19th July 2009

Branch Line Society
South Yorks & Mid Notts Railtour

Locos Used 47812 (running as D1916), 47843 'Vulcan' & 66090
Stock Used 3314+1212+6054+5961+6176+6024+9507

Route :
1Z66 : Crewe to Welbeck Colliery
1Z67 : Welbeck Colliery to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
47812 (1) Crewe - Gresty Lane SB - Gresty Green Up Loop
47843 (2) Gresty Green Up Loop - Gresty Lane SB (Up Main to Down Main - Down Main to Up Goods) - Salop Goods Loop Jn - Basford Hall Yard (Up Loop) - (via Up Through Siding) - Basford Hall Jn - Stafford - Wolverhampton
66090 (3) Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Street - Nuneaton - Leicester - East Midlands Parkway - Trent South Jn - Toton Centre - Alfreton - Clay Cross Jn - Barrow Hill - Treeton - Masborough - Thrybergh - Mexborough - Hexthorpe Jn - (via Doncaster Avoiding Line) - Bentley Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth
47812 (4) Hatfield & Stainforth - Applehurst Jn - Skellow Jn - Carcroft Jn - Doncaster - (via Down Loco Up East Slow & Transfer Line) - Carr - Up Decoy Yard (Reception Siding 4) - Potteric Carr Jn - Low Ellers Curve - St Catherines Jn - (via South Yorkshire Joint Line) - Brancliffe East Jn - Shireoaks West Jn - Woodend Jn - Shirebook East Jn - Warsop Jn - (via LDEC line) - Welbeck Colliery Jn
66090 (3) Welbeck Colliery Jn - Welbeck Colliery
47812 (4) Welbeck Colliery - Welbeck Colliery Jn - Clipstone West Jn - Clipstone East Jn - Thoresby Colliery Jn (Siding No. 4)
66090 (3) Thoresby Colliery Jn - Thoresby Colliery
47812 (4) Thoresby Colliery - Thoresby Colliery Jn (Siding No. 4)
66090 (3) Thoresby Colliery Jn - Warsop Jn - Shirebrook Jn - Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Hucknall - Bulwell - Lenton North Jn - Lenton South Jn - Trent South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Basford Hall Jn - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 47843 on rear.
(2) 47812 on rear.
(3) With 47843 dead-in-tow & 47812 on rear.
(4) 66090 & 47843 on rear.

Sources : Alan Sheppard (on the train from Crewe [outward] to East Midlands Parkway [return]).

Photo Review


47843 on the stock, prior to leaving Crewe (photo: Alan Sheppard)


Quick shot of 66090 at Birmingham New Street (photo: Alan Sheppard)


All three locos, seen during the photo-stop at Whitwell (photo: Alan Sheppard)


47812 departs Whitwell after the photo-stop (photo: Roger Geach)


Two shots of the train on the Welbeck branch (photos: Roger Geach)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Roger Geach, 45137, Alan Sheppard & Phil Wieland)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 09.00d [P12] 09.33 [P11]   22.20a [P12] ? [P12]
Crewe Gresty Lane 09/02 09.36 ~ 09.44  
Gresty Green Up Loop 09.06 ~ 09.14 09.45 ~ 09.47  
Crewe Gresty Lane 09/18 09/48  
Salop Goods Jn 09/21 [IL] 09/50  
Basford Hall Yard ? 09.53 ~ 09.59 [UpL]  
Basford Hall Jn 09/27 [SL] 10.02 ~ 10.06 [FL]   22/17 [SL] 22/34
Madeley 09/34 [SL] 10/14 [FL]   22/09 [SL] ?
Norton Bridge 09/45 [SL] 10/22 [FL]   21/56 [SL] 22/05
Stafford North Jn ? 10/27 [SL]   ? ?
Stafford 09.51a ~ 09.56d [P4] 10.28 ~ 10.29   21.42a ~ 21.46d [P6] 21.46 ~ 21.52 [P6]
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 09/57 10/30   21/41 [SL] 21/46
Bushbury Jn 10/09 10/42   21/27 21/29
Wolverhampton North Jn 10/13 10/43   21/25 21/27
Wolverhampton 10/15 [P3] 10L46 ~ 10L55   21/23 [P2] 21/24 [P2]
Dudley Port 10/22 11/03   21/14 21/14
Galton Jn 10/26 11/08   21/10 21/11
Soho South Jn 10/28 11/10   21/09 21/09
Birmingham New Street 10.34a ~ 10.42d [P1] 11.14 ~ 11.20   20.55a ~ 21.04d [P3] 21.00 ~ 21.04 [P3]
Proof House Jn 10/45 11/23   20/53 [DEL] ? [Down Stour]
Landor Street Jn 10/47 [ML] 11/25   20/51 20/57
Washwood Heath No.1 ? ?   20/48 20/53
Castle Bromwich Jn ? 11/30   20/43 [ML] 20/46 [ML]
Water Orton West Jn ? 11/32   20/41 [DFL] 20/44 [FL]
Water Orton 10/54 11/33   20/40 [SL] 20/43 [SL]
Whitacre Jn 10/59 11/37   20/35 20/37
Nuneaton Abbey Jn 11/11 11/48   20/22 ?
Nuneaton 11.14a ~ 11.18d [P7] 11.50 ~ 11.52   20.17a ~ 20.19d [P6] 20.18 ~ 20.20
Hinckley 11/29 11/59   20/10 20/13
Croft 11/35 12/04   20/04 20/08
Wigston North Jn 11/45 [FL] 12/09 [AL]   19/58 20/02
Leicester 11.51a ~ 11.55d [P1] 12.15 ~ 12.17 [P2]   19.49a ~ 19.52d [P3] 19.54 ~ 19.56 [P3]
Leicester North Jn 11/57 [SL] 12/18 [FL]   ? ?
Syston South Jn 12/04 [SL] 12/24 [SL]   19/32 [SL] ?
Sileby Jn 12/08 [SL] 12/28   19/25 [SL] 19/45 [FL]
Loughborough 12/13 [P3] [SL] 12/34   19/20 [P2] [FL] ?
East Midlands Parkway 12.22a ~ 12.25d [P3] 12.44 ~ 12.47   19.10a ~ 19.12d [P2] 19.32 ~ 19.34
Ratcliffe Jn 12/26 [FL] 12/48   ? 19/31
Trent South Jn 12/28 12/50   19/08 [FL] 19/29
Trent 12/29 [ML] 12/52   19/07 19/28

