23rd April 2011

Branch Line Society
The Trent Explorer Railtour

Locos Used 66119 & 66157
Stock Used 6024+5945+6158+6067+1842+3379+17105

Route :
1Z61 : Crewe to Scunthorpe Roxby Gullet
1Z62 : Scunthorpe Roxby Gullet to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
66157 (1) Crewe - Alsager - Stoke-on-Trent - Uttoxeter - Derby - Chaddesden Yard No.2 Road (end of line)
66119 (2) Chaddesden Yard No.2 Road - Derby - Sinfin Central (3)
66157 (1) Sinfin Central - Melbourne Jn - Derby - Ambergate Jn - Clay Cross North Jn - Chesterfield - Tapton Jn - (4) Barrow Hill North Jn - Beighton Jn - Masborough Jn - Aldwarke Jn - Thrybergh Jn - Mexborough - Hexthorpe Jn - (5) - Doncaster - Shaftholme Jn - Askern - Knottingley West Jn - Ferrybridge North Jn - Milford Jn - Selby - Sugar Factory Headshunt
66119 (2) Sugar Factory Headshunt - Potter Terminal
66157 (1) Potter Terminal - Sugar Factory Headshunt (6)
66119 (2) Sugar Factory Headshunt - Selby - Selby Canal Jn (7) - Temple Hirst Jn - Joan Croft Jn - Applehurst Jn - Hatfield & Stainforth - Crowle - Scunthorpe - Scunthorpe Trent Jn - Trent Reception Line
66157 (1) Trent Reception Line - Scunthorpe Trent Jn - Normanby Park GF - Roxby
66119 (2) Roxby - Normanby Park GF
66157 (1) Normanby Park GF - Dragonby Tata Exchange Sidings (to just beyond Sidings onto Single Line)
66119 (2) Dragonby Tata Exchange Sidings - Trent Jn - Foreign Ore Branch Jn (8) - Wrawby Jn - (just short of) Barnetby
66157 (1) (just short of) Barnetby - Wrawby Jn - Market Rasen - Lincoln Central - Boultham Jn - Newark Castle - Netherfield Jn - Nottingham - Beeston - Long Eaton - Derby
66119 (2) Derby - Uttoxeter - Stoke-on-Trent - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 66119 on rear.
(2) 66157 on rear.
(3) It had been intended to travel to the end of the Sinfin branch and so the mileage quoted was to that point, (1m 16ch from Melbourne Jn). However, the timing sheet and working instruction were only to Sinfin Central, (0m 58ch from Melbourne Jn). Therefore the mileage at Sinfin central of 56m 16ch needs to be used for the Sinfin Central departure with all subsequent mileages reduced by 38 chains.
(4) Booked to use the 'Up & Down Staveley Goods' but used 'Barrow Hill Goods' instead due to late running.
(5) Booked from Hexthorpe Jn to Doncaster via 'Up Sheffield Goods' but went 'Main Line' due to late running.
(6) to end of line.
(7) Originally planned to go to Gascoigne Wood Up Sidings to reverse in order to cover the Selby West Curve on the way to Temple Hirst Jn.
(8) Despite a path being found to enable the tour to traverse the Foreign Ore Branch, the required number of 'Ground Staff' needed to allow the train access, could not be provided on a Bank Holiday Weekend. (The same reason was given for the refusal of the Great Heck Siding early on in the negotiations).


66119 at Godnow Bridge near Crowle (photo: Roger Geach)

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & LASERman)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Crewe 07.13d [P12] 07.14 [P12]   21.22a [P11] 21.29 [P12]
331.59
? Crewe South Jn ? ?   ? 21/27 [UDPL]
?
1.03 North Stafford Jn 07/16 07/17   21/20 21/25 [UDP]
 ?
3.68 Barthomley Jn 07/21 07/21   21/17 21/21
 ?
6.22 Alsager 07/27 07/23 [P2]   21/14 21/19 [P1]
 ?
8.55 Kidsgrove 07/34 07.27 ~ 07.28 [P3]   21/11 21/15 [P4]
 ?
 ? Stoke North Jn ? ?   ? 21/06 [Up-Dn]

 ?

