1st September 1991

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Beast & Bicycle

Locos Used 20075, 20096, 37705 & 37888
Stock Used 11 coaches

Route : 1Z30 throughout

Locos Route
37705 + 37888 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Trent South Jn - Toton Centre - Langley Mill - Pye Bridge Jn - Kirkby Summit - Shirebrook Jn - Woodend Jn - Worksop (1)
20075 + 20096 (2) Worksop - Shireoaks - Dinnington Colliery Jn - Firbeck Jn - Harworth Colliery
37705 + 37888 (3) Harworth Colliery - Firbeck Jn
20075 + 20096 (2) Firbeck Jn - St Catherine's Jn - Decoy South Jn - Doncaster (2-Way Goods) (4)
37705 + 37888 (3) Doncaster (2-Way Goods) - Hexthorpe Jn - Mexborough - Swinton Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Masboro'North Jn - Beighton Jn - Foxlow Jn - Barrow Hill Jn - Barrow Hill Goods (5)
20075 + 20096 (2) Barrow Hill Goods - Barrow Hill Jn - Hall Lane Jn - Bolsover Colliery
37705 + 37888 (6) Bolsover Colliery - Hall Lane Jn - Barrow Hill Jn - Tapton Jn - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Trent South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1)
For visit to depot open day.
(2) 37705 + 37888 on rear.
(3) 20075 + 20096 on rear.
(4) Was booked to take the Bridge Jn to St James Jn curve but was routed to Doncaster station and reversed (passengers were informed that the through route via the curve was not available due to stabled stock).
(5) Was booked to take Foxlow Jn to Hall Lane Jn curve but missed out to permit reversal of stock to 'cancel out' the Doncaster reversal i.e. to get the locos at correct end for return leg to London.
(6) 20075 + 20096 on rear to Seymour Jn.


37888 & 37705 are seen after arrival at Worksop (photo: Gary Thornton)

All my photos from this trip can be found in this album on my Flickr Website

Sources : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Wellingborough)
& Richard Rooker (on St Pancras to Worksop & Leicester to St Pancras)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy & Gary Thornton)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 St Pancras 08.15d ?   21.39a ? 372.09
4.00 West Hampstead 08/21 ?   21/29 ? 368.09
6.79 Hendon 08/24 ?   21/25 ? 365.10
19.71 St Albans 08.36a ~ 08.37d ?   21.09a ~ 21.11d ? 352.16
30.19 Luton 08/47 ?   20/54 ? 341.70
40.24 Flitwick 08/55 ?   20/44 ? 331.65
49.16 Bedford South Jn 09/08 ?   20/38 ? 322.73
49.78 Bedford North Jn 09/09 ?   20/37 ? 322.11
56.45 Sharnbrook 09/13 ?   20/30 ? 315.44
65.11 Wellingborough 09.21a ~ 09.22d 09.35 ~ 09.37   20.20a ~ 20.21d 20.36 ~ 20.38 306.78
72.01 Kettering 09/30 09/44   20/14 20/30 300.08
82.74 Market Harborough 09/40 09/59   20/03 20/22 289.15
95.71 Wigston North Jn 09/56 10/13   19/51 ? 276.18
99.07 Leicester 10.00a ~ 10.01d [SL?] 10.16 ~ 10.17 [FL]   19.45a ~ 19.46d 20.05 ~ 20.07 273.02
103.78 Syston South Jn 10/08 [SL?] 10/22 [FL]   19/40 20/00 268.11
111.46 Loughborough 10/22 [SL?] 10/28 [FL]   19/33 19/52 260.43
119.16 Trent South Jn 10/41 [SL?] 10/33 [FL]   19/27 19/45 252.73

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
? Trent 10/42 10/35
121.64 Toton Centre 10/49 10/38
125.09 Trowell Jn 10/53 10/41
129.69 Langley Mill 11/00 10/45
133.69 Pye Bridge Jn 11/06 10/50
135.54 Pinxton 11/14 10/56
139.07 Kirkby Summit 11/24 11/06
145.22 Shirebrook 11c37 ~ 11c39 11.32 ~ 11.39
149.45 Elmton & Cresswell 12/00 11/45
153.79 Woodend Jn 12/05 11/50
155.34 Worksop 12.23a ~ 14.48d 11.53 ~ 14.59
157.36 Shireoaks 14/50 15/04
158.33 Brancliffe East Jn 14/54 15/06
161.50 Dinnington Colliery Jn 15/13 15/25
167.64 Maltby Colliery 15/26 15/46
172.54 Harworth Colliery 15.58 ~ 16.08 16.18 ~ 16.26
175.55 Firbeck Jn 16.23 ~ 16.33 16.52 ~ 16.59
179.52 St Catherine's Jn 16/41 17/14
180.26 Decoy South Jn 16/45 17/16
182.21 Bridge Jn 16/53 17/20
DIV Doncaster 2 way Goods DIV 17.26 ~ 17.35
189.04 Mexborough 17/04 17/44
190.32 Swinton Jn 17/07 17/46
192.48 Aldwarke Jn 17/10 17/50
194.67 Masborough North Jn 17/13 17/53
201.43 Beighton Jn 17/24 18/01
206.27 Foxlow Jn 17/29 18/08
DIV Barrow Hill Goods DIV 18.15 ~ 18.16
207.08 Hall Lane Jn 17/31 18/20
208.52 Seymour Jn 17/34 18.25 ~ 18.27
211.10 Bolsover Colliery 17.50 ~ 18.00 18.36 ~ 18.41
213.48 Seymour Jn 18L20 ~ 18L30 18.50 ~ 18.59
215.12 Hall Lane Jn 18/36 19/02
216.15 Barrow Hill North Jn 18/40 19/04
219.02 Tapton Jn 18/49 19.08 ~ 19.09
219.41 Chesterfield 18/51 19c11 ~ 19c12
223.51 Clay Cross South Jn 18/55 19/17
233.59 Ambergate Jn 19/06 19/25
243.52 Derby 19c15 ~ 19c16 19.33 ~ 19.36
246.22 Spondon 19/21 19/40
252.31 Sheet Stores Jn 19/26 19/44

Timings continue in first table.

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