13th May 2021

Branch Line Society / 125 Group / East Midlands Railway
The East Midlands 125 Farewell

HST Used 43274+44075+42146+42237+42326+40701+41095+43102 'The Journey Shrinker 148.5 MPH The World's Fastest Diesel Train' 

Route : 1M17 throughout

HST Route
43274 + 43102 London St Pancras - (via MML) - Kettering - Corby - Manton Jn - Oakham - Melton Mowbray - Syston East Jn - Syston South Jn - Leicester
43102 + 43274 Leicester - (reverse of outward route) - London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) Branch Line Society and 125 Group in conjunction with East Midlands Railway raising funds for Railway Children and the Railway Benefit Fund charities.

Source : Clive Simmons (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London St Pancras 10.21d [P1] 10.21   14.19a [P2] 14.18
Dock Jn South 10/22 [DF] 10/22   14/17 [UF] 14/16
Dock Jn North 10/23 10/23   14/16 14/15
Kentish Town 10/24 10/24   14/15 [P4] 14/14
Carlton Road Jn 10/24 10/24   14/14 14/13
West Hampstead Thameslink 10/26 [P4] 10/26   14/12 [P3] 14/12
Hendon 10/29 [P4] [DF] 10/28   14/09 [P3] [UF] 14/09
Radlett Jn 10/33 10/33   14/05 14/03
St Albans City 10/36 [P4] 10/36   14/01 [P3] 14/00
Harpenden Jn 10/39 10/38   13/57 13/56
Luton 10/42 [P5] 10/42   13/54 [P4] 13/53
Leagrave Jn 10/44 [DF] 10/44   13/52 [UF] 13/51
Flitwick 10/47 [P4] 10/48   13/48 [P3] 13/47
Bedford South Jn 10/52 10/51   13/43 13/44
Bedford 10/53 [P4] [DF] 10/52   13/42 [UF] 13/43
Bedford North Jn 10/54 10/53   13/42 [UF] 13/42
Sharnbrook Jn 10/57 10/55   13/39 13/39
Wellingborough 11/02 [P1] 11/00   13/33 [P2] 13/32
Harrowden Jn 11/03 11/01   13/32 13/29
Kettering South Jn 11/05 [DS] 11/05   13/30 [UF] 13/25
Kettering 11*08 ~ 11*10 [P2] 11/07   13*24 ~ 13*28 [P1] 13/22
Kettering North Jn 11/13 11/09   13/21 [US] 13/20
Corby 11/18 [P1] 11/14   13/16 [P1] 13/16
Manton Jn 11/34 11/29   12/59 12/57
Oakham 11/38 11/33   12/53 12/52
Langham Jn 11/40 11/34   12/52 12/51
Ashwell LC 11/41 ?   12/51 ?
Whissendine LC 11/43 11/39   12/49 12/47
Melton Mowbray 11/48 11/45   12/42 12/39
Frisby-on-the-Wreake 11/51 11/48   12/36 12/36
Syston East Jn 11/58 11/56   12/28 12/29
Syston South Jn 11/58 [UDS] 11/55   12/27 12/28
Leicester 12.05a [P4] 12.04 [P4]   12.19d [P4] [UDS] 12.20 [P4]


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