30th July 2011

UK Railtours
Gilbert & Sullivan at Buxton Opera House

Loco Used 67020
Stock Used load 13 (usual UK Railtours mk1 dining train with SO's)

Route :
1Z41 : London Victoria to Macclesfield
1Z43 : Macclesfield to London Victoria

Loco Route
67020 London Victoria - Stewarts Lane Jn - Longhedge Jn - Clapham Junction - Barnes - New Kew Jn - Kew East Jn - Acton Wells Jn - Dudding Hill Jn - Brent Curve Jn - (via MML) - Trent South Jn - Sheet Stores Jn - Stenson Jn - North Stafford Jn - Uttoxeter - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Congleton - Macclesfield
67020 Macclesfield - (reverse of outward route) - London Victoria

Notes :
(1) There were off-train excursions advertised to Buxton Opera House for a Gilbert & Sullivan performance of 'The Pirates of Penzance', Biddulph Grange Gardens, Little Moreton Hall, and the Churnet Valley Railway. On the Churnet Valley Railway the train went from Kingsley & Froghall to Oakamoor, Oakamoor to Caulden Low and back to Kingsley & Froghall; hauled by 33021 with GWR steam 5199 on the rear. A visit was also made to the Foxfield Railway on the way back from Kingsley & Froghall to Stoke-on-Trent where a 5 pay-on-the-day fare enabled a return trip with WGB 3059/58 Florence 2.

Sources : Paul Atkinson (viewed train through Market Harborough on the outward leg),
Rod Miebs (joined/left the train at Clapham Junction) & Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Atkinson & Nick Bartlett)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
0.00 Victoria 07.48d [P2] 07.48   22.45a 22.47
0.71 Grosvenor Bridge Jn 07/51 ?   22/41 ?
1.36 Stewarts Lane Jn 07/54 ?   22/39 ?
1.66 Longhedge Jn 08/02 ?   22/36 ?
2.74 Clapham Junction 08.08a ~ 08.10d [P5] 08.09 ~ 08.12   22.30a ~ 22.32d [P3] 22.30 ~ 22.34 [P3]
6.70 Barnes 08/15 08/20   22/22 22/22
8.34 New Kew Jn 08/22 ?   22/15 ?
8.73 Kew East Jn 08/24 08/26   22/12 22/14
9.53 South Acton Jn 08/27 ?   22/09 ?
11.39 Acton Wells Jn 08/32 08/30   22/03 22/07
11.79 Acton Canal Wharf Jn 08/34 08/32   22/01 22/06
14.36 Dudding Hill Jn 08/40 ?   21/55 21/58
15.40 Brent Curve Jn 08/42 08/44   21/22 21/52
16.35 Hendon 08/48 08/48   21/48 ?
24.53 Radlett Jn 08/54 08/56   21/39 21/43
29.27 St Albans City 08.59a ~ 09.01d 09.01 ~ 09.05   21.30a ~ 21.32d 21.32 ~ 21.38
34.07 Harpenden Jn 09/06 ?   21/26 ?
39.55 Luton 09/15 09/17   21/20 21/23
? Leagrave Jn 09/19 ?   21/18 ?
49.60 Flitwick 09/28 09/27   21/12 21/15
59.21 Bedford 09.40a ~ 09.42d 09.37 ~ 09.42   20.54a ~ 21.06d 20.53 ~ 21.03
66.01 Sharnbrook Jn 10/05 10/03   20/46 20/33
74.47 Wellingborough 10/11 10/13   20/39 20/21
81.37 Kettering 10/17 10/19   20/32 20/11
92.30 Market Harborough 10/25 10/29   20/20 19/59
105.27 Wigston North Jn 10/36 10/40   20/07 19/48
108.43 Leicester 10/40 10/44   20/04 19/43
113.34 Syston South Jn 10/43 10/49   19/57 19/38
116.36 Sileby Jn 10/46 10/52   19/44 19/36
121.02 Loughborough 10/50 10/54   19/38 19/33
128.52 Trent South Jn 10/59 11/00   19/28 19/26
129.14 Sheet Stores Jn 11/01 11/01   19/24 19/25
141.48 Stenson Jn 11/19 11/27   19/05 19/08
142.12 North Stafford Jn 11/20 11/28   19/03 19/06
? Tutbury & Hatton 11/26 11/35   18/52 19/01
155.73 Uttoxeter 11/35 11/43   18/44 18/52
? Caverswall SB 11/48 ?   18/33 18/40
170.31 Longton 11/51 12/00   18/30 18/36
172.58 Stoke-on-Trent 12.01a ~ 12.03d 12.11 ~ 12.15   18.24a ~ 18.26d 18.27 ~ 18.30
179.09 Kidsgrove 12/09 12/22   18/17 18/22
184.63 Congleton 12/16 12/26   18/14 18/17
192.55 Macclesfield 12.23a 12.34   18.09d 18.09


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z41 : (67028 with 67020 on rear) : Eastleigh Depot to London Victoria
5Z44 : (67028 with 67020 on rear) : London Victoria to Eastleigh Depot

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Eastleigh Depot 04.16d ?   ??.??a ?
Victoria ??.??a ?   23.10d ?

5Z42 : (67020) : Macclesfield to Crewe HS
5Z43 : (67020) : Crewe HS to Macclesfield

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Macclesfield 12.29d 12.39   18.02a 18.03
Stockport 12.45 ~ 12.58 12.54 ~ 12.54   17.37 ~ 17.41 17.34 ~ 17.35
Crewe HS 14.49a 15.16   18.02d 18.03


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