2nd November 2013

Railway Touring Company
The Bluebell Explorer

Locos Used 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell
Stock Used (4) (14099)+99304+5200+4984+4973+99311+99121+99122+99316+99125+99127

Route :
1Z82 : Bridgnorth to Sheffield Park
1Z84 : Sheffield Park to Bridgnorth

Loco(s) Route
70013 (1) Bridgnorth - Hampton Loade - Highley - Arley - Bewdley - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Smethwick Jn - Galton Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - Northampton - Milton Keynes Central - Watford Junction - Wembley Central - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Yard South Jn - Willesden No.7 Jn - Willesden WL Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere Jn - Longhedge Jn - Factory Jn - Voltaire Road Jn - Brixton - Herne Hill - Tulse Hill - Streatham - Selhurst - East Croydon - Oxted - East Grinstead - Horsted Keynes - Sheffield Park
47580 (2) Sheffield Park - Horsted Keynes - East Grinstead - Oxted - East Croydon - Selhurst - Streatham Common - Balham - Clapham Junction - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - North Pole Jn - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden WL Jn - Acton Lane Reception Sidings
47580 Acton Lane Reception Sidings - Willesden No.7 Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Bridgnorth

Notes :
(1) 47580 on rear.
(2) 70013 on rear.
(3) Tour postponed from 28/09/13, for reason(s) unknown and was originally advertised to start from / terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill.
(4) 14099 was only in the consist when 70013 was on the train.
(5) 70013 carried a 'National Railway Museum York' headboard.

Source : Nick Bartlett & Barry Owen

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bridgnorth ?d ?   ?a ?
Hampton Loade ? ?   ? ?
Highley ? ?   ? ?
Arley ? ? [P1]   ? ?
Bewdley ? ?   ? ?
SVR / NR Boundary ? ~ 07.49 ? ~ 07.47   22.05 ~ ? 22.08 ~ ?
Kidderminster 07.53a ~ 07.56d [P1] 07.49 ~ 07.50   21.54a ~ 21.59d [P2] 21.58 ~ 22.03
Blakedown 08/03 08/02   21/49 21/53
Stourbridge Junction 08.09a ~ 08.12d [P2] 08.08 ~ 08.19   21.40a ~ 21.44d [P3] 21.46 ~ 21.48
Rowley Regis 08/24 08/28   21/29 21/32
Smethwick Jn 08/30 08/33   21/24 21/24
Galton Jn 08/33 08/33   21/22 21/23
Soho South Jn 08/37 08/36   21/19 21/16
Birmingham New Street 08.42a ~ 08.57d [P2] 08.41 ~ 08.59 [P2]   21.09a ~ 21.14d [P2] 21.01 ~ 21.11
Proof House Jn 09/00 09/02   21/06 20/58
Stechford 09/03 09/06   21/01 20/54
Birmingham International 09w08a ~ 09w23d [P1] 09w13 ~ 09w27 [P1]   20.49a ~ 20.53d [P2] 20.46 ~ 20.49
Coventry 09.37a ~ 09.40d [P2] 09.42 ~ 09.44   20.35a ~ 20.39d [P3] 20.29 ~ 20.31
Trent Valley Jn 09/51 [SL] 09/56   20/25 20/18
Rugby 09.53a ~ 10.03d [P6] 09.57 ~ 10.14   20.11a ~ 20.22d [P2] 20.09 ~ 20.17
Hillmorton Jn 10/05 10/17   20/09 20/07
Daventry North Jn 10/08 10/20   20/07 20/05
Long Buckby 10/16 10/25   20/02 20/00
Northampton 10.29a ~ 10.32d [P1] 10/39?   19.46a ~ 19.50d [P2] 19.47 ~ 19.49
Hanslope Jn 10/45 [US] 10/49   19/36 19/38
Milton Keynes Central 10/53 [P1] [US] 10/56   19/30 [P3] [DS] 19/31
Bletchley 10/59 [P4] [US] 11/01 [P4] [US]   19/21 [P3] [DS] 19/20
Ledburn Jn 11/10 [US] 11/11   19/11 [DS] 19/08
Tring 11/19 [US] 11/18   19/06 [DS] 19/02
Bourne End Jn 11/25 [US] 11/23   18/59 [DS] 18/52
Watford Junction 11/34 [P9] [US] 11/31   18.47a ~ 18.49d [P8] [DS] 18/44?
Bushey 11w36a ~ 11w44d [P6] 11.34 ~ 11.45   18/45 18/43
Harrow & Wealdstone 11/50 [US] 11/50   18/40 [DS] 18/39
Wembley Central 11/55 [P6] [US] 11/54   18/36 [SL] 18/35
Sudbury Jn 11/56 [UR] 11/56   18/34 [SL] 18/33
Wembley Yard South Jn 11/58 [UR] ?   18/29 [DR] ?
Willesden No.7 Jn 12/03 [UR] ?   18/28 [DR] ?
Acton Lane Reception Sdgs - -   18L18 ~ 18L25 18.14 ~ 18.24
Willesden WL Jn 12/06 12/03   18/14 18/10
Mitre Bridge Jn 12/08 12/08   18/12 18/09
North Pole Jn 12/10 12/11   18/11 18/06
Kensington Olympia 12C15a ~ 12C18d [P3]  12.15 ~ 12.18 [P3]   18.00a ~ 18.05d [P2] 17.59 ~ 18.02
Latchmere Jn 12/24 12/26   17/52 17/53
Longhedge Jn 12*28 ~ 12*38 ?   - -
Factory Jn 12/45 [AL] 12/39   - -
Voltaire Road Jn 12/47 [AL] 12/46   - -
Shepherds Lane Jn  12/49 ?   - -
Brixton 12/51 [P2] 12/49   - -
Herne Hill 12/54 [P3] 12/53   - -
Tulse Hill 12/57 12/57   - -
Streatham 13/00 [P1] 13/01   - -
Clapham Junction - -   17/47 [P16] 17/51
Balham - -   17/42 [P2] [US] 17/43
Streatham North Jn - -   17/37 [US] 17/36
Streatham Common 13/03 [P1] [DS] 13/04   17/34 [P2] 17/34
Selhurst 13/11 [P1] [DS] 13/13   17/26 [P2] 17/27
Windmill Bridge Jn 13/13 13/15   17/24 17/25
East Croydon 13/17 [P5] 13/18   17/23 [P4] 17/24
South Croydon 13/30 [P4] 13/27   17/21 [P3] 17/23
Sanderstead 13/37 [P2] 13/34   17/15 [P1] 17/20
Oxted 13/47 [P2] 13/46   16/59 [P1] 17/08
Hurst Green 13/49 [P2] 13/49   16/57 [P1] 17/04
East Grinstead 14.03a ~ 14.06d [P1] 14.05 ~ 14.07   16.40a ~ 16.43d [P1] 16.40 ~ 16.43
East Grinstead NR Sidings 14.13 ~ ? 14.13 ~ ?   ? ~ 16.33 ? ~ 16.33
Kingscote ?a ?   ?d ?
Horsted Keynes ?a ?   ?d ?
Sheffield Park ?a ?   ?d ?


