5th June 2021

GB Railfreight
(Private Charter)

Locos Used (4) 50007 'Hercules', 50049 'Defiance', 66737 'Lesia' & steam: 34027 'Taw Valley'
Stock Used 6313+99536+99539+99546+99530+99535+99534+99537+99541+99531+99543+99545

Route :
1Z60 : London Victoria to Bridgnorth
1Z63 : Bridgnorth to London Victoria

Loco(s) Route
66737 (1) London Victoria - Grosvenor Bridge Jn - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Willesden No.7 Jn
50049 (2) Willesden No.7 Jn - Acton Canal Wharf
66737 (1) Acton Canal Wharf - Neasden Jn - Dudding Hill  Jn - Brent Curve Jn - Hendon - St Albans City - Luton - Bedford - Kettering - Market Harborough - Kilby Bridge Jn - Wigston South Jn - Glen Parva Jn - Hinckley - Nuneaton - Whitacre Jn - Water Orton - Park Lane West Jn - Sutton Park - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Kidderminster S.V.R.
66737 Kidderminster S.V.R. - Bewdley - Arley - Highley - Hampton Loade - Bridgnorth
34027 (2) Bridgnorth - Hampton Loade - Highley - Arley - Bewdley - Kidderminster S.V.R.
50007 (2) Kidderminster S.V.R. - Kidderminster
66737 (3) Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill (5)
50007 (2) Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Lifford East Jn - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - (reverse of outward route) - Acton Canal Wharf
66737 (3) Acton Canal Wharf - Willesden No.7 Jn
50007 (2) Willesden No.7 Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) 50049 on rear.
(2) 66737 on rear.
(3) 50007 on rear.
(4) 50007 running numbered / named as 50014 'Warspite', on one side only.
(5) It is reported that the return working was diverted via Worcester Shrub Hill, Bromsgrove and Kings Norton, due to signalling problems at Galton Jn.


66737 arriving at Kidderminster on the outward leg (photo: Glen Flurry)

