10th - 12th July 2008

The Railway Children
The 'Three Peaks Challenge' Charity Special

Locos Used 67009, 67020 & steam: R&ER ???
Stock Used 21245+3295+3292+3279+3424+1680+1679+3331+3318+3400+3358

Route:
1Z56 : London Euston to Bangor
1Z57 : Bangor to Ravenglass
1Z59 : Ravenglass to Fort William
1Z20 : Fort William to London Marylebone

Date
Loco(s)
Route
10/07
67020
London Euston - West London Jn - (1) Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Ealing Broadway - West Ealing - Drayton Green Jn - Greenford - South Ruislip - High Wycombe - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Kenilworth - Coventry - Birmingham International - Aston - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn (1) - Stafford - Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction - Penmaenmawr - Bangor
11/07
67020
Bangor - (reverse of outward route) - Chester - Helsby - Warrington Bank Quay - Preston - Lancaster - Carnforth South Jn - Carnforth - Grange-over-Sands - Dalton Jn - Park South Jn - Millom - Ravenglass
11/07
R&ER ???
Ravenglass - Irton Road - Dalegarth
11/07
67020
Ravenglass - Whitehaven - Workington - Carlisle - Lockerbie - Carstairs - Motherwell - Braidhurst DGL
11/07 - 12/07
67009
Braidhurst DGL - Mossend South Jn - Mossend North Jn - Coatbridge Central - Gartsherrie South Jn - Gartcosh Jn - Stepps - Springburn - Cowlairs West Jn - Cowlairs North Jn - Maryhill - Westerton - Dalmuir - Dumbarton Central - Craigendoran Jn - Helensburgh Upper - Crianlarich - Upper Tyndrum - Rannoch - Fort William
12/07
67009
Fort William - (reverse of outward route) - Mossend South Jn - Braidhurst UGL
12/07 - 13/07
67020
Braidhurst UGL - Motherwell - (reverse of outward route) - Carlisle - Penrith - Carnforth North Jn - Carnforth South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Warrington Bank Quay - Weaver Jn - Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - South Ruislip - Wembley Stadium - London Marylebone

Notes :
(1) Booked route was : Watford Junction - Bletchley - Weedon - Rugby - Nuneaton - Lichfield - Stafford.
(2) "This fantastic challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks on the UK mainland, Snowdon (Wales), Scafell Pike (England) and Ben Nevis (Scotland) within 36 hours, travelling on a special train between the mountains".
(3) Event in aid of 'The Railway Children' charity.

