22nd October 2005

Past Time Rail
The Buxton Express

Locos Used 60022, 67029 & steam : 45407 & 76079
Stock Used (1) 35517+5482+4949+4946+1813+3100+3110+3132+1671+3144+21245

Route:
1Z54 : Milton Keynes to Buxton
1Z76 : Buxton to Milton Keynes

Loco(s) Route
67029 Milton Keynes - Northampton - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Crewe - Weaver Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Warrington Bank Quay
45407 + 76079 Warrington Bank Quay - Eccles - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton Jn - Stockport - Hazel Grove - Furness Vale - Buxton
60022 (2) Buxton - Buxton URS
45407 + 76079 Buxton URS - Peak Forest - Chinley - Hazel Grove - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria
67029 Manchester Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Milton Keynes

Notes :
(1) 35517 only in consist when the steam locos were on the train.
(2) 45407 & 76079 on rear. After reversal at Buxton URS, 60022 was booked to remain on the rear of the train to Peak Forest but in the event it was removed at Buxton URS.
(3) Tour name recorded by some sources as 'The Buxton Flyer' however there is positive confirmation from both a Past Time Rail advertising brochure as well as the tour brochure that it was 'The Buxton Express'.

Source : Janet Cottrell, Nick Roberts & Alan Tait

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell & Pete Drury)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Milton Keynes 07.21 [P3] [SL] 07.22   23.08a [P2] 22.56
Hanslope Jn 07/28 07/28   22/58 [SL] 22/47
Northampton 07.39a ~ 07.44d [P2] 07.37 ~ 07.49   22.38a ~ 22.41d [P1] 22.27 ~ 22.38
Long Buckby 07/57 07/59   22/16 22/14
Hillmorton Jn 08/07 [DNL] 08/06   22/07 22/08
Rugby 08/09 [FL] 08/10   22.03a ~ 22.05d [UFL] 22.06 ~ 22.06
Trent Valley Jn 08/13 ?   22/01 [FL] ?
Coventry 08.24a ~ 08.30d [P4] 08.22 ~ 08.32   21/48 [P1] 21/54
Birmingham International 08.41a ~ 08.43d [P3] 08.47 ~ 08.51   21.28a ~ 21.33d [P5] 21.33 ~ 21.38
Stechford 08/49 08/56   21/22 21/26
Proof House Jn 08/57 [DEL] 09/02   21/18 21/22
Birmingham New Street 09.02a ~ 09.05d [P5] 09.05 ~ 09.08   21.05a ~ 21.15d [P2] [DEL] 21.11 ~ 21.19
Soho South Jn 09/10 09/13   21/00 21/03
Galton Jn 09/12 09/15   20/59 21/01
Dudley Port 09/16 09/18   20/55 20/57
Wolverhampton 09.22a ~ 09.25d [P2] 09.26 ~ 09.29   20.47a ~ 20.49d [P4] 20.46 ~ 20.50
Wolverhampton North Jn 09/27 09/31   20/44 20/43
Bushbury Jn 09/28 09/33   20/42 20/42
Stafford No.4 09/38 [SL] ?   20/31 20/31
Stafford 09.39a ~ 09.42d [P5] 09.44 ~ 09.45   20.21a ~ 20.30d [P1] 20.19 ~ 20.30
Stafford No.5 ? ?   20/20 [FL] ?
Norton Bridge 09/48 09/51   20/16 20/10
Madeley 09/57 09/59   20/06 20/01
Basford Hall Jn 10/04 10/04   20/01 19/56
Crewe 10.10a ~ 10.15d [P11] [FL] 10.07 ~ 10.15   19.51a ~ 19.55d [P11] 19.48 ~ 19.53
Crewe Coal Yard 10/18 ?   19/49 ?
Winsford SB 10/24 10/23   19/39 19/34
Weaver Jn SB 10/30 10/28   19/33 19/29
Acton Grange Jn 10/34 10/31   19/17 19/23
Warrington Bank Quay 10.36a ~ 11.06d [P4] 10.33 ~ 11.06   19.07a ~ 19.12d [P2] 19.17 ~ 19.20
Winwick Jn 11/12 11/12   19/03 [FL] 19/13
Earlestown 11/15 11/16   19/01 19/10
Newton-le-Willows 11/16 11/18   19/00 19/08
Astley 11/23 11/28   18/52 19/02
Eccles 11/29 11/36   18/45 18/57
Ordsall Lane Jn 11/34 11/41   18/40 18/53
Deal Street 11/37 [SL] ?   18/38 ?
Manchester Victoria 11/39 [P4] 11/48   18.16a ~ 18.36d [P3] 18.20 ~ 18.49
Miles Platting 11/44 11/53   18/11 [SL] 18/12
Philips Park West Jn 11/46 11/54   18/04 18/10
Baguley Fold Jn 11/47 11/56   18/01 18/08
Ashton Moss North Jn 11/51 12/05   17/57 18/02
Denton Jn 11/57 12.11 ~ 12.40   17/51 ?
Heaton Norris North Jn 12*07a ~ 13*00d [SL] 12.55 ~ 13.44   17/43 17/35
Stockport 13/04 [P1] 13/48   17/41 [P3] 17/33
Edgeley No.1 13/07 13/51   17/40 [FL] 17/32
Hazel Grove 13/13 [P1] 13/55   17/29 [P2] 17/27

 

Location Booked Actual
Furness Vale 13/29 14/11
Chapel-en-le-Frith 13/41 14/21
Buxton 13.55a ~ 16.05d 14.37 ~ 16.20
Buxton SB 16.08a ~ 16.09d ?
Buxton URS 16.11a ~ 16.16d 16.29 ~ 16.34
Topley Pike Bardon Agg 16/27 16/47
Great Rocks Jn 16.35a ~ 16.36d 16/55
Peak Forest South SS 16.41a ~ 16.51d 17/00
Chinley South 17/01 17/12
Chinley North Jn 17/12 17/14
New Mills South Jn 17/18 17/19
Hazel Grove HL Jn 17/28 17/25

Timings continue in first table.

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