1st February 2014

Railway Touring Company
The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express

Locos Used 86259 'Les Ross' & steam: 45699 'Galatea'
Stock Used (1) (80217)+99723+4940+4994+99318+3136+3093+99712+99128+99371

Route :
1Z86 : London Euston to Carlisle
1Z87 : Carlisle to London Euston

Loco Route
86259 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe - Preston - Carnforth U&DGL
45699 Carnforth U&DGL - (via WCML) - Carlisle
45699 Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Blackburn - Farington Jn
86259 Farington Jn - Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 80217 was only in the consist when 45699 was on the train. 
(2) Nick Bartlett comments: A very slow climb of Shap, speed was down to approximately 12mph at the summit, this was reportedly due to poor coal. The return leg via S&C was much better. The weather was bloody awful, strong winds and starting to snow over Shap and freezing rain on the S&C. 

Source : Nick Bartlett (on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


86259 at Milton Keynes Central on the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


45699 'Galatea' on arrival at Carlisle (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Euston 07.08d [P2] [X] 07.10 [P2] [X]   22.31a [P1] 22.25 [P1]
Camden South Jn 07/12 [E] 07/13 [E]   22/28 [A] 22/22 [B]
Camden Jn 07/12 [DF] 07/14 [DF]   22/27 [US] 22/21 [US] 
Willesden WL Jn 07/15 [DF] 07/17 [DF]   22/21 [US] 22/18 [US]
Wembley Central 07/17 07/19 [DF]   22/17 22/15 [US]
Harrow & Wealdstone 07/19 [DF] 07/21 [DF]   22/13 [US] 22/13 [US]
Watford Junction 07.24a ~ 07.25d [P6] [DF] 07.26 ~ 07.29 [P6] [DF]   22.02a ~ 22.06d [P9] [US] 22.05 ~ 22.07 [P9] [US]
Bourne End Jn 07/31 [DF] 07/35 [DF]   21/54 [US] 21/57 [US]
Tring 07/35 [P1] 07/39 [P1] [DF]   21*43 ~ 21*49 [P4] [US] 21.44 ~ 21.47 [P4] [US]
Ledburn Jn 07/39 [DF] 07/42 [DF]   21/34 [US] 21/37 [US]
Bletchley 07/44 [P1] [DF] 07/48 [P1] [DF]   21/28 [P4] [US] 21/31 [P4] [US]
Milton Keynes Central 07.47a ~ 07.57d [P5] [DS] 07.51 ~ 07.57 [P5] [DS]   21.21a ~ 21.24d [P1] [US] 21.25 ~ 21.26 [P1] [US]
Hanslope Jn 08/05 [DS-DF] 08/06 [DS-DF]   21/15 [UF-US] 21/17 [UF-US]
Weedon 08/13 08/15   21/06 21/08
Hillmorton Jn 08/21 08/22   20/57 21/00
Rugby 08.23a ~ 08.28d [P1] 08.25 ~ 08.28 [P1]   20.52a ~ 20.55d [P5] 20.53 ~ 20.58 [US] [P5] [UF]
Trent Valley Jn 08/30 [DF] 08/31 [DF]   20/50 [US] 20/52 [US]
Newbold Jn 08/32 08/31   20/47 [US] 20/50
Brinklow 08/36 [DF] 08/37   20/42 20/47
Attleborough Jn 08/43 [DF] 08/44   20/33 ?
Nuneaton 08.45a ~ 08.47d [P3] [DF] 08.47 ~ 08.49 [P3] [DF]   20.28a ~ 20.31d [P4] [UF] 20.33 ~ 20.36 [P5] [US]
Amington Jn 08/56 [DF] 08/57 [DF]   20/18 [UF] 20/20 [US]
Lichfield North Jn 09/01 [DF] 09/02 [DF]   20/13 [UF] 20/14 [UF-US]
Rugeley North Jn 09/05 [DF] 09/07 [DF]   20/08 [UF] 20/08 [UF]
Colwich 09/08 [DF] 09/12   20/06 [UF] 20/06 [UF]
Stafford No.4 Jn 09/17 ?   20/01 [US-UF] 20/00 [US-UF]
Stafford 09/17 [DF] 09/19 [DF]   19/59 [P4] 19/59 [P4] [US]
Norton Bridge 09/20 [DF] 09/24 [DF]   19/54 [US] 19/53 [US]
Madeley 09/27 [DF] 09/30 [DF]   19/41 [US] 19/43 [US]
Basford Hall Jn 09/32 09/35   19/36 [US] 19/38
Crewe 09.36a ~ 09.41d [P11] 09.39 ~ 09.43 [P11]   19.28a ~ 19.32d [P11] [US] 19.32 ~ 19.34 [P11] [US]
Crewe Coal Yard 09/42 [DS] 09/45 [DS]   19/26 19/28
Winsford 09/54 09/55   19/17 19/20 [UF]
Hartford Jn 09/57 09/58   19/14 19/17
Acton Bridge 09/58 09/59   19/13 19/16 [UF]
Weaver Jn 10/00 10/00   19/11 19/14
Acton Grange Jn 10/05 10/04   19/04 19/06
Warrington Bank Quay 10/06 [P3] 10/05 [P3]   19/02 [P2] 19/04 [P2]
Dallam Jn 10/07 10/06 [DF]   19/01 19/03
Winwick Jn 10/09 10/08   19/00 19/01 [UF]
Golborne Jn 10/11 10/10 [DF]   18/58 18/58
Springs Branch Jn 10/14 10/12   18/55 18/55
Wigan South Jn 10/14 10/13   18/55 18/54
Wigan North Western 10/15 [P5] 10/14 [P5]   18/54 [P4] 18/54
Balshaw Lane 10/20 10/19 [DF]   18/49 18/48
Euxton Jn 10/22 10/20   18/48 [UF] 18/46 [UF]

