19th September 1954

Ian Allan / Trains Illustrated
The Fenlands Express

Locos Used 60136 'Alcazar', 61113, 61530 & 70000 'Britannia'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
70000 London Liverpool Street - (via GEML) - Norwich Thorpe
61113 Norwich Thorpe - Cromer Beach
61113 Cromer Beach - Melton Constable
61530 Melton Constable - South Lynn - Spalding - Sleaford
61530 Sleaford - Grantham - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(10 Tour brochure noted this as the thirs Trains Illustrated excursion to tun.

Sources : Chris Harley, Steve Allen, Andy Butler & Richard Maund

Photo Review


61113 waiting to leave Norwich Thorpe (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Richard Maund)

Miles Location Booked
0.0 Liverpool Street 09.12d
4.0 Stratford 09/20
10.0 Chadwell Heath 09/27
20.2 Shenfield 09/38
29.7 Chelmsford 09/47
38.6 Witham 09/56
46.6 Marks Tey 10/04
51.7 Colchester 10/09
59.5 Manningtree 10/17
68.7 Ipswich 10/27
82.9 Haughley 10/42
100.5 Tivetshall 11/01
115.0
0.0
Norwich Thorpe 11.17a ~ 13.14d
15.9
0.0
North Walsham Main 13.42a ~ 13.47d
10.7
0.0
Cromer Beach 14.08a ~ 15.08d
15.0
0.0
Melton Constable 15.37a ~ 15.44d
9.8
0.0
Fakenham West 15.59a ~ 16.04d
22.0
0.0
South Lynn 16.40a ~ 16.45d
9.0
0.0
Sutton Bridge 17.01a ~ 17.06d
15.5
0.0
Spalding Town 17.34a ~ 17.42d
19.0
0.0
Sleaford 18.07a ~ 18.15d
10.5 Barkston East Jn 18/41
10.9 Barkston South Jn 18/43
15.2 Grantham 18/47
44.3 Peterborough North 19/13
61.8 Huntingdon 19/30
88.8 Hitchin 19/54
95.7 Knebworth 20/01
103.0 Hatfield 20/08
108.0 Potters Bar 20/15
120.7 Kings Cross 20.35a


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