30th November 2013

Railway Touring Company
The Christmas Cheshireman

Locos Used 37516 'Loch Laidon' & steam: 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'
Stock Used 14099+99371+99128+99712+99352+3058+3093+3136+99318+4994+4940+99723

Route :
1Z87 : Bristol Temple Meads to Crewe
1Z89 : Crewe to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
70013 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Ludlow - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Wrexham General - Chester - Crewe
70013 (1) Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Shrewsbury
37516 + 70013 (3) Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes: 
(1) 37516 on rear. 
(2) The outward leg was delayed by a fatality near Stapleton Road. 
(3) It is reported that 37516 piloted 70013 after an alleged signalling incident at Shrewsbury.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 07.30d [P3] [UDR] 08.11   21.46a [P6] 23.17
Bristol East Jn 07/32 [RL] 08/13   21/44 [DF] 23/16
Dr Day's Jn 07/34 08/14   21/43 23/14
Narroways Hill Jn 07/37 08/16   21/41 23/13
Filton Abbey Wood 07.42a ~ 07.44d [P3] 08.21 ~ 08.24   21.28a ~ 21.32d [P1] 23.06 ~ 23.09
Patchway 07/47 [P2] 08/27   21/23 [P1] 23/03
Pilning 07/51 [P2] 08/31   21/16 [P1] 22/59
Severn Tunnel East 07/52 08/32   21/14 22/57
Severn Tunnel West 07/58 08/35   21/09 22/53
Severn Tunnel Junction 07/59 [P3] [DR] 08/37 [P3]   21/08 [P4] 22/51
Magor 08w05 ~ 08w20 ?   20w45 ~ 21w02 ?
Llanwern West Jn 08/29 09/16   20/35 22/32
Maindee East Jn 08/34 ?   20/31 [UR] ?
Maindee North Jn 08/37 09/28   20/28 22/25
Cwmbran 08.46a ~ 08.49d 09.37 ~ 09.46   20.11a ~ 20.15d 22.15 ~ 22.16
Little Mill Jn 08/58 ?   20/03 22/07
Abergavenny 09.08a ~ 09.11d 10.03 ~ 10.09   19.48a ~ 19.52d 21.55 ~ 21.58
Pontrilas 09/24 10/26   19/33 21/42
Tram Inn 09/30 10/32   19/27 21/36
Hereford 09w40a ~ 10w34d [UR] 10.43 ~ 11.28   18w55a ~ 19w16d [P1] 21.23 ~ 21.27
Shelwick Jn 10/38 11/31   18/53 21/19
Moreton-on-Lugg 10/42 11/35   18/48 21/16
Leominster 10/51 11/42   18/40 21/06
Woofferton 10/58 11/50   18/33 21/00
Ludlow 11/02 ?   18/28 ?
Bromfield SB 11/05 12/04   18/26 20/54
Craven Arms 11/12 [P1] 12/10   18/21 [P2] 20/49
Marsh Brook LC 11/18 12/16   18/16 20/44
Church Stretton 11/21 ?   18/13 ?
Dorrington SB 11/28 12/25   18/05 20/32
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/35 12/30   17/58 20/24
English Bridge Jn 11/37 ?   17/56 ?
Shrewsbury 11/38 [P4] 12/37   17/55 [P4] ?
Gobowen 12/03 13/03   17/35 18/42
Chirk 12w09a ~ 12w27d ?   17w09a ~ 17w28d ?
Ruabon 12/33 ?   17/03 ?
Wrexham General 12/40 [P2] 13/42   16/57 [P1] 18/02
Saltney Jn 12/54 13/55   16/42 17/41
Chester South Jn 12/56 [US] ?   16/39 ?
Chester 12.58a ~ 13.05d [P4] 14.00 ~ 14.04 [P4]   16.27a ~ 16.37d [P3] [DM] 17.22 ~ 17.33
Beeston Castle & Taporley 13/20 14/19   16/14 ?
Crewe Steel Works 13/30 14/28   16/02 17/01
Crewe 13.37a [P12] 14.32 [P12]   15.54d [P12] 16.58


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

30/11/13 : 
5Z88 : (70013 + 14099) : Crewe - Gresty Lane Jn - Basford Hall S.S.N. - Crewe
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Crewe 13.49d
Gresty Lane Jn 13.53 ~ 13.57
Basford Hall S.S.N. 14.05 ~ 14.09
Crewe 14/18
Crewe Heritage Centre 14.30 ~ 15.30
Crewe 15.45a

02/12/13 : 
5Z92 : (57313 + 37516 + 70013) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Southall

Location Booked
Bristol Kingsland Road 09.30d
North Somerset Jn 09.35 ~ 09.39
Bath Spa 09/54
Bathampton Jn 10.00 ~ 10.48
Chippenham 11/02
Wootton Bassett Jn 11/14
Swindon 11/21
Challow 11/35
Wantage Road 11.40 ~ 11.58
Didcot Parkway 12/15
Reading 12.41 ~ 12.43
Maidenhead 12/59
Slough 13/05
Southall 13.18 ~ 13.21
Southall Depot 13.31a


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