3rd June 2006

Compass Tours
The Cumbrian Fellsman

Locos Used 47714 & 47813
Stock Used 11 MK3s (4x FO, 1x RFM, 4x TSO, 1x Sleeper + DVT)

Route:
1Z22 : Stafford to Carlisle
1Z23 : Carlisle to Stafford

Loco(s) Route
47813 + 47714 (1) Penkridge - Stafford - Crewe - Winsford - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Farrington Jn - Lostock Hall Jn - Blackburn - Daisyfield Jn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle Jn - Ribblehead - Kirkby Stephen - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
47714 + 47813 Carlisle - Tebay - Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Winsford - Crewe - Nantwich - Wem - Shrewsbury - Telford - Shifnal - Codsall - Oxley - Penkridge - Stafford

Notes :
(1) The morning train started at Penkridge at around 0700 (instead of at the booked time from Stafford) and then was diverted to run straight up the WCML picking up only at Stafford before waiting at Crewe for about 2 hours in platform 11. The Booked route was: Stafford - Penkridge - (via Oxley Chord) - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Nantwich - Crewe. The reason was a driver going sick late on the Friday prior to the running of the train and no other TOC being able to offer a replacement driver to take the driver via Telford and Shrewsbury. Passengers who should have boarded at stations between Codsall and Nantwich were bused to Crewe where the train was held until all connecting transport had arrived. The train then continued booked route via the S&C and got to Carlisle around 30 minutes late.

GBRF and Freightliner supplied drivers for the return journey in the evening, which subsequently ran 'as booked' in the timings.

Source : various including Compass Tours

Timings (Booked Only)
(from various including Compass Tours)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Stafford 06.34d [P6] 22.03a [P6]
Stafford No.4 06/35 22/02
Penkridge 06.43a ~ 06.45d 21.55a ~ 21.57d
Bushbury Jn 06/55 21/49
Stafford Road Jn 06/59 21/41
Oxley Signal Box 07/02 21/38
Codsall 07.07a ~ 07.09d 21.31a ~ 21.33d
Cosford 07/16 21/24
Shifnal 07.20a ~ 07.22d 21.17a ~ 21.19d
Madeley Jn 07/25 21/13
Telford Central 07.27a ~ 07.29d 21.09a ~ 21.11d
Wellington 07.35a ~ 07.37d 20.59a ~ 21.01d
Shrewsbury 07.55a ~ 08.07d [P3] 20.42a ~ 20.44d [P4]
Harlescott Crossing 08/12 20/37
Wem 08.23a ~ 08.25d 20.26a ~ 20.28d
Prees 08/29 20/21
Whitchurch 08.35a ~ 08.37d 20.13a ~ 20.15d
Wrenbury 08/44 20/06
Nantwich 08.50a ~ 08.52d 19.58a ~ 20.00d
Crewe Gresty Lane 09/00 19/53
Crewe 09.02a ~ 09.18d [P11] 19.48a ~ 19.51d [P11]
Crewe Coal Yard 09/22 19/46
Winsford Signal Box 09/28 19/37
Weaver Jn Signal Box 09/33 19/27
Acton Grange Jn 09/41 19/19
Warrington Bank Quay 09/44 [P3] 19/16 [P2]
Dallam Jn 09/46 19/14
Winwick Jn 09/48 19/12
Golborne Jn ? 19/09
Bamfurlong Jn ? 19/01
Springs Branch Jn 09/53 18/54
Wigan South Jn 09/54 18/53
Wigan North Western 09/54 [P5] 18/52 [P4]
Balshaw Lane 10/01 18/46
Euxton Jn 10/04 18/44
Farington Jn 10/08 ?
Lostock Hall Jn 10/14 -
Blackburn 10/26 [P2] -
Daisyfield Jn 10/27 -
Clitheroe 10/44 -
Horrocksford Jn 10/44 -
Hellifield 11/05 -
Settle Jn 11/09 -
Ribblehead 11/29 -
Blea Moor 11/34 -
Garsdale 11/45 -
Kirkby Stephen 11/55 -
Appleby 12/06 -
Kirkby Thore SB 12/12 -
Culgaith Crossover 12/15 -
Low House Crossing SB 12/30 -
Petteril Bridge Jn 12/42 -
London Road Jn 12/43 -
Preston - 18.21a ~ 18.37d [P5]
Lancaster - 17/59 [UFL]
Morecambe South Jn - 17/55
Carnforth North Jn - 17/50
Oxenholme : Lake District - 17/42
Tebay - 17/33
Penrith North Lakes - 17/15
Carlisle 12.46a [P1] 16.55d [P4]


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