~ 21.32d [P2] [UF] 21.26 ~ 21.29 557.58
29.33 Hitchin 08/01 [DF] 08/02 [DF]   21/26 [UF] 21/22 553.29
41.49 Sandy 08/10 [DF] 08/09 [DF]   21/16 [UF] 21/15 541.13
56.29 Huntingdon 08/19 [DF] 08/18 [DF]   21/07 [UF] 21/06 526.33
66.65 Holme LC 08/26 08/24   21/00 ? ?
73.68 Peterborough 08.33a ~ 08.36d [P4] [DS] 08.31 ~ 08.36 [P4] [DS]   20.40a ~ 20.44d [P1] [US] 20.39 ~ 20.44 508.74
79.15 Helpston Jn 08/43 [DS] 08/44 [DS]   20/35 20/35 ?
82.23 Tallington Jn 08/47 [DS] 08/48 [DS]   20/32 [UF] 20/33 500.39
97.20 Stoke Jn 08/59 08/59   20/23 [UF] 20/24 485.42
102.77 Grantham 09/05 [P2] 09/03 [P2]   20/18 [P1] 20/20 479.65
112.66 Claypole Loop 09/11 09/09   20/10 20/11 469.76
117.47 Newark North Gate 09/15 [P1] 09/14 [P1]   20/05 [P2] 20/08 465.15
118.22 Newark Flat Crossing 09/16 09/15   20/05 20/08 464.40
136.08 Retford 09/27 09/25 [DF]   19/54 19/57 446.54
149.39 Loversall Carr Jn 09/35 09/34   19/45 19/47 433.23
? Decoy North Jn ? ?   19C36 ~ 19C38 ? 431.10
153.36 Doncaster 09c39 ~ 09c40 [P8] 09.39 ~ 09.41 [P8]   19/32 [P3] 19/33 429.26
157.55 Shaftholme Jn 09/44 09/47   19/28 19/29 425.07
166.55 Temple Hirst Jn 09/49 09/54   19/22 19/23 416.07
172.34 Hambleton North Jn 09/53 09/57   19/18 19/20 410.28
180.38 Colton Jn 09/58 10/02   19/13 19/15 402.24
185.79 York 10.04a ~ 10.07d [P9] 10.08 ~ 10.13 [P9]   19.04a ~ 19.08d [P3] 19.06 ~ 19.10 396.63
187.50 Skelton Jn 10/10 [DF] 10/16 [DF]   19/00 19/02 395.12
? Skelton Bridge Jn 10/11 ?   18*49 ~ 18*57 ? ?
195.39 Tollerton 10/15 [DF] 10/22 [DF]   18/41[US]  18/42 387.23
208.15 Thirsk 10/23 [DF] 10/29 [DF]   18/32 [UF] 18/33 374.47
215.75 Northallerton 10/32 10/34 [P2]   18/26 [UF] 18/28 366.67
230.09 Darlington 10/44 [P4] 10/45 [P4]   18/17 [UM] 18/18 352.53
242.16 Ferryhill South Jn 10/56 10/54   18/08 18/08 340.46
244.72 Tursdale Jn 10/58 10/56   18/07 18/06 337.70
252.12 Durham 11/03 [DM] 11/01 [DM]   18/01 [P1] 18/02 330.50
? Birtley Jn 11/15 11/07   17/55 17/55 ?
261.61 Tyne Yard 11L20a ~ 12L03d  11L22 ~ 11L52 [Up Staging Sidings 5]   - - -
263.36 Low Fell Jn 12/08 12.00 ~ 12.08   17/53 ? ?
265.41 King Edward Bridge South Jn 12/11 12/12 [DF]   17/51 17/51 317.21
266.15 Newcastle Central 12.14a ~ 12.19d [P3] [SL] 12.16 ~ 12.19 [P3] [U/DS]   17L03a ~ 17L49d [P3] 17L04 ~ 17L49 [P3] 316.47

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
268.09 Heaton South Jn 12/24 [DGL] 12/26 [U/DS - DGL]
268.63 Heaton North Jn 12/26 12/29
270.39 Benton North Jn 12/31 12.32 ~ 12.42
278.78 Newsham LC 12/51 13/00
281.75 Bedlington North LC 12/59 13/08
282.73 West Sleekburn Jn 13/02 13/11
283.29 Winning Crossing Jn 13/05 13/14
284.23 Freemans LC 13/07 13/15
286.03 North Blyth Battleship Wharf 13.26 ~ 13.40 13.28 ~ 13.35
287.63 Freemans LC 14/00 13/45
288.57 Winning Crossing Jn 14/03 13.50 ~ 13.51
289.08 Marchey's House Jn 14/06 13.54 ~ 13.58
290.55 Ashington Jn 14/12 14/05
294.20 Lynemouth Power Station 14.55 ~ 15.10 14.30 ~ 14.55 [End of line, MP 6.47]
297.65 Ashington Jn 15/50 15/14
299.32 Marchey's House Jn 15/55 15/21
299.69 West Sleekburn Jn 15/56 15.22 ~ 15.26
300.67 Bedlington North LC 15/59 15/34
303.64 Newsham LC 16/07 15/39
312.23 Benton North Jn 16/30 15.58 ~ 16.07
313.79 Heaton North Jn 16/36 [UGL] 16/13 [UGL]
314.53 Heaton South Jn 16L39 ~ 16L58 [UGL] 16L15 ~ 16L57 [UGL]

Timings continue in first table.
 
Associated E.C.S. Workings

17/01/14 : 
5M61 : (66040) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Wembley Yard 
(diverted via Woking & Staines)

Location Booked Actual
Eastleigh T&RSMD 21.26d ?
Eastleigh 21/36 ?
Winchester 21/43 ?
Basingstoke 22/00 ?
Reading 22.29 ~ 22.32 DIV
Maidenhead 22/46 DIV
Slough 22/52 DIV
Southall 23/05 DIV
Acton Main Line 23/14 DIV
Farnborough Main DIV ?
Woking DIV ?
Byfleet & New Haw DIV ?
Virginia Water DIV ?
Staines DIV ?
Feltham DIV ?
Hounslow DIV ?
Brentford DIV ?
Kew East Jn DIV ?
Acton Wells Jn 23/18 ?
Acton Canal Wharf 23/20 ?
Willesden No.7 Jn 23/23 ?
Wembley Yard 23.31a ?

18/01/14 : 
5Z48 : (90029) : Wembley Yard to Finsbury Park
5Z50 : (90029) : Finsbury Park to Wembley Yard

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Wembley Yard 06.17d 23.21a
Harlesden Jn 06/28 23/11
Kensal Green Jn 06/33 23/00
Gospel Oak 06/45 22/45
Camden Road Jn 06/48 22/41
Camden Road Central Jn 06/50 22*24 ~ 22*39
York Way North Jn 06/52 22/21
Copenhagen Jn 06/53 22/20
Holloway South Jn 06/55 22/17
Finsbury Park 07.00a [P8] 22.14d [P2]

20/01/14 : 
5O61 : (Cl.66 or 67?) : Wembley Yard to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked (rtn)
Wembley Yard 09.53d
Willesden No.7 Jn 10/03
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 10/16
Acton Wells Jn 10/18
Kew East Jn 10/27
Brentford 10/30
Hounslow 10/37
Feltham 10/41
Staines 10/47
Virginia Water 10/57
Byfleet & New Haw 11/10
Woking 11/15
Farnborough Main 11/27
Basingstoke 11/53
Winchester 12/16
Eastleigh 12/23
Eastleigh South Jn 12/25
Eastleigh T&RSMD 12.37a


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