13th August 1966

R.C.T.S.
Great Central Rail Tour

Locos Used 34002 'Salisbury', 48197, 61131, E26053 'Perseus'

Route : 1X21 (throughout?) (3)

Loco Route
34002

London Waterloo - Barnes - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Neasden South Jn - Aylesbury - (via GC) - Nottingham Victoria

48197

Nottingham Victoria - Kirkby South Jn - Kirkby in Ashfield Central - Mansfield Central - Clipstone West Jn - Clipstone North Jn - Warsop - Warsop Jn - Shirebrook North - Cresswell - Clown South - Spinkhill - Upperthorpe & Killamarsh - Killamarsh Jn - Waleswood - Shireoaks

61131 Shireoaks - Darnall - Attercliffe - Rotherham Central - Wath Jn - Wath Central - Elsecar Jn
E26053 Elsecar Jn - Worsborough - Penistone
E26053 Penistone - Sheffield Victoria
61131 Sheffield Victoria - Staveley Central - Tibshelf Town - Kirkby South Jn - Hucknall Town - Nottingham Victoria
34002 Nottingham Victoria - (via GC) - Grendon Jn - Ashendon Jn - High Wycombe - London Marylebone

Notes :
(1) This eleven coach tour was run to commemorate the loss of through passenger workings over much of the Great Central London extension, service cuts backs occurring September 5th. After coming off the train at Nottingham 34002 spent the afternoon at Colwick surrounded by many unfamiliar classes. Despite this layover the return south provided a mediocre performance, the arrival in London being over one hundred minutes late, not all of this was however attributable to the locomotive. Dave Groves adds: The main reason why the tour ran quite late throughout was the lack of appreciation of the need for a double reversal at Neasden Jn early on in the tour. The timing sheet allowed 3mins for what eventually took about 45 from memory. LT were far from happy whilst we ran late for the rest of the day.
(2) John A. Thickitt comments: Tour participants were split into groups, each of which was given a conducted tour of Colwick shed by a member of the footplate crew.
(3) 48197 photographed at Nottingham Victoria carrying headcode 1X21 - was this used throughout?

Sources : David Hills (compiled from contemporary reports) & Steve Armitage

Photo Review


34002 'Salisbury' on Colwick shed (photo: John A. Thickitt)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
(originally supplied by Andrew Fairholm)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Terry Jackson)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Waterloo 09.00d
3.71 Clapham Junction 09/08
7.04 Barnes 09/15
8.00 New Kew Jn 09/22
8.24 Kew East Jn 09*25a ~ 09*32d
10.71 Acton Wells Jn 09/40
12.67 Neasden Jn 09/46
13.11 Neasden South Jn 09/48
17.09 Harrow on the Hill 09/54
23.78 Watford South Jn 10/03
25.06 Rickmansworth 10/05
29.38 Chalfont 10/14
31.42 Amersham 10/17
36.56 Great Missenden 10/25
45.64 Aylesbury 10w35a ~ 10w45d
54.60 Grendon Underwood Jn 10/52
75.18 Culworth Jn 11/13
76.79 Woodford Halse 11/17
91.11 Rugby Central 11/35
97.74 Lutterworth 11/44
111.01 Leicester Central 11/58
120.72 Loughborough Central 12/10
134.36 Nottingham Victoria 12L30a ~ 12L40d
136.47 Bagthorpe Jn 12/44
145.19 Kirkby South Jn 13/00
150.56 Mansfield Central 13/23
156.24 Clipstone West Jn 13/36
161.31 Warsop Jn 13/45
162.16 Langwith Jn 13w48a ~ 13w58d
167.58 Clowne 14/12
173.54 Killamarsh Jn 14/25
175.42 Waleswood Jn 14/30
181.33 Shireoaks 14L42a ~ 14L52d
187.24 Waleswood Jn 15/04
189.30 Woodhouse East Jn 15/08
192.64 Darnall 15/14
193.52 Attercliffe Jn 15/19
197.77 Rotherham Central 15/27
203.22 Mexborough No.3 15/36
204.72 Wath Central 15/46
206.00 Elsecar Jn 15L50a ~ 16L07d
208.72 Aldam Jn 16/14
209.55 Wombwell Jn 16/18
214.16 Wentworth Jn 16/28
216.57 West Silkstone Jn 16/34
217.78 Barnsley Jn 16/38
218.52 Penistone 16.40a ~ 16.55d
231.52 Sheffield Victoria 17L10a ~ 17L16d
232.53 Woodburn Jn 17/19
236.76 Woodhouse East Jn 17/26
239.11 Killamarsh Jn 17/30
243.51 Staveley Central 17/37
249.39 Heath 17/49
258.79 Kirkby South Jn 18/08
267.51 Bagthorpe Jn 18/29
269.62 Nottingham Victoria 18L35a ~ 18L45d
283.26 Loughborough Central 19/04
293.17 Leicester Central 19/17
306.24 Lutterworth 19/34
313.07 Rugby Central 19/42
327.19 Woodford Halse 20/00
329.00 Culworth Jn 20/04
349.38 Grendon Underwood Jn 20/25
355.35 Ashendon Jn 20/33
365.03 Princes Risborough 20/45
372.75 High Wycombe 20w58a ~ 21w03d
389.34 Northolt Jn East 21/33
395.58 Neasden South Jn 21/42
400.69 Marylebone 21.50a


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