24th April 2011

Branch Line Society
Another Trent Explorer Railtour

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

Route :
1Z63 : Crewe to Rugby UDT sig. RN.4184
1Z64 : Rugby UDT sig. RN.4184 to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
66157 (1) Crewe - Alsager - Stoke-on-Trent - Stone - Colwich - Rugeley North Jn - Hednesford - Walsall - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr South Jn - Aston - Stetchford - Coventry - Rugby Trent Valley Jn (3) - Rugby - Peterborough Branch Siding (4)
66119 (2) Peterborough Branch Siding - DBS North Side Up Sidings
66157 (1) DBS North Side Up Sidings - Rugby [Up & Down Through Siding]
66119 (2) Rugby [Up & Down Through Siding] - Rugby Trent Valley Jn - Nuneaton - Abbey Jn - Water Orton - Castle Bromwich Jn
66157 (1) Castle Bromwich Jn - Tamworth - Barton South Jn - (via Central Rivers Bombardier Depot) - Barton North Jn - Burton-upon-Trent (5) - Stenson Jn - Castle Donnington - Sheet Stores Jn - Toton Jn - Toton Centre - Stanton Gate North Jn - Stanton Works Branch
66119 (2) Stanton Works Branch - Toton
66157 (1) Toton - Trowell Jn - Pye Bridge Jn - Clay Cross North Jn - Chesterfield - Dore Station Jn - Sheffield (6) - Holmes Jn - Westgate Siding (7)
66119 (2) Westgate Siding - Attercliffe Goods
66157 (1) Attercliffe Goods - Brightside Station
66119 (2) Brightside Station - Sheffield - Dore Station Jn - Edale - Chinley - Marple - Woodley - Guide Bridge - Denton - Ash Bridge Jn (8) - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 66119 on rear.
(2) 66157 on rear.
(3) to end of line.
(4) Delay due to paperwork not being received by signallers. Persistence, and several phone calls later, & off we went, covering all booked track.
(5) Routed Main Line rather than Goods Line at Burton-upon-Trent due to late running.
(6) to NR limit.
(7) Through Line at Sheffield only covered at South End of Station, then crossed over to platform to allow people, who had connections to catch, to leave the tour.
(8) Up Goods line between Ash Bridge Jn & Heaton Norris Jn not covered due to late running.

