18th June 2005

Steamy Affairs
The Cumbrian Mountain Express

Locos Used 47828, 67012, 67019 & steam: 45407 & 76079
Stock Used 17056+3066+3068+1696+3069+3122+3112+1692+3140+3107+5009+5341

Route:
1Z43 : Colchester to Carlisle
1Z44 : Carlisle to Colchester

Loco(s) Route
47828 (1) Colchester - Marks Tey - Chelmsford - Ilford - Stratford - Dalston Jn - Camden Road - Willesden West London Jn - U&D Brent Goods 2
67012 U&D Brent Goods 2 - Wembley Central - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central - Northampton - Rugby - Nuneaton - Tamworth - Colwich - Stafford - Madeley - Crewe - (via WCML) - Preston
67012 Preston - Farington Curve Jn - Lostock Hall Jn - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield
45407 + 76079 Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Carlisle
67019 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Preston - (reverse of outward route) - Wembley Central - Willesden WL Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Colchester

Notes :
(1) 67014 worked the ECS to Colchester but was failed with a brake problem (brake hose defect) and left there, the ONE thunderbird being used to get the train to London where alternative EWS traction was used from Willesden Brent.

Source : Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Colchester 04.17d 05.04   23.09a 23.24
Marks Tey 04/24 05/10   23/03 23/19
Witham 04/30 05/16   22/56 23/14
Chelmsford 04.37a ~ 04.40d 05.23 ~ 05.27   22.44a ~ 22.47d 23.03 ~ 23.07
Shenfield 04.51a ~ 04.54d 05.38 ~ 05.41   22.30a ~ 22.33d 22.52 ~ 22.54
Gidea Park 05/02 05/47   22/20 22/40
Ilford 05/07 05/52   22/12 22/31
Forest Gate Jn 05/09 05/54   22/10 22/29
Stratford 05.11a ~ 05.14d 05.59 ~ 06.01   22.01a ~ 22.08d 22.22 ~ 22.26
Dalston Jn 05/24 06/11   21/51 22/11
Camden Road 05/33 06/17   21/41 22/04
Camden Jn 05/36 06/21   21/31 ?
Willesden WL Jn 05/39 06/26   21/28 ?
U&D Brent Goods 2 DIV ??L??a ~ ??L??d  
Wembley Central 05/40 06/57   21/26 21/32
Harrow & Wealdstone 05/43 07/00   21/18 21/21
Watford Junction 05.47a ~ 05.49d 07.06 ~ 07.10   21.10a ~ 21.12d 21.10 ~ 21.14
Bourne End 06/01 07/17   21/00 20/47
Tring 06/09 07/21   20/55 20/43
Ledburn Jn 06/15 07/25   20/45 20/39
Bletchley 06/22 07/37   20/38 20/33
Milton Keynes Central 06.29a ~ 06.31d 07.42 ~ 07.46   20.32a ~ 20.34d 20.27 ~ 20.29
Hanslope Jn 06/36 07/52   20/25 20/21
Northampton 06/45 08/02   19.47a ~ 20.14d 20.01 ~ 20.11
Long Buckby 07/02 08/11   19/38 19/50
Hilmorton Jn 07/11 08/17   19/30 19/43
Rugby 07.13a ~ 07.15d 08.20 ~ 08.22   19.26a ~ 19.28d 19.38 ~ 19.40
Trent Valley Jn 07/17 08/24   19/23 19/34
Nuneaton 07.30a ~ 07.32d 08.39 ~ 08.41   19.04a ~ 19.06d 19.10 ~ 19.12
Tamworth LL 07/49 08/54   18/48 18/56
Lichfield TV LL 07/53 09/00   18/44 18/51
Armitage Jn 07/57 09/03   18/40 18/47
Colwich 08/03 09/07   18/35 18/43
Stafford 08/08 09/15 [FL]   18/30 18/36
Norton Bridge 08/13 09/21   18/26 18/29
Madeley 08/22 09/28   18/14 18/21
Basford Hall Jn 08/26 09/33   18/09 18/16 [FL]
Crewe 08.29a ~ 08.37d 09.36 ~ 09.47   17.59a ~ 18.03d 18.08 ~ 18.13
Winsford SB 08/51 09/55   17/50 17/56
Weaver Jn 08/57 10/00   17/44 17/51
Acton Grange Jn 09/01 10/03 [ML]   17/37 17/47
Warrington Bank Quay 09/04 10/05   17/36 17/46
Winwick Jn 09/09 10/07   17/33 17/43
Golborne Jn 09/12 10/09   ? ?
Springs Branch Jn 09/20 10/14   17/28 17/38
Wigan North Western 09/22 10/16   17/26 17/36
Balshaw Lane Jn 09/29 10/22   17/20 17/28
Euxton Jn 09/33 10/23   17/18 17/27
Farington Curve Jn 09/39 10/26 [FL]   - -
Preston 09.45a ~ 10.05d 10.34 ~ 11.06 [SL]   16.53a ~ 17.11d 17.03 ~ 17.17

 

Location Booked Actual
Farington Curve Jn 10/08 11/10
Lostock Hall Jn 10/12 11/13
Blackburn 10.25a ~ 10.27d 11.24 ~ 11.25
Clitheroe 10/48 11/49
Hellifield 11.40a ~ 12.02d 12.12 ~ 12.39
Blea Moor 12/28 ?
Kirkby Stephen 13/16 13/53
Culgaith 13/42 ?
Petteril Bridge Jn 14/21 14/45
Carlisle 14L25a ~ 15.30d 14.57 ~ 15.35
Penrith 15/51 15/53
Tebay 16/09 16/08
Oxenholme 16/19 16/18
Carnforth North Jn 16/28 16/26
Morecambe South Jn 16/31 16/29
Lancaster 16/36 16/31

Timings continue in first table.

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