27th February 2005

(various operators)
(Football Specials)

Trains run in connection with the Carling Cup Final between Liverpool and Chelsea.
(Match score = Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool)

Locos Used 47854, 57601, 67005, 67006, 67015, 67016 & 67028
Stock Used Set 1 = 99678+3174+3273+3267+1566+3275+3247+17167+10729
Set 2 = 3119+3147+1679+3123+3141+1680+3146+3149+1696+3121+3120+2834
Set 3 = 99319+5874+5869+5853+5453+5487+6013+5478+5491+5463+5965+9539
Set 4 = 9953+6067+6113+6138+1203+6142+6171+5773+5931+6054

Route: (operator: EWS)
1Z75 : Liverpool Lime Street to Cardiff Central
1Z55 : Cardiff Central to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco(s) Stock Route
67028 (1) set 1 Liverpool Lime Street - Rainhill - Newton-Le-Willows - Eccles - Deansgate - Manchester Piccadilly - Heald GreenWilmslow - Crewe - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - (3) Wolverhampton
67015 (2) set 1 Wolverhampton - Cosford - Wellington - Sutton Bridge Jn - Church Stretton - Hereford - Abergavenny - Cwmbran - Newport - Cardiff Central
67028 (1) set 1 Cardiff Central - Newport - Cwmbran - Abergaenny - Hereford - Church Stretton - Shrewsbury - Wem - Crewe - Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly - Eccles - Newton-Le-Willows - Rainhill - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) 67015 on rear.
(2) 67028 on rear.
(3) Was booked to take the Oxley Chord but reversed at Wolverhampton as the curve was closed for engineering works.

Route: (operator: EWS)
1Z76 : Liverpool Lime Street to Cardiff Central
1Z56 : Cardiff Central to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco(s) Stock Route
67006 (1) set 2 Liverpool Lime Street - Rainhill - Newton-Le-Willows - Eccles - Deansgate - Manchester Piccadilly - Heald Green - Wilmslow - Crewe - Stafford - Cosford - Wellington - Sutton Bridge Jn - Church Stretton - Hereford - Abergavenny - Cwmbran - Newport - Cardiff Central
67005 (2) set 2 Cardiff Central - Newport - Cwmbran - Abergaenny - Hereford - Church Stretton - Shrewsbury - Wem - Crewe - Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly - Eccles - Newton-Le-Willows - Rainhill - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) 67005 on rear.
(2) 67006 on rear.

Route: (operator: West Coast Railways)
1Z77 : Liverpool Lime Street to Cardiff Central
1Z57 : Cardiff Central to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco(s) Stock Route
47854 (1) set 3 Liverpool Lime Street - Rainhill - Eccles - Manchester Piccadilly - Heald Green - Wilmslow - Crewe - Stafford - Portobello Jn - Aston - Birmingham New Street - Kings Norton - Longbridge - Bromsgrove - Chelenham Spa - Gloucester - Chepstow - Newport - Cardiff Central
57601 (2) set 3 Cardiff Central - Newport - Cwmbran - Abergaenny - Hereford - Church Stretton - Shrewsbury - Wem - Crewe - Wilmslow - Manchester Piccadilly - Eccles - Newton-Le-Willows - Rainhill - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) 57601 on rear.
(2) 47854 on rear.

Route: (operator: Arriva Trains Wales)
1Z67 : Crewe to Cardiff Central
1Z68 : Cardiff Central to Crewe

Loco Stock Route
67016 set 4 Crewe - Chester - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Abergaenny - Newport - Cardiff Central
67016 set 4 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Late start from Crewe due to a stock defect.

Sources : various including Richard Rooker & Nick Roberts

Timings (Booked & Actual)

