8th January 2005

West Coast Railway Company
(Football Special)

Locos Used 47854 & 57601
Stock Used 5487+99722+4940+4960+5035+1861+99680+4973+99318+4905+99710+5453

Route:
1Z26 : Exeter St Davids - Manchester Piccadilly
1Z28 : Manchester Piccadilly - Exeter St Davids

Loco(s) Route
47854 (1) Exeter St Davids - Tiverton Parkway - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Parkway - Cheltenham Spa - Barnt Green - Kings Norton - Landore Street Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Walsall - Portobello Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge (3) - Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - (3) Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly
57601 (2) Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Wilmslow - Crewe - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Hereford - Abergavenny - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids

Notes :
(1) 57601 on rear.
(2) Confirmation required, 47854 on rear?
(3) Booked route was via Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Macclesfield - Cheadle Hulme.

Sources : various including Richard Rooker

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Exeter St Davids 06.30d 06.30   00.02a 23/47
Cowley Bridge Jn 06/33 ?   23/59 ?
Tiverton Parkway 06/47 ?   23/46 ?
Taunton 07/01 06/58   23/32 23/18
Cogload Jn 07/05 07/01   23/27 23/16
Bridgewater 07/10 07/05   23/20 23/10
Highbridge & Burnham 07/15 07/10   23/13 23/06
Uphill Jn 07/25 07/16   23/05 23/01
Worle Jn 07/29 07/18   23/00 22/58
Parson Street 07/45 07/36   ? ?
Bristol Temple Meads 07/51 07/41   22/44 22/41
Bristol East Jn 07/52 ?   22/43 ?
Dr Days Jn 07/53 07/43   22/42 22/39
Stapleton Road 07/54 07/44   22/39 22/37
Filton Abbey Wood 07/57 07/50   22/34 22/34

 

Location Booked Actual
Bristol Parkway 07/59 07/51
Westerleigh Jn 08/05 07/56
Yate 08/07 08/01
Charfield 08/14 08/07
Standish Jn 08/25 08/15
Gloucester Yard Jn 08/30 ?
Barnwood Jn 08/34 08/20
Cheltenham Spa 08/40 08/26
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury 08/47 08/36
Abbotswood Jn 08/55 08/45
Stoke Works Jn 09/06 08/55
Bromsgrove 09/10 08/57
Barnt Green 09/18 09/04
Longbridge 09/22 09/07
Kings Norton 09/26 09/11
Bordesley Jn 09/34 09/18
St Andrews Jn 09/37 09/20
Landor Street Jn 09*40 ~ 09*45 09/23
Castle Bromwich Jn 09/50 09/29
Park Lane Jn 09/52 09/32
Ryecroft Jn 10/19 09/51
Walsall 10/30 09/54
Pleck Jn 10/34 10/00
Darlaston Jn 10/37 10/03
Portobello Jn 10/40 10/08
Bushbury Jn 10/51 10/17
Stafford No4 11/04 ?
Stafford 11/05 10/35
Stafford No5 11/05 ?
Norton Bridge 11/14 10/41
Stone 11/20 DIV
Stoke-On-Trent Jn 11/30 DIV
Stoke-On-Trent 11/32 DIV
Kidsgrove 11/38 DIV
Congleton 11/43 DIV
Macclesfield 11/50 DIV
Crewe DIV 11*00 ~ 11*04
Cheadle Hulme 12/00 11/29
Adswood Road Jn 12/01 ?
Edgeley Jn No1 12/03 ?
Stockport 12/03 ?
Heaton Norris Jn 12/05 ?
Slade Lane Jn 12/08 11/53
Ardwick Jn 12/12 11/58
Manchester Piccadilly 12.15a ~ 18.40d 12.01 ~ 18.45
Ardwick Jn 18/43 18/48
Slade Lane Jn 18/50 18/51
Heaton Norris Jn 18/57 ?
Stockport 18/59 18/58
Edgeley Jn No1 19/00 ?
Adswood Road Jn 19/02 ?
Cheadle Hulme 19/04 19/03
Wilmslow 19/12 19/08
Alderley Edge 19/16 19/09
Sandbach 19/33 19/24
Crewe Sydney Bridge 19/39 19/28
Crewe 19/42 19/35
Crewe Gresty Lane 19/44 ?
Nantwich 19/48 19/46
Wrenbury 19/56 ?
Prees 20/07 ?
Wem 20/13 20/12
Harlescott LC 20/22 ?
Shrewsbury 20/30 20/28
Sutton Bridge Jn 20/33 20/30
Dorrington 20/42 ?
Marsh Brook LC 20/51 ?
Craven Arms 20/55 20/55
Bromfield 20/58 ?
Woofferton 21/04 21/05
Leominster 21/09 21/10
Shelwick Jn 21/18 ?
Hereford 21/20 21/22
Tram Inn 21/28 21/32
Pontrilas 21/33 ?
Abergavenny 21/44 21/48
Little Mill Jn 21/51 21/54
Cwmbran ? 21/56
Maindee North Jn 22/03 ?
Maindee East Jn 22/05 ?
Severn Tunnel Jn 22/16 22/17
Severn Tunnel West 22/18 ?
Pilning 22/24 22/26
Patchway 22/28 22/32

Timings continue in first table.

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