20th April 2002

P.M.R. Tours
The Citadel Express

Locos Used 31602, 33108 & steam: 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Stock Used (1) 3143+99125+4951+4994+1981+99680+99318+4940+4984+5032

Route :
1Z48 : Birmingham International to Carlisle
1Z49 : Carlisle to Birmingham International

Loco(s) Route
33108 + 31602 Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Crewe
6233 Crewe - (via WCML) - Carlisle
6233 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Crewe
31602 + 33108 Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International

Notes:
(1) Plus support coach (identity required) whilst 6233 was on the train.

Sources : Mark Sutton & Gordon Jakes

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Jakes)


33108 & 31602 at Crewe in the morning.


6233 and support coach at Crewe.


6233 on arrival into Carlisle...


....and ready to leave again...


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Jakes)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Birmingham International 06.02d ?   22.12a ?
4.33 Stechford 06/07 ?   22/05 ?
7.22 Aston 06/16 ?   21/55 ?
9.43 Perry Barr North Jn 06/21 ?   21/51 ?
14.01 Bescot Stadium 06/28 ?   21/46 ?
15.19 Darlaston Jn 06/37 ?   21/45 ?
18.18 Portobello Jn 06/40 ?   21/41 ?
20.08 Wolverhampton 06.46a ~ 06.54d ?   21.28a ~ 21.35d ?
20.45 Wolverhampton North Jn 06/57 ?   21/25 ?
21.56 Bushbury Jn 07/00 ?   21/23 ?
35.22 Stafford No.4 07/11 ?   21/11 ?
35.33 Stafford 07.13a ~ 07.15d 07.11 ~ 07.15   21.08a ~ 21.10d ?
40.58 Norton Bridge 07/22 ?   20/59 ?
51.64 Madeley 07/32 07/30   20/38 ?
58.12 Basford Hall Jn 07/44 07/35   20/32 ?
59.70
0.00
Crewe [P12] 07L52a ~ 08L32d 07.40 ~ 08.32   20L01a ~ 20L32d 19.56 ~ ??.??
7.41 Winsford SB 08/42 08/45   19/50 19/37 [SL]
16.41 Weaver Jn SB 08/50 08/51   19/42 19/29
22.20 Acton Grange Jn 08/56 08/55   19/36 19/23
24.11 Warrington Bank Quay 08/58 08/58   19/33 19/20
27.44 Winwick Jn 09/01 09/03   19/28 19/17
34.49 Springs Branch Jn 09/08 ?   19/20 19/09
35.71 Wigan North Western 09/09 09/13   19/19 19/08
43.42 Balshaw Lane 09/17 ?   19/14 18/54
45.46 Euxton Jn 09/19 09/22   19/10 ?
51.01 Preston 09/28 09/27   19/01 18.37 ~ 18.44
(55.26) Barton & Broughton Loop 09*37 ~ 09*47 09.35 ~ 09.45  
71.79 Lancaster 10/07 10/04   18/33 18/14
(77.70) Carnforth UDL 10w14 ~ 11w14 10.14 ~ 11.08   17w35 ~ 18w25 17.39 ~ 18.04
78.05 Carnforth North Jn 11/17 ?   17/33 ?
91.10 Oxenholme 11/31 11/25   17/16 17/20
104.17 Tebay North 11/43 11/42   17/02 17/10
[Clifton & Lowther UL]
123.19 Penrith 12/14 12/06   16/40 16/39
141.08 Carlisle 12w47a 12.45   16w14d 16.14


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