27th February 2010

Spitfire Railtours
White Rose

Locos Used 37038, 37607 & 47826
Stock Used 4951+4905+4973+99318+4994+99722+'Ullswater' (504)+3148+3143+3150+99680

Route :
1Z37 : Crewe to Stanhope
1Z38 : Stanhope to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
37038 + 37607 (1) Crewe - Madeley - Norton Bridge - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Kingsbury Jn - Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield - Tapton Jn - Beighton Jn - Treeton Jn - Masborough Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe - Church Fenton - York - (via ECML) - Darlington - Shildon - Bishop Auckland - Stanhope
47826 (2) Stanhope - (reverse of outward route) - York
37607 + 37038 (1) York - (reverse of outward route) - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 47826 on rear.
(2) 37038 + 37607 on rear.
(3) Outward headcode originally uploaded as 1Z34 however a timing sheet subsequently received gave the outward leg as 1Z37 (which, logically, makes more sense).

Sources : Paul Braybrook, Bert Ellery, Neil Green & Scott Spencer

Photo Review


The train is seen passing Colton Jn at 10/48 (photos: Paul Braybrook)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Paul Braybrook, Bert Ellery & Scott Spencer)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe 06.16d 21.46a
Basford Hall Jn 06/28 21/42
Madeley 06/33 21/38
Norton Bridge 06/43 21/29
Stafford 06.49a ~ 07.07d 21.19a ~ 21.23d
Trent Valley Jn 07/09 21/18
Bushbury Jn 07/18 21/06
Wolverhampton North Jn 07/22 21/05
Wolverhampton 07.25a ~ 07.40d 20.59a ~ 21.03d
Dudley Port 07/47 -
Galton Jn 07/54 -
Portobello Jn - 20/53
Darlaston Jn - 20/50
Bescot Stadium - 20/49
Perry Barr North Jn - 20/40
Perry Barr West Jn - 20/39
Soho East Jn - 20/32
Soho South Jn 07/55 20/31
Birmingham New Street 08.00a ~ 08.11d 20.05a ~ 20.26d
Proof House Jn 08/13 20/02
Landor Street Jn 08/15 19/57
Water Orton 08/22 19/51
Kingsbury Jn 08/25 19/47
Tamworth HL 08/30 19/42
Wichnor Jn 08/38 19/37
Burton-on-Trent 08/44 19/32
Clay Mills Jn 08/46 19/30
North Stafford Jn 08/49 19/27
Stenson Jn 08/49 19/26
Derby 08.58a ~ 09.01d 19.15a ~ 19.19d
Broadholme 09/13 ?
Ambergate Jn 09.16 ~ 09.28 19/01
Clay Cross North Jn 09/40 18/50
Chesterfield South Jn 09/42 18/48
Chesterfield 09/43 18/46
Tapton Jn 09/44 18/46
Barrow Hill North Jn 09/51 18/29
Beighton Jn 09/57 18/21
Treeton Jn 10/00 ?
Masborough Jn 10/04 18/13
Aldwarke Jn 10/08 18/08
Swinton 10/10 18/07
Moorthorpe 10/16 17/57
Ferrybridge North Jn 10/26 17/43
Milford SB 10/35 17/32
Church Fenton 10/40 17/25
Colton Jn 10/46 17/19
York 10.52a ~ 10.54d 16.00a ~ 17.12d
Skelton Jn 10/56 15/57
Tollerton 11/07 15/49
Thirsk 11/20 15/41
Northallerton 11/26 15/32
Darlington 11.39a ~ 11.40d 15.16a ~ 15.19d
North Road ? 15/12
Heighington 11/51 15/05
Shildon 11.57a ~ 12.01d 14.55a ~ 14.59d
Bishop Auckland 12.08a ~ ??.??d ??.??a ~ 14.50d
Stanhope ??.??a ??.??d


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