1st March 2008

Branch Line Society
Port of Seaham Pioneer Railtour

Locos Used 66059+66066
Stock Used 5350+5040+1863+3098+4927+5009+6310

Route:
1Z66 : Birmingham New Street to Warrington Bank Quay
1Z67 : Warrington Bank Quay to Seaham Harbour
1Z68 : Seaham Harbour to Leicester

Loco(s) Route
66066 Birmingham New Street - Water Orton - Nuneaton - Leicester - Loughborough - Toton - Langley Mill - Chesterfield - Dore South Jn - Dore West Jn - Edale - New Mills South Jn - Romiley - Reddish North - Ashburys - Philips Park South Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton Jn - Stockport - Northenden Jn - Navigation Road - Altrincham - Northwich - Hartford CLC Jn - Hartford Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - (3) - Earlestown - Parkside Jn - Eccles - Manchester Victoria - Philips Park West Jn - Stalybridge - Huddersfield - Mirfield - Wakefield Kirkgate - Castleford - Church Fenton - York - Darlington - Birtley Jn - Up & Down Slow - (3) - Low Fell Royal Mail Terminal
66059 (1) Low Fell Royal Mail Terminal - Low Fell Jn
66066 (2) Low Fell Jn - King Edward Bridge South Jn - King Edward Bridge East Jn - Greensfield Jn - Park Lane Jn - Heworth - Pelaw Jn - Jarrow Shell (NR limit)
66059 (1) Jarrow Shell - Pelaw Jn - Heworth - Greensfield Jn (4)
66066 (2) Greensfield Jn - Heworth - Pelaw Jn - Brockley Whins - Sunderland - Seaham Harbour (end of line)
66059 (1) Seaham Harbour - Dawdon Polka Siding (end of line)
66066 Dawdon Polka Siding - Hartlepool - Norton East Jn - Norton South Jn - Eaglescliffe - Northallerton East Jn - Boroughbridge Road L.C. - Up Longlands Loop - Thirsk - York - Colton Jn - Church Fenton - Milford Jn - Pontefract Baghill - Moorthorpe - Swinton - Aldwarke Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Holmes Jn - Sheffield - Dore South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Leicester (5)

Notes :
(1) 66066 on rear.
(2) 66059 on rear.
(3) Due to line blockage at Tebay, (5 containers blown off a Freightliner train), tour was re-routed after the Warrington crew change, with the amended times shown in brackets in the timing table. Original route: Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - Golborne Jn - Wigan North Western - Lancaster - Tebay - Carlise Upperby Bridge Jn - London Road Jn - Haltwhislte - Hexham - Norwood Jn - Low Fell Royal Mail Terminal.
(4) Train had to reverse at Greensfield Jn rather than running 'around the bridges', due to a weight limit on 'High Level Bridge'. The amended times, in brackets, were added as a footnote to the timing sheet.
(5) Train terminated at Leicester due to a planned engineering possession with a coach forward to Birmingham New Street.

Source : Alan Sheppard (joined/left the train at Chesterfield)

Timings (
Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard, LASERman & The man from UNCOOL)

Location

Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Birmingham New Street 06.20d [P9] [DEL] 06.20  
Proof House Jn 06/23 06/22  
Landor Street Jn 06/25 [ML] 06/23  
Water Orton 06/32 06/30  
Whitacre Jn 06/39 06/34  
Nuneaton Abbey Jn 06/52 [UC] 06/45  
Nuneaton 06/55 06/47  
Hinckley 07/02 06/52  
Croft 07/08 06/59  
Wigston North Jn 07/15 [FL] 07/03  
Leicester 07.21a ~ 07.23d [P2] 07.12 ~ 07.22   22.35a [P3] 22.21
Syston South Jn 07/31 07/27   22/29 22/15
Sileby Jn 07/34 07/30   22/25 22/13
Loughborough 07/38 [P1] 07/33   22/20 [P2] 22/09
Trent South Jn 07/45 07/40   22/13 [FL] 22/02
Trent East 07/47 [ML] 07/42   22/11 22/01
Toton Jn 07/49 07/44   22/09 21/58
Toton Centre 07c52 ~ 07c54 07.45 ~ 07.48   22c04 ~ 22c06 21.54 ~ 21.57
Trowell Jn 08/01 07/56   22/00 21/47
Langley Mill 08/07 08/03   21/54 21/43
Ironville Jn 08/10 08/07   21/50 [ML] 21/39
Alfreton 08/13 [ML] 08/10   21/47 21/37
Clay Cross South Jn 08/21 08/33   21/38 21/32
Chesterfield 08.25a ~ 08.27d 08.40 ~ 08.42   21.32a ~ 21.34d 21.25 ~ 21.27
Tapton Jn ? 08/43   21/30 [ML] 21/23
Dore South Jn 08/35 08/52   21/20 21/16

