3rd November 1984

F & W Railtours
The Lynn Liner
(Class 46 Farewell Railtour)

Locos Used 37134 & 46026
Stock Used mark 1 rake

Route : 1Z45 throughout

Loco Route
46026 Plymouth - Totnes - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids - Cogload Jn - Bridgwater - Uphill Jn - Worle Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Filton Jn - Bristol Parkway - Westerleigh Jn - Charfield - Standish Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Barnt Green - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Leicester - Syston South Jn - Melton Mowbray - Stamford - Peterborough - Whittlesea - March - Ely West Jn - Ely North Jn - Downham Market - Kings Lynn
37134 Kings Lynn - Downham Market - Ely North Jn - Ely - Coldham Lane Jn - Cambridge
46026 Cambridge - Royston - Hitchen - Stevenage - Hartford North - Alexandra Palace - Finsbury Park - Canonbury Jn - Dalston Western Jn - Stratford - Tottenham South Jn - Temple Mills East Jn - Copper Mill Jn - Tottenham South Jn - South Tottenham East Jn - Gospel Oak - Willesden Junction HL - Acton Wells Jn - South Acton - Kew East Jn - Old Kew Jn - Hounslow - Feltham Jn - Staines - Virginia Water - Addlestone Jn - Woking - Guildford
46026 Guildford - Ash - Wokingham - Reading - Southcote Jn - Newbury - Bedwyn - Westbury - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) Rob Wosley comments: Very good run behind the 46 all day, tour was booked for 'unspecified traction' Plymouth - Bristol, but she worked a down relief on the Friday as a positioning move and therefore was a nice surprise at Plymouth the next morning! She worked back to Gateshead on the Sunday on the up Newcastle. With 697 miles available on the tour alone, anyone who hadn't cleared the loco for 1000 miles over the weekend was not trying hard enough!

Source : Rob Wosley (on the train throughout)

Photo Review


46026 at Kings Lynn from where it ran 'light engine' to Cambridge for fuel.
(photo: Rob Wosley)


46026 departing Cambridge on the homeward leg (photo: Stewart Levett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Carl Cox)

M.C Location Booked (out)   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Plymouth 04.00d   22.22a 22.21 323.66
6.65 Hemerdon 04/10   22/15 ? 317.01
16.15 Brent 04/20   22/05 ? 307.51
23.12 Totnes 04.28a ~ 04.29d   21.52a ~ 21.53d ? 300.54
31.69 Newton Abbot 04.43a ~ 04.45d   21.36a ~ 21.38d ? 291.77
41.41 Dawlish Warren 04/56   21/25 ? 282.25
52.03 Exeter St Davids 05.08a ~ 05.10d   21.08a ~ 21.11d 21.07 ~ 21.11 271.63
71.75 Whiteball SB 05/28   20/49 ? 251.71
82.63 Taunton 08.38a ~ 05.39d   20.36a ~ 20.38d 20.33 ~ 20.36 241.03

