18th August 2004

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(The Ebor from Chester / Manchester)

Loco Used 67005
Stock Used 3182+3273+1566+3267+3174+1953+3275+3247+17167+10729

Route:
1Z71 : Chester to York
1Z72 : York to Chester

Loco Route
67005 Chester - Helsby - Acton Grange Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - Astley - Eccles - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting Jn - Vitriol SB - Rochdale - Littleborough - Hebden Bridge - Bradley Wood Jn - Heaton Lodge East Jn - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Altofts Jn - Castleford - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - Colton Jn - York
67005 York - (reverse of outward route) - Hall Royd Jn - Copy Pit - Accrington - Blackburn - Lostock Hall Jn - Euxton Jn - Chorley - Bolton - Salford Crescent - Manchester Victoria - Chester
67005 Manchester Victoria - (reverse of outward route)

Sources : various including Janet Cottrell & Rob Wells

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Chester 07.37d 07.39   00.16a 23.45
Helsby 07/54 07/50   23/58 23/27
Acton Grange Jn 08/04 07/59   23/44 23/17
Warrington Bank Quay 08/06 08/01   23/38 23/14
Winwick Jn 08/09 08/04   23/31 23/09
Earlestown Jn 08/14 ?   23/27 ?
Newton-le-Willows 08/15 08/13   23/25 23/04
Astley 08/21 08/21   23/16 22/56
Eccles 08/27 08/27   23/11 ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 08/35 08/30   23/07 22/47
Manchester Victoria 08.40a ~ 08.44d 08.41 ~ 08.47   22.44a ~ 23.02d 22.19 ~ 22.44

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual
Miles Platting Jn 08/47 08/56
Thorpes Bridge Jn 08.53a ~ 09.02d 09/03
Vitriol SB 09/06 09/08
Rochdale 09/15 09/19
Littleborough 09/18 09/22
Hall Royd Jn 09/40 09/29
Hebden Bridge 09/44 09/35
Milner Royd Jn 09/49 09/44
Greetland Jn 09/51 ?
Bradley Wood Jn 10/01 09/52
Heaton Lodge East Jn 10/06 10/00
Horbury Jn 10/26 10/20
Wakefield Kirkgate 10/35 10/25
Altofts Jn 10/39 10/31
Castleford 10/46 10/35
Milford SB 10/56 10/44
Church Fenton 11/04 10/49
Colton Jn 11/14 11/08
York 11.22a ~ 19.02d 11.19 ~ 19.14
Colton Jn 19/08 19/19
Church Fenton 19/14 19/29
Milford SB 19/20 19/36
Castleford 19/30 19/44
Altofts Jn 19/36 19/48
Wakefield Kirkgate 19/48 ?
Horbury Jn 20/00 19/59
Heaton Lodge Jn 20/26 20/13
Bradley Wood Jn 20/43 20/16
Greetland Jn 20/49 ?
Milner Royd Jn 21/01 20/28
Hebden Bridge 21/10 20/35
Hall Royd Jn 21/14 20/41
Copy Pit 21/22 20/48
Gannow Jn 21/32 20/58
Accrington 21/39 21/07
Blackburn 21/50 21/16
Lostock Hall Jn 21/59 21/28
Euxton Jn 22/09 21/41
Chorley 22/13 21/46
Lostock Jn 22/21 21/56
Bolton 22/26 22/02
Salford Crescent 22/39 22/14

Timings continue in first table.

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