18th October 1997

Along Different Lines
A Belgian High-Speed Review

Loco Used SNCB: 5514
DMU Used SNCB: 4006

Route :

Traction Route
4006 Lichtervelde Kortemark - Westrozebeke
4006 Westrozebeke Kortemark - Lichtervelde
4006 Lichtervelde Diksmuide De Panne KM87.4 (1)
4006 KM87.4 De Panne Diksmuide Lichtervelde Roselare Y Leiebrug Mouscron Tournai Leuze - Frasnes lez Anvaing
4006 Frasnes lez Anvaing Leuze
4006 Leuze Ath - Ghislenghien
4006 Ghislenghien - Ath
5514 (2) Ath Geraardsbergen Lierde Zottegem
4006 Zottegem Oudenaarde Y Leupegem Ruien (KM11.8)
4006 Ruien (KM11.8) Y Leupegem Oudenaarde Zingem (3) De Pinte Gent Sint Pieters De Pinte - Tielt - Lichtervelde

Notes :
(1) Booked to Frontier (KM91.6) but unable to proceed further due to state of track.
(2) hauling 4006 (unpowered).
(3) Booked via Oudenaarde & Zottegem, but diverted due to late running.

Source : Janet & John Cottrell (joined train at Lichtervelde, left at Gent St. Pieters)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual
Lichtervelde 08.30d 08.27
Westrozebeke 09.00a ~ 09.10d 09.04 ~ 09.12
Lichtervelde 09.40a ~ 09.45d 09.52 ~ 09.55
De Panne 10.25a ~ 10.30d 10.32 ~ 10.36
KM 87.4 ??/?? 10.40a
Frontier 10.40a ~ 10.50d DIV
KM 87.4 ??/?? 10.54d
De Panne 11.00a ~ 11.05d 10.58 ~ 11.10
Lichtervelde 11.39a ~ 11.43d 11.43 ~ 11.46
Y Kortrijk West 12/06 ?
Kortrijk 12.09a ~ 12.16 DIV
(via avoiding line)
Moeskroen 12.30a ~ 12.42d 12.30 ~ 12.42
Tournai 13/00 13/00
Leuze 13/12 13.11a ~ 13.12d
Frasnes lez Anvaing 13.30a ~ 13.40d 13.30 ~ 13.43
Leuze 14.00a ~ 14.05d 14.06 ~ 14.09
Ath 14.15a ~ 14.17d 14.20 ~ 14.23
Ghislenghien 14.37a ~ 14.47d 14.40 ~ 14.48
Ath 15.07a ~ 15.17d 15.07 ~ 15.19
Geraardsbergen 15/38 15.35a ~ 15.37d
Zottegem 15.52a ~ 16.08d 15.49 ~ 16.11
Oudenaarde 16/25 16/25
Ruien 16.40a ~ 16.45d 16.52 ~ 16.57
Oudenaarde 17/05 17.21a ~ 17.35d
Gent Sint Pieters 17.50a ~ 17.55d 17.50 ~ ??.??
Lichtervelde 18.35a ?


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