14th September 2019

Branch Line Society
The Breckland Freighter

Locos Used 66041 & 66088
Stock Used 6310+3397+1200+5950+5929+5921+6051

Route :
1Z14 : Nottingham to Norwich
1Z15 : Norwich to Littleport
1Z16 : Littleport to Nottingham

Loco(s) Route
66088 (1) Nottingham - Beeston - Trent South Jn - East Midlands Parkway - Loughborough - Syston North Jn - Syston East Jn - Melton Mowbray [UGL] - Oakham [UGL] - Manton Jn - Stamford - New England [North Up Arrival - South Up Departure] - Peterborough - March [Up Goods No.1] - Ely West Jn - Ely North Jn - Brandon [DGL]
66041 (2) Brandon [DGL] - Brandon Down Sidings
66088 (1) Brandon Down Sidings - Brandon [DGL] - Brandon East
66041 (2) Brandon East - Brandon [DGL]
66088 (3) Brandon [DGL] - Brandon Down Sidings (5)
66041 Brandon Down Sidings - Thetford - Eccles Road
66041 (3) Eccles Road - Eccles Road [Exchange Sidings No.1]
66041 Eccles Road [Exchange Sidings No.1] - Johnston Logistics Grain Terminal
66041 (3) Johnston Logistics Grain Terminal - Eccles Road [Exchange Sidings No.2]
66041 Eccles Road [Exchange Sidings No.2] - Wymondham - Trowse Jn - Trowse [Down & Up Loop] - Norwich Thorpe Yard Sdg.9
66041 (3) Norwich Thorpe Yard Sdg.9 - Riverside Freight Depot Cemex Pad (6)
66041 Riverside Freight Depot Cemex Pad - Norwich Thorpe Yard Sdg.9
66041 Norwich Thorpe Yard Sdg.9 - Thorpe Jn - Trowse [Down & Up Loop] - Wymondham - Thetford - Brandon - Ely [Through Siding] - Chesterton Junction [Redland Siding] - Cambridge North Jn - Cambridge Reception Siding 2 (6)
66041 Cambridge Reception Siding 2 - Coldham Lane Jn - Ely [UGL] - Ely North Jn - (6) - Ely West Jn - March [Down Goods No.1] - Peterborough [March Independent Line] - New England [South Up Departure - North Down Departure] - Stamford - Manton Jn - Oakham - Melton Mowbray [DGL] - Syston East Jn - Syston North Jn - Loughborough - East Midlands Parkway - Trent South Jn - Beeston - Nottingham

Notes :
(1) 66041 on rear.
(2) 66088 on rear.
(3) Loco propelling.
(4) This tour was originally advertised as 'The Bow Bells' with the following route between Cambridge South Jn and Peterborough: Cambridge South Jn - Great Chesterford [UGL] - Bishops Stortford [P3-UPL] - Harlow Mill [Run-round Loop] - Harlow Town [P1] - Broxbourne [UGL] - Lea Bridge - Temple Mills [Reception Road] - Olympia Park Jn - Down Temple Mills - Stratford [P12] - Down Temple Mills - Bow Plasmor Terminal (rev) - Carpenters Road South Jn - Up Channelsea Loop - Lea Jn - Canonbury West Jn - Finsbury Park [DG-DS2] - Welwyn Garden City [P4-DS] - Stevenage [P4-DS] - Hitchin - Peterborough. However following inspection some track was deemed to be unsuitable for passenger use, so the tour was amended to that shown and renamed 'The Breckland Freighter'.
(5) 66088 failed at Brandon so was removed from train the tour then continued with 66041 alone.
(6) Due to only having one loco, some parts of the tour were altered -
Call at Norwich station removed, passengers wanting to alight at Norwich, (for trains home), were escorted from the train at the Riverside Cemex Pad.
To ease the required run-round, the tour reversed in Cambridge Reception Sidings rather than Cambridge South Jn.
Coldham Lane DGL omitted due to late running.
Tour ran direct from Ely to March rather than running up to Littleport.

Source : Alan Sheppard (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Nottingham 06.25d [P7] [A] 06.25d [P7] [P7-Line 'A']   22.02a [P7] 21.54a [P7]
350.18
0.63
Mansfield Jn 06/28 [UNS] 06/28 [Line 'A' - UNS]   21*45 ~ 21*59 [B] 21.27 ~ 21.48
349.35
?
Beeston South Jn 06/33 06/32   21/09 [DNS] 21/23 [DNS]
347.33

-

Down Trent Loop - -   21*15 ~ 21*33 [Loop] 21/17 [Loop]

?