1Z75 / 1Z55

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 08.10d 08.11   22.47a 22.50
Edge Hill 08/14 08/16   22/43 22/46
Bootle Branch Jn 08/15 ?   22/42 ?
Huyton 08/19 08/21   22/35 22/37
Rainhill 08/22 ?   22/33 ?
St Helens Jn 08/24 08/26   22/30 22/24
Earlestown 08/26 08/29   22/28 22/22
Newton-Le-Willows 08/27 08/30   22/27 22/21
Astley 08/33 08/36   22/21 22/15
Eccles 08/39 08/41   22/16 22/10
Ordsall Lane Jn 08/44 09/09   22/12 22/07
Castlefield Jn 08/45 ?   22/11 ?
Deansgate 08/46 09/12   22/10 22/05
Manchester Oxford Road 08/47 09/13   22/08 22/05
Manchester Piccadilly 08.49a ~ 08.58d 09.15 ~ 09.15   22/05 22/03
Ardwick Jn 09/01 09/17   22/01 22/01
Slade Lane Jn 09/04 09/20   21/59 21/56
Heald Green 09/10 09/27   21/51 ?
Wilmslow 09/20 09/30   21/46 21/45
Alderley Edge 09/21 09/23   21/44 21/41
Sandbach 09/36 09/41   21/33 21/32
Crewe Sydney Bridge 09/42 09/44   21/28 21/28
Crewe 09.45a ~ 09.47d 09.47 ~ 09.51   21.24a ~ 21.26d 21.22 ~ 21.26
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 09/53 09/54  
Madeley 09/58 09/59  
Norton Bridge 10/08 10/07  
Stafford No.5 10/12 ?  
Stafford 10/12 10/11  
Stafford No.4 10/13 ?  
Bushbury Jn 10/24 10/23  
Wolverhampton Stafford Road Jn 10/30 DIV  
Wolverhampton DIV 10.27a ~ 10.33d  
Oxley 10/33 ?  
Cosford 10/41 ?  
Madeley Jn 10/46 10/49  
Wellington 10/52 10/53  
Crewe Gresty Lane   21/22 ?
Nantwich   21/17 21/15
Wrenbury   21/13 ?
Whitchurch   21/07 ?
Prees   21/02 ?
Wem   20/55 20/55
Yorton   20/52 ?
Harlescott LC   20/48 ?
Shrewsbury   20/40 20/41
Shrewsbury Abbey Foregate 11/02 11/04  
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/07 11/06   20/37 20/38
Dorrington 11/14 ?   20/30 ?
Church Stretton 11/23 ?   20/24 ?
Marsh Brook L.C 11/26 ?   20/21 ?
Craven Arms 11/30 11/26   20/16 20/21
Bromfield 11/33 ?   20/11 ?
Ludlow 11/37 ?   20/07 ?
Woofferton 11/42 11/35   20/03 20/11
Leominster 11/47 11/40   19/58 20/06
Shelwick Jn 11/56 ?   19/48 ?
Hereford 11.59a ~ 12.01d 11.50 ~ 11.54   19.43a ~ 19.45d 19.51 ~ 19.54
Tram Inn 12/09 12/02   19/36 19/44
Pontrilas 12/15 ?   19/31 ?
Abergavenny 12/26 12/15   19/20 19/17
Little Mill Jn 12/33 12/22   19/13 19/11
Pontypool & New Inn 12/35 ?   19/11 ?
Cwmbran 12/38 12/23   19/08 ?
Maindee North Jn 12/45 ?   18/55 ?
Newport 12/52 12/38   18/53 18/55
Marshfield 12/59 12/44   18/48 18/49
Cardiff Central 13.09a 12.54   18.38d 18.40

