23rd February 1985

The Railway Enthusiasts Society Limited
The North Midlander

Locos Used 25034, 25044 & 45048

Route : 1Z26 throughout

Loco(s) Route
25034 + 25044 London St Pancras - West Hampstead - Cricklewood Curve Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Ealing Broadway - Slough - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Bicester - Claydon LNE Jn - Bletchley - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Stafford
45048 Stafford - Colwich - Lichfield TV - Lichfield HL Jn - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Derby
45048 Derby - Long Eaton - Attenborough - Nottingham
25034 + 25044 Nottingham - Attenborough - Leicester - Wigston North Jn - Midland Jn - Abbey Jn - Water Orton West Jn - Park Lane Jn - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Stechford - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - (reverse of outward route) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) Stops made at Derby (for visit to loco works) and Attenborough (for Toton depot visit).

Sources : 'D5233', Nick Blyth & John F Kappler + John J Kappler
(on board to Attenborough & back, but not sure where from!!)


Photo Review


25034+25044 seen passing Oxford on the outward leg (photo: Bill Wilson)


Brian Halford's ticket.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(From John Kappler & Nick Blyth)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
St Pancras 07.30d 07.36   22.06 ?
West Hampstead Midland 07/37 07/45   22/00 23/02
Cricklewood Curve Jn 07/41 ?   21/59 22/59
Dudding Hill Jn 07/44 07/51   21/54 22/55
Acton Wells Jn 07/52 07/57   21/46 ?
Acton Main Line 07c56 ~ 07c59 08.01 ~ 08.01   21c39 ~ 21c42 22.42 ~ 11.42
Ealing Broadway 08.03a ~ 08.06d 08.04 ~ 08.07   21.33a ~ 21.35d 22.36 ~ 22.38
Southall 08/11 08/12   21/31 22/22
Slough 08/23 08/22   21/25 22/22
Maidenhead 08.28a ~ 08.31d 08.28 ~ 08.30   21.15a ~ 21.18d 22.13 ~ 22.13
Twyford 08/48 08/37   21/08 22/06
Reading 08.46a ~ 08.49d 08.48 ~ 08.51   20.58a ~ 21.01d 21.51 ~ 21.55
Didcot East Jn 09.05 ~ 09.09 ?   ? ?
Didcot 09.10a ~ 09.13d 09.11 ~ 09.13   20.38a ~ 20.41d 21.27 ~ 21.28
Didcot North Jn 09/15 ?   20/36 ?
Oxford 09.31a ~ 09.33d 09.26 ~ 09.34   20.25a ~ 20.27d 21.01 ~ 21.03

 

Location Booked Actual
Oxford New North Jn 09/35 09/37
Bicester London Road 09/58 ?
Claydon LNE Jn 10/20 10/15
Bletchley (foot of flyover) 11/00 ?
Denbigh Hall South Jn 11/04 10/57
Hanslope Jn 11/14 ?
Weedon 11/24 ?
Rugby 11c36 ~ 11c38 11.30 ~ 11.33
Nuneaton 11/52 11/47
Tamworth LL 12/02 11/57
Lichfield TV 12/07 12/02
Armitage 12/11 ?
Colwich 12/16 12/12
Milford 12/18 ?
Stafford 12L29a ~ 12L48d 12.20 ~ 12.37
Whitehouse Jn 12/53 ?
Colwich 13/00 12/46
Armitage 13/05 ?
Lichfield HL Loop Jn 13/11 12/57
Lichfield TV Jn 13/13 12/58
Wichnor Jn 13/21 13/05
Burton-on-Trent 13/25 13/10
Stenson Jn 13/34 13/16
Derby 13.43a ~ 15.00d 13.22 ~ 15.02
London Road Jn 15/01 ?
Spondon 15/05 15/06
Sheet Stores Jn 15/11 ?
Trent 15/13 ?
Attenborough 15.16a ~ 15.19d 15.19 ~ ??.??
Nottingham 15.26a ~ 16.56d ??.?? ~ ??.??
Attenborough 17.06a ~ 17.08d ??.?? ~ 17.09
Trent 17/14 ?
Trent Jn 17/15 17/17
Loughborough 17/22 17/25
Syston South Jn 17/29 17/34
Leicester 17.34a ~ 17.39d 17.44 ~ 17.46
Wigston North Jn 17/42 ?
Nuneaton Midland Jn 18/02 ?
Abbey Jn 18/05 ?
Whitacre Jn 18/17 18/38
Water Orton 18/21 18/42
Water Orton West Jn 18/23 18/44
Park Lane Jn 18/25 ?
Ryecroft Jn 18/47 19/08
Walsall 18.49a ~ 18.51d 19.10 ~ 19.12
Pleck Jn 18/53 ?
Bescot 18/55 19/16
Perry Barr North Jn 18/59 19/24
Aston 19/03 19/27
Stechford 19/09 19/33
Coventry 19/22 19/56
Kenilworth Jn 19/30 ?
Leamington Spa 19/38 20/15
Banbury 20/02 20/37
Aynho Jn 20/05 20/44
Heyford 20/15 20/49
Wolvercot Jn 20/22 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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