6th March 2004

? V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle) ?
???

Loco(s) Used 67003 & 67004
Stock Used 3273+1566+3267+3182+1953+3275+3247+17167+10729

Route:
1Z40 : Manchester Victoria to Bath Spa
1Z41 : Bath Spa to Manchester Victoria

Loco(s) Route
67003 + 67004 Manchester Victoria - Eccles - Newton-le-Willows - Eccles - Winwick Jn - (via WCML) - Crewe - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - (1) Wolverhampton (1) - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Kings Norton - Barnt Green - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Stapleton Road - Dr Days Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa
67004 Bath Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Borsesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Norton Bridge - Stone - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Alsager - Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria

Notes :
(1) Train was booked direct Bushbury Jn to Portobello Jn.

Sources : various

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 08.00d 08.02   22.29a 22.27
Deal Street Jn 08/02 ?   ? ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 08/08 08/06   22/24 22/22
Eccles 08/13 08/14   22/15 22/18
Astley 08/21 08/19   22/08 22/10
Newton-le-Willows 08/28 08/29   21/59 22/03
Earlestown 08/33 ?   21/57 ?
Winwick Jn 08/35 08/34   21/55 21/52
Dallam Jn 08/37 ?   ? ?
Warrington Bank Quay 08/38 08/38   21/52 21/49
Acton Grange Jn 08/40 08/39   21/50 21/47
Weaver Jn 08/45 08/44   21/46 21/43
Winsford SB 08/50 08/50   21/41 21/36
Crewe Coal Yard 09/02 ?   ? ?
Crewe 09.04a ~ 09.07d 09.01 ~ 09.08   21.28a ~ 21.31d 21.18 ~ 21.28
Barthomley Jn   21/22 21/11
Alsager   21/19 21/08
Kidsgrove   21/16 21/05
Stoke-on-Trent   21/08 20/57
Stoke-on-Trent Jn   21/06 20/55
Stone   20/53 20/47
Basford Hall Jn 09/13 09/10  
Madeley 09/18 09/19  
Norton Bridge 09/27 09/29   20/39 20/42
Stafford 09.39a ~ 09.47d 09.35a ~ 09.47   20/33 20/36
Stafford No.4 09/48 ?   ? ?
Bushbury Jn 10/02 10/01   20/21 20/25
Portobello Jn 10/10 10/09   20/18 20/21
Darlaston Jn 10/13 10/13   20/15 20/19
Bescot Stadium 10/16 10/15   20/14 20/17
Perry Barr North Jn 10/22 10/20   20/09 20/11
Perry Barr West Jn   20/03 20/10
Soho East Jn   19/59 20/06
Soho South Jn   19/58 20/05
Aston 10/27 10/26  
Proof House Jn 10/31 10/30  
Birmingham New Street 10.34a ~ 10.37d 10.34 ~ 10.40   19.50a ~ 19.54d 19.55 ~ 19.59
Selly Oak 10/45 10/47  
Proof House Jn   19/48 19/52
St Andrews Jn   19/45 19/49
Bordesley Jn   19/44 19/47
Kings Norton 10/50 10/51   19/38 19/41
Longbridge 10/58 10/53   19/35 19/35
Barnt Green 11/02 10/56   19/32 19/33
Bromsgrove 11/05 10/58   19/24 19/28
Stoke Works Jn 11/07 11/00   19/22 19/26
Abbotswood Jn 11/14 11/07   19/15 19/17
Ashchurch 11/22 11/15   19/07 19/09
Cheltenham Spa 11/37 11/19   19/01 19/01
Barnwood Jn 11/43 11/26   18/54 18/51
Gloucester Yard Jn 11/44 ?   ? ?
Standish Jn 11/49 11/37   18/48 18/44
Charfield 11/58 11/47   18/39 18/37
Yate 12/03 11/51   18/33 18/31
Westerleigh Jn 12/09 12/03   18/31 18/27
Bristol Parkway 12.15a ~ 12.17d 12.10 ~ 12.12   18.23a ~ 18.25d 18.19 ~ 18.21
Filton Jn 12/19 12/14   18/21 18/17
Stapleton Road 12/24 12/18   18/17 18/13
Dr Days Jn 12/26 12/20   18/16 18/10
North Somerset Jn 12/28 ?   ? ?
Bath Spa 12.39a 12.38   18.00d 17.57


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