29th December 2016

UK Railtours
Old Father Thames

Locos Used 66019 & 66177
Stock Used 4998+4959+4949+4991+4927+1832+3123+3149+3147+1651+3121+3098+35469

Route : 
1Z58 : London Victoria to London Gateway
1Z59 : London Gateway to Swanley
1Z60 : Swanley to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
66177 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Kensal Green Jn - Gospel Oak - Camden Road Jn - Westbourne Road Jn - Highbury & Islington - Canonbury West Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Lea Jn - Channelsea Jn - Stratford - Forest Gate Jn - Woodgrange Park - Barking - Ripple Lane [Down Goods Line] - Dagenham Dock - Purfleet - Grays - Tilbury Town - Thames Haven Jn - London Gateway
66019 (2) London Gateway - Thames Haven Jn - Tilbury Town - Grays - West Thurrock Jn
66177 (1) West Thurrock Jn - Grays - Tilbury Town - Tilbury International Rail Freight Terminal
66019 (2) Tilbury International Rail Freight Terminal - Tilbury Town - Grays - Purfleet - Dagenham Dock - Barking - Woodgrange Park - Forest Gate Jn - Stratford - Channelsea Jn - Lea Jn - Navarino Road Jn - Canonbury West Jn - Highbury & Islington - Westbourne Road Jn - Camden Road Jn - Gospel Oak - Kensal Green Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Denmark Hill - Nunhead - Catford - Bellingham - Shortlands Jn - Bromley South - Bickley Jn - St Mary Cray Jn - Swanley
66177 (1) Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Chislehurst - Grove Park - Lee Spur Jn - Lee - Sidcup - Crayford - Dartford - Gravesend - Hoo Junction - Grain
66019 (2) Grain - (reverse of outward route) - Swanley
66177 (1) Swanley - St Mary Cray Jn - Bickley Jn - Bromley South - Shortlands Jn - Bellingham - Catford - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Linford Street Jn - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - London Victoria

Notes : 
(1) 66019 on rear.
(2) 66177 on rear.
(3) Nick Braddick comments: The original booked route for this tour was: London Victoria - Nunhead - Lewisham - Woolwich - Dartford - Hoo Junction - Grain - Hoo Junction - Dartford - Eltham - Lewisham - Nunhead - Factory Jn - Kensington Olympia - Willesden Junction HL - Gospel Oak - Stratford - Forest Gate Jn - Barking - Tilbury Town - Tilbury International Rail Terminal - Grays - Thames Haven Jn - London Gateway - Grays - Upminster - Barking - Stratford - Willesden Junction HL - Kensington Olympia - Clapham Junction - Richmond - Twickenham - Teddington - Kingston - New Malden - Wimbledon - London Waterloo. Change was forced on the organisers due to the bridge at Lewisham no longer being available for loco-hauled trains due to corrosion.

Source : David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett (both on the tour) & Nicholas Braddick

Photo Review


66177 at London Victoria, at the start of the tour (photo: David Lodwick)


