3rd April 1976

The Essex Locomotive Society Limited
The East Anglian

Locos Used 31133, 31151, 37266 & steam: 841
Stock Used 9 coaches

Route : 1Z32 throughout

Loco(s) Route
37266 London Liverpool Street - (via GEML) - Manningtree
841 Manningtree - Ipswich - Stowmarket - Ely - March - March West Jn
31151 + 31133 March West Jn - Whittlesea - Peterborough - Stamford - Melton Mowbray - Syston North Jn - Loughborough (1)
31133 + 31151 Loughborough - (reverse of outward route) (2) - Ipswich
37266 Ipswich - (via GEML) (3) - London Liverpool Street

Notes :
(1) Buses were provided to take passengers to the GCR where the tour ticket allowed a return run to Rothley.
(2) 841 should have taken return trip from March to Ipswich but had failed at March. Speeds of Up to 70mph are alleged and 841 'threw a cork' on the way, resulting in a hot connecting rod big end.
(3) Single line working between Marks Tey and Witham.

Sources : Alan Chilestone, John Yelverton & Nick Garnham, 'Delticno7' & Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Street ??.??d ?   ??.??a 22.44
Romford ? ?   ? 22.22 ~ 22.23
Shenfield ? ?   ? 22.11 ~ 22.12
Chelmsford ? ?   ? 21.59 ~ 22.00
Witham ? ?   ? 21.46 ~ 21.47
Marks Tey ? ?   ? 21.01 ~ 21.28
Colchester ? ?   ? 20.44 ~ 20.48
Manningtree ??L??a ~ 08L50d ??.?? ~ 08.54   ? 20/33
Ipswich ??.??a ~ 09.12d 09.12 ~ 09.15   19L58a ~ ??L??d 20.03 ~ 20.21
Stowmarket 09/28 09/32   19/43 19/49
Haughley Jn 09/31 09/35   19/40 19/46
Bury St Edmunds 09/46 09/55   19/21 19/22
Chippenham Jn 10/03 10/13   19/06 18/57
Soham 10/14 10/21   18/51 18/44
Ely Dock Jn 10/23 10/29   18/42 18/36
Ely 10/25 10/30   18/39 18/35
Ely North Jn 10/28 10/32   18/29 18/33
March West Jn 10L48 ~ ??L??d 10.52 ~ 11.03   ??L?? ~ 18L10 18.08 ~ 18.17
Peterborough ? 11.25 ~ 11.26   ? 17/43
Stamford ? 11/43   ? 17/26
Luffenham Jn ? 11/52   ? 17/19
Manton Jn ? 11/58   ? 17/13
Syston East Jn ? 12.23 ~ 12.25   ? 16/46
Syston North Jn ? 12/28   ? 16/44
Loughborough ??.??a 12.37   16.30d 16.34


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