3rd December 2005

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Christmas Shopping in London)

Loco Used 67020
Stock Used 10734+17167+3247+3275+1953+3182+3267+1566+3273+3174

Route:
1Z47 : Manchester Victoria to Kensington Olympia
1Z48 : Kensington Olympia to Manchester Victoria

Loco(s) Route
67020 Manchester Victoria - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe - Stoke-on-Trent - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Bescot Stadium - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - Northampton - Hanslope Jn - Milton Keynes Central - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Mitre Bridge Jn - Kensington Olympia
67020 Kensington Olympia - (reverse of outward route) - Hanslope Jn (2) - Weedon - (2) Rugby - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Victoria

Notes :
(1) Booked route was via Northampton.

Sources : various including Nick Roberts & Darren Webb

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker & Janet Cottrell)

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Manchester Victoria 08.10d [P3] [SL] 08.12   22.56a [P3] 22.55
Deal Street 08/12 ?   22/54 [SL] ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 08/14 08/16   22/51 22/51
Eccles 08/18 08/21   22/48 22/47
Astley 08/25 08/26   22/41 22/42
Newton-le-Willows 08/33 08/35   22/35 22/36
Earlestown 08/35 08/38   22/34 22/34
Winwick Jn 08/38 [SL] 08/40   22/31 22/29
Dallam Jn 08/41 ?   22/29 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 08/42 [P2] [FL] 08/48   22/28 [P3] 22/26
Acton Grange Jn 08/43 08/50   22/24 22/24
Weaver Jn 08/49 08/55   22/20 22/21
Acton Bridge 08/51 [SL] ?   ? ?
Hartford Jn 09/03 [FL] 08/57   ? ?
Winsford SB 09/08 09/00   22/14 22/16
Winsford 09/09 [SL] 09/01   ? ?
Crewe Coal Yard 09/17 ?   22/08 ?
Crewe 09c18a ~ 09c33d [P1] 09.13 ~ 09.19   22c02a ~ 22c04d [P5] [FL] 22.06 ~ 22.09
North Stafford Jn 09/36 ?   21/59 ?
Barthomley Jn 09/40 09/24   21/56 21/56
Alsager 09/45 09/27   21/50 21/54
Kidsgrove 09/49 09/32   21/45 21/51
Stoke-on-Trent 09/56 [UML] 09/41   21/39 [P2] 21/42
Stoke Jn 09/57 09/42   21/37 21/42
Stone 10/05 09/50   21/29 21/35
Norton Bridge 10/10 [SL] 09/56   21/23 21/29
Stafford 10/17 [P4] 10/11   21/19 [P5] 21/21
Stafford No.4 10/20 ?   21/18 [SL] ?
Bushbury Jn 10/34 10/25   21/07 21/08
Portobello Jn 10/39 10/29   21/04 21/05
Darlaston Jn 10/44 10/33   21/00 21/02
Bescot Stadium 10/47 10/41   20/59 21/00
Perry Barr North Jn 10/51 10/53   20/54 20/56
Aston 10/55 11/02   20/50 20/53
Stechford 11/00 11/08   20/42 20/47
Birmingham International 11.05a ~ 11.23d [P5] 11.14 ~ 11.27   20.30a ~ 20.38d [P2] 20.26a ~ 20.41d
Coventry 11/32 [P2] 11/39   20/20 [P3] 20/17
Trent Valley Jn 11/42 [FL] ?   20/11 ?
Rugby 11/43 [UFL] 11/50   20/09 [DFL] 20/07
Hillmorton Jn 11/45 11/51   20/06 [FL] 20/06
Long Buckby 11/54 11/58   19/52 DIV
Northampton 12/07 [UML] 12/10   19/41 [P2] DIV
Weedon   DIV 19/58
Hanslope Jn 12/22 [SL] 12/19   19/31 19/49
Milton Keynes Central 12/28 12/25   19/23 [P3] 19/43
Bletchley 12/31 12/28   19/17 [P3] 19/37
Ledburn Jn 12/39 12/37   19/10 19/26
Tring 12/45 12/41   19/05 19/19
Bourne End Jn 12/51 12/48   18/59 19/13
Watford Junction 13/00 [FL] 13/00   18/49 [P8] 19/06
Watford South Jn ? ?   18/48 [SL] ?
Harrow & Wealdstone 13/05 13/05   18/43 19/02
Wembley Central 13c09 ~ 13c11 13c08 ~ 13c08   18c38 ~ 18c40 18c57 ~ 18c58
Willesden WL Jn 13/14 13/21   18/35 [FL] 18/36
Mitre Bridge Jn 13/15 13/23   18/34 18/34
North Pole Jn 13/17 ?   18/33 18/32
Kensington Olympia 13.22a [P2] 13.29   18.29d [P2] 18.29


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