24th March 2007

Compass Tours
The Ynys Mon Express

Locos Used 47812, 47815 & 86101
Stock Used 3333+3325+3345+3314+3304+1250+5932+5987+6051+5945+5963+6054+9537

Route:
1Z43 : Carlisle to Holyhead
1Z44 : Holyhead to Carlisle

Loco(s) Route
86101 (1) Carlisle - (via WCML) - Crewe
47812 + 47815 Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Holyhead
47812 + 47815 Holyhead - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe
86101 (1) Crewe - (via WCML) - Carlisle

Notes :
(1) Run in association with Victa Railfreight. It had been hoped (and advertised) to use Freightliner 47150 in what would have almost certainly been its last ever passenger run before scheduled withdrawal at the end of the month, but this did not happen on the day.
(1) 47815 on rear.


86101 ready to leave Carlisle in the morning (photo: Shaun Courtnage)


47812 & 47815 during the layover at Holyhead (photo: Shaun Courtnage)

Sources : Richard Rooker, Shaun Courtnage & John Clifford

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Carlisle 06.33d 06.33   20.45a 20.39
Penrith 06.52a ~ 06.54d 06.55 ~ 06.58   20.24a ~ 20.26d 20.18 ~ 20.23
Tebay 07/14 07/16   20/04 20/01
Oxenholme 07.24a ~ 07.26d 07.27 ~ 07.30   19.45a ~ 19.47d 19.46 ~ 19.50
Carnforth North Jn 07/38 07/41   19/34 19/36
Morecambe South Jn 07/44 07/46   19/31 19/33
Lancaster 07.50a ~ 07.55d 07.49 ~ 07.55   19.19a ~ 19.28d 19.27 ~ 19.30
Preston 08.17a ~ 08.19d 08.16 ~ 08.23   18.56a ~ 18.58d 19.04 ~ 19.09
Euxton Jn 08/26 08/31   18/51 18/50
Balshaw Lane 08/28 08/33   18/47 18/48
Wigan North Western 08/33 08/38   18/41 18/37
Wigan South Jn 08/34 ?   18/40 ?
Springs Branch 08/34 08/39   18/40 18/36
Winwick Jn 08/40 08/44   18/35 18/30
Dallam Jn 08/42 ?   18/33 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 08/43 08/47   18/32 18/27
Acton Grange Jn 08/44 08/48   18/30 18/26
Weaver Jn 08/49 08/51   18/25 18/23
Winsford SB 08/55 08/57   18/19 18/18
Crewe Coal Yard 09/04 ?   18/13 ?
Crewe 09L06a ~ 09L42d 09.09 ~ 09.53   17L39a ~ 18L09d 17.40 ~ 18.09
Crewe Steel Works 09/46 ?   17/35 ?
Beeston Castle 09/54 ?   17/24 ?
Chester 10/04 10/11   17/07 17/03
Chester South Jn 10/05 ?   17/06 ?
Saltney Jn 10/07 10/14   17/03 16/55
Rockcliffe Hall 10/14 10/21   16/54 16/48
Holywell Jn 10/20 10/27   16/47 16/44
Rhyl 10/30 10/38   16/35 16/33
Colwyn Bay 10/39 ?   16/26 ?
Llandudno Junction 10.43a ~ 10.46d 10.49 ~ 10.52   16.16a ~ 16.19d 16.15 ~ 16.19
Penmaenmawr 10/53 ?   16/08 ?
Bangor 11.03a ~ 11.06d 11.08 ~ 11.10   15.54a ~ 15.57d 15.53 ~ 15.57
Menai Bridge 11/10 ?   15/48 ?
Llanfairpwll 11/14 ?   15/45 ?
Gaerwen 11/18 ?   15/42 ?
Valley 11/31 ?   15/30 ?
Holyhead 11.40a 11.40   15.23d 15.23


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