29th October 2011

Branch Line Society
Another Rivers Railtour

Locos Used 66118 & 66206
Stock Used 5961+6067+6024+5955+5987+1203+3340+17105

Route:
1Z66 : Crewe to Garston Church Road
1Z67 : Garston Church Road to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
66206 (1) Crewe - Winsford - Weaver Jn - Runcorn - Ditton East Jn - Ditton Reception Sidings - Ditton West Jn - Halewood East Jn - Halewood Reception Lines - Halewood West Jn - Allerton East Jn - Liverpool South Parkway - Wavertree Jn - Edge Hill East Jn - Wapping Sidings
66118 (2) Wapping Sidings - (3) - Wavertree Jn - Allerton East Jn - Halewood Reception Sidings
66206 (1) Halewood Reception Sidings - Garston Church Road
66118 (2) Garston Church Road - (4) - Speke Jn - Runcorn - Weaver Jn - Crewe Coal Yard - Up Liverpool Independent Line - Basford Hall Yard - Up Slow Independent Line - Up Arrival 2 - Basford Hall Jn - Madeley Jn - Stafford - Rickerscote Jn Up Slow Birmingham - Four Ashes Up Goods Loop - Bushbury Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Watery Lane Down Stour Goods - Monmore Green Jn - DBS Wolverhampton Steel Terminal [end of line]
66206 (1) DBS Wolverhampton Steel Terminal - Monmore Green Jn - (3) - Galton Jn - Birmingham New Street - Landor Street Jn - Washwood Heath Down & Up Goods Line - Water Orton West Jn - Daw Mill Reception Line - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Wigston (3) - Knighton Up & Down Goods Loop - Bagworth Jn
66118 (2) Bagworth Jn - Bagworth Refuge Siding
66206 (1) Bagworth Refuge Siding - Stud Farm Quarry (Tarmac, Midland Quarries) [end of line]
66118 (2) Stud Farm Quarry (Tarmac, Midland Quarries) - Bagworth Jn
66206 (1) Bagworth Jn - Coalville Jn - Mantle Lane Down Goods Loop - Moira West Jn - Birmingham Curve Jn - Branston Jn - Barton-under-Needwood North Jn - via Bombardier Central Rivers Depot - Barton-under-Needwood South Jn - Wichnor Jn - Lichfield Trent Valley Jn - Lichfield High Level Goods Loop Jn - Colwich Jn - Stafford - Basford Hall Jn - Down Slow Independent Line - Sorting Sidings North - via single line connection to Crewe South - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 66118 on rear.
(2) 66206 on rear.
(3) The original spec for this tour had to be scaled back due to pathing issues, especially the timing of the train through the various loops. The section to Kettering was only put in 'kill some time' as the curve at Lichfield down to the WCML was not available until after 18:00, so this was an obvious removal but further trimming was required so Edge Hill Up & Down Through Siding & the Watery Lane Up Stour Goods were also lost. The original tour spec was; Crewe - Winsford - Weaver Jn - Runcorn - Ditton East Jn - Ditton Reception Sidings - Ditton West Jn - Halewood East Jn - Halewood Reception Lines - Halewood West Jn - Allerton East Jn - Liverpool South Parkway - Wavertree Jn - Edge Hill East Jn - Wapping Sidings (to end of line, reverse) - Edge Hill Up & Down Through Siding - Wavertree Jn - Allerton East Jn - Halewood Loop (reverse) - Garston Church Road (Network Rail Limit, reverse) - Garston Down Siding Departure Road - Speke Jn - Runcorn - Weaver Jn -Crewe Coal Yard - Up Liverpool Independent Line - Basford Hall Yards on Up Slow Independent Line - Up Arrival and Up Departure Lines to Basford Hall Jn - Madeley Jn - Stafford (pick up) - Up Slow Birmingham at Rickerscote Jn - Four Ashes Up Goods Loop - Bushbury Jn - Darlaston Jn - Walsall - Sutton Park - Park Lane Jn - Castle Bromwich Jn - Down Goods Line - Landor Street Jn - Grand Jn - connection to Down Stour Line - Birmingham New Street - Galton Jn - Watery Lane Down Stour Goods - Monmore Green Jn - DBS Wolverhampton Steel Terminal (reverse) - Monmore Green Jn - Watery Lane Up Stour Goods - Galton Jn - Birmingham New Street - Up Stour Line - single line connection to Grand Jn - Landor Street Jn - Down & Up Goods Line - Water Orton West Jn - Daw Mill Reception Line - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Wigston South Curve - Market Harborough - Kettering (reverse) - Market Harborough - Wigston Up & Down Slow Line - Knighton Up & Down Goods Loop - Bagworth Jn - Stud Farm Quarry (Tarmac, Midland Quarries), (reverse) - Bagworth Refuge Siding (reverse) - Coalville Jn - Mantle Lane Down Goods Loop - Moira West - Birmingham Curve Jn - Branston Jn - Barton-under-Needwood North Jn - via Bombardier Central Rivers Depot - Barton-under-Needwood South Jn - Wichnor Jn - Lichfield Trent Valley Jn - Lichfield High Level Goods Loop Jn - Colwich Jn - Stafford - Basford Hall Jn - Down Slow Independent Line to Sorting Sidings North - via single line connection to Crewe South - Crewe.
(4) The hoped for traversal of the Down Siding Departure Siding didn't happen due to a forest taking over the line.

