20th January 2007

Past Time Rail
The L
eeds & Bradford Residential Express

Locos Used 57601 & steam: 45407

Route:

Loco(s) Route
57601 Milton Keynes - Northampton - Rugby - Nuneaton Lichfield Trent Valley - Stafford Norton Bridge Madeley Crewe Warrington Bank Quay Winwick Jn Earlestown Newton-le-Willows Eccles Manchester Victoria
45407 Manchester Victoria just outside station (2)
45407 set-back into Manchester Victoria
45407 Manchester Victoria Miles Platting Stalybridge Huddersfield Brighouse Halifax Bradford Interchange
57601 (1) Bradford Interchange New Pudsey - Leeds
45407 Leeds Dewsbury Brighouse Hebden Bridge Copy Pit Blackburn Lostock Hall Jn Farrington Jn Euxton Jn Bolton Salford Crescent Manchester Victoria
57601 Manchester Victoria (reverse of outward journey) Milton Keynes

Notes :
(1) 45407 on rear.
(2)
Gordon Jakes comments: The train was 10 minutes late leaving Manchester Victoria after an abortive departure at the right time of 11.41 which unfortunately took place with the wrong route set! When the error was realized the train had to set back into platform 3 (arrive 11/47) and start again! The rest of the day passed with no time keeping problems. Indeed there were a significant number of signal stops due to early running. Gordon also confirms that 57601 was NOT on the rear of the train when 45407 was powering - it followed in a separate path.
(3) This tour was originally advertised as "The South Yorkshireman" to have run on a previous, unidentified, date. The Past Time Rail Literature described this as "The Leeds & Bradford Residential Express (formerly The South Yorkshireman)" with a footnote: "Train name changed by popular (unpopular) demand".

Source : Gordon Jakes (joined/left the train at Stafford)

Photo Review
(all photos: Gordon Jakes)


45407 waits to leave Manchester Victoria.


Water-stop at Brighouse (on the outward leg).


45407 after arrival into Bradford Interchange.


57601 on the other end of the train at Bradford Interchange.


45407 readies to leave Leeds.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Jakes)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Milton Keynes Central 07.33d [FL] ?   21.54a ?
Hanslope Jn 07/32 [SL] ?   21/50 [FL] ?
Northampton 07.43a ~ 07.46d [P3] ?   21.35a ~ 21.38d [P3] ?
Long Buckby 07/58 ?   21/21 ?
Hilmorton Jn 08/06 ?   21/12 ?
Rugby 08.08a ~ 08.10d [P1] ?   21.08a ~ 21.10d [P2] ?
Trent Valley Jn 08/13 ?   21/06 ?
Brinklow 08*18 ~ 08*26 ?  
Attleborough Jn 08/34 ?  
Nuneaton 08.37a ~ 08.39d [P2] ?   20.51a ~ 20.53d [P5] ?
Tamworth LL 08/51 ?   20/38 ?
Lichfield TV 08.57a ~ 09.06d ?   20.29a ~ 20.31d ?
Armitage 09/13 [SL] ?   20/23 ?
Colwich 09/25 [FL] ?   20/16 ?
Stafford 09.38a ~ 09.41d [P3] ??.?? ~ 09.42   20.08a ~ 20.10d [P1] 20.05 ~ ??.??
Norton Bridge 09/49 09/48   20/03 ?
Madeley 10/01 ?   19/53 ?
Basford Hall Jn 10/09 ?   19/49 ?
Crewe 10.14a ~ 10.21d [P11] 10.05 ~ 10.22   19.40a ~ 19.42d [P5] 19.34 ~ 19.39
Crewe Coal Yard SB 10/24 ?   19/38 ?
Winsford SB 10/30 ?   19/28 19/19
Weaver Jn SB 10/35 ?   19/22 19/12
Acton Grange Jn 10/39 10/35   19/17 19/08
Warrington Bank Quay 10/41 10/42   19/16 19/06
Dallam Jn 10/42 ?   19/15 ?
Winwick Jn 10/44 10/46   19/11 19/03
Earlestown 10/47 10/49   19/05 19/00
Newton-le-Willows 10/50 10/51   19/03 18/58
Astley 10/58 ?   18/55 ?
Eccles 11/03 11/03   18/46 18/44
Ordsall Lane Jn 11/08 11/07   18/40 ?
Deal Street 11/11 [SL] 11/09   18/38 ?
Manchester Victoria 11L13a [P3] 11.12   18.36d [P3] 18.35

