22nd November 2014

Railway Touring Company
The Christmas Cheshireman

Locos Used steam: 44871 & 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'
Stock Used 35517+99304+4973+4984+1860+99348+99127+99125+3186+99712+99121+99122

Route :
1Z92 : Bristol Temple Meads to Crewe
1Z93 : Crewe to Bristol Temple Meads

Locos Route
44871 + 45407 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
44871 + 45407 Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes: 
(1) John Clifford comments:
The train was originally advertised to be hauled by either 34067 'Tangmere' or 35018 'British India Line'. 35018 is still undergoing work to return it to main line use and the overhaul of 34067 was not completed in time, so the two Black 5s were substituted. On the outward journey both engines were detached from the train at Hereford and went to Edgar Street Sidings to take water as booked. The outward train was running well until Shrewsbury, where we stopped as the preceding train (09.21 Cardiff - Holyhead) was running late so we followed it and had to stop at Gobowen as well. At Chick the connection from the water bowser was slow so we lost more time here. Arrival at Crewe was 13 minutes late. Since we had reached Crewe late and there were two engines to service on Crewe Heritage Centre instead of just one the engines arrived back at Crewe station late. We were held at Crewe to let the 16.22 Crewe - Chester leave on time so we got away over half an hour late.  A five minute stop outside Chester meant that we lost more time but we got away from there still just over half an hour late. We were put on the Slow Line at Chester South Jn and sat in the tunnel just before Roodee Jn there for over twenty minutes to let the 15.09 Birmingham International - Bangor and the 15.23 Holyhead - Birmingham International pass. As we were right behind the 15.23 we were stopped at Wrexham whilst it cleared the next section. Then the Chirk water stop took longer than expected. By this time we were over 80 minutes late. At Hereford the train was too long for platform 1 so the train used the Down Relief and the engines were again detached to go to Edgar Street for water. Departure from Hereford was 96 minutes late, but since water was not required at Magor we ran on the Up Main Line from Maindee East Jn and finally got to Bristol just over an hour late.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked (out) Actual   Booked (rtn) Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 07.31d [P3] [UDR] 07.34 [P3] [UDR]   21.46a [P6] 22.47 [P5]
Bristol East Jn 07/33 [RL] 07/36 [RL]   21/44 [DF] 22/46 [DF]
Dr Day's Jn 07/34 07/37   21/43 [ML] 22.37 ~ 22.43 [ML]
Narroways Hill Jn 07/37 07/39   21/41 22/33
Filton Abbey Wood 07.42a ~ 07.44d [P3] 07.44 ~ 07.47 [P3]   21.28a ~ 21.32d [P1] 22.26 ~ 22.28 [P1]
Patchway 07/47 [P2] 07/50 [P2]   21/23 [P1] 22/23 [P1]
Pilning 07/51 [P2] 07/54 [P2]   21/16 [P1] 22/17 [P1]
Severn Tunnel East 07/52 07/56   21/14 22/15
Severn Tunnel West 07/58 08/01   21/09 22/11
Severn Tunnel Junction 07/59 [DR] 08/02 [P3] [DR]   21/08 [P4] 22/09 [P4]
Magor 08w05 ~ 08w20 08.07 ~ 08.19 [DR]   20w45 ~ 21w02 22/08 [UM]
Llanwern West Jn 08/29 08/30 [DR]   20/35 DIV
Maindee East Jn 08/34 08/34   20/31 [UR] 21/58 [UM]
Maindee North Jn 08/37 08/36   20/28 21/56
Cwmbran 08.46a ~ 08.49d 08.47 ~ 08.49 [P2]   20.10a ~ 20.15d 21.44 ~ 21.46 [P1]
Little Mill Jn 08/58 08/58   20/02 21/37
Abergavenny 09.08a ~ 09.11d 09.08 ~ 09.11 [P1]   19.48a ~ 19.51d 21.24 ~ 21.26 [P2]
Abergavenny Sig.38 09/17 09/18   - -
Pontrilas 09/24 09/28   19/33 21/10
Tram Inn 09/30 09/34   19/27 21/03
Hereford 09w40a ~ 10w34d [UR] 09.43 ~ 10.30 [UR]   18w55a ~ 19w16d [P1] 20.21 ~ 20.52 [DR]
Shelwick Jn 10/38 10/35   18/53 20/15
Moreton-on-Lugg 10/42 10/40   18/48 20/12
Leominster 10/51 10/50 [P1]   18/40 20/04 [P2]
Woofferton 10/58 10/57   18/33 19/57
Bromfield SB 11/05 11/07   18/26 19/49
Craven Arms 11/12 [P1] 11/13 [P1]   18/21 [P2] 19/44 [P2]
Marsh Brook LC 11/18 11/19   18/16 19/38
Dorrington SB 11/28 11/28   18/05 19/27
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/35 11/34   17/58 19/19
English Bridge Jn 11/37 11/35   17/56 19/18
Shrewsbury 11/38 [P4] 11.37 ~ 11.43 [P4]   17/55 [P4] 19/17 [P6]
Gobowen 12/03 12.07 ~ 12.11   17/35 18/53
Chirk 12w09a ~ 12w27d 12.18 ~ 12.49   17w09a ~ 17w28d 18.21 ~ 18.48
Wrexham General 12/40 [P2] 13/01 [P2]   16/57 [P1] 17.59 ~ 18.06 [P1]
Saltney Jn 12/54 13/14 [FL]   16/42 17/38
Roodee Jn - -   - 17.12 ~ 17.33
Chester South Jn 12/58 [US] 13/16   16/39 17/11 [DS]
Chester 12.58a ~ 13.05d [P4] 13.17 ~ 13.22 [P4]   16.27a ~ 16.37d [P3] [DM] 17.05 ~ 17.08 [P3] [DM]
Beeston Castle & Taporley SB 13/20 13/36   16/14 16/44
Crewe Steel Works 13/30 13/46   16/02 16/32
Crewe 13.37a [P12] 13.50 [P12]   15.54d [P12] 16.25 [P12]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