 

Location

Booked Actual
Dore West Jn 08/36 08/53
Totley Tunnel East 08/37 08/57
Grindleford 08/43 09/00
Bamford 08/47 09/04
Earles Sidings SB 08/50 09/06
Edale 08/55 09/11
Chinley East Jn 09/00 09/17
Chinley North Jn 09/01 09/18
New Mills South Jn 09/05 09/22
New Mills Central 09/08 09/25
Marple Wharf Jn 09/16 09/31
Romiley 09/20 09/32
Ashburys 09.36a ~ 09.37d 09.42 ~ 09.45
Philips Park South Jn 09/44 09/51
Baguley Fold Jn 09/49 09/53
Ashton Moss North Jn 09/53 09/58
Denton Jn 09/58 10/03
Denton Station Jn 10/00 10/05
Ash Bridge Jn 10/06 10/09
Heaton Norris North Jn 10/07 [SL] 10/11
Stockport 10/09[P1] [FL] 10.13 ~ 10.14
Edgeley Jn No.2 10/10 10/15
Cheadle Village Jn 10/12 10/17
Sharston Jn 10/14 10/20
Northenden Jn 10/15 10/20
Deansgate Jn 10/21 10/26
Navigation Road 10/22 10/27
Altrincham 10/23 10/28
Hale 10/25 10/29
Mobberley 10/31 10/33
Plumley West SB 10/41 10/40
Northwich 10/47 10/42
Greenbank 10/50 10/46
Hartford C.L.C. Jn 10/52 10/48
Hartford Jn 10/55 [FL] 10/50
Weaver Jn 11/00 10/57
Acton Grange Jn 11/05 [OL] 11/05
Walton Old Jn 11/10 11/07
Warrington South Jn ? 11.08 ~ 11.14
Warrington Bank Quay 11c16 ~ 11c23 (11.30d)[P3] [FL] 11.16 ~ 11.17
Dallam Jn 11/25 (?) 11/19
Winwick Jn 11/27 (11/36) 11.25 ~ 11.31
Golborne Jn 11/30 DIV
Springs Branch Jn 11/36 DIV
Wigan South Jn 11/37 DIV
Wigan North Western 11/38 [P5] DIV
Balshaw Lane 11/46 DIV
Euxton Jn 11/50 DIV
Preston 11/55 [P4] DIV
Lancaster 12/12 [DFL] DIV
Morecambe South Jn 12/14 DIV
Carnforth North Jn 12/18 DIV
Oxenholme: Lake District 12/31 [P2] DIV
Tebay 12/43 DIV
Penrith North Lakes 13/02 [P2] DIV
Carlisle Upperby Bridge Jn 13c21 ~ 13c23 [GL] DIV
Carlisle Upperby Jn 13/35 DIV
London Road Jn 13/46 DIV
Petteril Bridge Jn 13/47 DIV
Corby Gates SB 13/53 DIV
Brampton Fell 14/02 DIV
Low Row SB 14/07 DIV
Haltwhistle 14/17 DIV
Haydon Bridge 14/28 DIV
Hexham 14/36 [P1] DIV
Prudhoe 14/51 DIV
Wylam 14/55 DIV
Blaydon 15/01 DIV
MetroCentre 15/05 DIV
Norwood Jn 15/08 DIV
Earlestown DIV (11/40) 11/39
Newton-le-Willows DIV (11/43) 11/43
Astley DIV (11/50) 11/50
Eccles DIV (11/54) 11/56
Ordsall Lane Jn DIV (12/01) 12/00
Deal Steet Jn DIV (?) 12/03
Manchester Victoria DIV (12/06) 12.05 ~ 12.07 [P4]
Miles Platting Jn DIV (12/12) 12/11
Philips Park West Jn DIV (12/14) 12/11
Baguley Fold Jn DIV (12/15) 12/12
Ashton Moss North Jn DIV (12/20) 12/18
Stalybridge Jn DIV (?) 12.24 ~ 12.28
Stalybridge DIV (12/30) 12/31 [P1]
Greenfield DIV (12/37) 12/36
Diggle Jn DIV (12/40) 12/39
Marsden DIV (12/45) 12/44
