2nd March 2013

Branch Line Society
The East Midlands Depot Tracker

DMU Used 156401 & 156411

Route :
1Z81 : Crewe to Derby Etches Park
1Z82 : Derby Etches Park to Nottingham
1Z83 : Nottingham to Derby
1Z84 : Derby to Crewe

DMUs Used
Route
156411+156401 Crewe - Stoke-on-Trent - Blythe Bridge - Uttoxeter - North Stafford Jn - Sunny Hill - Melbourne Jn - Ramsline Halt - St Andrews No.1 Sdg - Derby - Chaddesden Curve
156401+156411 Chaddesden Curve - Derby - Derby Etches Park - Fuel Road 3 - Washer - L/H Headshunt
156411+156401 Derby Etches Park, L/H Headshunt - Internal Bypass - North Shed (M2) - Pilot Siding - Top Yard Neck
156401+156411 Top Yard Neck - Derby Etches Park - Fuel Road 2 - Washer - R/H Headshunt
156411+156401 Derby Etches Park, R/H Headshunt - No.15 Sdg - King Points - Neutral Line (Connecting Line) - Derby - St Marys Jn
156401+156411 St Marys Jn - Derby - Spondon - Trent - Beeston - Nottingham - Nottingham Parcels Siding
156411+156401 Nottingham Parcels Siding - Nottingham (1)
156401+156411 Nottingham - Nottingham Eastcroft Depot - RR1 - Fuel Headshunt
156411+156401 Fuel Headshunt - RR2
156401+156411 RR2 - Fuel Headshunt
156411+156401 Fuel Headshunt - No.8 Fuel - Washer - West End Headshunt
156401+156411 West End Headshunt - Jarvis Road 9
156411+156401 Jarvis Road 9 - West End Headshunt
156401+156411 West End Headshunt - Jarvis Road 11 (2)
156411+156401 Jarvis Road 11 - West End Headshunt
156401+156411 West End Headshunt - Jarvis Road 9
156411+156401 Jarvis Road 9 - West End Headshunt
156401+156411 West End Headshunt - Road 5 (3)
156411+156401 Road 5 - Nottingham - Beeston - Attenborough Jn - Meadow Lane Jn - Toton Centre
156401+156411 Toton Centre - Trent - Spondon - Derby Way & Works Siding - Derby DGL
156411+156401 Derby DGL - Melbourne Jn - Sunny Hill - North Stafford Jn - Uttoxeter - Blythe Bridge - Stoke-on-Trent - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 5Z83 ECS to Eastcroft Depot & Return to Nottingham, (to keep out of the way of a Skegness service), not run due to lateness. After traversal of Nottingham Parcels Siding, permission was gained, (at sig.TT254), to run into a middle road at Nottingham & then reverse straight into Eastcroft Depot as 1Z83.
(2) Stopped on points of Road 11 & Road 12, with the route set for Road 11.
(3) Before reversal in Road 5 unit 156411 was detached from 156401 for fitters attention, then re-attached.
(4) Timings issued two Weeks before tour, with no further update, so these were printed into tour brochures. However, on the Thursday evening before the tour, a "Final" set of timings were issued. Both sets are shown below.

Sources : Martyn Brailsford & Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard & Colin Ward)

