15th September 2007

Mark Elderkin
(in Association with Past Time Rail)
The Buxton Forester

Locos Used 37248 'Loch Arkaig' & 40145 'East Lancashire Railway'
Stock Used 99327+4994+99125+99128+1861+4960+4905+99328+99723

Route:
1Z47 : Birmingham International to Buxton
1Z45 : Buxton to Heysham Port
1Z46 : Heysham Port to Birmingham International

Loco(s) Route
37248 (1) Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly
40145 (2) Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Hazel Grove - Furness Vale - Buxton
37248 (1) Buxton - Buxton Up Relief Sidings
40145 (2) Buxton Up Relief Sidings - Great Rocks Jn - Chinley South Jn - Chinley East Jn - Edale - Grindleford - Dore Station Jn - Sheffield - Wincobank Jn - Holmes Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe - South Kirkby Jn - Hare Park Jn - Wakefield Westgate - Holbeck Jn - Whitehall Jn - Leeds
37248 (1) Leeds - Whitehall Jn - Holbeck Jn - New Pudsey - Mill Lane Jn - Bradford Interchange
40145 (2) Bradford Interchange - Mill Lane Jn - Halifax - Milner Royd Jn - Hebden Bridge - Hall Royd Jn - Copy Pit - Gannow Jn - Accrington - Blackburn - Lostock Hall Jn - Farington Curve Jn - Preston - Lancaster - Morecambe South Jn - Bare Lane - Morecambe (3)
37248 (1) Morecambe - Bare Lane - Morecambe South Jn - Lancaster - Preston - Euxton Jn - Chorley - Bolton - Salford Crescent - Castlefield Jn - Manchester Oxford Road - Manchester Piccadilly - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International

Notes:
(1) 40145 on rear.
(2) 37248 on rear.
(3) The planned traversal of the Heysham branch from Morecambe did not take place for reason(s) unexplained.
(4) Route confirmation required: prior to Stafford on the outward and after Manchester Piccadilly on the return.

Sources : various including Simon Cross, Geoffrey May & Jim Murphy

Photo Review
(all photos: Andrew Pearson)


40145 passes Dove Holes en-route to Buxton.


40145 at Edale....with 37248 bringing up the rear.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including Jim Murphy)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham International 06.58d [P5] ?   22.41a [P5] ?
Stechford 07/03 ?   22/35 ?
Aston 07/11 ?   22/29 ?
Perry Barr North Jn 07/16 ?   22/24 ?
Tame Bridge Parkway 07.20a ~ 07.22d ?   22.17a ~ 22.19d ?
Bescot Stadium 07/25 ?   22/13 ?
Darlaston Jn 07/26 ?   22/12 ?
Portobello Jn 07/29 ?   22/09 ?
Bushbury Jn 07/32 ?   22/03 ?
Stafford No.4 07/47 [FL] ?   21/48 ?
Stafford 07.48a ~ 07.50d [P3] ??.?? ~ 07.53   21.44a ~ 21.47d [P4] ?
Stafford No.5 ? ?   21/43 [SL] ?
Norton Bridge 08/00 ?   21/38 ?
Madeley 08/09 ?   21/27 ?
Basford Hall Jn 08/16 ?   21/22 ?
Crewe 08.19a ~ 08.22d [P5] 08.20 ~ 08.23   21.12a ~ 21.18d [P1] ?
Crewe Sydney Bridge 08/24 [FL] ?   21/07 ?
Sandbach 08/28 [P2] ?   21/00 [P1] [FL] ?
Alderley Edge 08/42 ?   20/47 ?
Wilmslow 08/44 [P3] ?   20/45 [P4] ?
Cheadle Hulme 08/48 [P1] ?   20/41 [P2] ?
Adswood Road Jn 08/49 [SL] ?   20/40 ?
Edgeley Jn No.1 08/50 ?   20/39 ?
Stockport 08/51 [P4] 08/57   20/38 [P2] ?
Heaton Norris North Jn 08/53 ?   20/37 ?
Slade Lane Jn 08/56 ?   20/34 [FL] ?
Ardwick Jn 09/01 [FL] ?   20/32 ?
Manchester Piccadilly 09.04a ~ 09.17d [P8] 09.10 ~ 09.18 [P8]   20.27a ~ 20.30d [P13] [SL] 20.28 ~ ??.?? [P14]