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C

Location Booked Actual
0.00
Crewe 07.30 [P12][SL] 07.30 [P12]
0.65
Crewe Coal Yard 07/31 [SL] 07/33 [SL]
7.38
Winsford 07/39 [FL] 07/39 [FL]
12.53
Hartford Jn 07/44 [FL] 07/44 [FL]
14.35
Acton Bridge 07/46 [FL] 07/45 [FL]
17.70
Weaver Jn 07/48 07/46
21.21
Halton Jn 07/50 07/48
22.37
Runcorn 07/53 [P2] 07/51
24.65
Ditton East Jn 07/56 07/56
  Ditton Reception Sidings 07.58 ~ 08.00 08.00 ~ 08.01 [No.1 Recp.]
25.19
Ditton West Jn 08/02 08/03
26.77
Halewood (Jaguar Cars) 08.08 ~ 08.13 [SL] 08.10 ~ 08.13 [No.2 Up/Dn Recp.]
28.69
Speke Jn 08/17 [DS] 08/17 [DS]
29.74
Liverpool South Parkway (Allerton) 08.20a ~ 08.24d [P4][SL] 08.20 ~ 08.24 [P4]
32.77
Wavertree Jn 08/30 [FL] 08/30
33.72
Edge Hill S.B. 08/32 08/33
34.52
Edge Hill (Crown St No.5 Tunnel) 08.39 ~ 08.49 [Dn Wapp] 08.37 ~ 08.45 [Up Wapp]
36.27
Wavertree Jn 08/55 [SL] 08/58
  Liverpool South Parkway (Allerton) 08/59 [P3][SL] 09/02 [P3][SL]
  Speke Jn 09/01 [SL] 09/03 [SL]
44.18
Halewood (Jaguar Cars) 09.04 ~ 09.22 [SL] 09.09 ~ 09.19 [No.1 Up/Dn Recp.]
44.42
Speke Jn 09/30 09/27
45.12
Garston Jn 09/38 09.29 ~ 09.30
45.46
Garston Church Road 09.45 ~ 09.55 09.33 ~ 09.40
46.00
Garston Jn 10/00 [Dep.Rd] 09/43 [UG]
46.50
Speke Jn 10/07 [SL] 09.46 ~ 09.50 [SL]
  Ditton East Jn 10/12 10/00
  Runcorn 10/15 10/03
  Weaver Jn 10/20 [FL] 10/09 [UM]
  Acton Bridge 10/22 [FL] 10/12 [US]
  Hartford Jn 10/24 [FL] 10/17 [UM]
  Winsford 10/28 [SL] 10/21 [US]
74.77
Crewe Coal Yard 10/37 [IL] 10/31 [ULI]
75.74
Crewe Salop Goods Jn 10/43 [IL] 10/36 [USI]
76.42
Crewe Sorting Sidings North SB 10/46 [IL] 10.39 ~ 10.40 [UA2]
76.79
Crewe Basford Hall SSM 10/49 [IL] 10/44 [UA2]
77.42
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 10/52 [SL] 10.46 ~ 10.48 [US]
84.24
Madeley (Staffs) 11/00 [SL] 10/58 [US]
94.77
Norton Bridge 11/11 [SL] 11/07 [US]
100.22
Stafford 11.17a ~ 11.21d [P4][SL] 11.15 ~ 11.23 [P4][US]
100.61
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 11/22 11/25
101.56
Rickerscote 11.24 ~ 11.36 [UpSBirm] 11.27 ~ 11.33 [UpSBirm]
109.11
Four Ashes Loop 11.46 ~ 11.52 11.45 ~ 11.51 [UGL]
113.79
Bushbury Jn 11/59 11/59
116.47
Portobello Jn (West Mids) 12/04 12/03
119.46
Darlaston Jn 12/08 12/06
120.64
Bescot Stadium 12/12 12.11 ~ 12.12
125.21
Perry Barr North Jn 12/20 12/19
125.50
Perry Barr West Jn 12/21 12/20
127.49
Soho East Jn 12/25 12.25 ~ 12.28
127.71
Soho North Jn 12/28 12/30
129.17
Galton Jn 12/30 12/33
132.62
Dudley Port 12/35 12/39
132.68
Watery Lane 12*38 ~ 12*48 12.42 ~ 12.48 [DGL]
137.15