 

Location Booked Actual
Preston 10.27a ~ 10.29d [P4] 10.28 ~ 10.31 [P4]
Garstang & Catterall 10/37 10/38
Lancaster 10/45 [DF] 10/47 [DF]
Morecambe South Jn 10/46 10/47
Carnforth U&DGL 10L52 ~ 11L22 10L54 ~ 11L18 [U&DGL1]
Carnforth North Jn 11/25 11/21
Oxenholme Lake District 11/41 [P2] 11/42 [P2]
Tebay 11/57 12/11
Shap Summit 12/02 12/29
Penrith North Lakes 12/15 [P2] 12/42 [P2]
Carlisle 12.33a [P3] ~ 14.44d [P3] 13.00 [P3] ~ 14.56 [P3]
London Road Jn 14/47 14/59
Petteril Bridge Jn 14/48 15/00
How & Co Siding 14/57 15/10
Low House Crossing SB 15/02 15/16
Lazonby & Kirkoswald 15/11 15/23
Culgaith SB 15/20 15/34
Kirkby Thore SB 15/25 ?
Appleby 15w32a ~ 15w47d 15w45 ~ 15w52
Ormside 15/55 15/58
Crosby Garrett 16/02 ?
Kirkby Stephen 16/06 16/13
Mallerstang 16/11 ?
Ais Gill Summit 16/16 16/29
Garsdale 16/19 16/33
Blea Moor 16/31 16/45
Ribblehead 16/34 16/47
Helwith Bridge 16/41 16/55
Settle Jn 16/47 17/00
Hellifield [Up Goods Loop] 16w55 ~ 17w17 17w07 ~ 17w19 [UGL]
Hellifield 17/18 17/20
Horrocksford Jn 17/38 17/39
Clitheroe 17/41 17/40
Langho 17/53 17/49
Daisyfield Jn 18/04 17/59
Blackburn 18.06a ~ 18.08d [P2] 18.01 ~ 18.07 [P4]
Lostock Hall Jn 18/20 18/20
Farington Jn 18L24a ~ 18L44d 18L23 ~ 18L42

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z87 : (45699 + 80217) : Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - Upperby - Carlisle
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Carlisle 13.03d
London Road Jn 13/06
Petteril Bridge Jn 13.07 ~ 13.10
London Road Jn 13/11
Upperby Jn 13/15 [GL]
Upperby 13.17 ~ 14.02 [UTGL]
Upperby Jn 14/04 [GL]
Carlisle 14.06a

5Z89 : (45699 + 80217) : Farington Jn to Carnforth

Location Booked
Farington Jn 18.57d
Lostock Hall Jn 19.03 ~ 19.09
Farington Curve Jn 19/17
Preston 19.23 ~ 20.05
Lancaster 20/31
Carnforth 20/42
Carnforth Steamtown 21.05a


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