9th February 1985

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
Knottingley Man O'War

Locos Used 37052, 37263, 45012 & 47157
Stock Used 17015+124+125+3111+3119+3107+1705+3115+3114+123+128+121

Route : 1G36  throughout

Loco(s) Route
37052 + 37263 London Kings Cross - Finsbury Park (1) - Potters Bar - Stevenage - Peterborough
45012 (3) Peterborough - Spalding - Sleaford avoiding line - Lincoln Central - Doncaster (goods line) - Temple Hirst Jn - Hambleton South Jn - Hambleton West Jn - Gascoigne Wood Jn - Milford Jn - Ferrybridge Jn - Knottingley West Jn - Snaith - Goole - Brough - Anlaby Road Jn - West Parade North Jn - Bridlington - Scarborough (2)
45012 Scarborough - York
47157 York - Church Fenton - Castleford - Normanton - Wakefield Kirkgate - Westgate - Gelderd Rd Jn - Wortley S Jn - Holbeck W Jn - Whitehall Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Crofton West Jn - Crofton East Jn - Monkhill - Knottingley - Askern - Doncaster - Up East Slow Line/flyover -  Loversall Carr Jn - Retford - Peterborough
37052 + 37263 Peterborough - Stevenage - Potters Bar - London Kings Cross

Notes:
(1) Was booked via the
Finsbury Park Slow Line No 2 but in fact went mainline.
(2) At Scarborough all passengers had to alight. 08771 drew the stock out of the station, releasing the 45 which then propelled the stock back into the station, before continuing to York.
(3) Originally uploaded with 45013 taking over from 45012 at Doncaster via Scarborough to York when 47157 took over, however 'Bista' confirms "45013 did NOT work this train from Doncaster. It was stood steaming on the goods lines next to Doncaster station when we passed. Much to the annoyance of all as 45012s boiler had packed up!"
(4) Andy Pullar comments: 'HRT advertisement was for class 40 haulage - but only D200 was left in service [?] which was allocated to another charter on the day.  I think that someone decided that a class 45 was an appropriate stand in. I also think that the loco change at Peterborough was included as by this time 1Co-Co1 locos had been banned on the ECML south of Peterborough.'
(5) It is reported that the train was basically unheated all day, for a combination of reasons on what was a bitterly cold day
(defective boilers on the 37's and an empty boiler on 45012). The class 47 replaced 45012 for this very reason, but did not significantly improve the situation (the heating was only working on one side of the stock).


45012 in the snow at Spalding (photo: Michael Croxford)

Sources : Jeremy Sleightholm (joined at Doncaster, left at Kings Cross), Andy Pullar,
Tony Knight, Gary Thornton, 'Bista' & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman)

Location

Booked

Actual

Kings Cross

07.28d [FL]

07.43d

Finsbury Park

07/34

07/49

Alexandra Palace

07/38

07/52

Potters Bar

07/56

08/03

Digswell

?

08/11

Woolmer Green

?

08/13

Stevenage

08.04a ~ 08.05d

08.19 ~ 08.20

Hitchin South Jn

?

[SL]

Hitchin

08/14

08/27

Sandy

?

?

St Neots

?

[FL]

Huntingdon

08/36 [SL]

08/52

Peterborough

08.57a ~ 09.15d

09.07 ~ 09.21

Werrington Jn

09/21

09/27

Spalding

09.37a ~ 09.52d

09.47 ~ 09.56

Sleaford South Jn

10/14

10/15

Sleaford North Jn

10/16

10/16

Pelham Street Jn

10/42

10/35

Lincoln Central

10c43 ~ 10c45

10/36

Sykes Jn

10/56

10/46

Gainsborough Lea Road

11/06

10/55

Trent Jn

11/08

10/57

Bessacarr Jn

11/28

11/13

Doncaster

11.34a ~ 11.38d

11.142 ~ 11.48

Shaftholme Jn

11/45

11/54

Temple Hirst Jn

11/53

12/02

Hambleton South Jn

11/59

12/06

Hambleton West Jn

12/00

12/07

Gascoigne Wood Jn

12/04

12/10

Milford Jn

12/07

12/13

Ferrybridge

12/13

12/19

Knottingley West Jn

12/15

12/20

Whitley Bridge

12/22

12/30

Hensall Jn

?

12/34

Snaith

12/30

12/36

Engine Shed Jn

12/41

12/43

Goole

12/44

12/48

Gilberdyke

12/51

12/59/15

Brough

12/58

13.07 ~ 13.07

Anlaby Road Jn

13/12

13/21

West Parade North Jn

13/13

13/22

Beverley

13/21

13/31

Driffield

13/31

?

Bridlington

13/44

13.53 ~ 14.13

Hunmanby

13t59

14/29

Filey

14/04

14/33

Seamer

14/13

14/40

Scarborough

14.18 ~ 15.00

14.45 ~ 15.17 [P1]

Seamer

15/05

15/22

Malton

15/24

15/38

York

15/52

16L05 ~ 16L15

Church Fenton

16/07

16/26

Milford

16/12

16/30

Altofts Jn

16/22

16/39

Goose Hill Jn

16/25

16/44

Wakefield Kirkgate

16/31

16/47

Wakefield Westgate

16/35

16/50

Gelderd Road Jn

?

17/04

Wortley South Jn

16/49

17/05

Holbeck West Jn

16/50

17/06

Whitehall Jn

16/51

17/07

L871

16c54 ~ 16c56

?

Altofts Jn

17/11

17/20

Goose Hill Jn

17/14

17/22

Turners Lane

17/19

17/26

Calder Bridge Jn

17/22

17/28

Crofton West Jn

17/25

17/30

Crofton East Jn

17/27

17/31

Pontefract Monkhill

17/36

17/40

Knottingley West Jn

17/41

17/45

Shaftholme Jn

17/56

17/59

Doncaster

18.05a ~ 18.11d

18.08 ~ 18.13

Belmont / Decoy / Flyover

?

?

Loversall Carr Jn

18/29

18.20 ~ 18.37

Retford

18*44 ~ 18*52

18.54 ~ 19.00

Newark Northgate

19/11

19/24

Barkston South Jn

19/20

19/32

Grantham

19/25

19/36

Stoke

19/35

?

Tallington

19/46

?

New England North Jn

19/53 [SL]

?

Peterborough

19.56a ~ 20.14d

19.59 ~ 20.16

Huntingdon

20/34

20/34

Sandy

20/46

20/41

Hitchin

21/01

21/02

Stevenage

21.07a ~ 21.09d

21.08 ~ 21.11

Woolmer Green

21/16

21/20

Digswell

[FL]

[SL]

Potters Bar

21/26

21/36

Alexandra Palace

21/36

21/46 [FL]

Hornsey

?

21.50 ~ 21.51

Finsbury Park

21/38

21/55

Kings Cross

21.42a

22.02 [P7]


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