4th July 1971

British Rail (Eastern Region)
(Mystery Excursion)

Loco Used 1795
Stock Used load 11

Route :

Loco Route
1795 Leeds - Whitehall Jn - Wakefield Westgate - Wakefield Kirkgate - Pontefract - Askern - Doncaster - (via ECML) - Grantham
1795 Grantham - Barkston South Jn - Sleaford - Boston - Skegness
1795 Skegness - (reverse of outward route) - Grantham
1795 Grantham - (via ECML) - Doncaster - Adwick Jn - Wakefield Westgate - (via Viaduct Line) - Leeds

Notes :
(1) Delay at Grantham on the return was caused by a south end points failure which hampered the run-round.

Sources : David Bailey & Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Leeds 09.30d 09.34   22.10a 22.53 138.12
1.36 Wortley Jn ? 09/39  
1.48 Gelderd Road Jn ? ?   ? 22/48 ?
10.12 Wakefield Westgate 09.48a ~ 09.50d 09.53 ~ 09.55   21.50a ~ 21.52d 22.34 ~ 22.36 ?
11.04 Wakefield Kirkgate ? 09/59  
11.52 Calder Bridge Jn ? 10/01  
12.60 Crofton West Jn ? 10/04  
19.56 Pontefract Monkhill ? 10/15  
21.52 Knottingley ? 10/20  
32.12 Shaftholme Jn ? 10/35  
- Hare Park Jn   ? 22/28 ?
- Adwick Jn   ? 22/15 ?
36.32 Doncaster ? 10c50 ~ 10c54   ? 22c04 ~ 22c08 108.12
39.12 Black Carr Jn ? 11/02   ? 21/59 ?
53.60 Retford ? 11/19   ? 21/48 ?
72.20 Newark North Gate ? 11/37   ? 21/34 ?
82.52 Barkston South Jn ? 11/46   ? 21/27 ?
86.72 Grantham ? 11.57 ~ 12.07   ? 20.44 ~ 21.19 ?
91.12 Barkston South Jn ? 12/14   ? 20/32 ?
102.00 Sleaford ? 12/28   ? 20/18 ?
118.52 Boston ? 12/48   ? 19/56 ?
130.02 Bellwater Jn ? 13/00   ? 19/33 ?
137.40 Wainfleet ? 13/10   ? 19/20 ?
142.44 Skegness ??.??a 13.19   19.05d 19.09 0.00


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