12th September 2015

Railway Touring Company
The Cheshireman

Locos Used 47746 'Chris Fudge' & steam: 45231 'The Sherwood Forester'
Stock Used 80217+99304+4973+1860+99125+99121+99122+99127+99712+99128

Route :
1Z40 : Bristol Temple Meads to Chester
1Z41 : Chester to Bristol Temple Meads

Loco(s) Route
45231 (1) Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Cwmbran - Abergavenny - Hereford - Ludlow - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Wrexham General - Chester
45231 (1) Chester - Crewe - Nantwich - Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes: 
(1) 47746 on rear.
(2) 45231 'The Sherwood Forester' replaced unavailable 34067 'Tangmere'.
(3) An additional stop was made at Ludlow on the outward leg, to pick up Hereford passengers who could not board there as the train was not platformed.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour throughout) & Guy Vincent

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 07.32d [P11] [UF] 07.32 [P11] [UF]   21.41a [P6] 21.32 [P6]
Bristol East Jn 07/34 [ML] 07/34 [ML]   21/39 [DF] 21/31
Dr Day's Jn 07/35 07/36   21/38 [MF] 21/30 [MF]
Narroways Hill Jn 07/37 07/39   21/36 21/27
Filton Abbey Wood 07.42a ~ 07.44d [P2] 07.45 ~ 07.48 [P3]   21.28a ~ 21.31d [P1] 21.20 ~ 21.22 [P1]
Patchway 07/48 [P2] 07/51 [P2]   21/23 [P1] 21/16 [P1]
Pilning 07/54 [P2] 07/56 [P2]   21/17 [P1] 21/11 [P1]
Severn Tunnel East 07/55 07/57   21/15 21/10
Severn Tunnel West 08/01 08/02   21/10 21/05
Severn Tunnel Junction 08/02 [P3] [DR] 08/04 [P3] [DR]   21/09 [P4] 21/02 [P4]
Severn Tunnel Junction Sig.NT1228 - -   20w38 ~ 21w03 20.36 ~ 20.57
Magor 08w08 ~ 08w23 08.09 ~ 08.16   - -
Llanwern West Jn 08/32 08/26   20/28 20/25
Maindee East Jn 08/38 08/31   20/24 [UR] 20.13 ~ 20.19 [UR]
Maindee North Jn 08/41 08/32   20/22 20/08
Cwmbran 08.50a ~ 08.53d 08.44 ~ 08.53 [P2]   20.05a ~ 20.11d 19.56 ~ 19.58 [P1]
Little Mill Jn 09/02 09/03   19/56 19/50
Abergavenny 09.12a ~ 09.15d 09.13 ~ 09.16 [P1]   19.42a ~ 19.45d 19.39 ~ 19.41 [P2]
Abergavenny Sig.38 09/21 09/24   - -
Pontrilas 09/28 09/36   19/28 19/25
Tram Inn 09/34 09/42   19/22 19/19
Hereford 09w44a ~ 10w34d [UR] 09.52 ~ 10.44 [UR]   18w52a ~ 19w12d [P1] 18.57 ~ 19.10 [P1]
Shelwick Jn 10/37 10/48   18/49 18/53
Moreton-on-Lugg 10/41 10/50   18/44 18/50
Leominster 10/49 11/00 [P1]   18/35 18/42 [P2]
Woofferton 10/57 11/09   18/29 18/35
Ludlow ? 11.14 ~ 11.16 [P1]   - ?
Bromfield SB 11/06 11/20   18/22 18/27
Craven Arms 11/12 [P1] 11/25 [P1]   17.56 ~ 18.15 [DGL] 17.54 ~ 18.15 [DGL]
Marsh Brook LC 11/18 11/31   17/49 17/47
Dorrington SB 11/28 11/40   17/36 17/36
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/35 11/46   17/27 17/28
English Bridge Jn 11/37 11/48   17/25 17/26
Shrewsbury 11/40 [P4] 11/49 [P4]   17/24 [P4] 17/25 [P7]
Gobowen 12/05 12/13   - -
Chirk 12w12 ~ 12w35 12.18 ~ 12.37   - -
Wrexham General 12/49 [P2] 12/50 [P2]   - -
Saltney Jn 13/02 13/04   - -
Chester South Jn 13/04 [UF] 13/06 [UF]   - -
Harlescott LC - -   17/19 17/21
Wem - -   17/10 17/12 [P2]
Prees - -   17/07 17/09 [P2]
Wrenbury - -   16/56 16/58 [P2]
Nantwich - -   16/52 [P2] 16/52 [P2]
Gresty Lane - -   16/47 16/47
Crewe - -   16.41a ~ 16.43d [P12] 16.41 ~ 16.44 [P12]
Crewe Steel Works - -   16/37 16/37
Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB - -   16/28 16/28
Chester 13.06a [P4] 13.07 [P4]   16.13d [P4] 16.13 [P4]


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

11/09/15 : 5Z36 : (45231 with 80217) : Carnforth to Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot
13/09/15 : 5Z44 : (45231 with 80217) : Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot to Carnforth

