26th May 1991

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Coalville Swansong

Locos Used 56015, 56018, 60032 & 60057

Route : 1T45 throughout

Loco(s) Route
60032 + 60057 (1) London St Pancras - Luton - Wellingborough - Knighton South Jn - Coalville
56018 (2) Coalville - Knighton South Jn (3)
56015 (4) Knighton South Jn - Leicester (3)
60057 + 60032 Leicester - Wellingborough - Luton - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1)
First ever diagrammed passenger trip for class 60's.
(2) 56015 on rear.
(3)
Due to broken Rail/Signalling faults west of Coalville, caused this tour and many others (including the shuttle trains) to be heavily delayed. One train from the north didn't even make it !!!! Because of this the tour had to head back the way it came rather than continue on to Leicester via Denby Colliery. A re-run was done later in July with 58042.
(4) 56018 on rear.

Craig Simmons comments that 60057 had only been released, brand new, from Brush in Loughborough just two days before the tour.

During the depot visit the stock was used to form a "mini-tour" to Denby & back as follows;

Route : 1T45 throughout

Loco(s) Route
56015 (5) 11.36 Coalville - Denby
56018 (6) 13.16 Denby - Coalville

Notes :
(5)
56018 on rear.
(6) 56015 on rear.

Comments in the rail press at the time suggest the mini-tour was also operated by Hertfordshire Rail Tours but confirmation is required (along with a name, if it ran with one?).

Sources : Gary Blyth (joined/left train at Nuneaton),
Richard Rooker (on both tours throughout) & Kevin Driscoll

Timings (Booked & (Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll)

M.C
Location Booked (Actual) Booked (Actual)

M.C

0.00
London St Pancras 08.30d 21.04a
230.14
4.00
West Hampstead 08/39 20/51
226.14
6.79
Hendon 08/42 20/45
223.15
19.71
St. Albans 08.54a ~ 08.55d 20.31a ~ 20.32d
210.23
30.19
Luton 09.07a ~ 09.08d
(??.?? ~ 10.31)
20.17a ~ 20.18d
(21.16 ~ ??.??)
199.75
40.24
Flitwick 09/18 20/08
189.70
49.16
Bedford South Jn 09/33 20/01
180.78
49.78
Bedford North Jn 09/34 19/58
180.16
56.45
Sharnbrook 09/40 19/43
173.49
65.11
Wellingborough 09/48 19/36
165.03
72.01
Kettering 09/54 19/30
157.13
82.74
Market Harborough 10/04 DIV (pass)
146.20
95.71
Wigston North Jn 10/22 DIV (pass) ?
97.45
Knighton Jn 10c24 ~ 10c29 DIV (pass) ?

 

M.C
Location Booked (Actual)
109.74
Bagworth Jn 10/49
111.23
Bardon Hill 11/01
113.05
Coalville Mantle Lane 11.16a ~ 15.20d
n/a
Coalville Signal No.5 15/22 (DIV)
n/a
Lounge Jn 15/29 (DIV)
n/a
Moira West Jn 15/40 (DIV)
n/a
Birmingham Curve Jn 15/54 (DIV)
n/a
Leicester Curve Jn 15/55 (DIV)
n/a
Burton-on-Trent 15/57 (DIV)
n/a
Stenson Jn 16/08 (DIV)
n/a
Derby 16/15 (DIV)
n/a
Little Eaton Jn 16/20 (DIV)
n/a
Denby 16.45 ~ 16.55 (DIV)
n/a
Little Eaton Jn 17/20 (DIV)
n/a
Derby 17L25a ~ 17L35d (DIV)
n/a
Spondon 17/40 (DIV)
n/a
Sheet Stores Jn 17/48 (DIV)
n/a
Trent South Jn 17/49 (DIV)
n/a
Loughborough 17/55 (DIV)
n/a
Syston South Jn 18/02 (DIV)
128.45
Knighton Jn DIV (rev)
130.07
Leicester 18L08a ~ 18L36d
n/a
Syston South Jn 18/43 (DIV)
n/a
Syston East Jn 18/44 (DIV)
n/a
Melton Mowbray 18/57 (DIV)
n/a
Manton Jn 19/11 (DIV)

Timings continue in first table.

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