6.58
Trent East Jn 06/38 06/37   21/12 21/17
?
6.71
Trent South Jn 06/40 [SL] 06.39 ~ 06.40 [UF]   21/11 21/14 [DS-DF]
?
8.15
Ratcliffe Jn 06/42 [SL] 06/44 [UF-US]   ? 21/11 [DS]
?
8.31
East Midlands Parkway 06.43a ~ 06.50d [P4] [SL] 06.45a ~ 06.49d [P4]   21.06a ~ 21.09d [P3] [SL] 21.08a ~ 21.10d [P3]
341.71
14.45
Loughborough North Jn 07/01 [FL] 07.00 ~ 07.01   ? 21/01
?
15.02
Loughborough 07.02a ~ 07.07d [P2] [FL] 07.04a ~ 07.07d [P2]   20.53a ~ 20.56d [P3] [SL] 20.56a ~ 21.00d [P3]
335.20
20.01
Sileby Jn 07/14 [SL] 07/13 [UF-US]   20/43 [SL] 20/49
?
22.26
Syston North Jn 07/28 07.18 ~ 07.28   20/39 [SL] 20.39 ~ 20.41
?
22.43
Syston East Jn 07/30 07/30   20/37 20/38
?
28.38
Frisby 07/38 07/38   20/16 20/29
?
32.25
Melton Mowbray 07.43a ~ 07.46d [P1] 07.45a ~ 07.46d [P1]   20.08a ~ 20.11d [P2] 20.22a ~ 20.24d [P2]
317.77
?
Melton Mowbray Loops 07*51 ~ 07*52 [UGL] 07/48 [UGL]   20*03 ~ 20*05 [DGL] 20/19 [DGL]
316.74
38.32
Whissendine L.C. 07/59 07/59   19/53 20/09
?
40.58
Ashwell L.C. 08/01 08/10   19/51 20/07
?
42.41
Langham Jn 08/04 [UGL] 08/16 [UGL]   09*46 ~ 19*48 [DGL] 20/06 [DM]
307.61
43.66
Oakham 08*09 ~ 08*10 [P1] 08.19 ~ 08.20   19/41 [P2] [GL] 20/04 [P2] [DM]
303.36
47.24
Manton Jn 08/15 08/25   19/37 19/56
?
51.35
Luffenham 08/19 08/28   19/33 19/52
?
54.04
Ketton S.B. 08/21 08/30   19/30 19/49
?
60.19
Uffington S.B. (Lincs) 08/27 08/37
 
19/24 19/43
?
64.15
Helpston Jn 08/32 08/42
 
19/19 19/38
?
67.65
New England North Jn 08/38 [North Up Arr] 08/49 [North Up Arr]   19/13 [SL] 19/34
282.37
?
P'Boro Eastfield Jn 08*43 ~ 09*02 [South Up Dep] 08/55 [South Up Dep]   19*06 ~ 19*08 [North Dn Dep] 19/30 [North Dn Dep]
?
69.26
Spittal Jn ? 08.57 ~ 09.04   ? 19/28 [South Up Dep]
280.76
69.42
Peterborough 09.05a ~ 09.08d [P5] 09.06a ~ 09.08d [P5]   19.00a ~ 19.03d [P4] [Sth Up Dep] 19.20a ~ 19.26d [P4]
280.60
70.19
Peterborough East Jn 09/10 09/11   18/58 [March Ind.] 19.15 ~ 19.18 [M.Ind]
?
75.52
Whittlesea 09/16 [P2] 09/17   18/50 [P1] 19/10
?
84.16
March West Jn 09/26 09/25
 
18/42 19/02
266.06
84.36
March 09/27 [P2] 09/26   18/41 [P1] 19/01
265.66
84.77
March R.S. 09*30 ~ 09*39 [UGL1] 09.29 ~ 09.45 [UGL1]   18*25 ~ 18*37 [DGL2] 18/59 [DGL1]
265.20
97.73
Ely West Jn 09/59 10/00   18*08 18/44
252.29
98.73
Ely North Jn 10/04 10.04 ~ 10.06   18/05 18/43
251.29

