The “York and the line that time forgot” Railtour, Sat 160411
A rather pompous name for, basically, a UK Railtours “ADEX” to York! .A rateable start for us, with 30 or so joining at Willesden Jn HL, a rare loco hauled calling point. Royal 67005 then coasted along the NLL passing Gospel Oak and Camden Rd before descending the incline for a storm down the ECML to York.
The return took in Gainsborough Lea Rd, Lincoln, Sleaford avoider, Spalding and Peterboro before a reverse of the outward route. At Hitchin a Fastline grid was still stabled outside the depot and a signal stop at Welwyn GC saw an announcement “please do not join the train at platform 2 as it will take you far away, somewhere you don’t want to go to”! The final destination was Woking!
Obviously our local TOC was cancelling umpteen trains to make our journey home a farce, with vocals from the victorious Man City fans!!
York Adex and NRM phots
Thanks to UK Railtours for a cheap and cheerful day out