8th September 1990

Linkwise Tours
The Festival Flyer

Did this railtour run? Information taken from an advertising leaflet.

Loco(s) Used ?????

Route : 

Loco(s) Route
????? Ipswich - Stowmarket - Diss - Norwich
????? Norwich - Wymondham - Thetford - Ely
????? Ely - March - Peterborough - (?via ECML?) - Newcastle
????? Newcastle - (?reverse of outward route?) - Ely
????? Ely - (?reverse of outward route?) - Norwich
????? Norwich - (?reverse of outward route?) - Ipswich

Notes :
(1) Advertising leaflet describes this as "one of a series of excursions organised and operated by LINKWISE TOURS with a sales stand and raffle facilities on the train provided by Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society Ltd. Profits made by the society go towards helping steam railway preservation on the North Norfolk Railway between Sheringham and Holt.
(2) Free time could be spent in York or Newcastle. Optional tours:
Tour A : National Garden Festival. By shuttle bus from Newcastle.
Tour B : York City Tour. By coach from York.
Tour C : Scenic North York Moors Tour. By coach from York.
Tour D : Beamish Open Air Museum. Bu coach from Newcastle.

Source : Chris Harley

Timings (Advertised Only)
(from Chris Harley)

Location Advertised (out) Advertised (rtn)
Ipswich 07.00d 00.40a
Stowmarket ??.??a ~ 07.12d 00.28a ~ ??.??d
Diss ??.??a ~ 07.25d 00.15a ~ ??.??d
Norwich ??.??a ~ 08.03d 23.42a ~ ??.??d
Wymondham ??.??a ~ 08.18d 23.27a ~ ??.??d
Attleborough ??.??a ~ 08.28d 23.17a ~ ??.??d
Thetford ??.??a ~ 08.45d 23.00a ~ ??.??d
Ely ??.??a ~ 09.30d 22.15a ~ ??.??d
March ??.??a ~ 09.55d 21.50a ~ ??.??d
Peterborough ??.??a ~ 10.15d 21.30a ~ ??.??d
York 12.10a ~ ??.??d ??.??a ~ 19.35d
Newcastle 13.15a 18.30d

All inclusive road connection into the excursion train to and from Ely;

Location Advertised (out)
Cambridge 08.30d

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