2nd January 1993

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Wensleydale Lament

Loco Used 37714, 37884 & 47820 (3)

Route : 1G24 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47820 (4) London Kings Cross - Potters Bar - Stevenage - Peterborough - Doncaster - York
47820 (1) (4) York - Northallerton - Castle Hills Jn
37714 + 37884 (2) Castle Hills Jn - Bedale - Redmire (3)
47820 (1) (4) Redmire - Bedale - Castle Hills Jn
37714 + 37884 (2) Castle Hills Jn - Northallerton - York
47820 (1) (4) York - Doncaster - Peterborough - Stevenage - Potters Bar - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) 37714 + 37884 on rear.
(2) 47820 on rear....but see note (4)
(3) The tour timing sheet carried the comment: 'At Redmire the intention is to run the train straight past the station in order to get as close to the end of the line as is permissible, then to reverse back into the station for a photo-stop'. Confirmation is required as to the movement(s) at Redmire.
(4) Stephen Chandler had the class 47 used as 47810 and the tour name as 'Redmire Requiem' however the tour itinerary only gave the name as 'The Wensleyale Lament' with no mention of any alternative name on the front page or anywhere in the blurb within. Was there actually another tour over the line on the same day, using 47810?

Sources : Dave Burbridge, Martyn Catlin & Stephen Chandler

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
0.00 Kings Cross 07.40d 19.58a
2.41 Finsbury Park 07/45 19/48
4.78 Alexandra Palace 07/48 19/46
12.57 Potters Bar 07.59a ~ 08.01d 19.36a ~ 19.38d
20.25 Welwyn Garden City 08/08 19/29
23.73 Woolmer Green 08/12 19/26
27.45 Stevenage 08.16a ~ 08.18d 19.19a ~ 19.21d
31.74 Hitchin 08/28 19/14
44.10 Sandy 08/36 19/03
58.70 Huntingdon 08/48 18/51
69.26 Holme 08/56 ?
68.28 Conington ? 18/44
76.29 Peterborough 09.04a ~ 09.07d 18.33a ~ 18.35d
84.64 Tallington 09/17 18/23
99.61 Stoke 09/30 18/13
105.38 Grantham 09/35 18/08
109.56 Barkston South Jn 09/38 18/04
120.08 Newark Northgate 09/45 17/56
138.49 Retford 09/59 17/43
152.00 Loversall Carr Jn 10/09 17/33
155.77 Doncaster 10/12 17/30
160.16 Shaftholme Jn 10/15 17/27
169.16 Temple Hirst Jn 10/22 17/21
174.75 Hambleton North Jn 10/57 17/16
182.79 Colton Jn 10/34 17/09
188.40 York 10L40a ~ 11L12d 16L33a ~ 17L03d
190.11 Skelton Jn 11/16 16/30
198.00 Tollerton 11/25 16/21
210.56 Thirsk 11/38 16/08
218.36 Northallerton 11t49 15t59
219.23 Castle Hills Jn 11.52 ~ 11.57 15.49 ~ 15.54
221.74 Ainderby 12/09 15/35
224.65 Leeming Bar 12/27 15/15
226.46 Bedale 12/33 15/05
232.20 Finghall Lane 12/48 14/52
? Leyburn 13/06 14/34
241.37 Redmire 13.35a 14.15d


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