26th April 2014

Branch Line Society
The Clyde Race Tracker

EMU Used 350410 (formed: 60700+60910+60950+60680)

Route :
5Z50 : Ardwick TMD to Manchester Piccadilly (ECS)
1Z50 : Manchester Piccadilly (2) to Edinburgh Craigentinny T&RSMD
1Z51 : Edinburgh Craigentinny T&RSMD to Glasgow Central
1Z52 : Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
5Z52 : Manchester Picadilly to Ardwick TMD (ECS)

EMU Route
60700 leading Manchester Oxford Road - Eccles - Wigan Down Slow - Wigan North Western - Preston (RES Platform) - Lancaster - Oxenholme (3) - Penrith P3 - Carlisle C Goods Siding - Quintinshill DPL - Lockerbie DPL - Beattock DPL - Beattock Summit DPL - Abington DPL - Carstairs DPL - Law DPL - Wishaw - Wishaw Connecting Line
60680 leading Wishaw Connecting Line - Wishaw - Law UPL (Up Branch) - Carstairs UPL - Carstairs - Edinburgh Waverley - Craigentinny T&RSMD (No.3 Dep - Carr. Cleaning Shed Rd.1)
60700 leading Craigentinny T&RSMD (Carr. Cleaning Shed Rd.1 - No3. Dep) - Edinburgh Waverley - Carstairs - Motherwell - Braidhurst DGL - Mossend Yard (DGL)
60680 leading Mossend Yard (DGL) - Braidhurst UGL - Motherwell - Motherwell (Dalzell) UGL - Wishaw Connecting Line
60700 leading Wishaw Connecting Line - Motherwell - Newton East Jn - Newton - Newton West Jn - Polmadie Clydesdale Loop - Larkfield Jn - Terminus Jn - Shields Jn - Shields Depot No1 Line - Drumbreck - Corkerhill CSMD (No.3 Recp - Connection Road - Headshunt)
60680 leading Corkerhill CSMD (Headshunt - Connection Road - Maintenance Shed 3 - No.4 Dep) - Shields Jn - Smithy Lye Through Siding - Glasgow Central
60700 leading Glasgow Central (4) - (via WCML) - Wigan North Western - Eccles - Manchester Piccadilly (4) - Mayfield Goods Loop - Ardwick Jn - Longsight Down Goods
60680 leading Longsight Down Goods - Ardwick Jn - Engine Siding - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes: 
(1) A joint venture between The Branch Line Society and First Transpennine Express with proceeds going to The Railway Children Charity.
(2) Although the ECS from Ardwick Depot changed from 5Z50 to 1Z50 at Manchester Piccadilly, the section from Piccadilly to Oxford Road was ran for crew only & the 'Tour' started properly at Oxford Road with the mileage also starting from there.
(3) The DGL at Oxenhope was omitted due to a points failure at the North end of the loop.
(4) The return journey from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly was arranged to be a non-stop speed run to set a time for the journey. The result as recorded by the Railway Performance Society was 2 Hours 45 Minutes 57 Seconds for the 229 Miles 2 Chains, an average of 83 Mph.


Newly-vinyled TPE Class 350/4 350410 stands in the headshunt at Corkerhill
CSMD, the former second platform on the Paisley Canal line, with 1Z51 from
Craigentinny T&RSMD to Glasgow Central, and is about to reverse back
through the depot cleaning shed.
(photo: Geoff Plumb; taken with permission and under supervision)

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(
from Alan Sheppard & Jim Sellens)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

-
Ardwick TMD 06+50     21+28  
-
-
Ardwick Jn 06+53     21+25  
-
-
Mayfield Loop 06+54 ~ 07+15  
 