Source : Mark Skinner


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mark Skinner)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Euston 17.58d 18.02  
Camden South Jn 18/01 18/05  
Camden Jn 18/02 18/05  
West London Jn 18/06 18/11  
London Marylebone   00.50a 00.50
Neasden South Jn   00/42 00/42
Wembley Stadium   00/40 00/40
Wembley Central 18/09 DIV  
Harrow & Wealdstone 18/11 DIV  
Watford Junction 18/16 DIV  
Bourne End Jn 18/25 DIV  
Tring 18/33 DIV  
Ledburn Jn 18/38 DIV  
Bletchley 18/46 DIV  
Milton Keynes Central 18/52 DIV  
Hanslope Jn 18/57 DIV  
Weedon 19/06 DIV  
Hillmorton Jn 19/13 DIV  
Rugby 19/15 DIV  
Trent Valley Jn 19/16 DIV  
Attleborough Jn 19/26 DIV  
Nuneaton 19/27 DIV  
Tamworth Low Level 19/36 DIV  
Lichfield Trent Valley 19/40 DIV  
Armitage Jn 19/45 DIV  
Colwich Jn 19/49 DIV  
Acton Wells Jn DIV 18/18  
Ealing Broadway DIV ?  
West Ealing DIV ?  
Drayton Green Jn DIV ?  
Greenford DIV ?  
South Ruislip DIV ?   00/35 00/33
West Ruislip DIV ?   00/32 00/29
High Wycombe DIV ?   00/18 00/16
Saunderton DIV ?   00/12 00/11
Princes Risorough DIV ?   00/08 00/08
Bicester North DIV ?   23/48 23/48
Banbury DIV ?   23.30a ~ 23.32 23.32 ~ 23.34
Fenny Compton DIV ?   23/22 23/24
Leamington Spa DIV ?   23/12 23/15
Milverton Jn DIV ?   23/09 23/12
Kenilworth DIV ?   23/04 23/08
Gibbet Hill Jn DIV ?   23/02 23/06
Coventry DIV ?   22/57 23/02
Birmingham International DIV ?   22.45a ~ 22.47d 22.49 ~ 22.51
Stechford DIV ?   22/40 22/43
Aston DIV ?   22/35 22/38
Perry Barr North Jn DIV ?   22/30 22/35
Bescot Stadium DIV ?   22/26 22/30
Darlaston Jn DIV ?   22/25 22/29
Portobello Jn DIV ?   22/22 22/26
Bushbury Jn DIV ?   22/18 22/23
Stafford 19/53 21/22   22/07 22/10
Norton Bridge 19/57 21/29   22/02 22/05
Madeley 20/05 21/37   21/52 21/56
Basford Hall Jn 20/09 21/44   21/47 21/51
Crewe 20.14a ~ 20.17d 21.50 ~ 21.53   21*34a ~ 21*41d 21.44 ~ 21.48
Crewe Steelworks 20/20 21/56  
Beeston Castle & Tarporley 20/28 ?  
Chester 20/41 22/18  
Saltney Jn 20/46 22/21  
Rockcliffe Hall 20/57 22/28  
Holywell Jn 21/12 22/33  
Rhyl 21/22 22/44  
Llandudno Junction 21/41 22/55  
Bangor 21.59a ~ 06.20d 23.10 ~ 06.20  
Llandudno Junction 06/36 06/34  
Rhyl 06/48 06/49  
Holywell Jn 07/03 07/03  
Rockcliffe Hall 07/08 07/07  
Saltney Jn 07/17 07/14  
Chester 07/20 07/16  
Mickle Trafford Jn 07/25 07/22  
Helsby 07/28 07/27  
Crewe Coal Yard Jn   21/32 21/40
Weaver Jn   21/17 21/23
Acton Grange Jn 07/40 07/36   21/14 21/20
Warrington Bank Quay 07.42a ~ 07.47d 07.39 ~ 07.40   21/13 21/18
Winwick Jn 07/52 07/44   21/10 21/13
Springs Branch Jn 08/07 07/52   ? ?
Wigan North Western 08/08 07/53   21/04 21/07
Balshaw Lane Jn 08/14 07/59   ? ?
Euxton Jn 08/24 08/07   20/56 20/58
Farington Curve Jn 08/33 08/14   ? ?
Preston Ribble Jn 08/34 ?   ? ?
Preston 08.36a ~ 08.38d 08.20 ~ 08.34   20*38a ~ 20*50d 20.38 ~ 20.51
Lancaster 08*57 ~ 09*05 08.59 ~ 09.06   20/21 20/20
Morecambe South Jn 09/08 09/09   20/19 20/17
Carnforth North Jn 09/11 09/16   20/15 20/14
Carnforth 09*12 ~ 09*16 ?  
Arnside 09/25 ?  
Grange-over-Sands 09/38 ?  
Ulverston 09/50 ?  
Park South Jn 10*03 ~ 10*11 ?  
Askam 10/18 ?  
Foxfield 10/29 10/31  
Millom 10/35 10/37  
Bootle 10/50 10/51  
Ravenglass 10.55a ~ 20.05d 10.55 ~ 20.05  
Sellafield 20.14 ~ 20.15 20.21 ~ 20.22  
Whitehaven 20.36 ~ 20.37 20.42 ~ 20.44  
Workington 20/53 21/01  
Maryport 21/02 21/09  
Wigton 21/25 21/31  
Currock Jn 21/39 21/42  
Oxenholme : Lake District   20/05 20/04
Tebay   19/56 19/54
Penrith : North Lakes   19/37 19/39
Carlisle 21*44a ~ 21*53d 21.48 ~ 21.55   19*07a ~ 19*19d 19.15 ~ 19.23
Gretna Jn 22/03 22/04   18/58 19/07
Quintinshill Loops 22*05 ~ 22*11 22.07 ~ 22.19   ? ?
Cove Sig.862 / 863 22/16 22/23   ? ?
Lockerbie 22/27 22/32   18/42 18/55
Beattock 22/42 22/41   18/32 18/44
Beattock Summit 22/55 22/50   18/25 18/38
Abington 23/01 22/56   ? ?
Carstairs South Jn 23/12 23/05   18/06 18/20
Carstairs 23/13 23/06   18/06 18/20
Lanark Jn 23/15 23/08   18/04 18/17
Law Jn 23/21 23/14   17/56 18/11
Motherwell 23/35 23/33   17/50 18/04
Braidhurst 23L38 [DGL] 23L56 23.34 ~ 23.58   17L25 [UGL] 17L47 17.31 ~ 18.01
Mossend South Jn 23/59 00/01   17/22 17/28
Mossend North Jn 00/00 00/02   17/21 17/28
Whifflet South Jn 00/03 00/05   17/18 17/26
Coatbridge Central 00/09 00/06   17/17 17/23
Gartsherrie South Jn 00/11 00/08   17/15 17/20
Gartcosh Jn 00/14 00/11   17/12 17/17
Springburn 00/27 00/23   16*56 ~ 17*02 16.59 ~ 17.02
Cowlairs West Jn 00/29 00/25   16/53 16/53
Westerton 00/38 00/32   16/46 16/46
Dalmuir 00/42 00/44   16/40 16/37
Dumbarton Central 00/49 00/54   16/29 16/29
Dalreoch 00/50 00/55   16/28 16/28
Craigendoran Jn 00/58 01/03   16/19 16/19
Garelochhead 01.20 ~ 01.22 01.25 ~ 01.27   15.51 ~ 15.53 15.51 ~ 15.53
Glen Douglas 01/39 ?   ? ?
Ardlui 02.04 ~ 02.06 ?   15.05 ~ 15.07 ?
Crianlarich 02.30 ~ 02.32 02.30 ~ 02.32   14.43 ~ 14.47 14.43 ~ 14.47
Rannoch 03.35 ~ 03.37 03.35 ~ 03.37   13.42 ~ 13.44 13.45 ~ 13.47
Spean Bridge 04.30 ~ 04.32 ?   12.47 ~ 12.49 ?
Fort William 04.50a 04.50   12.29d 12.37


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