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Victoria 06.49d [P2] [DCF] 06.49 [P2]   22.53a [P2] 23.29
Grosvenor Bridge Jn 06/51 06/53   22/47 [UCS] 23/25
Stewarts Lane Jn 06/54 [RVL] 06/54   22/45 23/23
Longhedge Jn 06/55 06/56   22/43 23/21
Latchmere Jn 06/58 07/00   22/40 ?
West Brompton 07/02 [P4] 07/05   22/36 [P4] ?
Kensington Olympia 07.05a ~ 07.07d [P2] 07/07?   22.31a ~ 22.33d [P3] 23.08 ~ 23.09
Shepherds Bush 07/10 [P2] 07/09   22/28 [P1] 23/07
North Pole Jn 07/11 07/11   22/25 23/03
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/12 07/13   22/24 22/59
Willesden West London Jn 07/14 07/14   22/23 22/57
Willesden No.7 Jn 07.17 ~ 07.21 ? ~ 07.22   22.08 ~ 22.20 ?
Acton Canal Wharf 07.24 ~ 07.29 07.24 ~ 07.25   21.53 ~ 22.06 ? ~ 22.39
Neasden Jn 07/33 ?   21/47 ?
Dudding Hill Jn 07/35 07/40   21/45 22/30
Brent Curve Jn 07/38 [DH] 07/44   21/41 22/22
Hendon 07/42 [DHL] 07/46   21/35 [UHL] 22/18
Silkstream Jn 07/47 [DS] 07/53   21/30 [UHL] 22/16
Radlett Jn 07/53 08/05   21/22 22/06
St Albans City 08/00 [P2] [DS] 08/15   21/18 [P1] [US] 22/02
Harpenden Jn 08/04 08/21   21/14 21/57
Luton 08.15a ~ 08.20d [P3] [DS] 08/29?   21/08 [P1] [US] 21/50
Leagrave Jn 08/24 08/34   21/00 [US] 21/43
Harlington 08/29 08/39   20/56 [P1] [US] 21/38
Flitwick 08/33 [P2] [DS-DF] 08/43   20/53 [P1] [US] 21/34
Bedford South Jn 08/44 [DF] 08/53   20/44 [US] 21/20
Bedford 08/45 [P4] 08/58   20/43 [P1] 21/19
Bedford North Jn 08/45 [DF] 08/59   20/42 21/17
Sharnbrook Jn 08/51 09/05   20/27 [UF-US] 21/07
Wellingborough 08/59 [P1] [DF-DS] 09/13   20/18 [P2] 20/57
Harrowden Jn 09/02 09/16   20/17 20/54
Kettering South Jn 09/18 09/20   20/14 [UF] 20/49
Kettering 09.20a ~ 09.35d [P2] 09.21 ~ 09.35   20.03a ~ 20.12d [P1] 20.40 ~ 20.47
Kettering North Jn 09/38 [DS-DM] 09/40   20/00 [US] 20/36
Market Harborough 09/47 [P1] 09/51   19/51 [P2] 20/27
Kilby Bridge Jn 09/57 10/00   19/41 20/17
Wigston South Jn 10/00 10/04   19/24 20/12
Glen Parva Jn 10/02 10/06   19/22 20/10
Croft 10/07 10/12   19/10 20/05
Hinckley 10/13 10/18   19/05 20/00
Nuneaton 10*18 ~ 10*24 [P6] 10/23   18*57 ~ 18*59 [P7] 19.52 ~ 19.53
Abbey Jn 10/26 10/25   18/54 19/50
Whitacre Jn 10/39 10/38   18/43 19/37
Coleshill Parkway 10c42 ~ 10c45 [P1] 10.40 ~ 10.42   18c39 ~ 18c41 19.32 ~ 19.34
Water Orton 10/49 10/48   18/36 [P1] 19/29
Water Orton West Jn 10/50 10/49   18*23 ~ 18*34 19/28
Park Lane Jn 10/52 10/52   18/20 DIV
Sutton Park 10/58 ?   18/14 DIV
Ryecroft Jn 11/10 11/10   18/02 DIV
Walsall 11*13 ~ 11*23 [UW] 11.12 ~ 11.23   18/00 [P1] DIV
Pleck Jn 11/25 11/25   17/57 DIV
Bescot Stadium 11/28 [P1] 11/27 [P1]   17/55 [P2] DIV
Perry Barr North Jn 11/34 11/35   17/46 DIV
Perry Barr West Jn 11/35 11/36   17/45 DIV
Soho East Jn 11*40 ~ 11*53 11/41   17/37 DIV
Soho North Jn 11/55 11/54   17/36 DIV
Galton Jn 11/59 11/58   17/32 DIV
Smethwick Jn 12/00 11/59   17/31 DIV
Rowley Regis 12/03 12/03 [P2]   17/23 DIV
Stourbridge Junction 12/12 [P3] 12/12 [P3]   17/13 [P2] DIV
Blakedown 12/16 12/16   17/09 DIV
Landor Street Jn - -   DIV ?
St Andrews Jn - -   DIV ?
Bordesley Jn - -   DIV ?
Lifford East Jn - -   DIV ?
Kings Norton - -   DIV ?
Longbridge - -   DIV ?
Barnt Green - -   DIV ?
Bromsgrove - -   DIV ?
Stoke Works Jn - -   DIV ?
Droitwich Spa - -   DIV ?
Worcester Shrub Hill - -   DIV ?
Droitwich Spa - -   DIV ?
Kidderminster 12/18 [P2] ??c?? ~ 12c20 [P2]   17/06 [P1] 17.49 ~ ?
Kidderminster S.V.R. 12.22 ~ ? 12.24 ~ ?   ? ~ 17.01 ? ~ 17.46
Bewdley ? ?   ? ?
Arley ? ?   ? ?
Highley ? ?   ? ?
Hampton Loade ? ?   ? ?
Bridgnorth ?a ?   ?d ?


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