23rd January 2016

Branch Line Society
The E.D.F. Tracker
(Ermintrude, Dougal and Florence Tracker)

Locos Used 37706 & 47786 'Roy Castle OBE'
Stock Used 4960+99327+99722+99328+99318+3093'Florence'+99352'Amethyst'+99723

Route : 
1Z23 : Carnforth to Cleethorpes
1Z24 : Cleethorpes to Carnforth

Loco(s) Route
37706 (4) Carnforth - Settle Jn - Hellifield Up Goods - Skipton - Keighley - Shipley - Kirkstall UPL - Up Shipley Main - Engine Shed Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Hare Park Jn - Hemsworth UPL - Doncaster - Up Reception Loop - Up West Reception - Decoy North Jn - St. Catherine's Jn - Firbeck Jn - Brancliffe East Jn - Worksop Up Reception/Departure No.1 - Retford - (3) - Gainsborough - Barnetby No.1 Reception - Grimsby Up/Dn Loop - Cleethorpes
47786 (5) Cleethorpes - Grimsby Up/Dn Loop - Brocklesby West Jn Dn Goods - Barnetby No 2 Reception - Northorpe Loop - Gainsborough - (3) - Retford - Worksop Dn Reception/Departure No.1 - Brancliffe East Jn - Woodhouse Jn - Woodburn Jn - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Sheffield Station Sidings
37706 (4) Sheffield Station Sidings - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Holmes Jn - Masborough Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Kilnhurst UGL - Mexborough - Cadeby UGL - Hexthorpe Jn - Hexthorpe Goods Jn - St James Jn - Doncaster - Hemsworth DPL - Hare Park Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Dn Shipley Main - Kirkstall DPL - Shipley - Keighley - Skipton - Hellifield Dn Goods - Settle Jn - Carnforth

Notes: 
(1) A joint venture between The Branch Line Society and EDF, with proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity.
(2) Tour name comes from characters from Magic Roundabout with the tour originally planned to circuit the loops (Roundabouts) of West Burton Power Station on the both the outward & return trips. The Power Station owners are E.D.F. hence the three characters from the cartoon picked for the Tour name. The Coaches were also labelled accordingly, rather than simply A, B, C etc, they were :- Angus, Brian, Carousel, Dougal, Ermintrude, Florence, Gardner McHenry, & of course, Zebedee. Well done to WCRC for marshalling the stock so that the coach named 'Florence' was in the correct sequence.
(3) The tour could not visit West Burton Power Station due to heightened security level and operational constraints following recent trouble in France (EDF being a French Company).
(4) 47786 on rear.
(5) 37706 on rear

Sources : Alan Sheppard & Jim Sellens

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard
& Jim Sellens)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Carnforth 07.20d [P1] 07.48d [P1]   21.25a [P1] 21.23a [P1]
369.39
24.66
Settle Jn 08/00 08/29   20/46 20/46
344.77
27.60
Hellifield Goods Loops 08*08 ~ 08*08 [UGL] 08/36 [UGL]   20*40 ~ 20*40 [DGL] 20.39 ~ 20.39 [DGL]
342.03
28.49
Hellifield 08/09 08/37 [UGL]   20/38 20/38 [DGL]
341.53
38.09
Skipton 08/24 [P3] 08/51 [P3]   20/26 [P4] 20/22 [P3]
?
48.08
Keighley 08/37 [P1] 09/07 [P1]   20/08 [P2] 20/10 [P2]
?
54.22
Shipley 08.49a ~ 08.51d [P1] 09.21a ~ 09.23d [P1]   19.57a ~ 20.00d [P2] 19.56a ~ 20.01d [P2]
?
54.47
Dockfield Jn 08/53 09/24   19/55 19/54
?
58.11
Apperley Jn 09/00 09/31   19/51 19/49
?
62.14
Kirkstall Loops 09*06 ~ 09*06 [UPL] 09/38 [UPL]   19*45 ~ 19*45 [DPL] 19/42 [DPL]
307.64
63.68
Armley Jn 09/09 [Up Shipley Main] 09/41 [Up Shipley Main]   19*35 ~ 19*39 19.32 ~ 19.37
?
74.72
Whitehall Jn 09*11 ~ 09*15 [UWC] 09/43   19*31 ~ 19*31 [Dn Shipley Main] 19/30 [Dn Shipley Main]
295.62
75.45
Engine Shed Jn 09/19 09/44   19/29 [DWC] 19/29
?
78.02
Stourton Jn 09/24 09/48   19/23 19/23
?
83.01
Methley Jn 09/30 09/53   19/14 19/18
?
84.44
Altofts Jn 09/37 09/55   19/12 19/16
?
87.66
Turners Lane Jn 09/49 10/01   19/06 19/11
293.11
88.36
Calder Bridge Jn 09/53 10/03   19/04 19/09
292.41
89.48
Crofton West Jn 09/58 10/08   19/01 19/05
?
91.00
Hare Park Jn 10/02 10/10   18/58 19/03
289.77
94.61
Hemsworth Loops 10*09 ~ 10*09 [UPL] 10/17 [UPL]   18*50 ~ 18*50 [DPL] 19/53 [DPL]
285.38
96.76
South Kirkby Jn 10/15 10/21   18/46 18/48
284.01
102.05
Adwick Jn 10/19 10/25   18/39 18/38
?
102.78
Adwick 10/20 [P1] 10/26 [P1]   18/38 [P2] 18/37
?
106.73
Doncaster 10.30a ~ 10.32d [P4] 10.33a ~ 10.39d [P4]   18.25a ~ 18.30d [P8] 18.24a ~ 18.29d [P8]
274.04
107.32
Bridge Jn 10/34 10/42 [Dn/Up WS1]
 
