1st August 2009

Spitfire Railtours
Cumbrian Crusader

Locos Used 37087, 37604, 37607, 37676, 57007 & 66430
Stock Used 4836+4856+4984+4994+99722+4905+5028+99678+99675+99672+5239+99680

Route :
1Z20 : Wolverhampton to Carlisle
1Z21 : Carlisle to Wolverhampton

Loco(s) Route
66430 (1) Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - [via Up Stour and connecting line to Up Derby] - Grand Jn - Landor Street Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Water Orton - Whitacre Jn - Kingsbury Jn - Tamworth - Burton-on-Trent - North Staffs Jn - Stenson Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Trent West Jn - Trent East Jn - Toton Centre - Trowell Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway - Clay Cross Jn - Chesterfield - Dronfield - Dore South Jn - Sheffield - Meadowhall - Holmes Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Aldwarke Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Wakefield Westgate - Outwood - Holbeck Jn - Whitehall Jn - Leeds
37607 + 37604 (2) Leeds - Armley Jn - Keighley - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
37087 + 37676 (3) Carlisle - Penrith - Shap - Oxenholme - Carnforth - Lancaster - Preston - Lostock Hall - Farington Curve Jn - Bamber Bridge - Blackburn [U&D Goods] (4)
37087 + 37676 Blackburn [U&D Goods] - Accrington - Burnley - Copy Pit - Hebden Bridge - Bradley Wood Jn - Mirfield - Healey Mills - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate (5) (6) - Normanton - Altoft Jn - Engine Shed Jn - Whitehall Jn - Copley Hill East Jn - Copley Hill West Jn - Outwood - Wakefield Westgate - South Kirkby Jn (7) - Adwick - Doncaster - Mexborough - Conisbrough - (7) Swinton - Aldwarke Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Meadowhall - Sheffield - Dore South Jn - Dronfield - Chesterfield - Clay Cross Jn - Alfreton - Pye Bridge Jn - Langley Mill - Trowell Jn - Toton Centre - Trent East Jn - Trent West Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn - North Staffs Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Tamworth - Water Orton - Castle Bromwich Jn - Landor Street Jn - Grand Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street (8)

Notes :
(1) 37604 + 37607 dead-on-rear.
(2) 66430 dead-on-rear.
(3) 57007 dead-on-rear.
(4) 57007 was removed due to having suffered a slipped tyre due to a brake locking on.
(5) Routing on the return was changed from reversing at Wakefield Kirkgate to go via Barnsley to Sheffield, due to clearance issues with the Roof Mounted horns on the 37s at Tankersley Tunnel. The train would then have reversed at Sheffield. This was cancelled when 57007 was removed at Blackburn.
(6) Train was held outside the station due to a points failure.
(7) Train diverted due to cable theft on the booked route (Dearne Valley).
(8) Train terminated at Birmingham New Street owing to late running. Buses were used to transport passengers back to Wolverhampton.

Sources : Rob Terrace & Nigel Benning

Photo Review


37607 & 37604 on arrival into Carlisle (photo: Simon Cresswell)


37087 & 37676 wait to leave Carlisle (photo: Simon Cresswell)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Simon Cresswell & Nigel Benning)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Wolverhampton 06.15d ? [P2]   23.40a CANX 128.72
5.46 Dudley Port 06/22 ?   23/33 CANX 123.26
9.11 Galton Jn 06/25 ?   23/28 CANX 119.61
10.69 Soho South Jn 06/27 ?   23/26 CANX 118.03
12.70 Birmingham New Street 06.32a ~ 06.37d ? [P7]   23.19a ~ 23.22d ??.?? ~ CANX [P9] 116.02
13.58 Proof House Jn 09/39 ?   23/16 ? 115.14
14.35 Landor Street Jn 06/41 ?   23/13 ? 114.37
20.41 Water Orton 06/49 ? [D/UF]   23/07 ? 108.31
22.27 Whitacre Jn 07/04 ?   ? ? 106.45
24.47 Kingsbury Jn 07/17 ?   23/03 ? 104.25
30.28 Tamworth HL 07/21 ?   22/57 ? 98.44
37.64 Wichnor Jn 07/28 ?   22/51 ? 91.08
43.19 Burton-on-Trent 07.35a ~ 07.38d ??.?? ~ 07.38 [P1]   22.42a ~ 22.44d 00.05 ~ ??.?? [P2] 85.53
45.32 Clay Mills Jn 07/42 ?   22/38 ? 83.40
48.72 North Stafford Jn 07/46 ?   22/35 ? 80.00
49.36 Stenson Jn 07/47 07/47   22/34 ? 79.36
61.70 Sheet Stores Jn 08/05 08/06   22/02 ? 67.02
62.32 Trent 08/08 08/08   21/57 ? 66.40
64.42 Toton Jn 08/09 ?   21/52 ? 64.30
65.00 Toton Centre 08/10 ?   21/51 ? 63.72
68.25 Trowell Jn 08/14 ?   21/48 ? 60.47
73.04 Langley Mill 08/20 08/19   21/42 ? 55.68
76.35 Ironville Jn 08/24 08/22   21/38 ? 52.37
79.23 Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway 08.28a ~ 08.32d 08.27 ~ 08.32   21.30a ~ 21.34d 23.18 ~ 23.20 49.49
85.47 Clay Cross South Jn 08/38 ?   21/22 ? 43.25
? Chesterfield South Jn 08/40 08/42   21/20 23/02 ?
89.36 Chesterfield 08/41 08/43   21/19 ? 39.36
89.75 Tapton Jn 08/41 ?   21/18 ? 38.77
97.68 Dore Station Jn 08/51 08/51   21/10 ? 31.04
101.56 Sheffield 08.57a ~ 09.01d 08.59 ~ 09.01 [P2]   21.00a ~ 21.03d 22.45 ~ 22.47 [P5] 27.16
102.13 Nunnery Main Line Jn 09/03 09/04   20/58 ? 26.59
104.68 Wincobank Station Jn 09/07 09/07   20/54 ? 24.04

