25th October 2005

Past Time Rail
Blackpool Express

Locos Used 47402, 47851 & steam : 45407 (running as 44996)
Stock Used 99723+5035+4940+4951+99311+4999+99722+99317+4960+?????

Route:
1Z45 : Rawtenstall to Blackpool North
1Z54 : Blackpool North to Rawtenstall

Loco(s) Route
45407 (1) Rawtenstall - Bury Bolton Street - Heywood
45407 Heywood - Castleton North Jn - Castleton South Jn - Vitriol Works - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - Deal Street Jn - Eccles - Parkside Jn - Golborne Jn - Wigan South Western - Euxton Jn - Preston - Kirkham & Wesham - Blackpool North
45407 Blackpool North - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria
45407 (2) Manchester Victoria - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Vitriol Works - Castleton South Jn - Castleton East Jn
47851 (3) Castleton East Jn - Castleton North Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bury Bolton Street
47851 Bury Bolton Street - Heywood - Rawtenstall

Notes :
(1) 47402 on rear.
(2) 47851 on rear.
(3) 45407 on rear.

Sources : Alan Tait & Simon Cross

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Alan Tait & Simon Cross)

Location Booked (out) (actual) Booked (rtn)
Rawtenstall 10.43d 23.31a
Ramsbottom 11.00a ~ 11.03d (10.58 ~ 11.01) 23.05a ~ 23.10d
Bury Bolton Street 11.18a ~ 11.25d 22.40a ~ 22.50d
Heywood 11.40a ~ 11.45d 22.21a ~ 22.25d
Hopwood GF 12.03a ~ 12.13d 22.01a ~ 22.11d
Castleton North Jn 12/16 21/58
Castleton South Jn 12/19 -
Castleton East Jn - 21.48a ~ 21.53d
Vitriol Works 12/24 21/41
Thorpes Bridge Jn 12/27 21/37
Miles Platting 12/28 21/35
Manchester Victoria 12.35a ~ 12.38d 21.09a ~ 21.29d
Deal Street Jn 12/40 21/07
Ordsall Lane Jn 12/42 21/04
Eccles 12/46 20/57
Astley 12/51 20/51
Parkside Jn 13/01 20/43
Golborne Jn 13/06 20/39
Springs Branch Jn 13/12 (13/07) 20/34
Wigan South Jn 13/13 20/33
Wigan North Western 13/14 20/33
Balshaw Lane 13/22 20/26
Euxton Jn 13/28 20/20
Preston 13.35a ~ 13.37d 20/03
Fylde Jn 13/40 20/01
Kirkham North Jn 13/51 19/47
Kirkham & Wesham 13/55 ?
Poulton-le-Fylde 13/59 19/39
Carleton Crossing LC 14/02 19/36
Blackpool North 14.12a 19.31d


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