29th January 2005

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Bath from Manchester / Crewe)

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

Route:
1Z69 : Manchester Victoria to Bath Spa
1Z74 : Bath Spa to Manchester Victoria

Loco Route
67005 Manchester Victoria - Stockport - Wilmslow - Crewe - (1) Stafford - ??? - Wellington (1) - Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Abergavenny - Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Dr Days Jn - Bath Spa
67005 Bath Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Shrewsbury - Wem - Whitchurch - Crewe - Wilmslow - Stockport - Manchester Victoria

Notes :
(1) Originally booked Crewe - Whitchurch - Wem - Shrewsbury, but was diverted due to a bridge bash in the Whitchurch area.

Source : Richard Rooker

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 07.34d 07.39   21.56a 21.48
Miles Platting 07/38 07/41   21/53 21/45
Philips Park West Jn 07/38 07/42   21/52 21/44
Baguley Fold Jn 07/39 07/43   21/49 21/42
Ashton Moss North Jn 07/43 ?   21/45 ?
Denton Jn 07/49 ?   21/39 ?
Ash Bridge Jn 07/55 ?   21/33 ?
Heaton Norris Jn 07/56 ?   21/30 ?
Stockport 07/59 08/01   21/28 21/23
Edgeley Jn No.1 08/00 ?   21/28 ?
Adswood Road Jn 08/01 08/07   21/26 21/21
Cheadle Hulme 08/03 08/08   21/25 21/19
Wilmslow 08/19 08/12   21/20 21/16
Alderley Edge 08/21 08/15   21/18 21/14
Chelford Loop   21*01 ~ 21*13 ?
Sandbach 08/32 08/28   20/50 21/05
Crewe Sydney Bridge 08/40 08/32   20/46 21/01
Crewe 08.44a ~ 08.48d 08.37 ~ 08.48   20.37a ~ 20.43d 20.53 ~ 20.59
Crewe Gresty Lane 08/50 DIV   20/35 ?
Nantwich 08/57 DIV   20/30 20/35
Wrenbury 09/04 DIV   20/25 ?
Prees 09/18 DIV   20/16 ?
Wem 09/23 DIV   20/13 20/17
Harlescott LC 09/32 DIV   20/04 ?
Norton Bridge DIV 09/04  
Stafford DIV 09/09  
Bushbury Jn DIV 09/23  
Wellington DIV 09/48  
Shrewsbury 09.38a ~ 09.56d ??.?? ~ 10.05   20/00 20/04
Sutton Bridge Jn 09/59 10/07   19/57 20/01
Dorrington 10/07 ?   19/51 19/56
Marsh Brook LC 10/18 ?   19/42 ?
Craven Arms 10/25 10/27   19/36 19/44
Bromfield 10/28 ?   19/31 ?
Woofferton 10/35 10/36   19/26 19/34
Leominster 10/40 10/41   19/21 19/29
Shelwick Jn 10/50 ?   19/11 ?
Hereford 10.53a - 10.55d 10.52 ~ 10.55   19.06a ~ 19.08d 19.17 ~ 19.18
Tram Inn 11/05 11/04   18/58 19/09
Pontrilas 11/10 ?   18/53 ?
Abergavenny 11/21 11/20   18/42 18/45
Little Mills Jn 11/29 11/26   18/35 18/30
Maindee North Jn 11/41 ?   18/18 ?
Maindee East Jn 11.44a - 11.53d ?   18/14 ?
Severn Tunnel Junction 12/05 12/06   18/01 17/56
Severn Tunnel West 12/07 ?   18/00 ?
Pilning 12/12 12/18   17/54 17/50
Patchway 12/17 12/21   17/49 17/48
Filton Abbey Wood 12/19 12/24   17/46 17/45
Stapleton Road 12/22 12/27   17/42 17/41
Dr Days Jn 12/25 12/29   17/41 17/40
North Somerset Jn 12*28 ~ 12*36 ?   17/36 ?
Bath Spa 12.47a 12.47   17.26d 17.26


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