Anglia Day Rovers, Spring 1983

 

Thanks to "TC" for the memories

 

Some more "bashing on a budget". The 1982 Winter timetable had seen a lot of 31/4's transferred in to the Birmingham - Norwich route, but it was still possible to find some steam heat on the Liverpool St. - Cambridge - Kings Lynn route. Loco's in "bold" are winners.

 

 

Saturday 12.02.1983

 

A big surprise on 12.02.1983, was 37038 on the front of the 09.03 to Birmingham. Unfortunately the lack of funds prevented any thoughts of staying on past Peterborough assuming 37038 was not ripped at Peterborough. Thanks to the "Rail Gen Archive", we now know that 37038 was removed at Leicester, presumably the driver not knowing 37's. Boilered 25058 worked forward, failing at Nuneaton and 25136 dragged through to Birmingham . 31321 worked the return to Leicester for 37038 forward to Cambridge.

 

 

37038 09.03 Cambridge - Birmingham NS.........(Cambridge - Peterborough)

31207 08.04 Birmingham NS - Norwich..... (Peterborough - March)

31415 09.49 Norwich - Birmingham NS..... (March - Peterborough)

37109 12.58 Peterborough - Harwich PQ...... (Peterborough - Ely)

31239 12.17 Harwich PQ - Peterborough.....(Ely - Peterborough)

DMU 15.11 Peterborough - Ely..... (Peterborough - Ely)

37054 14.35 Liverpool St. - Kings Lynn......(Ely- Littleport)

31403 16.00 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St.......(Littleport - Cambridge)

47016 17.26 Cambridge - Liverpool St...... (Cambridge - Audley End)

47005 17.05 Liverpool St. - Cambridge.....(Audley End - Cambridge)

 

 

Saturday 19.02.1983

 

A couple of times the move nearly started by heading south rather than north. The 07.43 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St. was due off Cambridge around 08.45. I remember a "union meeting" on 19.02.1983 when required 37092 was on the 07.43. We stuck with the 09.03, and picked up 37092 on the last move that day.

 

 

 

31312 09.03 Cambridge - Birmingham NS..... (Cambridge - March)

31422 09.49 Norwich - Birmingham NS..... (March - Peterborough)

31421 12.58 Peterborough - Harwich PQ...... (Peterborough - Ely)

47156 13.35 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St...... (Ely - Cambridge)

37049 14.35 Liverpool St. - Kings Lynn..... (Cambridge - Littleport)

37044 16.00 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St......(Littleport - Cambridge)

37036 17.26 Cambridge - Liverpool St...... (Cambridge - Audley End)

37092 18.35 Liverpool St. - Kings Lynn.....(Audley End - Cambridge)

 

 

 

Saturday 12.03.1983

 

3120009.03 Cambridge - Birmingham NS..... (Cambridge- March)

31420 09.49 Norwich - Birmingham NS..... (March - Peterborough)

31418 10.15 Birmingham NS - Norwich......(Peterborough - Norwich)

47572 14.31 Norwich - Liverpool St...... (Norwich - Ipswich)

47577 14.30 Liverpool St. - Norwich..... (Ipswich - Norwich)

31418 16.45 Norwich - Birmingham NS..... (Norwich -Peterborough)

47573 15.12 Manchester - Harwich PQ..... (Peterborough - Ely)

 

 

Saturday 26.03.1983

 

On 26.03.1983 Stratford's "Silver roof" 47115 was on the 07.43 and this was taken over a dud 31114 on the 09.03 Birmingham.

