9th May 2019

Steam Dreams Rail Co
The Highlands & Islands Explorer (Day 1 of 9)

Locos Used 37685 'Loch Arkaig', 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 60103 'Flying Scotsman' & 61306 'Mayflower'
Stock Used (2) (35479+99953)+5171+9104+13440+99122+99125+99348+1666+5236+5249

Route :
1Z82 : London Victoria to York
1Z72 : York to Edinburgh Waverley

Loco(s) Route
47746 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) - York
60103 + 61306 (1) York - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley

Notes :
(1) 37685 on rear.
(2) 35479 + 99953 were only in the consist when 60103 + 61306 were on the train.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
London Victoria 08.45d [P7] [SL] 08.45
Battersea Pier Jn 08/48 DIV
Grosvenor Bridge Jn DIV 08/48
Stewarts Lane Jn 08/50 [RVL] 08/52
Longhedge Jn 08/53 08/54
Latchmere Jn 08/56 08/58
Kensington Olympia 09/04 [DM] 09/06
North Pole Jn 09/09 09/14
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/10 09/15
Willesden Junction HL 09/14 [P4] 09/18
Kensal Green Jn 09/15 09/19
West Hampstead 09/19 [P2] 09/23
Gospel Oak 09/24 09/27
Junction Road Jn 09/26 09/28
Upper Holloway 09.29 ~ 09.31 [P2] 09/29?
Harringay Park Jn 09/34 09/35
Harringay 09/36 [DS2] ? ~ 09.58
Alexandra Palace 09/44 [P3] [DS] 10/14
Potters Bar 09/58 [P4] [DS] 10/23
Welwyn Garden City 10/11 [P3] 10/30
Digswell Jn 10/12 10/31
Woolmer Green Jn 10/14 [DF] 10/32
Stevenage 10/18 [P3] [DF] 10/35
Hitchin 10/23 [P2] [DS] 10/38
Biggleswade 10/34 [P3] [DS] 10/44
Sandy 10/38 [P2] [DS] 10/46
Huntingdon 10/53 [P3] [DS] 11/00
Conington South Jn 11/01 11/06
Holme Jn 11/03 11/09
Fletton Jn 11/09 11/17
Peterborough 11.11 ~ 11.13 [P4] [DS] 11/20?
Helpston Jn 11/20 [DS] 11/27
Tallington Jn 11/25 [DS] 11/32
Stoke Jn 11/40 11/45
Grantham 11/45 [P2] 11/50
Claypool Loop 11/52 11/56
Newark North Gate 11/57 [P1] 12/00
Newark Flat Crossing 11/58 12/01
Retford 12/12 [P2] 12/15
Babworth Loop 12*17 ~ 12*32 [DS] ?
Loversall Carr Jn 12/45 12/41
Doncaster 12/48 [DF] 12/47
Shaftholme Jn 12/51 12/51
Temple Hirst Jn 12/58 12/57
Hambleton North Jn 13/02 13/01
Colton Jn 13/09 13/07
York 13L16a [P10] ~ 15L42d [P10] 13.15 [P10] ~ 15.43 [P10]
Skelton Jn 15/47 [DS] 15/47
Skelton Bridge Jn 15/49 [DS] 15/50
Tollerton Jn 16/00 [DS] 15/59
Thirsk 16/13 [DS] 16/11
Longlands Jn 16/23 16/21
Northallerton 16/25 16/28
Darlington 16/43 [DM] 16/43 [DM]
Ferryhill South Jn 16/56 16/55
Tursdale Jn 16/59 16/58
Durham 17/06 [P2] 17/06
Birtley Jn 17/16 17/16
King Edward Bridge South Jn 17/21 17/21
Newcastle 17.25a ~ 17.27d [P3] 17.24 ~ 17.29 [P3]
Heaton South Jn 17/32 17/34
Heaton North Jn 17w34 ~ 17w58 [DS] 17.36 ~ 18.10
Morpeth 18/15 [P2] 18/25
Alnmouth for Alnwick 18/34 [P2] 18/41
Belford LC 18/52 18/56
Berwick-upon-Tweed 19/09 [P2] 19/16
Berwick-upon-Tweed [Loop] 19w14 ~ 19w43 [DGL] ?
Reston 19/58 20/06
Grantshouse 20/10 20/11
Oxwellmains 20/22 20/21
Dunbar 20/24 20/23
Drem [Loop] 20*38 ~ 21*17 [DPL] ? ~ 21.19
Drem 21/19 21/22
Prestonpans 21/28 21/30
Monktonhall Jn 21/32 21/32
Portobello Jn 21/35 21/35
Craigentinny Jn 21/38 21/37
Abbeyhill Jn 21.39 ~ 21.40 ? ~ 21.41
Edinburgh Waverley 21.43a [P19] 21.45


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z82 : (47245? with 47746 on rear) : Southall Depot to London Victoria

Location Booked
Southall Depot 06.44d
London Victoria ?a

5Z83 : (47746?) : York to York Holgate Siding

Location Booked
York 13.26d [P10]
York Holgate Sidings 13.29a

5Z71 : (60103 + 61306 with 35479 + 99953) : York N.R.M. to York Holgate Siding

Location Booked Actual
York N.R.M. 12.29d  
York Siemens 12.39 12.44  
York 12/49 [P11] [P11]
York Holgate Sidings 12.52a  

5Z72 : (60103 + 61306) : York Holgate Siding to York

Location Booked
York Holgate Sidings 15.20d
York 15.23a [P10]

5Z73 : (37685 with 61306 + 60103 on rear) : Edinburgh Waverley to Niddrie West Jn
5Z73 : (60103 + 61306 with 37685 on rear) : Niddrie West Jn to Newcraighall
5Z73 : (37685 with 61306 + 60103 on rear) : Newcraighall to Portobello Jn
5Z73 : (60103 + 61306 with 37685 on rear) : Portobello Jn to Joppa Straight
(whole train turned)

Location Booked
Edinburgh Waverley 21.56d [P2]
Abbeyhill Jn 21/58
Craigentinny Jn 22/01
Portobello Jn 22/05
Niddrie West Jn 22.09 ~ 22.16
Newcraighall 22.19 ~ 22.23
Portobello Jn 22.27 ~ 22.30
Joppa Straight 22.35a


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