14th April 2007

Green Express Railtours
The Shakespeare

Locos Used 47851 & 47854
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z22 : Holyhead to Stratford-Upon-Avon
1Z23 : Stratford-Upon-Avon to Holyhead

Loco(s) Route
47851 (1) Holyhead - Llandudno Junction - Chester - Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford (4) - Rugeley - Hednesford - Walsall - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - (4) St Andrews Jn - Tyseley - Shirley - Stratford-Upon-Avon
47854 (2) Stratford-Upon-Avon - Tyseley - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Park Lane Jn - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Darlaston Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - (reverse of outward route) - Holyhead

Notes :
(1) 47854 on rear.
(2) 47851 on rear.
(3) Outward delayed 27 minutes due to overhead line damage in the Penkridge area.
(4) Booked route was: Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Darlaston Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Park Lane Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn.
(5) Train delayed at Colwyn Bay on return due to ambulance crew attending to a sick passenger.

Sources : Richard Rooker & Phil Atack

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker & Phil Atack)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Holyhead 07.00d 07.00   22.01a 22.15
Valley 07/06 ?   21/53 ?
Gaerwen 07/18 ?   21/41 ?
Llanfairpwll 07/21 ?   21/38 ?
Menai Bridge 07/23 ?   21/35 ?
Bangor 07.32a ~ 07.35d 07.30 ~ 07.35   21.30a ~ 21.32d 21.43 ~ 21.46
Penmaenmawr 07/50 ?   21/19 ?
Llandudno Jn 08.04a ~ 08.06d 08.02 ~ 08.09   21.10a ~ 21.12d 21.24 ~ 21.26
Colwyn Bay 08.12a ~ 08.14d ?   21.03a ~ 21.05d (21.03 ~ 21.15)
Abergele & Pensarn 08.21a ~ 08.23d ?   20.52a ~ 20.54d ?
Rhyl 08.29a ~ 08.31d 08.39 ~ 08.40   20.44a ~ 20.46d 20.47 ~ 20.49
Holywell Jn 08/43 08/51   20/33 20/35
Flint 08.47a ~ 08.49d ?   20.26a ~ 20.28d ?
Rockcliffe Hall 08/53 09/02   20/23 20/22
Saltney Jn 09/02 09/08   20/16 20/15
Chester South Jn 09/04 ?   20/14 ?
Chester 09.06a ~ 09.09d 09.11 ~ 09.15   20.10a ~ 20.13d 20.09 ~ 20.11
Beeston Castle 09/20 09/28   20/00 ?
Crewe Steel Works 09/28 ?   19/51 ?
Crewe 09.35a ~ 09.39d 09.38 ~ 09.42   19.33a ~ 19.44d 19.32 ~ 19.41
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 09/45 09/47   19/30 19/25
Madeley 09/52 09/54   19/24 19/20
Norton Bridge 10/02 10/04   19/17 19/11
Stafford 10/07 10/09   19/13 19/04
Stafford No.4 10/07 ?   19/12 ?
Colwich DIV 10/17  
Rugeley TV DIV 10/22  
Rugeley Town DIV 10/28  
Hednesford DIV 10/42  
Boxwich North DIV 10/50  
Bushbury Jn 10/19 DIV   18/57 18/49
Portobello Jn 10/23 DIV   18/47 18/40
Darlaston Jn 10/26 DIV   18/44 18/35
Pleck Jn 10/28 DIV   18/41 18/33
Walsall 10/30 10/58   18/39 18/30
Ryecroft Jn 10/32 10/55   18/36 18/28
Park Lane Jn 10/50 DIV   18/11 18/06
Castle Bromwich Jn 10/52 DIV   18/06 18/03
Landor Street Jn 10/58 DIV   17/59 17/56
Bescot Stadium DIV 11/01  
Perry Barr North Jn DIV 11/08  
Soho East Jn DIV 11/14  
Birmingham New Street DIV 11/20 [P1]  
Grand Jn DIV 11/24  
St Andrews Jn 11/01 11/26   17/57 17/54
Bordesley Jn 11/02 11/27   17/56 17/52
Small Heath South Jn 11/08 11/31   17/53 17/48
Tyseley 11/09 11/33   17/52 17/47
Shirley 11/16 11/40   17/42 17/34
Henley-In-Arden 11/33 11/50   17/22 ?
Bearley Jn 11/40 11/55   17/17 17/18
Stratford-Upon-Avon 11.47a 12.01   17.11d 17.12


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