8th September 2016

GB Railfreight
GBRf 15 (Day 1 of 4)

Locos Used 20118 'Saltburn-by-the-Sea', 20132 'Barrow Hill Depot', 73128 'O.V.S. Bulleid C.B.E' & 73213 'Rhodalyn'
Stock Used 35469+3325+3304+3386+3356+3390+3364+1200+5961+6158+5998

Route :
1Z15 : London Victoria to Swanage
1Z16 : Swanage to London Kings Cross

Loco(s) Route
20118 + 20132 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - St reatham - Wimbledon - Raynes Park - Motspur Park - Epsom - Leatherhead - Dorking - Horsham - Billingshurst - Pulborough - Arundel Jn - Ford - Barnham - Chichester - Havant - Farlington Jn - Portcreek Jn - Fratton
73213 + 73128 (2) Fratton - Portcreek Jn - Cosham - Fareham - Netley - St Denys - Northam Jn - Southampton Central - Redbridge - Brockenhurst - Bournemouth - Poole - Wareham - Worgret Jn - Corfe Castle - Swanage
20118 + 20132 (1) Swanage - Corfe Castle - Worgret Jn - Wareham - Poole - Bournemouth - Brockenhurst - Redbridge - Southampton Central - Northam Jn - St Denys - Eastleigh - Chandlers Ford - Romsey - Dean - Salisbury - Wilton Jn - Warminster - Westbury - Heywood Road Jn - Bedwyn - Newbury - Southcote Jn - Reading - Twyford - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Kensal Green Jn - Gospel Oak - Junction Road Jn - Upper Holloway - Harringay Park Jn - Hornsey
73213 + 73128 (3) Hornsey - Finsbury Park - London Kings Cross

Notes : 
(1) 73128 + 73213 on rear.
(2) 73128 dead-in-train with 20132 + 20118 on rear.
(3) 20132 + 20118 on rear.
(4) John Clifford comments: This was the first day of a four day (and one overnight) tour to celebrate fifteen years of operation by GB Railfreight. On the day there was a slow start from London and consequent loss of time which saw us following the 09.54 Waterloo - Dorking from Wimbledon instead of preceding it. There was a generous amount of pathing allowance between Dorking and Horsham and on the Mid Sussex line so that we passed Arundel Jn slightly early. At Fratton it was found that 73128 had overheated and it had decided that it did not want to play anymore so 73213 took the train forward to Swanage with 73128 dead. This was fine when working on electric power, but on diesel on the Swanage branch with its steep gradients we were down to walking pace at times with a 20 minutes late arrival at Swanage. On the Swanage Railway 'U' class no.31806 was working, as was their 2 car D.M.M.U. 73128 was repaired at Swanage, and there were no problems on the return journey until reaching Reading, where we were told that there had been a fatality. However, we set off and only lost a small amount of time despite switching between the fast and relief lines a few times. The problem came at Acton where we were delayed by freight trains running early. Eventual arrival at London Kings Cross was 20 minutes late.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour) & Nigel Benning

Photo Review


73213+73128 on arrival at Swanage (photo: Andrew P.M. Wright)


