29th March 1969

Flying Scotsman Enterprises
No.3 Mystery Tour

Locos Used ????? & steam : 4472 'Flying Scotsman'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
4472 (1) London St Pancras - Luton - Bedford - Kettering - Leicester - Trent - Trowell Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - (1) - Kirkby Station Jn - Kirkby-in-Mansfield East - Mansfield Town - Shirebrook - Warsop - Clipstone West Jn - Clipstone East Jn - Ollerton - Tuxford West Jn - Clifton-on-Trent (2) (3)
2x Brush 2's (4) Clifton-on-Trent - Tuxford West Jn - Ollerton - Clipstone East Jn - Clipstone West Jn - Wellbeck Colliery Jn - Warsop Jn - Shirebrook
4472 Shirebrook - Elmton & Cresswell - Woodend Jn - Shireoaks East Jn - Worksop - Retford LL (6) - Gainsborough Lea Road - Kirton Lindsey - Barnetby - Brocklesby - Habrough - Grimsby Town - Cleethorpes
D58xx ?(4)? Cleethorpes - Grimsby Town
4472 Grimsby - Louth - Firsby - Boston - Sleaford - Barkston South Jn - Grantham - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Assisting engine used between Pye Bridge Jn & Kirkby - loco ID required.
(2) Booked route was direct via Pyewipe Jn to Lincoln Central, Market Rasen to Barnetby however a freight train had derailed on the route in front and the train was reversed at Clifton-on-Trent.
(3) Shunted forward and reversed onto westbound track.
(4) 4472 on rear.
(5) Shunted for ward to take water.

Sources : Bob Bridger, Dick Franklin & Tony Saville

Photo Review


Bob Bridgers tickets for the tour.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Broderick & Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual
St Pancras 09.00d 09.02
Finchley Road 09/06 ?
Hendon 09/10 09/17
St Albans 09/22 09/30
Luton 08.32a ~ 09.34d 09.42 ~ 09.44
Bedford 09/52 10/06
Sharnbrook 10/03 ?
Wellingborough 10/10 10/23
Kettering 10/17 10/32
Desborough 10/24 ?
Market Harborough 10/29 10/44
Kibworth 10/36 ?
Wigston North Jn 10/48 ?
Leicester 10.53a ~ 10.55d 11.03 ~ 11.05
Syston South Jn 11/02 ?
Loughborough 11/10 11/19
Trent 11/21 11/27
Trowell 11/28 ?
Pye Bridge Jn 11/43 ??L?? ~ ??L??
(11.53 - but a or d?)
Kirkby South Jn 11/58 ??L?? ~ ??L??
Mansfield 12/05 ?
Shirebrook 12/11 12/32
Warsop 12w14a ~ 12w35d 12.37 ~ 12.54
Edwinstowe 12/45 ?
Tuxford West Jn 12/57 13/25
Clifton-on-Trent 13/06 13.35 ~ 14.28
Tuxford West Jn DIV 14/46
Warsop DIV 15/09
Shirebrook DIV 15.17 ~ 15.22
Elmton & Cresswell DIV 15/36
Worksop DIV 15/51
Retford LL DIV 16.02 ~ 16.06 ~ 16.18
Gainsborough DIV 16/34
Pyewype Jn 13/18 DIV
Lincoln Central 13.21a ~ 13.24d DIV
Pelham Street 13/27 DIV
Market Rasen 13/52 DIV
Wrawby Jn 14/16 DIV
Barnetby 14/17 17.02 ~ 17.04
Brocklesby 14/28 17.14 ~ 17.14
Habrough 14/34 17/18
Grimsby Town 14/46 17/30
Grimsby Docks ? 17.33 ~ 17.35
Cleethorpes 14.55a 17.44 ~ 20.12
Grimsby Docks ? 20/19
Grimsby Town 17.20d 20.24 ~ 20.45
Louth 17/43 21/09
Firsby 18/13 21.26 ~ 21.28
Boston 18/32 21/50
Sleaford 18/54 22/15
Rauceby 18w58a ~ 19w13d 22.23 ~ 22.34
Grantham 19/31 23/00
Stoke 19/38 ?
Essendine 19/49 ?
Werrington Jn 19/57 ?
Peterborough 20c04a ~ 20c06d 23.30 ~ 23.33
Huntingdon 20/27 SL ?
Everton 20/47 ?
Sandy 20/52 ?
Hitchin 21/06 00/16
Knebworth 21/15 ?
Hatfield 21/24 00/41
Potters Bar 21/31 00/47
Finsbury Park 21/41 01/07
Kings Cross 21.50a 01.14


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