5th February 2005

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Edinburgh and the Royal Yacht Britannia from Crewe / Manchester / Warrington)

Loco Used 67006
Stock Used 10729+17167+3247+3275+1953+3182+3267+1566+3174

Route:
1Z61 : Crewe to Edinburgh Waverley
1Z19 : Edinburgh Waverley to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
????? Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Miles Plattign - Manchester Victoria
????? Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Vitriol SB - Rochdale - Hall Royd Jn - Milner Royd Jn - Bradley Wood Jn - Mirfield East Jn - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Altofts Jn - Castleford - Milford SB - Church Fenton - Colton Jn - York - (via ECML) - Edinburgh Waverley
????? Edinburgh Waverley - (reverse of outward route) - Heaton Lodge Jn - Huddersfield - Stalybridge - Ashton Moss North Jn - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria
????? Manchester Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Presumably Warrington passengers were transported by bus (or service train?) to another pick-up point (Manchester Victoria?).

Sources : various including Richard Rooker

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 06.00d 06.05   23.13a 23.32
Crewe Sydney Bridge 06/03 06/07   23/10 23/29
Sandbach 06/07 06/11   23/04 23/25
Alderley Edge 06/17 06/21   22/55 23/16
Wilmslow 06/19 06/22   22/53 23/14
Cheadle Hulme 06/27 06/24   22/47 23/09
Adswood Road Jn 06/28 06/25   22/45 23/07
Edgeley Jn No1 06/30 ?   22/43 ?
Stockport 06/30 06/27   22/42 23/04
Heaton Norris Jn 06/32 ?   22/40 ?
Ash Bridge Jn 06/33 ?   22/38 ?
Denton Jn 06/38 ?   22/32 ?
Ashton Moss North Jn 06/44 ?   22/26 ?
Baguley Fold Jn 06/50 06/49   22/22 22/31
Philips Park West Jn 06/51 06/51   22/21 22/30
Miles Platting 06/54 06/56   22/20 22/29
Manchester Victoria 06.57a ~ 07.12d 07.04 ~ 07.24   21.56a ~ 22.16d 21.55 ~ 22.26
Miles Platting 07/16 07/26   21/53 21/50
Thorpes Bridge Jn 07/17 07/28  
Vitriol Works 07/21 07/30  
Castleton East Jn 07/27 ?  
Rochdale 07/32 07/37  
Littleborough 07/39 07/40  
Hall Royd Jn 07/48 07/46  
Hebden Bridge 07/56 07/53  
Milner Royd Jn 08/06 08/01  
Greetland Jn 08/16 ?  
Bradley Wood Jn 08/24 08/09  
Heaton Lodge East Jn 08/29 08/15  
Philips Park West Jn   21/52 21/49
Bagley Fold Jn   21/49 21/48
Ashton Moss North Jn   21/45 ?
Stalybridge   21/41 21/40
Greenfield   21/36 21/33
Diggle Jn   21/34 21/31
Marsden   21/30 21/27
Huddersfield   21/20 21/18
Heaton Lodge Jn   21/15 21/12
Mirfield East Jn 08/31 ?   21/12 ?
Thornehill LNW Jn 08/32 ?   ? ?
Horbury Jn 08/42 08/28   21/03 20/59
Wakefield Kirkgate 08/47 08/31   20/59 ?
Altofts Jn 08/53 08/35   20/53 20/48
Castleford 08/58 08/41   20/49 20/44
Milford Jn 09/08 08/51   20/43 20/36
Church Fenton 09/13 08/53   20/38 20/29
Colton Jn 09/17 09/02   20/34 20/24
York 09.23a ~ 09.25d 09.09 ~ 09.16   20.26a ~ 20.28d 20.12 ~ 20.18
Skelton Jn 09/28 09/19   20/23 20/09
Tollerton Jn 09/34 09/26   20/16 19/52
Thirsk 09/42 09/34   20/08 19/40
Northallerton 09/47 09/39   20/02 19/33
Darlington 09/56 09/49   19/52 19/23
Ferryhill South Jn 10/05 09/59   19/41 19/15
Tursdale Jn 10/07 ?   19/38 ?
Durham 10/12 10/08   19/30 19/07
Birtley Jn 10/24 10/18   19/21 19/01
King Edward Bridge South Jn 10/27 10/23   19/17 18/56
Newcastle 10.30a ~ 10.32d 10.30 ~ 10.35   19.13a ~ 19.15d 18.55 ~ 18.55
Heaton South Jn 10/35 10/38   19/09 18/53
Morpeth 10/45 10/48   18/57 18/42
Wooden Gate Jn 10*59 ~ 11*09 ?   18*32 ~ 18*42 ?
Alnmouth 11/11 11/10   18/31 18/30
Belford LC 11/24 11/21   18/20 18/19
Berwick-upon-Tweed 11/38 11/31   18/08 18/09
Marshall Meadows 11/41 11/34   18/05 18/07
Reston 11/47 ?   18/00 ?
Grantshouse 11/53 11/44   17/55 ?
Dunbar 12/02 11/53   17/44 ?
Drem 12/12 12/04   17/36 17/38
Monktonhall Jn 12/25 12/21   17/23 17/19
Portobello Jn 12/33 12/27   17/20 17/16
Edinburgh Waverley 12.38a 12.32   17.13d 17.10


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