19th December 2014

Vintage Trains
Chester Carols

Loco Used steam : 4965 'Rood Ashton Hall'
Stock Used 96100+35470+99349?+99361+99353?+5157+9101

Route : 
1Z33 : Tyseley Warwick Road to Chester
1Z34 : Chester to Tyseley Warwick Road

Loco Route
4965 Tyseley Warwick Road - Small Heath South Jn - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Park Lane Jn - Sutton Park - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Chester
4965 Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho South Jn - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Small Heath South Jn - Tyseley Warwick Road

Notes: 
(1) Off tour option; visit to Chester Cathedral for Christmas Carol Service. 

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Tyseley Warwick Road 13.54d 13.52?   00.13a 00.10?
Small Heath South Jn 14/00 14/00   00/07 00/04
Bordesley Jn 14/02 14/04   00/04 23/59
St Andrews Jn 14/03 14/05   00/02 23/58
Landor Street Jn 14.06 ~ 14.10 14/06   - -
Washwood Heath West Jn 14/14 14/08   - -
Castle Bromwich Jn 14/19 14/12   - -
Park Lane Jn 14/21 14/14   - -
Sutton Park 14/28 ?   - -
Ryecroft Jn 14/42 14/37   - -
Walsall 14/44 [P2] 14/39   - -
Pleck Jn 14/46 14/42   - -
Proof House Jn - -   23/59 23/55
Birmingham New Street - -   23.47a ~ 23.56d [P11] 23.49 ~ 23.52
Soho South Jn - -   23/42 23/43
Soho East Jn - -   23/41 23/40
Perry Barr West Jn - -   23/36 23/34
Perry Barr North Jn - -   23/35 23/33
Bescot Stadium - -   23/27 23/25
Darlaston Jn 14/50 14/44   23/26 23/23
Portobello Jn 14/54 14/50   23/22 23/19
Wolverhampton 14.59a ~ 15.02d [P2] 14.58 ~ 15.01 [P2]   23.09a ~ 23.14d [P3] 23.07 ~ 23.14
Wolverhampton North Jn 15/04 15/03   23/06 23/05
Bushbury Jn 15/06 15/04   23/03 23/04
Rickerscote - -   22.40 ~ 22.45 ?
Trent Valley Jn 15/21 15/18   22/38 22/43
Stafford 15.23a ~ 15.26d [P6] [DS] 15.20 ~ 15.24   22.33a ~ 22.36d [US] [P4] 22.39 ~ 22.42
Norton Bridge 15/33 [DS] 15/32   22/25 [US] 22/23
Madeley 15/44 [DS] 15/43   22/14 [US] 22/12
Basford Hall Jn 15/52 15/49   22/07 [US] 22/05
Crewe 16.01a ~ 16.03d [P11] 16.03 ~ 16.05 [P11]   21.41a ~ 22.01d [P11] 21.41 ~ 22.00
Crewe Steel Works 16/10 16/09   21/34 21/27
Beeston Castle & Taporley SB 16/20 ?   21/21 21/18
Chester 16.40a [P4] 16.33 [P4]   21.05d [P3] 21.04 [P3]


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z33 : (4965) : Chester - Chester East Jn - Chester Reception Sidings (cancelled)
5Z33 : (4965) : Chester Reception Sidings - Chester East Jn - Chester

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Chester 17.03d [P4] 20.32a [P3]
Chester East Jn 17.05 ~ 17.08 20.27 ~ 20.30
Chester Reception Sidings 17.10a 20.32d

5Z32 : (4965) : Chester Reception Sidings - Chester South Jn - Chester North Jn - Chester Reception Sidings
(actually ran direct from Chester P4, then whole train turned on triangle)

Location Booked
Chester Reception Sidings 17.20d
Chester West Jn 17/22
Chester South Jn 17.24 ~ 17.27
Chester North Jn 17.30 ~ 17.35
Chester West Jn 17/37
Chester 17/38
Chester East Jn 17.40 ~ 17.47
Chester Reception Sidings 17.49a


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