26th February 2011

Railway Touring Company
Buxton Spa Express

Locos Used steam: 5690 'Leander' & 44871
Stock Used 17025+9392+3136+99371+99316+99121+99127+99128+1861+4940+5222

Route :
1Z65 : Lancaster to Buxton
1Z67 : Buxton to Lancaster

Loco(s) Route
5690 Lancaster - Preston - Euxton Jn - Wigan North Western - Golborne Jn - Parkside Jn - Astley - Eccles UGL (1)
44871 + 5690 Eccles UGL - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Hazel Grove - Chapel-en-le-Frith - Buxton
44871 (2) Buxton - Buxton URS
44871 + 5690 Buxton URS - Great Rocks Jn - Chinley East Jn - Edale - Dore West Jn - Sheffield - Nunnery Main Lien Jn - Meadowhall - Holmes Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Swinton - Moorthorpe - South Kirkby Jn - Hare Park Jn - Crofton West Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Horbury Jn - Brighouse - Hebden Bridge - Hall Royd Jn - Rochdale - Castleton East Jn - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Miles Platting Jn - Manchester Victoria
5690 Manchester Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Lancaster

Notes :
(1) 44871 added at Eccles UGL instead of Manchester Victoria.
(2) 5690 on rear.

Sources : Nick Wason (on train throughout, to Preston on return) & Richard Moxon

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Wason)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Lancaster 07.12d [P4] 07.12 [P4]   20.40a [P3] ? 57.54
20.78 Preston 07.37a ~ 08.02d [P5] 07.39 ~ 08.02 [P5]   19.42a ~ 20.16d [P6] 20.12 ~ ??.?? [P6] 36.56
26.34 Euxton Jn 08/08 [UF] 08/11 [UF]   19/32 [DS] 20/01 [DS] 31.20
28.37 Balshaw Lane Jn 08/11 [UF] 08/13 [UF]   19/28 [DF] 19/59 [DS] 29.17
36.08 Wigan North Western 08.17a ~ 08.19d [P4] 08.24 ~ 08.26 [P4]   19.15a ~ 19.17d [P5] 19.42 ~ 19.43 [P5] 31.20
37.37 Springs Branch Jn 08/21 08/29   19/14 19/39 20.17
42.02 Golborne Jn 08/26 08/36   19/08 19/32 15.52
42.60 Parkside Jn 08/28 08/38   19/05 19/30 14.74
48.58 Astley 08/36 08/46   18/59 19/21 8.76
53.63
0.00
Eccles 08L42 ~ 09L10 [UGL] 08.53 ~ 09.28 [UGL]   18/53 [DCM] 19/15 [UCM] 3.71
2.59 Ordsall Lane Jn 09/17 09/35   18/47 19/10 1.12
3.71 Manchester Victoria 09.22a ~ 09.46d [P3] 09.44 ~ 09.46 [P3]   18L26a ~ 18L43d [P3] 18.55 ~ 19.04 [P3] 0.00
111.23
5.21 Miles Platting Jn 09/52 09/50   18/22 18/52 [UF-US] 109.73

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
9.32 Ashton Moss North Jn 10/01 09/58
12.53 Denton Jn 10/08 10/03
16.63 Heaton Norris Jn 10/17 [UF] 10/17 [US]
17.38 Stockport 10/19 [P2] 10/20 [P1]
18.03 Edgeley No.1 10/22 10/21
20.23 Hazel Grove 10/29 10/26
26.65 Furness Vale 10/48 10/55
31.72 Chapel-en-le-Frith 11/02 11/04
37.13
0.00
Buxton 11.20a ~ 13.20d [P2] 11.17 ~ 13.25 [P2]
0.40
0.00
Buxton URS 13L24 ~ 13L44 13.34 ~ 13.56
6.03 Great Rocks Jn 14.27 ~ 14.28 14.15 ~ 14.16
10.56 Chinley South Jn 14/46 14/53
11.33 Chinley East Jn 14/49 15/14
15.62 Edale 14/57 15/23
26.15 Grindleford 15/12 15/36
30.69 Dore West Jn 15/18 15/43
35.37 Sheffield 15/27 [P2] 15/58 [P2]
35.74 Nunnery Main Line Jn 15/29 15/59
37.57 Brightside Loop 15w35 ~ 16w05 16.07 ~ 16.51 [No.1 Rec]
40.40 Holmes Jn 16/11 16/55
43.37 Aldwarke Jn 16/17 16/59
45.68 Swinton 16/21 17/01
53.44 Moorthorpe 16/31 17/10
54.21 South Kirkby Jn 16/33 17/11
60.20 Hare Park Jn 16/40 17/20
61.49 Crofton West Jn 16/43 17/23
63.27 Wakefield Kirkgate 16/46 17/28 [UG-UF]
65.51 Horbury Jn 16/50 17/32
71.14 Thornhill LNW Jn 16/58 17/38
73.40 Heaton Lodge Jn 17/00 17/41
76.58 Brighouse 17w04 ~ 17w24 17.46 ~ 18.06
80.12 Greetland Jn 17/30 18/13
81.67 Milner Royd Jn 17/36 18/15
87.33 Hebden Bridge 17/44 18/21
91.28 Hall Royd Jn 17/49 18/27
97.24 Littleborough 18/00 18/35
100.53 Rochdale 18/07 18/39
102.36 Castleton East Jn 18/11 18/41

Timings continue in first table

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