6th July 1963

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain
The Mallard Commemorative Rail Tour
(Silver Jubilee Special 1938 - 1963)

Loco Used 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'
Stock Used advertised to be load 10 (9 corridor coaches and a restaurant buffet car)

Route :

Loco Route
60007 London Kings Cross - Hitchin - Royston - Shepreth Branch Jn - Cambridge - Ely - March - Spalding - Sleaford - Digby - Greetwell Jn - Sincil Jn - Gainsborough - Doncaster - Selby - York
60007 York - Selby - Doncaster - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) This tour was to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the world speed record achieved by 'Mallard'. Visits were made to Doncaster works, York railway museum & depot.
(2) It is recorded that 60007 achieved a maximum speed of 102mph down Stoke bank.

Sources : Terry Jackson, John Broderick & John Debens

Photo Review


60007 passes Barnet (photo: Terry Dorrity)


60007 is seen here after arriving at Doncaster with this tour.
(photo: 2016 - Peter Brumby / 53A Models of Hull)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(booked from Terry Jackson, actual from John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Kings Cross 08.30d 08.30
12.57 Potters Bar 08/47 08/51
17.54 Hatfield 08/54 08/55
31.74 Hitchin 09/09 09/08
44.72 Royston 09/27 09/25
55.26 Shepreth Branch Jn 09/47 09/41
57.75 Cambridge 09w53a ~ 10w04d TL 09.47 ~ 10.07
72.53 Ely 10/23 10.24a ~ 10.28d
74.08 Ely North Jn 10/26 10/29
88.19 March 10/50 10/52
90.18 Grassmoor Jn 10*53a ~ 10*55d 10/55
107.70 Spalding 11/21 11/19
126.69 Sleaford 11/46 11/46
148.10 Lincoln 12w16a ~ 12w24d 12.25 ~ ??.??
155.54 Sykes Jn 12/38 12/38
163.49 Gainsborough Lea Road 12/48 12/47
184.72 Doncaster 13.34a ~ 14.58d 13.38 ~ 14.59
189.11 Shaftholme Jn 15/05 ?
203.20 Selby 15/18 15/20
217.06 York 15.35a ~ 17.20d 15.36 ~ 17.21
230.72 Selby 17/37 17/43
245.01 Shaftholme Jn 17/57 17/54
249.20 Doncaster 18/02 17/59
266.48 Retford 18/21 18/16
285.09 Newark North Gate 18/37 16/35
295.41 Barkston South Jn 18/46 18/44
299.59 Grantham 18/50 18/48
328.68 Peterborough North 19/21 19/15
346.21 Huntingdon North 19/41 19/30
373.23 Hitchin 20/04 19/55
380.14 Knebworth 20/11 20/01
387.43 Hatfield 20/17 20/07
392.40 Potters Bar 20/22 20/11
405.17 Kings Cross 20.37a 20.26


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