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
113.42
Brandon 10/22 [P1] 10/29
114.26
Brandon DGL 10.25 ~ 10.35 [DGL] 10.32 ~ 10.45 [DGL]
115.10
Brandon Down Sidings 10.40 ~ 10.50 10.49 ~ 11.02 [Sdg.1]
?
Brandon DGL 10.55 ~ 10.56 [DGL] 11.09
? Brandon (East) ? 11.14 ~ 11.19 [DM]
? Brandon DGL DIV 11.27 ~ 12.05
? Brandon Down Sidings DIV 12.10 ~ 12.29 [Sdg.1]
? Brandon DGL DIV 12.33 ~ 12.36
122.28
Thetford 11/04 [P1] 13/03
133.14
Eccles Road 11.15 ~ 11.25 [P1] 13.23 ~ 13.32 [P1]
133.38
Eccles Road Exchange Sdgs 11.30 ~ 11.40 13.36 ~ 13.38 [Ex.Sdg.1]
134.10
Johnston's Sidings 11.47 ~ 11.57 13.45 ~ ?
134.62
Eccles Road Exchange Sdgs 12.04 ~ 12.14 14.00 ~ 14.05 [Ex.Sdg.2]
135.06
Eccles Road 12/17 [P1] 14/08 [P1]
138.69
Attleborough 12/22 [P1] 14/12 [P1]
144.42
Wymondham 12/27 [P1] 14/18 [P1]
?
Wymondham Sig.CO877 12/30 14/21
153.50
Trowse Jn 12/37 14/25
153.61
Trowse 12*38 ~ 12*51 [DnUpPL] 14/25
154.07
Trowse Swing Bridge 12/53 [D] 14/26
154.30
Norwich T.C. 12.55 ~ ~"~
154.59
Thorpe Yard C.S. No.9 ? 14.32 ~ 14.35 [Road 9]
155.08
Riverside Cemex Pad ? 14.39 ~ 15.21
?
Thorpe Yard C.S. No.9 ? 15.24 ~ 15.26 [Road 9]
?
Norwich T.C. ~ 13.37 [D] ~"~
155.66
Thorpe Jn 13.40 ~ 13.50 [W-C-E] DIV
156.15
Norwich 13.52a ~ 14.52d [P4] [C] DIV
156.44
Thorpe Jn 14/53 [C] 15.27 ~ 15.47
156.67
Trowse Swing Bridge 14/54 15/50 [D]
?
Trowse 14*55 ~ 15*04 [DnUpPL] 15.51 ~ 15.56 [Dn/Up PL]
?
Trowse Jn 15/06 15/58
?
Wymondham Sig.CO878 15/10 16/03
?
Wymondham 15/15 [P2] 16/08 [P2]
?
Attleborough 15/21 [P2] 16/13 [P2]
?
Thetford 15/34 [P2] 16/31
?
Brandon 15/41 [P2] 16/38
208.41
Ely North Jn 16/00 [DL] 16/54
209.74
Ely 16.03 ~ 16.04 [TS] [UL] 17.03 ~ 17.04 [TS]
210.25
Ely Dock Jn 16/06 17/06
221.74
Chesterton Junction Yard North 16/18 17/18
222.29
Chesterton Redland Siding 16.20 ~ 16.21 17.20 ~ 17.23 [RR]
222.48
Chesterton Jn 16/23 17.27 ~ 17.34
223.53
Coldham Lane Jn 16/26 17/38
224.52
Cambridge [Recp 1-3 DBC] 16.31 ~ 16.32 17.47 ~ 18.15 [Recp.2]
224.76
Cambridge Sig.147 16.36 ~ 17.11 DIV
?
Cambridge 17/13 [TL-P4] DIV
?
Coldham Lane Jn 17.17 ~ 17.17 [DGL(N)] 18/18 [DM]
?
Cambridge North 17/19 [P2] 18/19
?
Ely Dock Jn 17/31 [DL] 18.31 ~ 18.35
?
Ely Up Goods Loop 17.33 ~ 17.34 [UGL] 18/40 [UGL]
241.31
Ely North Jn 17/39 18/43
246.56
Littleport (North) 17.45 ~ 17.55 [SGL] DIV

Timings continue in first table.

Mileages taken from Tour Brochure.


Associated Light Engine & E.C.S. Workings

0Z14 : 66041+66088 : Toton to Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings
0Z16 : 66041 : Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings to Toton

Location Booked (Sat 14/09/19)   Booked (Sun 15/09/19)
Toton T.M.D. 02.55d   14.56a
Stapleford & Sandiacre 02.58 ~ 03.02 [DGL]   14.50 ~ 14.53 [GL]
Toton Centre 03/05 [ML]   14/46 [DGL]
Toton Jn 03/06 [ML]   14/45 [ML]
Trent East Jn 03/08   14/43 [ML]
Sheet Stores Jn 03/10   14/41
Castle Donington 03/16   14/32
Stenson Jn 03/30   14/20
North Stafford Jn 03/31   14/17
Clay Mills Jn 03/37 [DTG]   14/14
Burton Wetmore Jn 03/41 [DTG]   14/10 [GL]
Burton GPL DY.165 03.45 ~ 03.48  -
Burton Wetmore Jn 03.53 ~ 03.56  -
Burton OT Wetmore Sidings 04.00a   14.06d

5Z14 : 66041 (with 66088 on rear) : Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings to Nottingham
5Z16 : (66041) : Nottingham to Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Burton OT Wetmore Sidings 05.05d 05.19   23.38a 23.57
Burton Wetmore Jn - -   23.28 ~ 23.33 23.50 ~ 23.51 [UTG]
Burton GPL DY.165 - -   23.16 ~ 23.23 23.18 ~ 23.47 [East Yard Dep]
Burton Wetmore Jn 05/09 [GL] 05/21   23/12 [DTG] 23/16 [DTM-DTG-Dep]
Clay Mills Jn 05/13 05/26   23/08 [DTG] 23/11 [DTM]
North Stafford Jn 05/17 05/32   23/02 23/05
Stenson Jn 05/19 05/33   23/01 23/04
Castle Donington 05/31 05/44   22/47 22/53
Sheet Stores Jn 05/38 05/51   22/41 22/47
Trent East Jn 05/40 05/54   22/38 22/45
Down Trent Loop 05*42 ~ 05*58 [Loop] 05.55 ~ 06.01 [Loop]   - -
Beeston South Jn 06/03 [DNF] 06/06 [DNF]   22/31 22/36
Mansfield Jn 06*09 ~ 06*15 [C] 06.10 ~ 06.14   22/28 [UNF] 22/30 [UNF]
Nottingham 06.17a [P7] 06.18 [P7]   22.25d [P7][D] 22.27 [P7]

 
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