23rd June 2016

Branch Line Society
The Achilles Heel Trekker

Locos Used 57301 'Goliath' & 68023 'Achilles'
Stock Used 3386+3304+3345+3325+1203+80042+3397+3390+3364+3356+17105

Route : 1Z68 throughout

Loco(s) Route
68023 (1) Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Northampton) - Wembley Central

Notes :
(1) 57301 on rear.
(2) This was a one-way trip, using what would otherwise have been the E.C.S. to form the annual 'Three Peaks Challenge' charity train, in aid of the Railway Children charity.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Crewe 11.12d [P12] 11.15 [P12]
Basford Hall Jn 11/16 11/18
Madeley 11/21 11/23
Norton Bridge 11/29 11/31
Stafford 11/34 [P4] 11/35
Stafford South Jn 11/34 ?
Whitehouse Jn 11/38 11/39
Colwich 11/41 11/41
Rugeley North Jn 11/43 11/43
Lichfield North Jn 11/50 11/48
Amington Jn 11/56 11/53
Nuneaton 12/10 [P5] 12/06
Attleborough Jn 12/12 ?
Brinklow 12/20 12/16
Newbold Jn 12/24 12/19
Trent Valley Jn 12/25 12/21
Rugby 12/36 [P6] 12/30
Hillmorton Jn 12/38 12/38
Daventry North Jn 12/41 12/40
Long Buckby 12/47 12/46
Northampton 13/09 [P1] 13/08
Hanslope Jn 13/19 13/17
Milton Keynes Central 13/26 [P1] 13/24
Bletchley 13/36 [P5] 13/29 [P5]
Ledburn Jn 13/45 13/38
Tring 13/52 [P5] 13/43
Bourne End Jn 13/58 13/52
Watford Junction 14/11 [P9] 14/09
Harrow & Wealdstone 14/16 14/13
Wembley Central 14.21a [P6] 14.17 [P6]


Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z68 : (68023 with 57301 on rear) : Wembley Central to London Euston

Location Booked
Wembley Central 14.25d [P6]
Wembley Yard 14.32 ~ 14.41
Harlesden Jn 14/43
Willesden West London Jn 14/45
Camden Jn 14/49
Camden South Jn 14/50
London Euston 14.53a [P3]


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