4th May 2019

UK Railtours
The Amber Valley Venturer

Locos Used 47401 'North Eastern', 66719 'Metro-Land' & 66753 'EMD Roberts Road'
Stock Used 21272+3098+3110+80042+3120+3119+3121+1813+4946+4949+4927

Route :
1Z69 : London Victoria to Swanwick Junction
1Z70 : Swanwick Junction to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
66753 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden Junction HL - Kensal Green Jn - Gospel Oak - Junction Road Jn - Upper Holloway - Harringay Park Jn - Harringay - Alexandra Palace - (via ECML) - Peterborough - Helpston Jn - Stamford - Manton Jn - Oakham - Melton Mowbray - Syston East Jn - Syston North Jn - Loughborough - Trent South Jn - Meadow Lane Jn - Toton Centre - Trowell Jn - Langley Mill - Codnor Park Jn - Ironville Jn
47401 + 66753 (1) Ironville Jn - Swanwick Junction
47401 + 66719 (2) Swanwick Junction - Ironville Jn
66719 (2) Ironville Jn - Codnor Park Jn - Langley Mill - Trowell Jn - Radford Jn - Mansfield Jn - Nottingham - Netherfield Jn - Lowdham - Fiskerton - Newark Castle - Swinderby - Boultham Jn - West Holmes Jn - Lincoln Central - Metheringham - Sleaford North Jn - Sleaford South Jn - Spalding - Werrington Jn - Peterborough - (via ECML) - Copenhagen Jn - York Way North Jn - Camden Road Central Jn - Camden Road Jn - Gospel Oak - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 66719 on rear.
(2) 66753 on rear.
(3) Off tour option: visit to the Midland Railway Centre.
(4) The return leg was delayed at Stevenage, due to a reported hot axle box on 66719.

Sources : David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett (both on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


66753 at London Victoria with the start of the tour (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66719 on the rear of the tour at London Victoria (photo: Nick Bartlett)


