21st October 1989

Stour Valley Railway Preservation Society
The Yorkshire Terrier

Locos Used 47830, 86232 & 86238

Route : 1G08 throughout

Loco Route
86238 Ipswich - Colchester - Stratford - North London Line - Finsbury Park - Peterborough
47830 Peterborough - (via ECML) - York
47830 York - (via ECML) - Peterborough (2) - March - Cambridge - Liverpool Street
86232 Liverpool Street - Colchester - Ipswich

Notes :
(1) Regarding the outward journey Steve Pizzey comments: The train was diverted onto the slows at Stevenage which was a blessing as a freightliner had just brought the wires down near St Neots. This only slightly delayed us, as we sailed past everything stuck on the down fast, but we were back on time by the loco change at Peterborough. Of note was that there was no provision made to get the 86 back to GE metals and, as far as I know, it sat in platform 1 at Peterborough ‘till the following Monday! (I stand to be corrected).
(2) Train was diverted on return leg due to engineering works on the ECML.

Sources : Robert Gooding (on the train throughout) & Steve Pizzey (joined/left the train at Colchester)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Steve Pizzey)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Ipswich 06.52d 23.10a
York 11.28a 17.30d

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