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard, LASERman & Solomon Riley)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Crewe 09.15d [P12] 09.15 [P12]
? Crewe South Jn ? 09/18 [UDPL]
1.03 Crewe North Stafford Jn 09/18 09/19
3.68 Barthomley Jn 09/22 09/23
? Sig. CE.184 ? 09.29 ~ 09.32
6.22 Alsager 09/28 09/34 [P2]
 ? Alsager U&DGL 09.31 ~ 09.33 [U&DGL] 09/36 [UDG]
8.55 Kidsgrove 09/38 09/42 [P3]
11.11 Bradwell Jn 09/43 [GL] 09/49 [UGL]
11.58 Longport Jn 09*46 ~ 09*56 09.51 ~ 09.54
13.21 Grange Jn 10/00 [GL] 09/59 [UGL]
14.66 Stoke-on-Trent North Jn 10*14 ~ 10*26 10.06 ~ 10.25
14.78 Stoke-on-Trent 10.28a ~ 10.30d 10.28 ~ 10.30 [P1]
15.27 Stoke Jn 10/31 10/31
20.24 Stone 10/38 10/39
31.76 Colwich 10/48 10/50 [UF]
34.44 Rugeley North Jn 10/52 10/53
34.61 Rugeley Trent Valley 10/52 10/54
 ? Rugeley 'B' Power Station Jn 10/55 10/56
36.06 Rugeley Town 10*57 ~ 11*07 10.59 ~ 11.07 [P1]
40.28 Hednesford 11/18 11/18 [P1]
47.01 Bloxwich 11/27 11/27 [P1]
49.42 Ryecroft Jn 11/32 11/31
50.03 Walsall 11/34 [FL] 11/33 [UF]
50.68 Pleck Jn 11/37 11/34
51.56 Bescot Stadium 11c39 ~ 11c41 11.37 ~ 11.39 [P1]
56.13 Perry Barr North Jn 11/46 11/44
58.35 Aston 11/50 11/47 [P2]
61.24 Stechford 12/00 11.53 ~ 11.57
65.57 Birmingham International 12/05 12/04 [P4]
76.73 Coventry 12/18 12/14 [P2]
87.54 Rugby Trent Valley Jn (Sig. RC.6002) 12/29 12.25 ~ 13.18 [Y]
88.42 Rugby UDT (Sig. RN.4184) 12.30 ~ 13.25 13.20 ~ 13.22
 ? Rugby P.6 (Sig.NR.5366) ? 13.25 ~ 13.27
88.57 Peterborough Branch Siding ? 13.31 ~ 13.38
 ? Rugby P.6 (Sig.RN.9183) ? 13/41
 ? Rugby North Jn (Sig. RN.1219) ? 13/43 [Sdg]
89.56 DBS North Side Up Sidings ? 13.46 ~ 13.52
90.34 Rugby UDT (Sig. RN.4184) 12.30 ~ 13.25 [P2][SL] 13.57 ~ 14.03
 ? Rugby North Jn (Sig. RN.1219) ? 14.05 ~ 14.06 [Y]
 ? Rugby Trent Valley Jn 13/27 [SL] 14.07 [UTVS]
? Newbold Jn ? 14/09 [UTVF]
? High Oaks Jn ? 14/10 [DTVS]
94.74 Brinklow 13/31 [FL] 14/13 [DTV]
103.43
Attleborough Jn 13/36 [SL] 14/19 [DS]
105.04
Nuneaton 13/39 [P1][DC] 14/22 [P1]
105.68
Nuneaton Abbey Jn 13/42 14/24
115.48
Whitacre Jn 13/56 [GL] 14/41 [DGL]
118.33
Water Orton 14/01 [SL] 14.46 ~ 14.47 [DS]
 ? Water Orton West Jn 14/02 [UDS] 14/48 [UDS]
120.01 Castle Bromwich Jn 14*06 ~ 14*18 [UDS] 14.50 ~ 15.00 [UDS]
 ? Water Orton West Jn 14/22 15/01 [UF]
121.49
Water Orton 14/23 15/03
126.68
Kingsbury Jn 14/28 15/06
131.45
Tamworth High Level 14c34 ~ 14c36 15.15 ~ 15.15 [P3]
139.01
Wichnor Jn 14/43 15/24
139.30
Barton South Jn 14/44 15/27
 ? Barton under Needwood RSMD 14.49 ~ 15.07 [Sdg] 15/37 [No.13 Shed Rd]
140.53
Barton North Jn 15/12 15.44 ~ 15.48
144.06
Burton Leicester Jn 15/15 [GL] 15/54 [UM]
144.36
Burton-on-Trent 15/18 [GL] 15/54 [P1]
145.41
Clay Mills Jn 15/27 15/56 [UM]
149.01
North Stafford Jn 15/31 15/59
149.39
Stenson Jn 15/32 16/01
