19th April 2015

Branch Line Society
S&C Desiro Tracker

DMUs Used 185120 & 185151 (formed: 51120+53120+54120+54151+53151+51151)

Route :
1Z85 : Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
1Z86 : Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly

DMU Route
185151 Leading Manchester Piccadilly - Ardwick Jn - Longsight North - Longsight Up/Down Goods Loop
185120 Leading Longsight Up/Down Goods Loop - Ardwick Jn - Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Oxford Road - Bamfurlong Jn - Wigan North Western - Preston Dn Goods - Preston Parcels Platform - Preston Flyde Jn
185151 Leading Preston Flyde Jn - Preston 'Loco 2'
185120 Leading Preston 'Loco 2' - Preston Shunting Line
185151 Leading Preston Shunting Line - Preston Parcel Platform - Preston Ribble Jn
185120 Leading Preston Ribble Jn - Preston Up & Dn Goods - Lancaster - Carnforth D&UGL No 1 - Oxenholme DGL - Grayrigg DPL - Tebay DGL - Shap Summit - Hardendale - Harrisons Sidings DGL - Penrith P3 - Upperby Bridge Jn - Dn Through Goods Loop - Carlisle
185151 Leading Carlisle - Carlisle Shunt Neck
185120 Leading Carlisle Shunt Neck - Collier Lane Siding ("a snow plough short of the buffers")
185151 Leading Collier Lane Siding - Carlisle Shunt Neck (EoL)
185120 Leading Carlisle Shunt Neck - Carlisle Wall Siding No 1 - Quintinshill DPL - Lockerbie Dn Loop - Beattock
185151 Leading Beattock - Lockerbie UPL - Quintinshill (2) - Kingmoor Up Through Siding - Caldew Jn (cross to Dn line) - Carlisle - Howe & Co - Kirkby Stephen
185120 Leading Kirkby Stephen - Kirkby Stephen URS
185151 Leading Kirkby Stephen URS - Garsdale
185120 Leading Garsdale - Garsdale URS No.3
185151 Leading Garsdale URS No.3 - Blea Moor UGL - Ribblehead - Settle Jn - Hellifield UGL - Blackburn - Wigan North Western - Eccles Loop - Manchester Oxford Road - Manchester Piccadilly
- (3) Manchester Piccadilly - Longsight Down Goods Loop
- Longsight Down Goods Loop - Ardwick Jn - Manchester Piccadilly (3)

Notes: 
(1) A joint venture between The Branch Line Society and First Transpennine Express, with proceeds (reported as 18,000) going to The Railway Children Charity.
(2) Booked for Quintinshill UPL, but an incorrectly set route at signal CE542 had us set for the Up Main.
(3) Final section of the tour, a run to Longsight Down Goods Loop from Piccadilly & back, had to be cancelled due to the late running & the need to get the stock back to Ardwick Depot.

Source : Alan Sheppard)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Alan Sheppard)