-
Manchester Piccadilly   20.55a [P9][SL] ~ 21+21 20.36a
566.03
-
Mayfield   [Engine Sdg] 20/35
-
-
Ardwick Jn   20/51 20.27 ~ 20.34
-
-
Longsight Down Goods   20.27 ~ 20.49 20.22 ~ 20.26
564.18
-
Ardwick Jn   20/25 20/20
563.64
-
Mayfield   ? 20/19 [GL]
?
-
Manchester Piccadilly 07+17 ~ 07+20 [P14]     20.22 ~ 20.22 [P13] 20.17 ~ 20.18 [P13]
563.02
0.00
Manchester Oxford Road 07+22a ~ 07.54d [P1] 07+23 ~ 07.53 [P1]   20/20 [P3] 20/15 [P3]
-
0.28
Deansgate 07/55 [P2] 07/55   20/20 [P1] 20/14
-
0.38
Castlefield Jn 07/55 07/55   20/19 20/13
-
0.79
Ordsall Lane Jn 07/56 07/56   20/18 20/12
-
3.76
Eccles 07/59 08/00   20/14 20/10
-
4.76
Patricroft 08/00 08/01   20/13 20/09
-
8.68
Astley 08/03 08/04   20/10 20/06
-
14.64
Parkside Jn 08/08 08/10   20/05 20/01
547.65
15.17
Lowton Jn 08/10 08/12   20/04 20/00
-
15.34
Golborne Jn 08/12 [SL] 08/13   20/03 19/59
-
19.07
Bamfurlong Jn 08/16 08/18   20/00 19/56
-
20.06
Springs Branch Jn 08/18 [UDS] 08/20 [DF]   19/59 19/55
-
20.68
Wigan South Jn 08/20 [DPL] 08/23 [D/U PL]   19/58 ?
-
21.28
Wigan North Western 08*22a ~ 08*27d [P6][FL] 08.24 ~ 08.31 [P6]   19/58 [P4] 19/54
-
28.63
Balshaw Lane Jn 08/34 [SL] 08/38   19/53 19/49
-
31.03
Euxton Jn 08/37 08/40   19/52 19/48
-
33.57
Farington Jn 08/39 08/41   19/50 19/46
-
34.69
Farington Curve Jn 08/40 08/43   19/49 19/46
-
35.15
Skew Bridge Jn 08/41 08/44 [DS]   19/49 19/45
-
35.74
Preston Ribble Jn 08/42 [GL] 08/47 [DG]   19/48 ?
-
36.38
Preston 08/45 [RES] 08/48 [RES]   19.47 ~ 19.47 [P4][FL] 19/44 [P4]
526.11
36.71
Preston Fylde Jn 08/45 ?   19/46 19/43
-
56.74
Lancaster South Jn ? 09.06 ~ 09.09   ? 19/31
-
57.36
Lancaster 08/58 [P3] 09.11 ~ 09.18 [P5]   19/32 [UFL] 19/30 [UFL]
-
59.28
Morecambe South Jn 08/59 09/21   19/31 19/29
-
60.46
Hest Bank Jn 08/59 09/22   19/30 19/28
-
63.12
Carnforth South Jn ? 09/24   ? 19/27
-
63.44
Carnforth North Jn 09/01 09/24   19/28 19/27
-
76.00
Oxenholme EGF ? 09.34 ~ 09.36   ? 19/20
-
76.35
Oxenholme Loops 09*12 ~ 09*26 [DGL] 09/37 [DM]   19/20 [UM] 19/19 [UM]
-
76.47
Oxenholme: The Lake District 09/28 [P2] 09/38 [P2]   19/20 [P1] 19/19 [P1]
-
83.58
Grayrigg 09/33 09/43   19/15 19/14
-
89.50
Tebay 09/38 09/47   19/11 19/11
-
94.76
Shap Summit 09/42 09/51   19/07 19/07
467.53
96.78
Hardendale 09/43 09/52   19/07 19/06
-
99.08
Harrisons 09/44 09/53   19/05 19/05
-
104.28
Clifton & Lowther 09/48 09/57   19/02 ?
-
107.50
Penrith South Jn 09/50 10/01 [DS]
 