47401+66753 on arrival at Swanwick Junction (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Peckett 1163 passing Hunslet 3883 at Swanwick Junction (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Simplex locos 8667 + 60S364 at Newlands Inn (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Victoria 07.48d [P7] [DBS] 07.51 [P2] [DCF]   22.27a [P7] ? 362.56
? Battersea Pier Jn 07/51 [RVL] DIV   - - -
0.73 Grosvenor Bridge Jn DIV 07/54   22/24 [US] 22.20 ~ 22.21 [UCS] 361.63
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 07/53 [RVL] 07/56 [RVL]   22/18 [RVL] 22/18 [RVL] 361.20
1.66 Longhedge Jn 07/56 07/57   22/15 22/17 360.70
2.51 Latchmere Jn 07/59 08/01   22/12 22/15 360.05
5.34 Kensington Olympia 08.05a ~ 08.08d [P2] 08.07 ~ 08.09 [P2]   22.03a ~ 22.06d [P3] 22.08 ~ 22.09 [P3] 357.22
7.22 North Pole Jn 08/12 08/14   21/59 22/03 355.34
7.59 Mitre Bridge Jn 08/13 08/15   21/57 22/01 354.77
8.31 Willesden Junction HL 08/18 [P4] 08/18 [P4]   21/54 [P5] 21/59 [P5] 354.25
8.53 Kensal Green Jn 08/20 08/19   21/52 21/54 354.03
10.75 West Hampstead 08/27 [P2] 08/26 [P2]   21/44 [P1] 21/44 [P1] 351.61
12.58 Gospel Oak 08/38 08/33   21/38 [P1] 21/37 [P1] 349.78
13.33 Junction Road Jn 08/41 08/35   - - -
13.71 Upper Holloway 08/44 [P2] 08/36   - - -
15.06 Harringay Park Jn 08/47 08/41   - - -
- Camden Road Jn - -   21/32 21/33 348.59
- Camden Road Central Jn - -   21*26 ~ 21*30 21.26 ~ 21.31 348.42
- York Way North Jn - -   21/23 21/25 348.08
- Copenhagen Jn - -   21/22 21/24 ?
- Holloway South Jn - -   21/19 [US] 21/22 [US] 347.29
- Finsbury Park - -   21.07a ~ 21.15d [P1] [US2] 21.15 ~ 21.19 [P1] [SL2] 346.31
15.28 Harringay 08/49 [DS2] 08.43 ~ 08.48 [DS2]   ? ? ?
16.77 Alexandra Palace 08.54 ~ 08.56 [P3] [DS] 08.53 ~ 08.56 [P3] [DS]   20/59 [P2] [US2] 21/10 [P2] [US2] 343.74
24.56 Potters Bar 09.08a ~ 09.11d [P4] [DS] 09.07 ~ 09.11 [P4] [DS]   20.48a ~ 20.51d [P1] [US] 20.59 ~ 21.01 [P1] [US] 336.15
32.24 Welwyn Garden City 09/21 [P3] [DS] 09/20 [P3] [DS]   20/41 [P2] [US] 20/51 [P2] [US] 328.47
33.19 Digswell Jn 09/24 09.22 ~ 09.24   20/38 [US] 20/50 [US] 327.52
35.72 Woolmer Green Jn 09/27 [DF] 09/28 [DF]   20/36 20/47 324.79
39.44 Stevenage 09.33a ~ 09.36d [P3] [DF] 09.34 ~ 09.37 [P3] [DF]   20.29a ~ 20.32d [P1] [US] 20.24 ~ 20.42 [P1] [US] 321.27
43.73 Hitchin 09/41 [DF] 09/42 [DF]   20/23 [P1] [US] 20/19 [P1] [US] 316.78
53.12 Biggleswade 09/50 [P4] [DS] 09/51 [P4] [DS]   20/15 [P1] [US] 20/12 [P1] [US] 307.59
56.09 Sandy 09/53 [P2] [DS] 09/54 [P2] [DS]   20/12 [P1] [US] 20/09 [P1] [US] 304.62
70.69 Huntingdon 10/05 [P3] [DS] 10/07 [P3] [DS]   19/59 [P2] [US] 19/56 [P2] [US] 290.02
? Conington South Jn ? 10/14 [DS]   19/50 [UF] 19/48 [UF] ?
81.25 Holme Jn 10*16 ~ 10*21 10.16 ~ 10.18   ? 19/47 [UF] 279.46
87.01 Fletton Jn 10/28 [DS] 10/26 [DS]   ? 19/41 [UF] ?
88.28 Peterborough 10.31a ~ 10.35d [P4] [DS] 10.29 ~ 10.35 [P4] [DS]   19c34a ~ 19c39d [P1] [UF] 19.35 ~ 19.39 [P1] [UF] 272.43

