30th April 1988
Class 20 Locomotive
The Old Men of Bow
|Locos Used||20021, 20135, 20140, 20185 & 47204|
|20135 + 20185||Sheffield - Rotherham - Doncaster|
|20135 + 20185 (1)||Doncaster - (via ECML) - Peterborough|
|20021 + 20140||Peterborough - Stevenage -Hertford North - Finsbury Park - Canonbury Jn - Dalston Kingsland - Lea Jn - High Meads Jn - Temple Meads Yard|
|20021 + 20140||Temple Meads Yard - High Meads Jn - Channelsea North Jn -Channelsea South Jn - Stratford Centre Jn -Stratford (2)|
|20021 + 20140||Stratford - Forest Gate Jn - Woodgrange Park - Barking|
|47204 (3)||Barking - Fenchurch Street|
|20021 + 20140||Fenchurch Street - Gas Factory Jn - Bow Jn - Ipswich - Bury St. Edmunds - Ely - Peterborough - Werrington Jn - Sleaford avoiding line - Lincoln Central - Gainsborough Lea Road - Retford - Worksop - Sheffield|
(1) Locos replaced at Peterborough due to 20185 suffering at traction motor fire.
(2) At Stratford everyone was to have alighted from the tour and make there way to Tower Hill for Fenchurch Street by way of Docklands Railway. Having over 400? enthusiasts storm the Docklands at the same time caught them off guard and with Docklands having trouble, the guard and platform staff let the remaining enthusiasts who did not join the rush, stay on the tour to get to Fenchurch Street.
(3) Mark Blundell comments : At Barking everyone had to leave the train as the coaches had to go into Ripple Lane Yard for an assisting engine to take the stock into Fenchurch Street. We were assured that they would stop and pick us up to take us to Fenchurch Street. Sure enough in pulled the train with 47 204. [Not sure, but I think the 20's came light engine.]
20140 & 20021 at Hertford North (photo : Mark Sawyer)
Sources : Richard Hughes
(On the train throughout)
& Mark Blundell (joined at Peterborough, left at Fenchurch Street)
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