7th February 2016

Branch Line Society
T
hird Rail Anniversary Tracker

EMUs Used 508111 (64702+71493+64659) + 508112 (64660+71494+64703)

Route :
2T00 : Hooton to Birkenhead North E.M.U.D.
2T01 : Birkenhead North E.M.U.D. to Hunts Cross
2T02 : Hunts Cross to Southport
2T03 : Southport to Kirkdale C.S.
2T04 : Kirkdale C.S. to Eastham Rake

EMU Route
64702 Leading Hooton Bay Platform 1 - Hooton South Jn (Dn Helsby)
64703 Leading Hooton South Jn (Dn Helsby) - Hooton - Rock Ferry - Hamilton Square - James Street
64702 Leading James Street - Birkenhead North
64703 Leading Birkenhead North - Sig.ML.564
64702 Leading Sig.ML.564 - Birkenhead North Depot - Up & Dn Through Siding
64703 Leading Up & Dn Through Siding - Birkenhead North Depot (Sdg.B Shed Door)
64702 Leading Birkenhead North Depot (Sdg.B Shed Door) - Up & Dn Through Siding
64703 Leading Up & Dn Through Siding - Birkenhead North Depot (Sdg.C Shed Door)
64702 Leading Birkenhead North Depot (Sdg.C Shed Door) - Up & Dn Through Siding
64703 Leading Up & Dn Through Siding - Birkenhead North - Hamilton Square - James Street - Stock Interchange Line - Liverpool Central - Liverpool South Parkway - Hunts Cross West Jn - Hunts Cross Platform 2
64702 Leading Hunts Cross Platform 2 - Liverpool South Parkway - Liverpool Central North Jn - Up Southport - Leeds Street Jn - Dn Southport - Sandhills Platform 2
64703 Leading Sandhills Platform 2 - Sandhills Reversing Siding
64702 Leading Sandhills Reversing Siding - Sandhills Platform 1 - Up Southport - Bootle Jn - Dn Southport - Southport
64703 Leading Southport - Southport Sig. ML.112
64702 Leading Southport Sig. ML.112 - Birkdale Sidings No2 Road
64703 Leading Birkdale Sidings No2 Road - Formby
64702 Leading Formby - Hillside
64703 Leading Hillside - Sandhills Platform 1 - Sandhills Reversing Siding
64702 Leading Sandhills Reversing Siding - Sandhills Platform 1 - Kirkdale South Jn - Kirkdale Depot Carriage Washer - Kirkdale Depot North RR Line
64703 Leading Kirkdale Depot North RR Line - Kirkdale Carriage Siding No.19 Road
64702 Leading Kirkdale Carriage Siding No.19 Road - Carriage Sidings Throat
64703 Leading Carriage Sidings Throat - Kirkdale Carriage Siding No.20 Road
64702 Leading Kirkdale Carriage Siding No.20 Road - Kirkdale Depot North RR Line
64703 Leading Kirkdale Depot North RR Line - Kirkdale Carriage Shed No.22 Road
64702 Leading Kirkdale Carriage Shed No.22 Road - Kirkdale North Jn - Walton Platform 2
64703 Leading Walton Platform 2 - Leeds Street Jn - (Dn Southport) - Liverpool Central North Jn - (Up Southport) - Liverpool Central Reversing Siding
64702 Leading Liverpool Central Reversing Siding - Stock Interchange Line - James Street Platform 2 - Hamilton Square - Rock Ferry Bay Platform 3
64703 Leading Rock Ferry Bay Platform 3 - Sig.ML.722 (Up Chester)
64702 Leading Sig.ML.722 - Rock Ferry Platform 2 - Hooton
64703 Leading Hooton - Eastham Rake (2)

Notes: 
(1) A joint venture between The Branch Line Society and Merseyrail, raising funds, (11,500), for Community Link Foundation and Claire House Children's Hospice.
(2) Class 508 EMUs started their working life at Strawberry Hill Depot so it was appropriate to book two of this particular class of unit to acknowledge the anniversary of one hundred years of third rail electrification on the London and South Western Railway.
(3) Tour terminated at Eastham Rake rather than Hooton to allow passengers to cover the Crossover North out of Hooton P.2. Provision was agreed that they could return on either the 18:40 or 18:55 Service Trains from Eastham Rake back to Hooton. The 18:40 was formed of unit 508131.
(4) Hall Road Wall Siding was originally due to be covered on the way back South from Southport, (thus also covering the Hall Road Crossover in both directions), but planned work on the siding had not taken place so was deleted from the route, with the time slot used for a traversal of both the Formby & Hillside Crossovers.

