24th March 2007

Branch Line Society
Ribble Restitutor

Locos Used 66009 & 66093
Stock Used 5366+4902+5040+4927+5009+3124+6310

Route:
1Z60 : Ealing Broadway to Bredbury
1Z61 : Bredbury to Manchester Victoria
1Z62 : Manchester Victoria to Ealing Broadway

Loco(s) Route
66093 Ealing Broadway - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Brent Curve Jn - (Down Hendon - DF) - (via MML) - Bedford - Kettering - Corby - Manton Jn - Oakham - Melton Mowbray - Syston East Jn - Syston North Jn - Loughborough - Trent - Spondon - Derby
66093 (1) Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Sheffield - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Woodhouse - Beighton Jn - Westthorpe Run Round Loop (end of line)
66009 (2) Westthorpe Run Round Loop - Beighton Jn - Woodhouse - Sheffield - Dore - Edale - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Hazel Grove High Level Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Partington branch (3)
66093 (1) Partington branch - Skelton Jn - Northenden Jn - Edgeley No.2 Jn - Stockport - Reddish South - Denton - Guide Bridge - Hyde Jn - Woodley - Bredbury Tarmac (4)
66009 (2) Bredbury Tarmac - Woodley - Hyde Jn - Guide Bridge - Ashburys - Philips Park South Jn - Philips Park West Jn - Manchester Victoria
66009 Manchester Victoria - Ordsall Lane Jn - Salford Crescent - Bolton - Chorley - Euxton Jn - Farington Jn - Skew Bridge Jn - Ribble Jn - Preston Docks (RSR Museum Platform)
66009 Preston Docks (RSR Museum Platform) - Ribble Jn - Farington Jn - Euxton Jn - Chorley - Bolton - Salford Crescent - Manchester Victoria - Philips Park West Jn - Philips Park South Jn - Ashburys - Guide Bridge - Hyde Jn - Woodley - Romiley - Marlpe - New Mills South Jn - Chinley - Edale - Dore South Curve - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Derby - Spondon - Trent - Loughborough - Syston North Jn - Syston South Jn - Leicester - Kettering - Bedford - (via MML) - Up Silkstream Flyover - Brent Curve Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main line - Ealing Broadway

Notes :
(1) 66009 on rear.
(2) 66093 on rear.
(3) Train reversed at a point with loco and three coaches beyond bridge over Metrolink line.
(4) Was booked to Bredbury RTS.


66093 at Derby in the morning (photo: Steve Kemp)


66009 on the return journey at Manchester Victoria (photo: Steve Kemp)