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
93.70 Helpston Jn 10/44 10/43
97.65 Uffington SB 10/49 10/47
? Stamford ? 10/50
104.01 Ketton SB 10/55 10/53
106.50 Luffenham 10/58 10/55
110.61 Manton Jn 11/02 10/59
114.19 Oakham 11/05 [P2] 11/03
? Langham Jn 11/06 11/04
117.25 Ashwell LC 11/08 11/05
? Whissendine LC 11/10 11/07
125.60 Melton Mowbray 11/16 [P2] 11.13 ~ 11.16 [P2]
129.47 Frisby-on-the-Wreake 11/19 11/24
135.42 Syston East Jn 11/27 11/30
135.59 Syston North Jn 11/29 [DS] 11/33 [DS]
138.34 Sileby Jn 11/33 [DS] 11/37 [DS]
143.00 Loughborough 11/38 [P3] [DS] 11/42 [P3] [DS]
150.50 Trent South Jn 11/50 [HL] 11.52 ~ 11.54 [HL]
152.09 Meadow Lane Jn 11/53 [HL] 11/58 [HL]
152.70 Toton Jn 11/55 11/59 [DES]
153.28 Toton Centre 11c58 ~ 12c00 [SL] 12/02 [DEF]
156.53 Trowell Jn 12/07 [ML] 12/05
161.33 Langley Mill 12/12 [ML] 12/10
164.40 Codnor Park Jn 12c15 ~ 12c18 12/18
? Ironville Jn ? 12L19 ~ 12L58
166.51 Swanwick Junction 12.48a ~ 16.25d 13.13a ~ 16.28
? Ironville Jn ? 16L35 ~ 16L43
168.62 Codnor Park Jn 16.52 ~ 16.55 [UDS] 16.49 ~ 17.14 [UEF]
171.69 Langley Mill 17/01 [UDS] 17.20 ~ 17.21 [UEF]
? Ilkeston Jn 17/19 17/25
176.49 Trowell Jn 17/20 17/26
181.50 Radford Jn 17/27 17/34
183.03 Mansfield Jn 17/31 [A] 17/36 [A]
183.66 Nottingham 17c34 ~ 17c37 [P1] 17.43 ~ 17.45 [P1]
186.37 Netherfield Jn 17/44 17/50
191.29 Lowdham 17/49 17/55
196.48 Fiskerton 17/55 18/00
198.22 Staythorpe LC 17/57 18/03
201.00 Newark Castle 18/02 18/08
? Newark Flat Crossing 18/04 18.10 ~ 18.12
201.76 Newark Crossing East Jn 18/05 18/13
? Swinderby ? 18/25
216.42 Boultham Jn 18/26 18/35
216.72 West Holmes Jn 18/27 18/36
217.60 Lincoln Central 18/29 [UM] 18/38 [UM]
217.72 Pelham Street Jn 18/30 18/39
227.18 Metheringham 18/42 18/49
236.53 Sleaford North Jn 18/53 [UA] 18/57 [UA]
238.08 Sleaford South Jn 18/55 18/59
255.75 Spalding 19/12 [P1] 19/16 [P1]
269.38 Werrington Jn 19/28 [US] 19/28 [US]


Associated Workings at the Midland Railway Centre

Locos in use : Peckett 1163 'Whitehead' and Hunslet 3883 'Lord Phil'.

Location Booked Booked Booked Booked Booked
Butterley - - 14.10d 14.50d 15.35d
Swanwick Junction - 13.35d 14.14a ~ 14.20d 14.54a ~ 15.00d 15.39a ~ 15.45d
Riddings - 13.45a ~ 13.55d 14.30a ~ 14.40d 15.10a ~ 15.20d 15.55a ~ 16.05d
Swanwick Junction 13.35d 14.05a ~ 14.20d 14.50a ~ 15.00d 15.30a 16.15a
Butterley - - - - -
Hammersmith 13.41a ~ 13.51d 14.26a ~ 14.36d 15.06a ~ 15.20d - -
Butterley 13.53a 14.38a 15.22a - -

Golden Valley Light Railway : Butterley Park to Newlands Inn : Simplex locos 8667 'Tubby' & 60S364 in use.


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z69 : (66719 with 66753 on rear) : Eastleigh Arlington to London Victoria
5Z70 : (66753 with 66719 on rear) : London Victoria to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh Arlington 04.45d 00.54a
Eastleigh 04/50 00/49
Shawford 04/54 00/43
Winchester 04/58 00/40
Worting Jn 05/13 00/26
Basingstoke 05/16 00/17
Farnborough Main 05/30 00/01
Woking Jn 05/38 23/50
Woking 05/39 23/49
Byfleet & New Haw 05/45 23/44
Addlestone Jn 05/47 23/42
Virginia Water 05/58 23/35
Staines ? 23/27
Feltham 06/20 23/20
Feltham Jn 06/22 23/18
Twickenham 06/26 23/13
Richmond 06/31 23/09
Barnes 06/37 23/06
Clapham Junction 06c46 ~ 06c50 22c59 ~ 23c01
Longhedge Jn 06/54 22/55
Stewarts Lane Jn 07/06 22/52
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 07/09 -
Battersea Pier Jn - 22/49
London Victoria 07.12a [P7] 22.46d [P7]


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