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Manchester Piccadilly 09.14d [P9][FL] 09.24 [P9]   20.14a [P1] CANX
360.73
0.62
Ardwick Jn 09/16 [UF] 09/27   20/11 [DF] CANX
?
1.16
Longsight 09.16 ~ 09.23 [UDG] 09.30 ~ 09.37   19.52 ~ 20.09 [DGL South] CANX
359.33
?
Ardwick Jn 09/25 [DS-FL] 09/40   19/50 [US-SL] CANX
358.55
2.23
Manchester Piccadilly 09/28 [P13][UF] 09.42 ~ 09.43 [P13][UF]   19.46a ~ 19.47d [P13] 21.14a [P13]
358.02
2.71
Manchester Oxford Road 09/32 [P2] 09/45 [P2]   19/43 [P3] 21.10 ~ 21.11 [P3]
357.34
3.19
Deansgate 09/32 [P2] 09/46 [P2]   19/42 [P1] ?
?
3.29
Castlefield Jn 09/33 09/46   19/41 ?
?
3.70
Ordsall Lane Jn 09/36 09/48   19/38 ?
356.35
6.67
Eccles 09/39 09/51   19/34 [UGL] 21/01 [UGL]
353.44
11.59
Astley 09/43 09/54   19/28 20/51
?
17.55
Parkside Jn 09/49 10/01   19/22 20/47
342.56
18.25
Golborne Jn 09/58 [SL] 10/02 [DS]   19/16 20/44
?
21.78
Bamfurlong Jn 10/01 [GL] 10/10   19/13 [FL] 20.31 ~ 20.36
?
22.77
Springs Branch Jn 10/05 [GL] 10/12   19/11 [SL] 20.26 ~ 20.27
 ?
23.52
Wigan South Jn 10/06 [DPL] 10/15   19/09 [UF] 20/25 [UF]
 ?
24.19
Wigan North Western 10.08a ~ 10.22d [P1] 10.16 ~ 10.36 [P1]   19.07a ~ 19.08d [P6] [DUPL] 20.21 ~ 20.23 [P6]{DUPL]
336.12
?
Wigan North Jn ? ?   ? 20.16 ~ 20.18
 ?
31.54
Balshaw Lane Jn 10/30 [DS] 10.43   18/58 [UF] 20/09
 ?
33.74
Euxton Jn 10/34 [DS] 10/46   18/56 [UF] 20/07 [UF]
 ?
36.48
Farington Jn 10/40 10/48   18/52 [UF] 20/04 [UF]
323.63