 

Location Booked Actual
Toton Jn 12/31 [ML] 12/54
Toton Centre 12/32 [ML] 12/55
Trowell Jn 12/37 [ML] ?
Langley Mill 12/43 [ML] 13/02
Ironville Jn 12/47 13/05
Alfreton 12/50 13/08
Clay Cross North Jn 12/58 [EL] 13/14
Chesterfield South Jn 13/00 [DBH] 13/18
Chesterfield 13/01 [DBH] 13/19
Tapton Jn 13/02 13/20
Beighton Jn 13/17 13/28
Treeton Jn 13/26 13/31
Masborough Jn 13/33 13/36
Aldwarke Jn 13/36 13/41
Thrybergh Jn 13*39 ~ 13*49 13/43
Mexborough Jn ? 13*49 ~ 13*53
Mexborough 13c54 ~ 13c56 13.56 ~ 13.58
Hexthorpe Jn 14/03 [AL] 14/06
Bentley Jn 14/13 14/11
Kirk Sandall Jn 14/16 [SL] 14/14 [FL]
Stainforth Jn ? 14/18 [UF-US]
Hatfield & Stainforth 14.21 ~ 14.27 14.19 ~ 14.23
Applehurst Jn 14/35 14/33
Skellow Jn 14/45 14/42
Carcroft Jn 14/48 14.44 ~ 14.49
Adwick 14/49 14/52
Doncaster 14/58 [UF] [ESL] 14/59
Potteric Carr Jn 15/04 15/12
St Catherine's Jn 15/09 15/15
Firbeck Jn 15/17 15/27
Maltby Colliery SB 15/22 15/32
Dinnington Jn 15/37 15/49
Brancliffe East Jn 15/45 15/58
Shireoaks 15p47a ~ 16p00d 16.01 ~ 16.03
Woodend Jn 16/04 16/08
Whitwell ? 16p15a ~ 16p28d
Shirebrook East Jn 16/25 16/39
Warsop Jn 16/27 16/41
Welbeck Colliery Jn 16.32 ~ 16.40 16.48 ~ 16.50
Welbeck Colliery 16.50 ~ 16.58 17.02 ~ 17.18
Welbeck Colliery Jn 17/07 17/28
Clipstone West Jn 17/10 17/35
Clipstone East Jn 17/11 17.36
Thoresby Colliery Jn 17.14 ~ 17.22 17.44 ~ 17.52
Thoresby Colliery 17.27 ~ 17.35 17.57 ~ 18.02
Thoresby Colliery Jn 17.45 ~ 17.53 18.07 ~ 18.13
Clipstone East Jn 17/56 ?
Clipstone West Jn 17/57 ?
Welbeck Colliery Jn 18/00 ?
Warsop Jn 18/03 18/32
Shirebrook Jn 18c06 ~ 18c08 18.36 ~ 18.38
Mansfield Woodhouse 18/15 18/45
Mansfield Town 18*18 ~ 18*27 18/48
Kirkby Lane End Jn 18/34 18/55
Lindleys Lane 18/36 ?
Newstead 18/42 19/01
Bestwood Park Jn 18/49 19/12
Bulwell South Jn 18/52 19/14
Radford Jn 18/58 19/19
Lenton North Jn 19/00 19/21
Lenton South Jn 19/01 19/22

Timings continue in first table.

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