25th August 2014

Retro Railtours
The Retro Shakespearean Tug

Loco Used 60059 'Swinden Dalesman'
Stock Used load 11

Route :
1Z60 : Leeds to Stratford-upon-Avon
1Z61 : Stratford-upon-Avon to Leeds

Loco Route
60059 Leeds - Whitehall Jn - Morley - Dewsbury - Mirfield - Heaton Lodge East Jn - Deighton - Huddersfield - Marsden - Stalybridge - Guide Bridge - Denton Station Jn - Reddish South - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe - (via WCML, Colwich) - Rugeley Trent Valley - Rugeley Town - Hednesford - Cannock - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Bescot Jn - Bescot U&DG
60059 Bescot U&DG - Bescot Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Sutton Park - Castle Bromwich Jn - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley - Shirley - Henley-in-Arden - Bearley Jn - Wilmcote - Stratford-upon-Avon
60059 Stratford-upon-Avon - Wilmcote - Bearley Jn - Claverdon - Hatton North Jn - Dorridge - Solihull - Tyseley - (reverse of outward route) - St Andrews Jn - Grand Jn - Proof House Jn - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Bescot Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Colwich - Stone - Stoke-on-Trent - Alsager - Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Denton Jn - ashton Moss North Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Philips Park South Jn - Ashburys - Gorton - Guide Bridge - (reverse of outward route) - Leeds

Notes : 
(1) This tour also raised funds for the 'Forget Me Not' Children's Hospice.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & Gareth Kelly