14.78 Stoke-on-Trent 07.42a ~ 07.44d 07.38 ~ 07.45 [P1]   20.58a ~ 21.01d [P2] 20.48 ~ 21.05 [P1]
?
15.27
Stoke Jn 07/45 07/47   20/56 20/46 [Dn-Up]
 ?
17.18
Longton 07/49 07/52 [P1]   20/48 20/40 [P2]
?
19.47
Caverswall 07/57 07/56   20/41 20/36
 ?
31.07
Uttoxeter SB 08/08 08/07   20/25 20/22
 ?
39.20
Tutbury & Hatton 08/17 08/15 [P1]   20/07 20/11 [P2]
 ?
45.17
North Stafford Jn 08/23 08/22   19/56 20/04
 ?
45.55
Stenson Jn 08/24 08/22   19/55 20/03

 ?

50.45
Derby 08.31a ~ 08.35d [P4] 08.30 ~ 08.35 [P4]   19.36a ~ 19.46d [P3] 19.45 ~ 19.56 [P3]
281.14

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
? Derby Station North Jn 08/37 08/36
51.61
Chaddesden Sidings 08.43 ~ 08.49 [North Side] 08.52 ~ 09.01 [Line 2]
? Derby Station North Jn 08/53 [GL] 09/10 [UG]
 ? Derby 08/54 [GL] 09/13 [UG]
 ? Derby LNW Jn 08/58 09/15
55.38
Melbourne Jn 09/00 09/20
56.16 Sinfin Central 09.11 ~ 09.25 ~
56.54 Sinfin Branch (End of Line) DIV DIV
? Sinfin Central ~ 09.16 ~ 09.30
? Melbourne Jn 09/27 09/35
? Derby LNW Jn 09/29 [GL] 09/38 [DG]
59.31
Derby 09c33 ~ 09c35 [GL] 09.39 ~ 09.40 [DG]
? St Mary's Jn 09/36 [GL] 09/44 [DG]
 ? Breadsall Jn 09/41 [GL] 09/52 [DG]
 ? Broadholme Loop DIV 10/01 [DPL]
68.76
Ambergate Jn 09/49 10/04
79.32
Clay Cross North Jn 10/00 [EL] 10/17
 ? Chesterfield South Jn 10/02 [DBH] 10/20 [DBH]
83.14
Chesterfield 10/03 [DBH] 10/21 [P3]
83.52
Tapton Jn 10/04 10/21 [DBH]
85.70
Barrow Hill South Jn 10/09 [UDSG] 10/27 [BHG]
87.39
Barrow Hill North Jn 10/11 [UDSG] 10/31 [BHG]
92.32
Beighton Jn 10/19 10/37
? Woodhouse Mill Jn ? 10/42 [DGL]
94.23
Treeton Jn Loop 10/25 [GL] 10/48 [DGL]
101.05
Masborough Jn 10/29 10/52
103.50
Aldwarke Jn 10/33 10/57
104.18
Thrybergh Jn 10/34 11/00
106.49
Mexborough 10/39 11/04
108.71
Cadeby Up Goods Loop 10.45 ~ 10.47 [GL] 11/10 [UGL]
111.54
Hexthorpe Jn 10/53 [USG] 11/15 [Up Sheff]
? St James Jn 11/05 [Goods] 11/18 [Passenger]
113.53
Doncaster 11c07 ~ 11c09 [P4] 11.19 ~ 11.22 [P8]
117.72
Shaftholme Jn 11/16 11/31
128.01
Knottingley South Jn 11/34 11/45
129.11
Ferrybridge North Jn 11/37 11/48
133.20
Milford Jn 11/54 11/54
133.77
Gascoigne Wood Jn 12/00 11/58
? Gascoigne Wood Down Loop 12.02 ~ 12.05 [GL] 12.00 ~ 12.05 [DGL]
135.58
Hambleton West Jn 12/08 12/11
136.67
Hambleton East Jn 12/09 12/13
140.35
Selby 12/14 [P1] 12/19 [P1]
141.07