Sources : Alan Sheppard (joined/left the train at Kettering)
& LASERman (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman & Alan Sheppard)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Ealing Broadway 06.11d 06.23   23.44a 23.39
Acton West 06/13 06/25   23/43 23/38
Acton Main Line 06/14 06/28   23/41 23/36 [RL]
Acton Wells Jn 06/17 06/31   23/39 23/33
Acton Canal Wharf 06/19 06/32   23/37 23/28
Dudding Hill Jn 06/28 06/37   23/31 23/22
Brent Curve Jn 06/31 06/47 [DF]   23/29 23/19
Hendon 06/33 06/48   23/25 23/16
Silkstream Jn   23/23 23/12 [UHL]
Radlett Jn ? ?   23/15 [UF-US] 23/06 [UF-US]
St Albans 06.48a ~ 06.50d [P2] 07.00 ~ 07.02   23.06a ~ 23.08d [P3] 22.58 ~ 22.59 [P3]
Luton 07/02 [P3] 07/12   22/55 [P4] 22/49 [P4]
Flitwick 07/14 ?   22/47 22/40
Flitwick Jn [DS-DF] [DF]   22/46 ?
Bedford South Jn 07/23 07/27   22/38 [DS-UF] 22/33 [DS-DF]
Bedford 07.26a ~ 07.28d [P4] 07.28 ~ 07.29 [P4]   22.34a ~ 22.36d [P3] 22.26 ~ 22.30 [P3]
Bedford North Jn 07/31 ?   22/32 [UF-DS] 22/24 [UF-US]
Sharnbrook Jn 07/36 07/39   22/23 22/14
Wellingborough 07/44 07/43   22/15 22/07
Kettering South Jn 07/51 07/51   ? ?
Kettering 07.53a ~ 07.55d [P2] 07.54 ~ 07.56 [P1]   22.04a ~ 22.06d [P1] 21.59 ~ 22.00 [P3]
Kettering North Jn 07/58 07/59   22/02 [UM-U/DS] 21/55 [UF]
Corby 08/13 08/04  
Manton Jn 08/31 08/22  
Oakham 08/34 08/26  
Langham Jn 08/35 08/27  
Melton Mowbray 08/44 08/39  
Syston East Jn 08/52 08/49  
Market Harborough   21/50 21/47
Wigston North Jn   21/38 21/35
Leicester   21/32 [P3] 21/30 [P3]
Syston South Jn   21/27 21/25
Syston North Jn 08/56 08/51   ? 21/24
Sileby Jn 09/00 08/55   21/23 21/21
Loughborough 09/07 [P3] 09/07 [P3]   21/19a [P2] 21/17 [P2]
Ratcliffe Jn 09/17 [DS-DF] 09/17   ? 21/12
Trent South Jn 09/19 09/18   21/12 21/11
Sheet Stores Jn 09/23 09/19   21/11 21/10
Spondon 09/27 09/24   21/05 21/06
Derby 09L32a ~ 09L53d [P4] 09.30 ~ 09.54 [P4]   20.56a ~ 20.59d [P6] 20.58 ~ 21.01 [P6]
Broadholme 10/07 10/08   ? 20/48
Ambergate Jn 10*10 ~ 10*26 10/10   20/42 20/46
Clay Cross South Jn 10/37 10/19   20/34 20.34 ~ 20.36
Chesterfield 10/41 10/24   20/30 20/28
Dore South Jn ? 10/33   20/21 20/20
Dore Station Jn 10/50 10/35  
Sheffield 10*56 ~ 11*00 [P1] 10.46 ~ 11.00 [P1]  
Nunnery Main Line Jn 11/04 11/03  
Woodburn Jn 11/08 11/05  
Woodhouse Jn 11/14 11/10  
Beighton Jn 11/16 11/14  
Westthorpe Run Round 11.19 ~ 11.24 11.16 ~ 11.20  
(end of line) DIV 11.21 ~ 11.27  
Beighton Jn 11/27 11/29  
Woodhouse Jn 11/29 11/32  
Woodburn Jn 11/36 11/37  
Nunnery Main Line Jn 11/41 11/41  
Sheffield 11c43 ~ 11c45 [P8] 11.43 ~ 11.47 [P6]  
Dore Station Jn 11/53 11/53  
Dore West Jn 11/55 11/55   20/20 20.13 ~ 20.17
Totley Tunnel East 11/56 11/56   20/17 20/10
Grindleford 12/02 12/00   20/09 20/06
Earles Sidings SB 12/09 12/06   20/02 20/01
Edale 12/14 12/10   19/58 19/58
Chinley East Jn 12/21 12/14   19/51 19/53
Chinley North Jn 12/22 12/14   19/50 19/52
New Mills South Jn 12/26 12/18   19/43 19/48
Hazel Grove HL Jn 12*34 ~ 12*45 [DL] 12/33 [DN Hope Valley]  
Northenden Jn 12/59 12.37 ~ 12.47  
Skelton Jn 13.06 ~ 13.07 12/59  
Partington Branch 13.11 ~ 13.17 13.06 ~ 13.16  
Skelton Jn 13.21 ~ 13.22 13/17  
Northenden Jn 13/28 13/24  
Sharston Jn 13/29 13/25  
Cheadle Village Jn 13/31 13/28  
Edgeley Jn No.2 13/35 13/30  
Stockport 13/38 [P3] 13/31 [P3]  
Heaton Norris Jn 13/42 13/35  
Ash Bridge Jn 13/43 13/38  
Denton Station Jn 13/48 13/42  
Denton Jn 13/49 13/43  
Guide Bridge Stn Jn
(sig. GB872)
? 13.45 ~ 13.56  
Guide Bridge 13/54 13/58  
Hyde Jn 13/56 14/01  
Woodley 14/03 14.09 ~ 14.09  
Bredbury RTS 14.23 ~ 14.30 DIV  
Bredbury Tarmac DIV 14.17 ~ 14.32  
New Mills Central   19/40 19/45
Marple Wharf Jn   19/26 19/40
Romiley   19/24 19/38
Woodley (Sig. RJ37) ? 14.36 ~ 14.40  
Woodley 14/50 14.42 ~ 14.42   19/18 19/36
Hyde Jn 15/00 14.52 ~ 15.02   19/11 19/32
Guide Bridge 15/03 15/06   19/09 19/28
Ashburys 15/11 15/14   19/04 19/22
Philips Park South Jn 15/22 15/20   18/58 19/15
Philips Park West Jn 15/23 15/21   18/57 19/14
Miles Platting 15/24 [US] 15/23   18/56 19/12
Victoria East Jn [US-DS] 15.27 ~ 15.29 [US-DS]   [UF-US] 19/08 [UF-DS]
Manchester Victoria 15L28a ~ 15L43d [P4] 15.31 ~ 15.43 [P4]   18.45a ~ 18.52d [P6] 19.01 ~ 19.08 [P6]
Deal Street 15/44 [US-DS] 15/44 [US]   18/43 [UF] 18/59 [UF]
Salford Central ? 15/46 [Up Chat Moss-Down Chat Moss]   ? 18/58
Ordsall Lane Jn 15/58 15.48 ~ 15.53  
Salford Crescent 16/00 [P2] 15/57   18/37 [Station Avoider] 18/56 [Station Avoider]
Burnden Jn ? ?   ? 18/42 [Down Bolton-Up Bolton]
Bolton 16/13 [P4] 16/10 [P4]   18/24 [P3] 18/40 [P4]
Bolton West Jn ? ?   ? 18/40 [Up Bolton-Down Bolton]
Lostock Jn 16/18 16/14   18/20 18/35
Chorley 16/29 16/23   18/12 18/26
Euxton Jn 16/36 [DS] 16/31 [DS]   18/08 18/22
Farington Curve Jn 16/42 16/37   18/04 18/16
Skew Bridge Jn 16/43 [DG] 16/38   ? 18/14
Ribble Jn 16/45 16.41 ~ 16.42   18/02 [US] 18/12 [UG]
Preston Docks (Ribble Rly) 16.55a 17.08   17.52d 17.53


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