2nd August 2014

Branch Line Society / Chiltern Railways
The Semaphore & Sidings Tracker

DMU Used 168215 (58165+58365+58465+58265)

Route : 
1Z21 : (09:26) Birmingham Moor Street to Birmingham Moor Street
1Z22 : (10:04) Birmingham Moor Street to Stourbridge Junction Depot
1Z65 : (11:52) Stourbridge Junction Depot to Banbury [P1]
5Z67 : (15:34) Banbury [P1] - Banbury [P4] (3)
1Z67 : (15:50) Banbury [P4] to Banbury Goods Shed Sdg
1Z68 : (16:38) Banbury Goods Shed Sdg to Banbury Mileage Sdg 2
1Z69 : (17:14) Banbury Mileage Siding 2 to Banbury North Bay
1Z72 : (18:06) Banbury North Bay to Birmingham Moor Street

DMU Route
58165 Leading Birmingham Moor Street [P4] - Birmingham Moor Street Sdg 1
58265 Leading Birmingham Moor Street Sdg 1 - Birmingham Moor Street [P3]
58165 Leading Birmingham Moor Street [P3] - Birmingham Moor Street Sdg 2
58265 Leading Birmingham Moor Street Sdg 2 - Birmingham Moor Street [P4]
58165 Leading Birmingham Moor Street [P4] - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley South Jn (2)
58265 Leading Tyseley South Jn - Small Heath South Jn - Birmingham Moor Street -Birmingham Snow Hill - Jewellery Quarter - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis DGL - Stourbridge Junction
58165 Leading Stourbridge Junction - Stourbridge Jn Headshunt
58265 Leading Stourbridge Jn Headshunt - Stourbridge Jn Depot
58165 Leading Stourbridge Jn Depot - Rowley Regis UGL - Smethwick Jn - Jewellery Quarter - Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street - Tyseley - Dorridge UPL - Leamington Spa - Fenny Compton UGL - Banbury Jn - Banbury Tamper Siding / Neck
58265 Leading Banbury Tamper Siding / Neck - Banbury Cattle Road Siding
58165 Leading Banbury Cattle Road Siding - Banbury South Jn
58265 Leading Banbury South Jn - Banbury Empty Cattle Road Siding
58165 Leading Banbury Empty Cattle Road Siding - Banbury South Jn
58265 Leading Banbury South Jn - Banbury Middle Road
58165 Leading Banbury Middle Road - via 65 Points to Banbury Up Goods - Aynho Jn - Aynho Jn Sig.BS501
58265 Leading Aynho Jn Sig.BS501 - Aynho Jn - Banbury [P1]
58165 Leading Banbury [P1] - Banbury South S.B. (3)
58265 Leading Banbury South S.B. - Banbury [P4] (3)
58165 Leading Banbury [P4] - Aynho Jn - Aynho J Sig.BS501
58265 Leading Aynho Jn Sig.BS501 - Aynho Jn - Banbury [P1]
58165 Leading Banbury [P1] - Banbury South S.B.
58265 Leading Banbury South S.B. - Banbury Goods Shed Siding
58165 Leading Banbury Goods Shed Siding - Banbury South S.B.
58265 Leading Banbury South S.B. - Banbury Mileage Siding 1
58165 Leading Banbury Mileage Siding 1 - Banbury South S.B.
58265 Leading Banbury South S.B. - Banbury Mileage Siding 2
58165 Leading Banbury Mileage Siding 2 - Banbury South S.B.
58265 Leading Banbury South S.B. - Banbury [P1] - Banbury North S.B.
58165 Leading Banbury North S.B. - Banbury North Bay
58265 Leading Banbury North Bay - Banbury Jn - Fenny Compton DGL - Fenny Compton Sig.OL7151 - Fenny Compton Sidings No.1
58165 Leading Fenny Compton Sidings No.1 - Fenny Compton Sig.OL7151
58265 Leading Fenny Compton Sig.OL7151 - Fenny Compton Sidings No.3
58165 Leading Fenny Compton Sidings No.3 - Fenny Compton Sig.OL7151
58265 Leading Fenny Compton Sig.OL7151 - MoD Kineton Stop Board (just short of B4100 Overbridge)
58165 Leading MoD Kineton Boundary - Fenny Compton Sidings No.2 - Fenny Compton DGL
58265 Leading Fenny Compton DGL - Leamington Spa - Budbrook Jn - Hatton DGL - Hatton [P2] - Dorridge U/DGL - Tyseley - Birmingham Moor Street [P2] - Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Snow Hill Turnback Siding 1
58165 Leading Birmingham Snow Hill Turnback Siding 1 - Birmingham Snow Hill
58265 Leading Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Snow Hill Turnback Siding 2
58165 Leading Birmingham Snow Hill Turnback Siding 2 - Birmingham Snow Hill - Birmingham Moor Street [P1] - Birmingham Moor Street Sig.WM190
58265 Leading Birmingham Moor Street Sig.WM190 - Birmingahm Moor Street [P3]

(1) A joint venture between The Branch Line Society and Chiltern Railways, with proceeds (reported as 11,000) going to The Railway Children Charity.
(2) Originally timed to enter Tyseley L.M.D. (10:20~10:35) but this had to be changed a few days before the tour & a last minute tweek was secured to travel the full length of the Up Through Siding to Tyseley South Jn & reverse to return through P.2. In the Mileage/Timings table below, a reversal point was given as Sig.LJ7303 just passed the Grand Union Canal of 3m40ch. The distance to Tyseley South Jn is further so all subsequent cumalative mileages are lower than actual. For those who want to work out the actual, the distance from LJ300 points on the 'Up Dorridge' to Moor Street is approx 3m16ch.
(3) 5Z67 ran as 1Z66 carrying passengers as Network Rail were available to clip the points.