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
37.60
Farington Curve Jn 10/43 [DS] 10/49
38.13
Skew Bridge Jn 10/43 [DG] ?
38.65
Preston Ribble Jn 10/44 ?
39.11
Preston South Jn 10/44 ?
39.29
Preston (Sig.PN124) 10.45 ~ 10.45 [DG] 10.56 ~ 11.07 [Parcels Plat]
39.62
Preston Fylde Jn (Sig.PN144) 10.47 ~ 10.51 [SL] 11.10 ~ 11.10 [Up Fylde]
?
Preston Loco 2 extra 11.13 ~ 11.17 [Loco 2]
?
Preston Shunting Line extra 11.19 ~ 11.21 [Shunt Line]
39.76
Preston PCD 10.53 ~ 10.55 11/24 [Parcels Plat]
add
Ribble Jn (Sig.PN82) 10.58 ~ 11.04 [UG] 11.27 ~ 11.31 [UG]
add
Preston 11*07 ~ 11*27 [P7][UDG] 11/34 [P7][UDG]
43.50
Barton & Broughton Loop 11.33 ~ 11.33 [DPL] 11/43 [DPL]
49.06
Garstang & Catterall 11/38 11/49
60.55
Lancaster 11/45 [DF] 11/57 [P3][DPL]
62.47
Morecambe South Jn 11/46 [DM] 11/59
63.65
Hest Bank Jn ? 12/00
66.31
Carnforth Down/Up Goods Loops 11.52 ~ 11.52 [DUGL1] 12/05 [DUGL1]
66.63
Carnforth North Jn 11/54 12/07
79.54
Oxenholme Down Goods Loop 12*03 ~ 12*12 [DGL] 12.21 ~ 12.21 [DGL]
79.66
Oxenholme: The Lake District 12/14 [P2] 12/22 [P2]
86.54
Grayrigg 12/24 [DPL] 12/32 [DPL]
92.35
Tebay 12*29 ~ 12*44 [UDGL] 12.41 ~ 12.59 [UDGL]
98.15
Shap Summit 12/51 [DGL] 13/09 [DGL]
99.67
Hardendale Crossover ? 13/11
101.78
Harrisons [DGL] 13/16 [DGL]
111.75
Penrith: The North Lakes 13/05 [P3][DS] 13/28 [P3][DS]
128.34
Upperby Bridge Jn [DGL] 13.44 ~ 13.45 [DTG]
128.71
Upperby Jn 13/19 [DGL] 13/48
129.64
Carlisle 13.24 ~ 13.28 [P1] 13.51 ~ 13.56 [P1]
130.33
Carlisle Shunt Neck 13.31 ~ 13.36 13.59 ~ 13.59 [Sig.CE288]
add
Collier Lane Siding ? 14.02 ~ 14.03
add
Carlisle Shunt Neck 13.31 ~ 13.36 14.07 ~ 14.09 [EoL]
131.02
Carlisle Carriage Sidings 13.38 ~ 13.38 [No.1 CS] 14/12 [No.1 CS]
131.55
Caldew Jn 13/40 [DG] 14/18 [DG]
?
Kingmoor Jn (Sig.CE465) 13/41 14.21 ~ 14.32
139.59
Gretna Jn 13/47 [ML] 14/38
140.74
Quintinshill Pass Loops 13.50 ~ 13.50 [DPL] 14/40 [DPL]
143.74
Kirkpatrick Sig.MC883 13/53 14/43
156.23
Lockerbie Down Loop 14*01 ~ 14*08 [DPL] 14/53 [DPL]
156.68
Lockerbie 14/10 [P1] 14/54 [P1]
170.62
Beattock 14.20 ~ 14.27 [DPL] 15.07 ~ 15.08 [DPL]
185.21
Lockerbie 14/39 [UPL] 15.22 ~ 15.23 [UPL]
 ?
Cove Sig.MC882 14/48 ?
 ?
Quintinshill Sig.CE542 ? 15.35 ~ 15.37
200.50
Quintinshill Pass Loops 14/51 [UPL] 15/38 [UM]
 ?
Gretna Jn 14/54 [ML] 15/43
 ?
Kingmoor Up Loops 14/57 [UTS] 15.49 ~ 15.51 [UTS]
209.69
Caldew Jn 14/59 [DML] 15.55 ~ 15.59
210.42
Carlisle 15.02a ~ 15.42d [P1]
(retimed - 16.10d)
16.02 ~ 16.12
211.11
London Road Jn 15/43 16/15
211.34
Petteril Bridge Jn 15/44 16/16
215.49
Howe & Co Sdg 15/51 [UM] 16/21 [UM]
218.71
Lowhouse Crossing SB 15/55 16/24
225.76
Lazonby & Kirkoswald 16/02 16/31
233.71
Culgaith SB LC 16/10 16/39
236.44
Kirkby Thore SB 16/12 16/42
241.24
Appleby 16/21 16p49 ~ 16p55
243.59
Ormside 16/23 16/58
248.65
Crosby Garrett 16/28 17/03
251.79
Kirkby Stephen 16/32 17.08 ~ 17.10
252.19
Kirkby Stephen Sig.KS9 16.35 ~ 16.39 17.11 ~ 17.16
252.39
Kirkby Stephen URS 16.43 ~ 16.53 17.20 ~ 17.29 [URS]
255.65
Mallerstang 16/58 17/36
259.29
Ais Gill 17/02 17/39
263.17
Garsdale 17.07 ~ 17.11 17.46 ~ 17.56
263.41
Garsdale URS 17.14 ~ 17.24 [URS No.3] 18.00 ~ 18.17 [URS No.3]
 ?
Garsdale 17/26 18.20 ~ 18.24
271.63
Blea Moor 17/35 [UGL] 18/37 [UGL]
 ?
Ribblehead Viaduct ? 18.40 ~ 18.45
273.18
Ribblehead 17/39 18/46
 ?
Helwith Bridge 17/45 18/54
286.10
Settle Jn 17/52 19.00 ~ 19.01
289.34
Hellifield 17.57 ~ 17.59 [UGL] 19.09 ~ 19.10 [UGL]
302.48
Horrocksford Jn 18/19 19/29
303.02
Clitheroe 18/20 [P1] 19/30
308.57
Langho 18/28 [P1] 19/38
313.19
Daisyfield Jn 18/37 [UEL] 19/46 [UH-DEL-UEL]
313.66
Blackburn 18/38 [P1] 19/48 [P1]
322.66
Lostock Hall Jn 18/46 19/59

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