3rd December 2000

Branch Line Society
Chester & Holyhead Railtour

DMU Used 153358

Route : 1Z90 throughout

DMU Route
153358
Chester [P2 (booked P3)] - Chester South Jn
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Chester South Jn - Chester C+W Sidings
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Chester C+W Sidings - Chester South Jn - Saltney Jn - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction (west of station)
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Llandudno Junction (west of station) - Glan Conwy Freight Depot
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Glan Conwy Freight Depot - Llandudno Junction (west of station)
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Llandudno Junction (west of station) - Llandudno Junction [P4]
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Llandudno Junction - Penmaenmawr - Bangor (Down Main)
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Bangor (Down Main) - Bangor Freight Sidings (run-round loop between Plat.3 & freight Sidings)
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Bangor Freight Sidings - Llanfairpwll - Valley - Holyhead [P2] (1)
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Holyhead [P2] - Valley - Turning Triangle South Stub
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Valley Turning Triangle South Stub - East Stub
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Valley Triangle East Stub - Valley
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Valley - Llanfairpwll - Bangor (Up Main) - Penmaenmawr - Quarry Jn
153358
Penmaenmawr Quarry Jn - Penmaenmawr Quarry
153358 Penmaenmawr Quarry - Llandudno Junction [P1] - via Up Passenger Loop (full length) - Rhyl - Chester

Notes :
(1) Timing sheet would suggest that tour was booked to travel into Holyhead L.I.P. & then reverse twice to enter Holyhead station. This move was refused by First North Western.
(2) Photo-stop at Llandudno Junction on return cancelled. (Too dark for photos, but it would have been nice to stretch legs after a couple of hours on a class 153).

Source : Alan Sheppard (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Location

Booked Actual
Chester [P2] 10.45d 10.46d
Chester South Jn 10.47 ~ 10.52 10.48 ~ 10.50
Chester C+W 10.58 ~ 11.03 10.54 ~ 10.58
Chester South Jn 11/09 11.01 ~ 11.04
Saltney Jn 11/11 11.06 ~ 11.08
Rockcliffe Hall 11/17 11/17
Holywell Jn 11/23 11/23
Rhyl (Down Main) 11/34 11/34
Colwyn Bay 11/44 11/43
Llandudno Junction [P4] ? 11.47 ~ 11.48
Llandudno Junction (Down Main) 11.48 ~ 12.16 11.49 ~ 11.51
Glan Conwy Freight Depot ? 11.58 ~ 12.00
Llandudno Junction (Down Main) ? 12.06 ~ 12.06
Llandudno Junction [P4] 12.28 ~ 12.33 12p08 ~ 12p40
Penmaenmawr 12/45 12/52
Bangor (Down Main) 12.55 ~ 13.10 13.04 ~ 13.05
Bangor Freight Sidings ? 13.09 ~ 13.10
Menai Bridge 13/13 13/18
Llanfairpwll 13/15 13/20
Gaerwen Jn 13/18 13/23
Valley 13/31 13/35
Holyhead L.I.P. 13.39 RM 13.44 DIV
Holyhead [P2] 13.50a ~ 14.49d 13.43 ~ 14.33
Valley 14/54 14/42
Valley Nuclear Electric Triangle 14.59a ~
Turning Triangle South Stub 14.44 ~ 14.47
Turning Triangle East Stub 14.51 ~ 15.00
Valley Nuclear Electric Triangle ~ 15.04d ^
Valley 15.09 ~ 15.14 15.04 ~ 15.05
Gaerwen Jn 15/28 15/20
Llanfairpwll 15/31 15/23
Menai Bridge 15/33 15/25
Bangor (Up Main) 15/35 15/28
Penmaenmawr 15.44 ~ 15.49 15.38 ~ 15.39
Penmaenmawr Quarry 15.57 ~ 16.05 15.51 ~ 16.02
Penmaenmawr Quarry Jn 16/10 16.04 ~ 16.07
Llandudno Junction [P1] 16p17 ~ 16p22 16.17 (2) 16.18
Colwyn Bay 16/27 16/24
Rhyl 16/37 16/34
Holywell Jn 16/53 16.54 ~ 16.58
Rockcliffe Hall 16/58 17/04
Saltney Jn 17/05 17/15
Chester South Jn 17/09 17/18
Chester [P4b] 17.11a 17.19a


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