160.79
Sheet Stores Jn 15/56 16.19 ~ 16.23
161.46
Trent East Jn 15/58 [ML] 16/25
163.03
Toton Jn 16/00 [GL] 16/32 [DG]
? Toton Centre 16.03 ~ ??.?? 16/33 [DG]
166.44 Stanton Works Branch ? 16.54 ~ 17.01
169.49 Toton Up & Down Independent ??.?? ~ 16.47d [UDI] 17.20 ~ 17.27 [UDI]
? Toton Old Bank Sidings 16/50 17/30 [No.2 Rd]
? Stapleford & Sandiacre 16/55 [GL] 17/39 [DHLG]
173.32 Trowell Jn 17/01 [GL] 17/43 [DHLG]
174.75 Ilkeston Jn 17/03 [UDS] 17/44 [UDG]
178.11 Langley Mill 17/09 [UDS] 17/50 [UDG]
181.19 Ironville Jn 17/21 17.57 ~ 17.58
182.70 Alfreton 17/24 18/05 [P1]
189.04 Clay Cross North Jn 17/31 [SL] 18/11 [DSL]
? Chesterfield South Jn 17/34 [DBH] 18/15 [DBH]
192.73 Chesterfield 17/36 [DBH] 18.18a ~ 18.22d [P3]
193.31 Tapton Jn 17/39 18/23 [DM]
201.27 Dore Station Jn 17/47 18/34
204.13 Sheffield (South End) 17/54 [TL] 18/47 [TL]
? Sheffield (North End) DIV 18.48a ~ 18.52d [P1b]
205.50 Nunnery Main Line Jn 17/56 18/55
208.25 Wincobank Jn 18/00 18/59
210.16 Holmes Jn 18/04 19/03
210.36 Westgate Siding 18.09 ~ 18.14 [NR Limit] 19.06 ~ 19.12 [NR Limit]
? Holmes Jn 18/19 19.14 ~ 19.19
212.41 Wincobank Jn 18/21 19/25
212.38 Brightside Jn 18/28 [GL] 19/27 [No.2 Recp]
213.57 Attercliffe Sidings 18.38 ~ 18.46 [Sdg] 19.37 ~ 19.42
214.18 Brightside Loops 18.56 ~ 19.09 [GL] [No.2Recp-UDG-UDS]
? Brightside Station DIV 19.52 ~ 20.00 [UDS]
214.34 Mill Race Jn 19/12 20/02 [UM]
? Nunnery Main Line Jn 19/18 20/05
? Sheffield 19.24a ~ 19.28d [P6] 20.08 ~ 20.09 [P8]
218.28 Heeley Up Loop 19.35 ~ 19.46 [UL] 20.16 ~ 20.20
219.70 Dore Station Jn 19/51 20/27
220.50 Dore West Jn 19/52 20/28
221.16 Totley Tunnel East 19/53 20/30
225.24 Grindleford 19/58 20/34
228.76 Bamford 20/02 20/38
231.42 Earles Sidings SB 20.06 ~ 20.07 [GL] 20/45 [DGL]
235.48 Edale 20/14 20/52
240.06 Chinley East Jn 20/20 20/58
240.20 Chinley North Jn 20/21 20/59
241.16 Chinley 20/22 21c00 ~ 21c02 [P1]
243.73 New Mills South Jn 20/25 21/08
244.71 New Mills Central 20/28 21/10 [P1]
247.79 Marple Wharf Jn 20/33 21/15
249.03 Romiley 20/34 21/17 [P1]
250.22 Woodley 20/37 21/18
252.78 Hyde Jn 20/45 21/24
254.01 Guide Bridge 20/48 [P1] 21/28 [P1]
254.58 Denton Jn 20/51 21/31
255.61 Denton Station Jn 20/52 21/32
258.09 Ash Bridge Jn 20/56 [UGL] 21/37 [Up]
258.71 Heaton Norris Jn 20*58 ~ 21*05 21/37 [US]
259.46 Stockport 21.09a ~ 21.20d [P1][FL] 21.39 ~ 21.42 [P2]
260.09 Edgeley Jn No.1 21/22 [FL] 21/43
260.79 Adswood Road Jn 21/24 21/44
261.76 Cheadle Hulme 21/26 [P2] 21/45 [P2]
264.64 Wilmslow 21/33 [P4] 21/48 [P4]
266.34 Alderley Edge 21/36 [P1] 21/49 [P1]
? Chelford Loop 21.41 ~ 21.42 [UL] 21.53 ~ 21.57 [UPL]
279.05 Sandbach 21/54 [P1][FL] ?
282.59 Crewe Sydney Bridge Jn 21/00 ?
283.52 Crewe 22.04a [P5] 22.16 [P5]


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