30th August 2010

Compass Tours
The Western & Eastern Coastal Express / Mini-Tour of County Durham. Cleveland and Tyne Coast

Loco Used 55022 'Royal Scots Grey'
Stock Used ????

Route :
1Z44 : 04.28d Crewe to Newcastle
1Z46 : 16.45d Newcastle to Crewe

Loco Route
55022 Crewe - ??? - Hooton - Ellesmere Port - Helsby - Runcorn East - Acton Grange Jn - (via WCML) - Carnforth - Arnside - Barrow-in-Furness - Foxfield - Ravenglass - Sellafield - Workington - Currock Jn - London Road Jn - Petteril Bridge Jn - Haltwhistle - Hexham - Gateshead Metro Centre - Low Fell Jn - Durham - Ferryhill South Jn - Darlington South Jn - Dinsdale - Eaglescliffe - Stockton - Norton South Jn - Norton West Jn - Ferryhill South Jn - (via ECML) - Newcastle
55022 Newcastle - (via ECML) - York - Church Fenton - Cross Gates - Leeds - Shipley - Keighley - Skipton - Hellifield - Settle Jn - Clapham - Carnforth - (reverse of outward route) - Hooton - ??? - Crewe

Notes :
(3) The mini-tour was an add-on option for those on the main tour as well as a stand-alone option and it commenced and finished at Durham (12.39 to 17.xx). Train was delayed between Carnforth and Preston owing to three TPWS activations.


55022 on arrival at Newcastle around 2.30pm (photo: John Cowlishaw)

Source : John Cowlishaw

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Cowlishaw)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Crewe 04.28d ?   00.09a ?
Hooton ??.??a ~ 05.40d ??.?? ~ 05.45   ??.??a ~ 22.47d 23.20 or 23.23 ~ ??.??
Ellesmere Port ??.??a ~ 05.49d 05.54 ~ 05.55   ??.??a ~ 22.37d 23.04 ~ 23.05
Ince ? 06/02   ? ?
Helsby ? 06/05   ? 22/55
Frodsham ??.??a ~ 06.04d 06.10 ~ 06.11   ??.??a ~ 22.21d 22.47 ~ 22.50
Frodsham Jn ? 06/14   ? ?
Runcorn East ? 06/17   ? 22/43
Acton Grange Jn ? 06/19   ? 22/36
Warrington Bank Quay ??.??a ~ 06.19d 06.22 ~ 06.24   ??.??a ~ 22.05d 22.29 ~ 22.31
Winwick Jn ? 06/29   ? 22/26
Golborne Jn ? 06/32   ? ?
Springs Branch Jn ? 06/35   ? ?
Wigan North Western ? 06.36 ~ 06.38   ? 22.16 ~ 22.18
Balshaw Lane Jn ? 06/48   ? 22/07
Euxton Jn ? 06/49   ? ?
Farington Jn ? 06/51   ? ?
Farington Curve Jn ? 06/52   ? ?
Preston ??.??a ~ 06.54d 06.54 ~ 06.58   ??.??a ~ 21.26d 21.38 ~ 21.59
Lancaster ??.??a ~ 07.17d 07.17 ~ 07.19   ??.??a ~ 21.01d 21.12 ~ 21.15
Morecambe South Jn ? 07/23   ? 21/04
Carnforth South Jn ? 07/28   ? ?
Carnforth 07.26d or 07.43d ??? 07.31 ~ 07.35   ??.??a ~ ??.??d 20.42 ~ 20.54

 

Location Booked Actual
Arnside ? 07/44
Grange-over-Sands ? 07/49
Ulverston ? 08/00
Dalton Jn ? 08/08
Barrow-in-Furness ? 08/18
Park South Jn ? 08/27
Askham ? 08/31
Foxfield ? 08/39
Millom ? 08/46
Bootle ? 08/57
Ravenglass ? 09/00
Sellafield ? 09/08
St Bees ? 09/20
Corkickle ? 09.30 ~ 09.32
Whitehaven ? 09/32
Workington ? 09/51
Maryport ? 10/02
Aspatria ? 10/13
Wigton ? 10/23
Currock Jn ? 10/42
Bog Jn ? 10/43
London Road Jn ? 10/46
Petteril Bridge Jn ? 10.47 ~ 10.54
Wetheral ? 10/59
Brampton Fell ? 11/07
Low Row ? 11/11
Haltwhistle ? 11/21
Bardon Mill ? 11/27
Haydon Bridge ? 11/33
Hexham ? 11/42
Corbridge ? 11/45
Prudhoe ? 11/53
Wylam ? 11/55
Blaydon ? 12/00
Gateshead MetroCentre ??.??a ~ 11.55d 12.09 ~ 12.11
Low Fell Jn ? 12/18
Birtley Jn ? ??.?? ~ 12.27
Durham ??.??a ~ 12.39d 12.41 ~ 12.44
Ferryhill South Jn ? 12/54
Darlington South Jn ? 13/05
Dinsdale ? 13/10
Eaglescliffe ? 13/20
Stockton ? 13/24
Norton South Jn ? 13/27
Norton West Jn ? 13/28
Ferryhill South Jn ? 13.43 ~ 13.54
Durham ? 14/03
Birtley Jn ? 14/12
Newcastle 14.31a ~ 16.45d 14.32 ~ 17.00
Birtley Jn ? 17/07
Durham ??.??a ~ 17.02d 17.16 ~ 17.21
Ferryhill South Jn ? 17/31
Darlington ? 17/40
Northallerton ? 17/54
Thirsk ? 17/59
Tollerton ? 18/08
Skelton Jn ? 18/23
Yotk ? 18.28 ~ 18.31
Colton Jn ? 18/37
Church Fenton ? 18/41
Micklefield ? 18/45
Cross Gates ? 18/50
Neville Hill East Jn ? 18/52
Leeds ? 18.58 ~ 19.00
Whitehall Jn ? 19.02 ~ 19.13
Shipley ? 19/28
Keighley ? 19/35
Skipton ? 19/51
Hellifield ? 20/01
Settle Jn ? 20/07
Clapham ? 20/18
Wennington ? 20/26

Timings continue in first table.

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