11th August 2013

Railway Touring Company
The
15 Guinea Special

Locos Used steam: 44932, 45231, 45305 & 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used (2) POB + load 10

Route : 1T57 throughout

Loco(s) Route
45305 Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Wavertree Jn - Hunts Cross - Warrington Central - Glazebrook East Jn - Trafford Park East Jn - Castlefield Jn - Deansgate - Manchester Piccadilly - Ardwick Jn - Longsight DGL
70013 Longsight DGL - Ardwick Jn - Manchester Piccadilly - Castlefield Jn - Ordsall Lane Jn - Salford Crescent - Bolton - Lostock Jn - Chorley - Euxton Jn - Farington Jn - Lostock Hall Jn - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Hellifield - Settle Jn - (via S&C) - Petteril Bridge Jn - Carlisle
45231 + 44932 Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - Blackburn - Darwen - Bolton - (reverse of outward route) - Longsight DGL
45305 Longsight DGL - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) John Debens comments: Actual timings were similar to the booked times, in that the Train was 3mins early into Carlisle, and 2mins early back at Piccadilly. A very enjoyable trip, although the locos were not painted up in the original numbering used in 1968, as advertised they would be.
(2) Stock identities required (different Private Owner Brake...POB...coaches were probably used with each change of steam loco).

Sources : John Debens

Photo Review


70013 on arrival at Carlisle (photo: John Debens)


45231 & 44932 pause for water at Appleby (photo: John Debens)


45305 at Manchester Piccadilly before leavig for
Liverpool Lime Street (photo: John Debens)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Liverpool Lime Street 09.54d [P8] 22.46 [P7]
Edge Hill 10/00 [P2] 22/40 [P4]
Edge Hill SB 10/01 22/39
Wavertree Jn 10/04 22/35
Liverpool South Parkway HL 10/09 [P1] 22/26 [P2]
Hunts Cross West Jn 10/11 22/22
Hunts Cross 10/13 [P2] 22/20 [P1]
Hough Green 10/17 22/03
Warrington Central 10/27 [P1] 21/53 [P2]
Birchwood 10/31 21/49
Glazebrook East Jn & Sidings 10/35 21/46
Trafford Park East Jn 10/45 21/36
Castlefield Jn 10/49 21/33
Deansgate 10/50 [P1] 21/32 [P2]
Manchester Oxford Road 10/51 [P4] 21/31 [P2]
Manchester Piccadilly 10*54 ~ 10*56 [P13] 21.24a ~ 21.29d [P14]
Ardwick Jn 10/59 21/21
Longsight DGL 11L03 ~ 11L49 20L51 ~ 21L18
Ardwick Jn 11/51 20/49
Manchester Piccadilly 11.54a ~ 11.57d [P14] 20/47 [P13]
Manchester Oxford Road 11/58 [P2] 20/43 [P3]
Deansgate 11/59 [P2] 20/42 [P1]
Castlefield Jn 12/00 20/41
Ordsall Lane Jn 12/02 20/36
Salford Crescent 12/04 [P2] 20/34 [UB]
Bolton 12/15 [P4] 20/16 [P1]
Lostock Jn 12/19 -
Chorley 12/28 -
Euxton Jn 12/35 -
Farington Jn 12/39 -
Lostock Hall Jn 12/45 -
Bromley Cross - 20/08
Darwen - 19/57
Blackburn 13c03 ~ 13c05 [P2] 19c48 ~ 19c50 [P4]
Daisyfield Jn 13/08 19/45
Langho 13/17 19/33
Clitheroe 13/30 19/21
Horrocksford Jn 13/31 19/20
Hellifield 13/53 18/42
Hellifield GL 13w55 ~ 14w15 18w21 ~ 18w40
Settle Jn 14/23 18/14
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 14/33 ?
Ribblehead 14/40 18/02
Blea Moor 14/44 17/59
Garsdale 14/54 17/49
Ais Gill ? 17/46
Mallerstang ? 17/40
Kirkby Stephen 15/06 17/34
Crosby Garrett ? 17/31
Ormside ? 17/25
Appleby 15/17 17w05 ~ 17w20
Kirkby Thore SB 15/23 16/57
Culgaith SB 15/26 16/52
Lazonby & Kirkoswald 15/34 16/41
Low House Crossing SB 15/42 16/33
Howe & Co Sidings 15/46 16/28
Petteril Bridge Jn 15/51 16/20
London Road Jn 15/52 16/19
Carlisle 15.55a [P3] 16.16d [P3]


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