Location Booked [Original] Booked [Final] Actual   Booked [Original] Booked [Final] Actual
Crewe 09.21 [P2] 09.21 [P2] 09.22 [P2]   18.34a [P4] 18.35 [P2] 18.47 [P2]
Crewe Up & Dn Pottery Loop ? 09/26 09/24 [Up/Dn PotL]  
Crewe North Stafford Jn 09/24 09/27 09/25   18/31 18/31 ?
Barthomley Jn 09/27 09/30 09/28   18/28 18/28 ?
Alsager 09/29 09/32 09/31 [P2]   18.25 18/26 18/39 [P1]
Alsager Up & Dn Goods Loop via UpDnG 09/37 09/32 [Up/Dn GL]  
Kidsgrove 09/39 09/44 09*38 ~ 09*45   18/23 18/23 18/36
Bradwell Jn 09/43 [GL] 09/50 [GL] 09/49 [UGL]  
Longport Jn 09/46 09/51 09/51  
Grange Jn 09/48 [GL] 09*58 ~ 09*58 [GL] 09/53 [UGL]   18/16 18/16 18/30
Newcastle Jn (Staffs)   18/10 [GL] 18/09 [GL] 18/23 [DGL]
Stoke North Jn 10/05 [DnUpM] ?     ? ?  
Stoke-on-Trent 10.09a ~ 10.15d [P2] 10.09a ~ 10.15d [P2] 10.08 ~ 10.16 [P2]   18.05a ~ 18.07d 18.04a ~ 18.06d 18.20 ~ 18.21 [P2]
Stoke Jn 10/17 10/17 10/18   18/02 18/01 18/18
Longton 10/20 10/21 10/21   17/42 17/47 18/14
Caverswall 10/24 10/24 10/25   17/40 17/44 18/11
Blythe Bridge 10/25 10/25 10/26   17/39 17/43 18/10
Uttoxeter Signal Box 10/35 10/36 10/35   17/26 17/31 18/00
Uttoxeter 10.37a ~ 10.39d 10.37a ~ 10.39d 10.37 ~ 10.39 [P1]   17.23a ~ 17.25d 17.27a ~ 17.29d 17.57 ~ 17.58 [P2]
Tutbury & Hatton 10/47 10/47 10/46   17/15 17/20 17/50
North Stafford Jn 11/03 11/03 10.53 ~ 10.57   17/10 17/14 17/44
Stenson Jn 11/03 11/03 10/58   17/09 17/13 17/43
Sunny Hill 11/06 [UGL] 11/07 [GL] 11/02 [UGL]   17/06 [DGL] 17/09 17.36 ~ 17.39 [DGL]
Melbourne Jn 11.08 ~ 11.20 11.14 ~ 11.22 11/04   17/04 17/06 17/35
L.N.W. Jn Derby 11/22 11/24 11/07   17/01 17/03 [GL] 17/33 [DnGW]

 

