9th April 2005

Steamy Affairs
The Irish Mail

Locos Used 47829, 50031, 50049 & steam: 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Stock Used 17056+3066+3069+1692+3068+3122+3112+1683+3140+3107+5322+5341

Route:
1Z87 : Ashford to Holyhead
1Z88 : Holyhead to Tonbridge

Loco(s) Route
50031 + 50049 (1) Ashford International - Tonbridge - Orpington - Nunhead - Denmark Hill - Factory Jn - Latchmere Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central - Ruby - Nuneaton - Tamworth - Colwich - Stafford - Crewe
6233 (1) Crewe - Chester - Llandudno Junction - Bangor -Holyhead
6233 (1) Holyhead - (reverse of outward route) -Crewe
50031 + 50049 (1) Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Tonbridge

Notes :
(1) 47829 on rear for ETH purposes.


6233 heading west out of Flint (photo: John Cowlishaw)

Sources : various including Richard Rooker & Chris Taylor

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Ashford International 04.52d 04.53  
Headcorn 05.04a ~ 05.06d 05.06 ~ 05.09  
Paddock Wood 05/19 05/18  
Tonbridge 05.26a ~ 05.28d 05.24 ~ 05.28   23.19a 23.48
Sevenoaks 05.37a ~ 05.39d 05.37 ~ 05.40   23.08a ~ 22.10d 23.37 ~ 23.40
Orpington 05.50a ~ 05.50d 05.47 ~ 05.47   22/57 23/30
Petts Wood Jn 05/54 05/49   22/53 23/28
Bickley Jn 05/56 06/22   22/51 23/26
Bromley South 06.00a ~ 06.02d 06.25 ~ 06.26   22.45a ~ 22.47d 23.21 ~ 23.23
Shortlands Jn 06/05 06/29   22/41 23/19
Nunhead 06/08 ?   22/29 23/12
Crofton Road Jn 06/09 ?   ? ?
Cambria Jn ? ?   22/23 ?
Denmark Hill 06/10 ?   ? ?
Brixton ? ?   22/19 23/07
Voltaire Road Jn 06/13 06/41   22/17 23/04
Factory Jn 06/14 ?   22/14 ?
Longhedge Jn 06/16 ?   22/12 ?
Latchmere Jn 06/19 06/45   22/09 22/59
Kensington Olympia 06/25 06/56   22/03 22/55
North Pole Jn 06/29 06/58   21/59 22/50
Mitre Bridge Jn 06/30 07/00   21/58 22/48
Willesden West London Jn 06/37 07/02   21/55 22/47
Willesden Yard South Jn ? ?   21/48 ?
Willesden Sudbury Jn ? ?   21/46 22/42
Wembley Central 06/39 07/17   21/44 22/39
Harrow & Wealdstone 06/42 07/22   21/41 22/30
Watford Jn 06.48a ~ 06.50d 07.28 ~ 07.31   21.33a ~ 21.35d 22.21 ~ 22.24
Bourne End Jn 06/58 07/39   21/21 22/13
Tring 07/12 07/43   21/14 22/08
Ledburn Jn 07/18 07/47   21/08 22/03
Bletchley 07/24 07/58   21/01 21/56
Milton Keynes Central 07.32a ~ 07.34d 08.03 ~ 08.06   20.55a ~ 20.57d 21.47 ~ 21.51
Hanslope Jn 07/40 08/19   20/47 21/38
Weedon 07/53 ?   20/39 ?
Hillmorton Jn 08/01 08/56   20/31 21/21
Rugby 08/03 09/01   20/30 21/18
Rugby Trent Valley Jn 08/04 09/02   20/29 21/13
Nuneaton 08/16 09/12   20/20 21/02
Tamworth 08/25 09/21   20/12 20/53
Lichfield Trent Valley 08/30 09/25   20/08 20/49
Armitage Jn 08/34 09/29   20/04 20/45
Colwich 08/38 09/33   20/01 20/40
Milford & Brocton 08/41 09/36   19/58 ?
Stafford 08/55 09/44   19.52a ~ 19.54d 20.30 ~ 20.32
Norton Bridge 09/07 09/50   19/47 20/25
Madeley 09/16 09/59   19/38 20/15
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 09/21 10/05   19/34 20/07
Crewe 09.25a ~ 09.57d 10.09 ~ 10.56   19.07a ~ 19.28d 19.35 ~ 20.03
Crewe Steel Works 10/04 ?   19/01 ?
Beeston Castle 10/14 ?   18/51 ?
Chester 10.30a ~ 10.42d 11.29 ~ 11.31   18/35 19/05
Chester South Jn 10/44 ?   18/34 ?
Saltney Jn 10/46 11/34   18/32 19/01
Rockcliffe Hall 10/54 11/43   18/20 18/55
Holywell Jn 11/02 11/54   18/12 18/50
Rhyl 11/16 12/09   17/58 18/41
Colwyn Bay 11/28 ?   17/46 ?
Llandudno Jn 11.35a ~ 12.15d 12.25 ~ 12.58   17.00a ~ 17.40d 18.00 ~ 18.24
Penmaenmawr 12/23 ?   16/47 ?
Bangor 12.35a ~ 12.37d 13.18 ~ 13.22   16.33a ~ 16.35d 17.39 ~ 17.41
Menai Bridge 12/42 ?   16/28 ?
Llanfairpwll 12/44 ?   16/24 ?
Gaerwen 12/48 ?   16/21 ?
Valley 13/03 ?   16/03 ?
Holyhead 13.15a 13.50   15.55d 16.59


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