A pause at Fenny Compton (photo: Chiltern Railways/Branch Line Society)

Sources : Alan Sheppard & Stuart Hicks

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

M.C

Location Booked Actual
0.00
Birmingham Moor Street 09.26d [P4] 09.26d [P4]
0.26
Birmingham Moor Street Siding 09.29 ~ 09.36 09.29 ~ 09.30 [Sdg1]
0.52
Birmingham Moor Street 09.39 ~ 09.45 [P3] 09.33a ~ 09.43d [P3]
0.78
Birmingham Moor Street Siding 2 09.48 ~ 09.55 09.46 ~ 09.48 [Sdg2]
1.24
Birmingham Moor Street 09.58 ~ 10.04 [P4][UDG] 09.50 ~ 10.01 [P4][UDG]
3.31
Small Heath South Jn 10/14 [UTS] 10.10 ~ 10.13 [UTS]
(2)
Tyseley Up & Dn Through Sdgs 10*25 ~ 10*29 [UTS] 10.20 ~ 10.30 [UTS]
(2)
Tyseley South Jn 10.31 ~ 10.36 10.34 ~ 10.35 [Up Dorridge GS.LJ300]
(2)
Tyseley 10/38 [P2][FL] 10/36 [P2]
3.49
Small Heath South Jn 10/41 [SH] 10/40
5.56
Birmingham Moor Street 10/45 [P2] 10.44 ~ 10.47 [P2]
6.26
Birmingham Snow Hill 10/47 [P1] 10/49 [P1]
6.78
Jewellery Quarter 10/50 [P1] 10/51 [P1]
10.11
Smethwick Galton Bridge H.L. 10/57 [P1] 10/57 [P1]
10.22
Smethwick Jn 10/58 10/59
12.48
Rowley Regis Down Goods Loop 11*02 ~ 11*03 [DGL] 11.04 ~ 11.04 [DGL]
13.04
Rowley Regis 11/04 11/05
18.31
Stourbridge Junction 11.14 ~ 11.24 [P3][DGL] 11.16 ~ 11.24 [P3][DGL]
18.74
Stourbridge Jn Headshunt 11.29 ~ 11.36 11.29 ~ 11.30
19.25
Stourbridge Jn Depot 11.41 ~ 11.52 11.35 ~ 11.43 [Road 1]
24.40
Rowley Regis 12/04 11/57
-
Rowley Regis Up Goods Loop 12*06 ~ 12*07 11/58 [UGL]
27.22
Smethwick Jn 12/12 12/03
-
Smethwick Galton Bridge H.L. 12/13 [P2] 12/03
-
Jewellery Quarter 12/17 [P2] 12/07
-
Snow Hill Viaduct ? 12.09 ~ 12.14 [USH-DSH]
31.18
Birmingham Snow Hill 12*21 ~ 12*22 [P2] 12.16 ~ 12.18 [P2][DSH-USH]
-
Birmingham Moor Street 12*24 ~ 12*25 [P1][SH] 12.21 ~ 12.26 [P1]
-
Small Heath South Jn 12/28 [FL] 12/30
34.53
Tyseley 12/29 [P1] 12/31 [P1]
41.15
Bentley Heath Crossing 12/42 [UPL] 12/38
-
Dorridge Up Passenger Loop 12*44 ~ 12*51 [UPL] 12.40 ~ 12.52 [UPL]
41.63
Dorridge 12/52 [P1] 12/52 [P1]
48.44
Hatton 12/59 [P1] 12/58 [P1]
54.51
Leamington Spa 13/06 13/05 [UM]
65.31
Fenny Compton 13*21 ~ 13*22 [UGL] 13/19 [UGL]
73.30
Banbury Jn 13/33 [GL] 13/28 [UGL]
74.42
Banbury 13*37 ~ 13*38 13.34 ~ 13.35 [UGL]
74.59
Banbury Tamper Siding / Neck 13.44 ~ 13.51 13.43 ~ 13.45 [EoL]
75.05
Banbury Cattle Road Siding 13.57 ~ 14.04 [CRS] 13.53 ~ 13.54 [CRS]
75.31
Banbury South Jn 14.07 ~ 14.14 13.57 ~ 14.01 [42 Points]
75.57
Banbury Empty Cattle Road 14.17 ~ 14.24 [ECRS] 14.04 ~ 14.05 [ECRS]
76.03
Banbury South Jn 14.27 ~ 14.34 14.09 ~ 14.10 [39 Points]
76.30
Banbury Middle Road / No.1 Sdg 14.40 ~ 14.50 [MR] 14.16 ~ 14.17 [MR]
76.40
Banbury Up Goods ? 14.20 ~ 14.49 [Sig.BS12]
-
Aynho Jn 14/56 14/56
81.46
Aynho Jn Sig.BS501 14.58 ~ 15.05 14.57 ~ 15.04 [Up Bicester]
