9th April 2005

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Grand National from Edinburgh / Newcastle)

Loco Used 67003
Stock Used 99678+3273+3267+3182+1566+3275+3247+17167+10729

Route:
1Z73 : Edinburgh Waverley to Edge Hill
1Z74 : Edge Hill to Edinburgh Waverley

Loco(s) Route
67003 Edinburgh Waverley- Berwick-Upon-Tweed - Morpeth - Newcastle - Durham - Darlington - Northallerton - York - Church Fenton - Castleford - Mirfield East Jn - Huddersfield - Stalybridge - Manchester Victoria - Newton-le-Willows - Edge Hill
67003 Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - (reverse of outward route) - Edinburgh Waverley


67003 passes Croft Spa between Darlington & Eryholme - note that the train
is on the wrong line due to single line working. (photo: Mark Harrington)

Sources : various including Richard Rooker

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Edinburgh Waverley 05.55d 05.59   23.37a 23.42
Portobello Jn 05/59 06/04   23/21 23/11
Monktonhall Jn 06/01 06/06   23/15 23/05
Drem 06/11 06/14   22/54 22/55
Dunbar 06/19 06/23   22/46 22/46
Grantshouse 06.31a ~ 06.48d 06.33 ~ 06.44   22/36 22/36
Reston 06/55 ?   22/30 ?
Marshall Meadow 07/02 06/56   22/23 22/26
Berwick-Upon-Tweed 07/05 07/03   22/20 22/23
Belford L.C. 07/17 07/14   22/09 22/13
Alnmouth 07/42 07/25   21/59 22/02
Morpeth 08/00 07/40   21/46 21/50
Heaton South Jn 08/18 07/59   21/36 21/39
Newcastle 08.26a ~ 08.45d 08.03 ~ 08.44   21.31a ~ 21.33d 21.31 ~ 21.36
King Edward Bridge East Jn 08/47 08/46   21/28 21/27
Birtley Jn 08/51 08/51   21/25 21/23
Durham 08/59 08/57   21/15 21/17
Tursdale Jn 09/05 ?   21/10 ?
Ferryhill South Jn 09/07 09/04   21/08 21/11
Darlington 09/16 09/17   21/00 21/03
Northallerton 09/28 09/36   20/51 20/54
Thirsk 09/33 09/41   20/48 20/49
Tollerton Jn 09/43 09/48   20/41 20/41
Skelton Jn 09/51 09/53   20/35 20/35
York 09.54a ~ 09.58d 09.57 ~ 10.02   20.30a ~ 20.32d 20.27 ~ 20.33
Colton Jn 10/04 10/07   20/24 20/20
Church Fenton 10/10 10/14   20/19 20/13
Milford SB 10/19 10/20   20/13 20/09
Castleford 10/30 10/25   20/08 20/00
Altofts Jn 10/42 10/29   20/02 19/56
Wakefield Kirkgate 10/48 10/39   19/55 19/50
Horbury Jn 10/51 10/42   19/50 19/47
Thornhill L.N.W Jn ? ?   19/43 ?
Mirfield East Jn 11/01 ?   19/42 ?
Heaton Lodge Jn 11/03 10/57   19/40 19/37
Huddersfield 11/08 11/06   19/33 19/32
Marsden 11.18a ~ 11.41d 11.14 ~ 11.14   19/26 19/24
Diggle Jn 11/46 11/18   19/22 19/19
Greenfield 11/48 11/20   19/19 19/15
Stalybridge 11/53 11/26   19/13 19/10
Ashton Moss North Jn 12/00 ?   19/06 ?
Baguley Fold Jn 12/06 11/33   19/02 19/01
Philips Park West Jn 12/11 11/34   19/01 19/00
Miles Platting 12/12 11/38   19/00 18/59
Manchester Victoria 12.15a ~ 12.20d 11.45 ~ 11.52   18.54a ~ 18.56d 18.49 ~ 18.56
Deal Street Jn 12/22 ?   18/52 ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 12/24 12/00   18/49 18/44
Eccles 12/30 12/04   18/44 18/39
Astley 12/35 12/09   18/38 18/35
Newton-le-Willows 12/42 12/15   18/29 18/27
Earlestown 12/43 12/17   18/26 18/25
St Helens Junction 12/46 12/20   18/24 18/20
Rainhill 12/49 ?   18/21 ?
Huyton 12/55 12/29   18/12 18/09
Bootle Branch Jn 13/04 ?   18/08 ?
Edge Hill 13.06a 12.40   18/07 18/03
Liverpool Lime Street   18.03d 18.00


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