6th December 2003

John Fishwick & Sons
The Lincolnshire Poacher

Locos Used steam : 34027 (Running as 34045 "Ottery St Mary")
diesel : 47750, 66002 & 66189

Route:
1Z71 : Blackpool North to Lincoln Central
1Z72 : Lincoln Central to Blackpool North

Loco(s) Route
66189 Blackpool North - Poulton-le-Fylde - Preston
34027 + 66189 (1) Preston - Euxton Jn - Wigan North Western - Golborne Jn - Parkside Jn - Astley - Eccles - Manchester Victoria - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Rochdale - Littleborough - Hedben Bridge - Brighouse - Mirfield - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Oakenshaw Jn - Hare Park Jn - Moorthorpe - Adwick - Doncaster - Doncaster RMT
66189 (2) Doncaster RMT - Flyover West Jn - Bessacar Jn - Gainsborough Lea Road - West Holmes Jn - Lincoln Central
66002 (3) Lincoln Central - (reverse of outward route) - Doncaster RMT
66189 Doncaster RMT - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria
47750 Manchester Victoria - Bolton - Chorley - Preston - Poulton-le-Fylde - Blackpool North

Notes :
(1) 34027 was failed at Preston with AWS/TPWS fault. The fault was repaired at Doncaster but the loco was low on coal and was reported left at Doncaster. Subsequent reports suggest 34027 did not work the train after the TPWS was repaired "owing to the need to have the loco re-certified as fit to run after the repair".
(2) 66002 on rear.
(3) 66189 on rear.

Sources : various including Nick Roberts & Andy Pullar

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Blackpool North 06.35d 06.35   22.28a 22.34
Carlton LC 06/39 ?   22/22 ?
Poulton-le-Fylde 06.42a ~ 06.44d ?   22.17a ~ 22.19d ?
Kirkham & Wesham 06/52 06/53   22/10 22/18
Fylde Jn 07/04 ?   22/00 ?
Preston 07L06a ~ 07L32d 07.04 ~ 07.32   21.46a ~ 21.59d 21.44 ~ 21.59
Ribble Jn 07/34 ?   21/44 ?
Farington Curve Jn 07/36 07/36   21/43 21/33
Leyland 07.39a ~ 07.42d ?   21.35a ~ 21.37d ?
Euxton Jn 07/45 07/45   21/32 21/26
Balshaw Lane Jn 07/49 07/48  
Wigan North Western 07/57 07/58  
Wigan South Jn 07/58 ?  
Springs Branch Jn 07/59 08/00  
Golborne Jn 08/09 08/05  
Parkside Jn 08/16 ?  
Astley 08/27 08/20  
Eccles 08/33 08/25  
Ordsall Lane Jn 08/41 08/29  
Chorley   21.23a ~ 21.25d 21.21 ~ 21.23
Lostock Hall Jn   21/14 21/12
Bolton   21.06a ~ 21.09d 21.05 ~ 21.08
Salford Crescent   20/54 20/54
Deal Street Jn 08/44 ?   20/51 ?
Manchester Victoria 08.47a ~ 08.50d 08.38 ~ 08.59   20L27a ~ 20L50d 20.24 ~ 20.50
Miles Platting Jn 08/56 09/02   20/22 20/15
Thorpes Bridge Jn 08/58 09/04   20/20 19/35
Vitriol SB 09/03 09/08   20/08 19/30
Rochdale 09/15 09/17   19/58 19/25
Littleborough 09/20 09/18   19/53 19/20
Hall Royd Jn 09/29 09/28   19/45 19/14
Hebden Bridge 09/36 09/34   19/38 19/10
Milner Royd Jn 09/29 09/28   19/32 19/03
Greetland Jn 09/56 ?   19/29 ?
Brighouse 10.01a ~ 10.32d ?   19.01a ~ 19.24d ?
Bradley Wood Jn 10/36 10/21   18/59 18/53
Heaton Lodge Jn 10/38 10/36   18/57 18/49
Mirfield East Jn 10/40 ?   18/54 ?
Thornhill LNW Jn 10/41 ?   ? ?
Horbury Jn 10/53 10/55   18/43 18/15
Wakefield Kirkgate 10/59 11/00   18/39 18/12
Calder Bridge Jn 11/04 ?   18/34 ?
Crofton West Jn 11/07 ?   18/30 ?
Hare Park Jn 11/13 11/12   18/26 18/04
South Kirkby Jn 11/21 11/19   18/21 17/55
Adwick Jn 11/26 ?   18/17 ?
Adwick 11/27 11/24   18/15 17/50
Doncaster 11/35 11/31   18/04 17/45
Doncaster Decoy 11/40 ?   18/01 ?
Doncaster RMT 11L42a ~ 12L36d 11.37 ~ 12.34   17L11a ~ 17L59d 17.01 ~ 17.40
Bessacarr Jn 12/40 12/37   17/07 16/58
Trent Jn 12/58 12/56   16/44 16/39
Gainsborough Lea Road 13/00 ?   16/40 ?
West Holmes Jn 13/23 ?   16/18 ?
Lincoln Central 13.26a 13.36   16.15d 16.16


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