Location Booked [Original] Booked [Final] Actual
Ramsline Halt ? ? 11p08a ~ 11p26d
St Andrews No.1 Siding ? ? [No.1 Sdg] 11.28 ~ 11.33 [X to UpMnW]
Derby St Andrews Economac 11.27 ~ 11.41 11.31 ~ 11.41 (Rev) DIV
St Andrews No.1 Siding (Rev) (Rev) DIV
Derby 11.45 ~ 11.53 [P3b] 11.45 ~ 11.53 [P4b] 11.35 ~ 11.37 [P2a]
Derby Station North Jn 11/54 11/54 11/39 [DnGds]
Derby Chaddesden Curve 11.55 ~ 11.59 11.55 ~ 11.59 11.43 ~ 11.51
Derby Station North Jn 12/00 [GL] 12/00 [GL] 11/54 [UpGds]
Derby 12/01 [TL] 12/06 [TL] 11/55 [Pilot Sdg]
Derby Etches Park Sidings 12.04a ~ 12.10a ~ (Sig.478) - 11.57 ~ 12.02
Fuel Road (F3)
? ? 12/05
Washer
? ? 12/10
Headshunt (L/H on arrival)
? ? 12.13 ~ 12.18 (EoL)
Internal Bypass
? ? 12.23 ~ 12.27
North Shed
? ? 12.28 ~ 12.34 [M2]
Sig. M2OB2
? ? 12.37 ~ 12.57
Pilot / Top Yard Neck
? ? 13.01 ~ 13.03 (2 coach lengths into Neck)
Derby Etches Park Sidings
? ? (Sig.478) - 13.05 ~ 13.06
Fuel Road (F2)
? ? 13/09
Washer
? ? 13/12
Headshunt (R/H on arrival)
? ? 13.16 ~ 13.20
No.15 Road
? ? 13/21
Kings Points
? (Pilot Line) ? (Pilot Line) ??.?? ~ 13.26 (Neutral Line)
Derby Etches Park Sidings ~ 13/07 [TL] ~ 13.09 [TL] 13/26
Derby 13/10 [GL] 13/12 [GL] 13/28 [DGL]
Derby Station North Jn 13/11 [GL] 13/13 [GL] 13/29
St Marys North Jn ? ? (DG > UM > DM > DG)
St Marys DGL 13.14 ~ 13.18 13.16 ~ 13.20 [GL] 13.33 ~ 13.38
St Marys North Jn ? ? (DG > DM > UM > DG > UG)
Derby Station North Jn 13/21 [GL] 13/23 [GL] 13/42
Derby 13/27 [CS1] 13/27 [CS1] 13/43 [CS1]
Spondon 13/33 13/33 13/49 [P1]
Sheet Stores Jn 13/42 13/42 13/55
Trent East 13/44 [GL] 13/44 13/57 [DPL]
Meadow Lane LC 13/45 ? 13/58
Beeston South Jn 13/49 [GL] 13/51 [GL] 14.04 ~ 14.07 [DGL]
Mansfield Jn 14/01 [SL] 14/01 [SL] 14/12
Nottingham 14.03 ~ 14.03 [P1b] 14.03 ~ 14.03 [P1b] 14/14 [P1]
Nottingham East ? ? (Sig.TT272) - 14.16 ~ 14.22
Nottingham Parcels Siding 14.06 ~ 14.10 14.06 ~ 14.10 14.24 ~ 14.26 (EoL)
Parcels Siding Sig.TT254 ? ? 14.28 ~ 14.39
Nottingham 14.13a [P3c] ~ (14+22d ECS to Depot) 14.13a [P3] ~ (14+22d ECS to Depot) 14.41 ~ 14.44 [Dn Middle]
Nottingham (14+39a ECS from Depot) ~ 14.45d [P5b] (14+39a ECS from Depot) ~ 14.45d [P5b]
Nottingham Eastcroft Depot 14.48a ~ 14.48a ~ 14/46 ~
Fuel Headshunt
(via Hammerhead 1) (via Hammerhead 1) 14.50 ~ 15.00 (EoL)
Hammerhead 2
(Hammerhead 2) (Hammerhead 2) 15.03 ~ 15.05
Fuel Headshunt
? ? 15.07 ~ 15.08 (EoL)
Washer
? (via No.8 Fuel Siding) 15/13
West End Headshunt
? ? 15.15 ~ 15.16 (EoL)
Jarvis Jn
? ? 15.16 ~ 15.19
Jarvis Road 9
? ? 15.21 ~ 15.24 (EoL)
West End Headshunt
? ? 15.27 ~ 15.28
Jarvis Road 11
? ? 15.30 ~ 15.34 (Rd11 / Rd12 Points, before Gate)
West End Headshunt
? ? 15.34 ~ 15.41
Jarvis Road 9
? ? 15.43 ~ 15.57 (Gate)
West End Headshunt
? ? 15.59 ~ 16.00
Eastcroft Road 5
? ? 16.01 ~ 16.34 (EoL) (3)
Nottingham Eastcroft Depot ~ 15.38d ~ 15.38d ~ 16/35
Nottingham 15.41 ~ 15.41 [ML] 15.41 ~ 15.41 [4 Mid] 16.36 ~ 16.39 [Up Middle]
Mansfield Jn 15/44 [GL] 15/44 [GL] 16/40 [UGL]
Beeston South Jn 15/54 15/54 16/45
Attenborough Jn 16/01 16/02 16/50
Meadow Lane Jn 16/03 [HLG] 16/04 [HLG] 16/52 [Dn HLG]
Toton Jn 16/04 [HLG] 16/05 16/54 [DnHL - DG]
Toton Centre 16.08 ~ 16.12 [ML] 16.09 ~ 16.13 16.55 ~ 16.58 [DnG] (REV) (DnG - UpHL - UpDn Ind)
Toton Jn 16/14 [ML] 16/18 17/01 [UpGds]
Trent East 16/21 16/25 17/05
Sheet Stores Jn 16/24 16/29 17/07
Spondon 16/31 16/36 17/13
Derby Way & Works Sidings 16.36 ~ 16.38 16*42 ~ 16*44 17.16 ~ 17.25 [Connecting Line]
Derby 16.41 ~ 16.56 [DGL] 16.50 ~ 16.58 [DGL] 17.27 ~ 17.30

Timings continue in first table.

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