6th December 2015

Branch Line Society
Newly Extended Tracker

Tram Used 236 'Sat Bains'

Route :

Tram Route
236
Wilkinson Street [NB] - Wilkinson Street Crossover
236
Wilkinson Street Crossover - Wilkinson Street [SB] - Wilkinson Street Depot - No.5 Road - Depot Loop - No.16 Road - Depot Exit
236
Depot Exit - Depot No.5 Road South
236
Depot No.5 Road South - Depot Exit - Radford Road - Hyson Green Market - The Forest [Centre Road] - Royal Centre - Nottingham Station - Queens Walk - Wilford Lane
236
Wilford Lane - Queens Walk - Queens Walk Crossover
236
Queens Walk Crossover - Queens Walk - Wilford Lane - Clifton Cente - Clifton Centre Turnback Siding
236
Clifton Centre Turnback Siding - Clifton Centre - Southchurch Drive North - Silverdale Crossover
236
Silverdale Crossover - Southchurch Drive North - Clifton Centre - Clifton South [Non-Preferred East Side] (1)
236
Clifton South - Wilford Lane - Queens Walk - Nottingham Station - Station Street Crossovers
236
Station Street Crossovers - Nottingham Station - NG2 - QMC - University of Nottingham - Middle Street - Beeston Centre Long Crossover - Beeston Centre
236
Beeston Centre - University Boulevard - University Loop - University of Nottingham - NG2 - NG2 Crossover
236
NG2 Crossover - NG2 - QMC - University of Boulevard - Beeston Centre - Bramcote Lane
236
Bramcote Lane - Beeston Centre - University Boulevard - University Crossover
236
University Crossover - Beeston Centre - Bramcote Lane - Toton Lane [Non-Preferred South Side] (2)
236
Toton Lane [South Side] - Toton Lane (East)
236
Toton Lane (East) - Toton Lane [North Side]
236
Toton Lane [North Side] - Beeston Centre - University of Nottingham - Queens Medical Centre (3) - NG2 - Nottingahm Station - The Forest (South) (4) - The Forest - Noel Street - Shipstone Street - Wilkinson Street Depot No.8 Road - Depot Loop - No.4 Road Shed (5) - Depot Exit - Wilkinson Street - Highbury Vale (Main) - Bulwell
236
Bulwell - Highbury Vale (Main) - Wilkinson Street - Radford Road - Hyson Green Market - The Forest [Centre Road] (6)
236
The Forest [Centre Road] - Noel Street - Shipstone Street - Wilkinson Street

Notes :
(1) Alan Sheppard comments: the plan was to cover both platforms, (with the rarer non-preferred East side platform first), but late running meant only the non-preferred platform done.
(2) Alan Sheppard comments: the plan was to cover both platforms, (with the non-preferred South side platform first, although unlike other NET termini, both platforms are used regularly at Toton Lane), but on arrival at Toton (East) we could see that both platforms were occupied & although the North side preferred platform was cleared first, the plan was to cover the South side paltform first, so we waited.
(3) Alan Sheppard comments: with the income from the Charter being donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust which has recently opened a new unit at Nottingham's Queens Medical Centre, a group photo opportunity was arranged at the QMC Stop.
(4) Alan Sheppard comments: was booked to run through the Centre Platform at Forest Northbound, but due to a build up of leaves & debris in the track, staff tried to set points for the Centre Platform but with following trams waiting behind us, the decision was made that we needed to just go, so we used the 'normal' West side Platform.
(5) Break taken at Wilkinson Street Depot for guided tours of the workshop & control room.
(6) Alan Sheppard comments: a late addition added to the end of the Tour was that after the Bulwell Crossover, we would run straight through Wiliknson Street back down to The Forest, into the Centre Road & reverse there to claw back half of the missed Northbound run through the Centre Road.
(7) Alan Sheppard comments: after the conclusion of the Tour, it had been arranged with 'Control' that the next four service trams after 17:00 would be routed into the Non-Preferred Platform at Phoenix Park.

