2nd April 1983

Hertfordshire Railtours
The Annesley Anabasis

Locos Used 25048, 25084, 25227, 25242, 31220, 31272, 33025 & 33027
Stock Used 4930+4981+4997+4994+16184+13340+1709+4946+5009+5007+4895+25998+35340

Route : 1Z25 throughout

Locos Route
25227 + 25242 London Euston - Willesden No.7 Box
33027 Willesden No.7 Box - Ludgate Junction
33025 + 33027 Ludgate Junction - Hounslow - Ascot - Reading - Oxford - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Nuneaton - Birmingham New Street - Soho East Junction - Bescot
25048 + 25084 Bescot - Walsall - Cannock - Rugeley Trent Valley - Stafford
25048 + 25084 Stafford - Lichfield Trent Valley Junction - Wichnor Junction - Burton-on-Trent - Castle Donnington - Beeston - Lenton Curve - Bulwell - Annesley Colliery
31272 + 31220 Annesley Colliery - Bulwell - Lenton Curve - Beeston - Castle Donnington - Butron-on-Trent - Tamworth - Whitacre Junction - Water Orton - Sutton Park - Walsall
33025 + 33027 Walsall - Bescot - Soho East Junction - Birmingham New Street - Solihull - Leamington Spa - Oxford - Reading - Ascot - Richmond - Clapham Junction - Willesden No.7 Box
25227 + 25242 Willesden No.7 Box - London Euston

Sources : Andy Hoskins & Mike Tetlow

Photo Review


31272 at Annesley Colliery (photos from: Chris)


..and the 25's, also at Annesley Colliery (photo from: Chris)


The 33's at Walsall on the return leg (above: Robin Addison, below: Chris)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Addison & Andy Hoskins)

M Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M
0.00 Euston 0730a 07.30   2211a 23.19 489.36
5.29 Willesden West London Jn 07/40 07.43a ~ 07.47d  
5.51 Willesden No 7 0742a  ~  0752d  L 07.50 ~ 08.06   2146a  ~  2158d  L 22.47 ~ 23.06 483.85
6.19 Mitre Bridge Jn 07/54 08/09   21/42 22/43 483.12
6.61 North Pole Jn 07/56 08/09   21/40 ??/?? ???.??
8.49 Kensington Olympia 08/01 08/12   21/35 22/37 480.82
11.23 Latchmere Jn 08/06 08/20   21/29 22/29 478.15
11.64 Clapham Junction 0811a  ~  0812d 08.31 ~ 08.32   2125a  ~ 2126d 22.24 ~ 22.26 477.55
14.94 Barnes 08/18 08/37   21/19 22/18 474.39
??/?? Twickenham 08/26 ??/??   21/11 22/11 470.20
22.32 Feltham Jn 08/30 08/46   21/08 22/08 468.04
27.91 Staines 0837a  ~  0838d 08.52 ~ 08.53   2100a  ~  2101d 22.01 ~ 22.02 462.45
32.07 Virginia Water 08/46 08/46   20/53 21/54 458.29
37.87 Ascot 08/54 09/04   20/45 21/49 452.49
45.48 Wokingham 09/04 09/12   20/35 21/36 444.87
49.39 Earley 09/10 09/16   20/25 21/31 440.96
52.29 Reading 0915a  ~  0916d 09.22 ~ 09.26   2017a  ~  2019d 21.22 ~ 21.25 438.06
??.?? Didcot East Jn 09/30 ??/??   20/03 21/04 421.21
70.21 Didcot North Jn 09/31 09/41   20/02 21/03 420.15
79.83 Oxford 0943a  ~  0945d 09.53 ~ 09.57   1950a  ~  1952d 20.52 ~ 20.53 410.52
82.72 Wolvercote Jn 09/49 10/01   19/46 20/47 407.64
91.58 Heyford 09/58 10/08   19/39 20/40 398.77
102.52 Banbury 10/11 10/17   19/24 20/28 387.84
122.41 Leamington Spa 1028a  ~  1030d 10.35 ~ 10.36   1858a  ~  1900d 19.51 ~ 19.52 367.95
132.06 Coventry 1048a  ~  1050d 10.53 ~ 10.55  
142.49 Nuneaton 1105a  ~  1107d 11.11 ~ 11.14  
143.24 Abbey Jn 11/10 11/15  
155.86 Water Orton 11/26 11/36  
161.89 Landore Street Jn 11/35 11/43  
- Dorridge   18/47 19/29 355.10
- Tyseley   18/40 19/17 347.97
- Bordesley Jn   18/36 19/14 345.90
162.92 Proof House Jn 11/36 11/46   18/32 19/09 344.51
163.48 Birmingham New Street 1139a  ~  1145d 11.48 ~ 11.51   1825a  ~  1830d 19.05 ~ 19.07 343.95
165.51 Soho South Jn 11/50 11/57   18/19 18/56 341.92
165.97 Soho East Jn 11/51 11/57   18/18 18/55 341.46
166.46 Perry Barr North Jn 11/55 12/00   18/14 18/50 339.11
170.96 Bescot Yard 1201a  ~  1211d  L 12.10 ~ 12.28   18/08 18/40 334.64
- Pleck Jn   18/06 18/38 333.85
173.41 Walsall 12/15 12/39   1754a  ~  1804d  L 18.16 ~ 18.35 333.04
174.03 Ryecroft Jn 12/17 12/41   17/52 18/14 332.53
183.09 Hednesford 12/38 13/04  
188.68 Rugeley 12/48 13/17  
191.56 Colwich 12/53 13/21  
197.94 Stafford 1302a  ~  1322d  L 13.31 ~ 13.49  
204.33 Colwich 13/30 13/58  
210.49 Armitage 13/35 14/03  
215.14 Lichfield HL Goods Loop Jn 13/46 14/10  
215.41 Lichfield Trent Valley Jn 13/50 14/12  
- Park Lane Jn   17/30 17/54 320.91
- Water Orton   17/26 17/49 319.53
- Whitacre Jn   17/16 17/44 316.72
- Kingsbury South Jn   17/12 17/39 314.34
- Tamworth High Level   17/07 17/31 308.58
220.63 Wichnor Jn 13/58 14/22   17/01 17/24 301.13
226.07 Burton-on-Trent 14/02 14/28   16/55 17/18 295.69
232.38 Stenson Jn 14/12 14/38   16/50 17/10 289.48
244.71 Sheet Stores Jn 14/32 15/04   16/34 16/45 277.06
245.39 Trent 14/37 15/06   16/32 16/43 276.37
250.72 Lenton South Jn 14/46 15.15a ~ 15.18d   16/26 16.32a ~ 16.32d 271.04
???.?? Radford Jn 1453a  ~  1459d ?   16/20 16/26 269.72
253.13 Lincoln Street Crossing 15/08 15/29   16/14 16/21 267.66
255.46 Bestwood Park Jn 15/16 15/33   16/06 16/17 265.33
260.39 Annesley Colliery         1532a     L 15.45   1550d 16.02 260.39

Key;

PS: Photo Stop
a : arrival time
c : crew change
d : departure time
L : loco change
t : token exchange
/ : passing time

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