31st October 1981

British Rail (E.R.)
The Celtic Deltic Limited

Locos Used 47423 & 55002 'The Kings Own Yorkshire light Infantry'

Route : 1F52 throughout

Loco Route
47423 Doncaster - (via ECML) - Kings Cross
55002 Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley
55002 Edinburgh Waverley - (via ECML) - Doncaster - Bessacar Jn - Trent Jn - Gainsborough Lea Road - Sykes Jn - Lincoln Central - Sleaford - Spalding - Werrington Jn - Peterborough

Notes :
(1) In the BR advertising leaflet "Farewell to the Deltic" this tour was shown as Deltic Hauled from Kings Cross to Edinburgh and back as far as Doncaster (the extension to Peterborough was not mentioned - presumably added after the leaflet was produced?).

Sources : David Garnett (left the train at Selby), Douglas Blades & Gary Thornton

Timings (Booked Only)
(From The DPS/Daryl Marsh)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Doncaster (07.15d) ?  
Kings Cross (09.15a) ~ 10.10d 10.12  
Wood Green 10/17 10/17  
Potters Bar 10/26 10/25  
Welwyn Garden City 10/32 10/30  
Hitchin 10/44 10/37  
Sandy 10/52 10/46  
Huntingdon 11/01 10/59  
Peterborough 11/16 11/12   00.59a ?
Tallington 11/21 11/20  
Stoke 11/31 11/30  
Grantham 11/36 11/34  
Barkston South Jn 11/40 11/38  
Newark North Gate 11/46 11/45  
Retford 12/02 11/55  
Werrington Jn   00/54 ?
Spalding   00/38 ?
Sleaford   00.08a ~ 00.10d ?
Greetwell Jn   23/43 ?
Lincoln Central   23.37a ~ 23.39d ?
Sykes Jn   23/22 ?
Gainsborough Lea Road   23.09a ~ 23.11d 23.09 ~ ??.??
Trent Jn   23/07 23/07
Bessacarr Jn   22/48 22/49
Doncaster 12c22 ~ 12c24 12.11   22.40 ~ 22.42 22.39 ~ 22.43
Shaftholme Jn 12/29 12/15   22/35 ?
Selby 12/38 12/32   22.19a ~ 22.21d 22.16
York 12/54 12/48   21c56 ~ 22c04 21.54 ~ 22.01
Thirsk 13/11 13/08   21/33 21/35
Northallerton 13/146 13/13   21/28 21/30
Darlington 13/25 13/23   21/19 21/19
Ferryhill South Jn 13/34 13/33   21/10 21/09
Durham 13/42 13/40   21/01 21/00
King Edward Bridge Jn 13/58 13/59   20/48 20/48
Newcastle 14c00 ~ 14c02 14.02 ~ 14.04   20c44 ~ 20c46 20.43 ~ 20.46
Morpeth 14/18 14/24   20/24 20/19
Alnmouth 14/31 14/37   20/10 ?
Belford 14/43 14/47   19/57 ?
Berwick-upon-Tweed 14/53 15/00   19/45 19/34
Sig. EG403 | EG402
(border point)
15/00 ?   19/42 ?
Reston 15/05 15/12   19/28 ?
Grantshouse 15/10 15/16   19/23 ?
Dunbar 15/19 15/22   19/13 ?
Drem Jn 15/28 15/28   18/05 ?
Monktonhall Jn 15/45 15/45   18/57 ?
Portobello Jn 15/48 ?   18/55 ?
Edinburgh Waverley 15.52a 15.50   18.50d 18.50


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