All Line Rover July 2012

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dcd

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I am starting my ALR tomorrow follow @dcd197 on twitter #alrjuly2012 to follow progress if you are interested.

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dcd

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This is my fifth. 1969,1970 second class. 2010,2011,2012 first class.


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Here is the summary the plan is attached.

It was surprising how many journeys were on time or within 2 minutes of time.

July 8
XC 1M34 Southampton Central to Reading via Guildford. Wifi working on 220013. No Catering available except if first class. Departed on time.
Not a good start 12min late at Fareham.
Back on time at Petersfield.
Arrived on time at Reading.

GW 1O70 with 166205 to Redhill departed on time.
Arrived Redhill 2mins late, which was fairly consistent since Reading.
Lunch break and watch F1 GP on my iPad.

SN service 2B15 to Tonbridge. Departed on time with 377468.
Arrived Tonbridge 1min early, early throughout.

SE 2R72 to Ashford with 465931 left Tonbridge on time at 15:24.
Arrived Ashford (int) 3 min late. Has been 1 or 2 minutes late throughout.

SE 1J44 Ashford to Margate with 395004 departed on time.
Arrived at Margate on time.

SE 1P58/1P59 to London Victoria in 375622. departed on time.
Just left Faversham where trains have joined now 1P58. Departed on time.
Arrived London Victoria on time. Early or on time throughout.Off for food and then to Euston.

SR 1S25 to Inverness in Sleeper 1st class cabin. Pulled by 90019 in the first instance departed 4 min late.
Arrived Inverness 6 min early now behind 67017. Has been early at all points that I was awake.

9 July

SR 2H81 to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1st class, although it is marked as first class in the NR timetable it is declassified, with 158707. Departed on time
Arrived Kyle of Lochalsh 3 min early. Have been a minute or two late or early throughout the journey.

SR 2H82 to Inverness with 158707
in charge again still in Non Functional 1st class. Departed on time.
Arrived Inverness 1min early . Very punctual throughout. Friendly on board staff.


SR 1A56 to Aberdeen with 158707 again. This time 1st class is 1st class and exactly the same seat as from Kyle. On time.
Arrived Aberdeen 3 min early. Had been on time throughout.

GR 1E30 to Edinburgh with t/t 43300/43277. Departed on time
No hot food available as it was not loaded!
Got lots of Sandwiches though 4 of each option.
Arrived Edinburgh Waverly 2 min early, had been early - up to 4 min throughout.

SR 1R85 to Glasgow QS with 170404 on time.
Arrived Glasgow QS 1 early. Again on time or early throughout.

SR 2H51 to Hyndland with 334021 on time.
Arrived Hyndland 5 min LATE only just made next connection.

SR 2F36 to Glasgow Central with 320301 on time
Arrived Glasgow Central on time.

SR 1M11 to London Euston with 90039 in charge. Departed on time
Arrived London Euston 14 Early.

10 July

HT 1H01 to Hull with hired in GC 180101 on time.
Nice bacon baguette and sponge cake for breakfast. Plenty of tea and water complimentary.
Arrived Hull on time.On time or early throughout.

TP 1K11 to Selby with 170304 on time
Arrived Selby on time

NT 2R88 to York with 158797 departed on time
Arrived York on time had been 2 min late at Sherburn

GC 1A65 to Kings Cross with t/t 43480/43484 on time
Arrived , outside Kings Cross 12 min early, but finally 3 late had varied between 2 late and 12 early at timing points.

FC 2C22 to Cambridge with 317343+317337 on time
Arrived Cambridge 2 min early varied between 3 early to 1 late on the way

LE 2H55 to Liverpool Street with 317668/317887 2 min late
Arrived Liverpool Street on time despite late start.

SR sleeper 1S25 to Dundee with 90035. Departing on time
Arrived Dundee behind 67019 running 18 minutes late nearly missed the connection.

11 July
XC 1V54 to Plymouth with 43357/43285 on time.
Was not a happy person. On a 10 hour journey and no food.No power to galley.
Sandwiches loaded at Birmingham after requests to train manager who did his best.
He said XC knew that 1 out of the 4 HST sets had no power to the Galley but still loaded hot food with no means of heating it.
Arrived at Plymouth 4 min early fluctuated between a maximum of 5 late and 5 early throughout.

GW 1C86 for Penzance with 43147/43142 departed 3 min late
Arrived Plymouth 1min early, had been within 2 minutes all the way

GW 1A40 sleeper to Paddington with 57604 departed on time.
Arrived Paddington 37min early.

12 July

CH 1R14 to Birmingham with 67013/82305 departed on time
Arrived Birmingham Moor Street 14 min late, on time until Ayno Junction 2 min late on approach toMoor Street held for Royal Train

LM 1V25 to Hereford with 170504 departed on time
Arrived Hereford on time

AW 1V79 to Cardiff Central departed 6 min late with 158833
Arrived Cardiff Central 3 min late

AW 2Y49 to Barry Island departed 2 min late with 143606+143608
Arrived Barry Island on time

AW 2M38 to Cardiff Central with 143606+143608 departed 1 min late
Arrived Cardiff Central on time

AW 1W91 (WAG) to Chester with 67003 departed on time
Excellent food - best by far of the trip.
Arrived Chester 5 min early. max 1 min late en route

VT 1A68 to Crewe with 221103 departed on time
Arrived at Crewe on time throughout

VT 1A73 to London Euston with 390155 departed on time
Arrived London Euston 2 min early has been on time throughout

SR 1S26/1B26 to Edinburgh with 90019 to start. On time.
Hardly slept at all as wheel seemed to have a flat and everything was shaking and rattling. Staff let me move to disabled cabin which was only one free but the effects were soon evident there as well so gave up and went to lounge car.
Arrived Edinburgh behind 90024 on time .

