26th July 1981

F & W Railtours
The Doncaster Dart

Locos Used 37224, 50025 & 50040
Stock Used BFK+6xTSO+RBR+FO+FK+BSO+BSO+TSO

Route : 1Z44 throughout

Loco(s) Route
50025 + 50040 (1) Plymouth Totnes - Newton Abbot - Exeter St Davids Taunton Worle Jn - Bristol Temple Meads - Stapleton Road - Bristol Parkway Westerleigh Jn - Yate - Standish Jn - Gloucester
50025 + 50040 Gloucester Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa Abbotswood Jn - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove Kings Norton Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton (via Nuneaton avoiding line) - Hinckley Leicester Loughborough - Trent Jn Derby Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield Beighton Jn Woodhouse Jn Sheffield
50025 + 50040 Sheffield Rotherham Mexborough Doncaster (for works visit)
50025 Doncaster (reverse of outward route) - Sheffield Dore Station Jn Chesterfield Ambergate Jn - Derby Stenson Jn - Tamworth Birmingham New Street (reverse of outward route) - Stoke Works Jn Worcester Shrub Hill Norton Jn - Abbotswood Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Gloucester
50025 Gloucester - (reverse of outward route) - Plymouth

Notes :
(1) 50040 had recently been refurbished and released from Doncaster Works but had to go back for rectification of a few minor problems. What better way of getting it there from Plymouth than on this tour!
(2) Believed 37224 was also used on this tour - confirmation of where is required.

Sources : Ian Monkton (joined/left train at Taunton), Mark Alden
& Chris Horsham (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Chris Horsham)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Plymouth 05.50d 00.20a 665.62
6.65 Hemerdon 06/00 00/13 658.77
16.23 Brent 06/11 00/01 649.41
23.12 Totnes 06/19 23/51 642.50
27.76 Dainton Tunnel 06/25 23/45 637.66
31.69 Newton Abbot 06.33a ~ 06.35d 23.36a ~ 23.38d 633.73
41.41 Dawlish Warren 06/46 23/24 624.21
52.03 Exeter St Davids 06.58a ~ 07.01d 23.12a ~ 23.14d 613.59
71.75 Whiteball Tunnel 07/20 22/55 593.67
82.63 Taunton 07.33a ~ 07.35d 22.38a ~ 22.40d 582.79
94.28 Bridgwater 07/46 22/26 571.34
110.64 Worle Jn 07/58 22/14 554.78
127.49 Bristol Temple Meads 08.15a ~ 08.23d 21.50a ~ 21.58d 538.13
133.31 Bristol Parkway 08.33a ~ 08.35d 21.37a ~ 21.39d 532.31
138.08 Westerleigh Jn 08/41 21/31 527.61
139.20 Yate South 08/43 21/28 526.49
146.21 Charfield 08/49 21/18 519.41
159.39 Standish Jn 08/59 21/06 506.23
166.50 Gloucester 09.10a ~ 09.13d 20.45a ~ 20.58d 499.12
173.10 Cheltenham Spa 09.31a ~ 09.33d 20.35a ~ 20.37d 492.52
180.28 Ashchurch 09/40 20/28 485.34
191.08 Abbotswood Jn 09/47 20/19 474.54
- Worcester Shrub Hill - 20.10a ~ 20.12d 470.60
- Droitwich Spa - 20/01 465.01
202.25 Stoke Works Jn 09/55 19/55 460.66
204.38 Bromsgrove 09.57a ~ 09.58d 19/53 458.53
207.10 Blackwell 10/05 19/51 456.01
208.00 Barnt Green 10/08 19/50 455.11
212.75 Kings Norton 10/12 19/44 450.16
216.78 Church Road Jn 10/17 19/38 446.13
218.22 Birmingham New Street 10.24a ~ 10.29d 19.32a ~ 19.34d 444.69
220.06 Landor Street Jn 10/33 19/28 442.05
226.11 Water Orton 10/40 19/18 436.00
229.06 Whitacre Jn 10/44 - -
238.69 Nuneaton Abbey Jn 11/00 - -
243.46 Hinckley 11/08 - -
255.03 Wigston North Jn 11/31 - -
258.18 Leicester 11/39 - -
265.09 Syston South Jn 11/46 - -
270.57 Loughborough 11/52 - -
278.24 Trent Jn 12/08 - -
284.38 Spondon 12/17 - -
- Kingsbury Jn - 19/11 431.65
- Tamworth - 19/06 426.04
- Wichnor Jn - 19/00 418.57
- Burton-on-Trent - 18/55 413.12
- Stenson Jn - 18/50 406.76
287.00 Derby 12.21a ~ 12.23d 18.40a ~ 18.42d 402.12
296.76 Ambergate Jn 12/35 18/29 392.16
306.75 Clay Cross South Jn 12/49 18/20 382.17
311.13 Chesterfield 12/53 18/17 377.79
321.40 Beighton Jn 13/12 - -
322.70 Woodhouse Jn 13/16 - -
327.54 Nunnery Main Line Jn ? - -
- Dore South Jn - ? 370.27
328.55 Sheffield 13.29a ~ 13.43d 17.57a ~ 17.59d 365.59
331.52 Brightside ? ? 362.62
334.22 Rotherham ? ? 360.12
336.62 Aldwarke Jn ? ? 357.52
339.61 Mexborough 14.01a ~ 14.11d ? 354.53
347.17 Doncaster 14.27a 17.23d 347.17


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