30th June 2012

UK Railtours
The Rossendale Venturer

Locos Used 66003 & 66165
Stock Used 5292+5341+4991+1832+3107+3112+3120+3119+1699+3123+3149+17015

Route : 
1Z58 : London Euston to Bury Bolton Street
1Z59 : Bury Bolton Street to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
66003 (1) London Euston - Wembley Central - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central - Northampton - Rugby - Nuneaton - Tamworth LL - Lichfield Trent Valley - Stafford - Basford Hall Jn - Crewe Sorting Sidings North - Salop Goods Jn - Sydney Bridge Jn - Sandbach - Alderley Edge - Wilmslow - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Philips Park West Jn - Brewery Jn - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Vitriol Works - Castleton South Jn - Castleton DGL - Castleton
66165 (2) Castleton - Castleton East Jn - Castleton North Jn - Hopwood GF - Heywood - Bury Bolton Street
66003 (1) Bury Bolton Street - Heywood - Hopwood GF - Castleton North Jn - Castleton South Jn - Vitriol Works - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - Deal Street Jn - Ordsall Lane Jn - Eccles - Newton-le-Willows - Earlestown - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Weaver Jn - Hartford Jn - Winsford - Crewe - Basford Hall Jn - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes:
(1) 66165 on rear.
(2) 66003 on rear.
(3) Tour ran in conjunction with a visit to The East Lancs Railway, and included service trains hauled by 2-6-4T, 80080 or D7076.

Source : Mark Herriott (on the tour throughout), Mark Balins and Chris Bracey.

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mark Herriott)

Location Booked Actual Booked Actual
London Euston 07.10 [P15] [E] 07.10 22.21a [P15] 22.28
Camden South Jn 07/13 [C] 07/12 22/18 [D] 22/25
Camden Jn 07/13 [DS] 07/13 22/17 [D] 22/24
Willesden WL Jn 07/18 [DS] 07/17 22/14 [UF] 22/20
Wembley Central 07/22 [P5] 07/20 22/09 [UF] 22/18
Harrow & Wealdstone 07/25 [DS] 07/22 22/06 [UF] 22/15
Watford Junction 07.31a ~ 07.33d [P8] 07.29 ~ 07.33 21.59a ~ 22.01d [P7] 22.04 ~ 22.08
Bourne End Jn 07/41 [DS] 07/42 21/51 [UF] 21/56
Tring 07/51 [DS] 07/50 21/46 [UF] 21/52
Ledburn Jn 07/57 [DS] 07/57 21/40 [UF] 21/47
Bletchley 08/08 [P3] 08/07 21/33 [P2] 21/39
Milton Keynes Central 08.13a ~ 08.15d [P3] 08.12 ~ 08.15 21.27a ~ 21.29d [P4] 21.33 ~ 21.35
Hanslope Jn 08/21 08/22 21/21 [UF] 21/24
Northampton 08.31a ~ 08.33d [P3] 08.32 ~ 08.35 21.08a ~ 21.10d [P1] 21.05 ~ 21.08
Long Buckby 08/44 08/46 20/56 20/52
Hillmorton Jn 08/52 08/53 20/46 20/45
Rugby 08.54a ~ 08.56d [P2] 08.56 ~ 08.59 20.41a ~ 20.43d [P6] 20.39 ~ 20.42
Trent Valley Jn 08/58 [DS] 09/00 20/39 [US] 20/37
Brinklow 09/22 [DF] 09/13 - -
Attleborough Jn 09/27 [DS] 09/21 - -
Nuneaton 09/29 [P2] 09/23 20/27 [P5] 20/20
Amington Jn 09/39 [DS] 09/33 20/14 [US] 20/07
Lichfield North Jn 09/45 [DS] 09/42 20/07 [US] 20/01
Rugeley North Jn 09/51 [DS] 09/49 19/59 [US] 19/54
Colwich Jn 09/56 [DF] 09/53 19/55 [US] 19/51
Milford & Brockton 09/58 [DS] 09/56 - -
Whitehouse Jn - - 19/52 [UF] 19/47
Trent Valley Jn 10/00 [DS] 10/01 19/50 [US] ?
Stafford 10.03a ~ 10.05d [P6] 10.03 ~ 10.05 19.47a ~ 19.49d [P4] 19.39 ~ 19.43
Norton Bridge 10/12 [DS] 10/13 19/40 [US] 19/34
Madeley Jn 10/24 [DS] 10/22 19/29 [US] 19/25
Basford Hall Jn 10/32 ? 19/22 [US] 19/19