Barlby Loops 12.16 ~ 12.19 [DPL] 12/22 [DPL]
141.69
Selby Potter Group Headshunt 12.24 ~ 12.29 ~ 12.35
142.21 Potter Group Warehouse Doors ? 12.51 ~ 12.56
142.53 Selby Potter Group Headshunt ~ 13.14 13.10 ~ 13.27
? Barlby Loops 13.19 ~ 13.23 [UPL] 13.31 ~ 13.44 [UPL]
144.07
Selby 13c24 ~ 13c26 [P2] 13/48 [P2]
149.27
Temple Hirst Jn 13/30 13/52
157.19
Joan Croft Jn 13/45 14/03
157.68
Applehurst Jn 13/49 14/03
161.44
Hatfield & Stainforth 14/13 14/10
163.11
Thorne Jn 14/15 14.14 ~ 14.17
170.47
Crowle 14/23 14.30 ~ 14.34
174.25
Althorpe 14/28 14/42
175.36
Gunhouse Loop 14.31 ~ 14.32 [GL] 14/43 [UGL]
177.37
Scunthorpe Sig.319 14.35 14/49
178.55
Scunthorpe Trent Jn 14.45 ~ 14.50 14.56 ~ 15.00 [T.Recp]
182.72
Scunthorpe Roxby Gullet 15.25 ~ 15.30 15.32 ~ 15.37 [East Siding]
? Normanby Park GF ??/?? 15.50 ~ 15.53
186.12
Scunthorpe Trent Jn 15.55 ~ 16.00 DIV
188.52
Dragonby Exchange Sidings 16.17 ~ 16.22 15.58 ~ 16.10 [Western Siding]
? Normanby Park GF ??/?? 16.14 ~ 16.22
191.12 Scunthorpe Trent Jn 16/39 [USGL] 16.37 ~ 16.40 [UM]
192.75 Foreign Ore Branch Jn 16.44 ~ 16.48 DIV
193.75 Santon Foreign Ore Terminal 16.54 ~ 16.58 DIV
194.75 Foreign Ore Branch Jn 17/04 16/47
196.20 Appleby LC 17/07 16/50
? Elsham 17/12 16.56 ~ 17.03
202.75 Wrawby Jn 17/17 17.09 ~ 17.12
? Barnetby 17.19 ~ 17.27 [DGL] 17.18 ~ 17.31 [US]
? Wrawby 17/31 17.35 ~ 17.36
212.05 Holton-le-Moor SB 17/42 17/56
221.47 Wickenby SB 17/56 18/00
226.29 Langworth SB 18/02 18/05
232.30 Pelham Street Jn 18/13 18/14 [Dn-Up]
232.42 Lincoln 18/14 18.15 [Up Middle]
? East Holmes SB 18/18 [SL] 18/16 [Up-Dn-DnS]
233.30 West Holmes Jn 18/20 18/17
233.60 Boultham Jn 18/21 18/18
? Swinderby Sig. SY15 (MP.25) ? 18.29 ~ 18.33
248.26 Newark Crossing East Jn 18/40 18/45
? Newark Flat Crossing 18/41 18/45
249.18 Newark Castle 18/42 18/48 [P1]
? Staythorpe Crossing 18/47 18/53
253.52 Fiskerton 18/50 18/55
258.67 Lowdham 18/56 19/00
263.63 Netherfield Jn 19/02 19/06
266.24 Nottingham 19/06 19/13 [Up Middle]
? Nottingham West Jn ? 19/14 [US]
267.07 Mansfield Jn 19/08 [GL] 19/16 [UG]
? Beeston South Jn 19/14 [GL] 19/21 [UG]
269.49 Beeston 19.15a ~ 19.17d 19.23 ~ 19.25 [P2]
272.62 Trent East Jn 19/21 19/30
273.25 Sheet Stores Jn 19/23 19/32
278.44 Spondon 19/30 19/38 [P2]

Timings Continue in First Table.

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