17th December 2014

Belmond (Northern Belle)
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Locos Used 47790 'Galloway Princess', 47818 & 47853 'Rail Express'
Stock Used ???

Route : 1Z67 throughout

Loco(s) Route
????? (1) Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Cosford - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Ruabon - Wrexham General - Saltney Jn - Chester - Beeston Castle & Tarporley - Crewe
????? (1) (2) Crewe - (via WCML) - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Darlaston Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Birmingham International
????? (1) (2) Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton

Notes : 
(1) 47790 & 47818 reported as running 'top-n-tail' but which led each leg requires confirming.
(2) It is also reported that 47853 'was attached to the train at Crewe, reason unknown'. Unclear if it was providing traction, dead-in-tow or on the rear.

Source : Gareth Kelly

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Birmingham International 12.21d 12.22   17.08a 17.10 171.46   17.23d 17.52 171.46
1.58 Marston Green 12/24 12/25   17/05 17/07 169.68   17/26 17/57 173.24
3.25 Lea Hall 12/27 12/28   17/03 17/05 168.21   17/29 18/00 174.71
4.33 Stechford 12/29 12/31   17/01 17/03 167.13   17/31 18/03 175.79
7.30 Aston 12/38 12/40   16/56 16/58 164.16   17/37 18/10 178.76
8.07 Witton 12/40 12/42   19/53 16/52 163.39   17/39 18/12 179.53
8.75 Perry Barr 12/43 12/44   16/49 16/49 162.51   17/42 18/14 180.41
9.51 Perry Barr North Jn 12/45 12/45   16/46 16/47 161.75   17/44 18/15 181.17
14.08 Bescot Stadium 12/53 12/54   16/37 16/39 157.38   17/53 18/24 185.54
15.26 Darlaston Jn 12/54 12/56   16/36 16/37 156.20   17/54 18/26 186.72
18.25 Portobello Jn 12/58 13/01   16/32 16/34 153.21   17/58 18/30 189.71
20.15 Wolverhampton 13.04a ~ 13.08d 13.07 ~ 13.11   18.03a 18.36 191.61

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
20.52 Wolverhampton North Jn 13/09 13/12
21.25 Stafford Road Jn 13/10 13/13
27.61 Albrighton 13/16 13/19
29.12 Cosford 13/17 13/21
32.47 Shifnal 13/20 13/24
34.42 Madeley Jn 13/22 13/27
35.63 Telford Central 13/24 13/28
36.54 Oakengates 13/25 13/29
39.50 Wellington 13/28 13/35
49.67 Shrewsbury 13/44 13/54
67.71 Gobowen 14/06 14/16
80.07 Wrexham General 14.20 ~ 14.35 14.30 ~ 14.32
89.30 Saltney Jn 14/50 14/47
91.28 Chester 14.54 ~ 15.04 14.53 ~ 15.00
101.73 Beeston Castle & T. SB 15/16 15/16
111.12 Crewe Steel Works 15/25 15/25
112.36 Crewe 15.28 ~ 15.35 15.31 ~ 15.40
114.23 Basford Hall Jn 15/41 15/44
120.45 Madeley 15/49 15/52
131.51 Norton Bridge 16/05 16/01
136.76 Stafford 16/13 16/13
137.35 Stafford TV Jn 16/14 16/14
142.53 Penkridge 16/18 16/20
150.53 Bushbury Jn 16/26 16/29

Timings continue in first table (middle column).

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