26th November 1950

British Rail
Ivatt Atlantic Special

Locos Used 60123 'H.A. Ivatt' & 62822
Stock Used 9 coaches (booked to be formed: TBTO, TTO, RK, 3x TTO, RK, TTO & TBTO)

Route : Reporting number 315 throughout

Loco Route
62822 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Doncaster
60123 Doncaster - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) David Whittaker comments: Organised to mark the withdrawal for scrapping of the last Ivatt Atlantic in service. Outward schedule was 195 minutes, return schedule was 158 minutes. On arrival at Doncaster - on time - a worksplate from 62822 was presented to H G Ivatt, son of the designer of 62822, and also the CME of the London Midland Region. Later 62822 was driven into the work's yard. As a participant remarked, 'She certainly died in harness'! A guided tour of Doncaster works was available to tour participants, in groups of about 20. Finally the A1 Pacific 60123 'H.A.Ivatt' was the natural choice for the return journey to London. The return journey, despite some good running, was rather spoiled by delays and the need to detach a kitchen car (no. 5123), which had developed a hot box, at Hitchin. 50mins were lost inspecting the vehicle at Biggleswade and a further 20mins removing it at Hitchin. Foggy weather, the loco & signals were blamed for the remainder of the delays.
(2) Although the reporting number was given as 315, the STN was referred to as 'Circular X.698'.


From the John Debens ticket collection
(originally supplied by Andrew Fairholm)

Sources : John Clifford, Ian Clark (SLS) & John Debens

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens)

Miles Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual Miles
0 Kings Cross 11.00d [P7] 10.59   19.00a 20.53 156
? Potters Bar ? ?   18/45 20/28 143
17 Hatfield 11/28 11/29   18/39 20/19 138
? Knebworth ? ?   18/32 20/04 131
32 Hitchin 11/44 11/47   18/25 19.23 ~ 19.43 124
? Biggleswade ? ?   ? 18.24 ~ 18.52 ?
58 Huntingdon 12/10 12/22   18/00 18/07 97
76 Peterborough 12/30 12/43   17/43 17/50 79
105 Grantham 13/06 13/17   17/15 17/23 50
109 Barkston South Jn 13/11 13/22   17/10 17/18 47
120 Newark Northgate 13/23 13/31   16/59 17/04 36
138 Retford 13/45 13/53   16/42 16/44 17
156 Doncaster 14.15a [P8?] 14.15   16.22d [P4] 16.21 0


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

62822 light engine : Kings Cross Loco to Kings Cross
62822 light engine : Doncaster to Carr Loco
60123 light engine : Carr Loco to Doncaster
62822 light engine : Kings Cross to Kings Cross Loco
Stock : to Bounds Green

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Loco 10.15d ??.??a
Kings Cross to form 11.00d off 19.00a
Doncaster off 14.15a to form 16.22d
Carr Loco ??.??a 15.52d

????? light Engine : Bounds Green to Kings Cross
????? & stock : KIngs Cross to Bounds Green

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bounds Green 21.15d ??.??a
Kings Cross 22.06a ??.??d


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