7th April 2007

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
(Chester or Llandudno)

InterCity Merrymaker series

Locos Used 47812 & 47839
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z27 : London Paddington to Llandudno
1Z28 : Llandudno to London Marylebone

Loco(s) Route
47812 (1) London Paddington - Ladbroke Grove - (3) Southall
47839 (2) Southall (3) - South Ruislip - High Wycombe - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Dorridge - Tyseley - Bordesley Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Walsall - Wolverhampton - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester
47812 (1) Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Jn - Llandudno
47839 (2) Llandudno - Llandudno Jn - Rhyl - Chester - Crewe - Stafford - Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Street - Tyseley - (reverse of outward route) - South Ruislip - London Marylebone

Notes :
(1) 47839 on rear.
(2) 47812 on rear.
(3) Booked route was Ladbroke Grove - Park Royal - Greenford East Jn - Greenford West Jn - South Ruislip, but wrong route was given & taken so train was reversed at Southall.

Source : Richard Rooker

Photo Review


The train caught on camera on Gresford Bank (photo: John Cowlishaw)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 07.07d 07.06  
Ladbroke Grove 07/10 07/11  
Old Oak Common West 07/14 DIV  
Park Royal 07/16 DIV  
Greenford East Jn 07/20 DIV  
Greenford West Jn 07/21 ?  
Acton West DIV 07/18  
Ealing Broadway DIV 07/19  
Southall DIV 07*24 ~ 07*33  
London Marylebone   21.50a 21.46
Neasden South Jn   21/39 21/35
Wembley Stadium   21/36 21/32
South Ruislip 07/26 07/48   21/31 21/25
West Ruislip 07.29a ~ 07.31d 07.51 ~ 07.53   21.23a ~ 21.26d 21.19 ~ 21.22
Gerrards Cross 07.37a ~ 07.39d 08.00 ~ 08.01   21.15a ~ 21.17d 21.09 ~ 21.12
High Wycombe 07.50a ~ 07.52d 08.14 ~ 08.16   20.56a ~ 21.04d 20.54 ~ 20.58
Saunderton 07.58a ~ 08.00d 08.23 ~ 08.24   20.45a ~ 20.48d 20.37 ~ 20.39
Princess Risborough 08.06a ~ 08.08d 08.30 ~ 08.31   20.37a ~ 20.40d 20.30 ~ 20.32
Bicester North 08/27 08/49   20/17 20/07
Aynho Jn 08/36 08/59   20/07 19/57
Banbury 08.43a ~ 08.46d 09/05 ~ 09.07   20.00a ~ 20.02d 19.48 ~ 19.50
Fenny Compton 08/54 09/16   19/51 19/41
Leamington Spa 09/05 09/25   19/41 19/30
Hatton 09/16 09/36   19/32 19/25
Dorridge 09/22 09/42   19/21 19/19
Bentley Heath Crossing 09/22 ?   19*12a ~ 19*20d ? ~ ?
Tyseley 09/28 09/48   19/05 19/13
Bordesley Jn 09/32 09/52   19/00 19/09
St Andrews Jn 09/33 09/53   18/59 19/08
Landor Street Jn 09/38 09/54  
Castle Browich Jn 09/43 10/01  
Park Lane Jn 09/45 10/04  
Ryecroft Jn 10/05 10/23  
Walsall 10/09 10/24  
Pleck Jn 10/11 10/27  
Darlaston Jn 10/15 10/28  
Portobello Jn 10/20 10/34  
Grand Jn   18/57 ?
Proof House Jn   18/56 19/05
Birmingham New Street   18/54 19/03
Soho South Jn   18/51 18/58
Galton Jn   18/49 18/56
Dudley Port   18/45 18/52
Wolverhampton 10/26 10/38   18/37 18/45
Wolverhampton North Jn 10/28 10/40   18/35 18/43
Oxley SB 10/29 10/44  
Cosford 10/42 10/51  
Madeley Jn 10/50 ?  
Wellington 10/58 11/02  
Shrewsbury 11.15a ~ 11.16d 11.17 ~ 11.18  
Gobowen 11/34 11/39  
Wrexham General 11/47 11/52  
Saltney Jn 11/59 12/03  
Chester Sotuh Jn 12/01 ?  
Bushbury Jn   18/31 18/41
Rickerscote   18*05 ~ 18*19 ?
Stafford No.4   18/03 ?
Stafford   18/02 17/59
Norton Bridge   17/55 17/53
Madeley   17/44 17/44
Crewe Basford Hall Jn   17/37 17/38
Crewe   17.33a ~ 17.34d 17.33 ~ 17.35
Crewe Streel Works   17/30 ?
Beeston Castle   17/22 17/22
Chester 12.03a ~ 12.11d 12.07 ~ 12.19   17.07a ~ 17.11d 17.00 ~ 17.11
Chester South Jn 12/12 ?   17/05 ?
Saltney Jn 12/14 12/24   17/03 16/56
Rockcliffe Hall 12/21 12/30   16/53 16/50
Holywell Jn 12/27 12/36   16/46 16/44
Rhyl 12/40 12/47   16/34 16/32
Colwyn Bay 12/50 ?   16/25 ?
Llandudno Jn 12.54a ~ 13.00d 12.59 ~ 13.01   16.16a ~ 16.19d 16.15 ~ 16.19
Llandudno 13.10a 13.09   16.05d 16.05


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