 

Location Booked Actual
Sorting Sdgs North SB 10/40 [DI] ?
Salop Goods Jn 10/42 10/42
Sydney Bridge Jn 10/48 [DS] 10/47
Sandbach 11/00 [P3] 10/54
Alderley Edge 11/17 [P2] 11/06
Wilmslow 11/20 [P3] 11/07
Cheadle Hulme 11/28 [P1] 11/11
Adswood  Road Jn 11/29 [DF] 11/12
Edgeley Jn No.1 11/31 [DF] 11/14
Stockport 11/32 [P3] 11/16
Heaton Norris Jn 11/34 11/18
Ash Bridge Jn 11/35 11/21
Denton Station Jn 11/40 ?
Denton Jn 11/41 ?
Ashton Moss North Jn 11/50 11/38
Baguley Fold Jn 11/54 11/42
Philips Park West Jn 11/55 11/44
Brewery Jn 11/56 ?
Thorpes Bridge Jn 11/59 11/53
Vitriol Works SB 12/02 11/59
Castleton DGL 12.08a ~ 12.19d [DGL] ?
Castleton 12.21a ~ 12.25 ?
Castleton North Jn 12.29a ~ 12.31d 12.33 ~ 12.40
Hopwood GF 12.36a ~ 12.45d 12.45 ~ 13.01
Heywood 12/50 13/09
Bury Bolton Street 13.03a ~ 16.40d 13.26 ~ 16.42
Heywood 16/53 16/55
Hopwood GF 16.58a ~ 17.05d 16.59 ~ 17.06
Castleton North Jn 17.08a ~ 17.10d 17.08 ~ 17.15
Castleton South Jn 17.14a ~ 17.24d ?
Vitriol Works SB 17/29 17/30
Thorpes Bridge Jn 17/34 17/33
Miles Platting 17/36 [SL] 17/35
Manchester Victoria 17/43 [P3] 17/41
Deal Street Jn 17/45 ?
Ordsall Lane Jn 18/00 17/47
Eccles 18/06 17/52
Astley SB 18/11 17/57
Newton-le-Willows 18/18 18/04
Earlestown 18/21 [P5] 18/07
Winwick Jn 18/38 [US] 18/09
Dallam Jn 18/42 [US] ?
Warrington Bank Quay 18/43 [P1] 18/13
Walton Old Jn 18/45 ?
Acton Grange Jn 18/47 [UF] 18/14
Weaver Jn 18/52 18/19
Acton Bridge 18/54 [UF] 18/21
Hartford Jn 18/56 [UF] 18/22
Winsford 19/01 [US] 18/27
Crewe Coal Yard Jn 19/11 [US] 18/58
Crewe 19.14a ~ 19.19d [P11] 19.09 ~ 19.16

Timings continue in first table.

Associated Workings on East Lancs Railway

2J62 : (80080) : Rawtenstall to Heywood
2J65 : (80080) : Heywood to Rawtenstall
2J68 : (80080) : Rawtenstall to Heywood
2H73 : (80080) : Heywood to Bury Bolton Street
Stock used : 4880+4866+4873+5241+4992+35452+1833+4917

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)   Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Rawtenstall 12.45d 15.00a   15.15d -
Irwell Vale 12.52d 14.52d   15.22d  
Ramsbottom 12.59a ~ 13.07d 14.43a ~ 14.45d   15.29a ~ 15.37d -
Summerseat 13.12d 14.38d   15.42d  
Bury Bolton Street 13.21a ~ 13.25d 14.13a ~ 14.30d   15.51a ~ 15.53d 16.33a
Heywood 13.38a 14.00d   16.06a 16.20d

2J64 : (D7076) : Rawtenstall to Heywood
2J67 : (D7076) : Heywood to Rawtenstall
Stock used : 4933+4767+4928+9356+1871+4350

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Rawtenstall 13.35d 15.50a
Irwell Vale 13.42d 15.42d
Ramsbottom 13.49a ~ 13.57d 15.33a ~ 15.35d
Summerseat 14.02d 15.28d
Bury Bolton Street 14.11a ~ 14.15d 14.58a ~ 15.20d
Heywood 14.28a 14.45d


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