26th April 2003

The Ffestiniog Railway (Dee & Mersey Group) and The Chester Model Railway Club
The North Eastern Express

Loco Used 66145
Stock Used 6310+3181+3069+3068+3148+17056+1842+4927+4963+4902+5029+5322+5275

Route:
1Z71 : Hooton to Newcastle
1Z72 : Newcastle to Hooton

Loco Route
66145 Hooton - Bache - Chester - Mickle Trafford - Frodsham Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - (via WCML) - Carlisle
66145 Carlisle - Hexham - Norwood Jn - Low Fell Jn - Ferryhill SOuth Jn - Norton South Jn - Stockton Cut Jn - Eaglescliffe - Darlington - Durham - King Edward Bridge South Jn - Newcastle
66145 Newcastle - (via ECML) - York - Church Fenton - Milford SB - Castleford - Altofts Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Horbury Jn - Mirfield - Bradley Wood Jn - Greetland Jn - Hebden Bridge - Copy Pit - Blackburn - Lostock Hall Jn - Farington Jn - Euxton Jn - (via WCML) - Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Hooton

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required (above route is from booked timings).

Sources : various including Scott Spencer, Solomon Riley & Alan Russell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including John Cowlishaw)

Location Booked Actual
Hooton 07.04d ?
Bache 07.15a ~ 07.18d ?
Chester North Jn 07/20 ?
Chester 07.22a ~ 07.25d 07.21 ~ 07.27
Mickle Trafford 07/31 ?
Helsby 07.36a ~ 07.39 07.37 ~ 07.39
Frodsham 07.45a ~ 07.48d 07.44 ~ 07.47
Frodsham Jn 07/51 ?
Acton Grange Jn 07/57 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 07.59a ~ 08.02d 07.58 ~ 08.02
Dallam Jn 08/05 ?
Winwick Jn 08/08 ?
Springs Branch Jn 08/14 ?
Wigan Station Jn 08/15 ?
Wigan North Western 08/16 ?
Balshaw Lane Jn 08/23 ?
Euxton Jn 08/25 ?
Preston 08/32 ?
Barton & Broughton DPL 08.42 ~ 09.05 ?
Lancaster 09.26a ~ 09.34d ?
Morecambe South Jn 09/37 ?
Carnforth North Jn 09/40 ?
Oxenholme 09/52 ?
Grayrigg 10.10 ~ 10.09 ?
Tebay 10/17 ?
Penrith 10/37 ?
Carlisle 10.54a ~ 11.21d ??.?? ~ 11.21
London Road Jn 11/23 ?
Petteril Bridge Jn 11/24 ?
Brampton 11/38 ?
Haltwhistle 11/51 ?
Haydon Bridge 12/01 ?
Hexham 12/08 ?
Blaydon 12/31 ?
Gateshead Metro Centre 12/34 ?
Norwood Jn 12/37 ?
Low Fell Jn 12/43 ?
Birtley 12/55 12/51
Durham 13.04a ~ 13.06d ?
Tursdale Jn 13/14 ?
Ferryhill South Jn 13/18 ?
Norton South Jn 13/36 13/45
Hartburn North Jn 13/43 ?
Stockton Cut Jn 13/49 ?
Eaglescliffe 13/51 ?
Darlington 14/05 14/13
Ferryhill South Jn 14/15 ?
Tursdale Jn 14/17 ?
Durham 14/23 14/36
Birtley 14/31 ?
King Edward Bridge South Jn 14/35 ?
Newcastle 14.37a ~ 16.50d 14.52 ~ 16.50
King Edward Bridge South Jn 16/52 ?
Birtley 16/57 ?
Durham 17.06a ~ 17.09d ??.?? ~ 17.10
Tursdale Jn 17/17 ?
Ferryhill South Jn 17/26 ?
Darlington 17/37 ?
Northallerton 17/48 ?
Thirsk 17/57 ?
Tollerton 18/09 ?
Skelton Jn 18/18 ?
York 18.21a ~ 18.28d 18.21 ~ 18.27
Colton Jn 18/39 ?
Church Fenton 18/45 ?
Milford SB 18/52 ?
Castleford 18/59 ?
Altofts Jn 19/03 ?
Wakefield Kirkgate 19/09 ?
Horbury Jn 19/17 ?
Mirfield East Jn 19/31 ?
Heaton Lodge Jn 19/38 ?
Bradley Wood Jn 19/45 ?
Greetland Jn 19/56 ?
Milner Royd Jn 20/02 ?
Hebden Bridge 20/08 ?
Hall Royd Jn 20/12 ?
Copy Pit 20/20 ?
Gannow Jn 20/28 ?
Accrington 20/36 ?
Daisyfield Jn 20/43 ?
Blackburn 20.45a ~ 20.48d ?
Lostock Hall Jn 20/59 ?
Farington Jn 21/02 ?
Euxton Jn 21/05 ?
Balshaw Lane Jn 21/07 ?
Wigan North Western 21/15 ?
Wigan Station Jn 21/16 ?
Springs Branch Jn 21/17 ?
Winwick Jn 21/23 ?
Dallam Jn 21/27 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 21.29a ~ 21.31d ?
Walton Old Jn 21/34 ?
Acton Grange Jn 21/36 ?
Frodsham Jn 21/42 ?
Frodsham 21.44a ~ 21.47d ?
Helsby 21.53a ~ 21.56d ?
Mickle Trafford 22/03 ?
Chester 22.13a ~ 22.20d ?
Chester North Jn 22/23 ?
Bache 22.27a ~ 22.29d ?
Hooton 22.39a ?


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