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Carnforth Steamtown 07.27d 19.51a
Carnforth H.S. 07.37 ~ 07.47 19.27 ~ 19.37
Carnforth 07.52 ~ 07.54 19.23 ~ 19.25
Carnforth North Jn 07/56 19/22
Carnforth U&DGL - 18.55 ~ 19.20
Morecambe South Jn 08/02 18/47
Lancaster 08/04 [UF] 18/45 [DF]
Garstang & Catteral 08/16 18/34
Preston 08/30 [P4] [UF] 18/23 [P3]
Ribble Jn 08/31 18/22
Farington Curve Jn 08/33 18/21
Euxton Jn 08/40 18/16
Balshaw Lane Jn 08/42 18/13
Wigan North Western 08/51 [P4] 18/05 [P5]
Springs Branch Jn 08/53 18/03
Golborne Jn 08/58 17/58
Winwick Jn 09/01 17/55
Dallam Jn 09/04 17/52
Warrington Bank Quay 09.06 ~ 09.29 [P2] 17/51 [P3]
Acton Grange Jn 09/35 17/49
Weaver Jn 09/42 17/44
Acton Bridge 09/45 17/41
Hartford Jn 09.49 ~ 09.51 17/39
Winsford 09/58 17/33
Crewe Coal Yard 10/10 17/26
Crewe 10.13 ~ 10.43 [P12] 16.42 ~ 17.23 [P12]
Gresty Lane 10/47 16/38
Nantwich 10/52 16/31
Wrenbury 10/56 16/27
Prees 11/07 16/16
Wem 11/10 16/13
Harlescott LC 11/19 16/04
Shrewsbury 11/23 [P7] 16/00 [P4]
English Bridge Jn 11/24 15/58
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/26 15/57
Dorrington SB 11/33 15/50
Marsh Brook LC 11/45 15/40
Craven Arms 11.52 ~ 12.08 [DGL] 15/34 [P1]
Bromfield SB 12/15 15/28
Woofferton 12/22 15/21
Leominster 12/29 15/14
Moreton-on-Lugg 12/38 15/05
Shelwick Jn 12/41 15/02
Hereford 12.46 ~ 13.07 [P1] 14.11 ~ 14.59
Tram Inn 13/17 13/59
Pontrilas 13/23 13/53
Abergavenny 13/37 13/38
Little Mill Jn 13/46 13/22
Maindee North Jn 14/02 13/00
Maindee East Jn 14/04 [UR] 12/57
Llanwern West Jn 14/11 12/52
Severn Tunnel Junction 14/42 [P4] 12/41 [P3] [DR]
Severn Tunnel West 14/43 12/40
Severn Tunnel East 14/48 12/34
Pilning 14/50 12.22 ~ 12.32 [DGL]
Patchway 14/55 12/16
Filton Abbey Wood 15/03 [P1] 12/09 [P3]
Narroways Hill Jn 15/09 12/04
Dr Day's Jn 15/12 12/01
Bristol East Jn - 12/00
Bristol Temple Meads - 11.46 ~ 11.58 [UT] 
Bristol East Jn  - 11/44
North Somerset Jn 15/15 11/42
Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot 15.27a 11.30d

11/09/15 : 5Z39 : (47746 + tour stock) : Southall to Bristol Kingsland Road
13/09/15 : 5Z45 : (47746 + tour stock) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Southall

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Southall Depot 11.21d 15.11a
Southall Yard 11.31 ~ 11.33 15/09
Southall West Jn 11/36 [DR] 15/07
Heathrow Airport Jn 11/39 15/04 [UM]
Slough 11/48 14/52
Maidenhead 11/58 [P3] 14/39 [P4]
Twyford 12/05 14/29
Kennet Bridge Jn 12/16 14/23
Reading 12/19 [P13] 14.19 ~ 14.21 [P14]
Reading West Jn 12/21 [DR] 14/17
Goring & Streatley 12/30 14/07
Didcot East Jn 12/39 14/00 [UR]
Didcot Parkway 12/40 [P3] 13.43 ~ 13.58 [P4]
Foxhall Jn 12/47 13/40 [RL]
Wantage Road 12/56 13/34
Challow 13*01 ~ 13*32 [DR] 13/30
Uffington 13/37 13/37
Swindon 13/48 [P4] 13/16 [UM]
Wootton Bassett Jn 13/54 13/08
Hullavington 14/05 12/51
Westerleigh Jn 14/21 12/37
Bristol Parkway 14*27 ~ 14*42 [DGL] 12/32 [P3]
Filton Abbey Wood 14/46 12/29
Narroways Hill Jn 14/50 12/24
Dr Day's Jn 14/53 12/21
North Somerset Jn 14/55 12/19
Bristol East Depot 14.59 ~ 15.49 11.41 ~ 12.16
North Somerset Jn 15.52 ~ 15.56 11.36 ~ 11.38
Bristol Kingsland Road 16.00a 11.32d

12/09/15 : 
5Z38 : (45231 with 80217) : Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z43 : (45231 with 80217) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot 06.56d 22.09a
North Somerset Jn 07/06 -
Bristol East Jn 07/08 -
Bristol West Jn - 21.53 ~ 21.57
Bristol Temple Meads 07.10a [P11 21.51d [P6]

5Z40 : (47746 + tour stock) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z42 : (47746 + tour stock) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Kingsland Road

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bristol Kingsland Road 06.53d 23.02a
North Somerset Jn - 22/57
Bristol East Depot [DGL] - 22.10 ~ 22.50
North Somerset Jn 06.57 ~ 07.02 22/07
Bristol East Jn 07/04 22/06
Bristol Temple Meads 07.06a [P12] 22.04d [P5]

5Z41 : (45231 with 47746 on rear) : Chester - Chester Reception Sidings - Chester

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Chester 13.06d 15.58a
Chester East Jn 13.18 ~ 13.21 15.53 ~ 15.56
Chester Reception Sidings 13.23a 15.51d


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