23rd September 2023

UK Railtours
The Bluebell Railway

Locos Used 66718 'Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill of Imber in the County of Wiltshire', 73109 'Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary' & 73212 'Stephen Eaves'
Stock Used 6024+6054+6042+1212+3325+3340+3333+1651+3390+3345+17105

Route :
1Z80 : East Midlands Parkway to East Grinstead
1Z82 : East Grinstead to Wimbledon
1Z84 : Wimbledon to East Midlands Parkway

Loco(s) Route
66718 East Midlands Parkway - Loughborough - Syston South Jn - Leicester - Wigston North Jn - Market Harborough - Kettering - Wellingborough - Bedford - Bedford St Johns - Ridgmont - Fenny Stratford - Bletchley - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Yard South Jn - Willesden No.7 - Acton Lane Reception Sidings
73109 + 73212 + 66718 (3) Acton Lane Reception Sidings - Willesden West London Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Clapham Junction (2) - Balham - Streatham Hill (2) - West Norwood - Crystal Palace - Bromley Jn - Norwood Junction - East Croydon - Sanderstead - Oxted - East Grinstead - Horsted Keynes - Sheffield Park
73212 + 73109 + 66718 (3) Sheffield Park - Horsted Keynes - East Grinstead - Oxted - Sanderstead - East Croydon - Norwood Junction - Bromley Jn - Crystal Palace - West Norwood - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - Richmond - Twickenham - Strawberry Hill - Teddington - Kingston - New Malden - Raynes Park - Wimbledon - Haydons Road - Streatham - Tulse Hill - (reverse of outward route) - Acton Lane Reception Sidings
66718 Acton Lane Reception Sidings - Willesden No.7 - Wembley Central - Watford Junction - Bletchley (4) - Milton Keynes Central - Hanslope Jn - Northampton - Long Buckby - Hillmorton Jn - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Sutton Park - Park Lane Jn - Water Orton - Whitacre Jn - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Wigston North Jn - Leicester - Syston South Jn - Loughborough - East Midlands Parkway (4)

Notes :
(1) Off tour option: The Bluebell Railway Beer Festival.
(2) The outward leg was originally timed to run via Longhedge Jn, Factory Jn, Brixton, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill.
(3) 66718 was due to be removed / re-join the train at Acton Lane Reception Sidings. The Bluebell Railway leg of the tour was originally due to be assisted by E6040, but as this was unavailable 66718 stayed in the consist.
(4) The return leg was heavily delayed and diverted as shown above, due to the line between Bletchley and Bedford being closed by engineering works. Passengers for Bedford were conveyed by taxis from Bletchley. Passengers for Kettering were conveyed by taxis from Northampton.