21/11/14 : 5Z90 : (47746) : Southall to Bristol Kingsland Road
23/11/14 : 5Z95 : (47746) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 09.38d 16.11a
Southall 09.48 ~ 09.53 15.58 ~ 16.01
Southall West Jn 09/56 15/55
Heathrow Airport Jn 10/00 15/49
Slough 10/10 15/41
Maidenhead 10/16 15/24
Twyford 10/23 15/16
Kennet Bridge Jn 10/27 15/09
Reading 10/30 15/07
Reading West Jn 10/33 15/05
Didcot East Jn 10/59 ?
Didcot Parkway 11/00 14/48
Foxhall Jn 11/03 14/46
Wantage Road 11/10 14.11 ~ 14.37 [UR]
Challow 11.15 ~ 11.48 [DR] 14/06
Uffington 11/55 14/03
Swindon 12/07 13/51
Wootton Bassett Jn 12/15 13/38
Chippenham 12/27 13/26
Thingley East Jn 12/31 13/24
Thingley Jn 12/32 -
Bathampton Jn 12/44 13/09
Bath Spa 12/48 13/04
North Somerset Jn 13.01 ~ 13.06 12.45 ~ 12.49
Bristol Kingsland Road 13.10a 12.40d

21/11/14 : 
5Z91 : (44871 + 45407 + 35517) : Bury Bolton Street to Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot

Location Booked
Bury Bolton Street ?d
Hopwood GF  09.?? ~ 09.40
Castleton North Jn 09.50 ~ 09.55
Castleton South Jn  10.15 ~ 10.20
Manchester Victoria 10/38
Earlestown 10/59
Warrington Bank Quay 11/07
Weaver Jn 11/14
Winsford 11/25
Crewe Coal Yard 11.36 ~ 11.45
Crewe 11.49 ~ 12.40
Nantwich 12/48
Prees 13/03
Shrewsbury 13/21
Dorrington SB 13/35
Craven Arms 13.53 ~ 14.10 [DGL]
Leominster 14/32
Hereford 14.55 ~ 15.10
Tram Inn 15/20
Abergavenny 15/40
Maindee East Jn 16.07 ~ 16.18
Severn Tunnel Junction 16/34
Patchway 16/50
Narroways Hill Jn 17/08
Bristol Temple Meads 17.16 ~ 17.20
Bristol West Jn  17.23 ~ 17.28
Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot 17.40a

5Z91 : (34067 + 35518) : Carnforth to Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot (cancelled)

Location Booked
Carnforth Depot 08.15d
Carnforth 08.40 ~ 08.45
Carnforth U&DGL 08.48 ~ 09.11
Morecambe South Jn 09/18
Lancaster 09.22 ~ 10.03
Preston 10/33
Wigan North Western 10/54
Warrington Bank Quay 11/09
Weaver Jn 11/16
Winsford 11/27
Crewe Coal Yard 11.38 ~ 12.01
Crewe 12.05 ~ 12.35
Nantwich 12/43
Prees 12/58
Shrewsbury 13/20
Dorrington SB 13/35
Craven Arms 13.53 ~ 14.10 [DGL]
Leominster 14/32
Hereford 14.55 ~ 15.10
Tram Inn 15/20
Abergavenny 15/40
Maindee East Jn 16.07 ~ 16.18
Severn Tunnel Junction 16/34
Patchway 16/50
Narroways Hill Jn 17/08
Bristol Temple Meads 17.16 ~ 17.20
Bristol West Jn  17.23 ~ 17.28
Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot 17.40a

22/11/14 : 
5Z91 : (47746) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z94 : (47746) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Kingsland Road

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Kingsland Road 06.53d 23.12a
North Somerset Jn - 23.03 ~ 23.07
Bristol East Depot [DGL] - 22.21 ~ 23.00
North Somerset Jn 06.57 ~ 07.02 22/18
Bristol East Jn 07/04 22/13
Bristol Temple Meads 07.06a 22.11d

5Z92 : (44871 + 45407 + 35517) : Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z93 : (44871 + 45407 + 35517) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot 06.57d 22.12a
North Somerset Jn 07/07 -
Bristol East Jn 07/08 -
Bristol West Jn - 21.57 ~ 22.00
Bristol Temple Meads 07.10a [P3] 21.55d [P6]

0Z92 : (47746) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Temple Meads
0Z93 : (47746) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Temple Meads 07.16d [P4] 21.53a [P5]
Bristol East Jn - 21.48 ~ 21.51
Bristol Temple Meads - 21.35 ~ 21.46 [UT]
Bristol West Jn 07.19 ~ 07.23 21.30 ~ 21.33
Bristol Temple Meads 07.28a [P2] 21.25d [P2]

5Z93 : (44871 + 45407 + 35517) : Crewe - Gresty Lane - Basford Hall Sorting Sidings North - Heritage Centre - Crewe
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Crewe 13.49d [P12]
Gresty Lane 13.53 ~ 13.57
Sorting Sidings North Box 14/02
Basford Hall Sorting Sidings North 14.05 ~ 14.09
Sorting Sidings North Box 14/14
Sig.CE543 14/16
Crewe 14/18 [P6]
Heritage Centre GF 14.22 ~ 14.26
Crewe Heritage Centre 14w30 ~ 15w30
Heritage Centre GF 15.34 ~ 15.42
Crewe 15.45a [P12]


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