9th March 1985
The Whistler Finale
|Locos Used||31225 & D200|
Route : 1G21 throughout
|D200||York - Church Fenton - Micklefield - Cross Gates - Leeds - Gelderd Road Jn - Wakefield Westgate - South Kirkby Jn - Doncaster - (via ECML) - Grantham - Peterborough - Whittlesea - March - Ely - Chippenham Jn - Bury St Edmunds - Ipswich - Harwich Parkstone Quay|
|D200||Harwich Parkstone Quay - Manningtree - Colchester - Chelmsford - Stratford - approx 1/4 mile short of London Liverpool Street (1)|
|31225||approx 1/4 mile short of London Liverpool Street - London Liverpool Street|
|D200||London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Hackney Downs - Clapton Jn - Cheshunt - Broxbourne - Cambridge - Ely - (reverse of outward route) - Grantham - approx 1 mile north of station (2)|
|D200 (3)||approx 1 mile north of station - Grantham|
|D200||Grantham - (reverse of outward route) - York|
(1) 31225 used to avoid run-round and allow D200 to go for fuel.
(2) Train missed booked stop at station and had to reverse. Nigel Cockburn confirms: I was In a compartment with a lad who boarded at Grantham and was due to leave the train at Grantham. His face was a picture as we sped through at around 90mph and much to the amazement of the photographers on the platform with their tripods at the ready. The lad pulled the emergency cord in our compartment which caused the train to stop as you say round a mile further on. The guard came to our compartment to enquire why the cord had been pulled.
(3) D200 propelling.
(4) Carried a 'Whistler Farewell' headboard.
40122 (alias D200) at Bury St Edmunds (photo: Alan Chilestone)
Sources : Ian Dobson, Guy Middleton & Harry Harper
Timings (Booked Only)
(provided by Ian Dobson)
|Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)|
|Leeds||08.30a ~ 08.33d||21.26a ~ 21.30d|
|Gelderd Road Jn||08/38||21/21|
|Wakefield Westgate||08.48a ~ 08.50d||21.08a ~ 21.10d|
|Hare Park Jn||08/56||21/03|
|South Kirkby Jn||09/02||20/58|
|Doncaster||09.17a ~ 09.19d||20.44a ~ 20.46d|
|Loversall Carr Jn||09/30||-|
|Barkston South Jn||10/12||20/02|
|Grantham||10/14||19.49a ~ 19.56d|
|Peterborough||10.50a ~ 10.52d||19.10a ~ 19.12d|
|March (photo stop outward)||11.10a ~ 11.25d||18.48a ~ 18.50d|
|Ely North Jn||11/45||18/33|
|Ely (photo stop outward)||11.48a ~ 12.01d||18.27a ~ 18.30d|
|Ely Dock Jn||12/03|
|Bury St Edmunds||12/35|
|Ipswich (photo stop)||13.10a ~ 13.25d|
|Manningtree North Jn||13/37|
|Harwich Parkstone Quay||13.50a ~ 14.04d|
|London Liverpool Street||15.17a ~ 16.50d|
|Tottenham South Jn||17/05|
|Shepreth Branch Jn||18/00|
|Cambridge||18.03a ~ 18.10d|
|Coldham Lane Jn||18/12|
Timings continue in first table.
Total miles for D200 (including Grantham overshoot) : 545
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