7th September 2004

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Portmeirion from Liverpool / Chester)

Locos Used 37689 & 67012
Stock Used 17167+310+3247+3275+1953+3273+3267+1566+3174+3182

Route:
1Z64 : Liverpool Lime Street to Blaenau Ffestiniog
1Z65 : Llandudno Junction to Holyhead to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco(s) Route
67012 (1) Liverpool Lime Street - Huyton - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - (?via Walton Old Jn?) - Acton Grange Jn - Frodsham Jn - Helsby - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction
?37689 (2)? Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog
????? Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Llanfairpwll - Holyhead
????? Holyhead - Llanfairpwll - Bangor - Llandudno Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Acton Grange Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) 37689 on rear.
(2) 67012 on rear.

Sources : various

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 09.12d 09.14   22.21a 22.17
Edge Hill 09/18 09/18   22/17 22/13
Bootle Branch Jn 09/20 ?   ? ?
Huyton 09/25 09/24   22/08 22/08
Rainhill 09/29 ?   ? ?
St Helens Junction 09/32 09/32   22/03 22/01
Earlestown 09/46 ?   22/00 ?
Winwick Jn 09/52 09/50   21/57 21/52
Dallam Jn 09/55 ?   ? ?
Warrington Bank Quay 09.57a ~ 10.02d 09.54 ~ 10.00   21/48 21/47
Walton Old Jn 10/05 ? ?via WCML?
Acton Grange Jn 10/07 10/03   21/41 21/43
Frodsham Jn 10/14 ?   ? ?
Helsby 10/19 10/13   21/31 21/31
Mickle Trafford Jn 10/25 ?   ? ?
Chester 10.35a ~ 10.39d 10.24 ~ 10.39   21.12a ~ 21.21d 21.07 ~ 21.22
Chester South Jn 10/40 ?   ? ?
Saltney Jn 10/42 ?   21/03 21/03
Rockliffe Hall 10/50 ?   ? ?
Holywell Jn 10/57 10/54   20/49 20/52
Rhyl 11/09 11/04   20/39 20/38
Colwyn Bay 11/19 ?   ? ?
Llandudno Junction 11.25a ~ 11.45d 11.24 ~ 11.45   20/12 20/12
Tal-y-Cafn 11.56a ~ 11.58d ?  
Llanrwst North 12.09a ~ 12.21d 12.09 ~ 12.21  
Bleanau Ffestiniog 12.58a 12.58  
Stock repositioned
Llandudno Junction 17.48d 17.52  
Bangor 18/11 18/33   19/51 19/54
Llanfairpwll 18.18 ~ 18.33d 18.39 ~ 18.41   ? ?
Holyhead 19.02a 19.10   19.22d 19.23


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