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

01/11/13 : 5Z82 : (47580 with 70013 on rear) : Southall to Bridgnorth
04/11/13 : 5Z84 : (47580) : Bridgnorth to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 10.29d 19.49a
Southall 10.39 ~ 10.59 19.18 ~ 19.39
West Ealing 11/07 ?
Acton Main Line 11/13 18*53 ~ 19*03
Acton Wells Jn 11/16 18/48
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 11/19 18/35
Willesden No.7 Jn 11/22 18/32
Wembley Yard South Jn 11/23 18/31
Sudbury Jn 11/24 18/29
Wembley Central 11/26 18/27
Harrow & Wealdstone 11/30 18/22
Watford Junction 11/37 18/16
Bourne End Jn 11/46 18/02
Tring 11/56 17/55
Ledburn Jn 12/02 17/48
Bletchley 12/11 17/38
Milton Keynes Central 12/15 17/34
Hanslope Jn 12/23 17/28
Northampton 12/35 17/17
Long Buckby 12/48 17/09
Daventry North Jn 12/55 17/02
Hillmorton Jn 12/59 17/00
Rugby 13.02 ~ 13.04 16C55 ~ 16C57
Trent Valley Jn 13/06 16/52
Coventry 13/17 16/38
Coventry North Jn 13*20 ~ 13*35 -
Birmingham International 13.49 ~ 13.58 16/25
Stechford 14/06 16*03 ~ 16*18
Aston 14/28 15/58
Perry Barr 14/35 15/49
Perry Barr West Jn 14/37 15/40
Soho East Jn 14/43 15/36
Soho North Jn 14/48 15/34
Galton Jn 14/53 15*21 ~ 15*30
Smethwick Jn 15/07 15/20
Rowley Regis 15/13 15/14
Stourbridge Junction 15/28 15/00
Blakedown 15/32 14/52
Kidderminster 15.35 ~ 15.38 14.42 ~ 14.47
SVR / NR Boundary 15.42 ~ ? ? ~ 14.37
Bridgnorth ?a ?d

02/11/13 : 
5Z83 : (70013 + 14099) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Southall

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sdgs 18.35d
Willesden No.7 Jn 18.38 ~ 18.42
Acton Canal Wharf Jn 18/46
Acton Wells Jn 18/48
Acton Main Line 18/51
Acton West 18/57
Southall 19.07 ~ 19.27
Southall Depot 19.29a


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