11th December 2004

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Edinburgh Sights & Shopping from Crewe / Liverpool / Preston)

Loco Used 67007
Stock Used 10729+17167+3247+3275+1953+3182+3267+1566+3273+3174

Route:
1Z67 : Crewe - Edinburgh Waverley
1Z22 : Edinburgh Waverley - Crewe

Loco Route
67007 Crewe - Wilmslow - Stockport - Denton Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Miles Platting Jn - Manchester Victoria - Bolton - Preston - (via WCML) - Carstairs South Jn - Carstairs East Jn - Midcalder Jn - Slateford Jn (2) - Haymarket - (2) Edinburgh Waverley
67007 Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Advertised as also from Liverpool - presumably passengers were taken by alternative transport to Preston or Manchester?
(2) Booked route was: Slateford Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Portobello Jn - Edinburgh Waverley.

Sources : various including Richard Rooker

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 06.48 06.48   22.18a 22.07
Crewe Sydney Bridge 06/51 06/50   22/15 22/00
Sandbach 06/55 06/56   22/09 21/56
Alderley Edge 07/05 07/05   22/00 21/47
Wilmslow 07/08 07/08   21/58 21/46
Cheadle Hulme 07/13 07/16   21/55 21/42
Adswood Road Jn 07/14 07/17   21/53 21/41
Edgeley Jn No1 07/15 ?   21/45 ?
Stockport 07/16 07/23   21/44 21/38
Heaton Norris Jn 07/19 ?   21/41 ?
Ash Bridge Jn 07/20 ?   21/35 ?
Denton Jn 07/25 ?   21/30 ?
Ashton Moss North Jn 07/31 ?   21/24 ?
Baguley Fold Jn 07/35 07/49   21/20 21/18
Philips Park West Jn 07/38 07/50   21/19 21/16
Miles Platting 07/39 07/51   21/18 21/16
Manchester Victoria 07.42a ~ 07.52d 07.55 ~ 08.04   21.05a ~ 21.15d 21.04 ~ 21.13
Deal Street Jn 07/54 ?   21/03 ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 08/01 08/07   20/57 20/54
Salford Crescent 08/09 08/10   20/56 20/52
Bolton 08/20 08/22   20/39 20/41
Lostock Jn 08/24 08/26   20/35 20/36
Chorley 08/39 08/34   20/27 20/27
Euxton Jn 08/51 08/40   20/23 20/22
Preston 08.56a ~ 09.09d 08.49 ~ 09.03   20.11a ~ 20.16d 20.07 ~ 20.16
Lancaster 09/26 09/20   19/52 19/50
Morecambe South Jn 09/29 09/21   19/50 19/48
Carnforth North Jn 09/32 09/24   19/47 19/45
Oxenholme 09/42 09/35   19/38 19/36
Tebay 09/54 09/46   19/28 19/26
Penrith 10/11 10/01   19/12 19/09
Carlisle 10.31a ~10.42d 10.15 ~ 10.18   18.51a ~ 18.53d 18.33 ~ 18.52
Gretna Jn 10/52 10/26   18/42 18/25
Quintinshill 10/56 10/28   18/38 18/25
Lockerbie 11/07 10/37   18/24 18/15
Beattock 11/17 10/46   18/14 18/06
Beattock Summit 11*33a ~ 11*40d 10/55   18/07 18/00
Abington 11/53 11/21   18/00 17/53
Carstairs South Jn 12/09 11/33   17/46 17/40
Carstairs East Jn 12/11 11/35   17/44 ?
Midcalder Jn 12/30 11/50   17/25 17/24
Slateford Jn 12/42 11/58   17/14 17/16
Craiglockhart Jn 12/44 DIV  
Niddrie West Jn 12/54 DIV
Portobello Jn 13/03 DIV  
Haymarket  DIV 12/03   17/12 17/14
Edinburgh 13.08a 12/10   17.08d 17.10


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