23rd March 1991

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Hills of the North
(125 Special no. 63)

HST Used 43047+43076

Route : 1Z31 throughout

HST Route
as listed London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Peterborough - Grantham - Doncaster - Adwick Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Hare Park Jn - Crofton West Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Horbury Jn - Heaton Lodge East Jn - Milner Royd Jn - Copy Pit - Blackburn
as listed Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle - Appleby - Petteril Bridge Jn - London Road Jn - Upperby Up Thro' GL (1)
as listed Upperby Up Thro' GL - London Road Jn - Petteril Bridge Jn - Haltwhistle - Hexham - Blaydon - Norwood Jn - King Edward Bridge South Jn - Pelaw Jn - Washington - Tursdale Jn - Ferryhill South Jn - Darlington - Northallerton - Thirsk - York - Hambleton North Jn - Doncaster - Bessacarr Jn - Gainsboro' Lea Road - Lincoln - Sleaford North Jn - (2) (via avoiding line) - Sleaford South Jn - Spalding - Werrington Jn - Peterborough - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) ran through to just before Upperby Bridge Jn (jn with WCML).
(2) Tour brochure gave distance via Sleaford station as it had not decided if permission would be given to allow the avoiding line to be traversed. In the event it was - the tour sheet recording that to be 2m 4c less than given via the station.

This train was advertised as "probably the last passenger train" to travel over the Leamside line between Pelaw and Tursdale Junction. AS described above it also made a very rare traversal of the Sleaford avoiding line.

Source : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Peterborough)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(by Gary Thornton)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Kings Cross 07.40d ?
2.41 Finsbury Park 07/44 ?
4.78 Alexandra Palace 07/46 ?
12.57 Potters Bar 07.51a ~ 07.53d ?
20.25 Welwyn Garden City 07/58 ?
23.73 Woolmer Green 08/00 ?
27.45 Stevenage 08.04a ~ 08.06d ?
31.74 Hitchin 08/10 ?
44.10 Sandy 08/16 ?
58.70 Huntingdon 08/23 ?
76.29 Peterborough 08.34a ~ 08.36d 08.40 ~ 08.42
84.64 Tallington 08/41 08/49
99.61 Stoke Summit 08/51 08/57
105.38 Grantham 08/54 09/00
109.56 Barkston South Jn 08/57 09/06
120.08 Newark North Gate 09/02 09/11
138.49 Retford 09/12 09/21
152.00 Loversall Carr Jn 09/22 09/28
155.77 Doncaster 09c26 ~ 09c28 09.32 ~ 09.35
160.65 Adwick Jn 09/33 ??/??
165.74 South Kirkby Jn 09/38 09/42
171.73 Hare Park Jn 09/45 09/51
173.22 Crofton West Jn 09/48 09/53
175.00 Wakefield Kirkgate 09/52 09/57
177.24 Horbury Jn 09/56 10/02
184.30 Mirfield 10/04 10/16
185.13 Heaton Lodge East Jn 10/06 10/17
193.40 Milner Royd Jn 10/15 10/25
199.06 Hebden Bridge 10/22 ??/??
203.01 Hall Royd Jn 10/30 10/39
207.33 Copy Pit 10/38 10/46
212.52 Gannow Jn 10/45 10/52
213.25 Rose Grove 10/46 10/53
217.67 Accrington 10/56 10/58
222.46 Daisyfield Jn 11/03 11/03
223.13 Blackburn 11.05a ~ 11.15d 11.05 ~ 11.15
223.60 Daisyfield Jn 11/17 11/18
234.11 Clitheroe 11/32 11/33
???.?? Hellifield (outside station) - 11.53 ~ 12.28
247.39 Hellifield Station 11*56 ~ 12*12 12.30 ~ 12.31
250.64 Settle Jn 12/15 12/41
265.49 Blea Moor 12/40 13/09
282.64 Kirkby Stephen 12/58 13/33
293.46 Appleby 13.14a ~ 14.04d 13.45 ~ 14.32
323.36 Petteril Bridge Jn 14/32 15/05
323.55 London Road Jn 14/35 15/10
324.21 Upperby Up Thro Goods Loop 14.38 ~ 14.45 15.15 ~ 15.20
324.67 London Road Jn 14/48 15/25
325.06 Petteril Bridge Jn 14/51 15/27
335.11 Brampton 15/05 15/38
347.19 Haltwhistle 15/22 15/52
363.44 Hexham 15/43 16/08
373.64 Prudhoe 16/02 16/22
380.29 Blaydon 16/10 16/32
383.71 Norwood Jn 16/17 16/38
385.14 King Edward Bridge South Jn 16/23 16/40
388.66 Pelaw Jn 16/33 16/48
393.70 Washington 16/40 17/03
394.65 Penshaw 16/42 17/04
407.12 Tursdale Jn 16/57 17.17 ~ 17.24
409.68 Ferryhill South Jn 17/01 17/28
421.75 Darlington 17/13 17/39
436.09 Northallerton 17/21 17/52
443.69 Thirsk 17/25 17/57
456.45 Tollerton 17/33 18/04
464.34 Skelton Jn 17/39 18/08
466.05 York 17/43 18/12
471.46 Colton Jn 17/48 18/18
479.50 Hambleton North Jn 17/53 18/22
485.29 Temple Hirst Jn 17/58 18/25
494.29 Shaftholme Jn 18/03 18/29
498.08 Doncaster 18c08 ~ 18c10 18.34 ~ 18.36
502.06 Bessacarr Jn 18/16 18/39
519.09 Trent West Jn 18/36 18/55
519.69 Gainsborough Lea Road 18/39 18/57
534.49 West Holmes Jn 19/06 19/12
535.37 Lincoln 19/09 19/16
535.49 Pelham Street Jn 19/11 19/17
554.30 Sleaford North Jn 19/35 19/34
556.58 Sleaford 19/40 DIV
(went via avoiding line)
557.69 Sleaford South Jn 19/43 19/36
575.56 Spalding 20/05 20/56
589.19 Werrington Jn 20/23 ??/??
592.24 Peterborough 20.29a ~ 20.31d 20.16 ~ ??.??
609.63 Huntingdon 20/43 ?
624.43 Sandy 20/51 ?
636.59 Hitchin 21/05 ?
641.08 Stevenage 21.10a ~ 21.12d ?
644.60 Woolmer Green 21/18 ?
648.28 Welwyn Garden City 21/20 ?
655.76 Potters Bar 21.24a ~ 21.26d ?
663.55 Alexandra Palace 21/33 ?
666.12 Finsbury Park 21/35 ?
668.53 Kings Cross 21.43a ?


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