6th May 2017

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
The Talisman

Locos Used 90037 'Spirit of Dagenham' & steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used (1) (21249)+21269+3120+3066+1651+3097+3068+3123+1832+4927+4946

Route :
1Z63 : London Kings Cross to Darlington
1Z65 : Darlington to London Kings Cross

Loco Route
90037 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Doncaster Decoy Yard
60163 Doncaster Decoy Yard - (via ECML) - Darlington
60163 Darlington - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes : 
(1) 21249 was only in the consist when 60163 was on the train.
(2) Off tour option: Visit to see the construction of the new P2 class 2007 'Prince of Wales' at Darlington.
(3) Doug Lindsay comments: We departed Darlington about 5 minutes late, but ran well and arrived at York on time. Our 10 minutes stop at York was reduced, then extended as we had to wait for service trains, and got away about 5 minutes late, but with good running and regulation we arrived Retford on time. This is where things went awry! We had heard that one of the two water tankers had had a blow out en route and wouldn't get to Newark, so only one tanker was available. Then on arrival at Newark we heard that the other one was stuck in a road closure on the A1(M) due to an incident! We couldn't go forward as the loco needed water in order to get to Kings Cross and then on to its depot (Southall?). We were marooned until the tanker did eventually arrive, but he also blew a tyre backing into the yard, but was able to supply some water, but not enough. So the local fire brigade was called, and they arrived after a while and their tank was emptied. Time was pressing, and it was reluctantly agreed with Network Rail that we could stop at Peterborough for more water which had obviously been arranged. We set off from Newark an hour late at 19.35 and had a good run to Peterborough at 20.20 only to find the tanker hadn't arrived yet! 'Tornado' made a stunning ascent up to Stoke Summit after passing Grantham still an hour behind time. A good run down the bank was made too. After 10 or so minutes at Peterborough the tanker arrived and connected some water was taken but shortly after it was decided because of the traffic on the Up lines we should attempt to get going, they again helped by letting us out in front of a stopper now 70 minutes late! We stayed out on the fast as far as Welwyn, and they even stopped a Welwyn starter to let us past. We arrived at Potters Bar, after a blistering run at 21.45, now 54 late.  We left there at 21.49, chased down to The Cross arriving at 22.08, just 45 late! Overall a great tour with 'Tornado' performing brilliantly, had the water arrangements not been a problem, I'm sure we would have been well on time.