1Z76 / 1Z56

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 08.18d 08.21   23.36a 23.56
Edge Hill 08/22 08/25   23/32 23/52
Bootle Branch Jn 08/23 ?   23/31 ?
Broad Greeb ? ?   23/29 ?
Roby ? ?   23/27 ?
Huyton 08/34 08/31   23/26 23/47
Rainhill 08/37 ?   23/23 ?
St Helens Jn 08/39 08/35   23/21 23/41
Earlestown 08/41 08/38   23/18 23/39
Newton-Le-Willows 08/42 08/39   23/17 23/38
Astley 08/48 08/45   23/11 23/33
Eccles 08/54 08/49   23/06 23/28
Ordsall Lane Jn 08/59 09/13   23/02 23/24
Castlefield Jn 09/00 ?   23/01 ?
Deansgate 09/01 09/16   23/01 23/23
Manchester Oxford Road 09/02 09/17   23/00 23/23
Manchester Piccadilly 09/04 09/19   22/58 23/21
Ardwick Jn 09/07 09/20   22/55 23/17
Slade Lane Jn 09/10 09/23   22/53 23/11
Heald Green 09/16 09/30   22/47 23/05
Wilmslow 09/26 09/33   22/36 23/02
Alderley Edge 09/27 09/34   22/35 23/00
Sandbach 09/42 09/44   22/24 22/50
Crewe Sydney Bridge 09/48 09/47   22/20 22/46
Crewe 09.51a ~ 09.53d 09.50 ~ 09.55   22.15a ~ 22.17d 22.41 ~ 22.44
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 10/01 09/58  
Madeley 10/09 10/05  
Norton Bridge 10/26 10/13  
Stafford No.5 10/35 ?  
Stafford 10/35 10/18  
Stafford No.4 10/36 ?  
Bushbury Jn 10/47 10/31  
Wolverhampton Stafford Road Jn 10/52 ?  
Oxley 10/55 ?  
Cosford 11/03 ?  
Madeley Jn 11/10 11/26  
Wellington 11/20 11/29  
Crewe Gresty Lane   22/14 ?
Nantwich   22/10 22/27
Wrenbury   22/06 ?
Whitchurch   22/00 ?
Prees   21/55 ?
Wem   21/52 22/09
Yorton   21/49 ?
Harlescott LC   21/45 ?
Shrewsbury   21/41 21/58
Shrewsbury Abbey Foregate 11/28 11/39  
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/33 11/43   21/38 21/55
Dorrington 11/41 11/50   21/33 ?
Church Stretton 11/49 ?   21/27 ?
Marsh Brook L.C 11/52 ?   21/24 ?
Craven Arms 11/56 12/04   21/19 21/28
Bromfield 11/59 ?   21/14 ?
Ludlow 12/03 ?   21/10 ?
Woofferton 12/08 12/12   21/06 21/11
Leominster 12/13 12/18   21/01 21/04
Shelwick Jn 12/22 ?   20/51 ?
Hereford 12.25a ~ 12.27d 12.28 ~ 12.30   20.46a ~ 20.48d 20.44 ~ 20.47
Tram Inn 12/35 12/38   20/39 20/36
Pontrilas 12/41 ?   20/28 ?
Abergavenny 12/52 12/52   20/11 20/22
Little Mill Jn 12/59 12/59   20/04 20/15
Pontypool & New Inn 13/01 ?   20/02 ?
Cwmbran 13/04 13/01   19/59 ?
Maindee North Jn 13/11 ?   19/51 ?
Newport 13/13 13/12   19/49 19/56
Marshfield 13/18 13/19   19/44 19/45
Cardiff Central 13.28a 13.27   19.34d 19.34

