14th April 2012

UK Railtours
The Olive Branch Number 2

Locos Used 66063 & 66138
Stock Used 5322+5140+4927+4959+5292+5341+1832+3097+3119+1691+3123+3149+35469

Route :
1Z44 : Woking to Seaforth MDHC
1Z45 : Seaforth MDHC to Preston Riversway Platform
1Z46 : Preston Riversway Platform to Woking

Loco(s) Route
66063 (1) Woking - Byfleet Jn - Addleston Jn - Virginia Water - Staines - Feltham Jn - Twickenham - Richmond - Barnes - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden WL Jn - Willesden No.7 - Wembley South Jn - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Central - (via WCML, Northampton & Trent Valley) (3) - Golborne Jn - Ince Moss Jn - St Helens Central - Huyton - Olive Mount Jn - Bootle Branch Jn - Tuebrook Sidings (4)
66138 (2) Tuebrook Sidings - Bootle Branch Jn - Edge Lane Jn - Olive Mount Jn - Huton - St Helens Central - Seaforth MDHC (5)
66063 (1) Seaforth MDHC - Bootle Jn - Edge Lane Jn - Bootle Branch Jn - Huyton - St Helens Central - Springs Branch Jn - Wigan North Western - Euxton Jn - Farington Curve Jn - Ribble Jn - Preston Riversway Platform
66138 (2) Preston Riversway Platform - Ribble Jn - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - Wembley Central - (reverse of outward route) - Barnes - Brentford - Hounslow - Feltham Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Woking

Notes :
(1) 66138 on rear.
(2) 66063 on rear.
(3) Routing was originally advertised as Weaver Jn - Earlestown - Runcorn - Tuebrook Sidings but this was changed due to line capacity constraints caused by additional specials running for the Grand National at Aintree.
(4) To MP 1.58
(5) To entrance gate.

Sources : Robert Frise (joined/left the train at Milton Keynes),
Stuart Smith (joined/left the train at
Clapham Junction) &
Nicholas Braddick (joined/left the train at Watford Junction)

