19th July 2015

Railway Touring Company
The North Wales Coast Express

Loco Used 47760, 47786 'Roy Castle OBE' & steam: 45699 'Galatea'
Stock Used (4) (17025)+3136+13320+1961+99128+99350+99347+99311+4940+4984+99304

Route :
1Z95 : Liverpool Lime Street  to Holyhead
1Z96 : Holyhead to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco Route
45699 (1) Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Broad Green - Huyton - Rainhill - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Acton Grange Jn - Runcorn East - Frodsham - Helsby - Chester - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction (3)
47760 Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
47760 Holyhead -  (reverse of outward route) - Chester
47760 (2) Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes : 
(1) 47760 on rear.
(2) 47786 on rear? Confirmation required.
(3) It is reported that 45699 failed at Llandudno Junction on the outward leg, due to a hot axle box.
(4) 17025 was only in the consist when 45699 was on the train.
(5) The tour was originally advertised to visit Llandudno.

Source : Nick Bartlett & The Class 47 List

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 10.31d [P8] 10.31 [P8] 21.43a [P8] 21.26
Edge Hill 10/37 [P1] 10/35 21/37 21/21
Edge Hill SB 10/37 ? 21/37 ?
Bootle Branch Jn 10/43 10/36 21/35 21/20
Olive Mount Jn 10/45 10/37 21/34 21/18
Broad Green 10.47a ~ 10.51d  10.38 ~ 10.42 [P2] 21.28a ~ 21.32d 21.14 ~ 21.16
Huyton 10/55 [P2] 10/46 [P3] 21/20 [P1] 21/11
Huyton Jn 10/56 ? 21/19 ?
Rainhill 11/00 10/50 21/16 21/08
St Helens Junction 11/05 [P1] 10/53 21/12 [P2] 21/05
Earlestown 11.13 ~ 11.20 [P3] 10/59? 21/07 [P3] 20/46
Winwick Jn 11/25 [US] 11/02 [US] 21/00 20/42
Dallam Jn 11/28 ? 20/57 20/39
Warrington Bank Quay 11.31a ~ 11.40d [P1] 11.09 ~ 11.39 [P1] 20.46a ~ 20.54d [P3] 20.34 ~ 20.38
Walton Old Jn 11/45 ? - -
Acton Grange Jn 11/47 11/44 20/43 20/29
Runcorn East 11/51 11/48 20/39 20/18
Frodsham Jn 11/54 ? 20/36 ?
Frodsham 11.56a ~ 12.14d ? 20.20a ~ 20.34d ?
Helsby 12/20 [P1] 12/20 20/13 [P2] 20/08
Mickle Trafford Jn 12/28 12/25 20/07 20/02
Chester 12.34a ~ 12.38d [P3] 12.33 ~ 12.40 [P3] 19.56a ~ 20.00d [P3] 19.42 ~ 19.56
Chester South Jn 12/40 ? 19/54 [UF] ?
Saltney Jn 12/42 12/44 19/52 19/38
Rockcliffe Hall SB 12/50 12/53 19/41 19/32
Holywell Jn 12/57 13/01 19/34 19/27
Rhyl 13/10 13/15 19/21 19/16
Colwyn Bay 13/22 ? 19/10 ?
Llandudno Junction 13.30a ~ 14.07d [P1] 13L35 ~ 14L44 [P1] 18.43a ~ 19.03d [P1] 18.39 ~ 19.02 [P1]
Penmaenmawr 14/16 ? 18/34 ?
Bangor 14.30a ~ 14.33d [P2] 15.04 ~ 15.07 18.19a ~ 18.22d [P1] 18.15 ~ 18.20
Menai Bridge 14/38 ? 18/13 ?
Llanfairpwll 14/41 ? 18/10 ?
Gaerwen Jn 14/44 ? 18/06 ?
Valley 15/00 15/32 17/50 17/50
Holyhead 15.10a [P1] 15.37 17.42d [P1] 17.42


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

 5Z95 : (47760 with 45699 on rear) : Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street

Location Booked
Crewe [Down Refuge Sdg] 08.40d
Crewe 08.43 ~ 09.17
Winsford Jn 09/28
Hartford Jn 09/34
Acton Bridge 09/37
Weaver Jn 09/40
Runcorn 09/47
Liverpool South Parkway 10/01
Edge Hill 10/10
Liverpool Lime Street 10.15a [P8]

0Z96 : (45699) : Holyhead - Valley - Holyhead
(Loco turning trip) (cancelled)

Location Booked
Holyhead 15.55d [P1]
Valley NE 16.11a ~ 17.11d
Holyhead 17.27a [P1]

5Z?? : (45699 with 17025) : Llandudno Junction to Carnforth

Location Revised
Llandudno Junction ?d
Carnforth Steamtown ?a

5Z97 : (47786? with 47760 on rear) :  Liverpool Lime Street to Carnforth

Location Revised
Liverpool Lime Street 22.04d
Carnforth Steamtown ?a


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