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
107.10 Masborough Jn 09/10 09/11
109.76 Aldwarke Jn 09/13 09/13
112.07 Swinton 09/15 09/15
119.63 Moorthorpe 09/23 09/22
120.40 South Kirkby Jn 09/24 09/23
126.39 Hare Park Jn 09/30 ?
130.31 Wakefield Westgate 09.36a ~ 09.38d 09.36 ~ 09.38 [P1]
? Copley Hill West Jn 09/52 09/54
139.67 Whitehall Jn 09/54 ?
140.15 Leeds West Jn 09/54 09/56
140.38
0.00
Leeds 09.56a ~ 10.12d 09.58 ~ 10.13 [P12]
0.23 Leeds West Jn 10/13 ?
1.31 Armley Jn 10/15 10/17
6.77 Apperley Jn 10/22 10/23
10.43 Dockfield Jn 10/26 10/29
10.69 Shipley 10/27 10/30
17.03 Keighley 10/35 10/38
26.18 Skipton 10/50 10/52
36.17 Hellifield 11/04 11/04
39.39 Settle Jn 11/07 11/07
47.40 Horton-in-Ribblesdale 11/16 ?
52.17 Ribblehead 11/22 11.24 ~ 11.26
53.36 Blea Moor 11/25 11/31
61.50 Garsdale 11/36 11/43
71.44 Kirkby Stephen 11/46 11/53
82.19 Appleby 11/59 12/03
86.79 Kirkby Thore SB 12/05 12/10
89.52 Culgaith SB LC 12/08 12/12
97.47 Lasonby & Kirkoswald 12/16 12/20
104.52 Low House Crossing SB 12/23 12/28
107.74 Howe & Co Sidings 12/26 12/32
112.09 Petteril bridge Jn 12/38 12/37
112.28 London Road Jn 12/39 12/38
113.01
0.00
Carlisle 12.42a ~ 16.20d [P3] 12.40 ~ 16.21 [P3]
17.69 Penrith 16/37 16/41
36.71 Tebay 16/56 ?
50.01 Oxenholme Lake District 17/08 17/10
63.01 Carnforth North Jn 17/21 17/21
67.16 Morecambe South Jn 17/25 17/24
69.09 Lancaster 17/27 17/26
90.00 Preston 17/50 17.47 ~ 17.59 [P5]
91.49 Farington Curve Jn 17/53 18/04
93.11 Lostock Hall Jn 17/56 18/07
? Bolton Jn ? 18.22 ~ 18.58
102.11 Blackburn 18/22 19.02 ~ 19.18 [U/DG]
102.58 Daisyfield Jn 18/23 ?
107.33 Accrington 18/30 19/32
112.52 Gannow Jn 18/38 19/40
117.69 Copy Pit 18/46 19/52
122.23 Hall Royd Jn 18/56 20/02
126.12 Hebden Bridge 19/06 20/08
131.62 Milner Royd Jn 19/20 20/16
133.39 Greetland Jn 19/22 20/18
138.21 Bradley Wood Jn 19/27 20/23
140.09 Heaton Lodge East Jn 19/34 20/25
140.74 Mirfield East Jn 19/38 ?
142.34 Thornhill LNW Jn 19/39 20/28
148.00 Horbury Jn 19/49 20/36 [US]
150.24
0.00
Wakefield Kirkgate 19.54a ~ 20.11d 21.17 ~ 21.24 [P1]
2.24 Horbury Jn 20/21 DIV
11.12 Barnsley 20/25 DIV
19.68 Chapeltown 20/47 DIV
21.32 Ecclesfield West SB 20/50 DIV
? Wakefield Westgate DIV 21.54 ~ 21.58
? Doncaster DIV 22.15 ~ 22.17 [P8]
? Swinton DIV 22/29

Timings continue in first table.

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