5th June 1983

The Railway Enthusiasts Society Limited
The North Midlander

Locos Used 45125 & 45149
Stock Used mark 1's

Route :

Loco Route
45149 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Kettering - Corby - Manton Jn - Oakham - Syston East Jn - Syston North Jn - (via MML) - Trent - Toton Centre - Trowell Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Dronfield - Sheffield - Doncaster
45149 Doncaster -Sheffield - Dronfield - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Spondon - Sheet Stores Jn - Trent - Stapleford & Sandiacre
45149 Stapleford & Sandiacre - Toton Depot
45125 Toton Depot - Stapleford & Sandiacre
45125 Stapleford & Sandiacre - Trent - (via MML) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) Rod Miebs comments: The Tour was multi purpose; to visit Doncaster Works (loco overhaul and repair shops only), Toton TMD (alighted from Coach E onto temporary platform) and as a farewell mark of respect to locomotive hauled trains from St. Pancras to the East Midlands and Sheffield.
(2) The Eastern Region did not give timings for the tour before the tickets and timing sheet were sent out, hence no times are shown between Chesterfield & Doncaster.
(3) Stapleford & Sandiacre reversals were done by 'running-round', (i.e. NOT top 'n' tail).

Sources : Rod Miebs (on the the train throughout), Nick Blyth (also on the train) & Dale W FickÚs

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Rod Miebs)

Location
Booked (out)
Booked (rtn)
London St Pancras
09.05d
21.07a
West Hampstead
09/11
21/02
St Albans
09/15
20/57
Luton
09.38a ~ 09.40d
20.27a ~ 20.29d
Bedford
09/56
20.04a ~ 20.06d
Sharnbrook Summit
10/01
19/58
Wellingborough
10/08
19.47a ~ 19.49d
Kettering Jn
10/13
?
Kettering
10.16a ~ 10.18d
19.37a ~ 19.39d

 

Location
Booked
Glendon North Jn
10/22
Manton Jn
10/38
Oakham
10/41
Melton Mowbray
10/51
Syston East Jn
11/02
Syston North Jn
11/07
Loughborough
11.15a ~ 11.16d
Trent
11/24
Trowell Jn
11/31
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway
11/39
Morton
11/46
Clay Cross South
11/49
Chesterfield
11/57
Doncaster
13.16a ~ 14.33d
Chesterfield
15/46
Clay Cross South
15/51
Ambergate Jn
16/00
Derby
16/14
London Road Jn
16/15
Spondon
16/19
Sheet Stores Jn
16/25
Trent
16/27
Toton Centre
16/30
Stapleford & Sandiacre
16.35 ~ 16.45
Toton Depot
16.50a ~ 18.00d
Stapleford & Sandiacre
18.05 ~ 18.15
Toton Centre
18/20
Trent
18/32
Loughborough
18.42a ~ 18.43d
Leicester
18.55a ~ 19.07d
Market Harborough
19.23a ~ 19.25d

Timings continue in first table.

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