8th May 2010

Mid-Cheshire Rail Users Association
The Great Western Express

Locos Used 67010 & 67021
Stock used 12 coach Riviera Trains set

Route :
1Z59 : Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z60 : Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly

Loco(s) Route
67010 (1) Manchester Piccadilly - Slade Lane Jn - Stockport - Northenden Jn - Altrincham - Knutsford - Northwich - Mouldsworth - Chester
67021 (2) Chester - Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley) - Nuneaton - Bedworth - Coventry - Kenilworth - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Aynho Jn - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Wootton Bassett Jn - Chippenham - Bath Spa - North Somerset Jn - Bristol Temple Meads
67010 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Chester
67021 (2) Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
(1) 67021 on rear.
(2) 67010 on rear.
(3) There was an option to visit the East Somerset Railway.
(4) It is reported that 67010 was a last-minute substitute for 67025 which had been failed.

Sources : various including Richard Hughes (joined/left the train at Knutsford)

Photo Review


67021 at Chester in the morning (photo: John Cowlishaw)


67010 enters Bath with the return leg (photo: John Cowlishaw)


From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from various including Richard Hughes & Scott Spencer)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Manchester Piccadilly 06.22d [P8] [FL] ?   23.05a [P8] 22.49
Ardwick Jn 06/24 ?   23/02 ?
Slade Lane Jn 06/26 [SL] ?   23/00 [FL] ?
Heaton Norris Jn 06/29 ?   22/46 ?
Stockport 06.31a ~ 06.34d [P1] [FL] ?   22.40a ~ 22.44d [P3] [SL] ?
Edgeley No.2 06/36 ?   22/38 [FL] ?
Cheadle Village Jn 06/38 ?   22/33 ?
Sharston Jn 06/40 ?   22/31 ?
Northenden Jn 06/45 ?   22/30 ?
Deansgate Jn 06/51 ?   22/24 ?
Navigation Road 06/52 ?   22/23 ?
Altrincham 06.56a ~ 06.59d ?   22.19a ~ 22.21d ?
Hale 07.03a ~ 07.07d ?   22.11a ~ 22.13d ?
Mobberley 07.13a ~ 07.17d ?   22.02a ~ 22.04d ?
Knutsford 07.22a ~ 07.25d ??.?? ~ 07.25   21.55a ~ 21.57d 21.59 ~ ??.??
Plumley 07.30a ~ 07.34d 07.30 ~ 07.33   21.48a ~ 21.50d 21.52 ~ 21.53
Plumley West SB 07/36 ?   21/47 ?
Northwich 07.43a ~ 07.46d 07.39 ~ 07.46   21.41a ~ 21.43d 21.44 ~ 21.46
Greenbank 07.51a ~ 07.55d 07.52 ~ 07.55   21.34a ~ 21.36d 21.37 ~ 21.39
Cuddington 08.02a ~ 08.06d 08.00 ~ 08.06   21.27a ~ 21.29d 21.31 ~ 21.33
Mouldsworth 08.15a ~ 08.19d 08.17 ~ 08.19   21.16a ~ 21.18d 21.19 ~ 21.21
Mickle Trafford 08/26 ?   21/09 21/13
Chester 08.32a ~ 09.02d [P3] 08.31 ~ 09.02   20.53a ~ 21.03d [P4] 20.54 ~ 21.07
Beeston Castle SB 09/16 09/16   20/43 20/44
Crewe 09.27a ~ 09.31d [P12] [SL] 09.32 ~ 09.36   20.28a ~ 20.31d [P11] 20.29 ~ 20.32
Basford Hall Jn 09/37 ?   20/25 20/24
Madeley 09/42 09/47   20/20 20/20
Norton Bridge 09/53 09/56   20/12 20/12
Stafford 09/59 [P4] 10/03   20/07 [DFL] 20/07
Trent Valley Jn 10/00 10/05   ? ?
Whitehouse Jn 10/04 [FL] ?   ? ?
Colwich 10/08 10/11   19/58 20/00
Rugeley North Jn 10/11 10/14   19/54 19/58
Lichfield TV North Jn 10/16 ?   19/48 19/51
Amington Jn 10/22 ?   19/43 [FL] 19/39
Ashby Jn 10/30 [DSL] ?   ? ?
Nuneaton 10/32 [P2] 10/39   19/21 [P2] [SL] 19/22
Chilvers Coton Jn 10/34 ?   19/19 [UB] ?
Hawkesbury Lane 10/40 10/47   19/03 19/03
Three Spires Jn 10/42 ?   19/00 19/00
Coundon Road LC 10/46 10/52   18/57 18/57
Coventry 10/53 [P2] 10/56   18/53 [P3] 18/54
Gibbet Hill Jn 10/58 ?   18/44 ?
Kenilworth 11/00 11/04   18/42 ?
Milverton Jn 11/05 ?   18/36 18/36
Leamington Spa 11/08 [UM] 11/10   18/32 [DM] 18/30
Fenny Compton 11/19 11/21   18/20 18/20
Banbury 11/26 11/28   18/13 18/14
Aynho Jn 11/31 11/33   18/09 18/10
Heyford 11/37 [P1] 11/37   18/05 [P2] 18/06
Wolvercot Jn 11/46 11/44   17/58 17/59
Oxford 11.51a ~ 11.53d [P1] 11.49 ~ 11.54   17.52a ~ 17.54d [P2] 17.52 ~ 17.55
Kennington Jn 11/57 11/58   17/48 17/56
Didcot North Jn 12/04 12/05   17/41 17/39
Foxhall Jn 12/06 [ML] 12/08   17/39 17/37
Wantage Road 12/15 12/15   17/33 17/30
Challow 12/17 12/17   17/30 [ML] 17/28
Uffington 12/19 12/19   17/28 17/26
Swindon 12/27 [P4] 12/26   17/19 [UML] 17/19
Wootton Bassett Jn 12/32 ?   17/09 ?
Chippenham 12/40 12/37   17/01 17/07
Thingley East Jn 12/41 ?   17/00 17/05
Thingley Jn 12/42 12/39   ? ?
Bathampton Jn 12/50 12/46   16/53 16/57
Bath Spa 12.53a ~ 12.55d [P1] 12.49 ~ 12.54   16.47a ~ 16.49d [P2] 16.49 ~ 16.53
North Somerset Jn 13/06 13/05   16/37 16/37
Bristol East Jn 13/07 [DM] 13/06   16/36 16/36
Bristol Temple Meads 13.09a [P8] 13.08   16.34d [P8] [UM] 16.34


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