108.22
Penrith Middle Jn ? 10/03 [DS]   18/59 18/59
-
108.56
Penrith: The North Lakes 09/51 [P3] 10/04 [P3]   18/59 [P1] 18/58 [P1]
-
125.59
Upperby Jn 10/03 10/18   18/47 ?
-
126.45
Carlisle 10.04 ~ 10.05 ['C' Gds] 10c20 ~ 10c25 ["C" Gds]   18.45 ~ 18.45 [P4] 18c44 ~ 18c45 [P4]
436.04
126.64
Carlisle North Jn ? 10.26 ~ 10.28   ? 18/43
-
127.18
Caldew Jn 10/06 10/29   18/44 18/42
-
128.48
Kingmoor Jn 10/08 10/31   18/43 18/41
-
132.52
Floriston 10/12 10/34   18/40 18/39
-
134.22
Mossband Jn 10/13 10/35   18/39 18/38
-
135.22
Gretna Jn 10/14 10/36   18/38 18/38
-
136.37
Quintinshill 10/17 [DPL] 10/38 [DPL]   ? [UM] 18/37 [UM]
-
139.37
Kirkpatrick Sig.MC863 10/20 10/41  
140.07
Cove Sig.MC862   18/36 18/34  
151.66
Blackford [DM-DPL] 10/51   ? ?
-
-
Lockerbie Dn Loop 10/28 [DPL] 10/52 [DPL]  
152.31
Lockerbie 10.30 ~ 10.30 [P1] 10/52 [P1]   18/26 [P2] 18/26 [P2]
-
160.79
Wamphray 10/37 ?   18/20 18/21
-
166.25
Beattock 10/41 [DPL] 11/03 [DPL]   18/17 [UM] 18/18 [UM]
-
176.29
Beattock Summit 10/51 [DPL] 11/14 [DPL]   18/11 [UM] 18/12 [UM]
-
184.28
Abington 11/01 [DPL] 11/21 [DPL]   18/06 [UM] 18/06 [UM]
-
199.53
Carstairs South Jn 11/14 11/33   17/57 17/57
-
199.62
Carstairs 11.15 ~ 11.16 [DPL] 11/34 [DPL]   17/56 [P2] 17/57
362.41
202.53
Lanark Jn 11/20 11/36   17/54 17/55
-
208.40
Carluke 11/23 [P1] 11/41 [P1]   17/50 [P2] 17/52 [P2]
-
210.51
Law Jn DPL 11.30 ~ 11.30 [DPL] 11/44 [DPL]  
210.55
Law Jn 11/31 11/46   17/49 17/50
-

