30th August 1988
Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Aardvark & Clown
|47659||London St Pancras - St Albans - Leicester - Trent South Jn - Erewash Valley line - Trowell Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Shirebrook Jn - Elmton & Cresswell Jn - Shireoaks - Firbeck Jn - St Catherine's Jn - Kirk Sandall Jn - Stainforth & Hatfield (1)|
|47659||Stainforth & Hatfield - Applehurst Jn - Joan Croft Jn -
Temple Hirst Jn (2) - Hambleton
South Jn - Hambleton West Jn (2) - Gascoigne Wood Jn - Sherburn South Jn - York
|47659||York - Sherburn South Jn - Castelford - Turners Lane Jn - Calder Bridge Jn - Crofton West Jn - Pontefract Monkhill - Knottingley West Jn - Shaftholme Jn - Doncaster - Hexthorpe Jn - Aldwarke North Jn - GC tracks - Rotherham Central - Shepcote Lane Jn - Treeton Jn - Beighton Jn - Foxlow jn - Elmton & Cresswell Jn - Shirebrook Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Trowell Jn - Lenton North Jn - Lenton South Jn - Trent South Jn - Leicester - St Albans - London St Pancras|
(1) Reversal was in the yard to the east of the station.
(2) Booked route was via Selby Canal Jn & Hambleton East Jn.
(3) Aldwarke Jn was referred to as Aardvark Jn throughout the tour literature - on the timings, on the route map, in the route description.
(4) Tour page originally uploaded showing loco used was 47569, later corrected based on photo evidence.
47659 passing Whitwell (photo: Ivan Stewart)
Sources : Mike Richmond (joined/left the train at Leicester), Robin Addison
& Ivan Stewart
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