3rd October 2009

UK Railtours
The Peak Forest Ranger

Locos Used 67001 & 67008
Stock Used 17015+3120+3119+1691+3149+3066+1699+3097+3098+1813+5009+5341

Route :
1Z39 : Watford Junction to Buxton
1Z40 : Buxton to Stevenage

Loco(s) Route
67008 (1) Watford Junction - Camden Jn - Copenhagen Jn - Finsbury Park - Welwyn Garden City - Stevenage (via ECML) - Retford - Worksop - Sheffield - Chinley East Jn - Peak Forest - Buxton Up Relief Sidings
67001 (2) Buxton Up Relief Sidings - Buxton
67008 (1) Buxton - Buxton Up Relief Sidings
67001 (2) Buxton Up Relief Sidings - Peak Forest - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Northenden Jn - Altrincham - Northwich - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe - (via WCML) - Rugby - Northampton - Watford Jn - Camden Jn - Copenhagen Jn - Finsbury Park - Welwyn Garden City - Stevenage

Notes :
(1) 67001 on rear.
(2) 67008 on rear.
(3) LASERman comments: The Tour ran almost exactly as planned and timed. The only variations being a late start setting back at Watford Junction to get behind the signal as train too long to fit between signals at platform 9. Then crossing move FL-SL north of Peterborough being done at Tallington rather than New England North, platform 3 instead of booked 1 at Sandbach (has to run via 3 as no crossover to get to 1!), and platform 1 instead of 5 at Crewe presumably as relief crew there early enabling train to depart early and then gradually lose time un-noticeably except for brief stop at Rugby ensuring a right time return.

Source : LASERman (joined/left the train at Watford Junction)

Photo Review


67001 at the buffer-stops of Buxton (photo: LASERman)


67008 on the rear of the train, on the return leg, at Crewe (photo: Dan Adkins)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from LASERman & Dan Adkins)

M.C

Location

Booked

Actual

0.00

Watford Junction

07.42d [P9] [SL]

07.46

6.05

Harrow & Wealdstone

07/48

07/52

9.31

Wembley Central

07/51

07/56

?

Harlesden Jn

07/54

07/57

12.12

Willesden West London Jn

07/58

07/58

15.61

Camden Jn

08/01

08/02

16.51

Camden Road Jn

08/13

08/08

16.76

Camden Road East Jn

08/15

08/09

17.30

Copenhagen Jn

08/19 [SL]

08/15

?

Holloway South Jn

08/21

08/17

19.07

Finsbury Park

08.23a ~ 08.26d [P5]

08.20 ~ 08.26

21.44

Alexandra Palace

08/31

08/31

29.23

Potters Bar

08.42a ~ 08.45d [P4] [FL]

08.42 ~ 08.48

36.71

Welwyn Garden City

08/53

08/53

40.39

Woolmer Green

08/56 [SL]

08/56

44.11

Stevenage

09.00a ~ 09.02d [P4]

09.01 ~ 09.03

48.40

Hitchin

09/07

09/09

60.56

Sandy

09/17 [FL]

09/19

75.36

Huntingdon

09/26

09/31

85.72

Holme

09/34

09/37

92.75

Peterborough

09/41 [FL]

09/42

?

New England North Jn

09/43 [SL]

09/43

?

Helpston

09/49

09/46

101.30

Tallington

09/55

09/50 [SL]

116.27

Stoke

10/10

10/07

122.04

Grantham

10/15

10/13

131.73

Claypole

10/22

10/20

136.54

Newark Northgate

10/25

10/23

?

Newark Flat Crossing

10/26

10/23

155.15

Retford

10c40 ~ 10c42

10.37 ~ 10.39

156.16

Thrumpton West Jn

10/52

10/43

162.66

Worksop

11/00

10/52

163.62

Shireoaks East Jn

11/02

10/53

165.65

Brancliffe East Jn

11/05

10/55

167.71

Kiveton Park

11/07

10/57

172.68

Woodhouse Jn

11/13

11/03

177.15

Woodburn Jn

11/19

11/09

178.12

Nunnery Main Line Jn

11/22

11/19

178.49

Sheffield

11*24 ~ 11*30 [P8]

11.23 ~ 11.30

182.39

Dore Station Jn

11/40

11/38

183.17

Dore West Jn

11/41

11/40

184.21

Totley Tunnel East

11/42

11/41

187.71

Grindleford

11/46

11/46

191.34

Bamford

11/49

11/49

194.21

Earles SB

11/52

11/53

198.24

Edale

11/56

12/01

202.53

Chinley East Jn

12/01

12/10

203.30

Chinley South Jn

12c03 ~ 12c05

12/11

207.28

Peak Forest SB

12/15

12/24

208.03

Great Rocks Jn

12t18 ~ 12t19

12.26 ~ 12.27

?