-
Aynho Jn 15/07 15/05 [UM-DM]
-
Banbury 15.15a ~ 15+34 [P1] 15p13a ~ 15p33d [P1]
-
Banbury South S.B. 15+35 ~ 15+40 15.35 ~ 15.36 [UM]
-
Banbury 15+41 ~ 15.50d [P4] 15p38a ~ 15p49d [P4]
-
Aynho North Sig.BS104 ? 15.56 ~ 15.59 [UM-DM]
-
Aynho Jn 15/56 15/59
91.58
Aynho Jn Sig.BS501 15.58 ~ 16.05 Sig.BS303 16.00 ~ 16.02 [Dn Bicester]
-
Aynho Jn 16/07 16/03
96.64
Banbury 16.13 ~ 16.20 [P1] 16.10 ~ 16.16 [P1]
?
Banbury South S.B. 16.22 ~ 16.29 [Up] 16.20 ~ 16.21
?
Banbury Goods Shed Siding 16.31 ~ 16.38 [GSS] 16.25 ~ 16.28 [GSS]
97.20
Banbury South S.B. 16.40 ~ 16.47 16.30 ~ 16.32
97.47
Banbury Mileage Siding 1 16.49 ~ 16.56 [MS1] 16.34 ~ 16.36 [MS1]
-
Banbury South S.B. 16.58 ~ 17.05 16.37 ~ 16.39
97.71
Banbury Mileage Siding 2 17.07 ~ 17.14 [MS2] 16.41 ~ 16.44
98.08
Banbury South S.B. 17.16 ~ 17.23 16.47 ~ 16.51
-
Banbury 17*24 ~ 17*25 [P1] 16p53a ~ 17p22d [P1]
98.53
Banbury North S.B. 17.27 ~ 17.34 17.24 ~ 17.32 [DGL]
98.70
Banbury North Bay 17.36 ~ 18.06 [NB][DGL] 17p35a ~ 17p46d [NB][DGL]
-
Banbury Jn 18/10 17/52
106.74
Fenny Compton Jn 18*21 ~ 18*26 [DGL] 18/02 [DGL]
107.33
Kineton Branch Jn ? 18/03
107.71
Fenny Compton Sidings ? 18.04 ~ 18.09 [Sdg1]
add
Fenny Compton Sig.OL7151 ? 18.11 ~ 18.13
add
Fenny Compton Sidings ? 18.17 ~ 18.21 [Sdg3 Buffers]
add
Fenny Compton Sig.OL7151 ? 18.25 ~ 18.26
add
Fenny Compton Sidings ? 18.29 ~ 18.31
110.62
Fenny Compton MoD Kineton Gates 18.44 ~ 18.52 18.42 ~ 18.46 [B4100 Bridge]
-
Fenny Compton Sidings ? 18.59 ~ ??.?? {Sdg2]
114.11
Kineton Branch Jn 19.12 ~ 19.19 [DGL] 19.05 ~ 19.15 [DGL]
125.37
Leamington Spa 19/32 [DML] 19/26 [DM]
130.29
Budbrook Jn 19/40 [DGL] 19/36 [DGL]
-
Hatton Down Goods Loop 19*46 ~ 19*49 [DGL-DM] 19.41 ~ 19.48 [DGL-DM]
131.44
Hatton 19/52 [P2] 19/50 [P2]
138.02
Dorridge 19*59 ~ 20*00 [UDG] 20/07 [UDG]
138.73
Bentley Heath Crossing 20/03 20/08
145.35
Tyseley 20/09 [P4][SL] 20/15 [P4]
-
Small Heath South Jn 20/10 [SH] 20/16
-
Birmingham Moor Street 20/13 [P2] 20/19 [P2]
148.66
Birmingham Snow Hill 20*15 ~ 20*16 [P1] 20.22a ~ 20.23d [P1]
148.72
Birmingham Snow Hill Turnback Siding 20.18 ~ 20.28 20.24 ~ 20.26 [S1]
add
Birmingham Snow Hill additional 20.28 ~ 20.29 [P1]
add
Birmingham Snow Hill Turnback Siding additional 20.30 ~ 20.32 [S2]
-
Birmingham Snow Hill 20.30 ~ 20.32 [P1] 20/33 [P1]
149.48
Birmingham Moor Street 20.34a ~ 20.35d [P1] 20.35a ~ 20.37d [P1]
149.64
Birmingham Moor Street Sig.WM190 20.37 ~ 20.42 20.38 ~ 20.39 [UpSH]
150.00
Birmingham Moor Street 20.44a [P3] 20.41a [P3]

Note : Mileages taken from Tour Brochure.
Mileages do not not take into account any additional moves "on the day" & also misses out the reversal at Banbury Goods Shed Siding.

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