30th August 2008

UK Railtours
The Hooton Owl

Locos Used 67003 & 67027
Stock Used 17077+3397+3330+1699+3426+3348+1200+5769+5792+5998

Route:
1Z67 : London Paddington to Hooton
1Z68 : Hooton to London Paddington

Loco(s) Route
67003 (1) London Paddington - Slough - Reading - Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Dorridge - Tyseley - St Andrews Jn - Birmingham New Street - Dudley Port - Wolverhampton - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Wrexham - Chester South Jn - Hooton
67027 (2) Hooton - Ellesmere Port - Helsby - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn - Ditton Reception Sidings
67003 (1) Ditton Reception Sidings - Fiddlers Ferry - Arpley Jn - Latchford
67027 (2) Latchford - Arpley Jn - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Weaver Jn - Hartford Jn - Hartford CLC Jn - Greenbank - Northwich West Jn - Northwich South Jn - Sandbach - Crewe - Madeley - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Darleston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr East Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - St Andrews Jn - Tyseley - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Reading - Slough - London Paddington

Notes:
(1) 67027 on rear.
(2) 67003 on rear.

Source : Martyn Brailsford (joined & left the train at Banbury)

Photo Review


67027 waits to leave Hooton (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Off comes the signal for the rare curve at Frodsham Jn (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Martyn Brailsford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Paddington 07.12d ?   21.00a ?
Ladbroke Grove 07/15 ?   20/55 ?
Acton West 07/18 ?   20/53 ?
Southall 07/22 ?   20/50 ?
Airport Jn 07/27 ?   20/48 ?
Slough 07.36a ~ 07.38d ?   20.39a ~ 20.41d ?
Maidenhead 07/46 ?   20/34 ?
Twyford 07/53 ?   20/29 ?
Reading 07.59a ~ 08.01d ?   20.20a ~ 20.22d ?
Reading West Jn 08/03 ?   20/16 ?
Didcot East Jn 08/19 ?   20/01 ?
Didcot North Jn 08/20 ?   20/00 ?
Kennington Jn 08/26 ?   19/52 ?
Hinksey North ? ?   19*40 ~ 19*47 ?
Oxford 08/28 ?   19/36 ?
Wolvercot Jn 08/31 ?   19/32 ?
Heyford 08/38 ?   19/24 ?
Aynho Jn 08/43 ?   19/13 ?
Banbury 08.48a ~ 08.50d 08.50 ~ 08.51   19.05a ~ 19.07d 19.00 ~ ??.??
Fenny Compton 08/58 09/01   18/55 18/51
Leamington Spa 09/06 09/10   18/44 18.21 ~ 18.40
Hatton 09/18 09/16   18/31 18/13
Dorridge 09/25 09/22   18/25 18/08
Bentley Heath 09/26 09/22   18/25 18/07
Tyseley 09/34 09/28   18/06 18/02
Small Heath Jn 09/35 09/28   17/59 18/01
Bordesley Jn 09/39 09/31   17/56 17/58
St Andrews Jn 09/40 09/41   17/54 17/57
Proof House Jn 09/49 09/47   17/51 17/53
Birmingham New Street 09*52a ~ 10*02d 09.50 ~ 10.04   17/49 17.49 ~ 17.50
Soho South Jn 10/07 10/09   17/44 17.42 ~ 17.44

 

Location Booked Actual
Galton Jn 10/09 10/11
Dudley Port 10/12 10/14
Wolverhampton 10/20 10/22
Wolverhampton North Jn 10/22 10/23
Oxley S.B. 10/27 10/28
Cosford 10/41 10/39
Madeley Jn 10/50 10/49
Wellington 11/00 11/00
Shrewsbury 11.15a ~ 11.17d 11.13 ~ 11.18
Gobowen 11/36 11/39
Wrexham General 11/49 11/51
Saltney Jn 12/01 12/02
Roodee Jn 12/06 12/04
Chester South Jn 12/08 12/06
Chester North Jn 12/11 12/07
Hooton 12.22a ~ 13.50d 12.22 ~ 13.51
Ellesmere Port 13/55 13/56
Helsby 14/11 14/05
Frodsham Jn 14/16 14/10
Halton Jn 14/20 14/15
Runcorn 14/22 14/17
Ditton East Jn 14/25 14/20
Ditton Reception Sdgs. 14.27 ~ 14.37 14.21 ~ 14.29
Ditton East Jn 14/39 14/30
Fiddlers Ferry S.B. 14/48 14/40
Arpley Jn 15/05 14/50
Latchford 15.07 ~ 15.17 14.53 ~ 15.00
Arpley Jn 15/19 15/05
Walton Old Jn 15/22 15/08
Acton Grange Jn 15/24 15/10
Weaver Jn 15/30 15/16
Acton Bridge 15/34 15/18
Hartford Jn 15/38 15/22
Hartford CLC Jn 15/42 15.28 ~ 15.32
Greenbank 15/44 15/36
Northwich West Jn 15/48 15/40
Northwich South Jn 15/50 15.41 ~ 15.45
Middlewich 16/08 15.59 ~ 16.02
Sandbach 16/32 16.20 ~ 16.30
Sydney Bridge Jn 16/39 ?
Crewe 16.43a ~ 16.45d 16.41 ~ 16.43
Basford Hall Jn 16/49 16/45
Madeley 16/53 16/51
Norton Bridge 17/02 16/58
Stafford No.5 17/06 17/05
Stafford 17/07 17.05 ~ 17.06
Stafford No.4 17/07 17/07
Bushbury Jn 17/19 17/20
Portobello Jn 17/23 17/23
Darlaston Jn 17/26 17/26
Bescot Stadium 17/27 17/28
Perry Barr North Jn 17/33 17/35
Perry Barr West Jn 17/35 17/36
Soho East Jn 17/42 17/41

Timings continue in first table.

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