11th April 1997

Along Different Lines
Contain Yourself

Locos Used 2303, 2308, 2310, 2319, 2553, 5216 & 7341

Route :
E18622 Antwerp Dam Essen
42911 Essen Stockem Forming (Metz-Sablon)
44928 Stockem Forming (Bettembourg) Berchem (Antwerp Nord C1)

This tour was in the form of a coach attached to regular freight trains between Essen and Berchem.

Loco(s) Route
2553 Antwerpen Dam - Essen
2553 Essen - Berchem - Y Krijgsbaan - Y Duffel - Muizen - Hever - Leuven Freight Sdgs
2303 + 2310 Leuven Freight Sdgs - Ottignies - Gembloux - Namur - Jambes Est (1)
5216 (2) Jambes Est - Namur
2303 + 2310 Namur - Ciney - Jemelle - Libramont - Stockem-Forming
7341 Shunt at Stockem-Forming
2308 + 2319 Stockem-Forming - Libramont - Jemelle - Ciney - Namur - Gembloux - Ottignies - Leuven
2319 Leuven - Hever - Muizen - Y Krijgsbaan - Antwerpen Berchem

Notes:
(1) 2303 & 2310 stalled on the gradient near Jambes Est and had to be dragged back to Namur Station for attention to some binding brakes on one of the freight wagons.
(2) 2303 + 2310 on rear.

Source : Janet Cottrell (joined at Antwerpen Dam, left at Antwerpen Berchem)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual
Antwerpen Dam 07.37d ?
Essen 08.02a ~ 09.06d ??.?? ~ 09.32
Antwerpen Oost 09/40 10/03
Y Krijgsbaan 09/46 10/10
Y Duffel 09/52 ?
Muizen 10/07 10/26
Y Hever 10/10 10/28
Leuven Freight Sidings 10.32a ~ 10.52d 10.50 ~ 11.31
Ottignies 11/28 12/07
Gembloux 11/39 12.27a ~ 12.46d
Namur 11/56 13/01
Namur (2nd time!) ? 14.48d
Ciney 12/25 15/11
Jemelle 12/45 ?
Libramont 13/14 16/00
Stockem Forming 13.45a ~ 16.56d 16.35 ~ ??.??
Libramont 17.40a ~ 17.48d 18/35
Jemelle 18/15 18/55
Marloie 18.21a ~ 18.22d 19.01 ~ 19.03
Ciney 18/43 19/18
Namur 19/09 19.39a ~ 19.40d
Gembloux 19.29a ~ 19.38d 19.52 ~ 19.53
Ottignies 19/50 20/07
Leuven Coach Sidings 20.20a ~ 21.33d 20.32 ~ 20.46
Y Hever 21/53 ?
Muizen 21/55 ?
Y Otterbeek 22/02 ?
Y Krijgsbaan 22/13 ?
Antwerpen Berchem 22.16a ?


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