24th February 2006

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
(Lunch Excursion from Birmingham)

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

Route: 1Z59 throughout

Loco Route
67020 Birmingham International - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester - Beeston Castle & T. SB - Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International

Notes :
(1) Train was delayed at Telford due to an ambulance being called out to attend to an ill person on board.

Source : Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham International 11.44d 11.44   16.24a 16.27
Stechford 11/51 11/50   16/18 16/15
Aston 11/56 11/58   16/05 15/58
Perry Barr North Jn 12/00 12/02   15/50 15/47
Bescot Stadium 12/09 12/08   15/44 15/40
Darlaston Jn 12/14 12/09   15/41 15/21
Portobello Jn 12/20 12/14   15/36 15/18

 

Location Booked Actual
Wolverhampton 12/24 12/24
Wolverhampton North Jn 12/26 12/26
Cosford 12/34 ?
Telford Central 12/43 12.51a ~ ??.??d
Wellington 12/52 13/05
Shrewsbury 13/03 13/18
Gobowen 13/17 13/37
Wrexham General 13/33 13/49
Saltney Jn 13/55 14/01
Chester 13.59a ~ 14.13d 14.04 ~ 14.08
Beeston Castle & T. SB 14/29 14/21
Crewe 14/39 14/39
Basford Hall Jn 14/48 14/42
Madeley 14/59 14/47
Norton Bridge 15/10 14/54
Stafford 15.16a ~ 15.16d 15.01 ~ 15.01
Bushbury Jn 15/28 15/14

Timings continue in first table.

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