4th June 1989

???
(Midland Counties Railway steam shuttle services)

Locos Used steam: 45596 'Bahamas' & 80080
Stock Used vb 90mph (number of vehicles per run as per route tabulation)
Final formation: BCK(crew)+BFK(MkII)+7xTSO+BFK(MkII)+TSO+BG

Route :

Headcode Loco No. coaches Route
1T10 45596 10 09.00 Nottingham - Beeston - Trent - Spondon - Derby
1T10 80080 11 10.00 Derby - Spondon - Trent - Beeston - Nottingham
1T11 80080 11 11.15 Nottingham - Beeston - Trent - Spondon - Derby
1T11 45596 11 12.30 Derby - Spondon - Trent - Beeston - Nottingham
1T12 45596 11 14.10 Nottingham - Beeston - Trent - Spondon - Derby
1T12 80080 12 15.25 Derby - Spondon - Trent - Beeston - Nottingham
1T13 45596 12 17.35 Derby - Spondon - Trent - Beeston - Nottingham
1T13 80080 12 16.43 Nottingham - Beeston - Trent - Spondon - Derby
1T14 45596 12 19.00 Nottingham - Beeston - Trent - Spondon - Derby
1T14 80080 12 20.15 Derby - Spondon - Trent - Beeston - Nottingham

Notes :
(1) Gordon Lacy comments: Bearing in mind the loads, these trains were expected to achieve timings that would have been regarded as 'too tight' in steam days. The fact that they came so close, showed exemplary skill on the part of the crews as well as all due credit to the engineers for the mechanical condition of the locos.

Sources : Rob Wells & Rob Wells

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Lacy)


45596 arriving at Derby's platform 1 with 1T10


80080 makes a smoky exit from Derby with the return 1T10


45596 (complete with "The Waverley" headboard
which it carried all day!) storms past 9X11, on the
Up Goods just East of Beeston, with 1T14.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Rob Wells & Gordon Lacy)

1T10

Loco 45596   80080
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Nottingham 09.00d 08.59 [P1]   10.30a 10.35 [P1]
Mansfield Jn 09/02 09/02   10/26 10/32
Beeston 09/06 09/05   10.23a ~ 10.24d 10.26 ~ 10.26
Attenborough 09/08 09/07   10/20 10/23
Trent 09/11 09/11   10/16 10/20
Sheet Stores Jn 09/12 09/13   10/15 10/18
Long Eaton 09/13 09/14   10.12a ~ 10.13d 10.14 ~ 10.15
Draycott 09/16 ?   10/10 ?
Borrowash 09/18 ?   10/08 ?
Spondon 09/20 09/21   10/06 10/06
Derby 09.26a 09.33 [P1]   10.00d 10.00 [P1]

1T11

Loco 80080   45596
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Nottingham 11.15d 11.14 [P1]   13.00a 12.58 [P1]
Mansfield Jn 11/18 11/18   12/56 12/55
Beeston 11.21a ~ 11.22d 11.23 ~ 11.24   12/51 12/52
Attenborough 11.26a ~ 11.27d 11.28 ~ 11.31   12/50 12/50
Trent 11/29 11/34   12/48 12/47
Sheet Stores Jn 11/31 11/36   12/44 12/46
Long Eaton 11.33a ~ 11.34d 11.38 ~ 11.39   12/43 12/43
Draycott 11/37 ?   12/41 ?
Borrowash 11/39 ?   12/38 ?
Spondon 11/41 11/49   12/36 12/36
Raynesway 11/42 ?   12/35 ?
Derby 11.47a 11.54 [P2]   12.30d 12.31 [P2]

1T12

Loco 45596   80080
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Nottingham 14.10d ? [P1]   15.55a ? [P1]
Beeston 14/16 ?   15.49a/d ?
Attenborough 14/18 ?   15/45 ?
Trent 14/21 ?   15/41 ?
Sheet Stores Jn 14/22 ?   15/40 ?
Long Eaton 14/23 ?   15.38a/d ?
Draycott 14/26 ?   15/35 ?
Borrowash 14/28 ?   15/33 ?
Spondon 14/30 ?   15/31 ?
Raynesway 14/31 ?   15/30 ?
Derby 14.36a ?   15.25d ?

1T13

Loco 80080   45596
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Nottingham 16.43d 16.42 [P1]   18.00a 18.03 [P1]
Mansfield Jn 16/45 16/45   17/56 18/00
Beeston 16.48a ~ 16.49d 16.50 ~ 16.51   17/53 17/57
Attenborough 16/54 16/54   17/51 17/55
Trent 16/58 16/58   17/49 17/52
Sheet Stores Jn 16/59 16/59   17/48 17/51
Long Eaton 17.00a ~ 17.01d 17.01 ~ 17.02   17/47 17/51
Draycott 17/04 ?   17/45 ?
Borrowash 17/06 ?   17/43 ?
Spondon 17/07 17/11   17/41 17/40
Raynesway 17/08 ?   17/40 ?
Derby 17.13a 17.17 [P2]   17.35d 17.34 [P2]

1T14

Loco 45596   80080
Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Nottingham 19.00d ? [P1]   20.46a ? [P1]
Beeston 19/06 ?   20.40a/d ?
Attenborough 19/08 ?   20.35a/d ?
Trent 19/11 ?   20/31 ?
Sheet Stores Jn 19/12 ?   20/30 ?
Long Eaton 19/13 ?   20.28a/d ?
Draycott 19/16 ?   20/25 ?
Borrowash 19/18 ?   20/23 ?
Spondon 19/20 ?   20/21 ?
Raynesway 19/21 ?   20/20 ?
Derby 19.26a ? [P3]   20.15d ? [P3]


Back to "The Railtour Files"