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Manchester Victoria 11.41d [P3] 11.41 & 11.51 (2)
1.36 Miles Platting 11/47 11/56
1.70 Philips Park No.1 SB 11/49 ?
2.39 Baguley Fold Jn 11/50 11/58
5.52 Ashton Moss North Jn 11/54 12/04
7.62 Stalybridge 11/58 [P1] 12/09
12.54 Greenfield 12/05 12/20
14.59 Diggle Jn SB 12/08 12/23
18.59 Marsden 12/15 12/28
25.60 Huddersfield 12/21 [P8] 12/36
28.39 Bradley Jn 12/27 12/41
29.56 Bradley Wood Jn 12/30 12/43
31.11 Brighouse 12w35 ~ 13w08 12.47 ~ 13.09
34.38 Greetland Jn 13/15 13/17
35.49 Dryclough Jn 13/22 13/21
36.41 Halifax 13/25 [P2] 13/23
44.16 Mill Lane Jn 13/38 13/36
44.40
0.00
Bradford Interchange 13.40a ~ 14.09d [P1] 13.37 ~ 14.09
0.24 Mill Lane Jn 14/11 14/11
3.50 New Pudsey 14/20 14/19
5.32 Bramley ? 14/22
8.45 Holbeck Jn 14/29 14/28
8.65 Whitehall Jn 14/29 ?
9.13 Leeds West Jn 14/30 14/29
[9.30]
0.00
Leeds 14.31a ~ 14.58d [P6] 14.31 ~ 14.58
0.17 Leeds West Jn 15/00 ?
0.45 Whitehall Jn 15/01 15/00
4.44 Morley 15/08 15/07
9.06 Dewsbury 15/14 15/13
10.40 Ravensthorpe ? 15/15
10.51 Thornhill LNW Jn 15/17 15/15
11.21 Mirfield East Jn 15/18 [SL] 15/18 [SL]
13.25 Heaton Lodge Jn 15/25 15/20
14.64 Bradley Wood Jn 15/27 15/22
16.19 Brighouse 15w32a ~ 16w00d 15.25 ~ 15.47
19.46 Greetland Jn 16/07 15/59
21.23 Milner Royd Jn 16/10 16/09
21.72 Sowerby Bridge ? 16/10
26.73 Hebden Bridge 16/17 16/16
30.62 Hall Royd Jn 16/24 16/22
35.16 Copy Pit 16/38 16/31
39.49 Burnley Manchester Road ? 16/38
40.33 Gannow Jn 16/49 16/40
41.04 Rose Grove ? 16/41
42.43 Hapton ? 16/43
43.75 Huncoat ? 16/45
45.52 Accrington 16/57 16/48
50.27 Daisyfield Jn 17/04 16/55
50.74 Blackburn 17/05 [P4] 16/57
53.73 PLeasington ? 17/01
59.07 Bamber Bridge ? 17/07
59.74 Lostock Hall Jn 17/20 17/09
60.71 Farington Jn 17/26 [FL] 17/14 [FL]
63.46 Euxton Jn 17/30 17/21
66.57 Chorley 17/34 17/25
75.38 Lostock Jn 17/43 ?
78.27 Bolton 17/46 [P3] 17/44
87.18 Salford Crescent 18/03 17/58
88.18 Deal Street (Salford) 18/07 [SL] 18/01 [SL]
88.77 Manchester Victoria 18L09a [P3] 18.03


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