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
94.28 Bridgwater 05/48 ?
107.71 Uphill Jn 06/00 ?
110.64 Worle Jn 06/02 ?
127.39 Bristol Temple Meads 06.18a ~ 06.33d ?
132.09 Filton Jn 06/41 ?
133.28 Bristol Parkway 06.43a ~ 06.45d ?
137.78 Westerleigh Jn 06/51 ?
146.11 Charfield 06/58 ?
159.36 Standish Jn 07/07 ?
165.46 Gloucester Yard Jn 07/12 ?
171.76 Cheltenham Spa 07.18a ~ 07.20d ?
179.07 Ashchurch 07/27 ?
189.74 Abbotswood Jn 07/34 ?
201.11 Stoke Works Jn 07/48 07/52
203.24 Bromsgrove 07.52a ~ 07.55d 07.56 ~ 07.57
208.77 Blackwell 08/04 ?
206.67 Barnt Green 08/05 08/06
211.57 Kings Norton Jn 08/12 08/12
216.03 Church Road Jn 08/22 ?
217.40 Birmingham New Street 08.27a ~ 08.29 08.27 ~ 08.29
218.14 Proof House Jn 08/31 ?
219.05 Landor Street Jn 08/33 ?
225.22 Water Orton East Jn 08/40 08/40
227.76 Whitacre Jn 08/44 08/44
237.55 Abbey Jn 08/58 09/00
238.40 Nuneaton 09/00 09/02
239.39 Midland Jn 09/02 ?
254.12 Wigston North Jn 09/23 09/22
257.23 Leicester 09c28 ~ 09c30 09.27 ~ 09.28
262.14 Syston South Jn 09/37 09/37
272.20 Melton Mowbray 09/50 09/48
297.24 Manton Jn 10/04 ?
301.35 Luffenham Jn 10/10 ?
307.35 Stamford 10/17 ?
314.15 Helpston 10/25 ?
319.43 Peterborough 10.32a ~ 10.34d 10.31 ~ 10.3?
325.56 Whittlesea 10/42 10/42
334.35 March 10p52a ~ 11p04d 10.51 ~ ??.??
347.72 Ely West Jn 11/19 ?
348.70 Ely North Jn 11/22 ?
353.07 Littleport 11/27 11/40
363.09 Downham Market 11/38 ?
367.79 Magdalen Road 11/42 ?
374.00
0.00
Kings Lynn 11L49a ~ 13L20d 12.03 ~ 13.34
6.01 Magdalen Road 13/28 13/45
10.71 Downham Market 13/33 13/52
20.73 Littleport 13/44 ?
25.10 Ely North Jn 13/48 ?
26.45 Ely 13/51 ?
40.51 Coldham Lane Jn 14/08 ?
41.23
0.00
Cambridge 14L10a ~ 14L30d ??.?? ~ 14.51
2.48 Shepreth Branch Jn 14/35 14/56
13.02 Royston 14/49 15/09
26.00 Hitchin 15/04 15/23
31.29 Langley Jn 15/11 15/30
39.62 Hertford North 15/20 ?
54.23 Wood Green Jn 15/42 ?
56.69 Finsbury Park 15c47 ~ 15c49 15.54
58.11 Canonbury Jn 15/52 ?
59.06 Dalston Western Jn 15*55 ~ 16*02 16/02
63.08 Stratford 16c11 ~ 16c13 16.13
66.65 Tottenham South Jn 16/24 ?
67.31 South Tottenham 16/28 16/22
70.29 Upper Holloway 16/34 16/32
70.58 Junction Road Jn 16/35 ?
71.36 Gospel Oak 16/38 ?
75.38 Kensal Green Jn 16/48 16/48
75.60 Willesden Junction HL 16c50 ~ 16c52 16.51
76.45 Acton Wells Jn 16/54 ?
78.28 South Acton 16/58 ?
79.12 Kew East Jn 17/01 ?
79.54 Old Kew Jn 17/04 ?
83.62 Hounslow Jn 17/10 17/09
84.11 Feltham Jn 17/12 17/12
88.58 Staines 17/19 ?
92.71 Virginia Water 17/26 17/28
97.62 Addlestone Jn 17/34 17/35
98.53 Byfleet Jn 17/36 ?
102.57 Woking 17c49 ~ 17c50 17.46
108.57 Guildford 17.58 ~ 18.10 ?
114.64 Ash 18/20 ?
116.64 North Camp 18/22 ?
127.54 Wokingham 18/33 ?
131.47 Earley 18/38 ?
134.34 Reading 18.55a ~ 18.57d 18.55 ~ 18.58
139.18 Southcote Jn 19/03 ?
151.42 Newbury 19/16 19/18
186.32 Lavington 19/43 ?
192.74 Heywood Road Jn 19/51 ?
193.73 Westbury 19.53a ~ 19.55d 19.48 ~ 19.55
195.25 Fairwood Jn 19/57 ?
213.40 Castle Cary 20/13 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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