Monmore Green 12/55 12/57
137.47
Wolverhampton Steel Terminal 12.58 ~ 13.10 13.03 ~ 13.19 [No.7 Siding]
137.79
Monmore Green 13/13 13.23 ~ 13.27
  Dudley Port 13/18 13/34
145.77
Galton Jn 13/21 13/38
  Soho South Jn 13/26 13/40
149.55
Birmingham New Street 13c31 ~ 13c35 [P1][WL] 13.48 ~ 13.54 [P10]
150.25
Proof House Jn 13/39 [Up Stour] 13/56 [Up Derby]
150.54
Grand Jn ? 13/57 [Up Derby]
151.18
Landor Street Jn 13/42 13.59 ~ 14.00
  Duddeston Jn 13/43 [GL] 14/02 [UM]
  Washwood Heath No.1 13/49 [Dn/UpG] 14/04 [Dn/Up Gds]
155.72
Castle Bromwich Jn 14/12 [Dn/UpS] 14/13 [Dn/UpS]
156.70
Water Orton West Jn 14/14 14.16 ~ 14.18
157.26
Water Orton 14/15 14/20
160.11
Whitacre Jn 14/22 14/25
162.15
Daw Mill Colliery 14.28 ~ 14.45 14.37 ~ 14.45 [No.2 Recp/Dep]
169.71
Nuneaton Abbey Jn 14/55 14/59
170.55
Nuneaton 14/58 [P7] 15/00 [P7]
174.72
Hinckley 15/05 15/05
180.76
Croft 15/10 15/11
186.23
Wigston North Jn 15/17 [GL] 15/17
187.66
Knighton Jn 15*23 ~ 15*40 [Up/DnG] 15.22 ~ 15.37 [Up/DnG]
188.23
Leicester Sig.327 15/42 15/39
200.21
Bagworth Jn 16.00 ~ 16.10 16.07 ~ 16.08 [Up Gds]
200.59
Bagworth Jn Refuge Sdg 16.15 ~ 16.25 16.13 ~ 16.19
201.69
Cliffe Hill Stud Farm Quarry 16.36 ~ 16.46 16.46 ~ 16.55 [Eastern Sdg]
202.79
Bagworth Jn 17.02 ~ 17.12 17.20 ~ 17.27 [Up/Dn Burton]
203.64
Bardon Hill 17/17 17/35
205.46
Mantle Lane TC 17.24 ~ 17.29 17/45 [DGL]
209.21
Lounge Jn 17/39 17/58
213.28
Moira West Jn 17/54 18/09
219.01
Birmingham Curve Jn 18/10 18/29
219.60
Branston Jn 18/12 18/34
222.15
Barton under Needwood North Jn 18/18 18/43 [DM-UM]
222.65
Barton under Needwood RSMD 18.25 ~ 18.56 18/58 [No.3 Refuelling Road]
223.38
Barton under Needwood South Jn 19/01 19.03 ~ 19.06 [UM-DM]
223.67
Wichnor Jn 19/02 19/08
225.11
Alrewas SB 19/05 19/12
229.05
Lichfield TV Jn 19/12 19/21
229.24
Lichfield Trent Valley 19/15 [USL] 19.23 ~ 19.24
  Lichfield North Jn 19/16 [SL] 19/25
237.19
Rugeley North Jn 19/25 [SL] 19/32
240.05
Colwich Jn 19/31 [FL] 19/37
242.28
Milford & Brockton 19/34 [SL] 19/39 [DF]
246.01
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 19/38 [SL] 19/42 [DF]
246.40
Stafford 19.39a ~ 19.42d [P6][SL] 19.44 ~ 19.45 [P3][DS]
  Norton Bridge 19/51 [SL] 19/51
  Madeley (Staffs) 20/03 [SL] ?
269.20
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 20/11 [IL] 20.08 ~ 20.12 [DSI]
  Crewe Basford Hall SSM 20/17 ?
270.19
Crewe Sorting Sidings North SB 20/20 20/20
270.63
Crewe [Shrewsbury Line Jn] ? 20.23 ~ 20.28
271.06
Crewe 20.30a [P12] 20.31 [P11]


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