Source : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C

Location Booked Actual
0.00
Hooton 09.47d [P1] 09.47d [P1]
0.20
Hooton South Jn Sig.256 09.49 ~ 09.53 09.48 ~ 09.50 [Dn Helsby]
0.40
Hooton 09/54 [P3] 09/51 [P3]
1.20
Eastham Rake 09/56 09/53
2.70
Bromborough Rake 09/59 [P2] 09/55 [P2]
5.75
Rock Ferry 10.04 ~ 10.06 [P2] 10.02a ~ 10.04d [P2]
7.07
Birkenhead Central 10/09 [P1] 10/07 [P1]
7.50
Hamilton Square 10/13 [P1] 10/12 [P1]
8.64
James Street 10.16a ~ 10.24d [P1] 10.16a ~ 10.24d [P1]
9.79
Hamilton Square 10/27 [P3] 10/28 [P3]
12.06
Birkenhead North 10/35 ~ 10.39 [P3] 10.35 ~ 10.37 [P3]
12.17
Birkenhead North Sig.ML.564 10.40 ~ 10.44 10.38 ~ 10.38 [Up WK]
12.28
Birkenhead North 10/45 [P1] 10.40 ~ 10.51 [P1]
?
Birkenhead North Depot Arr & Dep Line ? 10.54 ~ 11.04 [Arr/Dep]
12.53
Up & Dn Thro Sdg (East) 10.47 ~ 11.05 ~ 11.07 [Up/Dn Thro]
12.68
Up & Dn Thro Sdg (West) ? DIV
13.13
Birkenhead North E.M.U.D. ? (Road B) 11.09 ~ 11.10 ['B' Shed Door]
13.23
Up & Dn Thro Sdg (East) ? 11.12 ~ 11.13 [Up/Dn Thro]
?
Birkenhead North E.M.U.D. ? (Road C) 11.14 ~ 11.17 ['C' Shed Door]
?
Up & Dn Thro Sdg (East) ? 11.19 ~ 11.23 [Up/Dn Thro]
?
Birkenhead North Depot Arr & Dep Line ~ 11.39 11*24 ~ 11*39
13.48
Birkenhead North 11/41 [P1] 11/40 [P1]
15.55
Hamilton Square 11/45 [P1] 11/46 [P1]
16.70
James Street 11p48 ~ 11p54 [P2] 11.49a ~ 11.55d [P2]
17.11
Paradise Jn 11/57 11.57 ~ 11.58
17.41
Liverpool Central (Northern) 11.59a ~ 12.00d [P2] 12.00a ~ 12.04d
23.06
Liverpool South Parkway 12/08 [P5] 12/14 [P5]
23.50
Hunts Cross West Jn 12/13 [UDE] 12/16 [UDE]
24.46
Hunts Cross 12.15a ~ 12.21d [P2][UDE] 12.18 ~ 12.22 [P2][UDE]
?
Hunts Cross West Jn 12/23 12/25
?
Liverpool South Parkway 12/23 [P6] 12/27 [P6]
31.51
Liverpool Central (Northern) 12.31a ~ 12.51d [P2] 12.37a ~ 12.51d [P2]
?
Liverpool Central North Jn ? 12/52 [Dn Southport - Up Southport]
32.19
Moorfields HL/NL 12/52 [P1] 12.54 ~ 12.54 [P1]
32.72
Leeds Street Jn ? 12/56 [Up Southport - Dn Southport]
33.61
Sandhills 13.03 ~ 13.07 [P2] 12.58 ~ 12.59 [P2]
33.72
Sandhills Reversing Siding 13.08 ~ 13.12 13.00 ~ 13.08
34.03
Sandhills 13/13 [P1] 13/08 [P1]
34.56
Bank Hall 13/14 [Up Southport] 13/11 [Up Southport]
35.01
Bootle Jn 13/15 [Dn Southport] 13/12 [Up Southport - Dn Southport]
37.70
Waterloo (Merseyside) 13/20 [P2] 13/18 [P2]
39.64
Hall Road 13/22 [P2] 13.22 ~ 13.23 [P2]
43.64
Formby 13/28 13/29
44.53
Freshfield 13/29 13.31 ~ 13.33
47.32
Ainsdale 13/34 13/36
48.76
Hillside 13/36 13/38
49.72
Birkdale 13/37 [P2] 13/40