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gareth Kelly/Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Leeds 06.02d 06.02   21.29a 21.32
Leeds West Jn 06/03 ?   21/28 ?
Whitehall Jn 06/03 06/04   21/27 21/29
Holbeck Jn 06/04 ?   21/26 ?
Morley 06/08 06/10   21/19 21/21
Dewsbury 06.13a ~ 06.15d 06.15 ~ 06.17   21.11a ~ 21.13d 21.13 ~ 21.15
Ravensthorpe 06/17 ?   21/09 ?
Mirfield East Jn 06/18 ?   21/08 ?
Mirfield 06/19 06/21   21/07 21/08
Heaton Lodge East Jn 06/19 ?   21/06 21/07
Heaton Lodge Jn 06/20 06/22   21/05 ?
Bradley Jn 06/21 06/24   21/04 21/06
Deighton 06/22 ?   21/03 ?
Huddersfield 06.25a ~ 06.27d 06.28 ~ 06.30   20.58a ~ 21.00d 20.58 ~ 21.01
Marsden 06/35 06/40   20/49 20/47
Diggle Jn 06/41 06/44   20/44 20/41
Greenfield 06/44 06/46   20/41 20/39
Mossley 06/46 06/48   20/37 20/37
Stalybridge 06.50a ~ 06.53d 06.52 ~~ 06.54   20.29a ~ 20.31d 20.30 ~ 20.33
Guide Bridge 07/01 07/00   20/23 20/25
Guide Bridge Station Jn 07/01 ?  
Fairfield   20/21 20/22
Gorton   20/19 20/22
Ashburys   20/18 20/19
Philips Park South Jn   20/08 20/09
Baguley Fold Jn   20/05 ?
Ashton Moss North Jn   20/02 ?
Denton Jn 07/04 07/02   19/56 19/51
Reddish South 07.10a ~ 07.13d ?   19.46a ~ 19.51d 19.42 ~ 19.45
Ash Bridge Jn 07/15 07/15   19/43 19/41
Heaton Norris Jn 07/17 07/18   19/41 19/39
Stockport 07.21a ~ 07.25d 07.21 ~ 07.25   19.36a ~ 19.38d 19.34 ~ 19.36
Edgeley Jn No.1 07/26 07/27   19/34 19/32
Adswood Road Jn 07/28 07/29   19/33 19/29
Cheadle Hulme 07/30 07/30   19/32 19/28
Handforth 07/33 07/33   19/27 19/24
Wilmslow 07/35 07/35   19/24 19/22
Alderley Edge 07/38 07/38   19/21 19/20
Chelford 07/42 07/42   19/18 19/16
Chelford Loop 07.43 ~ 07.55 07.45 ~ 07.54   19/17 ?
Goostrey 07/59 07/59   19/14 19/12
Holmes Chapel 08/02 08/01   19/12 19/10
Sandbach 08/07 08/06   19/08 19/06
Crewe Sydney Bridge 08/14 08/10   19/02 19/02
Crewe 08.27a ~ 08.30d 08.29 ~ 08.32   18.52a ~ 18.59d 18.56 ~ 18.59
Crewe South Jn 08/31 ?   18/51 ?
Basford Hall Jn 08/33 08/36  
Madeley 08/41 08/42  
Norton Bridge 08/54 08/54  
Stafford North Jn 08/58 ?  
Stafford 08/59 09/00  
Stafford TV Jn 08/59 ?  
Whitehouse Jn 09/03 09/02  
North Staffs Jn   18/49 18/45
Barthomley Jn   18/46 18/40
Alsager   18/42 18/38
Kidsgrove   18/39 18/34
Longport   18/34 18/29
Stoke-on-Trent   18/30 18/25
Stoke Jn   18/28 18/24
Stone   18/18 18/19
Colwich 09/08 09/09   18/06 18/03
Rugeley North Jn 09/14 09/15   18/01 17/54
Rugeley TV 09.15 ~ 09.16 09.16 ~ 09.16   18/00 17/54
Rugeley B Power Station Jn 09/18 09/18   17/58 17/52
Rugeley Town 09/20 09/19   17/56 17/50
Hednesford 09/30 09/27   17/47 17/45
Bloxwich 09/43 09/43   17/34 17/36
Ryecroft Jn 09/49 09/49   17/30 17/32
Walsall 09/52 09/49   17/29 17/30
Pleck Jn 09/56 09/53   17/27 17/28
Bescot Jn 09/58 09/56   17/26 ?
Bescot U&DG 10.02 ~ 10.22 10.00 ~ 10.08  
Bescot Jn 10/25 ?  
Pleck Jn 10/27 ?  
Walsall 10/29 10/31  
Ryecroft Jn 10/30 10/33  
Sutton Park 10/43 ?  
Park Lane Jn 10/51 10/50  
Castle Bromwich Jn 10/53 10/58  
Washwood Heath West Jn 10/59 11/02  
Landor Street Jn 11/01 11/04  
Bescot Stadium   17.23 ~ 17.25 17.24 ~ 17.25
Tame Bridge Parkway   17/21 ?
Hamstead   17/18 ?
Perry Barr North Jn   17/17 17/15
Perry Barr West Jn   17/16 17/14
Soho East Jn   17/13 17/11
Soho South Jn   17/11 17/10
Birmingham New Street   17/07 17/04
Proof House Jn   17/00 17/01
Grand Jn   16/59 ?
St Andrews Jn 11/03 11/06   16/57 16/56
Bordesley Jn 11/04 11/06   16/56 16/56
Small Heath South Jn 11/07 11/11   16/54 16/53
Tyseley 11/12 11/13   16/53 16/52
Spring Road 11/14 11/15  
Hall Green 11/15 11/16  
Yardley Wood 11/18 11/18  
Shirley 11/21 11/19  
Whitlocks End 11/23 11/21  
Wythall 11/24 11/23  
The Lakes 11/26 11/24  
Wood End 11/28 11/26  
Danzey 11/30 ?  
Henley-in-Arden 11/33 11/30  
Wootton Wawen 11/36 11/34  
Acocks Green   16/52 16/51
Olton   16/50 16/50
Solihull   16/48 16/48
Widney Manor   16/46 16/47
Bentley Heath LC   16/44 16/45
Dorridge   16/43 16/45
Lapworth   16/40 16/42
Hatton North Jn   16/35 16/37
Hatton West Jn   16/34 16/28
Claverdon   16/31 ?
Bearley Jn 11/41 11/38   16/22 16/22
Wilmcote 11/43 11/45   16/20 16/20
Stratford-upon-Avon 11.49a 11.51   15.16d 16.16


Back to "The Railtour Files"