20th April 2013

V.S.O.E. (Northern Belle)
Cardiff Castle & Sights

Locos Used 47501 & 47790
Stock Used 10729+10734+17167+325+3247+3275+3182+1566+3273+3174

Route :
1Z12 : Liverpool Lime Street to Cardiff Central
1Z13 : Cardiff Central to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco(s) Route
47790 (2) Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Huyton Jn - St Helens Junction - Earlestown -  Winwick Jn - (via WCML) - Stafford - Penkridge - Bushbury Jn - Oxley Jn - Wellington - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Craven Arms - Leominster - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee North Jn - Newport - Cardiff Central
47501 (3) Cardiff Central - Severn Tunnel Junction - Lydney - Gloucester - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Spetchley - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Kings Norton - Five Ways - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) Off tour option: visit to the RHS Cardiff Flower Show.
(2) 47501 on rear.
(3) 47790 on rear.

Sources : Richard Rooker, Nick Bartlett & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Richard Rooker & Guy Vincent)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 07.07d [P8] [SL] 07.07   22.43a [P8] 22.45
Edge Hill 07/12 [P3] 07/11   22/37 [P4] 22/41
Edge Hill SB 07/12 ?   22/37 [FL] ?
Bootle Branch Jn 07/13 07/12   22/36 22/39
Olive Mount Jn 07/14 07/13   22/34 22/37
Huyton Jn 07/20 ?   22/28 ?
Rainhill 07/23 07/24   22/23 22/25
St Helens Junction 07/26 [P1] 07/26   22/21 [P2] 22/19
Earlestown 07/30 [P3] 07/33   22/16 [P3] 22/14
Winwick Jn 07/33 07/36   22/13 22/10
Dallam Jn 07/36 ?   22/10 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 07.38a ~ 07.44d [P1] [FL] 07.41 ~ 07.44   22.02a ~ 22.07d [P3] [FL] 21.59 ~ 22.05
Acton Grange Jn 07/48 07/49   22/00 [ML] 21/57
Weaver Jn 07/55 [ML] 07/58   21/57 [ML] 21/53
Acton Bridge 07/57 [SL] 08/04   21/54 21/52
Hartford Jn 08.02 ~ 08.14 [FL] 08.08 ~ 08.08   21/52 [FL] 21/51
Winsford 08/19 [SL] 08/14   21/48 21/47
Crewe Coal Yard 08/29 [SL] 08/24   21/42 [FL] 21/41
Crewe 08.34 ~ 08.42 [P4] [FL] 08.32 ~ 08.38   21.34 ~ 21.40 [P6] [FL] 21.34 ~ 21.39
Basford Hall Jn 08/46 [FL] 08/42   21/28 [SL] 21/27
Madeley 08/52 [FL] 08/48   21/21 [SL] 21/20
Norton Bridge 09/04 [FL] 08/58   21/12 [SL] 21/11
Stafford 09.14 ~ 09.22 [P1] [SL] 09.04 ~ ??.??   20.58 ~ 21.06 [P5] [SL] 21.00 ~ 21.04
Trent Valley Jn 09/23 ?   20/56 [SL] 20/59
Bushbury Jn 09/45 ?   20/43 [ML] 20/49

 

Location Booked Actual
Bushbury Jn 09/45 ?
Stafford Road Jn 09/50 ?
Codsall 09/54 ?
Cosford 09/59 10/01
Madeley Jn 10/05 10/06
Wellington 10/12 [DML] 10/12
Abbey Foregate Jn 10/25 ?
English Bridge Jn 10/26 ?
Sutton Bridge Jn 10/28 10/29
Dorrington 10/36 10/37
Marsh Brook LC 10/45 10/48
Craven Arms 10/49 [P2] 10/52
Bromfield 10/52 10/57
Woofferton 10/58 11/02
Leominster 11/03 11/07
Morton-on-Lugg 11/10 11/14
Shelwick Jn 11/16 11/16
Hereford 11/19 [P2] 11/19
Tram Inn 11/27 11/28
Pontrilas 11/32 11/32
Abergavenny 11/43 11/44
Little Mill Jn 11/50 11/50
Cwmbran 11/54 11/54
Maindee North Jn 12/01 12/01
Mainde West Jn 12/08 [ML] 12/07
Newport 12/11 [P2] 12/09
Ebbw Jn 12/14 12/11
Marshfield 12/18 [ML] 12/15
Cardiff Central [P3] 12.29a ~ 17.39d [P4] 12.26 ~ 17.39
Marshfield 17/49 [RL] 17/49
Ebbw Jn 17/54 [URL] 17/53
Newport 17/57 [URL] 17/55
Maindee West Jn 17/58 17/56
Llanwern West Jn 18/01 17/59
Severn Tunnel Junction 18/14 [P2] 18/11
Chepstow 18/22 18/20
Lydney 18/30 18/28
Awre 18/35 18/34
Gloucester 18.51 ~ 19.06 [P4] [ML] 18.49 ~ 19.04
Horton Road Jn 19/08 [ML] 19/06
Barnwood Jn 19/09 19/07
Cheltenham Spa 19/15 [P2] 19/14
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 19/23 [P1] 19/20
Abbotswood Jn 19/31 19/28
Spetchley 19/32 ?
Stoke Works Jn 19/40 19/35
Bromsgrove 19/42 19/36
Barnt Green 19/50 [ML] 19/42
Longbridge 19/57 [FL] 19/46
Kings Norton 20/01 [FL] 19/52
Selly Oak 20/06 [P1] ?
Birmingham New Street 20/18 [P5] [L4] 20/25
Proof House Jn 20/21 [SL] 20/20
Aston 20/24 ?
Perry Barr North Jn 20/29 ?
Tame Bridge Parkway 20/32 ?
Bescot Stadium 20/34 ?
Darlaston Jn 20/35 ?
Portobello Jn 20/38 ?

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Moves

Location Booked Actual
Cardiff Central 12.42d [P3] 12.42
Cardiff Canton 12.47a 12.45


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