4th July 2015

NENTA Train Tours
The Dean Forest Explorer

Locos Used 47804 & 47851
Stock Used 9496+6012+6115+6022+6724+3313+3326+3395+1961+3392+3350

Route :
1Z29 : Dereham (M.N.R.) to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z30 : Bristol Temple Meads to Dereham (M.N.R.)

Loco(s) Route
47851 (1) Dereham (M.N.R.) - Wymondham - Trowse Jn - Thorpe Jn - Norwich
47804 (2) Norwich - Thorpe Jn - Trowse Jn - Wymondham - Thetford - Ely North Jn - Ely - Coldham Lane Jn - Cambridge - Shepreth Branch Jn - Royston - Hitchin - (via ECML) - Finsbury Park - Holloway South Jn - Copenhagen Jn - York Way North Jn - Camden Road Central Jn - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Thingley Jn - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa (3) - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads (4)
47851 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Trowse Jn (3) - Wensum Jn
47804 (2) Wensum Jn - Thorpe Jn - (3) Norwich
47851 (1) Norwich - Thorpe Jn - Trowse Jn - Wymondham [P2] - Wymondham Sig. W32
47804 (2) Wymondham Sig. W32 - Wymondham [P1]
47851 (1) Wymondham - Dereham (M.N.R.)

Notes :
(1) 47804 on rear.
(2) 47851 on rear.
(3) For off-train option by road coach to Longleat.
(4) Off-train options; by road coach to the Dean Forest Railway or, following a short walk to Bristol Quay, a River Avon cruise (13.45 to 15.45) aboard Bristol Packet Boats 'Redshank' and 'Bagheera'.
(3) Due to problems with 47804 on the leg to Bristol the train was diverted via the Wensum Curve in order that 47851 would lead the last leg back to Dereham.

Source : Alan Cooper (on the train throughout)

