20th March 2010

Spitfire Railtours
Cumbrian Crusader II

Locos Used 20301, 20304, 37601, 37608, 47851 (for ETS only), 57002, 66432 & 66843
Stock Used 3350+3431+3395+3352+99678+99318+4973+4905+99722+4951+9440

Route :
1Z57 : Birmingham International to Carlisle
1Z55 : Carlisle to Birmingham International

Loco(s) Route
57002 (1) Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn [D&US]
20304 + 20301 (2) (5) Castle Bromwich Jn - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street
57002 (1) Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Four Oaks - Lichfield City - (5) Wichnor Jn - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Jn - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross South Jn - Chesterfield (5) - Dore - Sheffield (5) - Wincobank Station Jn - Holmes Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe - South Kirkby Jn - Hare Park Jn (5) - Wakefield Westgate - Holbeck Jn - Leeds
20304 + 20301 (2) Leeds - (5) Whitehall Jn - Shipley - Keighley - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
66843 + 66432 (3) Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - Hexham - Newcastle
37608 + 37601 (4) Newcastle - (via ECML) - Skelton Jn - York Yard South Jn - Colton Jn - Milford Jn - Moorthorpe -  - Sheffield - (reverse of outward route) - Wichnor Jn - Tamworth HL - Kingsbury Jn - (6) - Water Orton - Landor Street Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International

Notes :
(1) Plus 47851, 20304 + 20301 on rear.
(2) 57002 + 47851 on rear.
(3) Plus 47851, 37608 + 37601 on rear.
(4) 47851 on rear.
(5) Brian Gooch comments: The outward run was booked for 57 Birmingham International Chesterfield Beighton Jn Sheffield (reverse) then a pair of class 20s to Carlisle.  Due to vandalism that had resulted in a preceding train striking debris on the line the train was diverted between Birmingham & Burton, losing close to 2 hours at a very early stage. The delay had been reduced to 70 minutes at Chesterfield, and to recover more time it was routed direct from Chesterfield to Sheffield and on to Leeds (including a diversion in the Wakefield Area) with 57002 + 47851 leading throughout and 20301 + 20304 on the rear.  Reversal was instead at Leeds, with the 20s leading to Carlisle.
(6) Was booked via Whitacre Jn - but did it go that way?

Sources : Richard Moxon, Brian Gooch, Stuart Smith & Nick Bartlett

Photo Review


57002 & 47851 at Birmingham International (photo: Nick Bartlett)


20304 & 20301 on arrival into Carlisle (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66843, 66432 & 47851 wait to leave Carlisle (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Final leg and 37601 plus 37608 are seen at Newcastle (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Birmingham International 05.05d ??.?? [P1]   22.00a ??.?? [P1] 218.73
4.33 Stechford 05/12 ?   21/50 ? 214.40
7.30 Aston 05/21 ? [P1]   21/42 ? 211.43
8.75 Perry Barr 05/25 ?   21/39 ? 209.78
9.45 Perry Barr West Jn 05/29 ?   21/37 ? 209.28
11.44 Soho East Jn 05/38 ?   21/34 ? 207.29
11.77 Soho South Jn 05/46 ?   21/32 ? 206.76
13.78 Birmingham New Street 05.51a ~ 06.00d ? [P3]   21.18a ~ 21.27d ? [P10] 204.75
14.66 Proof House Jn 06/03 ?   21/15 ? 204.07
15.43 Landor Street Jn 06/05 ?   21/13 ? 203.30
??.?? Castle Bromwich Jn ??/?? ??.?? ~ ??.??   ? ? ?
21.49 Water Orton 06/12 DIV   21/07 ? 197.24
- Whitacre Jn   20/59 ? 194.39
25.55 Kingsbury Jn 06/16 DIV   20/53 ? 192.09
31.36 Tamworth HL 06/22 DIV   20/45 ? 186.28
??.?? Landor Street Jn DIV ?  
??.?? Proof House Jn DIV ?  
??.?? Birmingham New Street DIV ? [P9]  
??.?? Proof House Jn DIV ?  
??.?? Aston DIV ? [P1]  
??.?? Lichfield City DIV ?  
38.72 Wichnor Jn 06/28 ?   20/40 ? 178.72
44.27 Burton-on-Trent 06.35a ~ 06.39d ? [P1]   20.29a ~ 20.32d ? 173.37
46.40 Clay Mills Jn 06/42 ?   20/26 ? 171.24
50.00 North Stafford Jn 06/45 ?   20/23 ? 167.64
50.44 Stenson Jn 06/46 ?   20/22 ? 167.20
55.28 Derby 06.56a ~ 07.23d ? [P1]   20.13a ~ 20.15d ? [P2] 162.36
65.21 Ambergate Jn 07/37 ?   20/02 ? 152.43
75.50 Clay Cross North Jn 07/50 ?   19/52 ? 142.14
? Chesterfield South Jn 07/53 ?   19/50 ? ?
79.39 Chesterfield 07.55a ~ 07.58d ?   19.45a ~ 19.48d ? 138.25
79.78 Tapton Jn 08/01 ?   19/43 ? 137.66
82.65 Barrow Hill North Jn 08/06 DIV  
88.67 Beighton Jn 08/17 DIV  
90.17 Woodhouse Jn 08/21 DIV  
94.06 Woodburn Jn 08/29 DIV  
95.03 Nunnery Main Line Jn 08/32 DIV  
??.?? Dore Station Jn DIV ?   19/36 ? 129.73
95.40
0.00
Sheffield 08.36a ~ 09.00d ? [DPL] [P1]   19.25a ~ 19.30d [P5] ? 126.05
0.37 Nunnery Main Line Jn 09/02 ?   19/23 ? 125.48
3.12 Wincobank Station Jn 09/06 ?   19/15 ? 122.73
5.03 Holmes Jn 09/09 ?   19/14 ? 121.02
8.20 Aldwarke Jn 09/13 ?   19/11 ? 117.55
10.31 Swinton 09/16 ?   19/08 ? 115.54
18.07 Moorthorpe 09/23 ?   18/58 ? 107.78