Source : Mark Herriott (joined/left the tour at Leicester)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mark Herriott & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 East Midlands Parkway 06.07d [P4] [US] 06.07   22.41a [P3] 00.23 352.39
6.49 Loughborough 06/19 [P2] [UF] 06/18   22/30 [P3] [DS] 00/17 345.70
11.28 Sileby Jn 06/23 [UF] 06/22   22/25 00/13 341.19
? Syston North Jn 06/25 06/24   22/21 00/11 338.44
14.28 Syston South Jn 06/26 [UF] 06/25   22/21 00/10 338.01
19.13 Leicester 06.31a ~ 06.33d [P3] [UF] 06.30 ~ 06.33   22.11a ~ 22.13d [P2] [DS] 00.03 ~ 00.05 333.26
22.18 Wigston North Jn 06/37 [UF] 06/37   22*00 ~ 22*05 [DF] 23/59 330.21
- Hinckley - -   DIV 23/48 -
- Nuneaton - -   DIV 23/43 -
- Whitacre Jn - -   DIV 23/31 -
- Park Lane Jn - -   DIV 23/21 -
- Walsall - -   DIV 23/03 -
- Perry Barr North Jn - -   DIV 22/53 -
- Aston - -   DIV 22/50 -
- Stechford - -   DIV 22/44 -
- Birmingham International - -   DIV 22/39 -
- Coventry - -   DIV 22/31 -
- Rugby - -   DIV 22/21 -
- Northampton - -   DIV 21.50 ~ 21.58 -
- Hanslope Jn - -   DIV 21/40 -
- Milton Keynes Central - -   DIV 21/34 -
24.60 Kilby Bridge Jn 06/39 06/39   21/56 [DS] DIV 327.59
35.26 Market Harborough 06/48 [P2] 06/48   21/47 [P1] DIV 317.13
44.16 Kettering North Jn 06/57 [US] 06/58   21/40 DIV 308.28
46.19 Kettering 07.00a ~ 07.09d [P1] 07.01 ~ 07.09   21.36a ~ 21.38d [P4] DIV 306.20
47.46 Kettering South Jn 07/13 [UF] 07/12   21/34 DIV 304.70
51.32 Harrowden Jn 07/16 [UF] 07/16   21/30 DIV 301.01
53.11 Wellingborough 07/17 [P4] [UF] 07/18   21/29 [P1] DIV 299.22
61.41 Sharnbrook Jn 07/25 [UF] 07/25   21/21 DIV 291.65
67.65 Bedford North Jn 07/30 [US] 07/31   21/15 [DF] DIV 285.28
68.35 Bedford 07.32a ~ 07.34d [P1] 07.33 ~ 07.38   21.12a ~ 21.14d [P1] [US] DIV 284.58
69.10 Bedford St Johns 07/37 07/41   21/08 DIV 284.03
75.10 Millbrook 07/46 07/56   20/58 DIV 278.03
78.36 Ridgmont 07/50 07/59   20/53 DIV 274.57
81.07 Woburn Sands 07/53 08/02   20/50 DIV 272.06
84.10 Fenny Stratford 07/56 08/05   20/45 DIV 269.03
85.09 Bletchley 08.00a ~ 08.13d [P5] [US] 08.09 ~ 08.14   20.38a ~ 20.40d [P5] 21.17 ~ 21.31 268.04
94.28 Ledburn Jn 08/25 [US] 08/26   20/30 [DS] 20/37 258.65
100.13 Tring 08/32 [P5] [US] 08/31   20/25 [P3] [DS] 20/31 253.00
106.23 Bourne End Jn 08/37 [US] 08/36   20/19 [DS] 20/21 246.70
114.29 Watford Junction 08.49a ~ 08.56d [P9] [US] 08.51 ~ 08.54   20.08a ~ 20.11d [P8] [DS] 20.08 ~ 20.10 238.64
120.33 Harrow & Wealdstone 09/03 [P6] [US] 09/01   20/02 [P3] [DF] 20/00 232.60
123.54 Wembley Central 09/09 [P6] [UDR] 09/04   19/59 [P3] [DF] 19/55 229.39
124.33 Willesden Up & Down Relief 09/13 ?   - - -
124.61 Sudbury Jn 09/15 [UR] 09/06   - - -
124.76 Wembley Yard South Jn 09/16 09/07   - - -
125.67 Willesden No.7 09/20 ?   19/56 [DF] ? 227.37
