3rd June 2017

UK Railtours
The Broadsman

Locos Used 66707 'Sir Sam Fay' & 66771
Stock Used 21269+3120+3066+1691+3097+3068+3123+1651+3098+1832+4927+4946

Route :
1Z92 : London London Kings Cross to Hoveton & Wroxham
1Z95 : Hoveton & Wroxham to London London Kings Cross

Loco(s) Route
66771 (1) London Kings Cross - Finsbury Park - Potters Bar - Stevenage - Hitchin - Letchworth - Royston - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Ely - Ely North Jn - Brandon - Thetford - Wymondham - Trowse Jn - [via Wensum Curve] - Wensum Jn - Whitlingham Jn - Hoveton & Wroxham
66707 (2) Hoveton & Wroxham - (reverse of outward route) - Ely North Jn - Ely West Jn - March - Peterborough - Peterborough Sig.P466 (4)
66771 (1) Peterborough Sig.P466 - Peterborough - Huntingdon - Sandy - Hitchin - Stevenage - Hertford North (5) - Gordon Hill - Alexandra Palace - Finsbury Park - London Kings Cross

Notes : 
(1) 66707 on rear.
(2) 66771 on rear.
(3) Off tour options: A cruise on the Norfolk Broads, or a visit to the Bure Valley Railway with locos 1 'Wroxham Broad', 6 'Blickling Hall' & 9 'Mark Timothy' in use.
(4) The tour reversed on the up slow line, rather than Peterborough West Yard as shown in the tour brochure.
(5) The return leg was diverted via Hertford North, due a suicidal person on Digswell Viaduct.

Sources : David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett (both on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


66771 on 5Z94 ECS at Hoveton & Wroxham (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66707 on the rear of 5Z94 at Hoveton & Wroxham (photo: Nick Bartlett)


B.V.R. No.1 'Wroxham Broad' at Wroxham  (photo: Nick Bartlett)


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

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 London Kings Cross 07.48d [P1] 07.47 [P6]
? Belle Isle 07/50 [FL2] [DF] 07/50 [FL1] [DF]
? Holloway South Jn 07/52 [DF-DS] 07/52 [DF-DS]
2.41 Finsbury Park 07/54 [P7] [DS] 07/53 [DS1]
4.78 Alexandra Palace 07/58 [P3] [DS] 07/56 [P3] [DS]
12.57 Potters Bar 08.14a ~ 08.16d [P4] [DS] 08.14 ~ 08.17 [P4] [DS]
20.25 Welwyn Garden City 08.27a ~ 08.29d [P3] [DS] 08.28 ~ 08.30 [P3] [DS]
21.20 Digswell Jn 08/31 08/32
23.73 Woolmer Green Jn 08/34 [DS] 08/35 [DS]
27.45 Stevenage 08.39a ~ 08.41d [P4] [DS] 08.40 ~ 08.43 [P4] [DS]
31.74 Hitchin 08/46 [P2] [DCF] 08/48 [P2] [DCF]
34.50 Letchworth 08/50 [P2] 08/52 [P2]
44.72 Royston 09/02 [P2] 09/01 [P2]
55.26 Shepreth Branch Jn 09/15 09/12
57.75 Cambridge 09/22 [P1] 09/22 [TL]
58.74 Coldham Lane Jn 09/25 09/25
? Cambridge North 09/27 [P2] 09/26 [P2]
72.22 Ely Dock Jn 09/42 09.41 ~ 09.43
72.53 Ely 09C43 ~ 09C58 [P2] [UM] 09.45 ~ 09.58 [P2] [UM]
74.15 Ely North Jn 10/01 10/02
88.55 Brandon 10/19 [P1] 10/19
95.73 Thetford 10/26 [P1] 10/25 [P1]
? Attleborough 10/40 [P1] 10/39
116.15 Wymondham 10/45 [P1] 10/44 [P1]
125.23 Trowse Jn 11/05 ? ~ 11.05
125.66 Trowse Swing Bridge 11/06 11/07
126.11 Wensum Jn 11/08 11/10
127.28 Whitlingham Jn 11/11 11/14
134.18 Hoveton & Wroxham 11.22a [P2] ~ 17.06d [P1] 11.25 [P2] ~ 17.06 [P1]
141.08 Whitlingham Jn 17/16 17/16
142.25 Wensum Jn 17/18 17.20 ~ 17.21
142.50 Trowse Swing Bridge 17/20 17/26
143.13 Trowse Jn 17/21 17/28
152.21 Wymondham 17/29 [P2] 17/37 [P2]
? Attleborough 17/35 [P2] ?
172.43 Thetford 17/49 [P2] ?
179.61 Brandon 17/56 [P2] ?
194.21 Ely North Jn 18/14 18/20
195.26 Ely West Jn 18*17 ~ 18*28 18.23 ~ 18.26
208.63 March 18/43 [P1] 18/49 [P1]
? March West Jn 18/44 18/50
217.48 Whittlesea 18/53 [P1] 18/58 [P1]
? Peterborough East Jn 19/01 [MI] 19/03
223.57 Peterborough 19C04 ~ 19C08 [P4] 19.06 ~ 19.08 [P5]
224.07 Peterborough Sig.P466 19.11 ~ 19.21 [US] 19.12 ~ 19.25 [US]
224.37 Peterborough 19C24 ~ 19C25 [P2] 19/28 [P2] [UF]
? Fletton Jn ? 19/31 [UF]
? Holme Jn ? 19/37
? Connington South Jn 19/36 19/39
232.38 Connington Loop 19*39 ~ 19*45 [US] 19/43 [US]
241.76 Huntingdon 19/56 [P2] [US] 19/52 [P2] [US]
256.56 Sandy 20/09 [P1] [US] 20/05 [P1] [US]
268.72 Hitchin 20/20 [P1] [US] 20/17 [P1] [US]
273.21 Stevenage 20.26a ~ 20.29d [P1] [US] 20.24 ~ 20.29 [P1] [US]
276.73 Woolmer Green Jn 20/33 DIV
279.46 Digswell Jn 20/35 [US] DIV
280.41 Welwyn Garden City 20.39a ~ 20.41d [P2] [US] DIV
288.09 Potters Bar 20.52a ~ 20.54d [P1] [US] DIV
? Langley Jn DIV 20/32
? Hertford North DIV 20/40 [P1]
? Gordon Hill DIV 20/48 [P2]
295.68 Alexandra Palace 21/06 [P2] [SL2] 20.55 ~ 20.59 [P1]
298.25 Finsbury Park 21/14 [P1] [SL2] 21/03 [P1] [SL2]
? Holloway South Jn 21/19 [UF] 21/12 [US-UF]
? Belle Isle 21/21 [FL2] 21/14
300.66 London Kings Cross 21.24a [P1] 21.16 [P1]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