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
18.64 South Kirkby Jn 09/24 ?
24.63 Hare Park Jn 09/31 ?
26.12 Crofton West Jn 09/35 DIV
27.17 Calder Bridge Jn 09/40 DIV
27.67 Turners Lane Jn 09/43 DIV
31.09 Altofts Jn 09/49 DIV
32.46 Methley Jn 09/51 DIV
37.51 Stourton Jn 09/57 DIV
40.29 Engine Shed Jn 10/06 DIV
??.?? Wakefield Westgate DIV ? [DM]
??.?? Holbeck Jn DIV ?
??.?? Leeds DIV ??.?? ~ ??.?? [P8] [D]
40.51 Whitehall Jn 10.08 ~ 10.12 ?
41.31 Armley Jn 10/15 ?
46.77 Apperley Jn 10/21 ?
50.43 Dockfield Jn 10/26 ?
50.69 Shipley 10/27 ?
57.03 Keighley 10/37 ?
66.18 Skipton 10/50 ? [P4]
76.17 Hellifield 11/07 ?
79.39 Settle Jn 11/11 ?
87.40 Horton-in-Ribblesdale 11/21 ?
92.17 Ribblehead 11/28 ?
93.36 Blea Moor 11/31 ?
101.50 Garsdale 11/42 ?
111.44 Kirkby Stephen 11/52 ?
122.19 Appleby 12/04 ?
126.79 Kirkby Thore SB 12/11 ?
129.52 Culgaith SB LC 12/14 ?
137.47 Lazonby & Kirkoswald 12/22 ?
144.52 Low House SB 12/30 ?
152.09 Petteril Bridge Jn 12/40 ?
152.28 London Road Jn 12/41 ?
153.01
0.00
Carlisle 12.45a ~ 14.43d [P4] ??.?? ~ ??.?? [P3]
0.38 London Road Jn 14/46 ?
0.57 Petteril Bridge Jn 14/47 ?
? Corby Gates SB 14/52 ?
10.06 Brampton Fell 14/59 ?
13.72 Low Row SB 15/04 ?
22.66 Haltwhistle 15/16 ?
31.51 Haydon Bridge 15/27 ?
39.17 Hexham 15/35 ?
49.38 Prudhoe 15/46 ?
51.48 Wylam 15/53 ?
56.00 Blaydon 16/01 ?
58.00 Metro Centre 16/06 ?
59.42 Norwood Jn 16/09 ?
60.65 King Edward Bridge South Jn 16/14 ? [DS]
61.39
0.00
Newcastle 16.19a ~ 16.37d [P2] ??.?? ~ ??.?? [P2]
0.54 King Edward Bridge South Jn 16/39 ? [UF]
4.67 Birtley Jn 16/43 ?
14.03 Durham 16/50 ?
21.25 Tursdale Jn 16/57 ?
23.79 Ferryhill South Jn 16/59 ?
36.06 Darlington 17/09 ? [UM]
50.20 Northallerton 17/20 ? [US]
58.00 Thirsk 17/30 ? [UF]
70.47 Tollerton Jn 17/39 ?
78.46 Skelton Jn 17/47 ? [US]
79.67 York Yard South Jn 17/52 ?
85.21 Colton Jn 17/59 ?
90.38 Church Fenton 18/09 ?
94.64 Milford Jn 18/18 ?
98.76 Ferrybridge North Jn 18/33 ?

Timings continue in the first table.

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