20118+20132 about to depart Swanage  (photo: Andrew P.M. Wright)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 09.43d [P2] [FL] 09.45 [P2] [FL]
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/46 09/49
Voltaire Road Jn 09/49 09/51
Brixton 09/51 09/53 [P2]
Herne Hill 09/52 [P3] 09/56 [P3]
Tulse Hill 09/56 [P2] 10/00 [P2]
Streatham 09/59 [P1] 10/04 [P1]
Streatham South Jn 10/01 10/06
Wimbledon 10.07 ~ 10.07 [P9] 10.11 ~ 10.12 [P9]
Wimbledon West Jn 10/09 [DS] 10/14 [DS]
Wimbledon Sig.W211 - 10.16 ~ 10.18
Raynes Park 10/11 [P4] 10/20 [P4]
Motspur Park 10/13 10/22 [P2]
Epsom 10/22 [P2] 10/32 [P2]
Leatherhead 10/29 [P2] 10/38 [P2]
Dorking 10/35 [P3] 10/50 [P3]
Horsham 11/05 [P3] 11/13 [P3]
Billingshurst 11/15 11/21 [P2]
Pulborough 11/22 11/27 [P2]
Arundel Jn 11/40 11/39
Ford 11/43 [P2] 11/40 [P2]
Barnham 11/47 [P2] 11/45 [P2]
Chichester 11/56 [P2] 11/54 [P2]
Emsworth 12/05 12/01 [P2]
Havant 12/08 [P2] 12/04 [P2]
Farlington Jn 12/13 12/08
Portcreek Jn 12/14 12/09
Fratton East Jn 12/17 [DM] 12/12 [DM]
Fratton 12.19a ~ 12.34d [P2] 12.14 ~ 12.34 [P2]
Portcreek Jn 12/39 12/41
Cosham Jn 12/41 12/42
Cosham 12/42 12/43 [P1]
Fareham 12/51 [P1] 12/52 [P1]
Netley 13/02 13/07
St Denys 13/10 [P4] 13/14 [P4]
Northam Jn 13/12 [DF] 13/17 [DS]
Southampton Central 13.15a ~ 13.17d [P4] [DF] 13.20 ~ 13.21 [P4] [DF]
Redbridge 13/22 [P2] 13/26 [P2]
Brockenhurst 13/33 [P3] 13/37 [P3]
Bournemouth 13/50 13/54 [P3]
Branksome 13/55 [P2] 13/58 [P2]
Poole 14/02 [P2] 14/04 [P2]
Wareham 14t12 ~ 14t14 [P2] 14.16 ~ 14.18 [P2]
Worgret Jn 14/18 14/22
Furzebrook 14/25 14/31
Norden Gates 14/29 14/38
Corfe Castle 14/31 [DM] 14/40 [DM]
Harmans Cross 14/36 [DM] 14/54 [DM]
Swanage 14.45a ~ 16.05d [P2] 15.05 ~ 16.09 [P2]
Harmans Cross 16/15 [UM] 16.18 ~ 16.18 [UM]
Corfe Caste 16/20 [UM] 16/26 [UM]
Norden Gates 16/25 16/29
Furzebrook 16/29 16/35
Worgret Jn 16/39 16/42
Wareham 16t44 ~ 16t46 [P1] 16.45 ~ 16.46 [P1]
Poole 16/56 [P1] 16/58 [P1]
Branksome 17/05 [P1] 17/06 [P1]
Bournemouth 17/09 [P2] 17/10 [P2]
Brockenhurst 17/38 [P2] 17/38 [P2]
Redbridge 17/51 [P1] 17/52 [P1]
Southampton Central 17/57 [US] [P2] 17/57 [US] [P2]
Northam Jn 18/00 [US] 18/02 [US]
St Denys Sig.E706 - 18.04 ~ 18.07
St Denys 18.03 ~ 18.06 [P1] 18/09 [P1]
Southampton Airport Parkway 18/11 [P1] 18/14 [P1]
Eastleigh Sig.E85 18.13 ~ 18.15 [US] 18/17 [US]
Eastleigh 18.17 ~ 18.19 [P1] 18.19 ~ 18.21 [P1]
Eastleigh East Jn 18/21 18/22
Chandlers Ford 18/25 18/27
Romsey 18/37 [P2] 18/34 [P2]
Dean 18/46 18/43 [P2]
Tunnel Jn 18/56 18/54
Salisbury 18/59 [P3] 18/59 [P4]
Wilton Jn 19/02 19/02
Wishford 19/07 19/06
Wylye AHB 19/12 19/12
Upton Lovell 19/19 19/17
Warminster 19/26 19/23 [P1]
Westbury 19/35 [P1] 19/33 [P1]
Heywood Road Jn 19/38 19/35
Lavington 19/46 19/44
Woodborough 19/57 19/54
Bedwyn 20/10 [P2] 20/11 [P2]
Newbury 20/25 20/25 [UT]
Southcote Jn 20/42 20/45
Oxford Road Jn 20/44 [DFR] 20/49 [DFL]
Reading Sig.T1728 20.48 ~ 20.52 20/51
Reading 20.55a ~ 20.57d [P15] [UR] 20.53 ~ 20.58 [P10] [FL]
Kennet Bridge Jn 21/00 [UR] 21/01 [FL]
Twyford West Jn 21/03 21/09 [UR]
Twyford 21/04 [P4] 21/10 [P4] [UR]
Maidenhead 21/14 [P4] [UR] 21/17 [P4] [UR]
Slough West Jn 21/21 [UM] 21/25 [UR]
Slough 21/23 [P3] [UM] 21/26 [P5] [UR]
Dolphin Jn 21/24 21/30 [UM]
Stockley Jn 21/30 21/36 [UM]
Heathrow Airport Jn 21/31 [UM] 21/37 [UM]
Southall 21/34 [UM] 21/40 [P2] [UM]
Southall East Jn 21/35 [UR] 21/41 [UR]
West Ealing 21/37 [UR] 21/43 [P4] [UR]
Acton West 21/40 [UR] 21/45 [UR]
Acton Main Line 21/42 [UR] 21.48 ~ 21.57 [P4] [UR]
Acton Wells Jn 21/45 22.00 ~ 22.01
Willesden Junction HL 21/47 [P4] 22/06 [P4]
Kensal Green Jn 21/49 22/07
Gospel Oak 22/00 22/19
Junction Road Jn 22/03 22/21
Upper Holloway 22/05 [P2] 22/23 [P2]
Harringay Park Jn 22/09 22/29
Harringay 22/11 [SL2] 22.30 ~ 22.33
Hornsey Sig.K431? - 22.36 ~ 22.42
Hornsey Sig.K440 22.14 ~ 22.25 22.44 ~ 22.46
Harringay 22/30 [SL2] 22/49 [SL2]
Finsbury Park 22/33 [P1] 22/52 [P1]
Holloway South Jn 22/35 [FL] 22/55 [FL]
Belle Isle 22/37 [FL2] 22/56 [FL2]
London Kings Cross 22.39a [P1] 22.59 [P1]