126.15 Acton Lane Reception Sidings 09L24 ~ 09L58 [L2] 09.15 ~ 09.49 [L1]   19L33 ~ 19L53 [L2] 19.40 ~ ? [L1] 227.09
126.50 Willesden West London Jn 10/00 ?   19/28 19/35 226.54
127.02 Mitre Bridge Jn 10/01 [UWL] 09/54   19/27 19/32 226.22
127.37 North Pole Jn 10/03 09/56   19/26 19/30 225.67
128.54 Shepherds Bush 10/04 [P1] 09/58   19/24 19/28 224.50
129.27 Kensington Olympia 10.06a ~ 10.08d [P3] 10.00 ~ 10.07   19.19a ~ 19.21d [P2] 19.23 ~ 19.26 223.77
130.26 West Brompton 10/10 [P3] 10/09   19/14 [P4] 19/20 222.78
132.06 Latchmere Jn 10/15 10/13   19/10 [DWL] 19/15 221.18
- Longhedge Jn - -   19/07 [DKL] 19/07 220.42
- Factory Jn - -   19/04 19/05 220.21
- Voltaire Road Jn - -   19/03 [RVL] 19/04 219.54
- Brixton - -   18/59 [P1] 19/02 218.55
- Herne Hill - -   18/57 [P2] 19/01 217.73
- Tulse Hill - -   18/54 [P3] 18/57 215.62
- Streatham - -   18/51 [P2] 18/53 214.21
- Streatham South Jn - -   18/48 18/51 213.54
- Haydons Road - -   18/44 ? 211.36
- Wimbledon - -   18.40a ~ 18.42d [P9] 18.42 ~ 18.45 210.49
- Wimbledon West Jn - -   18/39 [UHL] ? 210.11
- Raynes Park - -   18/36 [P2] [UF] 18/32 209.18
- New Malden - -   18/33 [P1] [US] 18/27 208.17
- Kingston - -   18/21 [P3] 18/20 205.70
- Teddington - -   18/16 18/13 204.27
- Shacklegate Jn - -   18/13 18/10 203.52
- Strawberry Hill - -   18/11 [P1] 18/09 203.21
- Twickenham - -   18/06 [P5] 18/05 202.21
- Richmond - -   18/01 [P1] 18/01 200.56
- Barnes - -   17/55 [P3] 17/54 198.06
? Clapham Junction 10/21 [P17] [DBS] 10/17   17.44a ~ 17.47d [P5] [DWF] 17.46 ~ 17.47 194.73
? Balham 10/26 [P1] [DCP] 10/25   - - -
? Streatham Hill 10/30 [P2] 10/28   - - -
- Factory Jn - -   17/34 17/37 193.30
- Voltaire Road Jn - -   17/33 [RVL] 17/36 193.03
- Brixton - -   17/32 [P1] 17/34 192.04
- Herne Hill - -   17/28 [P2] 17/29 191.22
- Tulse Hill - -   17/22 [P3] 17/22 189.11
? West Norwood Jn 10/32 10/32   17/20 17/19 188.40
? West Norwood 10/34 [P2] 10/33   17/19 [P1] 17/18 188.16
? Crystal Palace 10/41 [P2] 10/39   17/11 [P1] 17/13 186.42
? Bromley Jn 10/44 10/42   17/08 17/11 185.62
? Norwood Junction 10/48 [P5] [DS] 10/47   17/06 [P3] 17/08 185.01
- Norwood Fork Junction - -   17/04 17/07 184.23
? Windmill Bridge Jn 10/50 [DS] 10/52   17/03 [UBF] 17/06 183.67
? East Croydon 10/52 [P6] [DS] 10/55   17/02 [P2] [RVF] 17/03 183.28
? South Croydon 10/54 [P4] 10/58   16/55 [P4] [RVS] 16/59 182.35
? Sanderstead 10/56 11/00   16/53 16/56 181.33
? Oxted 11/09 [P2] 11/13   16/45 [P1] 16/43 173.31
? Hurst Green 11/12 [P2] 11/16   16/42 [P1] 16/40 172.36
? East Grinstead 11.28 ~ 11.29 [P1] 11.35 ~ 11.36   16.27 ~ 16.30 [P1] 16.22 ~ 16.24 163.52
? East Grinstead Sidings 11.31 ~ 11.55 11.38 ~ ?   16.15 ~ 16.26 ? ~ 16.21 163.30
? Kingscote 12.05 ~ 12.10 ?   16.02 ~ 16.05 ? ?
? Horsted Keynes 12/25 [P2] ?   15.45 ~ 15.48 [P3] ? ?
? Sheffield Park 12.40a [P2] ?   15.30d [P2] ? ?

