7th May 2005

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(London Sight Seeing from Liverpool / Warrington / Crewe)

Locos Used 67001 & 67030
Stock Used 3174+3273+1566+3267+3182+1953+3275+3247+17167+10729

Route:
1Z71 : Liverpool Lime Street to London Waterloo
1Z91 : London Waterloo to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco(s) Route
????? Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Runcorn - Weaver Jn - Crewe - Stafford - Colwich - Armitage Jn - Lichfield Trent Valley - Tamworth - Nuneaton - Rugby - Weedon - Milton Keynes Central - Bletchley - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Yard South Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - (1) Clapham Junction
????? Clapham Junction - Nine Elms Jn - London Waterloo
????? London Waterloo - Nine Elms Jn - Latchmere Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) Was booked to traverse the Shepcote curve (from Latchmere Jn to West London Jn) but was routed into Clapham Junction for reasons unexplained.
(2) Train delayed at (north of?) Bletchley after losing power.
(3) locos were top n tail, which led each leg?

Sources : Richard Rooker & Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 07.57d 07.56   22.35a 23.31
Edge Hill 08/01 08/00   22/30 23/26
Wavertree Jn 08/03 08/02   22/27 23/23
Allerton 08/07 08/07   22/23 23/20
Ditton Jn 08/11 08/12   22/16 23/16
Runcorn 08/13 08/14   22/13 23/14
Weaver Jn 08/21 08/19   22/07 23/09
Winsford SB 08/27 08/25   22/01 23/03
Crewe 08.36a ~ 08.44d 08.32 ~ 08.41   21.45a ~ 21.51d 22.50 ~ 22.55
Basford Hall Jn 08/50 08/44   21/41 22/47
Madeley 08/55 08/50   21/35 22/43
Norton Bridge 09/05 08/59   21/27 22/34
Stafford 09/10 09/06   21/23 22/27
Colwich 09/15 09/12   21/18 22/22
Armitage Jn 09/25 09/23   21/14 22/19
Lichfield TV LL 09/29 09/29   21/10 22/16
Tamworth LL 09/33 09/33   21/06 22/12
Nuneaton 09/42 09/42   20/57 22/04
Trent Valley Jn 09/53 09/54   20/45 21/55
Rugby 09/54 09/57   20/43 21/54
Hilmorton Jn 09/55 09/59   20/41 21/53
Weedon 10/03 10/07   20/33 21/46
Hanslope Jn 10/14 10/16   20/23 21/37
Milton Keynes Central 10/18 10/22   20/17 21/29
Bletchley 10/22 10/26   20/11 20/14
Ledburn Jn 10/29 10/32   20/01 20/01
Tring 10/34 10/36   19/53 19/50
Bourne End 10/40 10/40   19/44 19/39
Watford Junction 10/47 11/03   19/33 19/28
Harrow & Wealdstone 10/56 11/09   19/26 19/18
Wembley Central 11.00a ~ 11.02d 11.18 ~ 11.22   19.18a ~ 19.20d 19.13 ~ 19.14
Sudbury Jn 11/05 11/23   19/15 19/04
Willesden WL Jn 11/11 11/33   19/03 18/59
Mitre Bridge Jn 11/14 11/36   19/02 18/57
North Pole Jn 11/17 11/39   19/01 18/56
Kensington Olympia 11/21 11/46   18/57 18/54
Latchmere Jn 11/28     18/51 18/50
Clapham Junction DIV ??.??a ~ ??.??d  
Nine Elms Jn 11/31 12/17   18/47 18/46
Vauxhall ? 12/18   ? ?
Waterloo 11.378a 12.22   18.42d 18.42


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