2nd December 1995

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Butter Mountain

Locos Used 31466, 31551, 47525 & 55015
Stock Used 5005+4999+4986+4938+13318+21266+99132+4998+4959+4977+4915

Route : 1Z54 throughout

Loco(s) Route
47525 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Trent South Jn - Mansfield Jn - Nottingham
31551 + 31466 (1) Nottingham - Mansfield Jn - Radford Jn - Bestwood Park Jn - Calverton Colliery
47525 (2) Calverton Colliery - Bestwood Park Jn - Radford Jn - Lenton North Jn - Lenton South Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Spondon - Derby - Little Eaton Jn - Denby DP
31551 + 31466 (1) Denby DP - Little Eaton Jn - Derby - Sheet Stores Jn - Trent East Jn - Toton Centre - Trowell Jn - Langley Mill Jn - Codnor Park Jn - Ironville Ground Frame
55015 + 31551 + 31466 (3) Ironville Ground Frame - Hammersmith
47525 (4) Hammersmith - Riddings
55015 + 31551 + 31466 (3) Riddings - Swanwick Junction
47525 Swanwick Junction - Codnor Park Jn - Trowell Jn - Toton Centre - Trent South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) 47525 on rear.
(2) 31551 + 31466 on rear.
(3) 55015 on top of 31551 + 31466, 47525 on rear. 31's had to assist owing to severe wheelslip on rising grade away from Ironville GF (wet and rusty rails).
(4) 55015 + 31551 + 31466 on rear.

Sources : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Bedford Midland) & Alan Sheppard

Photo Review


47525 on arrival into Nottingham (photo: Nick Blyth)


31551 & 31466 take over at Nottingham (photo: Nick Blyth)


55015 atop 31551 & 31466 at Swanwick Junction (photo: Nick Blyth)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 St Pancras 07.50d ?   19.10a ? 346.74
4.00 West Hampstead Thameslink 07/57 ?   18/51 ? 342.74
6.79 Hendon 08/00 ?   18/46 ? 339.75
19.71 St Albans City 08.13a ~ 08.14d ?   18.35a ~ 18.37d ? 327.07
24.51 Harpenden 08/18 ?   ? ? ?
30.19 Luton 08/23 ?   18/25 ? 316.55
40.24 Flitwick 08/31 ?   18/15 ? 306.50
49.16 Bedford South Jn 08/38 ?   18/08 ? 297.58
56.45 Bedford 08.41a ~ 08.43d 08.42 ~ 08.44   18.05a ~ 18.06d 18.52 ~ 18.53 297.09
49.78 Bedford North Jn 08/45 08/46   18/02 18/51 296.76
56.45 Sharnbrook Jn 08/50 08/52   17/57 18/44 290.29
65.11 Wellingborough 08/57 08/59   17/49 18/38 281.63
72.01 Kettering 09.04a ~ 09.06d 09.06 ~ 09.19   17.41a ~ 17.43d 18.29 ~ 18.30 274.73
82.74 Market Harborough 09/18 09/19   17/30 18/19 264.00
95.71 Wigston North Jn 09/33 09/29   17/18 18/09 251.03
99.07 Leicester 09.37a ~ 09.39d 09.34 ~ 09.39   17.11a ~ 17.13d 18.02 ~ 18.04 247.67
103.78 Syston South Jn 09/46 09/46   17/05 ? 242.76
107.00 Sileby Jn 09/49 09/48   17/03 ? 237.74
111.46 Loughborough 09/52 09/51   16.57a ~ 16.58d 17.45 ~ 17.46 235.28
119.16 Trent South Jn 09/57 09/57   16/49 17/26 227.58

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
125.64 Mansfield Jn 10/03 10/03
126.47 Nottingham 10L05a ~ 10L20d 10.07 ~ 10.22
127.30 Mansfield Jn 10/21 10/24
128.63 Radford Jn 10/27 10/29
133.14 Bestwood Park Jn 10/33 10/38
139.68 Calverton Colliery 10.58a ~ 11.03d 11.25 ~ 11.31
146.42 Bestwood Park Jn 11/28 12/03
150.73 Radford Jn 11/34 12/10
151.72 Lenton North Jn 11/36 12/14
152.19 Lenton South Jn 11/38 12/15
158.22 Sheet Stores Jn 11/45 12/26
164.31 Spondon 11/50 12/35
166.53 Way & Works Sidings 11/56 12/39
167.01 Derby (Down Goods) 12/01 12/41
168.19 St Marys North Jn 12/06 12/46
170.19 Little Eaton Jn 12/11 12/52
174.08 Denby Disposal Point 12.41a ~ 13.00d 13.15 ~ 13.22
177.77 Little Eaton Jn 13/31 13/47
179.77 St Marys North Jn 13/38 13/53
181.15 Derby (Up Goods) 13/41 13/57
181.43 Way & Works Sidings 13/46 14/00
183.65 Spondon 13/51 14/03
189.74 Sheet Stores Jn 13/57 14/11
190.37 Trent East Jn 13/59 14/14
195.57 Trowell Jn 14/06 14/22
200.37 Langley Mill 14/11 14/27
203.44 Codnor Park Jn 14/16 14/34
203.67 Ironville GF 14L17a ~ 14L30d 14.36 ~ 14.52
205.55 Swanwick Jn 14.37a ~ 15.25d 15.10 ~ 15.34
206.53 Hammersmith 15.30a ~ 15.40d 15.41 ~ 15.49
209.54 Riddings 15.52a ~ 15.57d 16.05 ~ 16.09
211.67 Swanwick Jn 16L04a ~ 16L21d 16.17 ~ 16.34
213.78 Codnor Park Jn 16/26 16/54
217.05 Langley Mill 16/31 17/03
221.65 Trowell Jn 18/39 17/18

Timings continue in first table.

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