 
Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

07/09/16 :
0Z15 : (20132 + 20118) : Doncaster Roberts Road to Burton Wetmore Sidings

Location Booked
Doncaster Roberts Road 08.00d
Hexthorpe Jn 08/06
Mexborough 08/12
Thrybergh Jn 08/16
Aldwarke Jn 08/17
Masborough Jn 08/20
Beighton Jn 08/28
Barrow Hill North Jn 08/36
Tapton Jn 08/39
Chesterfield 08/40
Chesterfield South Jn 08/41
Clay Cross North Jn 08.45 ~ 08.47
Ambergate Jn 09/05
Broadholme 09.08 ~ 09.20
St Marys Jn 09/34
Derby 09.37 ~ 09.51
Stenson Jn 10/04
North Stafford Jn 10/05
Clay Mills Jn 10/11
Burton East Yard Loop 10.19 ~ 10.23
Wetmore Jn 10.27 ~ 10.31
Burton Wetmore Sidings 10.35a

5Z15 : (20132 + 20118) : Burton Wetmore Sidings to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked
Burton Wetmore Sidings 11.43d
Wetmore Jn 11.47 ~ 12.07
Burton-on-Trent 12/11
Wichnor Jn 12/18
Elford 12.22 ~ 12.31
Tamworth HL 12/39
Kingsbury Jn 12/46
Water Orton 12/50
Landor Street Jn 12/56
St Andrews Jn 12/58
Bordesley Jn 12/59
Small Heath South Jn 13/02
Tyseley 13/03
Bentley Heath LC 13/10
Dorridge 13/11
Hatton 13/18
Leamington Spa 13/25
Fenny Compton 13/39
Banbury 13.48 ~ 13.49
Aynho Jn [Up Goods Loop] 14.00 ~ 14.04
Heyford 14/12
Wolvercote Jn 14/24
Oxford 14/27
Kennington Jn 14/29
Didcot North Jn 14/37
Didcot East Jn 14/38
Goring & Streatley 14/47
Reading West Jn 14/59
Oxford Road Jn 15.01 ~ 15.03
Southcote Jn 15/05
Bramley 15/17
Basingstoke 15/25
Worting Jn 15/29
Winchester 15/46
Shawford Jn 15/49
Eastleigh 16.03 ~ 16.05
Eastleigh South Jn 16/07
Eastleigh T&RSMD 16.12a

08/09/16 :
5Z15 : (73213 + 73128 with  20132 + 20118 on rear) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to London Victoria

Location Booked Actual
Eastleigh T&RSMD 05.15d  
Eastleigh 05.20 ~ 05.22  
Shawford 05/42  
Winchester 05/47  
Worting Jn 06/03  
Basingstoke 06/07  
Fleet 06/19  
Farnborough Main 06/22  
Pirbright Jn 06/31  
Woking Jn 06/44  
Woking 06/45  
Byfleet & New Haw 06/53  
Addlestone Jn 06/55  
Virginia Water 07/04  
Staines 07/13  
Feltham 07/20  
Feltham Jn 07/22  
Hounslow 07/24  
Brentford 07/28  
Kew East Jn 07/32  
South Acton Jn 07/38  
Acton Wells Jn 07/48  
Willesden SW Sidings 07.51 ~ 08.37  
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/42  
North Pole Jn 08/43  
Kensington Olympia 08/46  
Latchmere Jn 08/54  
Longhedge Jn 08/56  
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/58  
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 09/02  
London Victoria 09.05a [P2] 09.17 [P2]

5Z16 : (20118 + 20132 with 73128 + 73213 on rear) : London Kings Cross to Ferme Park

Location Booked
London Kings Cross 23.25d [P1]
Belle Isle 23/27
Holloway South Jn 23/29
Finsbury Park 23/33
Ferme Park Reception Line 23.42a

09/09/16 :
0Z16 : (73213 + 73128) : Ferme Park to Tonbridge

Location Booked
Ferme Park Reception 01.45d
Harringay 01/50
Harringay Park Jn 01/52
Upper Holloway 01/55
Junction Road Jn 01/56
Gospel Oak 02/00
Kensal Green Jn 02/10
Willesden Junction HL 02/12
Mitre Bridge Jn 02/19
North Pole Jn 02/20
Kensington Olympia 02/23
Latchmere Jn 02/30
Longhedge Jn 02/32
Factory Jn 02/33
Voltaire Road Jn 02/34
Denmark Hill 02/38
Crofton Road Jn 02/39
Nunhead 02/41
Bellingham 02/45
Shortlands Jn 02/48
Bickley Jn 02/51
Petts Wood Jn 02/53
Orpington 02/55
Sevenoaks 03/05
Tonbridge 03.14 ~ 03.18
Tonbridge West Yard 03.21a


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