24th October 2007

UK Railtours
The Thames Irwell

Locos Used 67001 & 67026
Stock Used 21272+3122+3112+1671+3140+3107+3098+1842+5009+4927+5040+5350

Route:
1Z51 : London Euston to Rawtenstall
1Z52 : Rawtenstall to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
67026 (1) London Euston - Wembley Central - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central - Northampton - Rugby - Nuneaton - Lichfield TV - Rugeley TV - Colwich Jn - Stone Jn - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Macclesfield - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Philips Park West Jn - Brewery Jn - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Castleton South Jn - Castleton East Jn
67001 (2) Castleton East Jn - Castleton North Jn - Heywood - Bury Bolton Street - Ramsbottom - Rawtenstall
67026 (1) Rawtenstall - (reverse of outward route) - Castleton North Jn - Castleton South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Brewery Jn UPL (3)
67026 Brewery Jn UPL - Philips Park West Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 67001 on rear.
(2) 67026 on rear.
(3) 67001 removed at Brewery Jn UPL as it was required at Arpley to work the following day's VSOE (Northern Belle).
(4) This was the last UK Railtours organised charter.

Sources : LASERman (on the train throughout) & Alan Sheppard (joined/left the train at Northampton)

Photo Review
(all photos: Alan Sheppard)


67001 (above) & 67026 (below) at Rawtenstall.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman & Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Euston 07.25d 08.15 [P2] [Line X]   21.28a 21.27 [P16] 425.12
- Camden South Jn 07/29 08/19   21/25 21/23 [Line D] -
1.54 Camden Jn 07/29 08/19   21/24 21/23 423.38
5.65 Willesden West London Jn 07/32 08/23   21/21 21/19 419.27
8.04 Wembley Central 07/35 08/26   21/19 21/17 417.08
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 07/37 08/28   21/15 21/15 413.62
- Watford South Jn 07/45 08/38 [DS]   ?? ?? -
17.35 Watford Junction 07.47a ~ 07.49d 08.36 ~ 08.44   21.06a ~ 21.08d 21.07 ~ 21.09 407.57
- Bourne End Jn 07/57 ??   20/59 21/01 -
31.53 Tring 08/05 08/58   20/55 20/57 393.39
38.16 Ledburn Jn 08/12 09/08   20/50 20/53 386.76
46.46 Bletchley 08/18 09/12   20/43 20/47 378.46
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 08.21a ~ 08.24d 09.16 ~ 09.17 [P3]   20.33a ~ 20.36d 20.40 ~ 20.43 375.27
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/32 09/24   20/27 20/34 368.45
65.68 Northampton 08.41a ~ 08.43d 09.36 ~ 09.37 [P1]   20.13a ~ 20.16d 20.20 ~ 20.24 [P2] 359.24
75.37 Long Buckby 08/55 09/50   20/03 20/08 349.55
- Hillmorton Jn 09/04 09/58   19/54 19/56 -
84.67 Rugby 09*06 ~ 09*11 10/00 [U+D S]   19/52 19/54 [UF] 340.25
- Rugby Trent Valley Jn 09/13 10/02   19/49 19/53 [UF] -
- Brinklow 09*20 ~ 09*33 [DPL] 10/05 [DM]  
- Attleborough Jn 09/41 10/14 [DS]  
99.37 Nuneaton 09.44a ~ 09.47d 10.18 ~ 10.20 [P2]   19.32a ~ 19.34d 19.34 ~ 19.35 [P5] [US] 325.55
112.39
Tamworth Low Level 09/59 10/35 [P2]   19/20 19/22 [UF] 312.53
118.50
Lichfield TV Low Level 10/04 10/43 [P1]   19/16 19/18 [UF] 306.42
123.58
Armitage Jn 10/08 10/49 [DF]   19/12 19.08 ~ 19.12 301.34
129.35
Colwich Jn 10*17 ~ 10*33 10/53   19/01 19/03 [US] 295.57
141.16
Stone Jn 10/43 11/04   18/52 18/54 283.76
- Stoke Jn 10/51 11/09   18/44 18/47 -
148.16
Stoke-on-Trent 10/53 11/10 [P2]   18/43 18/46 [UM] 276.76
154.47
Kidsgrove 11/00 11/17   18/35 18/36 270.45
160.21
Congleton 11/05 11/21   18/30 18/31 264.71
168.13
Macclesfield 11/12 11/28   18/21 18/23 256.79
177.69
Cheadle Hulme 11/22 11/38   18/10 18/13 247.23
- Adswood Road 11/23 11/39 [DF]   18/09 18/12 -
179.68
Edgeley Jn No.1 11/24 11/41   18/07 18/09 245.24
180.10
Stockport 11/25 11/42 [P3]   18/06 18/08 [P2] 245.02
180.65
Heaton Norris Jn 11/28 11/43   18/04 17.56 ~ 18.05 [UF] 244.27
- Ash Bridge Jn 11/30 11/46   17/53 17/54 -
184.75
Denton Jn 11/35 11.50 ~ 11.51   17/48 17/49 240.17
188.16
Ashton Moss North Jn 11/41 11/59   17/42 17/43 236.76
191.18
Baguley Fold Jn 11/45 12/02   17/38 17/35 233.74
192.01
Philips Park West Jn 11/48 12/04   17/36 17.28 ~ 17.32 233.11
192.31
Brewery Jn 11/55 12/06 [DPL]   17/31 17L16 ~ 17L24 232.61
192.73
Thorpes Bridge Jn 11*59 ~ 12*12 12.08 ~ 12.10   17/29 17/15 [UPL] 232.19
195.36
Vitriol Works SB 12/18 12/18   17/25 17/10 229.56
- Castleton South Jn ?? 12/25   17/21 17.04 ~ 17.04 226.19
199.25
Castleton East Jn 12.25 ~ 12.30 12.27 ~ 12.37  
199.62
Castleton North Jn 12t35 ~ 12t37 12/41   17t16 ~ 17t18 16.57 ~ 17.00 225.70
200.37
Hopwood G.F. 12*40 ~ 12*50 12.44 ~ 12.52   17*03 ~ 17*13 16.45 ~ 16.55 225.15
200.51
Heywood 12t58 ~ 13t03 12.54 ~ 12.56   16t43 ~ 16t58 16/44 225.01
204.66
Bury Bolton Street 13/23 13/11 [P3]   15.25a ~ 16.30d 15.17 ~ 16.31 [P3] 220.66
208.63
Ramsbottom 13t37 ~ 13t39 13/28 [P2]   15t04 ~ 15t06 15/04 [P1] 216.69
212.66
Rawtenstall 14.10a 13.43   14.50d 14.52 212.66


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