24th April 1971

R.T.S. Railtours
Eastern Belle
(Pullman Railtours)

Loco Used D1524

Route :

Loco Route
D1524 London Liverpool Street - Bow Jn - Channelsea Jn - Dalston East Jn - Canonbury Jn - Finsbury Park - Wood green - Hertford North - Stevenage - Hitchin - Royston - Cambridge - Ely - Littleport - Ely
D1524 Ely - Littleport - Ely North Jn - March West Jn
D1524 March West Jn - Whitemoor
D1524 Whitemoor - March - Ely West Jn - Ely North Jn - Thetford - Norwich (Wensum Curve) - Brunsall - Reedham - Lowestoft Central
D1524 Lowestoft Central - Beccles - Darsham - Westerfield - Ipswich (centre road) - Colchester - Witham (1) - Chelmsford - Shenfield - Stratford - Bethnal Green - Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) Was booked to reverse at Witham and cover the Braintree branch to Braintree, but didn't.


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection. Ticket was dated 13 Mar 71 on the rear using a rubber stamp but this was then obliterated and replaced with 24 Apr 71 suggesting a date change for this tour.

Sources : John Broderick & Andrew Fairholm

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Liverpool Street 10.02d 10.02
1.11 Bethnal Green 10/05 10/05
3.02 Bow Jn 10/08 10/08
4.02 Channelsea Jn 10/12 10/12
4.64 Victoria Park 10/15 10/14
6.46 Dalston East Jn 10/19 10/20
7.75 Canonbury Jn 10/22 10/23
9.27 Finsbury Park 10.25a ~ 10.30d 10.27 ~ 10.32
11.64 Wood Green 10/35 10/36
20.03 Cuffley 10/50 10/48
26.34 Hertford North 11.03a ~ 11.08d 10.58 ~ 11.08
34.76 Langley Jn 11/20 11/19
40.15 Hitchin 11.30a ~ 11.35d 11.28a ~ 11.39d
53.13 Royston 11/51 11/50
63.47 Shepreth Branch Jn 12/08 12/01
66.16 Cambridge 12.14a ~ 12.36d 12.07 ~ 12.36
80.75 Ely 12/53 12/52
82.29 Ely North Jn 12/56 12/54
86.47 Littleport 13/01 12/58
96.53 Downham 13/12 13/09
101.36 Magdalen Road 13/17 13/15
107.39 Kings Lynn 13.28a ~ 13.45d 13.28 ~ 13.55
113.42 Magdalen Road 13.54a ~ 13.59d 13.53 ~ 13.59
118.25 Downham 14/05 14/05
120.21 Denver Junctions 14.10a ~ 14.17d 14.07 ~ 14.15
128.31 Littleport 14/28 14/25
132.49 Ely North Jn 14/37 14/31
133.45 Ely West Jn 14/41 14/34
147.22 March West Jn 15.01a ~ 15.15d 14.52 ~ 15.02
147.38 Whitemoor 15.19a ~ 15.30d 15.09 ~ 15.24
147.56 March 15.36a ~ 16.13d 15.28 ~ 16.13
161.12 Ely West Jn 16/30 16/30
162.08 Ely North Jn 16/34 16/33
176.54 Brandon 16/50 16/50
183.68 Thetford 16.59a ~ 17.04d 16.59 ~ 17.05
204.21 Wymondham 17/25 17/25
213.37 Trowse 17/35 17/34
214.17 Norwich Wensum Curve 17.39a ~ 17.45d 17.36 ~ 17.39
219.26 Brundall 17/53 17/46
225.58 Reedham 18/01 17/55
234.11 Lowestoft Central 18.18a ~ 18.31d 18.16a ~ 18.37
242.51 Beccles 18.46a ~ 18.51d 18.53 ~ 18.56
251.17 Halesworth 19.05a ~ 19.10d 19/09
256.32 Darsham 19.19a ~ 19.20d 19/16
260.58 Saxmundham 19/28 19/22
272.72 Woodbridge 19/43 19/37
279.48 Westerfield 19/52 19/45
283.10 Ipswich Centre Road 19.59a ~ 20.01d 19.52 ~ 19.55
288.57 Bentley 20/08 20/01
292.34 Manningtree 20/11 20/07
300.16 Colchester 20.20a ~ 20.25d 20.16 ~ 20.17
305.19 Marks Tey 20/31 20/22
313.23 Witham 20.40a ~ 20.53d ?
319.51 Braintree 21.05a ~ 21.13d DIV
325.79 Witham 21.25a ~ 21.30d -
332.65 Chelmsford 21/39 20/33
342.31 Shenfield 21.48a ~ 21.49d 20/42
350.05 Gidea Park 21/59 20/48
359.42 Stratford 22.13a ~ 22.14d 20/58
362.36 Bethnal Green 22/19 21/03
363.47 Liverpool Street 22.22a 21.08


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