11th April 2015

Chester Model Railway Club / Ffestiniog Railway (Dee & Mersey Group)
The Great Western Express

Locos Used 57301 'Goliath' & 57310 'Pride of Cumbria'
Stock Used 3330+3384+3348+3397+3356+1212+6158+5921+5998+5964+6042+9527

Route :
1Z57 : Hooton to Oxford
1Z58 : Oxford to Hooton

Loco(s) Route
57301 (1) Hooton - Bache - Chester North Jn - Chester South Jn - Saltney Jn - Wrexham General - Ruabon - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Telford Central - Madeley Jn - Cosford - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Sutton Park - Park Lane Jn - Landor Street Jn - St Andrews Jn - Bordesley Jn - Lifford East Jn - Kings Norton - Longbridge - Barnt Green - Bromsgrove - Stoke Works Jn - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill - Norton Jn - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Ascott-under-Wychwood - Charlbury - Wolvercote Jn - Oxford [UM] - Oxford [U&DPL]
57310 (2) Oxford [U&DPL] - Oxford
57301 (1) Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Kemble - Standish Jn - Gloucester Yard Jn - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Abbotswood Jn - Norton Jn - Worcester Shrub Hill - (reverse of outward route) - Hooton

Notes :
(1) 57310 on rear.
(2) 57301 on rear.

Source : Neil Greenwood (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Neil Greenwood & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Hooton 07.20d 07.20   22.23a 21.53
Capenhurst 07/25 ?   22/18 ?
Bache 07.31a ~ 07.35d 07.30 ~ ?   22.08a ~ 22.12d 21.39 ~ 21.43
Chester North Jn 07/37 ?   22/06 ?
Chester South Jn 07/40 ?   21/54 ?
Saltney Jn 07/43 07/41   21/50 21/21
Wrexham General 07.57a ~ 07.59d 07.54 ~ 07.59   21.19a ~ 21.36d 21.05 ~ 21.09
Ruabon 08/05 ?   21/13 ?
Chirk 08/11 ?   21/08 ?
Gobowen 08.15a ~ 08.17d 08.16 ~ 08.17   20.58a ~ 21.04d 20.46 ~ 20.50
Shrewsbury 08.41a ~ 08.43d 08.40 ~ 08.44   20.28a ~ 20.35d 20.20 ~ 20.22
Abbey Foregate Jn 08/44 ?   20/27 ?
Wellington 08/56 08/58   20/12 20/07
Telford Central 09/01 09/04   20/06 20/00
Madeley Jn 09/03 09/06   20/04 19/56
Cosford 09/08 09/11   19/58 19/51
Codsall 09/12 09/15   19/53 19/47
Stafford Road Jn 09/16 09/18   19/50 19/43
Wolverhampton North Jn 09/19 09/22   19/48 19/42
Wolverhampton 09/22 09/25   19.45 ~ 19.46 19/40?
Portobello Jn 09/27 09/29   19/33 19/32
Darlaston Jn 09/32 09/33   19/28 19/25
Pleck Jn 09/36 09/35   19/25 19/23
Walsall 09/39 09/38   19/22 19/20
Ryecroft Jn 09/41 09/39   19/17 19/14
Sutton Park 09/54 ?   19/01 ?
Park Lane Jn 10/01 09/59   18/53 18/50
Landor Street Jn 10/14 10/19   18/43 18/41
St Andrews Jn 10/16 10/21   18/41 18/40
Bordesley Jn 10/17 10/22   18/39 18/38
Lifford East Jn 10/23 10/28   18/32 18/33
Kings Norton 10/24 10/29   18/30 18/31
Longbridge 10/29 10/34   18/25 18/27
Barnt Green 10/33 10/36   18/22 18/25
Bromsgrove 10/37 10/40   18/14 ?
Stoke Works Jn 10/42 10/42   18/11 18/14
Droitwich Spa 10/48 10/49   18/05 18/09
Tunnel Jn 10/56 10/59   17/59 18/00
Worcester Shrub Hill 10.58a ~ 11.01d 11.00 ~ 11.02   17.54a ~ 17.57d 17.53 ~ 17.59

 

Location Booked Actual
Norton Jn 11/06 11/07
Evesham 11/17 11/18
Honeybourne 11/24 ?
Morton-in-Marsh 11/37 11/37
Ascott-under-Wychwood 11/49 11/47
Charlbury 11/52 11/49
Wolvercote Jn 12/03 11/57
Oxford North Jn 12.07 ~ 12.15 12/00?
Oxford DIV  ? [UM]
Oxford U&DPL DIV ? ~ ? [U&DPL]
Oxford [P1] 12.19a ~ 15.53d [P1] [P1] 12.21 ~ 15.53 [P1]
Kennington Jn 15/57 15/57
Didcot North Jn 16/05 16/04
Foxhall Jn 16/07 ?
Wantage Road 16/15 16/16
Challow 16.19 ~ 16.25 [DR] ? ~ 16.24
Uffington 16/28 16/29
Swindon 16/38 16/41
Loco Yard Jn 16/40 16/43
Kemble 16/52 16/55
St Mary's LC 17/03 17/04
Stroud 17/07 ?
Standish Jn 17/13 17/12
Gloucester Yard Jn 17/22 17/19
Barnwood Jn 17/23 17/20
Cheltenham Spa 17/30 17/27
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury 17/37 17/35
Abbotswood Jn 17/47 17/44
Norton Jn 17/49 17/47

Timings continue in first table.

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