85014, "this one's got some life in it", Sep 9th 1988

thanks to Dave Spencer for the timings and more

Just come into Waterloo on 33030 on the 1630 Salisbury - Waterloo and after several

rancid overnights, was heading home for some proper kip. Rucked up at Euston i realised there was an 1843 Fridays Only non stop to New St. Thought i'll value that , expecting a "can", bellowed on seeing 85014 up front on a rake on 11 coffins.

From the front coach, (speeds are averages), two restrictions cost 3 minutes so a net time of 79m 55s "baldheaded". 33 miles at over 100 mph and we even got a free run through "Stoppall Jn" or "the Crucible" because you had to get a red to get a colour in the Proof House area !

So early were we into New St that before going for the bus i had time to chat to Driver Bert. Old school driver he was whipped up bellowing "this one's got some life in it", he'd obviously had a good bounce all the way from Euston!

 

85014 1G07 1843 Euston - Wolves 11AB coffins

 

Dist,,,,,,,,,,,,Location................ Time............ Av Speed........... Notes

M ch

 

0m 0c ............ EUSTON.................00m 0s

1m 26c............Primrose Hill..........03m 43s

2m 32c............South Hamstead..... 5m 8s..........45.5

3m 1c..............Kilburn High Rd........5m 40s.........68.9

3m 55c......... .Queens Park.............6m 11s............78.3

4m 41c.............Kensal Green............6m 48s..........80.2

5m 36c............Willesden Jn..............7m 27s .........87.6

8m 3c..............Wembley C................9m 08s..........91.7

8m 39c............North Wembley.......9m 38s...........99

10m 25c............Kenton........................10m 34s.........93.2

11m 30c...........Harrow.........................11m 15s........... 93.2

12m 45c...........Headstone Lane........12m..................95

13m 24c...........Hatch End....................12m 30s..........88.5

14m 57c...........Carpenders Pk............13m 32s..........82.5

15m 77c..........Bushey...........................14m 45s...........61.6..................40 TRS lose 1.5m

15m 35c......... Watford Jn................. 16m....................70.8

20m 75c...........Kings Langley............18m 38s............79.7

24m 38c...........Hemel Hempstead....21m 5s..............86.6

27m 75c............Berkhamsted..............23m 26s..........88.4

31m 54c............Tring..............................25m 13s...........91.5

36m 8c..............Cheddington...............28m 32s..........100.1

40m 14c........... Leighton Buzzard.......30m 54s........103.3

46m 54c...........Bletchley.......................34m 52s..........98.3

49m 60c.......... Milton Keynes..............36m 44s.........101.2

52m 32c...........Wolverton......................38m 15s..........101.8

54m 59c...........Castlethorpe.................39m 38s........101.3

56m 47c...........Hanslope Jn..................40m 43s........102.4

59m 70c..........Roade..............................42m 42s.........99.4

62m 68c..........Blisworth........................45m 29s..........102.9

69m 55c..........Weedon...........................48m 36s..........99.1

76m 63c..........Kilsby Tunnel in............53m 07s..........96.4

78m 13c..........Kilsby Tunnel out......... 53m 57s.......... 99

82m 40c.........Rugby...............................56m 39s...........74.16

89m 09c.........Brandon..........................62m 35s............66.86 ....................40 TRS lose 1.5m

93m 79c..........Coventry..........................65m 45s...........92.3

95m 38c..........Canley..............................67m 10s.............63

97m 43c..........Tile Hill............................68m 47s............76.5

99m 39c..........Berkswell.......................70m 09s............85.6

102m 61c...........Hampton in Arden......72m 11s...............96.6

104m 55c...........Birmingham Intl..........73m 20s............100.4

106m 52c...........Marston Green.............74m 22s............106.6

107m 79c...........Lea Hall......................... 75m 20s.............98.5

109m 08c..........Stechford.......................76m 2s................95.03

110m 78c...........Adderley Park...............77m 25s.............83.3................ firm braking

112m 18c............Proof House Jn.............80m 9s........................................no red before colour!

112m 69c...........BIRMINGHAM NS.........82m 55s

 

Speed Summary

45m 09c ............Tring - Kilsby ................27m 56s.....................96.9

33m 47c..............Cheddington - Weedon....20m 4s................100.42

9m 49s..............Berkswell - Stechford .......5m 53s................98.03

 

 

85014 phot spot

 

02058585014r.jpg 1A76 the 1730 Birmingham - Euston was a classic train composed of 5 Mk 1's and calling at all the usual Birmingham - Euston unit only shacks. The May 85 timetable change spelt the end of this train, heres 85014 arriving at Leighton with 1A76 on May 7th 1985 this trains last week of loco haulage

 

230985850141718enr.jpg After the usual lively run 85014 has a break at Northampton after working 1B07 1718 Euston - Northampton "Cobbler" on September 23rd 1985

 

13018985014webr.jpg 85014 at Euston about to roar off to Wembley with ECS on January 13th 1989

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