Huddersfield DIV (12/51) 12/52 [P4]
Heaton Lodge East Jn DIV (12/56) 12/58
Mirfield East Jn DIV (?) 13/01
Healey Mills (Dn L&Y) DIV (??c?? ~ ??c??) 13c06 ~ 13c07
Horbury Jn DIV (13/10) 13.12 ~ 13.15
Wakefield Kirkgate DIV (13/14) 13/20 [Thro]
Turners Lane Jn DIV (?) 13/22
Altofts Jn DIV (13/20) 13/25
Castleford DIV (13/26) 13/29
Milford Jn DIV (13/32) 13/35
Church Fenton DIV (13/36) 13/40 [P2]
Colton Jn DIV (13/40) 13/46
York DIV (13.49 ~ 13.51) 13.53 ~ 13.56 [P10]
Skelton Jn DIV (13/53) 13/59 [DS]
Tollerton DIV (14/03) 14/10
Thirsk DIV (14/16) 14/27 [DS]
Longlands Jn DIV (?) 14/36
Northallerton DIV (14/26) 14/38
Darlington DIV (14/40) 14/56 [DM]
Ferryhill South Jn DIV (14/53) 15/08
Tursdale Jn DIV (?) 15/11
Durham DIV (15/03) 15/19 [DF]
Birtley Jn DIV (15/14) 15/30
Low Fell Jn Sig. T.217 DIV (15.19a ~ 15.46d) 15.35 ~ 15.39
Low Fell Royal Mail Terminal 15L11 ~ 15L36 (?) 15.40 ~ 15.56
Low Fell Jn 15.40 ~ 15.46 (15.19a ~ 15.46d) 16.00 ~ 16.02
King Edward Bridge South Jn 15/51 16/08
Kind Edward Bridge East Jn 15/52 16/09
Greensfield Jn 15/53 16/10
Park Lane Jn 15/55 16/12
Pelaw Jn 15/59 16/18
Jarrow Shell 16.14 ~ 16.20 16.29 ~ 16.32
Pelaw Jn 16/34 16.41 ~ 16.43
Park Lane Jn 16/37 16.50
Greensfield Jn 16/39 (16.39 ~ 16.43) 16.52 ~ 16.59
Kind Edward Bridge East Jn 16/40 DIV
King Edward Bridge North Jn 16/41 DIV
Newcastle 16/43 [SL] DIV
High Level Bridge Jn 16/45 DIV
Park Lane Jn 16/46 (16/45) 17/00
Pelaw Jn 16/50 (16/49) 17/06
Brockley Whins 16/54 (16/53) 17/11
Sunderland 17c03 (17c04) ~ 17c05 17.23 ~ 17.23
Seaham 17/14 17/34
Seaham Harbour 17.25 ~ 17.40 17.42 ~ 17.48
Dawdon SB 17/50 17.55 ~ 18.05
Dawdon Polka Siding 17L55 ~ 18L08 18.10 ~ 18.20
Dawdon SB 18/13 18/22
Hartlepool 18/28 18/41
Cliff House Jn 18/32 18/44
Billingham Jn 18/39 18/50
Norton-on-Tees South Jn 18/44 18/54
Hartburn Jn 18/53 19/00
Stockton Cut Jn 18/54 19/01
Eaglescliffe 18/56 19/02
Boroughbridge Road L.C. 19/12 19/18
Longlands Jn 19/13 [SL] 19/19
Thirsk 19/21 19/25
Tollerton Jn 19/34 19/38
Skelton Jn 19/42 19/45
York 19.45a ~ 19.49d [P9] [LSL] 19.50 ~ 19.52
Colton Jn 19/55 19/59
Colton South Jn 19/56 [NNL] 20/00
Church Fenton 20/01 [P1] 20/06
Milford Jn 20/09 20/13
Ferrybridge North Jn 20/21 20/21
Moorthorpe 20/41 20/31
Swinton 20/51 20/46
Aldwarke Jn 20/54 20/51
Holmes Jn 20/59 20/56
Wincobank Jn 21/02 20/59
Nunnery Main Line Jn 21/07 21/04
Sheffield 21.09a ~ 21.11d [P6] 21.06 ~ 21.09
Dore Station Jn 21/20 21/15

Timings continue in first table.

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