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
212.76
Wishaw ? 11/49 [P1]
213.28
Wishaw Central Jn ? 11/50
213.45
Wishaw Connecting Line 11.34 ~ 11.37 11.51 ~ 11.54
213.62
Wishaw Central Jn ? 11/54
214.14
Wishaw ? 11/55 [P2]
-
Law Jn UPL 11/44 [UPL] 11/59
-
Lanark Jn 11/53 12/07
-
Carstairs Up Passenger Loop 11.57 ~ 11.57 [UPL] 12/10
227.02
Carstairs 11/58 [P2] (UPL-UM @ 73m63ch) 12/10 [P2]
227.49
Carstairs East Jn 12/00 12/11
232.73
Auchengray 12/05 ?
236.09
Cobbinshaw Sig.EJ713 12/07 12/19
243.35
Midcalder Jn 12/12 12/25
244.29
Kirknewton 12/12 [P2] 12/27 [P2]
249.19
Curriehill GSP ? 12.32 ~ 12.33
249.01
Curriehill 12/15 [P2] 12/34 [P2]
250.56
Wester Hailes 12/17 [P2] 12/35 [P2]
251.44
Kingsknowe 12/17 12/37
252.40
Slateford Jn 12/18 12/40
254.00
Haymarket East Jn 12/21 12.43 ~ 12.46
254.10
Haymarket 12/22 [P3][US] 12/47 [P3]
-
Haymarket Tunnel ? 12.49 ~ 12.50
255.13
Princes St Gardens 12/25 [W] 12/51
255.29
Edinburgh Waverley 12*27 ~ 12*47 [P10][SL][W] 12.53 ~ 12.55 [P10]
256.16
Abbeyhill Jn 12/48 12/56
257.45
Craigentinny Jn 12/49 13/01 [No.3 Dep]
258.09
Craigentinny T&RSMD 12.53 ~ 13.36 13.05 ~ 13.23 [Carr. Clean Shed 1]
-
Craigentinny Jn 13/39 (via No.3 Dep) 13.28 ~ 13.32
-
Abbeyhill Jn 13/41 [SL] ?
260.69
Edinburgh Waverley 13/42 [P9][W][SL] 13.39 ~ 13.40 [P9]
-
Princes St Gardens 13/44 [DS] 13/42
-
Haymarket 13/46 [P4] 13/45
262.18
Haymarket East Jn 13/46 13/46
263.58
Slateford Jn 13/48 13/47
-
Kingsknowe 13/49 13/48
-
Wester Hailes 13/50 [P1] 13/49 [P1]
-
Curriehill 13/52 [P1] 13/50 [P1]
-
Kirknewton 13/56 [P1] 13/55 [P1]
-
Midcalder Jn 13/57 13/57
-
Cobbinshaw Sig.EJ712 14/05 14/02
-
Auchengray 14/06 14/05
-
Carstairs East Jn 14/11 14/09
289.16
Carstairs 14/13 [P1] 14/12 [P1]
-
Lanark Jn 14/17 14/15
-
Carluke 14/21 [P1] 14/18 [P1]
-
Law Jn 14/23 14/20
300.32
Garriongill Jn 14/23 14/20
302.23
Wishaw South ? 14/22
303.14
Shieldmuir North Jn 14/25 14/22
303.32
Shieldmuir 14/25 [P1] 14/23 [P1]
305.11
Motherwell 14/29 [P2] 14/25 [P2]
305.24
Lesmahagow Jn ? 14/27 [1st Dn-Up #]
305.36
Braidhurst 14.31 ~ 14.31 [DGL] 14/28 [DGL]
306.61
Mossend South Jn 14/35 14/34
307.15
Mossend North Jn 14/36 14/35
307.21
Mossend Yard 14*38 ~ 14*47 [DGL] 14.39 ~ 14.42 [DGL]
307.40
Mossend North Exit 14.48 ~ 14.56 14.4? ~ 14.47 [DM]
-
Mossend North Jn 14/59 14/49
308.19
Mossend South Jn 14/59 14/49
-
Braidhurst Viaduct ? 14.5? ~ 14.55
-
Braidhurst 15.03 ~ 15.03 [UGL] 14/56
-
Lesmahagow Jn ? 14/58
309.69
Motherwell 15/06 [P1] 14/59
311.37
Motherwell Dalzell 15.10 ~ 15.11 [UGL] 15/02 [UGL]
311.66
Shieldmuir 15/13 [P2] 15/05 [P2]
-
Wishaw Connecting Line ? (Sig.M475) 15.07 ~ DIV
312.46
Wishaw Central Jn ? DIV
312.78
Wishaw 15.17 ~ 15.17 [P2] DIV
-
Wishaw Central Jn ? DIV
-
Wishaw Connecting Line ? DIV ~ 15.18
-
Shieldmuir 15/18 [P1] 15/19
316.07
Motherwell 15/23 [P2] 15/22 [P2]
320.23
Uddingston Jn 15/30 15/30
321.64
Newton East Jn 15/32 15/33
-
South Connecting Line ? ?
322.19
Newton Hamilton Jn ? ?
322.26
Newton 15/34[P1] 15/34 [P1]
322.37
Newton Kirkhill Jn ? ?
-
North Connecting Line ? (newly doubled track) 15/35 [Dn Line]
322.74
Newton West Jn 15/35 15/35
325.09
Rutherglen East Jn 15/38 [FL] 15/37
326.32
Shawfield 15/41 [CDL] [Dn Clydesdale] 15/40
326.40
Polmadie Clydesdale Loop 15.44 ~ 15.44 15/41 [Dn Clydesdale]
327.50
Larkfield Jn 15/46 15/42
328.18
Terminus Jn 15/48 15.45 ~ 15.48
328.67
Shields Jn 15/50 [DCK] 15/49
329.03
Shields Depot [Depot No.1 Line] 15/51 [Depot No.1 Line]
329.32
Drumbreck ? [P2] ? [P2]
330.37
Corkerhill Depot 15.57 ~ 16.27 15.58a ~
16.11 ~ 16.16 [Headshunt]
~ 16.25d
-
Drumbreck ? [P1] 16/30 [P1]
332.07
Shields Jn 16/32 [TS] 16/32
332.43
Shields Road ? 16/35
-
Smithy Lye Jn ? 16.36 ~ 16.38
333.12
Bridge St Jn 16/37 [4B] 16/40
333.60
Glasgow Central 16.39a [P4] ~ [P5] 17.30d [A1] 16.44a [P5] ~ 17.31d [P5]
334.28
Bridge St Jn 17/32 [1U] 17/33
334.45
Eglinton St Jn 17/33 [UF] 17/34
335.24
Larkfield Jn 17/33 [FL] ?
-
Shawfield 17/34 17/35
-
Rutherglen East Jn 17/36 17/38
339.59
Newton West Jn 17/37 17/39
340.68
Newton East Jn 17/38 ?
-
Uddingston Jn 17/42 17/41
-
Lesmahagow Jn ? 17/45
-
Motherwell 17/45 [P1] 17/46 [P1]
-
Shieldmuir 17/46 [P2] 17/47
-
Garriongill Jn 17/48 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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