Source : Doug Lindsay (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Doug Lindsay & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 08.18d [P1] 08.18   21.23a [P1] 22.07
Belle Isle 08/20 [FL1] 08/20   21/21 [FL2] 22/05
Holloway South Jn 08/21 ?   21/19 [UF] 22/03
Finsbury Park 08/22 [P5] [DF] 08/22   21/17 [P2] [US] 22/01
Alexandra Palace 08/24 [DF] 08/25   21/05 [US2] 21/58
Potters Bar 08.31a ~ 08.34d [P4] [DS] 08.31 ~ 08.34   20.51a ~ 20.55d [P1] [US] 21.44 ~ 21.48
Welwyn Garden City 08/42 [P3] [DS] 08/42   20/37 [P2] [US] 21/36
Digswell Jn 08*44 ~ 08*50 ? ~ 08.51   20/32 [US] 21/34
Woolmer Green Jn 08/53 [DF] 08/54   20/30 21/31
Stevenage 08/56 [P3] [DF] 08/56   20/24 [P1] [US] 21/28
Hitchin 08/58 [DF] 08/59   20/17 [P1] [US] 21/24
Sandy 09/08 [DF] 09/06   20/03 [P1] [US] 21/13
Huntingdon 09/17 [DF] 09/15   19/47 [P2] [US] 21/01
Connington South Jn 09/22 ?   19/36 20/53
Holme Jn 09/23 09/20   19/34 ?
Fletton Jn 09/27 [DS] 09/25   19/28 ?
Peterborough 09.31a ~ 09.36d [P4] [DS] 09.29 ~ 09.36   19.23a ~ 19.26d [P3] 20.24 ~ 20.43
Helpston Jn 09/43 [DS] 09/42   19/16 20/14
Tallington Jn 09/47 [DS] 09/46   19/13 [UF] 20/11
Stoke Jn 10*01 ~ 10*11 ? ~ 10.11   18/58 [UF] 19/58
Grantham 10/19 [P2] 10/19   18/52 [P1] 19/53
Claypole Loop 10/27 10/25   18/42 19/42
Newark North Gate 10/32 [P1] 10/31   18w14 ~ 18w35 [US] 18.15 ~ 19.34
Newark Flat Crossing 10/32 10/33   18/11 18/13
Retford 10/45 10/43   17*42 ~ 17*50 [P1] 17.46 ~ 17.52
Loversall Carr Jn 10/54 [DS] 10/51   17*18 ~ 17*26 ? ~ 17.29
Black Carr Jn - -   17/14 [ESL] 17/23
Potteric Carr Jn - -   17/12 [ESL] 17/22
Decoy South Jn 10/56 [WSL] 10/53   - -
Decoy North Jn 10/59 [WSL] 10/54   - -
Doncaster Sig.D249 11L01 ~ 11L28 10.56 ~ 11.33   - -
Bridge Jn 11/30 11/35   - -
Doncaster 11/32 [DF] 11/37   17/09 [UF] 17/19
Shaftholme Jn 11/38 11/41   17/04 17/12
Temple Hirst Jn 11/45 11/49   16/57 17/04
Hambleton North Jn 11/50 11/53   16/51 16/58
Colton Jn 11/56 [DF] 12/00   16/44 16/50
York 12.03a ~ 12.05d [P5] 12.06 ~ 12.10   16.27a ~ 16.37d [P9] [NNL] 16.32 ~ 16.43
Skelton Jn 12/08 [DS] 12/13   16/24 16/29
Skelton Bridge Jn 12/10 [DS] ?   16/23 ?
Tollerton Jn 12/17 [DF] 12/23   16/17 [UF] 16/22
Thirsk 12/28 [DF] 12/36   16/08 [UF] 16/13
Longlands Jn 12/34 ?   16/02 ?
Northallerton 12/35 [P2] 12/42   16/01 [P1] 16/07
Darlington 12.46a [P4] 12.55   15.47d [P1] 15.51


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z?? : (66076 with 90037 on rear) : ???? to London Kings Cross

Location Booked
???? ?d
London Kings Cross ?a [P1]

5Z64 : (60163 assisted by 60100) : Darlington to Darlington [Up S.S.]

Location Booked
Darlington 12.49d [P4]
Darlington North Jn 12.51 ~ 12.53
Darlington 12.55 ~ 13.05 [UGL]
Darlington [Up S.S.] 13.12a

0Z64 : (60163) : Darlington [Up S.S.] - Thornaby - Stockton - Darlington [Up S.S.]
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Darlington [Up S.S.] 13.40d
Darlington 13.22 ~ 13.44 [UGL]
Dinsdale 13/51
Eaglescliffe 14/00
Stockton Cut Jn 14/03
Bowesfield Jn 14/05
Thornaby 14.07 ~ 14.10
Bowesfield Jn 14/19
Hartburn Jn 14/25
Stockton 14.27 ~ 14.38
Hartburn Jn 14/42
Stockton Cut Jn 14/45
Eaglescliffe 14/49
Dinsdale 14/56
Darlington 15.03 ~ 15.04 [UGL]
Darlington [Up S.S.] 15.07a

5Z65 : (60163 assisted by 60100) : Darlington [Up S.S.] to Darlington

Location Booked
Darlington [Up S.S.] 15.18d
Darlington 15.21 ~ 15.22 [UGL]
Darlington South Jn 15.24 ~ 15.27
Darlington 15/29 [P4]
Darlington North Jn 15.31 ~ 15.42
Darlington 15.4a [P1]

5Z?? : (????? with 60163 on rear) : London Kings Cross to Ferme Park Reception
5Z?? : (????? with 60163) : Ferme Park Reception to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
London Kings Cross 21.57d [P1]
Belle Isle 21/59
Holloway South Jn 22/02
Finsbury Park 22/06
Ferme Park Reception 22.15 ~ 22.50
Harringay Park Jn 22/54
Upper Holloway 22/57
Junction Road Jn 23/03
Gospel Oak 23/19
Kensal Green Jn 23/33
Harlesden Jn 23/38
Wembley Yard 23.54a


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