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Robert Frise & Stuart Smith)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Woking 06.47d [P1] [SL] ?   23.03a [P5] ? 528.64
4.04 Byfleet Jn 06/54 ?   22/54 [SL] ? 524.60
4.75 Addlestone Jn 06/58 ?   22/52 ? 523.69
9.66 Virginia Water 07/04 [P3] ?   22/45 [P4] ? 518.78
13.79 Staines 07.15a ~ 07.20d [P1] ?   22.30a ~ 22.33d [P2] ? 514.65
? Feltham 07/26 [P1] ?   22/24 [P2] ? ?
19.46 Feltham Jn 07/27 ?   22/23 ? 209.18
- Hounslow   22/21 ? 208.20
- Brentford   22/12 ? 505.32
19.78 Whitton Jn 07/28 ?  
? Twickenham Jn 07/29 [FL] ?  
21.59 Twickenham 07/30 [P4] ?  
23.24 Richmond 07/32 [P2] ?  
25.74 Barnes 07/38 [P1] [SL] ? [SL]   22/00 [P3] ? 501.67
29.07 Clapham Junction 07.47a ~ 07.54d [P3] ? [P3]   21.47a ~ 21.50d [P5] [FL] ? [P5] 498.54
29.57 Latchmere Jn 07/58 ?   21/44 ? 498.04
32.28 Kensington Olympia 08c04 ~ 08c06 [P2] ?   21c35 ~ 21c37 [P3] ? 495.33
34.16 North Pole Jn 08/10 ?   21/31 ? 493.45
34.53 Mitre Bridge Jn 08/13 ?   21/30 ? 493.08
35.02 Willesden WL Jn 08/14 [DR] ?   [UR] 21/29 ? 492.59
? Willesden No.7 08/17 ?   21/26 ? ?
? Wembley South Jn 08/20 ?   21/23 ? ?
? Sudbury Jn 08/21 [SL] ? [DR]   21/22 [UR] ? [UR] ?
37.63 Wembley Central 08/23 ?   21/20 [P6] ? 489.78
41.09 Harrow & Wealdstone 08/26 [SL] ?   21/17 [SL] ? 486.52
47.14 Watford Junction 08.33a ~ 08.36d [P8] [SL] ?   21.07a ~ 21.10d [P9] ? 480.47
61.32 Tring 08/52 [P3] [SL] ?   20/54 [P4] [SL] ? 466.29
67.75 Ledburn Jn 09/00 [SL] ?   20/44 [SL] ? 459.66
76.25 Bletchley 09/07 [P3] [SL] ?   20/37 [P4] [SL] ? 451.36
79.44 Milton Keynes Central 09.12a ~ 09.15d [P3] [SL] ? [P3]   20.26a ~ 20.33d [P1] [SL] ? [P1] 448.17
86.26 Hanslope Jn 09/22 ?   20/16 [SL] ? 441.35
- Weedon   20/05 [FL] ? 428.26
95.47 Northampton 09/32 [P2] ?  
105.16 Long Buckby 09/43 ?  
? Hilmorton Jn 09/51 [DNL] ?  
114.46 Rugby 09.53a ~ 09.56d [P2] [FL] ? [P2]   19.49a ~ 19.53d [P5] [FL] ? [P5] 415.42
119.78 Brinklow 10/03 [FL] ?   ? ? ?
127.55 Attleborough Jn 10/10 [SL] ?   ? ? ?
129.16 Nuneaton 10/12 [P2] ?   [SL] 19/32 [P5] ? 400.72
? Amington Jn 10/23 [SL] ?   19/21 ? ?
148.29 Lichfield TV 10/30 ?   19/14 ? 381.59
156.28 Rugeley 10/36 ?   19/08 ? 373.60
159.14 Colwich Jn [SL] 10/42 [FL] ?   [FL] 19/06 [SL] ? [SL] 370.74
? Stafford No.4 ? ?   18/58 [FL] ? 364.39
165.49 Stafford 10*50 ~ 10*56 [P3] [FL] ? [P3]   18/57 [P4] [SL] ? [P4] 364.39
170.78 Norton Bridge 11/03 [FL] ?   18/50 [SL] ? 359.10
182.00 Madeley Jn 11/13 [FL] ?   18/41 [SL] ? 348.08
188.22 Basford Hall Jn 11/19 ?   18/35 ? 341.66
190.06 Crewe 11.23a ~ 11.26d [P11] ? [P11]   18.28a ~ 18.32d [P12] ? [P12] 340.02
190.64 Coal Yard 11/28 ?   18/26 ? 339.26
197.47 Winsford 11/34 ?   18/19 ? 332.41
201.70 Hartford 11/39 ?   18/15 ? 328.18
204.44 Acton Bridge 11/40 ?   18/14 ? 325.44
? Weaver Jn ? ?   18/12 ? 322.62
? Acton Grange Jn ? ?   18/08 ? 317.58
214.17 Warrington Bank Quay 11/47 [P3] ?   18/06 [P2] ? [P2] 315.71
215.26 Dallam Jn 11/48 ?   18/05 [FL] ? [FL] 314.42
? Warrington RMT - ?   18/03 [P1] ? [P1]
via x/o @ MP183.40]
?
217.53 Winwick Jn 11/50 ?   17/57 [SL] ? [SL] 312.35
220.03 Golborne Jn 11/54 [SL] ?   17/52 [FL] ? 310.05
223.73 Bamfurlong Jn 11/58 [GL] ?   17/48 [SL] ? [SL] 306.15

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
224.53 Ince Moss Jn 12/01 ?
231.39 St Helens Central 12/12 [P2] ?
237.25 Huyton 12/20 ?
240.18 Olive Mount Jn 12/26 ?
240.77 Bootle Branch Jn 12/27 ?
241.21 Tuebrook Sidings 12.29 ~ 12.49 ? [Down Waterloo 4]
241.45 Bootle Branch Jn 12/51 ?
242.02 Edge Lane Jn 12/52 ?
246.36 Bootle Jn 13/05 ?
247.10 Regents Road LC 13.08 ~ 13.13 ?
248.02 Seaforth MDHC 13.28 ~ 13.50 ?
248.74 Regents Road LC 14.05 ~ 14.10 ?
249.48 Bootle Jn 14/14 ?
254.02 Edge Lane Jn 14/27 ?
254.45 Olive Mount Jn 14/29 ?
257.38 Huyton 14/35 ?
263.24 St Helens Central 14/43 [P1] ?
270.54 Springs Branch Jn 14/56 [FL] ?
271.77 Wigan North Western 14c59 ~ 15c01 [P5] ? [P5]
279.48 Balshaw Lane Jn 15/09 [SL] ?
281.51 Euxton Jn 15/12 ?
285.38 Farington Curve Jn 15/15 ?
286.43 Ribble Jn [GL] 15/17 [GL] ?
288.04 Preston Riversway Platform 15.32a ~ 16.52d ?
289.45 Ribble Jn 17/15 [SL] ? [SL]
290.50 Farington Curve Jn 17/17 ?
294.37 Euxton Jn 17/22 ?
296.40 Balshaw Lane Jn 17/28 [FL] ?
304.11 Wigan North Western 17/43 [P4] ? [P4]
? Wigan South Jn 17/44 [GL] ? [GL]
305.40 Springs Branch Jn 17/45 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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