16th September 2017

Abellio Greater Anglia
The EACH Express 2

Locos Used 68001 'Evolution' & 68034
Stock Used 11067+11099+10412+12170+12046+12147+12126+12015+82133

Route :
1G01 : Norwich to Ely
1G02 : Ely to Norwich
1G03 : Norwich to London Liverpool Street
1G04 : London Liverpool Street to Norwich

Loco(s) Route
68001 (1) Norwich - Wymondham - Thetford - Brandon - Ely
68034 (2) Ely - (reverse of outward route) - Norwich
68001 (1) Norwich - Diss - Stowmarket - Ipswich - Manningtree - Colchester - Chelmsford - Ilford - Stratford - London Liverpool Street
68034 (2) London Liverpool Street - (reverse of outward route) - Norwich

Notes : 
(1) 68034 on rear.
(2) 68001 on rear.
(3) This was a charity fund raising special for the East Anglia Children's Hospice (E.A.C.H.).
(4) On the return run from Liverpool Street to Norwich, the Train Manager announced that an attempt would be made to get to Norwich Non stop and in 90 Minutes or less. The train did make it Non stop, but only by some clever driving to keep the wheels moving. A Freightliner at Stratford and a local train at Haughley Jn along with a local E.M.U. south of Colchester prevented the 90 minutes being a reality. However the train was still into Norwich well ahead of its booked time!

Source : Chris Bracey

Photo Review


68034 at Ely (photo: Elliott Stuffins)


68001 on arrival at London Liverpool Street (photo: Elliott Stuffins)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Norwich 10.20d [P2] 10.20   12.55a [P2] 13.06 [P2]
Thorpe Jn 10/21 ?   12/53 ?
Trowse Swing Bridge 10/21 ?   12/53 ?
Trowse Jn 10/22 10/23   12/52 13/01
Wymondham 10/33 [P1] 10/33   12/41 [P2] 12/43
Attleborough 10/39 [P1] 10/39   12/36 [P2] 12/38
Thetford 10/53 10/53   12/22 12/25
Brandon 11/00 ?   12/15 ?
Ely North Jn 11/25 11/24   11/57 12/00
Ely 11.28 [P3] 11.29 [P3]   11.55d [P3] 11/56 [P3]

 

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Norwich 13.33d [P6?] 13.34 [P2]   18.25a [P2] 18.09
Thorpe Jn 13/34 ?   18/23 ?
Trowse Swing Bridge 13/34 ?   18/19 ?
Trowse Jn 13/36 13/38   18/18 18/06
Diss 13/53 [P2] 13/58   17/59 [P1] 17/53
Haughley Jn 14/04 14/08   17/48 17/43
Stowmarket 14/06 [P1] 14/10   17/46 [P2] 17/39
Europa Jn 14/15 ?   17/37 ?
East Suffolk Jn 14/16 14/17   17/36 17/30
Ipswich 14/17 [TL] ?   17/35 [P3] 17/29
Halifax Jn 14/23 14/23   17/33 17/27
Manningtree 14/30 [P2] 14/31   17/26 [P3] 17/21
Colchester 14/39 [P3] 14/44   17/19 [P2] 17/16
Marks Tey 14/45 [P1] ?   17/14 [P2] ?
Witham 14/52 [P2] ?   17/07 [P3] ?
Chelmsford 15/00 [P1] ?   16/58 [P2] ?
Shenfield 15/10 [P2] ?   16/50 [P3] ?
Gidea Park 15/16 [P1] ?   16/43 [P2] ?
Ilford 15/21 [P1] ?   16/36 [P2] ?
Forest Gate Jn 15/23 ?   16/35 ?
Stratford 15/25 [P10] ?   16/33 [P10a] ?
Bow Jn 15/30 ?   16/30 ?
Bethnal Green 15/33 15/35   16/27 16/26
London Liverpool Street 15.36a [P8] 15.39   16.24d [P8] 16.23


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