1Z77 / 1Z57

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 08.34d 08.37   23.12 23.33
Edge Hill 08/38 08/42   23/04 23/29
Bootle Branch Jn 08/39 ?   23/00 ?
Huyton 08/50 08/48   22/57 23/23
Rainhill 08/59 ?   22/54 ?
St Helens Jn 09/02 08/53   22/51 23/16
Earlestown 09/09 08/56   22/49 23/13
Newton-Le-Willows 09/10 08/56   22/48 23/12
Astley 09/16 09/02   22/41 23/06
Eccles 09/22 09/14   22/36 23/01
Ordsall Lane Jn 09/34 09/25   22/28 22/57
Castlefield Jn 09/35 ?   22/27 ?
Deansgate 09/36 09/31   22/27 22/55
Manchester Oxford Road 09/37 09/33   22/26 22/54
Manchester Piccadilly 09.41a ~ 09.46d 09.35 ~ 09.35   22/23 22/53
Ardwick Jn 09/50 09/38   22/20 22/50
Slade Lane Jn 09/52 09/41   22/17 22/47
Heald Green 10/00 09/48   22/11 22/40
Wilmslow 10/06 09/52   21/58 22/37
Alderley Edge 10/07 09/54   21/55 22/34
Chelford Loop   21*36 ~ 21*50 ?
Sandbach 10/17 10/04   21/25 22/23
Crewe Sydney Bridge 10/25 10/07   21/20 22/18
Crewe 10.28a ~ 10.30d 10.13 ~ 10.28   21.15a ~ 21.17d 22.13 ~ 22.16
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 10/36 10/32  
Madeley 10/41 10/39  
Norton Bridge 10/51 10/48  
Stafford No.5 10/55 ?  
Stafford 10/55 10/54  
Stafford No.4 10/56 ?  
Bushbury Jn 11/07 11/14  
Portobello Jn 11/12 11/24  
Darlaston Jn 11/15 11/27  
Bescot Jn 11/17 11/29  
Perry Barr North Jn 11/23 11/33  
Aston 11/26 11/36  
Proof House Jn 11/31 11/40  
Birmingham New Street 11/36 11/42  
Selly Oak 11/42 11/50  
Kings Norton 11/44 11/54  
Longbridge 11/47 11/58  
Barnet Greeen 11/50 12/00  
Bromsgrove 11/53 12/03  
Stoke Works Jn 11/55 12/05  
Abbotswood Jn 12/03 12/12  
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury 12/11 12/20  
Cheltenham Spa 12/18 12/27  
Barnwood Jn 12/25 12/33  
Hooton Road Jn 12/28 ?  
Gloucester 12/29 12/36  
Awre Jn 12/42 12/49  
Lydney 12/47 12/55  
Chepstow 12/55 13/03  
Severn Tunnel Jn 13/02 13/10  
Crewe Gresty Lane   21/13 ?
Nantwich   21/08 21/59
Wrenbury   21/04 ?
Whitchurch   20/58 ?
Prees   20/50 ?
Wem   20/47 21/40
Yorton   20/44 ?
Harlescott LC   20/40 ?
Shrewsbury   20/30 21/26
Sutton Bridge Jn   20/27 21/22
Dorrington   20/22 ?
Church Stretton   20/16 ?
Marsh Brook L.C   20/13 ?
Craven Arms   20/08 21/02
Bromfield   20/03 ?
Ludlow   19/59 ?
Woofferton   19/55 20/51
Leominster   19/47 20/46
Shelwick Jn   19/37 ?
Hereford   19.32a ~ 19.34d 20.11 ~ 20.32
Tram Inn   19/24 20/03
Pontrilas   19/19 ?
Abergavenny   19/08 19/41
Little Mill Jn   19/01 19/32
Pontypool & New Inn   18/59 ?
Cwmbran   18/56 ?
Maindee North Jn 13/15 ?   18/48 ?
Newport 13/23 13/21   18/46 19/15
Marshfield 13/32 13/30   18/41 19/05
Cardiff Central 13.42a 13.40   18.33d 18.56

1Z67 / 1Z68

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 09.06d 09.54   21.54a 21.56
Crewe Steel Works 09/09 ?   21/51 ?
Beeston Castle 09/18 ?   21/41 ?
Chester 09.33a ~ 09.45d 10.14 ~ 10.22   21.27a ~ 21.30d 21.32 ~ 21.36
Chester South Jn 09/46 ?   21/25 ?
Saltney Jn 09/48 10/26   21/21 21/27
Wrexham General 10.02a ~ 10.04d 10.38 ~ 10.40   21.05a ~ 21.08d ??.?? ~ 21.15
Gobowen 10/17 10/53   20/52 ?
Shrewsbury 10.36a ~ 10.39d 11.13 ~ 11.15   20.08a ~ 20.20d 20.16 ~ 20.23
Sutton Bridge Jn 10/41 11/18   20/05 20/01
Dorrington 10/50 ?   20/00 19/56
Marsh Brook LC 11/00 ?   19/51 ?
Craven Arms 11/04 11/38   19/45 19/44
Bromfield 11/07 ?   19/41 ?
Woofferton 11/13 11/47   19/36 19/34
Leominster 11/18 11/52   19/31 19/30
Shelwick Jn 11/29 ?   19/21 ?
Hereford 11.32a ~ 11.35d 12.02 ~ 12.04   19.15a ~ 19.18d 19.10 ~ 19.18
Tram Inn 11/43 12/12   19/05 19/03
Pontrilas 11/48 ?   19/00 ?
Abergaveny 11/59 12/27   18/49 18/49
Little Mill Jn 12/06 12/33   18/39 18/43
Maindee North Jn 12/17 ?   18/24 ?
Newport 12.26a ~ 12.28d 12.47 ~ 12.51   18.10a ~ 18.17d 18.23 ~ 18.28
Gaer Jn ? ?   18/08 ?
Marshfield 12/34 12/58   18/03 18/18
Cardiff Central 12.44a 13.07   17.55d 18.10


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