24th July 2016

Railway Touring Company
The North Wales Coast Express

Locos Used 37668, 37706 & steam: 45690 'Leander'
Stock Used (3) (17025)+99723+5035+1861+99348+99347+99371+1961+99127+3058

Route :
1Z95 : Liverpool Lime Street to Holyhead
1Z96 : Holyhead to Liverpool Lime Street

Loco(s) Route
45690 (1) Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Broad Green - Huyton - Rainhill - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Acton Grange Jn - Runcorn East - Frodsham - Helsby - Chester - Rhyl - Colwyn Bay - Llandudno Junction - Llandudno
37668 (2) Llandudno - Llandudno Junction
45690 (1) Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
45690 (1) Holyhead - Bangor - Llandudno Junction
37668 (2) Llandudno Junction - Llandudno
45690 (1) Llandudno - Llandudno Junction - Colwyn Bay - Rhyl - Chester
37706 (1)  Chester -  (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes : 
(1) 37668 on rear.
(2) 45690 on rear.
(3) 17025 was only in the consist when 45690 was on the train.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 10.04d [P8] 10.22 22.47a [P7] 22.43 [P7]
Edge Hill 10/09 [P1] 10/27 22/38 [P4] 22/38
Edge Hill SB 10/10 ? 22/37 ?
Bootle Branch Jn 10/11 10/29 22/35 22/30
Olive Mount Jn 10/12 10/30 22/31 22/28
Broad Green 10.13a ~ 10.16d  10.31 ~ 10.34 22.25a ~ 22.29d 22.24 ~ 22.26
Huyton 10/20 10/37 22/20 [P1] 22/18
Rainhill 10/23 10/41 22/14 22/15
St Helens Junction 10/28 [P1] 10/46 22/11 [P2] 22/11
Earlestown 10/36 [P3] 10/52 22/06 [P3] 22/06
Winwick Jn 10/40 [UF] 10/54 21/59 22/02
Dallam Jn 10/43 ? 21/54 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 10.45a ~ 10.48d [P2] 10.59 ~ 11.02 21.48a ~ 21.52d [P4] 21.53 ~ 21.56
Acton Grange Jn 10/52 11/06 21/46 21/48
Runcorn East 10/56 11/10 21/42 ?
Frodsham Jn 10/59 ? 21/40 ?
Frodsham 11w01a ~ 11w21d [P1] ? 21.34a ~ 21.37d [P2] ?
Helsby 11/26 [P1] 11/37 21/29 [P2] 21/32
Mickle Trafford 11/31 11/42 21/25 21/27
Chester 11.41a ~ 11.44d [P3] 11.46 ~ 11.50 20L46a ~ 21L20d [P4] 20.44 ~ 21.21
Chester South Jn 11/47 ? 20/44 [UF] ?
Saltney Jn 11/49 11/54 20/42 20/40
Rockcliffe Hall 12/01 12/04 20/31 20/33
Holywell Jn 12/12 12/12 20/24 20/27
Rhyl 12/25 12/25 20/11 [P1] 20/15
Colwyn Bay 12/36 ? 19/59 ?
Llandudno Junction 12w47a ~ 13w17d [P1] 12.45 ~ 13.15 19w22a ~ 19w52d [P1] 19.21 ~ 19.55
Deganwy 13/21 ? 19/18 ?
Llandudno 13.27a ~ 13.42d [P3] 13.27 ~ 13.42 19.04a ~ 19.12d [P3] 19.01 ~ 19.12
Deganwy 13/48 ? 18/58 ?
Llandudno Junction 13.52a ~ 14.08d [P1] 13.51 ~ 14.08 18.47a ~ 18.54d [P3] 18.47 ~ 18.52
Penmaenmawr 14/17 ? 18/38 ?
Bangor 14/29 14/36 18.22a ~ 18.26d [P1] 18.19 ~ 18.26
Menai Bridge 14/32 ? 18/16 ?
Llanfairpwll 14/35 ? 18/13 ?
Gaerwen Jn 14/42 ? 18/10 ?
Valley 14/58 ? 17/53 ?
Holyhead 15.10a [P1] 15.10 17.45d [P1] 17.45


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z95 : (37668 with 45690 on rear) : Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street

Location Booked
Crewe [Down Refuge Sdg] 08.30d
Crewe 08.33 ~ 08.53
Winsford 09/04
Hartford Jn ?
Acton Bridge ?
Weaver Jn 09/16
Runcorn ?
Liverpool South Parkway 09/40
Edge Hill ?
Liverpool Lime Street 09.54a [P8]

0Z96 : (45690) : Holyhead - Valley - Holyhead
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Holyhead 15.55d [P1]
Valley NE 16.11a ~ 17.14d
Holyhead 17.31a [P1]

5Z98 : (45690 with 17025) :  Chester to Carnforth

Location Booked
Chester 20.52d [P4]
Chester East Jn 20.54 ~ 20.56
Chester 20.58 ~ 22.10
Mickle Trafford Jn 22/17
Helsby 22/24
Frodsham 22/30
Runcorn East 22/34
Acton Grange Jn 22/38
Warrington Bank Quay 22/40
Winwick Jn 22/45
Golborne Jn 22/48
Springs Branch Jn 22/53
Wigan North Western 22/55
Balshaw Lane 23/04
Euxton Jn 23/08
Farington Curve Jn 23/11
Preston 23/16
Garstang & Catteral 23/28
Lancaster 23/40
Morecambe South Jn 23/43
Carnforth North Jn 23/52
Carnforth 23.53 ~ 23.55
Carnforth H.S. 23.58 ~ 00.03
Carnforth Steamtown 00.13a

5Z97 : (37668 with 37706 on rear) : Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe

Location Booked
Liverpool Lime Street 22.59d
Crewe ?
Crewe [Down Refuge Sdg] ?a


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