13th April 2015

Compass by West Coast
The North Yorkshire Moors & Heartbeat Explorer

Locos Used 66005 & 66142
Stock Used load 8 WCRC coaches

Route :
1Z34 : Chester to Whitby
1Z35 : Whitby to Chester

Loco(s) Route
66142 (1) Chester - Helsby - Frodsham - Acton Grange Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Leyland - Farington Jn - Lostock Hall Jn - Blackburn - Daisyfield Jn - Accrington - Gannow Jn - Burnley Manchester Road - Copy Pit - Hall Royd Jn - Hebden Bridge - Sowerby Bridge - Milner Royd Jn - Greetland Jn - Brighouse - Bradley Wood Jn - Heaton Lodge Jn - Mirfield East Jn - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Turners Lane Jn - Altofts Jn - Castleford - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - Colton Jn - York Yard South Jn - Skelton Jn - Tollerton - Thirsk - Longlands Jn - Eaglescliffe - Stockton Cut Jn - Bowesfield Jn - Thornaby - Middlesbrough - Guisborough Jn - Nunthorpe - Battersby 
66005 (2) Battersby - Glaisdale - Grosmont - Sleights - Ruswarp - Whitby
66142 (1) Whitby - (reverse of outward route) - Battersby
66005 (2) Battersby - (reverse of outward route) - Skelton Jn - York - Colton Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Chester

Notes :
(1) 66005 on rear.
(2) 66142 on rear.
(3)
Tour operated by DB Schenker, due to the suspension of West Coast Railways operating licence.

Source : Chris Bracey

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Chester 06.20d 06.20   23.39a 23.38
Mickle Trafford 06/26 06/24   23/33 23/30
Helsby 06/30 06/30   23/27 23/25
Frodsham 06.34a ~ 06.37d ?   23.20a ~ 23.23d ?
Runcorn East 06/43 06/43   23/15 ?
Acton Grange Jn 06/47 06/47   23/09 23/03
Warrington Bank Quay 06.50a ~ 06.52d 06.50 ~ 06.52   23.00a ~ 23.04d 22.49 ~ 22.57
Dallam Jn 06/55 06/54   22/58 ?
Winwick Jn 06/58 06/56   22/55 22/43
Golborne Jn 07/00 06/58   22/50 22/41
Springs Branch Jn 07/04 07/02   22/46 22/35
Wigan South Jn 07/05 ?   22/45 ?
Wigan North Western 07.06a ~ 07.08d 07.04 ~ 07.08   22.41a ~ 22.43d 22.31 ~ 22.34
Balshaw Lane 07/19 07/15   22/32 22/23
Euxton Jn 07/21 07/17   22/30 22/21
Leyland 07.23a ~ 07.25d 07.20 ~ 07.24   22.25a ~ 22.27d 22.17 ~ 22.19
Farington Jn 07/28 07/28   22.14 ~ 22.22 ? ~ 22.13
Lostock Hall Jn 07.34 ~ 07.46 ? ~ 07.48   22/08 22/04
Blackburn 08.00a ~ 08.04d 08.02 ~ 08.05   21.54a ~ 21.56d 21.50 ~ 21.52
Daisyfield Jn 08/07 08/07   21/52 21/47
Accrington 08.13a ~ 08.16d 08.13 ~ 08.16   21.42a ~ 21.44d 21.37 ~ 21.38
Gannow Jn 08/24 08/24   21/35 21/29
Burnley Manchester Road 08.26a ~ 08.29d 08.27 ~ 08.30   21.31a ~ 21.33d 21.24 ~ 21.28
Copy Pit 08/39 08/37   21/22 21/16
Hall Royd Jn 08/49 08/47   21/13 21/08
Hebden Bridge 08.54a ~ 08.56d 08.55 ~ 08.56   21.04a ~ 21.06d 20.59 ~ 21.00
Sowerby Bridge 09.04a ~ 09.06d ?   20.54a ~ 20.56d ?
Milner Royd Jn 09/08 09/09   20/52 20/48
Greetland Jn 09/10 09/11   20/49 20/39
Brighouse 09.16a ~ 09.18d 09.15 ~ 09.20   20.42a ~ 20.44d 20.31 ~ 20.36
Bradley Wood Jn 09/21 09/20   20/39 20/30
Heaton Lodge Jn 09/22 ?   20/32 20/28
Mirfield East Jn 09/25 09/26   20/29 20/26
Horbury Jn 09/33 09/33   20/20 20/19
Wakefield Kirkgate 09.38a ~ 09.40d 09.37 ~ 09.40   20.14a ~ 20.16d 20c13 ~ 20c15 [P2]
Turners Lane Jn 09/41 ?   20/12 ?
Altofts Jn 09/45 09/45   20/05 20/03
Castleford 09/55 09/54   20/01 19/56
Milford Jn 10/01 10/01   19/53 19/46
Church Fenton 10/06 10/05   19/42 19/42
Colton Jn 10/12 10/12   19/35 19/37
York Yard South Jn 10/17 10/17   - -
York - -   19.26a ~ 19.28d 19.26 ~ 19.31
Skelton Jn 10/21 10/19   19/23 19/22
Skelton Bridge Jn 10/22 ?   19.19 ~ 19.20 ?
Tollerton Jn 10/30 10/29   19/09 19/06
Thirsk 10/41 10/40   18/56 18/54
Longlands Jn 10/49 10/46   18/48 18/45
Eaglescliffe 11.11 ~ 11.13 11.10 ~ 11.12   18/28 18/24
Stockton Cut Jn 11/17 11/15   18/23 18/19
Bowesfield Jn 11/18 11/17   18/18 18/17
Thornaby 11/22 ?   18/15 ?
Middlesbrough 11.28 ~ 11.32 11/34?   18.07 ~ 18.10 18.08 ~ 18.10
Guisborough Jn 11/34 ?   18/06 ?
Gypsy Lane 11.42 ~ 11.43 ?   17/59 ?
Nunthorpe 11.45 ~ 11.46 11.44 ~ 11.46   17.56 ~ 17.57 18.01 ~ 18.02
Battersby 12.02a ~ 12.10d 12.01 ~ 12.06   17.36a ~ 17.41d ?
Glaisdale 12.41 ~ 13.15 12.37 ~ 13.23   17.02 ~ 17.05 ?
Grosmont 13.24a ~ 13.29d ?   16.52a ~ 16.55d ?
Sleights 13.38 ~ 13.40 ?   16/43 ?
Ruswarp 13/46 ?   16.36 ~ 16.38 ?
Whitby 13.53a 14.02   16.30d 16.33

 
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