4th October 1964
Home Counties Railway
|Loco Used||70020 'Mercury'|
|70020||London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Grantham - Lincoln - Saxilby - Gainsborough - York|
|70020||York - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross|
(1) Was advertised for 'Coronation' (46257 'Sir William A. Stanner F.R.S.' named in advertising, if available) but the Britannia was substituted as the last Duchess had been withdrawn the previous month.
(3) Formed in 1955 and originally known as the 'Middlesex Loco Spotters Club', their name was changed in the late 1950's to the 'Home Counties Railway Club' then in January 1963 it changed again, to the 'Home Counties Railway Society'.
Sources : Terry Dorrity, David Whittaker, John Debens & Ron Walker
70020 is seen being serviced on York shed (photo: Arthur Haymes)
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from Ron Walker)
|Miles||Location||Booked (out)||Booked (rtn)||Miles|
|20¼||Welwyn Garden City||09/30||19/38||167½|
|76¼||Peterborough North||10w23 ~ 10w33||18w12 ~ 18w24||111¾|
|105¼||Grantham||11.12 ~ 11.18||17/40||82¾|
|130||Lincoln||12c08 ~ 12c09||-||-|
|166¾||Doncaster||13w00 ~ 13w05||16/40||32|
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