66019 at London Victoria on 5Z58 ECS (photo: David Lodwick)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 London Victoria 07.44d [P2] 07.44
0.73 Grosvenor Bridge Jn 07/47 [FL] ?
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 07/50 [RVL] ?
1.66 Longhedge Jn 07/53 ?
2.51 Latchmere Jn 07/56 07/55
5.34 Kensington Olympia 08/02 [DM] 08/00
7.22 North Pole Jn 08/07 08/05
7.59 Mitre Bridge Jn 08/08 08/07
8.31 Willesden Junction HL 08c10 ~ 08c11 [P4] 08.10 ~ 08.12
8.53 Kensal Green Jn 08/13 08/14
12.60 Gospel Oak 08/25 [P2] 08/23
13.79 Camden Road Jn 08/30 08/28
? Camden Road East Jn 08/32 [NL] ?
? Westbourne Road Jn 08/34 ?
15.69 Canonbury West Jn 08/37 08/34
17.35 Navarino Road Jn 08/40 08/39
19.43 Lea Jn 08/47 08/46
19.56 Channelsea Jn 08/48 ?
20.19 Stratford 08.51a ~ 08.54d [P10a] [DM] 08.52 ~ 08.55 [P10a] [DM]
20.55 Maryland 08/56 [P4] [DM] 08/57 [P4]
21.79 Forest Gate Jn 08/58 09/01
22.40 Woodgrange Park 08/59 [P2] 09/04 [P2]
23.43 Barking Station Jn 09/01 09/07
24.02 Barking 09/02 [P7] 09/09 [P7]
25.47 Ripple Lane Sig.807 09/08 [GL] 09/17 [DGL]
27.09 Dagenham Dock 09/15 [P2] 09/23 [P2]
29.14 Rainham 09/18 [P2] ?
32.42 Purfleet 09/22 [P2] 09/31 [P2]
35.34 West Thurrock Jn 09/26 09/36
36.30 Grays 09/27 [P2] 09/38 [P2]
38.08 Tilbury Town 09/30 [P2] 09/40 [P2]
43.01 Thames Haven Jn 09/39 09/50
46.00 London Gateway Port Jn 09.44 ~ 09.46 09.54 ~ 09.59
? London Gateway Arrival 09.49 ~ 09.51 10.04 ~ 10.04 [Arr]
47.01 London Gateway 09.54a ~ 10.30d 10.14 ~ 10.24 [Loco Sdg]
48.02 London Gateway Dep Line 10.33 ~ 10.34 10.31 ~ 10.32 [Dep]
? Thames Haven Sig.UR888 10/37 ?
? Thames Haven Sig.UR882 10/41 ?
51.01 Thames Haven Jn 10/42 10/41
55.74 Tilbury Town 10/50 [P1] 10/51 [P1]
57.52 Grays 10/53 [P2] 10/56 [P2]
58.48 West Thurrock Jn 10.55 ~ 11.10 [RVL] 10.59 ~ 11.08 [RVL]
59.44 Grays 11/12 [P2] 11/11 [P2]
61.22 Tilbury Town 11/15 [P2] 11/14 [P2]
? Tilbury West Jn 11/17 11.17 ~ 11.18
62.15 Tilbury I.R.F.T. 11.21a ~ 11.36d 11.23 ~ 11.33 [Acc/Dep]
? Tilbury West Jn 11/41 11/40
63.08 Tilbury Town 11/43 [P1] 11/42 [P1]
64.66 Grays 11/46 [P1] 11/44 [P1]
65.62 West Thurrock Jn 11/47 11/45
68.54 Purfleet 11/51 [P1] 11/49 [P1]
72.02 Rainham 11/55 [P1] 11/53 [P1]
74.07 Dagenham Dock 11/58 [P1] 11/56 [P1]
75.49 Ripple Lane Renwick Road Jn 12/00 [ML] 11/58 [UTM]
77.14 Barking 12/02 [P8] 12.01 ~ 12.02 [P8]
77.53 Barking Station Jn 12/03 12/03
78.56 Woodgrange Park 12/05 [P1] 12/07 [P1]
79.17 Forest Gate Jn 12/07 [EL] 12/09 [EL]
80.41 Maryland 12/09 [P4] [DM] 12/13 [P4] [DM]
80.77 Stratford 12/10 [P10a] 12/15 [P10a]
81.40 Channelsea Jn 12/12 12/18 [UC]
81.53 Lea Jn 12/13 12/19
83.61 Navarino Road Jn 12/18 12/25
85.27 Canonbury West Jn 12/23 12/30
? Westbourne Road Jn 12/25 [NL] 12/32
87.17 Camden Road East Jn 12/29 12/37
? Camden Road Jn 12/30 12/38
88.36 Gospel Oak 12/35 [P1] 12/42 [P1]
92.43 Kensal Green Jn 12/48 12.55 ~ 12.57
92.65 Willesden Junction HL 12c50 ~ 12c51 [P5] 12.59 ~ 13.01 [P5]
93.37 Mitre Bridge Jn 12/56 13/03
93.74 North Pole Jn 12/57 13/04
95.62 Kensington Olympia 13/03 [P3] 13/07 [P3]
98.45 Latchmere Jn 13/10 13/11
99.30 Longhedge Jn 13/22 13.13 ~ 13.20
99.69 Factory Jn 13/24 [AL] 13/24 [AL]
100.14 Voltaire Road Jn 13/25 [AL] 13/25 [AL]