51.05
Southport 13.44a ~ 14.18d [P1] 13.44a ~ 14.18d [P1]
51.27
Southport Signal 112 14.20 ~ 14.24 14.19 ~ 14.20
51.38
Southport C.H.S. 14.25 ~ 14.34 14.22 ~ 14.33 [Birkdale Sdgs 2](EoL)
?
Birkdale 14/37 [P1] 14.37 ~ 14.38 [P1]
?
Hillside ? 14/39 [P1]
?
Freshfield ? 14/47
58.48
Formby 14.48 ~ 14.56 [P1] 14.49 ~ 14.50 [P1]
?
Freshfield 14/58 [P2] 14/52
?
Ainsdale 15/02 [P2] 14/54
63.60
Hillside 15.05 ~ 15.09 [P2] 14.57 ~ 14.58 [P2]
?
Ainsdale 15/12 [P1] 15/00 [P1]
?
Formby 15/18 [P1] 15/04 [P1]
?
Hall Road 15/25 [P1] 15/09 [P1]
?
Waterloo (Merseyside) 15/30 [P1] 15/13 [P1]
?
Sandhills Jn ? 15/20
78.53
Sandhills 15.50 ~ 15.50 [P1] 15.21a ~ 15.25d [P1]
extra
Sandhills Reversing Siding 15.51 ~ 16.01 15.27 ~ 15.31 (EoL)
78.53
Sandhills 16.02 ~ 16.03 [P1] 15.32a ~ 15.33d [P1]
78.61
Sandhills Jn ? 15/34 [Up Ormskirk]
?
Kirkdale South Jn ? [Up Orms-Dn Orms-S RR-WML]
79.25
Kirkdale C.S. 16.06 ~ ?
?
Kirkdale Carr Washer ? 15.39 ~ 15.40
79.42
Kirkdale North RR Line ? 15.42 ~ 15.47
79.76
Kirkdale Carriage Sidings ? (Carr Sdgs) 15.50 ~ 15.53 [C.S. No.19] (EoL)
?
Carriage Sidings Throat ? 15.54 ~ 15.55
?
Kirkdale Carriage Sidings ? (Carr Sdgs) 15.57 ~ 16.05 [C.S. No.20] (EoL)
?
Kirkdale North RR Line ? 16.07 ~ 16.08
?
Kirkdale Carriage Shed ? 16.09 ~ 17.01 [No.22] (EoL in Shed]
80.30
Kirkdale C.S. Exit ~ 17.06 17.05 ~ 17.08
81.28
Walton Jn 17/11 17/11
81.53
Walton (Merseyside) 17.11 ~ 17.15 [P2] 17.12 ~ 17.14 [P2]
?
Walton Jn 17/16 17/15 [Dn Ormskirk - Up Ormskirk]
?
Kirkdale 17/17 [P1] 17/17 [P1]
?
Sandhills 17/18 [P1] 17/19 [P1]
84.54
Leeds Street Jn ? [Dn Southport] 17*22 ~ 17*31 [Up Southport - Dn Southport]
?
Moorfields HL/NL 17/31 [P2] 17/35 [P2]
?
Liverpool Central North Jn ? 17/37 [Dn Southport - Up Southport]
85.75
Liverpool Central (Northern) 17/32 [P2] 17.38a ~ 17.39d [P1]
86.05
Liverpool Central Reversing Sdg 17.33 ~ 17.37 17.41 ~ 17.43 (EoL)
86.15
Liverpool Central (Northern) 17.37 ~ 17.42 [P2] 17.45a ~ 17.46d [P2]
86.37
Paradise Jn 17/43 17/48
86.58
James Street 17.47a ~ 17.49d [P2] 17.52a ~ 17.55d [P2]
?
Hamilton Square 17/52 [P2] 17/58 [P2]
?
Birkenhead Central 17/55 [P2] 17/59 [P2]
89.31
Rock Ferry North Jn ? 18/02 [Dn Chester - Up Chester]
89.47
Rock Ferry 18.03a ~ 18.18d [P3] 18.04a ~ 18.18d [P3]
89.63
Rock Ferry Signal ML722 18.19 ~ 18.23 18.19 ~ 18.20 [Up Chester]
89.79
Rock Ferry 18/25 [P2] 18/21 [P2]
95.34
Hooton 18.32a ~ 18.36d [P2] 18.30a ~ 18.33d [P2]
96.14
Eastham Rake 18.38a [P1] 18.35a [P1]


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