Photo Review


Tour locos 47804 & 47851 (photos: Alan Cooper)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Cooper)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Dereham 05.45d 05.45   01.00a 01.02
Wymondham   00.10 ~ 00.15 [P1] 00.21 ~ 00.22
Wymondham Sig W32   00.03 ~ 00.08 00.16 ~ 00.18
Wymondham 06/35 [P1] 06/41   00/02 [P2] 00/16
Trowse Jn 06/45 06/54   23/53 ?
Trowse Swing Bridge 06/46 [D] 06/55   23/51 ?
Thorpe Jn 06/46 [W] 06/56   23/51 [C] ?
Norwich 06.48a ~ 07.03d [P2] [W] 06.57 ~ 07.08   23.39a ~ 23.50d [P2] [W] 23.53 ~ 00.02
Thorpe Jn 07/04 [C] ?   23/37 [D] ?
Down Lowestoft   DIV 23.49 ~ 23.50
Wensum Curve   DIV 23/47
Trowse Swing Bridge 07/04 ?   23/37 23/43
Trowse Jn 07/06 ?   23/36 ?
Wymondham 07.17a ~ 07.20d [P2] 07.23 (a, d or /?)   23.25a ~ 23.27d [P1] 23.25 ~ 23.26
Attleborough 07.29a ~ 07.32d [P2] 07.34 (a, d or /?)   23.15a ~ 23.17d [P1] 23.15 ~ 23.16
Thetford 07.48a ~ 07.51d [P2] 07.56 (a, d or /?)   22.57a ~ 22.59d [P1] 22.53 ~ 22.54
Brandon 08.00a ~ 08.03d [P2] 08.06 ~ 08.07   22.46a ~ 22.48d [P1] 22.41 ~ 22.43
Ely North Jn 08/25 [UL] 08/29   22/26 22/24
Ely 08.28a ~ 08.30d [P3] [UL] 08.33 ~ 08.36   22.08a ~ 22.23d [P1] [DL] 22.09 ~ 22.20
Ely Dock Jn 08/31 ?   22/07 [DL] ?
Coldham Lane Jn 08/44 ?   21/54 ?
Cambridge 08.48a ~ 08.59d [P8] 08.52 ~ 08.58   21.48a ~ 21.51d [P4] 21.50 ~ 21.53
Shepreth Branch Jn 09/05 09/05   21/42 21/39
Royston 09.21a ~ 09.31d [P2] 09.24 ~ 09.34   21.26a ~ 21.28d [P2] 21.25 ~ 21.27
Letchworth Garden City 09/44 [P1] ?   21/15 [P2] ?
Hitchin 09.48a ~ 09.50d [P1] [SL] 09.51 ~ 09.52   20.59a ~ 21.10d [P2] [DCF] 21.05 ~ 21.07
Stevenage 09/55 [P1] [SL] ?   20/54 [P3] [FL] ?
Woolmer Green Jn 09/58 [FL] ?   20/51 [FL] ?
Digswell Jn ?? ?   20*43 ~ 20*48 [FL] ?
Welwyn Garden City 10/02 [FL] ?   20/41 [P3] [SL] ?
Potters Bar 10/07 [P2] [FL] ?   20/33 [P4] [SL] ?
Alexandra Palace 10/14 [FL] ?   20/24 [FL] ?
Finsbury Park 10/17 [P3] [FL] 10/22   20/21 [P5] [FL] 20/19
Holloway South Jn 10/18 [SL] ?   20/19 [FL] ?
Copenhagen Jn 10/21 ?   20/16 [SL] ?
York Way North Jn 10/22 ?   20*13 ~ 20*15 ?
Camden Road Central Jn 10/28 ?   20/11 ?
Camden Road Jn 10/30 ?   20/09 ?
Gospel Oak 10/35 [P1] 10/35   20/05 [P2] 20/04
Kensal Green Jn 10/48 ?   19/51 ?
Willesden Junction HL 10.50 ~ 10.51 [P5] ?   19/49 [P4] ?
Acton Wells Jn 10/56 10/55   19/46 19/46
Acton Main Line 10/59 [RL] ?   19c42 ~ 19c43 ?
Acton West 11/01 [RL] ?   19/40 [RL] ?
Southall East Jn ? ?   19/35 [RL] ?
Southall 11/05 [RL] ?   19/34 [ML] ?
Heathrow Airport Jn 11/06 [RL] 11/09   19/31 [ML] ?
Slough 11/15 [P2] [RL] ?   19/19 [P5] [RL] 19/22
Maidenhead 11/27 [P1] [RL] ?   19/12 [P4] [RL] ?
Twyford 11/35 [RL] ?   19/07 [RL] ?
Kennet Bridge Jn 11/40 [DML] ?   19/03 [RL] ?
Reading 11/42 [P9] [ML] 11/39   19/01 [P14] [URL] ?
Reading HL Jn // West Jn 11/43 [ML] ?   18/59 [RL] ?
Goring & Streatley 11/49 [ML] ?   18/51 [RL] ?
Didcot East Jn ? ?   18/44 [UR] [RL] ?
Didcot Parkway 11/56 [P1] 11/54   18*42 ~ 18*43 [P4] [RL] 18/43
Foxhall Jn ? ?   18/40 [RL] ?
Wantage Road 12/01 ?   18/33 ?
Challow 12/04 ?   18/31 ?
Uffington 12/06 ?   18/29 ?
Swindon 12/16 [P4] 12/12   18/20 18/24
Wootton Bassett Jn 12/20 ?   18/14 18/19
Chippenham 12/28 [P1] ?   18/06 [P2] ?
Thingley East Jn 12/29 ?   18/05 ?
Thingley Jn 12/29 ?   ? ?
Bathampton Jn 12/36 12/39   17/57 ?
Bath Spa 12.40a ~ 12.44d [P1] 12.45 ~ 12.49   17.48a ~ 17.53d [P2] 17.49 ~ 17.55
North Somerset Jn 12/55 ?   17/36 ?
Bristol East Jn 12/56 [DM] ?   17/35 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 12.58a [P10] 13.05   17.34d [P15] [DM] 17.34

Dean Forest Railway Option

Traction Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
road coach Bristol Temple Meads ??.??d ??.??a
train Norchard (14.10a) ~ 14.20d 15.45a ~ 15.55d
Lydney Junction - ??.??a ~ ??.??d
Parkend 14.30a 14.50d


Associated E.C.S. Moves

03/07/2015: 5Z28 : (?47804+tour stock+47851?) : Carnforth Steamtown to Carnforth H.S.
03/07/2015 : 5Z28 : (?47851+tour stock+47804?) : Carnforth H.S. to Wymondham
03/07/2015 : 5Z28 : (?47804+tour stock+47851?) : Wymondham to Dereham (M.N.R.)
06/07/2015 : 5Z31 : (47xxx+tour stock+47yyy) : Dereham (M.N.R.) to Wymondham
06/07/2015 : 5Z31 : (47yyy+tour stock+47xxx) : Wymondham to Carnforth H.S.
06/07/2015 : 5Z31 : (47xxx+tour stock+47yyy) : Carnforth H.S. to Carnforth Steamtown

