12th September 1964

Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (East Midlands Branch)
The Notts. & Lincs. Rail Tour

Locos Used D3619 or D3620 (2) & 44918
Stock Used booked for load 7

Route : 1X28 throughout

Loco(s) Route
44918 (2)

Nottingham Midland - London Road Jn - (via goods lines) - Sneinton Jn - Carlton - Rolleston Jn - Newark Castle - Main Line Jn

D36xx (3)

Main Line Jn - Newark Northgate

44918

Newark Northgate - Claypole - Barkston North Jn - Barkston East Jn - Leadenham - Lincoln Central - West Holmes Jn - Boultham Jn - Greetwell Jn - Bardney - Woodhall Jn

44918
?(2)?

Woodhall Jn - Horncastle

44918

Horncastle - Woodhall Jn - Stickney - Bellwater Jn - Little Steeping - Firsby

44918
?(2)?

Firsby - Skegness

44918

Skegness - Firsby South Jn - Woodhall Jn - Greetwell Jn - Boultham Jn - Pyewipe Jn - Saxilby - Gainsborough Lea Road - Trent Jn - Sturton - Retford Flat Crossing - Worksop - Elmton & Cresswell - Shirebrook West - Mansfield Town - Hucknall Byron - Nottingham Midland

Notes :
(1) Many of the lines visited on this trip were on the Beeching 'hit list' with several already having closure notices posted.
(2) Running tender-first.
(3) The reversal at Newark involved the local diesel shunter. Originally uploaded as D3619, a document produced by the RCTS railtour committee after the tour listed the loco as D3620 - confirmation of the shunter identity is therefore now required.
Max Birchenough adds: An instalment of Mystery Photos on the RCTS website ends with a sequence from this railtour. It is clear that the Black Five was detached from the train at Newark, and the 08 drew the train past it on the ECML.

Sources : David Hills, John Debens & Max Birchenough

Photo Review


44918 at an unknown location (photo: The John Debens Collection)
Max Birchenough suggests this may be Woodhall Jn.


44918 running round at Firsby, prior to the run to Skegness
(photo: DB Swale/The John Debens Collection)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Terry Jackson & John Debens)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Nottingham Midland 11.25d 11.25
0.20 London Road Jn 11/26 [GL] 11/28
0.49 Sneiton Jn 11/30 [ML] 11/31
3.12 Carlton & Netherfield 11/34 11/36
17.17 Newark Castle 11.54 ~ 11.56 11.58 ~ 12.02
18.00 Newark Northgate 12.04 ~ 12.14 12.25 ~ 12.27
27.77 Barkston North Jn 12/28 12/41
28.37 Barkston East Jn 12/31 12/43
30.14 Honington 12/34 12/47
48.33 Lincoln Central 12w59~ 13w05 13.20 ~ 13.31
49.13 West Holmes 13/07 13/35
49.43 Boultham Jn 13/10 13/36
51.77 Greetwell Jn 13/17 13/42
60.03 Bardney 13/29 13/56
66.23 Woodhall Jn 13.40 ~ 13.55 14.07 ~ 14.17
73.53 Horncastle 14.15a ~ 14.35d 14.38 ~ 14.51
81.03 Woodhall Jn 14.55 ~ 14.57 15.08 ~ 15.10
97.47 Bellwater Jn 15/22 15/32
101.30 Firsby 15.28 ~ 15.38 15.38 ~ 15.48
110.54 Skegness 15.53a ~ 16.40d 16.06 ~ 16.51
119.78 Firsby South Jn 16/57 17/13
123.25 Bellwater Jn 17/03 17/18
139.69 Woodhall Jn 17/25 17/40
146.09 Bardney 17/35 17.54 ~ 17.54
154.15 Greetwell Jn 17/52 18/13
156.49 Boultham Jn 17/59 18/18
156.78 Pyewipe Jn 18w01 ~ 18w08 18.20 ~ 18.31
162.75 Sykes Jn 18/19 18/41
170.79 Gainsborough Lea Road 18/29 18.51 ~ 18.51
171.43 Trent Jn 18/32 18/53
176.31 Clarborough Jn 18/40 19/02
180.38 Retford 18/52 19/08
187.76 Worksop 19.13 ~ 19.20 19.21 ~ 19.22
188.76 Shireoaks East Jn 19/23 19/25
194.01 Elmton & Cresswell 19/35 19/34
198.19 Shirebrook West 19.45 ~ 19.47 19.42 ~ 19.43
202.59 Mansfield Town 19/55 19/54
205.07 Sutton Jn 19/59 19/59
206.45 Kirkby-in-Ashfield East 20/01 20/05
211.40 Hucknall Byron 20/07 20/13
217.51 Radford 20/18 20/25
219.06 Mansfield Jn 20/20 20/28
219.66 Nottingham Midland 20.22a 20.30


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