21st May 1960
M. & G.N. Joint
Waveney Valley and M. & G.N. Special
|Locos Used||65462 (2) & 65469|
|Stock Used||6 Coaches: 5 ex LNER & 1 BR Standard|
|65469||Norwich City - Lenwade - Guestwick - Melton Constable - Holt - Sheringham - Runton West Jn - Newstead Lane Jn - Roughton Road Jn - Cromer Jn - North Walsham - Hoveton & Wroxham - Whitlingham Jn - Wensum Jn - Trowse Swing Bridge Jn - Tivetshall - Homersfield - Bungary - Beccles North Jn - Beccles|
|65462 (2) + 65469||Beccles - Beccles North Jn - Oulton Broad South - Oulton Broad North Jn - Lowestoft Central|
|65469||Lowestoft Central - Oulton Broad North Jn - Somerleyton - Reedham - Brundall - Whitlingham Jn - Norwich Thorpe|
(1) Class 1 disc headcode carried by 65469 & the assisting engine carried a class 2 lamp headcode. At Lowestoft an L1 class 2-6-4T (67738) loco removed the stock to allow 65469 to run round. Due to late running the stop at North Walsham (14.15 - 14.35) was cut short. The late running was delaying a Norwich to London train, resulting in the tour being shunted to a siding at Flordon to let the service train pass. Train did not make the booked stops at Harleston or Bungay due to the late running.
(2) 65462 uploaded originally as 65493 in error - confirmed by Andrew Fairholm and Vic Smith. 65462 was employed as 65469 had run out of steam at Beccles. Locos ran tender-to-tender.
Sources : Chris Harley, David Pearson, Andrew Fairholm &
65469 at Tivetshall, above, and Beccles, below (photos: David Pearson)
65493 led 65469 for part of the journey (photo: David Pearson)
David Pearson's ticket.
Timings (Booked Only)
(from David Pearson)
|Whitwell & Reepham||12.48a ~ 12.55d|
|Melton Constable||13.12a ~ 13.27d|
|North Walsham Main||14.35a ~ 14.35d|
|Trowse||15.05 ~ 15.07|
|Tivetshall||15.33a ~ 15.40d|
|Harleston||16.10a ~ 16.18d|
|Bungay||16.58a ~ 17.06d|
|Beccles||17.21a ~ 17.28d|
|Lowestoft Central||17.43a ~ 17.50d|
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