4th August 2015

Railway Touring Company
The Welsh Mountaineer

Loco Used steam: 45231 'The Sherwood Forester'
Stock Used 99722+1861+3096+3115+3150+99312

Route : 
1Z84 : Preston to Blaenau Ffestiniog
1Z85 : Blaenau Ffestiniog to Preston

Loco Route
45231 Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Runcorn East - Frodsham - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction
45231 Llandudno Junction - near Pont-y-Pant (2)
45231 near Pont-y-Pant - North Llanrwst
45231 North Llanrwst - Llandudno Junction
45231 Llandudno Junction - (reverse of outward route) - Preston

Notes :
(1) Loco was turned at Chester on outward leg.
(2) It is reported that 45231 stalled near Pont-y-Pant, due to slippery railhead conditions in heavy rain. The train then reversed back to Cethin's viaduct, and made another attempt, but this too was unsuccessful. The train then reversed back to Betws-y-Coed and North Llanrwst, thence back to Preston without making it to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Preston 06.50d [P6] [UF] 06.50   21.03a [P5] 21.11
Farington Jn 06/55 [US] 06/54   20/56 [DF] 20/58
Euxton Jn 07/00 06/57   20/45 20/43
Balshaw Lane Jn 07/04 [UF] 07/04   20/41 [DS] 20/40
Wigan North Western 07/15 [P4] 07/14   20/31 [P5] 20/31
Wigan South Jn 07/16 ?   20/30 ?
Springs Branch Jn 07/17 07/16   20/29 [DF] 20/28
Golborne Jn 07/22 07/20   20/17 [DS] 20/06
Winwick Jn 07/24 07/22   20/14 20/03
Dallam Jn 07/28 ?   20/12 20/00
Warrington Bank Quay 07.31a ~ 07.35d [P2] 07.27 ~ 07.35   20.06a ~ 20.09d [P3] 19.57 ~ 19.59 [P3]
Acton Grange Jn 07/39 07/39   20/01 19/53
Runcorn East 07/44 07/43 [P1]   19/56 ?
Frodsham Jn 07/48 07/45   19/52 ?
Frodsham 07w52a ~ 08w14d ?   19w28a ~ 19w49d ?
Helsby 08/20 [P1] 08/19   19/22 [P2] 19/20
Mickle Trafford 08/28 08/23   19/15 19/15
Chester 08.40a ~ 09.30d [P3] 08.29 ~ 09.29   19.04a ~ 19.08d [P4] 19.04 ~ 19.08
Chester South Jn 09/32 ?   19/02 [UF] ?
Saltney Jn 09/35 09/34   19/00 19/01
Rockcliffe Hall SB 09/45 09/43   18/49 18/53
Holywell Jn 09/54 09/56   18/41 18/46
Rhyl 10*12 ~ 10*28 [P2] 10.14 ~ 10.28 [P2]   18/26 [P1] 18/33
Colwyn Bay 10/43 ?   18.13 ?
Llandudno Junction 10.50a ~ 11.47d [P1] 10.52 ~ 11.45 [P1]   17.22a ~ 18.06d [P1] 17.22 ~ 18.04
Tal-y-Cafn 11.58a ~ 11.59d ?   17.09a ~ 17.10d ?
North Llanrwst 12t13a ~ 12t22d 12.10 ~ 12.28   16t49a ~ 16t55d ? ~ 16.55
Betws-y-Coed 12/35 ? ~ ?   16/37 ? ~ ?
Blaenau Ffestiniog 13.15a CAN   16.00d CAN


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Movements

5Z84 : (45231 + tour stock) : Carnforth to Preston
5Z86 : (45231 + tour stock) : Preston to Carnforth

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Carnforth Steamtown 04.20d 23.23a
Carnforth H.S. 04.30 ~ 04.40 23.01 ~ 23.11
Carnforth 04.45 ~ 05.45 21.58 ~ 22.58
Carnforth North Jn 05/47 21/57
Morecambe South Jn 05/54 21/50
Lancaster 05/56 21/47
Preston 06.24a [P6] 21.23d [P5]

0Z84 : (45231) : Chester - Chester North Jn - Chester South Jn - Chester 
(loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Chester 08.52d [P3]
Chester North Jn 08.55 ~ 08.59
Chester South Jn 09.04 ~ 09.07
Chester 09.10a [P3]


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