28th April 2007

Green Express Railtours
The Georgian Bath Explorer

Locos Used 47245 & 47851
Stock Used 99121+99350+99371+3143+3136+4973+1860+4984+4905+99318+4960+5032+21266

Route:
1Z79 : Skipton to Bath Spa
1Z80 : Bath Spa to Skipton

Loco(s) Route
47851 (1) Skipton - Whitehall Jn - Methley Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Barnsley - Meadowhall - Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Chesterfield - Clay Cross South Jn - Ambergate Jn - Derby - Stenson Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Longbridge - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Abbotswood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Standish Jn - Yate - Westerleigh Jn - Bristol Parkway - Filton Jn - Dr Days Jn - North Somerset Jn - Bath Spa
47245 (2) Bath Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Skipton

Notes :
(1) 47245 on rear. BigBird reports that 47851 suffered a load regulator fault on the outward journey between Wombwell & Elsecar & was assisted on the rear by 47245 as far as Derby. It was then assisted on the rear again from Moseley Tunnel (Camp Hill line) all the way to Bath. At these times, 47851 was also working.
(2) 47851 on rear.


47851 approaches Meadowhall on the outward leg (photo: Richard Rooker)


47245 at Sheffield en-route home in the evening (photo: Richard Rooker)

Sources : Richard Rooker (viewed on outward leg at Meadowhall,
travelled on the return leg from Sheffield to Barnsley), Mike & BigBird

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Skipton 06.28d 06.28   23.11a 23.15
Keighley 06.39a ~ 06.41d 06.39 ~ 06.43   22.56a ~ 22.59d 22.57 ~ 23.03
Shipley 06.49a ~ 06.51d 06.52 ~ 06.55   22.43a ~ 22.45d 22.43 ~ 22.47
Dockfield Jn 06/52 ?   22/42 ?
Apperley Jn 06/56 07/01   22/38 22/38
Armley Jn 07/06 07/06   22/32 22/32
Whitehall Jn 07*05 ~ 07*06 07/07   22/31 22/31
Engine Shed Jn 07*11 ~ 07*20 ? ~ 07*20   22/29 22/30
Methley Jn 07/30 07/31   22/20 22/22
Altofts Jn 07/31 07/33   22/17 22/21
Wakefield Kirkgate 07.38a ~ 07.42d 07.40 ~ 07.43   22.10a ~ 22.13d 22.12 ~ 22.16
Horbury Jn 07/48 07/59   22/06 22/06
Barnsley 08.03a ~ 08.05d 08.25 ~ 08.35   21.50a ~ 21.52d 21.52 ~ 21.55
Wombwell 08.11a ~ 08.14d ? ~ ?   21.40a ~ 21.43d 21.44 ~ 21.45
Wincobank Jn 08/28 09/07   21/27 21/29
Nunnery Main Line Jn 08/32 ?   21/25 ?
Sheffield 08.34a ~ 08.46d 09.15 ~ 09.18   21.00a ~ 21.23d 20.59 ~ 21.23
Heeley Up Loop 08*52 ~ 09*03 ?  
Dore Station Jn 09/10 09/25   20/54 20/52
Chesterfield 09/19 09/32   20/44 20/45
Clay Cross South Jn 09/23 09/37   20/41 20/42
Ambergate Jn 09/31 09/46   20/31 20/33
Derby 09.42a ~ 09.46d 09.55 ~ 09.58   20.06a ~ 20.19d 20.00 ~ 20.21
Stenson Jn 09/53 10/05   19/51 19/52
North Stafford Jn 09/53 10/06   19/50 19/52
Burton-On-Trent 09/58 10/10   19/44 19/46
Wichnor Jn 10/03 10/16   19/40 19/40
Tamworth 10/09 10/22   19/35 19/33
Kingsbury Jn 10/18 10/27   19/30 19/29
Water Orton 10/21 10/30   19/26 19/26
Landor Street Jn 10/27 10/36   19/19 19/19
St Andrews Jn 10/29 10/38   19/17 19/18
Bordesley Jn 10/30 10/39   19/16 19/17
Kings Norton 10/55 10/48   19/10 19/10
Longbridge 10/58 10/52   19/03 19/03
Barnt Green 11/02 10/54   19/00 19/00
Bromsgrove 11/05 10/57   18/54 18/54
Stoke Works Jn 11/07 10/59   18/52 18/49
Abbotswood Jn 11/15 11/10   18/42 18/39
Ashchurch For Tewkesbury 11/22 11/17   18/34 18/31
Cheltenham Spa 11/30 11/22   18/27 18/24
Barnwood Jn 11/36 11/33   18/21 18/13
Gloucester Yard Jn 11/37 ?   18/20 ?
Standish Jn 11/43 11/46   18/14 18/07
Charfield 11/55 11/55   18/03 18/00
Yate 12/08 11/58   17/57 17/54
Westerleigh Jn 12/10 12/02   17/55 17/50
Bristol Parkway 12/17 12/15   17/50 17/45
Filton Abbey Wood 12/19 12/18   17/47 17/44
Stapleton Road 12/24 12/21   17/40 17/41
Dr Days Jn 12/25 12/23   17/39 17/38
North Somerset Jn 12/36 12/33   17/36 17/37
Bath Spa 12.47a 12.47   17.25d 17.24


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