14th September 1991

?Network South East?
Network Gala Day 1991

Locos Used 31135, 31165 (also running as D5583), 31196, 37023, 37031, 37245, 37252, 56012, 59104 & 60048
Stock Used at least 312714, 312715, 312727, 312789 & 312790 (with pantographs down)
EMU Used 303048

Route :

Headcode Loco(s) Stock Route
2G28 60048 312789 + 312790 08.00 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn
2G31 31165+31196 312715 09.08 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn
2G32 37023+37245 2x 4-car class 312 09.30 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn
2G34 37031+37252 312789 + 312790 10.45 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn
2G36 59104 2x 4-car class 312 11.50 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn
2G38 60048 (6) 312789 + 312790 13.33 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn
2G40 37023+37245 2x 4-car class 312 14.40 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn
2G42 37031+37252 2x 4-car class 312 16.25 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn
2G44 56012 312714 + 312727 17.05 Cambridge - Ely - Kings Lynn

Route :

Headcode Loco(s) Stock Route
2G30 56012 312789 + 312790 09.30 Kings Lynn - Ely - Cambridge
2G33 60048 2x 4-car class 312 10.40 Kings Lynn - Ely - Cambridge
2G35 37023+37245 312789 + 312790 12.15 Kings Lynn - Ely - Cambridge
2G37 37031+37252 2x 4-car class 312 13.15 Kings Lynn - Ely - Cambridge
2G39 59104 312789 + 312790 14.45 Kings Lynn - Ely - Cambridge
2G43 60048 (1) 2x 4-car class 312 17.40 Kings Lynn - Ely - Cambridge
2G45 CANCELLED
[booked for 31165+31196]
2x 4-car class 312 18.25 Kings Lynn - Ely - Cambridge
2G47 31165+31196+37031+37252 312715 (assumed) 18.55 Kings Lynn - Ely - Cambridge

Route :

Headcode EMU Route
2G62 303048 11.25 Cambridge - Stansted Airport
303048 12.05 Stansted Airport - Cambridge
2G63 303048 13.25 Cambridge - Stansted Airport
303048 14.05 Stansted Airport - Cambridge
2G64 303048 15.25 Cambridge - Stansted Airport
303048 16.05 Stansted Airport - Cambridge

Route : (3)

Headcode

Locos

Stock Route
2G50 31196 (7) 312715 10.30 Kings Lynn - Middleton Towers
31165 (8) 312715 11.00 Middleton Towers - Kings Lynn
2G51 31196 (7) 312715 12.30 Kings Lynn - Middleton Towers
31165 (8) 312715 13.00 Middleton Towers - Kings Lynn
2G52 31196 (7) 312715 14.30 Kings Lynn - Middleton Towers
31165 (8) 312715 15.00 Middleton Towers - Kings Lynn
2G53 31196 (7) 312715 16.30 Kings Lynn - Middleton Towers
31165 (8) 312715 17.00 Middleton Towers - Kings Lynn

Route : (4)

Headcode

Loco

Stock Route
????? 31135 ????? Cambridge - Fen Drayton
????? 31135 ????? Fen Drayton - Cambridge

Notes :
(1) 60048 may have been paired with dead-in-tow 56012 on this trip too.
(2) John Simmonds comments: The 18.55 Should have been 37023+37245+37031+37252 but Kings Lynn Supervisor couldn't cope!
(3) Advertised traction were 2x class 73's.
Did the 31's run top-n-tail, in which case which led each leg?
(4) Advertised for class 33 haulage (33012 was supplied by the SR but this was just on display in Cambridge Yard in the event) however 31135 substituted. Number of return trips made is required.
(5) Kevin Driscoll comments: There was also a steam shuttle from the station to the stub of the Bedford line (points at end of loop) & back. 34027 propelled out, hauled back.
(6) Plus 56012 dead-in-tow.
(7) 31165 on the rear.
(8) 31196 on the rear.

Sources : Richard Rooker, Glenn Ford, Jason Shergold, Simon Cresswell, Gordon Lacy, Jeff King & Dennis Greeno

Photo Review
(all photos from Simon Cresswell)


37031 + 37252 at Kings Lynn.


60048 (plus dead-in-tow 56012) at Kings Lynn.


