15th June 2010

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
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Loco Used 67018 'Keith Heller'
Stock Used 3174+3273+1566+3267+3275+3247+3182+325+17167+10734

Route :
1Z61 : Birmingham International to York
1Z62 : York to Birmingham International

Loco Route
67018 Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Guide Bridge - Stalybridge - Marsden - Huddersfield - Mirfield East Jn - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Altofts Jn - Castleford - Milford SB - Church Fenton - York
67018 York - (reverse of outward route) - Wolverhampton - (1) Dudley Port - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - (1) Stechford - Birmingham International

Notes :
(1) Booked route was reverse of outward, but train was diverted due to problems with Noose Lane LC.


67018 at Mirfield on the return working (photo: Scott Spencer)

Sources : Scott Spencer & Nick Roberts

Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from Scott Spencer)

Location Booked Actual   Booked (rtn)
Birmingham International 06.11d 06.08   21.33a
Stechford 06/17 06/16   21/24
Aston 06/28 06/27   21/17
Perry Barr North Jn 06/32 06/31   21/11
Bescot Stadium 06/37 ?   21/06
Darlaston Jn 06/38 ?   21/05
Portobello Jn 06/43 06/42   21/02
Wolverhampton 06.53a ~ 06.58d 06.54 ~ 06.58   20.50a ~ 20.55d
Bushbury Jn 07/04 07/01   20/45
Trent Valley Jn 07/16 07/11   20/34
Stafford 07/17 07/12   20/33
Norton Bridge 07/22 07/16   20/28
Madeley 07/31 07/25   20/18
Basford Hall Jn 07/35 07/30   20/14
Crewe 07.39a ~ 07.44d ?   20.05a ~ 20.11d
Sydney Bridge Jn 07/46 ?   20/02
Sandbach 07/51 ?   19/57
Chelford Loop 08.01 ~ 08.07 ?   19/57
Alderley Edge 08/12 ?   19/44
Wilmslow 08/13 ?   19/42
Cheadle Hulme 08/23 ?   19/35
Adswood Road 08/24 ?   19/34
Edgeley No.1 Jn 08/29 ?   19/32
Stockport 08/29 ?   19/29
Heaton Norris Jn 08/35 ?   19/29
Ash Bridge Jn 08/37 ?   19/26
Denton Station Jn 08/41 ?   19/22
Denton Jn 08/42 ?   19/21
Guide Bridge 08/55 ?   19/19
Stalybridge 09/00 ?   19/14
Greenfield 09/06 ?   19/11
Diggle Jn 09.10 ~ 09.21 ?   19/07
Marsden 09/28 ?   19/02
Huddersfield 09/40 ?   18/52
Heaton Lodge Jn 09/48 ?   18/47
Mirfield East Jn 09/49 ?   18/41
Thornhill LNW Jn 09/49 ?   ?
Horbury Jn 10/04 ?   17/55
Wakefield Kirkgate 10/11 ?   17/49
Altofts Jn 10/20 ?   17/44
Castleford 10/26 ?   17/40
Milford SB 10/40 ?   17/32
Church Fenton 10/47 ?   17/26
Colton Jn 10/58 ?   17/19
York 11.06a ?   17.12d


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