20th May 1978

Lea Valley Railway Club
The Thames - Forth Express

Locos Used at least 25131, 25302, 40175 & 55012 'Crepello'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
25131+25302 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Trent - Toton - Trowell Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Tapton Jn - Beighton Jn - Masboro' Station South Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Wath Road Jn - Cudworth - Normanton - Altofts Jn - Holbeck - Leeds City
55012 Leeds City - Wortley Jn - Shipley Leeds Jn - Keighley - Skipton - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - London Road Jn - Carlisle - (via WCML) - Carstairs South Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Midcalder Jn - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley
40175 Edinburgh Waverley - Abbeyhill Jn - Piershill Jn - Portobello Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Midcalder Jn - Carstairs
????? Carstairs - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Jonathan B. Juby comments: The headcode shown by the Deltic was 1Z97 at Leeds, but I found that it had arrived just a few minutes before with a DAA/DEG railtour (thanks again to your listing!) – had it been changed?
(2) This was the highest mileage LVRC trip to date.

Sources : Gary Thornton, Jonathan B. Juby & Malcolm Hinchliffe

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Malcolm Hinchliffe)

Miles Location Booked
0 St Pancras 07.55d
? Finchley Road 08/02
7 Hendon 08/05
20 St Albans City 08/17
30 Luton 08/25
? Bedford North 08/49
61 Sharnbrook 08/54
65 Wellingborough 09/02
72 Kettering 09/08
83 Market Harborough 09/18
? Kibworth 09/24
96 Wigston North Jn 09/34
99 Leicester 09.38a ~ 09.45d
104 Syston South Jn 09/54
111 Loughborough 10/00
? Trent 10/06
119 Trent Jn 10/07
125 Trowell Jn 10/13
134 Pye Bridge Jn 10/22
142 Clay Cross South Jn 10/30
146 Chesterfield 10/34
147 Tapton Jn 10/35
155 Beighton Jn 10/46
? Masboro' Station South Jn 10c59 ~ 11c01
164 Aldwarke Jn 11/04
? Wath Road Jn 11/07
? Cudworth 11/14
185 Normanton 11/23
186 Altofts Jn 11/25
196 Leeds 11L42a ~ 11L52d
196 Wortley Jn 11/57
? Shipley Leeds Jn 12/13
213 Keighley 12/21
222 Skipton 12c34 ~ 12c36
233 Hellifield 12/50
236 Settle Jn 12/54
? Blea Moor 13/17
258 Garsdale 13p27a ~ 13p42d
? Ais Gill 13/50
280 Appleby 14/07
308 Petteril Bridge Jn 14/46
309 Carlisle 14c49 ~ 14c51
318 Gretna Jn 15/01
? Quintinshill 15/02
? MP13 15/04
335 Lockerbie 15/15
? Beattock 15/24
359 Beattock Summit 15/32
383 Carstairs South Jn 15/50
308 Carstairs East Jn 15/51
400 Midcalder Jn 16/10
410 Haymarket 16/28
411 Edinburgh Waverley 16Lp32a ~ 16Lp50d
414 Portobello 16/55
415 Niddrie West Jn 16/58
421 Craiglockhart Jn 17/08
422 Slateford 17/11
? Midcalder Jn 17/23
447 Carstairs 17L43 ~ 17L49
? Beattock Summit 18/07
? Beattock 18/14
? Lockerbie 18/23
? MP13 18/31
? Quintinshill 18/37
? Gretna Jn 18/38
521 Carlisle 18.45a ~ 18.55d
538 Penrith 19/12
? Tebay 19/26
571 Oxenholme 19/36
584 Carnforth 19/44
590 Lancaster 19/49
610 Preston 20/07
? Euxton Jn 20/12
? Balshaw Lane 20/13
625 Wigan North Western 20/19
626 Springs Branch Jn 20/20
? Winwick Jn 20/25
637 Warrington Bank Quay 20/27
638 Acton Grange Jn 20/29
? Weaver Jn 20/33
654 Winsford 20/38
662 Crewe 20.49a ~ 20.54d
? Madeley Jn 21/03
671 Norton Bridge 21/11
676 Stafford 21/16
? Colwich Jn 21/21
704 Lichfield TV LL 21/29
710 Tamworth 21/33
723 Nuneaton 21/42
737 Rugby 21/56
? Weedon 22/05
? Hanslope Jn 22/15
773 Bletchley 22/22
788 Tring 22/32
802 Watford Junction 22/42
? Willesden Junction 22/53
820 Euston 23.01a


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