The Trent Ouse Docker - REDATED

30/06/2018

Image courtesy of Martin Loader.

 

Saturday 30th June, 2018

 

FROM SEVERNSIDE TO HUMBERSIDE OUR CLASSIC TRAIN WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION WITH VISITS TO TWO OF THIS COUNTRY’S MAJOR PORTS.

 

As the first signs of Summer awaken we present this redated foray from the mid West and Midlands across country to the eastern sector of England, taking a part freight only routing to add more interest to the day (see below).

 

The first destination is the Port of Goole, inland of the coast and situated on the River Ouse, and we shall take our main line train well into the complex. From Goole we then continue eastward, picking up the north shore of the Humber Estuary to Kingston-Upon-Hull, where the Hull Docks branch is joined to take our train deep into this busy east coast port.

 

After the last joining point at Burton-on-Trent the proposed route for the day is:
- Castle Donnington - Trent Jns - Toton Centre - via Up & Down Erewash Slow - Ironville Jn - Mansfield - Shirebrook - Woodend Jn - Brancliffe East Jn - Maltby - St. Catherines Jn - via Low Ellers Curve - Potteric Carr Jn - Up Reception - Up Goods - Sand Bank Jn - Doncaster - Thorne Jn - Goole Up & Down Goods Loop (rev) - Goole Docks Complex (rev) - Goole Up & Down Goods Loop - Gilberdyke - Hessle Road Jn - Springbank North Jn - Hedon Road - Hull King George Dock (rev).

 

The return journey, after retracing the outward routing to Gilberdyke is via Selby - Doncaster - Mexborough - Aldwarke Jn - Beighton Jn - Chesterfield to Derby, then Burton-on-Trent and stations back to Westbury.

 

To enable this railtour excursion to run we very much appreciate the interest and co-operation of ABP at both Goole and Hull Docks, along with DB Cargo.

 

The on board catering will include a full buffet service with the Gricers Grill and real ales.

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE A PAIR OF DB CARGO CLASS 66s OPERATING IN TOP 'N' TAIL MODE.

 

 

Estimated Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Westbury 0515

0000

Bath Spa 0545 2335
Bristol Parkway 0610 2305
Cheltenham Spa
0655 2225
Bromsgrove 0735 2150
Northfield 0810 2135
Coleshill Parkway 0840 2105
Burton-on-Trent
0915 2015
Derby ------ 1945
Doncaster 1200 1835

 

It was hoped to offer Birmingham New Street as a pick up/set down station but this has proved a problem. Instead both Northfield and Coleshill Parkway have been added. Doncaster is now a pick up station also.

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4
Standard Class £99.00 £50.00
£376.00
First Class £139.00 £99.00 £536.00

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats are available at a supplement of £30 per person in First Class.

 

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Updated 23/03/18