3rd January 1994

Hertfordshire Railtours
The Pieman

Locos Used 47833 & 56121
Stock Used 17164+5820+5863+5836+5747+5770+17153+5891+5818+5647+5869

Route : 1T30 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47833 + 56121 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Leicester
47833 (1) Leicester - Syston South Jn - Syston East Jn - Melton Jn (4)
56121 (2) (4) Melton Jn - Asfordby Mine
47833 (1) Asfordby Mine - Asfordby Jn (3)
56121 (2) Asfordby Jn - Holwell Jn - Old Dalby - Edwalton (MP 120)
47833 (1) Edwalton  (MP 120) - Old Dalby - Holwell Jn - Melton Jn - Melton Mowbray
47833 Melton Mowbray - Oakham - Manton Jn - Corby - Kettering North Jn - (via MML) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) 56121 on rear.
(2) 47833 on rear.
(3) Given in the timing sheet as Holwell Jn GF but, as this is north from the junction (and Asfordby Tunnel) in the direction of Old Dalby/Edwalton, strictly this could not be the reversal point (unless at that time Holwell Jn GF also controlled the points allowing the reversal off the line to Asfordby Mine to then head for Edwalton and would thus have been correct in this context - confirmation anyone?). It is taken that the reversal point would have been just south of Asfordby Tunnel, at what is now referred to as Asfordby Jn since the layout was remodelled thus this reference has been used above for the avoidance of any doubt.
(4)
Kevin Driscoll comments: the reversal point was at Melton Jn, (at 113m 36ch), NOT Melton Mowbray station as booked. The loss of 48chains each way means 1m 16ch needs deducting from all points thereafter : Asfordy Mine 115m 02ch - through to St. Pancras at 249m 49ch

Sources : David Russell (Joined/left train at Kettering), Dave Burbridge, Clive Barlow,
Stuart Smith & Kevin Driscoll

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

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 St Pancras 09.40d ?   18.15a ? 250.65
4.00 West Hampstead Thameslink 09/47 ?   18/05 ? 246.65
6.79 Hendon 09/49 ?   18/02 ? 243.66
19.71 St Albans 10.03a ~ 10.05d ?   17.50a ~ 17.52d ? 230.74
30.19 Luton 10/14 ?   17/41 ? 220.46
40.24 Flitwick 10/20 ?   ? ? ?
49.16 Bedford South Jn 10/29 ?   17/23 ? 201.49
49.65 Bedford 10.37a ~ 10.40d ?   17.18a ~ 17.20d ? 201.00
49.78 Bedford North Jn 10/44 ?   17/16 ? 200.67
56.45 Sharnbrook Jn 10/50 ?   17/11 ? 194.20
65.11 Wellingborough 11/14 ?   17/04 ? 185.54
67.00 Harrowden Jn 11/19 ?   ? ? ?
72.01 Kettering 11.21a ~ 11.23d ??.?? ~ 11.24   16.55a ~ 16.57d 16.52 ~ ??.?? 178.64

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
82.74 Market Harborough 11/34 ?
95.71 Wigston North Jn 11/47 ?
99.07 Leicester 11L52a ~ 12L12d ??.?? ~ 13.18
103.78 Syston South Jn 12/19 ?
104.22 Syston East Jn 12/20 ?
113.36 Melton Jn ? 13.40a ~
114.04 Melton Mowbray 12.40a ~ 12.50d DIV
114.52 Melton Jn 12/53 ~ 13.44d
115.43 Holwell Jn GF (3) 12.58a ~ 13.08d ?
116.18 Asfordby Mine 13.20a ~ 13.30d 14.04 ~ 14.08
116.73 Holwell Jn GF (3) 13.35a ~ 13.45d ??.?? ~ 14.24
130.41 Edwalton 14.25a ~ 14.35d 15.03 ~ 15.08
144.09 Holwell Jn GF (3) 15.15a ~ 15.30d ?
145.58 Melton Mowbray 15L35a ~ 15L45d 15.55 ~ ??.??
160.47 Manton Jn 16/00 16/21
171.40 Corby North Jn 16/35 ?
176.65 Kettering North Jn 16/50 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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