18th March 2005

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Cheltenham Gold Cup from Liverpool / Manchester)

Locos Used 67004 & 67016
Stock Used 10729+17167+3247+3182+1566+3267+3273+3174+99678

Route:
1Z71 : Liverpool Lime Street to Cheltenham Spa
1Z84 : Cheltenham Spa to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco(s) Route
????? Liverpool Lime Street - Rainhill - Earlestown - Eccles - Manchester Victoria - Denton Jn - Stockport - Wilmslow - Crewe - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Darlaston Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Birmingham New Street - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa
????? Cheltenham Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) Loco confirmation required - which led each section?

Source : Richard Rooker

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 07.05d 07.05   23.26a 23.09
Edge Hill 07/09 07/09   23/18 23/06
Bootle Branch Jn 07/14 ?   23/15 ?
Huyton 07/18 07/22   22/57 22/59
Rainhill 07/21 ?   22/48 ?
St Helens Jn 07/24 07/28   22/45 22/54
Earlestown 07/32 07/31   22/43 22/52
Newton-Le-Willows 07/33 07/31   22/38 22/50
Astley 07/40 07/38   22/26 22/45
Eccles 07/46 07/43   22/21 22/41
Ordsall Lane Jn 07/52 07/47   22/15 22/37
Deal Street Jn 07/56 ?   22/10 ?
Manchester Victoria 08.04a ~ 08.14d 08.10 ~ 08.19   21.54a ~ 22.07d 22.23 ~ 22.34
Miles Platting 08/18 08/22   21/51 22/20
Philips Park West Jn 08/18 08/27   21/48 22/19
Baguley Fold Jn 08/19 08/29   21/47 22/18
Ashton Moss North Jn 08/30 ?   21/43 ?
Denton Jn 08/41 ?   21/37 ?
Ash Bridge Jn 08/47 ?   21/31 ?
Heaton Norris Jn 08/57 08/47   21/30 22/00
Stockport 08/59 08/50   21/24 21/58
Edgeley Jn No.1 09/00 08/51   21/23 21/56
Adswood Road Jn 09/01 08/53   21/22 21/56
Cheadle Hulme 09/04 08/55   21/21 21/55
Wilmslow 09/12 09/00   21/16 21/52
Alderley Edge 09/16 09/02   21/13 21/51
Sandbach 09/31 09/13   21/02 21/42
Crewe Sydney Bridge 09/42 09/17   20/58 21/39
Crewe 09/47 09/24   20/56 21/37
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 09/52 09/27   20/49 21/34
Madeley 09/57 09/34   20/40 21/30
Norton Bridge 10/07 09/46   20/31 21/22
Stafford 10/11 09/59   20/26 21/16
Stafford No.4 10/11 ?   20/25 ?
Bushbury Jn 10/23 10/24   20/16 21/05
Portobello Jn 10/28 10/28   20/13 21/02
Darlaston Jn 10/31 10/31   20/10 20/59
Bescot Jn 10/33 10/35   20/09 20/57
Perry Barr North Jn 10/39 10/43   20/03 20/53
Aston 10/42 10/47   19/58 20/51
Proof House Jn 10/45 10/51   19/55 20/47
Birmingham New Street 10/48 10/54   19.49a ~ 19.52d 20.39 ~ 20.45
Selly Oak 10/54 11/04   19/41 20/29
Kings Norton 10/59 11/07   19/39 20/23
Longbridge 11/04 11/10   19/34 20/19
Barnet Green 11/09 11/13   19/32 20/17
Bromsgrove 11/12 11/16   19/25 20/13
Stoke Works Jn 11/16 11/17   19/23 20/12
Abbotswood Jn 11/24 11/24   19/14 20/04
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury 11/31 11/32   19/06 19/58
Cheltenham Spa 11.38a 11.47   18.58d 19.51


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