15th June 2016

Steam Dreams
The Emerald Isle Explorer (Day 1 of 9)

Locos Used 47237, 86259 'Les Ross / Peter Pan' & steam: 60103 'Flying Scotsman'
Stock Used (2) (99953)+5237+5249+5236+1666+13320+99371+99352+13440+9104+5200+5171

Route :
1Z86 : London Euston to Holyhead
1Z87 : Holyhead to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
86259 London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton & Trent Valley) - Crewe
60103 (1) Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
60103 (1) Holyhead - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe
86259 Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Northampton) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 47237 on rear.
(2) 99953 was only in the consist when 60103 was on the train.
(3) This was the first day of a nine day trip to Ireland.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Euston 09.14d [P1] 09.16   23.41a [P15] 23.34
Camden South Jn 09/17 09/20   23/37 23/27
Camden Jn 09/18 09/21   23/37 23/26
Willesden West London Jn 09/21 09/26   23/33 23/22
Wembley Central 09/23 09/28   23/29 23/20
Harrow & Wealdstone 09/28 09/32   23/25 23/17
Watford Junction 09/34 [P8] 09/42   23/20 [P9] 23/12
Bourne End Jn 09/44 09/56   23/12 23/06
Tring 09/53 10/06   23/07 23/02
Ledburn Jn 09/59 10/10   23/02 22/57
Bletchley 10/05 [P3] 10/17   22/52 22/51
Milton Keynes Central 10.09a ~ 10.13d [P3] 10.20 ~ 10.23   22.45a ~ 22.48d [P1] 22.43 ~ 22.46
Hanslope Jn 10/19 10/29   22/38 22/36
Northampton 10.29a ~ 10.32d [P2] 10.38 ~ 10.41   22.24a ~ 22.28d [P2] 22.24 ~ 22.27
Long Buckby 10/41 10/50   22/14 22/11
Daventry North Jn 10/46 10/55   22/07 22/06
Hillmorton Jn 10/49 10/57   22/05 22/03
Rugby 10.51a ~ 10.54d [P2] 10.59 ~ 11.02   22.00a ~ 22.03d [P5] 21.57 ~ 22.00
Trent Valley Jn 10/55 11/04   21/58 21/55
Newbold Jn 10/56 11/05   21/57 21/54
Brinklow 11/00 11/08   21/53 21/51
Attleborough Jn 11/06 11/14   21/44 21/45
Nuneaton 11/09 [P2] 11/18   21/42 [P4] 21/44
Amington Jn 11/20 11/28   21/34 21/35
Lichfield Trent Valley 11.30a ~ 11.33d 11.35 ~ 11.38   ? ?
Lichfield North Jn 11/34 11/39   21/29 21/30
Rugeley North Jn 11/40 11/46   21/24 21/24
Colwich 11/44 11/47   21/22 21/23
Trent Valley Jn 11/53 ?   ? ?
Stafford 11/54 [P5] 11/56   21/18 [UF] 21/18
Searchlight Lane Jn 11/59 12/00   - -
Norton Bridge - -   21/11 21/14
Madeley 12/06 12/11   21/04 21/07
Basford Hall Jn 12/12 12/16   21/00 21/01
Crewe 12L17a ~ 13L00d [P11] 12.20 ~ 13.00 [P11]   20L31a ~ 20L56d [P11] 20.29 ~ 20.58
Crewe Steel Works 13/05 13/04   20/26 20/26
Beeston Castle & Tarporley 13/17 13/17   20/16 20/17
Chester 13.31a ~ 13.33d [P4] 13.28 ~ 13.38 [P4]   19.59a ~ 20.01d [P3] 19.58 ~ 20.02
Chester South Jn 13/35 ?   19/56 ?
Saltney Jn 13/37 13/42   19/54 19/51
Rockcliffe Hall SB 13/45 13/52   19/45 19/43
Holywell Jn 13/52 13/59   19/37 19/37
Rhyl 14/04 14/12   19/23 [P1] 19/25
Colwyn Bay 14/16 ?   19/11 ?
Llandudno Junction 14w25 ~ 14w44 [P1] 14.34 ~ 14.51   18w48a ~ 19w04d [P1] 18.55 ~ 19.08
Penmaenmawr 14/53 ?   18/40 18/45
Bangor 15.07a ~ 15.11d 15.14 ~ 15.22   18.25a ~ 18.28d 18.30 ~ 18.32
Menai Bridge 15/16 ?   18/20 ?
Llanfairpwll 15/19 ?   18/17 ?
Gaerwen Jn 15/23 ?   18/14 ?
Valley 15/41 ?   17/58 ?
Holyhead 15.50a [P1] 16.02   17.50d [P1] 18.00


Associated Light Engine Workings

0Z87 : (60103) : Holyhead - Valley - Holyhead
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Holyhead 16.12d [P1]
Valley NE 16.29 ~ 17.19
Holyhead 17.36a [P1]


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