10th December 1983

Hertfordshire Railtours
The Britannia Belle

Locos Used 40122, 45111 & 47537

Route :

Loco(s) Route
45111 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Trent - Toton - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Dore South Jn - Dore West Jn - Chinley - New Milsl SOuth Jn - Cheadle Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Latchford - Arpley Jn - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Frodsham Jn - Helsby - Chester (1)
47537 Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Gaerwen Jn
47537 (2) Gaerwen Jn - Amlwch (4)
40122 (3) Amlwch - Gaerwen Jn - Bangor
45111 Bangor - Llandudno Junction - Rhyl - Chester - Crewe - Stoke-on-Trent - Uttoxeter - North Stafford Jn - Derby
45111 Derby - Spondon - Trent - (via MML) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) On arrival at Chester it was found necessary to replace the train pipe on the leading coach coupling. The connector of which broke when uncoupled from the locomotive.
(2) 40122 on rear.
(3) 47537 on rear.
(4) Dave Cook comments: this railtour only reached as far as the level crossing over the A5025 in Amlwch.

Sources : Andy Hoskins & Alan Osborn

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Addison& Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
St Pancras 07.10d 07.10   21.46a 21.58
West Hampstead 07/16 07/19   21/41 ?
Hendon 07/19 ?   21/34 ?
St Albans 07/30 07/34   21/25 21/42
Luton 07.39a ~ 07.40d 07.45 ~ 07.47   21.08a ~ 20.10d 21.29 ~ 21.30
Bedford 07/56 08/02   20/53 21/13
Bedford North Jn 07/57 ?   20/53 ?
Sharnbrook 08/01 ?   20/49 ?
Wellingborough 08/08 08/14   20/41 21/01
Kettering Jn 08/13 ?   ? ?
Kettering 08.16a ~ 08.20d 08.24 ~ 08.25   20.32a ~ 20.34d 20.52 ~ 20.54
Glendon North Jn 08/26 08.32 ~ 08.42   ? ?
Market Harborough 08/35 08/52   20/21 ?
Kibworth 08/41 ?   20/16 ?
Wigston North Jn 08/50 ?   20/10 ?
Leicester 08.52a ~ 08.56d 09.10 ~ 09.15   20.02a ~ 20.04d 20.22 ~ 20.24
Syston South Jn 09/03 ?   19/58 ?
Loughborough 09/08 09/27   19/52 ?
Trent South Jn 09/14 ?   19/45 20/04
Trent 09/15 ?  
Trowell Jn 09/20 ?  
Pye Bridge Jn 09/28 ?  
Morton 09/33 ?  
Clay Cross South Jn 09/40 ?  
Chesterfield 09.45a ~ 09.46d 10.10 ~ 10.12  
Dronfield 09/53 ?  
Dore South Jn 09/57 10/23  
Dore West Jn 09/58 10/24  
Totley Tunnel East 10/00 10/26  
Grindleford 10/05 10/32  
Edale 10/18 10/43  
Chinley North Jn 10/24 10/49  
Chinley 10/26 10/50  
New Mills South Jn 10/29 10/54  
Cheadle Jn 10/48 11/08  
Northenden Jn 10/53 ?  
Skelton Jn 10/59 11/15  
Sinderland Crossing 11/02 ?  
Arpley Jn 11c18 ~ 11c20 11.31 ~ 11.48  
Walton Old Jn 11/25 11.50 ~ 11.56  
Acton Grange Jn 11/30 12/00  
Frodsham Jn 11/43 12/12  
Helsby 11/47 12/16  

Mickle Trafford Jn

11/55 ?  
Spondon   19/39 ?
London Road Jn   19/35 ?
Derby   19.19a ~ 19.34d 19.37 ~ 19.53
North Stafford Jn   19/12 ?
Tutbury   19/02 ?
Uttoxeter   18/54 ?
Cresswell   18/45 ?
Stoke Jn   18/34 ?
Stoke on Trent   18/32 18/56
Etruria   18/30 18/54
Kidsgrove   18/23 18/47
Crewe   18.10a ~ 18.12d 18.30 ~ 18.36
Steel Works   17/57 ?
Chester 12L00a ~ 12L15d 12.29 ~ 12.47   17.27a ~ 17.35d 17.53 ~ 17.56
Mold Jn 12/21 12/50   17/20 ?
Holywell Jn 12/33 ?   17/07 ?
Rhyl 12/44 13/15   16/57 ?
Llandudno Junction 12/59 13/30   16/43 17/05
Bangor 13/17 13/44   16.16a ~ 16.26d 16.22 ~ 16.24
Gaerwen Jn 13L28 ~ 13L51 13.53 ~ 14.10   15.54 ~ 16.04 15.58 ~ 16.09
Amlwch 14.43a 14.59   14.57d 15.10


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