18th November 1995

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Boulby Prize

Locos Used BSC; 258 'Grinkle' & 269 'Longacres', 47783 'Saint Peter', 56108 & 87101 'Stephenson'
Stock Used booked for load 13

Route : 1Z49 throughout

Loco(s) Route
87101 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - York
47783 York - Thirsk - Boroughbridge Road Jn - Eaglescliffe - Thornaby East Jn - Tees New Yard
47783 (1) Tees New Yard - Middlesborough - Redcar Central - Saltburn West Jn - Boulby Potash Mine
56108 (2) Boulby Potash Mine - Saltburn West Jn - Redcar Central - Beam Mill Jn
47783 (1) Beam Mill Jn - BS Lackenby No. 3 Grid
258 (3) Lackenby No. 3 Grid No. 4 Grid East headshunt (0m 42ch)
269 (4) No. 4 Grid East headshunt Main Gate (0m 68ch)
258 (3) Main Gate No. 1 Blast Furnace (2m 18ch)
269 (4) No. 1 Blast Furnace Main Gate (2m 19ch)
258 (3) Main Gate - No. 4 Grid East headshunt (0m 68ch)
269 (4) No. 4 Grid East headshunt BSC Lackenby No. 3 Grid (0m 42ch)
47783 BS Lackenby No. 3 Grid - Middlesborough - Thornaby East Jn - Eaglescliffe - Boroughbridge Road LC - Thirsk - York
87101 York - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) 56108 on rear.
(2) 47783 on rear.
(3) 269 on rear.
(4) 258 on rear.
(5) BSC Loco build details:
258 'GRINKLE' : GEC Traction, Vulcan Foundry No. 5427 (1977)
269 'LONGACRES' : GEC Traction, Vulcan Foundry No. 5466 (1977)
(6)
W.R. (Bill) Lynch adds: Outward actual routeing was over the Helpston Chord and the SL at Skelton Bridge. By my reckoning the loco exchanges were actually at Lackenby No 2, rather than No 3, Grid. Between the East headshunt and the Main Gate the road traversed in both directions was the Iron Granulation road. The late return departure from York was blamed on the late arrival of the driver. Reversal points were recorded as;
Boulby:  in loop.
No 4 Grid East headshunt (at least on first visit):  Coatham line bridge, grid ref NZ56802375.
Main Gate (both visits):  Hot Metal road, grid ref NZ56192188.
Blast Furnace:  west road door, grid ref NZ56602579

Sources : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Peterborough), Janet Cottrell. Rob Fraser
& W.R. (Bill) Lynch (joined/left the train at Potters Bar)

Photo Review


Loco swap at York; 87101 off for 47783 on (photos: Gary Thornton)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton, Janet Cottrell & W.R. (Bill) Lynch)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Kings Cross 07.30d ?   21.38a ? 527.77
? Holloway South Jn ? ?   21/35 ? 526.33
2.41 Finsbury Park 07/34 ?   21/33 ? 525.35
4.78 Alexandra Palace 07/36 ?   21/30 ? 522.78
12.57 Potters Bar 07.42a ~ 07.44d ??.?? ~ 07.55 [P3]   21.23a ~ 21.25d 21.59 ~ ??.?? [P2] 515.19
20.25 Welwyn Garden City 07/50 ?   21/18 ? 507.52
23.73 Woolmer Green Jn 07/52 ?   21/15 ? 504.04
27.45 Stevenage 07.55a ~ 07.57d ??.?? ~ 08.14   21.04a ~ 21.06d ? 500.32
31.74 Hitchin 08/01 08/20   21/00 ? 496.03
44.10 Sandy 08/09 08/32   20/53 ? 483.67
58.70 Huntingdon 08/18 08/38   20/44 ? 469.07
69.26 Holme 08/27 ?   ? ? ?
76.29 Peterborough 08.36a ~ 08.39d 08.51 ~ 08.54   20.29a ~ 20.31d 21.06 ~ ??.?? 451.48
84.64 Tallington Jn 08/49 09/04   20/18 20/53 443.13
99.61 Stoke Jn 09/06 09/21   20/09 20/41 428.16
105.38 Grantham 09.11a ~ 09.13d 09.26 ~ 09.27   20.02a ~ 20.04d 20.32 ~ 20.34 422.39
109.56 Barkston South Jn 09/17 09/32   19/58 20/28 418.21
120.08 Newark Northgate 09/24 09/38   19/52 20/21 407.69
138.49 Retford 09/35 09/50   19/41 20/11 389.28
152.00 Loversall Carr Jn 09/43 09/58   19/33 20/02 375.77
155.77 Doncaster 09/45 10/00   19/30 20/00 372.00
160.16 Shaftholme Jn 09/49 10/03   19/28 19/57 367.61
169.16 Temple Hirst Jn 09/56 10/08   19/22 19/52 358.61
174.75 Hambleton North Jn 10/01 10/12   19/19 19/48 353.02
182.79 Colton Jn 10/07 10/17   19/14 19/43 344.78
188.40 York 10L13a ~ 10L48d 10.23 ~ 10.48   18L36a ~ 19L08d 18.41 ~ 19.38 339.37
190.11 Skelton Jn 10/51 10/52   18/33 18/38 337.66
198.00 Tollerton Jn 10/59 11/03   18/25 18/28 329.77
210.56 Thirsk 11/11 11/14   18/13 18/16 317.21
218.32 Boroughbridge Road LC 11/17 11/24   18/02 18/06 309.57
233.12 Eaglescliffe 11/32 11/44   17/42 17/44 294.78
236.18 Thornaby East Jn 11/39 11/51   17/35 17/40 191.72

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
237.08 Tees New Yard 11L42 ~ 12L12 11.59 ~ 12.11
240.25 Whitehouse Jn 12/30 12/24
241.60 South Bank Jn 12/37 12/28
242.70 Grangetown 12/47 12/35
247.13 Redcar Central 12/55 12/46
251.34 Saltburn West Jn 13/03 12/55
262.79 Boulby Potash Mine 13.30 ~ 13.40 13.44 ~ 13.48
274.44 Saltburn West Jn 14/08 14/30
278.65 Redcar Central 14/18 14/40
282.53 Grangetown Jn 14/26 14/47
283.46 Beam Mill Jn 14.28 ~ 14.33 14.50 ~ 14.51
284.52 BS Lackenby Works 14L40 ~ 17L10 14.58 ~ 17.06
286.25 South Bank Jn 17/22 17/16
288.61 Middlesborough 17/29 17.22 ~ 17.33

Timings continue in first table.

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