28th August 2017

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
The Easterling

Locos Used 66128 & steam: 60163 'Tornado'
Stock Used 21249+4946+4949+1832+3120+1651+3147+3119+3097+1691+3066+3123+21269

Route :
1Z63 : London Kings Cross to Great Yarmouth
1Z65 : Great Yarmouth to London Kings Cross

Loco(s) Route
60163 (1) London Kings Cross - Finsbury Park - Potters Bar - Stevenage - Hitchin - Letchworth - Royston - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Ely - Brandon - Thetford - Wymondham - Trowse Jn - Trowse Swing Bridge - (via Wensum Curve) - Wensum Jn - Whitlingham Jn - Brundall - Acle - Great Yarmouth
60163 (1) Great Yarmouth - Berney Arms - Reedham - Cantley - Brundall - (reverse of outward route) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) 66128 on rear.
(2) Doug Lindsay comments: The outward leg all went more or less to time with arrival at Great Yarmouth a minute early. The full stock did not go to Crown Point for turning as planned. 66128 released 60163 by shunting from platform 2 to platform 4 and then accompanied 'Tornado' and 21249 to Norwich for turning and servicing. When returned 66128 first which was pushed down platform 2, 60163 & 21249 attached to stock in platform 4 and drew out to put onto 66128 at stops on platform 2. Departure on time, maybe 2 late, all ok until Wymondham where a 1 minute crew stop was planned, this sadly became a 20 minute stop due to control dispute (apparently), then on arrival outside Ely the home signal was problematic and driver was talked past due to a track circuit failure. Left there some 40 minutes down due to awaiting service trains, as we were well out of path, passed Cambridge still 40 minutes down in spite of spirited running and stopped for water as planned at Royston, but had to await two service trains to pass wrong line before leaving, now 60 minutes late!!! Good dash down to Hitchin and main line without hold ups down to Stevenage stop where we left now 65 minutes late!!  Dash to Potters Bar and left there 60 minutes late and finally arrived arrived Kings Cross approx 55 minutes late.

Source : Doug Lindsay (on the tour throughout)

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

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Kings Cross 09.03d [P1] 09.03   21.19a [P1] 22.16
Belle Isle 09/05 [FL1] 09/04   21/15 [FL2] 22/13
Holloway South Jn 09/09 [DS] 09/08   21/13 [UF] 22/11
Finsbury Park 09/13 [P7] [DS] 09/12   21/11 [P1] [US] 22/10
Alexandra Palace 09/17 [P3] [DS] 09/17   21/06 [P1] [SL2] 22/07
Potters Bar 09.25a ~ 09.28d [P4] [DS] 09.27 ~ 09.30   20.51a ~ 20.55d [P1] [US] 21.53 ~ 21.57
Welwyn Garden City 09/35 [P3] [DS] 09/43   20/38 [P2] [US] 21/45
Digswell Jn 09/36 09/48   20/37 [US] 21/43
Woolmer Green Jn 09/39 [DS] 09/52   20/34 21/41
Stevenage 09.49a ~ 09.51d [P4] [DS] 09.57 ~ 10.01   20.26a ~ 20.29d [P1] [US] 21.30 ~ 21.35
Hitchin 09*57 ~ 10*09 [P2] [DCF] 10.07 ~ 10.11   20/22 [P1] [US] 21/23
Letchworth 10/15 [P2] 10/19   20/19 [P1] 21/20
Royston 10/27 [P2] 10/29   19w55 ~ 20w05 [P1] 20.45 ~ 21.05
Shepreth Branch Jn 10/43 10/44   19/42 20/26
Cambridge 10/47 [DM] 10/47   19.35a ~ 19.37d [P7] 20.16? ~ 20.20?
Coldham Lane Jn 10w50 ~ 11w14 [DGL] ? ~ 11.14   19/33 20/12
Cambridge North 11/17 [P2] 11/19   19/31 [P1] 20/10
Ely Dock Jn 11/33 ?   19/17 ?
Ely 11c34 ~ 11c35 [P1] 11.35 ~ 11.40   19c13 ~ 19c16 [P3] 19.47 ~ 19.52
Ely North Jn 11/40 11/45   19/09 19/30
Brandon 11/56 ?   18/46 ?
Thetford 12/04 12/10   18/38 19/06
Attleborough 12/19 [P2] 12/23   18/23 [P1] 18/50
Wymondham 12C27 ~ 12C29 [P2] 12.27 ~ 12.28   18C16 ~ 18C18 [P1] 18.27 ~ 18.41
Trowse Jn 12/48 12/49   18/00 18/09
Trowse Swing Bridge 12/49 ?   17/59 ?
Wensum Jn 12/53 ?   17/55 ?
Whitlingham Jn 12/56 12/59   17/52 17/58
Brundall 13/01 13/07   17/46 17/51
Acle 13*12 ~ 13*29 [P2] 13.22 ~ 13.30   - -
Cantley - -   17/36 ?
Reedham - -   17/31 17/37
Berney Arms - -   17/26 ?
Great Yarmouth 13.45a [P2] 13.44   17.19d [P2] 17.23


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z64 : (66128 with 21249 + 60163 on rear) : Great Yarmouth to Trowse Jn
5Z64 : (60163 with 21249 + 66128 on rear) : Trowse Jn to Norwich

Location Booked
Great Yarmouth 14.27d [P2]
Reedham 14/39
Cantley 14/44
Brundall 14/51
Whitlingham Jn 14/56
Wensum Jn 14/59
Trowse Swing Bridge 15/07
Trowse Jn 15.08 ~ 15.10
Trowse Swing Bridge 15/12
Thorpe Jn 15/12
Norwich T.C. 15.17a

5Z65 : (66128 with 21249 + 60163 on rear) : Norwich to Great Yarmouth

Location Booked
Norwich T.C. 16.18d
Thorpe Jn 16/20
Whitlingham Jn 16/28
Brundall 16/33
Cantley 16/40
Reedham 16/43
Great Yarmouth 16.57a [P2]


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