10th June 2006

Railway Touring Company
The Cumbrian Mountain Express

Locos Used 47826 & steam: 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'
Stock Used (1) rake included: 5341+5322+3098+3107+1692+3140+3122+1683+17077

Route:
1Z33 : Bedford to Carlisle
1Z34 : Carlisle to Bedford

Loco(s) Route
47826 Bedford - Kettering - Leicester - Loughborough - Trent - Toton - Chesterfield - Beighton Jn - Masborough Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe - Crofton West Jn - Turners Lane Jn - Methley Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Whitehall Jn - Keighley - Skipton - Hellifield Goods Loop
6201 Hellifield Goods Loop - (via S&C) - Carlisle
6201 Carlisle - (via WCML) - Preston
?47826? Preston - (via WCML) - Crewe - Stoke-on-Trent - Uttoxeter - Stenson Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Trent - (reverse of outward route) - Wellingborough - Sharnbrook Tunnel - Bedford

Notes :
(1) Steve Dyks comments: Unfortunately I missed the first coach of the stock as it passed Wellingborough and another 2 of the vehicles did not appear to have visible identities.
(2) Loco confirmation required.

Sources : various including Steve Dyks & Chris Taylor

Photo Review
(all photos: Chris Taylor)


6201 crossing Ribblehead (Batty Moss) Viaduct.


6201 heads south past Galgate on the WCML.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from The Railway Touring Company)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bedford 06.38d [P4] 00.09a [P3]
Bedford North Jn 06/39 00/07
Sharnbrook Jn 06/45 23/58
Wellingborough 06.53a ~ 06.55d 23.42a ~ 23.44d
Harrowden Jn ? 23.25 ~ 23.37
Kettering 07.03a ~ 07.05d [P4] 23.14a ~ 23.16d [P3]
Market Harborough 07.17a ~ 07.19d 23.00a ~ 23.02d
Wigston North Jn 07/31 22/48
Leicester 07.36a ~ 07.45d [P1] 22.38a ~ 22.42d [P3]
Syston South Jn 07/53 22/32
Sileby Jn 07/56 22/28
Loughborough 08.01a ~ 08.03d [P1] 22.18a ~  22.20d [P3]
Ratcliffe Jn ? 22/07
Trent South Jn 08/12 22/04
Trent 08/13 22/03

 

Location Booked
Toton Jn 08/16
Toton Centre 08/17
Stapleford & Sandiacre 08/19
Trowell Jn 08/23
Langley Mill 08/28
Pye Bridge Jn 08/32
Alfreton 08/35
Clay Cross South Jn 08/40
Chesterfield 08/43
Tapton Jn 08/47
Barrow Hill North Jn 08/51
Beighton Jn 08/57
Treeton Jn 09/01
Masborough Jn 09/07
Aldwarke Jn 09/11
Swinton 09/15
Moorthorpe 09/21
South Kirkby Jn 09/22
Hare Park Jn 09/30
Crofton West Jn 09/33
Calder Bridge Jn 09/35
Turners Lane Jn 09/38
Altofts Jn 09/45
Methley Jn 09/48
Engine Shed Jn 10/02
Whitehall Jn 10/06
Armley Jn 10/07
Apperley Jn 10/12
Dockfield Jn 10/15
Shipley 10/16
Keighley 10/26
Skipton 10/41 [P3]
Hellifield 10/53
Hellifield Goods Loop 10L55 ~ 12L00
Settle Jn 12/06
Ribblehead 12/21
Blea Moor 12/24
Garsdale 12/38
Kirkby Stephen 12/52
Appleby 13/05
Kirkby Thore 13/12
Culgaith 13/16
Low House 13/35
Petteril Bridge Jn 13/48
London Road Jn 13/49
Carlisle 13.52a ~ 16.37d [P1]
Penrith North Lakes 16/59
Tebay 17/25
Oxenholme : Lake District 17/42
Carnforth North Jn 17/58
Carnforth U&DGL 18L00 ~ 18L34
Morecambe South Jn 18/41
Lancaster  18/43 [UFL]
Preston 19.08a ~ 19.35d [P6]
Euxton Jn 19/42
Balshaw Lane 19/44
Wigan North Western 19/50 [P4]
Wigan South Jn 19/51
Springs Branch Jn 19/51
Golborne Jn 19/56
Winwick Jn 19/59
Dallam Jn 20/01
Warrington Bank Quay 20/02 [P2]
Acton Grange Jn 20/04
Weaver Jn 20/09
Winsford SB 20/15
Winsford 20/18
Crewe Coal Yard 20/32
Crewe 20/33 [P1]
North Stafford Jn 20/42
Barthomley Jn 20/46
Alsager 20/50
Kidsgrove 20/56
Stoke-on-Trent  21/03 [UML]
Stoke Jn 21/04
Longton 21/07
Caverswall 21/11
Uttoxeter 21/24
Tutbury & Hatton 21/33
North Stafford Jn 21/42
Stenson Jn 21/42
Sheet Stores Jn 22/01

Timings continue in first table.

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