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Carnforth Steamtown 07.10d 19.00a
Carnforth H.S. 07*20 ~ 07*30 18.41 ~ 18.50
Carnforth 07*35 ~ 08*38 [DFG] 17*39 ~ 18*39
Carnforth North Jn 08/39 17/38
Morecambe South Jn 08/45 17/32
Lancaster 08/46 17/29 [DFL]
Garstang & Catteral 08/56 17/16
Preston 09*07 ~ 09*12 [P6] 17/06 [P3]
Ribble Jn 09/13 [SL] 17/03 [FL]
Farington Curve Jn 09/17 17/01 [SL]
Lostock Hall Jn 09/20 16/57
Blackburn 09/33 [P2] 16/46 [P4]
Daisyfield Jn 09/34 16/44 [UEL]
Accrington 09/45 [P1] 16/34
Gannow Jn 09/57 16/26
Copy Pit 10/07 16/17
Hall Royd Jn 10/19 16/07
Hebden Bridge 10/26 [P2] 15/58 [P1]
Milner Royd Jn 10/34 15/49
Greetland Jn 10/36 15/45
Bradley Wood Jn 10/41 15/39
Heaton Lodge East Jn 10/43 15/35
Mirfield East Jn 10/45 15/27 [SL]
Thornhill LNW Jn 10/46 ?
Horbury Jn 10/47 [SL] 15/18
Wakefield Kirkgate 11/04 [P3] 15/14 [UG] [FL]
Calder Bridge Jn 11/06 15/12
Crofton West Jn 11/09 15/09
Hare Park Jn 11/15 15/06
Hemsworth Loop 11*21 ~ 11*36 ?
South Kirkby Jn 11/41 14/58
Adwick Jn 11/46 14/52
Adwick 11/47 [P1] 14/52 [P2]
Doncaster 11c54 ~ 11c56 [P8] 14c45 ~ 14c47 [P4]
Bridge Jn 12/00 [WSL] 14/31 [WS1]
Decoy North Jn 12/02 14/25 [DS1]
Decoy South Jn 12/03 14/23
Bessacarr Jn 12/05 -
Gainsborough Trent Jn's 12/26 -
Gainsborough Lea Road 12/28 -
Stow Park 12/34 -
West Holmes Jn 12/52 -
Lincoln 12/55 -
Pelham Street Jn 12/56 -
Metheringham 13/06 -
Sleaford North Jn 13/14 [UA] -
Slaeford South Jn 13/16 -
Quadring Sig. WS7070 13/25 -
Spalding 13/32 [P1] -
Loversall Carr Jn - 14/21 [WSL]
Retford - 14/11
Newark Flat Crossing - 13/56
Newark Northgate - 13/56 [P1]
Claypole Loop - 13/52
Grantham - 13/44 [P2]
Stoke Jn - 13*35 ~ 13*37
Tallington Jn - 13/18 [SL
Helpston Jn - 13/13
Werrington Jn 13/50 [SL] ?
Peterborough 13/57 [P5] [MI] 13c04 ~ 13c06 [P7] [SL]
Peterborough East Jn 13/59 13/02
Whittlesea 14/07 [P2] 12/53 [P1]
March 14/16 [P2] 12/43
Ely West Jn 14/33 12/28
Ely North Jn 14/38 12/25
Brandon 14/58 [P1] 12/00 [P2]
Thetford 15/06 [P1] 11/53 [P2]
Attleborough [P1] 15/21 11/39 [P2]
Wymondham 15.28 ~ 15.38 [P1] 11.21 ~ 11.31 [P1]
Dereham (M.N.R.) 16.30a 10.30d

04/07/2015: 5Z29 : (47804+tour stock+47851) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bedminster
04/07/2015: 5Z30 : (47851+tour stock+47804) : Bedminster to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 13.20d [P10] [CL] 17.04a [P15]
Bristol West Jn 13/21 [CL] 17/02 [P15]
Bedminster 13.23a 17.00d [CL]


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