27th October 1979

Hertfordshire Railtours
The Trans-Pennine Freighter

Locos Used 20052, 20053, 40067, 76011, 76023, 76025, 76027 & 81014 (2)
Stock Used 3108+35069+25725+16122+25618+25992+25584+15928+16191+34557

Route :

Loco(s) Route
81014 (2) London Euston - Weedon - Coventry - Birmingham New Street
40067 Birmingham New Street - Tamworth - Derby - Chesterfield - Beighton Junction - Rotherwood Yard
76023 + 76027 Rotherwood Yard - Sheffield Victoria - Manchester Piccadilly
76011 + 76025 Manchester Piccadilly - Sheffield Victoria - Shepcote Lane
40067 Shepcote Lane - Thrybergh Junction - Mexborough - Hexthorpe Junction - Stainforth and Hatfield - Barnetby
20052 + 20053 Barnetby - Ulceby - Immingham Depot - Grimsby - Cleethorpes
40067 Cleethorpes - Barnetby - Lincoln St.Marks - Newark North Gate - Lowfield Junction - Nottingham - Leicester - Nuneaton
40067 (1) Nuneaton - Rugby - Weedon - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Booked class 86 (86034) was sent to rescue a stranded Merrymaker tour (83007 on a Ramsgate to Bangor outing), hence 40067 worked tour to Euston!
(2) Ken Baldwin queries the class 81 used on this railtour - his records show it was 81015, not 81014. David Harlott and Nick Lawford have however confirmed the loco as 81014 as this is also given in the RCTS Railway Observer, December '79 edition.


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection

Source : Andy Hoskins

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Andy Hoskins)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.00 Euston 07.25d 07.37
5.29 Willesden West London Jn 07/31 07/44
17.44 Watford Junction 07.41a ~ 07.42d 07.54 ~ 07.55
31.66 Tring 07/53 08/07
46.68 Bletchley 08.06a ~ 08.06d 08.19 ~ 08.20
56.83 Hanslope Jn 08/14 08/29
69.69 Weedon 08/23 08/38
82.50 Rugby 08.35a ~ 08.36d 08.51 ~ 08.53
93.99 Coventry 08.46a ~ 08.47d 09.06 ~ 09.08
112.24 Proof House Jn 09/12 09/25
112.91 Birmingham New Street 09L14a ~09L24d 09.29 ~ 09.38
113.48 Proof House Jn 09/26 09/40
114.50 Landor Street Jn 09/28 09.42a ~ 09.45d
120.54 Water Orton 09/35 09/52
124.48 Kingsbury Jn 09/38 09/56
130.24 Tamworth 09/43 10/01
137.69 Wichnor Jn 09/48 10/06
143.13 Burton-on-Trent 09/52 10/11
149.34 Stenson Jn 09/58 10/17
154.14 Derby 10.08a ~ 10.10d 10.23 ~ 10.24
164.05 Ambergate South Jn 10/21 10/39
174.15 Clay Cross South Jn 10/30 10/51
178.28 Chesterfield 10/34 10.56a ~ 10.57d
189.00 Woodhouse Jn 10/53 11/17
189.88 Rotherwood Yard 10L56a ~ 11L06d 11.20 ~ 11.27
194.33 Sheffield Victoria 11/13 11/33
207.33 Penistone 11/31 11/52
213.34 Dunford Bridge 11/40 12/00
216.71 Woodhead 11/44 12/04
221.85 Valehouse SB 11/55 12/11
230.75 Guide Bridge 12.13a ~ 12.18d 12.22 ~ 12.33
233.03 Gorton 12/23 12/37
234.18 Ashburys 12/27 12/40
235.70 Manchester Piccadilly 12L30a ~ 12L54d 12.48 ~ 13.03
237.23 Ashburys 12/57 13/07
238.38 Gorton 13/00 13/08
240.65 Guide Bridge 13.04a ~ 13.09d 13/13
249.55 Valehouse SB 13/25 13/32
254.69 Woodhead 13/31 13/38
258.06 Dunford Bridge 13/38 13/42
264.08 Penistone 13.45a ~ 13.55d 13.52 ~ 14.00
277.08 Sheffield Victoria 14/10 14/15
280.10 Shepcote Lane Jn 14L19a ~ 14L55d 14.24 ~ 14.36
285.58 Aldwarke Jn 15/07 15/03
286.28 Thrybergh Jn ??/?? 15.08a ~ 15.11d
288.66 Mexborough 15.15a ~ 15.17d 15.16 ~ 15.19
299.31 Hexthorpe Jn 15/25 15/30
302.49 Bentley Jn 15/34 15/40
304.74 Kirk Sandall Jn 15/42 15/46
324.11 Scunthorpe 16/06 16/17
339.94 Wrawby Jn 16/25 16/28
335.49 Barnetby 16L27a ~ 16L37d 16.29 ~ 16.42
340.23 Brocklesby 16/48 16/52
347.21 Immingham East Jn 17/08 17/08
348.73 Marsh Lane LC 17.14a ~ 17.16d 17.10 ~ 17.11
352.40 West Marsh Jn 17/28 17/34
354.58 Grimsby Town 17/38 17/40
357.85 Cleethorpes 17L47a ~ 17L58d 17.51 ~ 18.04
361.13 Grimsby Town 18/07 18/13
369.21 Habrough 18/17 18/24
375.68 Barnetby 18/26 18/35
390.21 Market Rasen 18/50 18/57
404.86 Pelham Street Jn 19/07 19/15
405.01 Lincoln Central 19.09a ~ 19.11d 19.16 ~ 19.17
470.40 Newark North Gate 19.36a ~ 19.38d 19.41 ~ 19.44
480.38 Lowfield SB 19.46a ~ 19.56d 19/52
487.53 Bottesford West Jn 20/13 20.08a ~ 20.12d
489.01 Elton & Orston ??/?? 20.19a ~ 20.23d
493.04 Bingham 20/21 20/29
509.10 Sneiton Jn 20/38 20/41
509.74 Nottingham 20.40a ~ 20.42d 20.44 ~ 20.48
516.31 Trent PSB 21/00 20/57
517.13 Trent South Jn 21/01 20/57
524.74 Loughborough 21/11 21/10
537.24 Leicester 21/26 21/29
540.38 Wigston North Jn 21/32 21/34
555.04 Nuneaton Midland Jn 21/42 21/55
556.10 Nuneaton 21L49a ~ 21L59d 21.58 ~ 22.11
570.73 Rugby 22.17a ~ 22.18d 22.36 ~ 22.43
583.54 Weedon 22/30 22/57
586.86 Hanslope Jn 22/39 23/07
606.55 Bletchley 22.46a ~ 22.47d 23.16 ~ 23.17
621.56 Tring 23/03 23/34
635.79 Watford Junction 23.16a ~ 23.17d 23.47 ~ 23.49
647.94 Willesden West London Jn 23/30 00/01
653.23 Euston 23.39a 00.09


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