11th May 1963

R.C.T.S. / The Locomotive Club of Great Britain
The North Midlands Rail Tour

Locos Used 34006 'Bude', 61004 'Oryx' & 48519
Stock Used 8 vehicles: 5x ex-LMS + 3x BR Standard Mk. 1, one of which was a Buffet Car

Route : ?1T05? throughout

Loco(s) Route
34006 London St Pancras - (via MML, Bedford avoiding line) - Trent - London Road Jn - Derby Midland
61004 Derby Midland - Chaddesden South Jn - Trent - Codnor Park Jn - Butterley - Ambergate North Curve - Millers Dale - Matlock - Buxton Jn South Curve - Buxton East Jn (1)
48519 Buxton East Jn - Buxton Midland
61004 (2) Buxton Midland - Buxton East Jn
48519 (3) Buxton East Jn - Buxton No.1 Jn
61004 Buxton No.1 Jn - Parsley Hay - Rocester - Uttoxeter East Curve - Tutbury - Eggington Jn west curve - Rolleston on Dove - Burton-on-Trent
34006 Burton-on-Trent - Ashby de la Zouch - Moira - Coalville - Desford - Braunston - Knighton South Jn - (via MML, Bedford avoiding line) - London St Pancras

Note :
(1)
61004 was detached prior to entering Buxton to allow a brief visit to the shed. This required 48519 to take the train into Buxton Midland station.
(2) 48519 on rear (originally uploaded as 61004 hauling but corrected by
Bill Armstrong).
(3) 61004 on rear (originally uploaded as 61004 propelling but corrected by
Bill Armstrong).
(4) John Clifford comments: As tours go this was not one of the best although I did get some new & now closed track. However, we left 4mins late, lost time all the way, leaving the Bedford stop 48mins late & reached Derby 80mins late so did not visit the works as had been arranged. The 'B1' bettered many times but the return to St. Pancras was also slow & we got there 39mins late. Suggestions at the time were that the problems arose from the crew being unfamiliar with the un-rebuilt 'West Country'.

Sources : John Clifford (on the train throughout), David Hills, David Pearson & Bill Armstrong

Photo Review


34006 'Bude' at London St Pancras station (photo: David Pearson). Though
carrying a 0T05 headcode, it is believed this relates to the light engine move
so the train may have run as 1T05...confirmation is required of this however.


61004 shares platforms at Derby Midland with D150 (photo: David Pearson)


A brief use for 48519 at Buxton, from East Jn to the station - Wimpy anyone?
 (photo: David Pearson)


61004 poses on the train at Ashbourne (photo: David Pearson)


34006 backs onto the train at Burton-on-Trent (photo: David Pearson)

 
David Pearson's ticket.   From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson, John Clifford & Bill Armstrong)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 St Pancras 08.55d 08.59
3.44 Finchley Road 09/01 09/08
6.78 Hendon 09/05 09/14
19.71 St Albans 09/18 09/33
30.20 Luton Midland Road 09/27 09/49
49.65 Bedford Midland Road 09/42 10.23 ~ 10.34
? Bedford North 09w43 ~ 09w48 ?
59.51 Sharnbrook 10/00 10/50
65.05 Wellingborough 10/06 10/55
72.02 Kettering 10/12 11/09
78.39 Desborough North 10/19 11/19
82.75 Market Harborough 10/25 11/28
89.60 Kibworth North 10/32 11/39
95.72 Wigston North Jn 10/38 11/47
99.06 Leicester 10w42a ~ 10w47d 11.53 ~ 12.00
103.63 Syston 10/53 12/07
111.46 Loughborough 10/59 12/15
119.60 Sheet Stores Jn 11/06 12/25
126.29 Spondon Jn 11/16 12/33
128.24 London Road Jn 11/19 12/38
128.37 Derby Midland 11.20a ~ 13.10d 12.40 ~ 13.15
129.77 Chaddesden South Jn 13/15 13/20
130.58 Spondon Jn 13/18 13/22
137.27 Sheet Stores Jn 13/26 13/30
137.65 Trent 13/28 13/33
143.14 Trowell 13/35 13/42
150.74 Codnor Park Jn 13/46 13/55
153.51 Butterley 13/54 14/04
157.08 Ambergate 14/01 14/14
163.70 Matlock 14/10 14/24
168.26 Rowsley 14/16 14/30
178.11 Millers Dale 14/32 14/47
180.08 Buxton Jn 14/34 14.52a ~ ??.??d
183.45 Buxton Midland 14.42a ~ 15.30d 15.08 ~ 15.35
183.67 Buxton East Jn 15.34a ~ 15.38d 15.38 ~ 15.40
184.17 Buxton Jn no.1 15.43a ~ 15.46d 15.43 ~ 15.47
189.00 Briggs Jn 16/02 ?
193.42 Parsley Hay 16/21 16/12
195.24 Hartington 16/28 16/19
200.00 Alsop-en-le-Dale 16/47 16/32
206.65 Ashbourne 17/14 16.55a ~ 17.08d
208.19 Clifton Yard 17/20 17/12
211.31 Norbury 17/27 17/20
213.68 Rocester 17/32 17/26
218.18 Uttoxeter East 17.40a ~ 17.42d 17.35 ~ 17.37
225.56 Tutbury 17/54 17/49
227.17 Marston Jn 17/57 17/52
228.06 Dove Jn 17/59 17/53
230.46 North Staffordshire Jn 18/08 18/07
231.33 Burton-on-Trent 18.13a ~ 18.23d 18.14 ~ 18.28
236.22 Gresley 18/32 18/39
241.19 Ashby 18p44a ~ 18p54d 18.48 ~ 18.55
245.60 Coalville 19/03 19/08
253.58 Desford 19/20 19/21
261.22 Knighton South Jn 19w32a ~ 19w40d 19.35 ~ 19.44
263.35 Wigston Magna 19.45a ~ 19.47d 19.51 ~ 19.55
269.06 Kibworth North 19/56 20/06
275.71 Market Harborough 20/02 20/12
280.27 Desborough North 20/07 20/20
286.64 Kettering 20w15 ~ 20w20 20.31a ~ 20.39d
293.61 Wellingborough 20/28 20/47
299.15 Sharnbrook Summit 20/34 20/53
309.01 Bedford 20/44 21/04
318.48 Flitwick 20/54 21/22
328.46 Luton 21/04 21/35
338.75 St Albans 21/13 21/46
351.68 Hendon 21/27 22/01
355.22 Finchley Road 21/30 22/08
358.66 St Pancras 21.35a 22.14


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