Greater Anglia to Operate Charity Class 37 Farewell Tour

Greater Anglia to operate class 37 farewell charity charter train

On May 18th, Abellio Greater Anglia will be running a class 37 hauled charter train. The railtour will run from Norwich to Ely, Kings Lynn, London Liverpool Street and return. The tour will raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

The consist will be formed of 2 Direct Rail Services class 37s, along with 5 mark-2 coaches. For a number of years, Direct Rail Services class 37s have worked Greater Anglia services on the Wherry Lines, linking Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

The railtour will be an opportunity not to be missed because operations of DRS 37s on the Wherry lines is soon to come to an end, when new units Class 720 ‘Aventra’ and Class 745/755 ‘Flirt’ units come into service.

Timings for the Class 37 Greater Anglia Charity Farewell tour, can be found below.

Traction: 37409 + TBD (subject to change)

0943 Norwich Crown Point TRSMD to Norwich ECS
https://www.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1654639/18/05/19

Train 5G37 runs SO from 18/05/19 to 18/05/19

Norwich C.Pt. T.&R.S.M.D 0943
Thorpe Junction 0951
Norwich 0953

1020 Norwich to Ely PAX
https://www.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1654635/18/05/19

Train 1G37 runs SO from 18/05/19 to 18/05/19

Norwich 1020
Thorpe Junction 1021
Trowse Swing Bridge 1021
Trowse Jn 1022
Wymondham Co878 1027
Wymondham 1034
Attleborough 1039
Thetford 1052
Brandon 1100
Ely North Jn 1122
Ely 1125

1135 Ely to Kings Lynn PAX
https://www.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1654636/18/05/19

Train 1G38 runs SO from 18/05/19 to 18/05/19

Ely 1135
Ely North Jn 1138
Littleport 1143
Downham Market 1153
Watlington 1158
Kings Lynn 1207

1214 Kings Lynn to London Liverpool Street PAX
https://www.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1654637/18/05/19

Train 1G39 runs SO from 18/05/19 to 18/05/19

Kings Lynn 1214
Watlington 1222
Downham Market 1227-1236
Littleport 1247
Ely North Jn 1253
Ely 1255-1258
Ely Dock Jn 1259
Cambridge North 1311
Coldham Lane Jn 1312
Cambridge 1315
Shepreth Branch Jn 1319
Audley End 1331
Stansted North Junction 1339
Stansted Mountfitchet 1340
Bishops Stortford 1343
Harlow Town 1350
Broxbourne Jn 1355
Broxbourne 1357-1407
Cheshunt 1412
Brimsdown 1415
Tottenham South Jn 1421
Coppermill Junction 1422
Clapton Jn 1425
Hackney Downs 1430
Bethnal Green 1435
London Liverpool Street 1439

1627 London Liverpool Street to Norwich PAX
https://www.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1654638/18/05/19

Train 1G40 runs SO from 18/05/19 to 18/05/19

London Liverpool Street 1627
Bethnal Green 1630
Bow Junction 1632
Stratford 1633
Maryland 1634
Forest Gate Jn 1635
Ilford 1637
Gidea Park 1642
Shenfield 1649
Chelmsford 1657
Witham 1706
Marks Tey 1712
Colchester 1718
Manningtree 1724
Ipswich Halifax Junction 1733
Ipswich 1734
Ipswich East Suffolk Jn 1736
Ipswich Europa Junction 1737
Stowmarket 1746
Haughley Jn 1748
Diss 1758
Trowse Jn 1816
Trowse Swing Bridge 1817
Thorpe Junction 1817
Norwich 1819

1830 Norwich to Norwich Crown Point TRSMD ECS
https://www.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1654640/18/05/19

Train 5G40 runs SO from 18/05/19 to 18/05/19

Norwich 1833
Thorpe Junction 1834
Norwich C.Pt. T.&R.S.M.D 1843

Jonathan Denby, Head of Corporate Affairs for Greater Anglia said:

“We’re delighted to be running this special Class 37 railtour to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. It’s an extremely worthwhile cause focused on the region we serve and supported by many of our employees. With the introduction of the new trains from the summer, the Class 37s are nearing the end of time operating Greater Anglia services.

“Taking in routes which have been synonymous with Class 37 locomotives in the past, we hope the trip will be very popular and generate an impressive contribution to EACH funds. It promises to be a great day out for all involved.”

Elaine John, Head of Major Supporters for EACH said:

“We’ve been privileged to benefit from the first two special charter trains and are delighted Greater Anglia’s continuing its support this year. This will be a wonderful opportunity for rail enthusiasts to travel behind these locomotives before they leave East Anglia whilst also supporting children, young people and their families across the region.”

Tickets for the rail tour can be purchased at https://public.greenrailtravel.co.uk.

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