03/06/17 :
5Z92 : (66771 with 66707 on rear) : Eastleigh Arlington to Hornsey
5Z92 : (66707 with 66771 on rear) : Hornsey to London Kings Cross

Location Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 04.19d
Eastleigh 04/24
Winchester 04/32
Worting Jn 04/47
Basingstoke 04/50
Farnborough Main 05/10
Woking Jn 05/18
Woking 05/21
Byfleet & New Haw 05/26
Addlestone Jn 05/30
Virginia Water 05/38
Staines 05/48
Feltham 05/53
Feltham Jn 05/55
Hounslow 05/57
Brentford 06/01
Kew East Jn 06/04
South Acton Jn 06*05 ~ 06*19
Acton Wells Jn 06/26
Willesden Junction HL 06/29
Kensal Green Jn 06/31
Gospel Oak 06/44
Junction Road Jn 06/47
Upper Holloway 06/50
Harringay Park Jn 06/52
Harringay 06/54
Hornsey Sig.K440 06.59 ~ 07.10
Harringay 07/15
Finsbury Park 07/18
Holloway South Jn 07/21
Belle Isle 07/25
London Kings Cross 07.28a [P1]

5Z93 : (66771 with 66707 on rear) : Hoveton & Wroxham to North Walsham
5Z93 : (66707 with 66771 on rear) : North Walsham to Norwich Crown Point T&RSMD
5Z94 : (66771 with 66707 on rear) : Norwich Crown Point T&RSMD to North Walsham
5Z94 : (66707 with 66771 on rear) : North Walsham to Hoveton & Wroxham

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Hoveton & Wroxham 11.27d [P2] 17.00a [P1]
North Walsham 11.40 ~ 11.46 16.41 ~ 16.47
Hoveton & Wroxham 12/00 16/28
Whitlingham Jn 12/09 16/18
Norwich Crown Point T&RSMD 12.14a 16.15d

5Z96 : (66707 with 66771 on rear) : London Kings Cross to Ferme Park Reception

Location Booked
London Kings Cross 21.50d [P1]
Belle Isle 21/54
Holloway South Jn 21/59
Finsbury Park 22/00
Harringay 22/05
Ferme Park Reception 22.09a

04/06/17 :
5Z97 : (66771 with 66707 on rear?) : Ferme Park Reception to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked Actual
Ferme Park Reception 08.59d  
Harringay 09/01  
Harringay Park Jn 09/03  
Upper Holloway 09/06  
Junction Road Jn 09/07  
Gospel Oak 09/09  
Kensal Green Jn 09/15  
Willesden Junction HL 09/17  
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/19  
North Pole Jn 09/20  
Kensington Olympia 09/23  
Latchmere Jn 09/29  
Clapham Junction 09/31  
Barnes 09/44  
Richmond 09/50  
Twickenham 09/54  
Whitton Jn 09/57  
Feltham Jn 09/58  
Feltham 10/00  
Staines 10/09  
Virginia Water 10/18  
Addlestone Jn 10/25  
Byfleet & New Haw 10/31  
Woking 10/38  
Woking Jn 10/39  
Farnborough Main 10/47  
Basingstoke 11/01 [P2]
Worting Jn 11/06  
Winchester 11/20  
Eastleigh 11.29 ~ 11.31  
Eastleigh Arlington 11.36a  


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