4th May 1968

Alan Pegler / L.C.G.B.
The East Coast Limited

Locos Used D9020 'Nimbus' & 4472 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock Used Booked for load 7 BR standard coaches formed: BSK, 2x FO, RK, 2x SO & RMB

Route : 1F76 throughout

Loco Route
D9020 London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley
4472

Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) Tour brochure shows the train was booked for a class 47 between London and Edinburgh.
(2) Headcode originally uploaded as 1F75 - subsequently however confirmed by photographic evidence & STN as 1F76.

Sources : John Broderick, Leonard Rogers & The Bluebell Railway Museum

Photo Review


D9020 arrives at Newcastle, on the freight lines (photo: Gordon Lacy)


4472 passes Newark North Gate, half an hour late, in poor light
& "going hell for leather" (photo: Gordon Lacy)


From Andrew Fairholm's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick & The Bluebell Railway Museum)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Kings Cross 07.40d [SL] 07.40   21.20a 21.54 392.69
2.41 Finsbury Park ? [FL] ?   21/13 21/47 390.28
10.10 Greenwood ? ?   ? ? 382.59
12.57 Potters Bar 07/56 07/55   ? 21/37 380.12
17.54 Hatfield 08/01 07/59   21/02 21/30 375.15
25.03 Knebworth ? 08/05   20/57 21/22 367.64
31.74 Hitchin 08/15 08/10   20/43 21/15 360.75
44.10 Sandy ? 08/23   20/32 21/04 348.59
58.70 Huntingdon 08/34 08/33   20/20 20/49 333.79
76.29 Peterborough North 08/49 08/50   20/02 20/29 316.40
79.40 Werrington Jn ? 08/54   19/58 20/24 313.29
88.52 Essendine 09/01 09/00   19/50 ? 304.17
100.08 Stoke Summit 09/11 09/08   19/40 20/04 292.61
105.38 Grantham 09/15 09/12   19/34 19/58 287.31
109.56 Barkston South Jn ? 09/16   19/30 19/54 283.13
120.08 Newark North Gate 09/26 09/24   19/20 19/44 272.61
138.49 Retford 09/40 09/39   18/59 19/21 254.20
155.77 Doncaster 10/00 09/53   18/42 19/02 236.72
160.16 Shaftholme Jn 10/05 ?   18/34 18/57 232.53
174.25 Selby 10/15 10/13   18/17 18/44 218.44
188.11 York 10/29 10/25   18/01 18/29 204.58
189.60 Skelton Jn ? 10/28   ? 18/26 203.09
197.70 Tollerton 10/39 10/34   17/50 18/19 194.79
199.31 Alne ? ?   ? ? 198.38
204.07 Pilmoor ? ?   ? ? 188.62
210.27 Thirsk 10/48 10/43   17/39 18/02 182.42
218.07 Northallerton 10/53 10/48   17/33 17/56 174.62
226.03 Eryholme Jn 11/03 10/55   17/25 17/46 165.66
232.21 Darlington 11/08 11.00a ~ 11.03d   17/20 17/39 160.48
245.09 Ferryhill 11/20 11/16   17/03 17/20 147.60
254.24 Durham 11/30 11/27   16/51 17/08 138.45
263.01 Birtley ? ?   ? ? 129.68
267.59 King Edward Bridge ? 11/43   16/35 16/52 125.10
268.27 Newcastle Central 11c48 ~ 11c50  11.46 ~ 11.49
[Goods Lines]
  16/32 16/50 124.42
284.77 Morpeth 12/08 12/08   16/09 16/29 107.72
303.16 Alnmouth 12/23 12/22   15/51 16/06 89.53
319.79 Belford 12/37 12/35   15/34 15/44 72.70
334.12 Tweedmouth 12/50 12/47   15/20 15/27 58.57
335.27 Berwick ? 12/49   ? 15/25 57.42
336.29 Marshall Meadows 12/53 ?   15/17 15/20 56.40
351.49 Grantshouse 13/10 ?   15/03 15/07 41.20
363.49 Dunbar 13/21 13/15   14/50 14/53 29.20
375.09 Drem Jn 13/31 13/24   14/40 14/43 17.60
379.49 Longniddry Jn ? 13/28   ? 14/38 13.20
386.57 Monktonhall Jn 13/41 13/34   14/29 14/30 6.12
389.69 Portobello 13/44 13/38   14/25 14/25 3.00
392.69 Edinburgh Waverley 13.50a 13.44   14.20d 14.20 0.00


Back to "The Railtour Files"