ECML Route Knowledge

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  1. wensley

    wensley Established Member

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    A few questions to see how well people know the East Coast Mainline and associated routes...

    1) First tunnel from York in the Up direction

    2) BOTH stations where the Hertford Loop joins/leaves the mainline.

    3) At which side of the ECML (up or down) will you find...
    i) Bounds Green T&RSMD
    ii) Heaton T&RSMD
    iii) Doncaster RMT

    4) TWO Manually controlled level crossings from Eaglescliffe South Jn to Northallerton High Jn

    5) Alternative name for Welwyn Viaduct

    6) ALL junctions between Doncaster and York

    7) All stations from Sunderland to York

    8) Number of sidings at York Holgate (Excl Loop)

    9) Stations SOUTH of the border where East Coast crews dispatch themselves

    10) Speed limit for Up trains from Up Fast to Up Slow at Northallerton
     
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  3. Darandio

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    10) 70mph. (And at times has been absolutely frightening to watch some freight move over)
     
  4. wensley

    wensley Established Member

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    Correct! Congratulations :) Obviously most are Class 6 so don't hit it 'full whack'...charters can be interesting!
     
  5. rail-britain

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    Horrendous, worked on the ECML between Aberdeen and Newcastle, what happened to north of Newcastle?

    Bounds Green Up (east)
    Heaton Up (east)
    Doncaster, taking a guess but also Up as it is the only other route I have seen

    11)
    Name the station where a Class 91 loco will not be on the platform, during a normal scheduled station stop?
     
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    Don't know

    Alexandra Palace and Stevenage although to be pedant, it's actually Langley Junction at the north end which doesn't have a station.

    1.) Bounds Green can be found on the Up.
    2.) Heaton t&RSMD can be found on the Up
    3.) DOncaster RMT can be found on the Down.

    Don't know

    Digswell Viaduct

    Don't know

    Don't know

    Don't know
     
  7. Darandio

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    Morpeth
     
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    I reckon it's Alnmouth for Alnwick as there's one or two East Coast's which do stop there.
     
  9. OxtedL

    OxtedL Established Member Quizmaster

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    4) Low Gates, and errrr....

    Cough, no I didn't look that up cough.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    6)
    Doncaster North
    Marshgate
    Shaftholme
    Temple Hirst
    Hambleton (South + North)
    Colton (+North)
    Holgate
     
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    I'm sticking with Morpeth, definetely northbound anyway, simply because the "MkIV Stop Here" sign is beyond the platform, roughly 23-25m or so.
     
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    I've never been unlucky enough to be on a East Coast stopping there :p hence why I've never noticed the sign you mention but with the speed restriction there, how much time would be lost by adding a stop there?
     
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    Not sure how much of a penalty it is stopping there, of course it is lessened by the 50mph curve, however, on weekdays they have 6 diagrams calling there northbound and 4 south, a quick glance at the timetable doesn't suggest too much in the way of lost time.
     
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    1) Stoke Tunnel
     
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    going via Eaglescliffe and Yarm
    Seaham
    Hartlepool
    Seaton Carew
    Billingham
    Stockton
    Eaglescliffe
    Yarm
    Northallerton
    Thirsk
    York

    via Eaglescliffe and Darlington
    Seaham
    Hartlepool
    Seaton Carew
    Billingham
    Stockton
    Eaglescliffe
    Allens West
    Teesside Airport
    Dinsdale
    Darlington
    Northallerton
    Thirsk
    York

    Going via Newcastle
    Heworth
    Newcastle
    Chester-le-Street
    Durham
    Darlington
    Northallerton
    Thirsk
    York
     
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    Peascliffe EDIT - Balby Road 'Tunnel' Is on my route maps however i suspect it could be Askham Tunnel (which IIRC is 57 Yds in length)

    Wood Green/Stevenage

    i) East
    ii) East
    iii) West


    Can only guess one - Low Gates?

    Unsure

    Mainline? or including Diversions

    Sunderland, Seaham, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Billingham, Stockton, Eaglesclife, Yarm, Northallerton, Thirsk, York

    unknown

    Alnmouth, Morpeth (only when unstaffed - or by prior arrangement) Northallerton

    45

    FTT
     
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    It isn't, it's 70.
     
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    1. Balby Bridge Tunnel 95 yds

    2. Alexandra Palace/Stevenage

    3.Bounds Green UP
    Heaton Park UP
    Doncaster Down

    4.Low Gates and Urlay Nook

    5. Digswell

    6. Holgate junc, Dringhouses North junc, Colton junc, Hambleton North/South juncs, Temple Hirst junc, Joan Croft junc, Marshgate junc, Doncaster North junc,

    7. See other answers

    8. 3 sidings

    9/10. Haven't a clue
     
  18. wensley

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    People are doing OK here so far. 4 seems to have got a few people out. Remember we are talking between Yarm Station and Northallerton East Jn Here. Low Gates is right but the other is a CCTV crossing controlled by Low Gates...
     
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    I won't post any names as I've had to look them up - but Quail shows three crossings (one MCB outside the box and two CCTV), all supervised by Low Gates?
     
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    I've only ever been aware of the MCB and the one CCTV furthest from the box, not sure about the centre CCTV but I would have to check that...
     
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    Would number 4 be Low Gates and Long Lane?
     
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