31196 (on the rear of the train) passing under the ex-M&GN line overbridge
 on its way from Kings Lynn to Middleton Towers just after midday.
(photo: Tommy Tomalin/William Marriott Museum/00133)


31165 leading as the train passed the ex-M&GN line bound for King's Lynn.
(photo: Tommy Tomalin/William Marriott Museum/00337)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Glenn Ford & Gordon Lacy)

Headcode 2G28 2G31 2G32 2G34 2G36
Location Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked Actual
Cambridge 08.00d 09.08d 09.30d 10.45d 11.50d 12.22
Coldham Lane Jn 08/02 09/10 09/32 10/47 11/52 12/24
Ely 08.16a ~ 08.17d 09.24a ~ 09.25d 09.46a ~ 09.47d 11.01a ~ 11.04d 12.06a ~ 12.07d 12.40 ~ 12.42
Ely North Jn 08/20 09/28 09/50 11/07 12/10 12/46
Littleport 08/25 09/33 09/55 11/12 12/15 12/52
Downham Market 08/36 09/44 10/06 11/23 12/26 13/13
Watlington 08/41 09/49 10/11 11/38 12/31 13/19
Kings Lynn 08.49a 09.57a 10.19a 11.46a 12.39a 13.29

 

Headcode 2G38 2G40 2G42 2G44
Location Booked Booked Booked Booked
Cambridge 13.33d 14.40d 16.25d 17.05d
Coldham Lane Jn 13/35 14/42 16/27 17/07
Ely 13.49a ~ 13.50d 14.56a ~ 14.58d 16.41a ~ 16.43d 17.21a ~ 17.23d
Ely North Jn 13/53 15/01 16/46 17/26
Littleport 13/58 15*06 ~ 15*10 16*51 ~ 16*58 17/31
Downham Market 14/09 15/21 17/09 17/41
Watlington 14/14 15/26 17/14 17/50
Kings Lynn 14.22a 15.34a 17.22a 17.58a

 

Headcode  2G30 2G33 2G35 2G37 2G39
Location Booked Actual Booked Booked Booked Booked
Kings Lynn 09.30d 09.35 10.40d 12.15a 13.15d 14.45d
Watlington 09/38 09/44 10/48 12/23 13/23 14/53
Downham Market 09/44 09.57 ~ 10.00 10*53 ~ 10*58 12*31 ~ 12*35 13*31 ~ 13*35 14/59
Littleport 09/54 10/15 11/09 12/46 13/46 15/09
Ely North Jn 09/59 10/20 11/16 12/51 13/55 15/15
Ely 10.01a ~ 10.02d 10.24 ~ 10.25 11.18a ~ 11.21d 12.53a ~ 12.54d 13.57a ~ 13.58d 15.17a ~ 15.21d
Coldham Lane Jn 10/18 10/44 11/36 13/10 14/14 15/37
Cambridge 10.20a 10.46 11.38a 13.12a 14.16a 15.39a

 

Headcode 2G41 2G43 2G45 2G47
Location Booked Booked Booked Booked
Kings Lynn 15.55d 17.40d 18.25d 18.55d
Watlington 16/03 17/48 18/33 19/03
Downham Market 16/08 17/53 18/38 19/08
Littleport 16/18 18/03 18/48 19/18
Ely North Jn 16/23 18/08 18/53 19/23
Ely 16.25a ~ 16.26d 18.10a ~ 18.12d 18.55a ~ 18.56d 19.25a ~ 19.26d
Coldham Lane Jn 16/42 18/28 19/12 19/42
Cambridge 16.44a 18.30a 19.14a 19.44a

 

Headcode 2G50 2G51 2G52 2G53
Location Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked Actual   Booked Actual Booked Booked
Kings Lynn 10.30d 11.20d 12.30d 13.20d 14.30d 14.32   15.20d 15.14d 16.30d 17.20d
Middleton Towers 10.50a 11.00d 12.50a 13.00d 14.50a 14.48   15.00d 15.00 16.50a 17.00d

 

Headcode 2G62 2G63 2G64
Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Booked (out) Booked (rtn) Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Cambridge 11.25d 12.32a 13.25d 14.32a 15.25d 16.32a
Shepreth Branch Jn 11/29 12/28 13/29 14/28 15/29 16/28
Audley End 11/38 12/17 13/38 14/17 15/38 16/17
Elsenham 11/44 12/12 13/44 14/12 15/44 16/12
Stansted North Jn 11/46 12/10 13/46 14/10 15/46 16/10
Stansted Airport 11.51a 12.05d 13.51a 14.05d 15.51a 16.05d


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