Source : Alan Sheppard (On the tram throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Location
Booked
Actual
Wilkinson Street
09.00d
09.00d [NB]
Wilkinson Street Crossover
-
09.01 ~ 09.02
Wilkinson Street
-
09.03 ~ 09.04 [SB]
Depot No.5 Road
-
09.07 ~ 09.08
Depot No.16 Road
-
09.13 ~ 09.16
Depot Exit
-
09.17 ~ 09.19
Depot No.5 Road South
-
09.20 ~ 09.22
Depot Exit
09.20
09.23 ~ 09.23
South Curve
-
09/24
Hyson Green Market
-
09.26 ~ 09.30
The Forest (North)
-
09.31 ~ 09.36
The Forest (Centre Platform)
-
09.37 ~ 09.40
Royal Centre
-
09.46 ~ 09.48
Station Street
-
09.51 ~ 09.52
Nottingham Station
-
09.52
Wilford Lane
-
09.59 ~ 10.00
Wilford Lane Crossover
-
10.01 ~ 10.02
Queens Walk Crossover
-
10.09 ~ 10.11
Wilford Lane
-
10.17 ~ 10.17
Rivergreen
-
10.25 ~ 10.25
Clifton Centre Turnback Siding
-
10.28 ~ 10.30 [TB]
Silverdale Crossover
-
10.37 ~ 10.40
Clifton Centre
-
10/45 [SB]
Clifton South (Non-Preferred East Side)
-
10.49a ~ 11.15d [P.B]
Clifton South (shunt)
-
DIV
Clifton South (Preferred West Side)
10.30a ~ 11.00d
DIV
Clifton Centre
-
11.19 ~ 11.20 [NB]
Queens Walk
-
11/31
Nottingham Station
-
11.34 ~ 11.35
Broadmarsh
11.30
11.36 ~ 11.37 [NB]
Station Street Crossovers
-
11/37 [Trailing Crossover]
Station Street
-
11.38 ~ 11.39 [SB]
Nottingham Station
11.40
11.39 ~ 11.40 [SB]
NG2
-
11/44
University of Nottingham
-
11.50 ~ 11.51
Middle Street
-
11.55 ~ 11.56
Beeston Centre Crossover
-
11.58 ~ 11.59
Beeston Centre
-
12.00 ~ 12.01 [NB]
University Boulevard
-
12.05 ~ 12.07
University Loop
-
12.08 ~ 12.12
NG2
-
12.22 ~ 12.22
NG2 Crossover
-
12.23 ~ 12.24
Beeston Centre
-
12/38 [SB]
Bramcote Lane Crossover
-
12.44 ~ 12.47
Beeston Centre
-
12/52 [NB]
University Boulevard
-
12.56 ~ 12.56
University Boulevard Crossover
-
12.57 ~ 13.02 [Main]
Toton Lane (East)
-
13.16 ~ 13.26 (2)
Toton Lane (Non-Preferred South Side)
-
13.27a ~ 13.36d [P.B]
Toton Lane (East)
-
13.36 ~ 13.38 [NB]
Toton Lane (Preferred North Side)
12.55a ~ 13.15d
13.39 ~ 13.45 [P.A]
Beeston Centre
-
13.57 ~ 13.58 [NB]
University Boulevard
-
14.04 ~ 14.05 [Main]
Queens Medical Centre
13p40a ~ 13p45d
14p08a ~ 14p10d
NG2
-
14/15
Nottingham Station
-
14/18 [NB]
Old Market Street
-
14.22 ~ 14.23
The Forest (South)
-
??~??
The Forest
? [Centre]
14.37 ~ 14.37 [Pref NB]
Shipstone Street
-
14.41 ~ 14.42
Wilkinson Street Depot No.8 Road
-
14/47
Depot No.4 Road Shed
14.25a ~ 16.25d
14.50a ~ 16.20d
Depot Exit
-
16.22 ~ 16.26
Wilkinson Street
-
16.27 ~ 16.28 [NB]
Highbury Vale (Main)
-
16.34 ~ 16.34
Bulwell
-
16.36 ~ 16.39
Bulwell Crossover
-
16/40
Highbury Vale (Main)
-
16/42
Wilkinson Street
16.55a
16.46 ~ 16.46
Hyson Green Market
add
16.50 ~ 16.51
The Forest (North)
add
16.53 ~ 16.56
The Forest (Centre Platform)
add
16.57 ~ 17.00
Noel Street
add
17/02
Shipstone Street
add
17/04
Wilkinson Street
add
17.05a

 
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