13 July

GR 1E05 to York with 82201/91117 departed on time.
Very good breakfast.
Arrived York on time -up to 3 late enroute

NT 1B26 to Preston with 158759 departed on time
Arrived Preston 1 min late. Between 1 early and 3 late en route

NT 2F55 to Liverpool Lime Street with 156425 Departed on time
Packed to the gunnels
Arrived Liverpool Lime St. 1 min late. Had been up to 6 late enroute

NT 2F66 to Wigan NorthWestern with 142056 departed on time
Arrived Wigan NorthWestern 2 min late up to 6 min late enroute

VT 1S70 to Lancaster with 221111 Departed on time
Arrived Lancaster on time throughout

TP 1C54 to Barrow in Furness with 185109 departed 1 min late
Arrived Barrow in Furness 1 min early up to 3 late along the way.

NT 2C47 to Carlisle with 156444 departed on time
Arrived Carlisle 2min early. Up to 3 min late en route

VT 1S93 to Edinburgh with 221114 departed 20 min late
Arrived Edinburgh 12 min late. Up to 20 min late enroute
Problems in Birmingham Area.

SR 1C11/1M11 to London Euston with 90024 about 30 mins late
different set from that coming up last night so got a good nights sleep.
Arrived London Euston behind 90019. 25 min early

14 July

EM 1D06 to Nottingham with 222003 departed on tIme
Arrived Nottingham 1min early up to 2 min early enroute

1Y20 to Sheffield with 158901.Departed 1 min late
Arrived Sheffield on time max 2min late enroute

NT 2P65 to Lincoln with 144002 departed 4 min late
Arrived Lincoln on time. 4min max latenes
70013 Oliver Cromwell in Lincoln Station when I arrived

EM 2K35 to Peterborough with 153319 departed 7 min late
Arrived at Peterborough 7 min late. Had been up to 9 min late

XC 1L42 to Stansted with 170104 departed on time
Arrived Stansted Airport on time, between 2 late and 2 early on the way

Here I departed from plan as there was an earlier train for Liverpool Street at the adjacent platform.

LE 1B89 to London Liverpool Street with 379015+379020 departed on time
Arrived London Liverpool Street on time. 1min early or late on the way.

LE 1K86 to Southend Victoria with 321426+321365 departed on time.
Arrived Southend Victoria 3 min late max 1min late on the whole journey up to Southend Airport.

CC 1B47 to London Fenchurch Street with 357031+357036. Departed on time.
This departed from Southend Central after I managed to persuade the dateline person that an All Line Rover was valid on his line.
Arrived Fenchurch Street 3 min early, 1 or 2 mins late most of the way

SW 1B69 to Southampton Central with 444029 departed on time
Arrived Southampton Central on time it has been 2 early all the way to until Eastleigh

SW 2R71 to Romsey with 158880 departed on time
Arrived Romsey 1 min early all the way.


Total Miles clocked up 6320.1

I was away for 6 days 14hours 32 minutes from catching first train until leaving the last.

I was on train for 5days and 14 minutes and off train for 1day 14hours 18minutes

Longest Journey 11hours 33minutes
Shortest Journey 9minutes

Longest time off train 3hours 16minutes
Shortest time off train 1min
 

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David Goddard

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Thats a super log. We did just over 5000 on our two week Rover but stayed in hotels, unlike your trip that took a sleeper every night (good plan, that I think we will try next time we do one!)
Thanks for sharing this- lots of ideas for others to use on their ALRs.
 

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HT 1H01 to Hull with hired in GC 180101 on time.
Nice bacon baguette and sponge cake for breakfast. Plenty of tea and water complimentary.
Arrived Hull on time.On time or early throughout.
On this service, was the food and drink complimentary, or did you have to pay for any of it?
If so, how much?

Equally, when you used the sleeper Lounge Cars
Did you find they were busy, if so did you have any issue getting a seat (especially northbound)
Did you buy anything?
My recommendation is the Haggis, if still available
 

dcd

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On this service, was the food and drink complimentary, or did you have to pay for any of it?
If so, how much?
It was complimentary.

Equally, when you used the sleeper Lounge Cars
Did you find they were busy, if so did you have any issue getting a seat (especially northbound)
Did you buy anything?
My recommendation is the Haggis, if still available
I only used the lounge car on the early departing trains and had no problem getting a seat. In the morning I was usually the only one in the Lounge Car if I woke up early.
On the last Southbound sleeper there was no lounge car.
I bought the beef Casserole which was very good.
The first class continental breakfast was very good with
Tea/Coffee Croisant with butter and Jam, Fruit salad, Yogurt and Orange Juice.
The Haggis was still available.
 

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Forgot to say in summary that I reserved all reservable seats forward facing window with table and power point preferably on the right side of the train. It turned out that most were rear facing or the wrong side of the train or no power point even when they were available elsewhere in the coach or in the next. So I don't think I ever sat in my reserved seat.

There were a couple of occasions where I was the only passenger in the coach.


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