107.42
Sand Bank Jn ? [Up West Recp] 10/43 [Up Recp Loop]
 
107.70
Belmont Down Yard 10*39 ~ 10*50 10.45 ~ 10.46 [Up W Recp]
 
108.57
Decoy North Jn 10/54 [Back Rd] 10/50 [Up Flyover]
 
109.35
Doncaster Decoy South Jn 10/56 10/53
 
110.09
St Catherines Jn 10/58 10/56 [Dn Line]
 
114.06
Firbeck Jn 11/07 11/06
 
115.75
Maltby Colliery S.B. 11/13 11/13
 
122.09
Dinnington Jn 11/28 11/33
 
122.15
Dinnington Sig.WP606 11/30 11/34
 
 
St James Jn   18/22 18.20 ~ 18.21
273.46
 
Hexthorpe Goods Jn   ? 18/16
?
 
Hexthorpe Jn   18/15 [GL] 18/14
272.04
 
Cadeby Up Goods Loop   18*08 ~ 18*08 [UGL] 18/10 [UGL]
269.68
 
Mexborough   18/01 18/02 [P2]
266.79
 
Kilnhurst Up Goods Loop   17*55 ~ 17*55 [UGL] 17/56 [UGL]
265.25
 
Thrybergh Jn   17/51 17/52
264.48
 
Aldwarke Jn   17/49 17.48 ~ 17.51
246.00
 
Masborough Jn   17/41 17/42
261.35
 
Holmes Jn   17/40 17/41
260.57
 
Wincobank Jn   17/38 17/39
258.66
 
Nunnery Main Line Jn   17/35 17/34
256.11
 
Sheffield   17.12 ~ 17.32 [USS2] 17.22 ~ 17.32 [USS2]
255.54
 
Nunnery Main Line Jn   17/09 17.17 ~ 17.18
255.17
 
Woodburn Jn   16/58 17/15
254.20
 
Woodhouse Jn   16/52 17/09
249.73
 
Kiveton Park   16/47 17/02
244.79
125.26
Brancliffe East Jn 11/37 11/41   16/44 17/00
?
126.21
Shireoaks 11/39 11/43   16/42 16/58
?
127.31
Shireoaks East Jn 11/41 11/47   16/40 16/56
240.67
?
Worksop Reception Lines 11*44 ~ 11*49 [Up Dep No.1] 11/51 [Up Rep 1/Up Dep 1]   16*34 ~ 16*37 [Dn Recp No.1] 16.52 ~ 16.55 [Dn Rep 1/Dn Dep 1]
?
128.30
Worksop 11/51 [P2] 11/52 [P2]   16/30 [P1] 16/49 [P1]
239.68
134.77
Thrumpton West Jn 11/58 12/04   16/21 16/39
?
136.01
Retford (Low Level) 12.00a ~ 12.03d [P4] 12.07a ~ 12.08 [P4]   16.17a ~ 16.19d [P3] 16.36a ~ 16.37d [P3]
232.17
140.01
Clarborough Jn 12/13 12/17   16/09 16/30
?
142.35
West Burton West Jn ? 12/21   ? 16/28
?
143.09
West Burton Signal Box ? 12/21   ? 16/27
?
143.69
West Burton East Jn ? 12/22   ? 16/26
224.29
144.73
Gainsborough Trent Jn 12/21 12/23   16/03 16/25
223.25
146.11
Gainsborough Central 12/24 12/26   16/00 16/22
?
153.63
Northorpe S.B. 12/37 12/36 [Main]   15/47 [Loop] 16.08 ~ 16.10 [Up/Dn Loop]
?
156.34
Kirton Lindsey 12/41 12/40   15/44 15/57
?
157.69
Kirton Lime Sdgs 12/43 12/43   15/42 15/54
?
162.50
Brigg 12/50 12.55 ~ 12.58   15/34 15/46
?
165.61
Wrawby Jn 13/04 [SL] 13.07 ~ 13.09   15/28 15.38 ~ 15.38
202.37
-
Barnetby Dn Reception Sdgs DIV 13.15 ~ 13.21 [No.1 Recp]   15*22 ~ 15*26 [No.2 Recp] 15/37 [No.2 Recp]
?
166.25
Barnetby 13*07 ~ 13*25 [P1] 13/23 [DGL]   15/18 [GL] 15/35 [DGL]
201.65
171.00
Brocklesby Jn 13/33 13/37   15/11 [GL] 15.13 ~ 15.21 [DGL]
197.29
172.22
Habrough Jn ? 13/38   ? ?
?
172.62
Habrough 13/35 [P2] 13/39   15/08 [P1] ?
?
176.44
Stallingborough 13/39 13/43   15/02 15/06
?
180.69
Grimsby Town 13/47 [P1] 13/50 [P1]   14/57 [P2] 14.59 ~ 15.00 [P2]
?
181.28
Grimsby Pasture St 13*49 ~ 13*49 [UDPL] 13/53 [UDPL]   ? [Main] 14/55 [UDPL]
?
184.09
Cleethorpes 13.56a [P4] 14.01a [P3]   14.50d [P4] 14.49 [P3]
184.09

Mileages taken from Tour Brochure.
(Ten mile error detected at Whitehall Jn/Armley Jn - 10 miles need deducting from all points in both directions from Whitehall Jn/Armley Jn)

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