14th April 2007

Compass Tours
The West Somerset Coast Express

Locos Used 47847 & 47853
Stock Used 9527+6006+6042+5929+5985+5950+6027+1212+3334+3379+3277+3336+3417

Route:
1Z41 : Preston to Minehead
1Z42 : Minehead to Preston

Loco(s) Route
47853 (1) Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe - Stafford - Rugeley - Hednesford - Walsall - Bescot Stadium - Aston - Birmingham New Street - Bromsgrove - Cheltenham Spa - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Minehead
47853 + 47847 Minehead - (reverse of outward route) - Preston

Notes :
(1) 47847 on rear.
(2) Diverted via Rugeley & Cannock (booked route was Stafford - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium) due to overhead line damage in the Penkridge area.

Sources : Richard Rooker, Shaun Courtnage & BigBird

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Preston 05.59d 06.00   23.48a 23.53
Farington Curve Jn 06/02 06/04   23/45 23/49
Euxton Jn 06/06 06/10   23/40 23/45
Euxton Balshaw Lane 06.08a ~ 06.11d ?   23.34a ~ 23.37d ?
Balshaw Lane Jn 06/13 06/15   23/32 23/40
Wigan North Western 06.20a ~ 06.23d 06.25 ~ 06.29   23.19a ~ 23.22d 23.30 ~ 23.31
Wigan South Jn 06/24 ?   23/18 ?
Springs Branch 06/25 06/31   23/17 23/28
Winwick Jn 06/30 06/37   23/12 23/21
Dallham Jn 06/32 ?   23/10 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 06.34a ~ 06.37d 06.41 ~ 06.48   23.04a ~ 23.07d 23.15 ~ 23.17
Acton Grange Jn 06/41 06/48   23/02 23/12
Weaver Jn 06/46 06/53   22/58 23/09
Winsford SB 06/52 06/59   22/53 23/03
Winsford 06/55 07/01   ? ?
Crewe Coal Yard 07/13 ?   22/47 ?
Crewe 07.14a ~ 07.32d 07.17 ~ 07.32   22.38a ~ 22.43d 22.53 ~ 22.56
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 07/38 07/36   22/34 22/50
Madeley 07/43 07/43   22/27 22/46
Norton Bridge 07/54 07/53   22/18 22/38
Stafford No.5 ? ?   22/13 ?
Stafford 07.59a ~ 08.01d 07.58 ~ 08.03   22.10a ~ 22.12d 22.30 ~ 22.32
Stafford No.4 08/02 ?   22/09 ?
Colwich DIV 08/11  
Bushbury Jn 08/15 DIV   21/59 22/15
Portobello Jn 08/20 DIV   21/56 22/11
Darlaston Jn 08/23 DIV   21/53 22/08
Bescot Stadium 08/24 08/58   21/52 22/06
Perry Barr North Jn 08/28 09/03   21/47 22/00
Aston 08/31 09/06   21/45 21/57
Proof House Jn 08/34 09/12   21/42 21/54
Birmingham New Street 08.37a ~ 08.38d 09.15 ~ 09.18   21/39 21/51
Selly Oak 08/48 09/28   21/28 21/32
Kings Norton 08/52 09/32   21/23 21/26
Longbridge 08/55 09/35   21/18 21/03
Barnt Green 08/59 09/38   21/13 20/57
Bromsgrove 09/02 09/41   21/06 20/52
Stoke Works Jn 09/04 09/43   21/04 20/51
Abbotswood Jn 09/12 09/55   20/55 20/43
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury 09/19 10/03   20/47 20/36
Cheltenham Spa 09.29a ~ 09.30d 10.09 ~ 10.10   20.37a ~ 20.39d 20.28 ~ 20.30
Barnwood Jn 09/37 10/16   20/22 20/17
Gloucester Yard Jn 09/38 ?   20/13 ?
Standish Jn 09/44 10/24   20/07 20/05
Charfield 09/56 10/45   19/56 19/57
Yate 10/02 10/39   19/50 19/51
Westerleigh Jn 10/05 10/42   19/48 19/47
Bristol Parkway 10/14 10/48   19/43 19/42
Filton Abbey Wood 10/15 10/51   19/40 19/40
Stapleton Road 10/20 10/54   19/36 19/36
Dr Days Jn 10/21 10/55   19/35 19/34
Bristol East Jn 10/22 ?   19/34 ?
Bristol Temple Meads 10/23 10/57   19/33 19/32
Bristol West Jn 10/24 ?   19/30 ?
Parson Street ? ?   19/17 19/07
Worle Jn 10/42 11/21   18/59 18/54
Uphill Jn 10/44 11/23   18/55 18/52
Highbridge & Burnham 10/50 11/29   18/50 18/45
Bridgewater 10/58 11/33   18/44 18/41
Cogload Jn 11/05 11/38   18/40 18/36
Taunton 11.10a ~ 11.12d 11.43 ~ 11.45   18.32a ~ 18.34d 18.28 ~ 18.30
Norton Fitzwarren 11.17a ~ 11.18d 11.50 ~ ?   18.25a ~ 18.27d 18.24 ~ 18.24
Bishops Lydeard 11.30a ~ 11.35d ?   18.00a ~ 18.13d ?
Minehead 12.45a 14.08   16.50d 16.50


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