 

47115 07.43 Kings Lynn - Cambridge..... (Cambridge - Audley End)

37038 09.05 Liverpool St. - Cambridge.....(AudleyEnd - Cambridge)

DMU..... (Cambridge - March)

31423 09.49 Norwich - Birmingham NS..... (March - Peterborough)

31133 10.15 Birmingham NS - Norwich..... (Peterborough - March)

31422 11.33 Norwich - Birmingham NS..... (March - Peterborough)

DMU..... (Peterborough - Ely)

3126114.35 Liverpool St. - Kings Lynn..... (Ely - Littleport)

47457 16.00 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St......(Littleport - Cambridge)

37038 16.35 Liverpool St. - Kings Lynn..... (Cambridge - Ely)

DMU..... (Ely - March)

47579 15.12 Manchester - Harwich PQ..... (March - Ely)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 05.04.1983

 

0n 05.04.1983 I was in "good company" with another local top man who was out on an Anglian Day Ranger. We were both scored 31412 that day! Another western region score for me that day was boilered fitted 47101.

 

 

31420 09.03 Cambridge - Birmingham NS..... (Cambridge - Peterborough)

3142208.04 Birmingham NS - Norwich..... (Peterborough - March)

31261 09.49 Norwich - Birmingham NS..... (March - Peterborough)

31185 12.58 Peterborough - Harwich PQ..... (Peterborough - Ely)

47007 13.35 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St. .....(Ely - Cambridge)

37023 14.44 Cambridge - Liverpool St......(Cambridge - Audley End)

47117 14.05 Liverpool St. - Cambridge..... (Audley End - Cambridge)

37050 14.35 Liverpool St. - Kings Lynn.....(Cambridge - Littleport)

4710116.00 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St...... (Littleport - Cambridge)

47135 17.26 Cambridge - Liverpool St...... (Cambridge - Audley End)

31412 16.54 Liverpool St. - Ipswich..... (Audley End - Cambridge)

05048337259webr.jpgUnfortunately steering well care of passenger duties is the beastly 37259 on a down freight at Cambridge, 050483

 

050483471011235lsklwebr.jpg47101 arrives at Cambridge with 1P72 1235 Liverpool St - Kings Lynn on 050483

 

05048347135webr.jpg47135 at Cambridge with 1C73 1135 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St on 050483

 

Saturday 21.05.1983

 

3132609.03 Cambridge - Birmingham NS.....(Cambridge - March)

31422 09.35 Norwich - Birmingham NS..... (March - Peterborough)

4725508.44 Newcastle - Yarmouth....., (Peterborough - Norwich)

31414+31418 15.57 Yarmouth - Birmingham NS..... (Norwich - March)

47158 19.04 Kings Lynn - Cambridge.... (Ely - Cambridge)

 

Tuesday 31.05.1983

 

On 31.05.1983 we had the curious case of the disappearing "37". With some rich pickings to be had, myself and Trevor were sat at Cambridge behind 47294 on the 16.15 to "the Street", when we saw Thornaby's 37015 roll in with the 14.35 Liverpool St. - Kings Lynn. "Nice, we will have that later" was the general opinion. Fast forward a couple of hours and we are stood at Ely watching this split box 37 arrive on the 17.33 from Kings Lynn. Rather confused to see 37088. That was the day we learnt that sometimes what went inot Kings Lynn, sometimes disappeared off on a freight!

 

 

31413 09.03 Cambridge - Birmingham NS..... (Cambridge - Ely)

4756808.35 Liverpool St. - Norwich (via CA)..... (Ely - Norwich)

47523 11.40 Norwich - Liverpool St...... (Norwich - Ipswich)

31320 12.20 Harwich PQ - Peterborough..... (Ipswich - Ely)

47007 14.06 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St...... (Ely - Cambridge)

4729416.15 Cambridge - Liverpool St...... (Cambridge - Whittlesford)

31209 15.35 Liverpool St. - Cambridge..... (Whittlesford - Cambridge)

37084 16.35 Liverpool St. - Kings Lynn..... (Cambridge - Ely)

37088 17.33 Kings Lynn - Liverpool St...... (Ely - Cambridge)

DMU..... (Cambridge - Ely)

37084 19.04 Kings Lynn - Cambridge..... (Ely - Cambridge)

 

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