Topley Pike

12/28

12/36

?

Buxton SB

12t34 ~ 12t35

12.46 ~ 12.47

214.06

Buxton Up Relief Sidings

12.37 ~ 13.07

12.51 ~ 13.03

?

Buxton SB

13.08 ~ 13.09

?

214.48

Buxton

13.14a ~ 15.30d [P2]

13.07 ~ 15.30

?

Buxton SB

15t34 ~ 15t35

?

215.10

Buxton Up Relief Sidings

15.37 ~ 15.47

15.35 ~ 15.42

?

Buxton SB

15t49 ~ 15t50

?

?

Topley Pike

15/57

15/52

221.13

Great Rocks Jn

16t05 ~ 16t06

16/03

221.68

Peak Forest SB

16/11

16/05

225.66

Chinley South Jn

16/18

16/17

226.49

Chinley North Jn

16/19

16/18

?

Chinley

16c21 ~ 16c23

16/20

230.22

New Mills South Jn

16/27

16/22

235.51

Hazel Grove High Level Jn

16/36

16/29

242.14

Northenden Jn

16/50

16/46

246.07

Deansgate Jn

16/56

16/55

246.31

Navigation Road

16/57

16/56

246.62

Altrincham

16/58

16/57

247.48

Hale

17/00

16/59

251.07

Mobberley

17/07

17.06 ~ 17.09

?

Plumley West SB

17/14

17/18

?

Northwich East Jn

17/19

17/22

259.61

Northwich

17/22

17/24

260.16

Northwich South Jn

17/24

17/26

265.06

Middlewich

17/39

?

268.66

Sandbach

18/02 [P1] [FL]

(17.59) ~ 18.03 [P3]

272.40

Sydney Bridge Jn

18/07

18/12

273.20

Crewe Manchester Loop

18*12 ~ 18*33

18/14

273.36

Crewe

18c36 ~ 18c40 [P5] [SL]

18.16 ~ 18.20 [P1]

275.20

Basford Hall Jn

18/46

18/24

281.42

Madeley

18/51

?

292.44

Norton Bridge

19/03

18/40

297.73

Stafford

19/14 [P4]

18/49

?

Trent Valley Jn

19/15

?

300.69

Whitehouse Jn

19/18

18/57

304.28

Colwich

19/21 [SL]

19/00

307.14

Rugeley North Jn

19/24

19/03

315.53

Lichfield North Jn

19/31

19/09

?

Amington Jn

19/37

19/15

334.26

Nuneaton

19/44 [P5]

19/25

?

Rugby Trent Valley Jn

19/56

?

348.76

Rugby

19/58 [P6]

19.43 ~ 19.46

?

Hillmorton Jn

20/00

?

358.26

Long Buckby

20/10

19/58

367.75

Northampton

20/19 [UML]

19/12

377.16

Hanslope Jn

20/28 [FL]

20/28

383.78

Milton Keynes Central

20/33

20/33

387.17

Bletchley

20/37

20/35

395.47

Ledburn Jn

20/44

?

402.10

Tring

20/52

20/45

?

Bourne End Jn

20/57 [SL]

20/51

416.28

Watford Junction

21.05a ~ 21.08d [P9]

21.05 ~ 21.07

422.33

Harrow & Wealdstone

21/14

?

425.59

Wembley Central

21/19

?

?

Harlesden Jn

21/22

?

428.40

Willesden West London Jn

21/24

?

432.09

Camden Jn

21/27

?

432.79

Camden Road Jn

21/37

?

433.24

Camden Road East Jn

21/39

?

433.58

Copenhagen Jn

21/46 [SL]

?

?

Holloway South Jn

21/48

?

435.35

Finsbury Park

21.50a ~ 21.53d [P5]

?

437.72

Alexandra Palace

21/58

?

445.51

Potters Bar

22.12a ~ 22.14d [P4] [FL]

?

453.19

Welwyn Garden City

22/22

?

456.67

Woolmer Green

22/25 [FL]

?

460.30

Stevenage

22.29a [P3]

?


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