30th August 2014

UK Railtours
Drax 40

Locos Used 60079 & 66001
Stock Used 3097+3066+1651+3123+21269+3069+3068+3120+1691+5292+4927+5341+4959

Route :
1Z40 : Finsbury Park to Drax Power Station
1Z41 : Drax Power Station to Monk Bretton Loop
1Z42 : Monk Bretton Loop to Finsbury Park

Loco(s) Route
66001 Finsbury Park - (via ECML) - Shaftholme Jn - Temple Hirst Jn - Hambleton South Jn - Hambleton West Jn - Gascoigne Wood Jn - Church Fenton - Colton Jn - York
60079 (1) York - Colton Jn - Church Fenton - Milford Jn - Ferrybridge North Jn - Knottingley West Jn - Knottingley East Jn - Whitley Bridge - Hensall - Drax Branch Jn - Drax Power Station Loop (Recp.2 - Line D - Through Sdg X) - Drax Branch Jn - Hensall - Whitley Bridge - Knottingley East Jn - Knottingley West Jn - Pontefract Monkhill - Crofton East Jn - Oakenshaw South Jn - Monk Bretton Loop
66001(2) Monk Bretton Loop - Oakenshaw South Jn - Oakenshaw Jn - Calder Bridge Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Castleford
60079 (1) Castleford - Glasshoughton - Pontefract Monkhill - Knottingley West Jn - Knottingley South Jn - Haywood Jn - Thorpe Marsh Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth
66001(2) Hatfield & Stainforth - Thorpe Marsh Jn - Applehurst Jn - Skellow Jn - Carcroft Jn - Adwick - Doncaster - Bridge Jn - (3) - Doncaster Decoy Up Yard (Up Goods 1)
66001 Doncaster Decoy Up Yard - Potteric Carr Jn - Black Carr Jn - Loversall Carr Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Finsbury Park

Notes :
(1) 66001 on rear.
(2) 60079 on rear.
(3) Booked to use the Down West Slow Lines to Doncaster R.M.T. to detach the assist engine, however an engineering block on that section led to a re-issue of the timings on 28th August & the Tour being routed via the Up Decoy Yard along the Up Goods 1. Refused on many occasions before, the last use of the 'Up Goods 1' was a last-minute re-routeing of the late running 'Humber Docker' tour on 28th October 2000.

Sources : Nick Bartlett, Stuart Hicks & Alan Sheppard

Photo Review


66001 pulling into Peterborough (photo: Nick Bartlett)


60079 waits at York to leave for Drax (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick, Mark Herriott, Nick Bartlett & Alan Sheppard)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Finsbury Park 07.44d [P8][SL1] 07.45 [P8]   21.35a [P1] 21.32 [P1]
445.13
2.37
Alexandra Palace 07/48 [P3][SL] 07/49 [P3]   21/30 [P1][SL1] 21/29 [P1][SL2]
442.56
10.16
Potters Bar 07.57a ~ 08.00d [P4] 07.57 ~ 08.00 [P4]   21.16a ~ 21.18d [P1] 21.16 ~ 21.19 [P1][US]
434.77
17.64
Welwyn Garden City 08/09 [P3] 08/08 [P3]   21/08 [P2] 21.01 ~ 21.07 [P2][US]
427.29
18.59
Digswell Jn 08*11 ~ 08*20 ??.?? ~ 08.21   21/05 [SL] 20/59 [US]
?
21.32
Woolmer Green Jn 08/24 [SL] 08/25   21/03 20/57
423.61
25.04
Stevenage 08.36a ~ 08.38d [P4] 08.35 ~ 08.38 [P4]   20.56a ~ 20.59d [P1] 20.50 ~ 20.52 [P1][US]
420.09
29.33
Hitchin 08/43 [P2][SL] 08/43 [P2]   20/50 [P1][SL] 20/45 [P1]
415.60
41.49
Sandy 08/54 [P2][SL] 08/53 [P2]   20/40 [P1][SL] 20/35 [P1]
403.44
56.29
Huntingdon 09/07 [P3][FL] 09/06 [P3]   20/27 [P2][SL] 20/22 [P2][US]
388.64
 
