4th October 1964

Home Counties Railway Society
York Special

Loco Used 70020 'Mercury'

Route :

Loco Route
70020 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Grantham - Lincoln - Saxilby - Gainsborough - York
70020 York - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Note :
(1) Was advertised for 'Coronation' (46257 'Sir William A. Stanner F.R.S.' named in advertising, if available) but the Britannia was substituted as the last Duchess had been withdrawn the previous month.
(3) Formed in 1955 and originally known as the 'Middlesex Loco Spotters Club', their name was changed in the late 1950's to the 'Home Counties Railway Club' then in January 1963 it changed again, to the 'Home Counties Railway Society'.

Sources : Terry Dorrity, David Whittaker, John Debens & Ron Walker

Photo Review


70020 is seen being serviced on York shed (photo: Arthur Haymes)

 

From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ron Walker & Paul Lemon/Colne Valley Railway)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0 Kings Cross 09.00d 09.00   20.02a 19.57 188
2 Finsbury Park 09/10 09/07   19/55 19/52 185
17 Hatfield 09/22 09/22   19/42 19/33 170
20 Welwyn Garden City 09/30 09/25   19/38 19/30 167
32 Hitchin 09/47 09/49   19/27 19/15 156
41 Biggleswade 09/55 10/06   19/09 19/05 147
44 Sandy 09/59 10/09   19/04 19/02 144
51 St Neots 10/02 10/16   18/57 18/54 136
58 Huntingdon 10/07 10/22   18/52 18/46 129
76 Peterborough North 10w23 ~ 10w33 10.39 ~ 10.50   18w12 ~ 18w24 18.10 ~ 18.25 111
105 Grantham 11.12 ~ 11.18 11/29   17/40 17/34 82
- Newark Northgate   17/20 17/17 68
- Retford   17/02 17/02 49
130 Lincoln 12c08 ~ 12c09 12/20  
136 Saxilby 12/22 12/31  
145 Gainsborough 12/32 12/41  
166 Doncaster 13w00 ~ 13w05 13.07 ~ 13.11   16/40 16/38 32
185 Selby 13/22 13/27   16/20 16/22 13
198 York 13.53a 13.44   16.00d 16.00 0


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