Mileages as shown in the tour brochure.
(The outward leg was originally timed to run via Longhedge Jn, Factory Jn, Brixton, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill.)

Associated Workings on the Bluebell Railway

With steam locos: G.W.R. 4-6-0 6989 'Wightwick Hall' and B.R. 2-6-4T 80151 in use. Shunt release by D4106 at Sheffield Park.

Location Booked Booked Booked Booked
Sheffield Park 11.25d 13.00d 14.00d 15.00d
Horsted Keynes 11.40a ~ 11.42d 13.15a ~ 13.17d 14.15a ~ 14.30d 15.15a
Kingscote 11.56a ~ 12.15d 13.31 ~ 13.33d 14.44a ~ 14.46d -
East Grinstead 12.25a 13.40a 14.55a -

 

Location Booked Booked Booked Booked
East Grinstead 12.45d 14.00d - 15.45d
Kingscote 12.52a ~ 12.54d 14.07a ~ 14.09d - 15.55a ~ 16.10d
Horsted Keynes 13.08a ~ 13.20d 14.23a ~ 14.25d 15.55d 16.24a ~ 16.25d
Sheffield Park 13.35a 14.40a 16.10a 16.40a


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z80 : (66718 + tour stock) : Burton Wetmore Sidings to East Midlands Parkway

Location Booked
Burton Wetmore Sidings 05.10d
Wetmore Jn 05/14
Clay Mills Jn 05/17
North Stafford Jn 05/23
Stenson Jn 05/25
Castle Donington 05/38
Sheet Stores Jn 05/45
Trent South Jn 05/47
Ratcliffe Jn 05/49
East Midlands Parkway 05.52a [P4]

0Z80 : (73212 + 73109) : Tonbridge West Yard to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
Tonbridge West Yard 07.43d
Tonbridge 07.47 ~ 07.52
Edenbridge 08/02
Godstone 08/06
Redhill 08/21
Stoats Nest Jn 08/30
Purley 08/31
East Croydon 08/34 [P1]
Windmill Bridge Jn 08/35
Selhurst 08/36
Streatham North Jn 08/40
Balham 08/46
Clapham Junction 08/50 [P16]
Latchmere Jn 08/58
West Brompton 09/04
Kensington Olympia 09/09
Shepherds Bush 09/12
North Pole Jn 09/14
Mitre Bridge Jn 09/16
Willesden West London Jn 09/17
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 09.23a

0Z83 : (73109 + 73212) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Tonbridge West Yard

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 19.40d
Willesden No.7 19.43 ~ 19.46
Willesden West London Jn 19/48
Mitre Bridge Jn 19/53
North Pole Jn 19/54
Shepherds Bush 19/58
Kensington Olympia 20/00
West Brompton 20/03
Latchmere Jn 20/08
Clapham Junction 20/13 [P17]
Balham 20/19
Streatham North Jn 20/21
Selhurst 20/27
Windmill Bridge Jn 20/28
East Croydon 20/30 [P6]
Purley 20/36
Stoats Nest Jn 20/38
Redhill 20*50 ~ 20*53
Godstone 21/02
Edenbridge 21/07
Tonbridge 21.15 ~ 21.20
Tonbridge West Yard 21.24a

5Z84 : (66718 + tour stock) : East Midlands Parkway to Burton Wetmore Sidings

Location Booked
East Midlands Parkway 22.45d [P3]
Ratcliffe Jn 22/47
Trent South Jn 22/49
Sheet Stores Jn 22/50
Castle Donington 22/56
Stenson Jn 23/09
North Stafford Jn 23/10
Clay Mills Jn 23/15
Burton Sig.DY175 23.19 ~ 23.24
Wetmore Jn 23.26 ~ 23.30
Burton Wetmore Sidings 23.35a


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