4th February 1984

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Norseman Relief

Loco Used 47583
Stock Used load 8
DMU Used 53171+59085+53265+51246+53162+51219+53188

Route : 1G10 throughout

Traction Route
47583 London Kings Cross - Stevenage - Peterborough - Doncaster - York - Northallerton - Darlington
DMU Darlington - Northallerton
DMU Northallerton - Castle Hills Jn
DMU Castle Hills Jn - Bedale - Remire
DMU Redmire - Bedale - Castle Hills Jn - Darlington - Shildon - Bishop Auckland - Eastgate
DMU Eastgate - Bishop Auckland - Shildon - Darlington
47583 Darlington - (as outward route) - Stevenage - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) As the original tour, on 18/2/84, was fully booked several weeks before it ran, this relief train was run. Arrival back at Kings Cross was 70 minutes late due to a fatality involving a cyclist at a level crossing between Shildon and Darlington.

Sources : Jeremy Sleightholm (on the train throughout) & Mike Tetlow

Timings (Booked Only)
(from LASERman)

n.b. these booked times are from the identical format tour which ran on February 18th, but have been repeated here as it is believed the times were the same on both dates.

Location

Booked (out)

Booked (rtn)

Kings Cross

07.29d [SL]

22.15a

Finsbury Park

07/35

22/11

Alexandra Palace

07/39 [FL]

22/09

Potters Bar

07/47

22/02

Welwyn Garden City

07/53

-

Woolmer Green

-

21/55

Stevenage

07.59a ~ 08.01d

21.48a ~ 21.50d

Hitchin

08/06

21/44

Sandy

08/15

21/34

Huntingdon

08/25

21/24

St Neots

 

?

Peterborough

08.44a ~ 08.46d [SL]

21.07a ~ 21.09d [FL]

Tallington

08/57

20/59

Stoke

09/12 [FL]

20/47 [SL]

Grantham

09/17

20/39

Barkston South Jn

09/20

20/36

Newark Northgate

09/27

20/28

Retford

09/40

20/15

Doncaster

09.57a ~ 09.59d

19.58a ~ 20.00d

Shaftholme Jn

10/06

19/52

Temple Hirst Jn

10/12

19/46

Hambleton North Jn

10/16

19/39

Colton Jn

10/25

19/33

York

10.31a ~ 10.34d

19.24a ~ 19.26d

Thirsk

10/59

19/02

Northallerton

11/08

18/57

Darlington

11.22a

18.45d

 

Location

Booked

Darlington

11.45d

Northallerton

12.00a ~ 12.04d

Northallerton Crossover

??.?? ~ ??.??

Castle Hills Jn

12.07a ~ 12.11d

Leeming Bar

12/30 t

Bedale

12.38a ~ 12.48d  PS 

Redmire

13.26a ~ 13.36d

Bedale

14/14 t

Leeming Bar

14/21 t

Castle Hills Jn

14/40

Darlington

14.57a ~ 15.30d

Heighington

15/41

Shildon

15/46

Bishop Auckland

15/54 t

Eastgate

16.44a ~ 16.54d

Bishop Auckland

17/44 t

Shildon

17/50

Heighington

17/58

Darlington

18.09a

Timings continue in first table.

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