Connington Loop   20*13 ~ 20*17 20.10 ~ 20.12 [USL]
380.51
?
Connington South Jn ? ?   20/10 [SL] 20/08
?
66.65
Holme Jn 09/15 09/16   - 20/06
?
?
Fletton Jn ? ?   20/03 [FL] 19.55 ~ 19.58 [US-UF]
?
73.68
Peterborough 09.23a ~ 09.28d [P4] 09.24 ~ 09.28 [P4]   19.50a ~ 20.00d [P1] 19.49 ~ 19.52 [P1][US]
371.25
82.23
Tallington Jn 09/38 [SL] 09/40 [DF-DS]   19/41 19/39 [US]
362.70
97.20
Stoke Jn 09*55 ~ 09*59 09/57   19/26 [SL] 19/26 [US]
347.73
102.77
Grantham 10/06 [P2] 10/03   19/20 [P1] 19/21
342.16
112.66
Claypole Loop 10/15 [DM] 10/11 [DM]   18*59 ~ 19*11 [UPL] 18.55 ~ 19.10 [UPL]
332.27
117.47
Newark North Gate 10/19 [P1] 10/15 [P1]   18/52 [P2] 18/48 [P2]
327.46
118.22
Newark Flat Crossing 10/20 10/16   18/51 18/48
326.71
136.08
Retford 10*36 ~ 10*41 [P2] 10.32 ~ 10.40 [P2-DF]   18/35 18/33
309.05
?
Ranskill Loop ? [DM] 10/46 [DM]   18*16 ~ 18*28 [UPL] 18.13 ~ 18.27 [UPL]
303.54
149.39
Loversall Carr Jn 10/55 10/53   18/06 17.57 ~ 18.00
295.54
  Black Carr Jn   DIV (18/04 ESL) 17/55  
  Potteric Carr Jn   DIV (18/03 ESL) 17/54  
  Doncaster Up Decoy   DIV (17.34 ~ 18.00) 17.38 ~ 17.52 [Up Goods 1]  
 
Decoy South Jn   18/03 [DLF] DIV
?
 
Doncaster R.M.T.   17.36 ~ 18.01 [PS] DIV
293.64
 
Decoy North Jn   17/34 DIV
293.41
?
Bridge Jn ? 10/56   17/31 [WSL] [ESL]
?
153.36
Doncaster 10.58a ~ 11.00d [P8] 10.59 ~ 11.02 [P8]   17.25a ~ 17.28d [P8] 17.27 ~ 17.31 [P3a]
291.57

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
157.55
Shaftholme Jn 11/05 11/07
166.55
Temple Hirst Jn 11/12 11/15
171.49
Hambleton South Jn 11/18 11/20
172.72
Hambleton West Jn 11/19 11/21
174.56
Gascoigne Wood Jn 11/23 11/24
175.64
Sherburn Jn 11/29 11/27
178.27
Church Fenton 11/38 [P3][LSL] 11/30 [P2][DNL]
183.44
Colton Jn 11/45 [LSL] 11/40 [DNL]
189.05
York 11.52a ~ 12.33d [P10][LSL] 11.52 ~ 12/34
194.46
Colton Jn 12/40 [LSL] 12/41
?
Colton South Jn 12/41 [NNL] 12/43 [ULL-UNL]
199.63
Church Fenton 12/46 [P1] 12/48 [P1]
204.12
Milford Jn 12/52 12/57
208.21
Ferrybridge North Jn 13/02 13/06
208.65
Knottingley West Jn 13/04 [ML] 13/08
209.35
Knottingley East Jn 13/07 13/09
211.53
Sudforth Lane S.B. 13/10 13/12
213.20
Whitley Bridge 13/13 13/15
215.04
Hensall 13c17 ~ 13c19 13.18 ~ 13.19
216.31
Drax Branch Jn 13/22 13/23
220.47
Drax Power Station 13.34 ~ 14.04 13.34 ~ 13.49
224.63
Drax Branch Jn 14/16 14/00
226.10
Hensall 14c19 ~ 14c21 14.04 ~ 14.06
227.74
Whitley Bridge 14/24 14/09
229.41
Sudforth Lane S.B. 14/26 14/12
231.59
Knottingley East Jn 14/31 14/15
232.29
Knottingley West Jn 14/33 14/18
234.01
Pontefract Monkhill 14/36 [P1] 14/22
240.26
Crofton East Jn 14/47 14/33
241.40
Oakenshaw South Jn 14/49 14/38
245.09
Royston Jn 14/56 14/48
247.29
Monk Bretton Loop 15.15 ~ 14.55 ~ 14.57 [Up Loop]
+
Monk Bretton Gates ? 14.59 ~ 15.11
247.29
Monk Bretton Loop ~ 15.35 15/16 [Dn Loop]
249.49
Royston Jn 15/43 15/22
253.18
Oakenshaw South Jn 15/48 15/33
253.63
Oakenshaw Jn 15/49 15.37 ~ 15.49
254.31
Calder Bridge Jn 15/52 15/53
255.01
Turners Lane Jn 15/55 15/56
258.23
Altofts Jn 16/00 16/02
261.01
Castleford 16.06 ~ 16.13 [P1] 16.08 ~ 16.18
264.36
Pontefract Monkhill 16/23 [P2] 16/30
266.08
Knottingley West Jn 16/27 16/34
266.54
Knottingley South Jn 16/28 16/35
275.54
Haywood Jn 16/38 16/46
277.44
Thorpe Marsh Jn 16/42 16/48
280.51
Hatfield & Stainforth 16.49 ~ 16.59 16.56 ~ 17.01 [US]
283.58
Thorpe Marsh Jn 17/07 17/08
284.27
Applehurst Jn 17/08 17/09
286.75
Skellow Jn 17/14 17/16
287.45
Carcroft Jn 17/16 17/18
287.62
Adwick 17/17 [P1] 17/19

Timings continue in first table.

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