18th February 2006

Past Time Rail
The Midlander

Locos Used 66175, 67012, 67027 & steam : 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'
Stock Used (1) 99040+35469+3146+1680+3123+3141+3147+1813+4949+5008+5023+5482

Route:
1Z62 : St Albans to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z63 : Bristol Temple Meads to St Albans

Loco(s) Route
67027 St Albans - (via MML) - Derby
6201 Derby - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Wichnor Jn - Tamworth - Kingsbury Jn - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Kings Norton - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester (3)
66175 Gloucester - Gloucester Yard Jn - Standish Jn - Charfield - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Stapleton Road - Dr Days Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
6201 Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Gloucester Yard Jn - Gloucester Yard
6201 (4) Gloucester Yard - Washwood Heath Sidings
6201 Washwood Heath Sidings - (reverse of outward route) - Derby
67012 Derby - (via MML) - St Albans

Notes :
(1) 99040 only in formation Derby to Bristol & back to Derby.
(2) Train was delayed due to frozen points at Greenfield East Jn.
(3) Train diverted to Gloucester due to a "gauging problem". 6201 then ran "light engine" to Bristol via Chepstow & Severn Tunel Junction.
(4) 66175 on rear.


6201 passes Sinfin Jn shortly after leaving Derby (photo: Gerard Lovelock)


Some swift driving by Clive Hanley saw 6201 captured at Water Orton and
also descending the Lickey...the photos being taken about an hour apart.

Sources : Rob Fraser, Peter Lawrence, Janet Cottrell & Alan Tait

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Rob Fraser & Janet Cottrell)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
? St Albans 06.55d 08.06 22.53a 22.51 ?
? Luton 07.04a ~ 07.07d 08.17 ~ 08.19 22.37a ~ 22.40d 22.36 ~ 22.39 ?
? Flitwick 07/17 08/30 22/25 22/24 ?
? Bedford South Jn 07/25 08/35 22/19 22/14 ?
? Bedford 07.26a ~ 07.28d 08.37 ~ 08.38 22.13a ~ 22.16d 22.02 ~ 22.07 ?
? Sharnbrook Jn 07/35 08/45 22/05 21/54 ?
? Wellingborough 07/42 08/52 21/57 21/48 ?
? Kettering 07.49a ~ 07.51d 08.58 ~ 09.00 21.45a ~ 21.48d 21.39 ~ 21.42 ?
? Market Harborough 08/01 09/11 21/31 21/29 ?
? Wigston North Jn 08/14 09/23 21/20 21/18 ?
? Leicester 08.19a ~ 08.21d 09.27 ~ 09.29 21.10a ~ 21.14d 21.11 ~ 21.13 ?
? Syston South Jn 08/27 09/34 21/04 21/06 ?
? Sileby Jn 08/31 09/36 21/01 21/04 ?
? Loughborough 08.38a ~ 08.40d 09.40 ~ 09.43 20.53a ~ 20.56d 20.56 ~ 20.59 ?
? Ratcliffe Jn 08/51 09/50
? Trent South Jn 08/53 09/51 20/45 20/49 ?
? Trent East Jn 08/54 ? 20/44 ? ?
? Sheet Stores Jn 08/56 09/52 20/42 20/49 ?
? Spondon 09/01 10/00 20/36 20/44 ?
???.??
0.00
Derby 09L06a ~ 09L41d 10.09 ~ 10.47   20L05a ~ 20L31d 20.08 ~ 20.40 ?
4.78 Stenson Jn 09/50 10/56   19/58 20/00 ?
5.35 North Stafford Jn 09/51 10/56   19/57 20/00 ?
10.99 Burton-on-Trent 09/58 11/02   19/52 19/52 ?
16.53 Wichnor Jn 10/04 11/07   19/47 19/48 ?
23.88 Tamworth 10/12 11/14   19/40 19/41 ?
29.49 Kingsbury Jn 10/20 11/19   19/34 19/36 ?
33.57 Water Orton 10/24 11/23   19/30 19/31 ?
34.09 Water Orton West Jn 10/25 11/25   ? ? ?
35.47
0.00
Sig SY252 10w28a ~ 10w58d 11.31 ~ 11.43
- Castle Bromwich Jn 19w01a ~ 19w26d 18.56 ~ 19.25 ?
1.86 Bromford Bridge 11/03 11/49   18/56 18/51 ?
3.24 Washwood Heath No.1 11/08 11/53   18/49 18/47 ?
4.20 Landor Street Jn 11/11 11/56   18/47 18/44 ?
4.65 St Andrews Jn 11/13 11/58   18/44 18/42 ?
4.97 Bordesley Jn 11/18 11/59   18/43 18/41 ?
10.16 Kings Norton 11/25 12/08   18/30 18/30 ?
12.57 Longbridge 11/29 12/14   18/26 18/25 ?
15.26 Barnt Green 11/34 12/17   18/23 18/22 ?
18.80 Bromsgrove 11/38 12/21   18/16 18/17 ?
20.96 Stoke Works Jn 11/40 12/23   18/13 18/15 ?
32.18 Abbotswood Jn 11/51 12/32   18/02 18/05 ?
42.89 Ashchurch 12/01 12/41   17/53 17/55 ?
50.15 Cheltenham Spa 12/07 12/48   17/46 17/46 ?
55.69 Barnwood Jn 12/13 12/56   17/38 17/37 ?
56.37 Horton Road Jn 12/14 12/59
56.77 Gloucester 12.16a ~ 12.38d 13.01 ~ 13.22
- Gloucester Sig S339 17.00a ~ 17.35d 17.18 ~ 17.34 ?
? Standish Jn 12/48 13/31 16/50 17/10 ?
? Charfield 13/02 13/43 16/36 17/00 ?
? Yate 13/09 13/47 16/29 16/53 ?
? Westerleigh Jn 13/12 13/51 16/26 16/49 ?
? Bristol Parkway 13/17 13/56 16/21 16/42 ?
? Filton Abbey Wood 13/18 13/57 16/18 16/40 ?
? Stapleton Road 13/23 14/00 16/13 16/35 ?
? Dr Days Jn 13/24 14/01 16/11 16/33 ?
? Bristol Temple Meads 13.27a 14.06 16.07d 16.30 ?


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