7th July 2012

Spitfire Railtours
The
Prisoner

Locos Used 37676, 37685, 97302 & 97304
Stock Used 99371+3058+99311+5478+5487+99328+99722+99723

Route :
1Z26 : Leeds to Aberystwyth
1Z36 : Aberystwyth to Leeds

Loco(s) Route
37676 + 37685 Leeds - Whitehall Jn - Dewsbury - Heaton Lodge Jn - Huddersfield - Stalybridge - Manchester Victoria - Eccles - Earlestown - Winwick Jn - (via WCML) - Crewe - Wem - Abbey Foregate Jn - Shrewsbury
97302 + 97304 Shrewsbury - English Bridge Jn - Sutton Bridge Jn - Newtown - Machynlleth - Dovey Junction - Aberystwyth
97302 + 97304 Aberystwyth - (reverse of outward route) - Sutton Bridge Jn (2)
37676 + 37685 Sutton Bridge Jn - English Bridge Jn - Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Bushbury Jn - Oxley Jn - Stafford (3)
37685 (3) Stafford - Norton Bridge - (2) Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds

Notes : 
(1) David Ross comments: the delay at Welshpool on the return leg was due to the WCRC crew having to travel by taxi from Crewe due to a derailment at Shrewsbury, then upon arrival finding that London Midland had blocked the 37's in with a class 170 DMU.
(3) Booked route between Shrewsbury & Crewe was the reverse of outward but was revised due to the same derailment that caused the earlier delay.
(3) 37676 shut-down at Stafford with lack of coolant. 37685 provided power on it's own from there to Leeds, pushing 37676.

Source : David Ross (joined/left the train at Warrington Bank Quay)

Photo Review


37676 & 37685 arrive into Warrington Bank Quay (photo: David Ross)


97302 & 97304 pause at Welshpool on the return leg (photo: David Ross)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Ross)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Leeds 06.32d 06.32   23.09a 23.53
Whitehall Jn 06/33 06/33   23/03 23/51
Dewsbury 06.45a ~ 06.48d 06.45 ~ 06.48   22.44a ~ 22.48d 23.31 ~ 23.35
Heaton Lodge Jn 06/53 06/52   22/39 23/27
Huddersfield 06.59a ~ 07.02d 06.56 ~ 07.02   22.30a ~ 22.34d 23.16 ~ 23.22
Marsden 07/12 07/10   22/24 23/07
Diggle Jn 07/18 07/14   22/20 23/02
Greenfield 07/20 07/16   22/18 22/59
Stalybridge 07.26a ~ 07.29d 07.22 ~ 07.28   22.08a ~ 22.12d 22.48 ~ 22.50
Manchester Victoria 07.44a ~ 07.49d 07.42 ~ 07.48   21.29a ~ 21.44d 22.30 ~ 22.32
Eccles 08/04 08/01   21/08 22/21
Earlestown 08/20 08/18   20/49 22/07
Winwick Jn 08/22 08/21   20/45 22/03
Warrington Bank Quay 08.28a ~ 08.31d 08.26 ~ 08.30   20.38a ~ 20.40d 21.55 ~ 21.58
Acton Grange Jn 08/34 08/33   20/36 21/52
Weaver Jn 08/39 08/37   20/34 21/48
Crewe Coal Yard SB 09/02 08/53   20/16 21/34
Crewe 09.04a ~ 09.15d 09.01 ~ 09.14   19.59a ~ 20.14d 21.29 ~ 21.32
Gresty Lane Jn 09/17 09/16   ? DIV
Nantwich ? ?   19/47 DIV
Wrenbury ? ?   19/43 DIV
Prees ? ?   19/34 DIV
Wem 09/39 09/41   19/31 DIV
Madeley   DIV 21/15
Stafford   DIV 20/59
Bushbury Jn   DIV 20/46
Madeley Jn   DIV 20/21
Wellington   DIV 20/12
Shrewsbury 0L53 ~ 10L22 09.52 ~ 10.22   19L00 ~ 19L21 DIV
Sutton Bridge Jn 10/28 10/25   18.36 ~ 18.55 19L40 ~ 19L55
Welshpool 10/57 10/48   17.53 ~ 18.08 17.36 ~ 19.09
Newtown 11/19 11/12   17/34 17/20
Caersws 11/31 11/21   17/22 ?
Talerddig 11/45 11/32   17/10 17/02
Machynlleth 12/05 11.53 ~ 12.01   16.41 ~ 16.46 16.35 ~ 16.43
Dovey Junction 12/12 12/10   16/34 16/28
Aberystwyth 12.53a 12.46   15.50d 15.51


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