17th September 1988

British Rail (InterCity)
InterCity Land Cruise

Locos Used 47??? & 89001
Stock Used 10 coaches

Route : 1G06 throughout

Loco Route
89001 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Doncaster
47??? Doncaster - (via ECML) - Darlington
47??? Darlington - (via ECML) - Doncaster
89001 Doncaster - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Paul Harrison comments: I understood this to be the first electrically-hauled public passenger train north of Peterborough. A change of locomotives took place at at Doncaster. Arrival at Darlington was as I recall at or near booked time. Coaches then conveyed the passengers on a tour including High Force waterfall and Barnard Castle. It appears that 89001 had been stabled in a bay platform at Doncaster to await our return. While there it had been struck rather heavily by another locomotive or train causing some minor damage to buffing/draw gear but this was not discovered until difficulty arose in coupling it to the train. Minor repairs were carried out on site and the train departed after some delay.

Source : Paul Harrison (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Paul Harrison)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Kings Cross 07.54d ??.??a
Doncaster ??L??a ~ 10L24d ??L??a ~ 19.24d
Darlington ??.??a 17.45d

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