 

Location Booked Actual
Ardwick Jn 08/30 ?
Slade Lane Jn 09/22 [SL] ?
Heaton Norris North Jn 09/27 ?
Stockport 09*29 ~ 09*36 [P0] 09/32 [P0]
Edgeley Jn no.1 09/38 ?
Hazel Grove 09/43 [P1] ?
Furness Vale 09/53 ?
Chapel-en-le-Frith 10/01 ?
Buxton 10.13a ~ 12.00d [P1] 10.14 ~ 12.00
Buxton SB 12*05 ~ 12*07 ?
Buxton URS 12.09 ~ 12.19 12.03 ~ 12.11
Buxton SB 12*21 ~ 12*23 ?
Topley Pike Bardon Agg. 12/29 ?
Great Rocks Jn 12/37 ?
Peak Forest SB 12/40 ?
Chinley South Jn 12/46 ?
Chinley East Jn 12/47 ?
Edale 12/54 ?
Earles Siding SB 12/58 ?
Grindleford 13/05 ?
Totley Tunnel East 13/11 ?
Dore West Jn 13/12 ?
Dore Station Jn 13/13 ?
Sheffield 13*25 ~ 13*31 [P2] ?
Nunnery Main Line Jn 13/33 ?
Wincobank Jn 13/37 ?
Holmes Jn 13/42 ?
Aldwarke Jn 13/50 ?
Swinton 13/55 ?
Moorthorpe 14/07 ?
South Kirkby Jn 14/08 ?
Hare Park Jn 14/14 ?
Wakefield Westgate 14/20 [P2] ?
Holbeck Jn 14/37 ?
Whitehall Jn 14/38 [Line C] ?
Leeds West Jn 14/39 ?
Leeds 14.41 ~ 14.57 [P8] 14.40 ~ 14.57
Leeds West Jn 14/58 ?
Whitehall Jn 14/58 ?
Holbeck Jn 14/59 ?
New Pudsey 15/11 ?
Mill Lane Jn 15/17 ?
Bradford Interchange 15.18 ~ 15.38 [P2] 15.23 ~ 15.44
Mill Lane Jn 15/39 ?
Halifax 15/51 [P1] ?
Milner Royd Jn 15/59 ?
Hebden Bridge 16/05 ?
Hall Royd Jn 16/10 ?
Copy Pit 16/22 ?
Gannow Jn 16/33 ?
Accrington 16/42 ?
Daisyfield Jn 16/51 [UEL] ?
Blackburn 16/52 [P4] ?
Lostock Hall Jn 17/08 ?
Farington Curve Jn 17/15 [SL] ?
Preston 17/18 [P1] 17/21 [P3]
Lancaster 17/36 [DFL] ?
Morecambe South Jn 17/38 ?
Bare Lane 17*40 ~17*42 [P2] [DUH] ?
Morecambe 17.46 ~ 17.56 17.53 ~
Morecambe Jn GF 17*57 ~ 17*59 DIV
Heysham Port 18.09a ~ 18.24d [DUH] DIV
Morecambe 18.34 ~ 18.44 ~ 18.38
Morecambe Jn GF 18*45 ~ 18*47 ?
Bare Lane 18*50 ~ 18*52 [P2] ?
Morecambe South Jn 18/54 ?
Lancaster 18/56 [UFL] ?
Preston 19.18 ~ 19.22 [P3] [FL] ?
Euxton Jn 19/28 ?
Chorley 19/33 ?
Lostock Jn 19/43 ?
Bolton 19/47 [P3] [UPL] ?
Burnden Jn 19/52 ?
Moses Gate 19*55 ~ 20*08 ?
Salford Crescent 20/21 [P1] ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 20/23 ?
Castlefield Jn 20/24 ?
Deansgate 20/24 ?
Manchester Oxford Road 20/25 [P4] ? [wrong road]

Timings continue in first table.

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