1st June 1985

Hertfordshire Railtours
The Blackpool Boomerang

Locos Used 25175, 25198, 31280, 37019 & 37245
Stock Used (4) 17019+123+124+1705+358+125+126+127+128+129

Route : 1Z38 throughout

Loco(s) Route
37019 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Peterborough
37245 + 37019 Peterborough - (via ECML) - Doncaster - South Kirkby Jn - Crofton West Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Horbury Jn - Healey Mills
25198 + 25175 Healey Mills - Sowerby Bridge - Blackburn - Preston - Blackpool North (2)
25175 + 25198 (3) Blackpool North - Preston - Bolton - Manchester Victoria - (3) - Miles Platting - Philips Park - Ashburys - Romiley - New Mills - Dore - Sheffield
37019 + 37245 Sheffield - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Woodhouse Jn - Shireoaks - Worksop - Retford - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes:
(1) Nick Ross comments: The tour was an hour down before  it even reached Doncaster due loco problems. The rats thrashed across Copy Pit in fine style with 11 Beryl and Cheryl sector Mk I's [n.b. see note (4)]. 25198 had apparently been fixed as some wag's last rat but was dud for the year for some of us. A 3 hour break in Blackpool allowed ample time to view trams and other scenic wanders the hot weather brings out. 25198 shut down at times on the return run so we lost our path to then stagger across the Hope valley behind an all stations DMU. So we were an hour down again, once back at Kings Cross.
(2) Whilst in Blackpool an a
n additional trip was available on Bolton tram 66 and Edinburgh tram 35 which operated at 14.00 from Rigby Road depot to Fleetwood and back to Talbot Square.
(3)
Banked from Manchester Victoria to Miles Platting by 31280.
(4) Originally uploaded as:
120?+121?+122?+348+123+1705+125+126+127+128+129.


The return leg of the trip is seen here at Bolton (photo: David Ingham)

Sources : Nick Ross (joined at Doncaster on outward leg, left at Kings Cross),
LASERman (on the train throughout) & David Ingham

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman)

Location

Booked

Actual

 

Booked

Actual

Kings Cross

07.15d

07.57 [P6] [FL]

 

22.02a

22.32 [P6]

Finsbury Park

07/20

08/02

 

21/58

22/28

Alexandra Palace

07/23

08/05

 

21/56

22/26

Potters Bar

07/30

08/14 [SL]

 

21/48

?

Welwyn Garden City

07/36

08/24

 

?

?

Woolmer Green

?

?

 

21/48

?

Stevenage

07.42a ~ 07.43d

08.33 ~ 08.37 [FL]

 

21.33a ~ 21.34d

22.05 ~ 22.08

Hitchin

07/48

08/43

 

21/29

22/00

Sandy

07/56

?

 

21/17

?

Huntingdon

08/07

?

 

21/06

21/38

Holme

08/19

?

 

?

?

Peterborough

08.28a ~ 08.30d

09L16 ~ 09L26

 

20.50a ~ 20.52d

21.23 ~ 21.24

Tallington

08/39

09/35

 

20/43

21/16

Stoke

08/54

09/46

 

20/33

21/09

Grantham

08/58

09/50

 

20/24

21/02

Barkston South Jn

09/01

09/53

 

20/20

20/59

Newark Northgate

09/08

10/00

 

20/12

20/52

Retford

09/21

10/15

 

19c53 ~ 19c56

20.33 ~ 20.34

 

Location

Booked

Actual

Doncaster

09.39a ~ 09.41d

10.29 ~ 10.32

Bentley Crossing

09/44

?

Adwick Jn

09/48

10/38

South Kirkby Jn

09/52

10/42

Hare Park Jn

09/59

10/50

Crofton West Jn

10/05

10/53

Calder Bridge Jn

10/08

10/55

Wakefield Kirkgate

10/14

10/57

Horbury Jn

10/19

11/00

Healey Mills

10L22 ~ 10L36

11.03 ~ 11.16

Midland Jn

10/40

?

Thornhill LNW Jn

10/43

11/25

Heaton Lodge Jn

10/46

11/29

Bradley Wood Jn

?

11/31

Greetland Jn

?

11/36

Milner Royd Jn

?

11/38

Sowerby Bridge

10/58

11/39

Hebden Bridge

11/04

11/44

Hall Royd Jn

11/08

11/51

Copy Pit

11/17

12/00

Gannow Jn

11/24

12/07

Rose Grove

11/25

12/08

Accrington

11/31

12/14

Daisyfield Jn

11/40

12/19

Blackburn

11c42 ~ 11c44

12/20

Cherry Tree

11/47

12/23

Bamber Bridge

11/53

12/28

Lostock Hall Jn

11/54

12/29

Farington Curve Jn

12/03

12/32

Preston

12.08 ~ 12.15

12/36

Kirkham & Wesham

12/30

12/44

Poulton-le-Fylde

12/36

12/52

Blackpool North

12.46a ~ 16.45d

12.57 [P2] ~ 16.45 [P1]

Poulton-le-Fylde

16/50

16/51

Kirkham & Wesham

16/57

16/59

Preston

17.12 ~ 17.14

17.11 ~ 17.12 [P1] [SL]

Euxton Jn

17/21

17/26

Chorley

17/25

17/31

Lostock Jn

17/33

17/49

Bolton

17/36

17/53

Agecroft Jn

17/45

?

Windsor Bridge Jn

17/47

?

Manchester Victoria

17c51 ~ 17c53

18.10 ~ 18.20 [P13]

Miles Platting

?

18/25

Phillips Park No 1 Jn

17/58

18/27

Ashburys

18/05

18/33

Romiley

18/14

18/48

New Mills South Jn

18/24

18/58

Chinley

18/29

19/04

Edale

18/38

?

Grindleford

 

19/32

Totley Tunnel East

18/51

19/37

Dore West Jn

18/52

19/38

Dore

18/53

19/38

Sheffield

19L02 ~ 19L19

19.44 ~ 19.56 [P1]

Nunnery Main Line Jn

19/21

?

Woodburn Jn

19/24

20/00

Woodhouse Jn

19/30

?

Worksop

19/42

20/19

Timings continue in first table.

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