3rd December 2004

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Lincoln Christmas Market from Manchester / Sheffield)

Locos Used 67006 & 67008
Stock Used 10729+17167+3247+3275+1953+3182+3267+1566+3273+3174

Route:
1Z65 : Manchester Victoria - Lincoln Central
1Z66 : Lincoln Central - Manchester Victoria

Loco(s) Route
67006 (1) Manchester Victoria - Philips Park West / South Jn - Ashburys - Romiley - New Mills Central - Chinley - Edale - Dore - Sheffield - Wincobank - Aldwarke Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Mexborough - Doncaster
67008 (2) Doncaster - Bessacarr Jn - Gainsborough Lea Road - Lincoln Central
67006 (1) Lincoln Central - Gainsborough Lea Road - Bessacarr Jn - Doncaster
67008 (2) Doncaster - Mexborough - Swinton - Aldwarke Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria

Notes :
(1) 67008 on rear.
(2) 67006 on rear.

Sources : Richard Rooker (viewed train at Meadowhall) & David Clark

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 07.50d 07.50   22.27a 22.44a
Miles Platting 07/53 07/53   22/24 22/39
Philips Park West Jn 07/54 07/54   22/23 22/38
Philips Park South Jn 07/55 07/56   22/22 22/36
Ashburys 08/03 08/03   22/14 22/30
Romiley 08/12 08/13   22/04 22/17
Marple Wharf Jn 08/14 ?   22/02 ?
New Mills Central 08/22 08/26   21/56 22/07
New Mills South Jn 08/25 ?   21/53 ?
Chinley North Jn 08/31 08/34   21/49 21/54
Chinley East Jn 08/32 ?   21/49 ?
Edale 08/37 ?   21/42 ?
Earles Sidings 08/41 08/43   21/38 21/43
Grindleford 08/46 ?   21/31 ?
Totley Tunnel East 08/53 08/52   21/27 21/32
Dore West Jn 08/54 ?   21/23 21/31
Dore Station Jn 08/58 08/54   21/20 21/29
Sheffield 09.26a ~ 09.31d 09.12 ~ 09.30   21.06a ~ 21.11d 21.01 ~ 21.21
Nunnery Main Line Jn 09/33 ?   21/04 20*55 ~ 21*00
Attercliffe Road ? ?   ? 20*47 ~ 20*54
Brightside ? ?   ? 20/43
Wincobank 09/36 ?   20/59 20/42
Meadowhall ? 09/37   ? 20/42
Holmes Jn 09/43 09/40   20/55 20/40
Rotherham Masborough ? ?   ? 20/36
Aldwarke Jn 09/50 09/43   20/50 20/32
Swinton - -   20/42 20/29
Thrybergh Jn 10*02 - 10*25 ?   - -
Mexbororough 10/38 ?   20/33 20/27
Conisbrough ? ?   ? 20/25
Hexthrope Jn 10/44 ?   20/18 20/21
Doncaster 10.47a ~ 10.54d 10.40 ~ 10.53   19.59a ~ 20.09d 20.01 ~ 20.16
Doncaster Decoy North Jn - -   19/51 19/48
Doncaster Decoy South Jn 11/01 ?   - -
Bessacarr Jn 11/09 11/00   19/44 19/42
Gainsborough Trent Jn 11/27 11/30   19/17 ?
Gainsborough Lea Road 11/29 ?   19/15 ?
Pyewipe Jn ? ?   18/57 ?
West Holmes Jn 11/49 ?   18/53 ?
Lincoln Central 11.52a 11.55   18.50d 18.53


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