102.24 Denmark Hill 13/30 [P2] [AL] 13/30 [P2] [AL]
102.60 Crofton Road Jn 13/31 13/31
103.70 Nunhead 13/33 [P2] 13/33 [P2]
? Catford ? 13/37
106.66 Bellingham 13/39 [P2] 13/39 [P2]
108.59 Shortlands Jn 13/44 [DCF] 13/47 [DCF]
? Bromley South ? 13/50 [P2]
111.40 Bickley Jn 13/51 [DCF] 13/55 [DCF]
112.19 St Mary Cray Jn 13/52 [DCF] 13/56
116.33 Swanley 13.59a ~ 14.14d [P2] [UCF] 14.07 ~ 14.13 [P2] [UCF]
120.47 St Mary Cray Jn 14/21 [UCL] 14/21 [UCL]
121.24 Chislehurst 14/23 [P1] [UF] 14/25 [P1] [UF]
123.59 Grove Park 14/25 [P2] [UF-US] 14/29 [P2] [UF-US]
125.13 Lee Spur Jn 14/29 14/33
125.42 Lee 14/34 [P2] 14/36 [P2]
129.72 Sidcup 14/43 14/44 [P2]
133.24 Crayford 14/51 14/52 [P2]
134.10 Crayford Spur 'B' 14/53 14/55
? Dartford Jn 14/59 [DM] 14/57 [DM]
135.11 Dartford 15/00 [P4] 14/58 [P4]
? Springhead Jn 15/09 15/08
141.74 Gravesend 15/11 [P2] 15/11 [P2]
145.18 Hoo Junction 15/16 15/17
146.60 Cliffe Sig.NK509 15.20 ~ 15.23 15.21 ~ 15.23
156.21 Grain (Old Station) 15.42a ~ 16.05d 15.47 ~ 16.12 [Line 1]
165.62 Cliffe Sig.NK509 16.24 ~ 16.29 16.38 ~ 16.39
167.24 Hoo Junction 16/32 16/44
170.48 Gravesend 16/37 [P1] 16/50
? Springhead Jn 16/39 16/52
177.31 Dartford 16/54 [P2] [UM] 16/59 [P2] [UM]
? Dartford Jn 16/55 17/00
178.32 Crayford Spur 'B' 16/57 17/01
179.18 Crayford 16/59 17/02 [P1]
182.50 Sidcup 17/04 17/06 [P1]
187.00 Lee 17/16 [P1] 17/12 [P1]
187.29 Lee Spur Jn 17/18 [DS] 17/16 [DS]
188.63 Grove Park 17/21 [P5] [DS] 17/19 [P5] [DS]
191.18 Chislehurst 17/30 [P4] [RCL] 17/24 [P4] [RCL]
191.75 St Mary Cray Jn 17/32 [DCF] 17.27 ~ 17.28 [DCF]
196.09 Swanley 17.40a ~ 17.55d [P2] [UCF] 17.39 ~ 17.56 [P2] [UCF]
200.23 St Mary Cray Jn 18/02 [UCF] 18/02 [UCF]
201.02 Bickley Jn 18/04 [UCF] 18/04
? Bromley South ? 18/06 [P1]
203.63 Shortlands Jn 18/12 18/08
205.56 Bellingham 18/15 [P1] 18/13 [P1]
? Catford ? 18/16 [P1]
208.52 Nunhead 18/20 [P1] 18/20 [P1]
209.62 Crofton Road Jn 18/25 [AL] 18/25 [AL]
210.18 Denmark Hill 18/27 [P1] [AL] 18/26 [P1] [AL]
212.28 Voltaire Road Jn 18/30 [AL] 18/31 [AL]
212.53 Factory Jn 18/31 18/32 [REV]
? Stewarts Lane Jn 18/34 DIV
? Linford Street Jn DIV 18/33
213.43 Grosvenor Bridge Jn 18/40 [SL] 18/34
214.36 London Victoria 18.43a [P2] 18.45 [P2]


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z58 : (66019 with 66177 on rear) : Eastleigh Arlington to London Victoria
5Z60 : (66019 with 66177 on rear) : London Victoria to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh Arlington 04.55d -
Eastleigh T&RSMD - 21.45a
Eastleigh South Jn - 21/34
Eastleigh 05/05 21/32
Winchester 05/13 21/22
Worting Jn 05/29 21/08
Basingstoke 05/31 21/03
Farnborough Main 05/45 20/48
Woking Jn 05/53 20/35
Woking 05/54 20/34
Byfleet & New Haw 06/00 20/23
Addlestone Jn 06/02 20/14
Virginia Water 06/10 20/07
Staines 06/19 19/59
Feltham 06/24 19/55
Feltham Jn 06/26 19/53
Twickenham 06/28 -
Richmond 06/31 -
Hounslow - 19/51
Brentford - 19/44
Barnes 06/37 19/38
Clapham Junction 06*46 ~ 06*49 19/28
Longhedge Jn 06/53 19/25
Stewarts Lane Jn 06/56 19/20
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 06/58 19/17
London Victoria 07.01a [P2] 19.14d [P2]


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