5th July 2003

Past Time Rail
The Buxton Peaks

Locos Used 47784, 66102 & steam : 45407 (running as 45157) & 76079

Route:
1Z61 : Milton Keynes Central to Buxton
1Z62 : Buxton to Milton Keynes Central

Loco(s) Route
47784 Milton Keynes Central - Northampton - Rugby - Tamworth LL - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn - Warrington Bank Quay
76079 + 45157 Warrington Bank Quay Winwick Jn - Earlestown Newton-le-Willows - Astley - Eccles - Manchester Victoria Miles Platting Philips Park West Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Hazel Grove - Chapel-en-le-Frith - Buxton
66102 (1) Buxton Buxton UR Sidings
76079 + 45157 (2) Buxton UR Sidings Great Rocks Chinley
76079 + 45157 Chinley New Mills South Jn - Marple Wharf Jn Romiley - Woodley Hyde Jn - Guide bridge - Ashburys - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria
47784 Manchester Victoria (reverse of outward route) - Warrington Bank Quay - Acton Grange Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Milton Keynes Central

Notes :
(1) 76079 + 45157 on rear.
(2) 66102 on rear.

Sources : John Cottrell (on the train throughout) & Andy Pullar

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Milton Keynes Central 07.08d 07.08   22.10a 22.07
Hanslope Jn 07/16 ?   22/03 ?
Northampton 07.26a ~ 07.29d ??.?? ~ 07.29   21.50a ~ 21.52d 21.46 ~ 21.50
Long Buckby 07/42 ?   ? ?
Rugby 07.57a ~ 08.05d 07.54 ~ 08.05   21.28a ~ 21.30d ??.?? ~ 21.22
Nuneaton 08.21a ~ 08.30d 08.22 ~ 08.31   21.09a ~ 21.12d ??.?? ~ 21.03
Tamworth LL 08/57 ?   20/58 ?
Lichfield TV 09.03a ~ 09.05d 08.59 ~ 09.05   20.46a ~ 20.51d 20.38 ~ 20.45
Armitage 09/12 ?   20/40 ?
Colwich 09/19 ?   20/33 ?
Milford & Brocton 09/21 ?   ? ?
Stafford 09.28a ~ 09.35d 09.22 ~ 09.35   20.20a ~ 20.27d 20.18 ~ 20.21
Norton Bridge 09/42 ?   20/15 ?
Madeley 09/56 ?   ? ?
Crewe 10.11a ~ 10.16d 10.06 ~ 10.16   19.51a ~ 19.53d 19.54 ~ 19.57
Winsford SB 10/26 ?   ? ?
Weaver Jn 10/31 ?   19/35 ?
Acton Grange Jn 10/39 ?   19/30 ?
Walton Old Jn 10/50 ?  
Warrington Bank Quay 10.55a ~ 11.19d 10.37 ~ 11.19   19.24a ~ 19.26d 19.29 ~ 19.31
Winwick Jn 11/27 ?   19/19 ?
Earlestown 11/31 ?   19/17 ?
Newton-le-Willows 11/33 ?   19/15 ?
Astley 11/43 ?   19/08 ?
Eccles 11/51 ?   ? ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 11/59 ?   19/00 ?
Deal Street 12/02 ?   18/59 ?
Manchester Victoria 12.05a ~ 12.07d 12.04 ~ 12.09   18.32a ~ 18.56d 18.27 ~ 18.52
Miles Platting 12/13 ?   18/26 ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Philips Park West Jn 12/15 ?
Baguley Fold Jn 12/17 ?
Ashton Moss North Jn 12/22 ?
Heaton Norris Jn 12w37a ~ 13w07d 12.44 ~ 13.17
Stockport 13/10 13.23a ~ 13.26d
Edgeley No.1 13/12 ?
Hazel Grove 13/18 ?
Furness Vale 13/34 13/46
Chapel-en-le-Frith 13/46 13/56
Buxton 14.00a ~ 16.10d 14.06 ~ 16.10
Buxton SB 16.14a ~ 16.15d ?
Buxton UR Sidings 16.17a ~ 16.25d ?
Buxton SB 16.26a ~ 16.27d 16/19
Topley Pike 16/34 ?
Great Rocks Jn 16.44a ~ 16.46d 16/38
Peak Forest South SB 16.52a ~ 17.02d 16.41 ~ 16.45
Chinley North Jn 17/15 17/09
New Mills South Jn 17/23 ?
Marple Wharf Jn 17/43 ?
Romiley 17/46 ?
Woodley 17/50 ?
Hyde Jn 18/03 ?
Guide bridge 18/07 17/46
Ashburys 18/13 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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