27th February 1983

S.L.O.A.
The Flying Scotsman Pullman

Locos Used 47158 'Henry Ford' & steam: 4472 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock Used SLOA Pullman, load 12 (load 13 when 4472 was on)

Route : 1G60 throughout

Loco Route
47158 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Peterborough
4472 Peterborough - (via ECML) - Doncaster - South Kirkby Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Normanton - Castleford - Church Fenton - York
47158 York - (via 'old' ECML route) - London Kings Cross 

Notes :
(1) Some contemporary sources record this train as having run on 26th February but it has been confirmed it did not. 4472 'Flying Scotsman' did however work from York to Peterborough on the 26th, possibly light engine (confirmation required). Approximate published timings for this movement are included below for completeness.
(2)
This tour operated with the SLOA Pullman train, with preserved saloon GE No 1 added at Peterborough. During the water stop at Newark the train set back on the Bottesford branch to clear the ECML for other trains. Such was the popularity of this run that it was repeated on the following two Sunday's.

Sources : Nigel Rollings (joined/left train at Peterborough) & David Hills

Photo Review


4472 running some 20mins late south of Newark (photo: Gordon Lacy)
4472 was carrying the 'Flying Scotsman' headboard at this stage.


Still 20mins late, 4472 heads past Muskham (photo: Gordon Lacy)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nigel Rollings & Dick Franklin)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Kings Cross 09.20d [FL] 09.21   20.07a 20.27 389.73
2.41 Finsbury Park 09/26 09/26   20/03 20/21 387.32
4.78 Alexandra Palace 09/28 09/30 [FL]   20/01 20/20 384.75
12.57 Potters Bar 09/35 09/40 [SL]   19/54 20/14 377.16
20.25 Welwyn Garden City 09/40 09/47   ? ? ?
23.67 Woolmer Green 09/44 [SL] 09/49 [SL]   19/46 20/06 366.06
27.47 Stevenage 09.49a ~ 09.51d 09.53 ~ 09.54 [FL]   19.39a ~ 19.41d 20.00 ~ 20.01 362.26
31.74 Hitchin 09/57 10/00   19/35 19/55 357.79
44.10 Sandy 10/05 10/09 [SL]   19/25 19/46 345.63
58.70 Huntingdon 10/15 10/25   19/15 19/35 331.03
76.29 Peterborough 10L37a ~ 11L00d 10.51 ~ 11.10   18.58a ~ 19.00d 19.13 ~ 19.15 313.44
84.64 Tallington 11/11 11/25 [SL]   18/51 19/04 305.09
100.08 Stoke Summit 11/29 11/46   18/41 18/55 289.65
? High Dyke ? ?   18/37 [FL] ? ?
105.38 Grantham 11/36 11/52   18/26 [SL] 18/50 [FL] 284.35
109.56 Barkston South Jn 11/40 ?   18/22 18/47 280.17
? Claypole ? 12.03 ~ 12.08   ? ? ?
120.08 Newark Northgate 11w52a ~ 12w50d 12.13 ~ 13.12   18/14 18.30 ~ 18.32 269.65
138.49 Retford 13/12 13/36   17*53 ~ 17*59 18.08 ~ 18.11 [SLW] 251.24
? ?south of Doncaster station? ? 13.56 ~ 14.12
(water stop?)
 
155.77 Doncaster 13w45 ~ 14w05 14/15   17c34 ~ 17c36 17.48 ~ 17.50 233.76
- Shaftholme Jn   17/29 17/31 229.57
- Selby   17/15 17/19 215.48
157.53 Bentley Crossing 14/09 ?  
160.57 Adwick Jn 14/13 14/22  
165.78 South Kirkby Jn 14/20 14/28  
171.53 Hare Park Jn 14/28 14/38  
173.04 Crofton West Jn 14/33 14/42  
174.25 Calder Bridge Jn 14/36 14/47  
175.10 Turners Lane Jn 14/39 14/50  
177.08 Goose Hill Jn 14/45 14/56  
178.41 Altofts Jn 14/48 14/58  
180.79 Castleford 14/53 15/02  
187.07 Milford Jn 15/00 15/13  
191.03 Church Fenton 15/05 15/25  
201.62 York 15L20a 15.40   17.00d 17.02 201.62


Associated Train Movements

26/02 : 4472 movement

Location (approximate booked)
York 08.30d
Doncaster 09.15a ~ 18.30d
Retford 19/00
Newark Northgate 16/20
Grantham 19/40
Peterborough 20/15
March (turn) 20.45
Peterborough 21.15a


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