11th September 2016

GB Railfreight
GBRf 15 (Day 4 of 4)

Locos Used 59003 'Yeoman Highlander', 66715 'Valour', 66779 'Evening Star', 87002 'Royal Sovereign' & 92043 'Debussy'
Stock Used 35469+3325+3304+3386+3356+3390+3364+1200+5961+6158+5998

Route :
1Z15 : Edinburgh Waverley to Liverpool Lime Street
1Z16 : Liverpool Lime Street to Doncaster
1Z17 : Doncaster to London Paddington
1Z18 : London Paddington to Reading

Loco(s) Route
87002 Edinburgh Waverley - Haymarket - Carstairs East Jn - Carstairs South Jn - (via WCML) - Wigan North Western - St Helens Central - Edge Hill - Liverpool Lime Street
59003 Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Liverpool South Parkway - Runcorn - Weaver Jn - Acton Bridge - Hartford Jn - Hartford CL Jn - Northwich - Altrincham - Deansgate Jn - Northenden Jn - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - ??? - Hebden Bridge (3) - ??? - Heaton Lodge East Jn - Mirfield East Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Calder Bridge Jn - Crofton West Jn - Crofton East Jn - Pontefract Monkhill - Knottingley West Jn - Knottingley South Jn - Haywood Jn - Shaftholme Jn - Doncaster
92043 Doncaster - (via ECML) - Finsbury Park - Holloway South Jn - Copenhagen Jn - York Way North Jn - Camden Road Central Jn - Camden Jn - Willesden West London Jn - Harlesden Jn - Wembley Yard
66779 (1) Wembley Yard - Willesden No.7 Jn - Acton Canal Wharf - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - West Ealing - Drayton Green - Greenford South Jn - Greenford East Jn - Park Royal - Old Oak Common West Jn - London Paddington
66715 (2) London Paddington - Southall - Slough - Maidenhead - Twyford - Reading

Notes :
(1) 66715 on rear.
(2) 66779 on rear.
(3) John Clifford comments: This was the fourth (and final) day of a 4 day (and one overnight) tour to celebrate fifteen years of operation by GB Railfreight. The original plan was that the Edinburgh Waverley - Liverpool Lime Street leg would be hauled by a Class 92 with the Class 87 working Doncaster - Wembley Yard leg. However Class 92s have not been cleared for the St Helens branch, so it ran as shown. I did not join this part of the tour until Doncaster. It had been diverted between Denton Jn and Heaton Lodge East Jn to run via Hebden Bridge instead of Stalybridge, due to a tree on the line. This meant that we left Doncaster late and were put into Claypole Loop to let the 15.30 Edinburgh - Kings Cross and the 17.07 Harrogate - Kings Cross pass. There were no further delays on the East Coast Main Line (ECML). Once off the ECML we had to wait at Camden Road Central Jn for a London Overground train to shunt, since there was engineering work between Camden Road and Willesden Junction. At Camden Jn we waited for the 20.15 Tring - Euston to pass. There was a further wait at Harlesden Jn for a London Midland train to pass, I didn’t find out what it was. After changing locos at Wembley Yard, we were held at Acton Main Line for reasons which I did not discover. Then, after going round the Greenford Loop, there was a delay at Old Oak Common West to let the 22.18 Heathrow Terminal 5 - Paddington to proceed us.
(4) Route confirmation required for Edinburgh Waverley to Doncaster, and Paddington to Reading - above is from booked timings.

Source : John Clifford (on the tour from Doncaster to Paddington)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Edinburgh Waverley 09.12d [P11] ?
Princes Street Gardens 09/13 [W] ?
Haymarket 09/15 [P4] ?
Slateford Jn 09/17 ?
Midcalder Jn 09/25 ?
Auchengray 09/37 ?
Carstairs East Jn 09/41 ?
Carstairs South Jn 09/43 ?
Abingdon 09/53 [UM] ?
Beattock Summit 09/59 [UM] ?
Beattock 10/05 [UM] ?
Lockerbie 10/14 [P2] ?
Gretna Jn 10/35 ?
Carlisle 10/42 [P4] ? [P4]
Penrith North Lakes 10/56 [P1] ?
Tebay 11/09 ?
Oxenholme Lake District 11/18 [P1] ?
Carnforth North Jn 11/27 ?
Morecambe South Jn 11/30 ?
Lancaster 11/33 [UF] ?
Garstang & Catteral 11/41 ?
Preston 11.52a ~ 11.56d [P2] [US] ?
Farington Curve Jn 11/59 ?
Euxton Jn 12/03 ?
Balshaw Lane 12/09 [UF] ?
Wigan North Western 12/17 [P4] ?
Wigan South Jn 12/18 ?
Springs Branch Jn 12/19 ?
St Helens Central 12/30 [P2] ?
Huyton 12/40 [P2] ?
Olive Mount Jn 12/46 ?
Bootle Branch Jn 12/47 ?
Edge Hill SB 12/49˝ ?
Edge Hill 12/50 [P2] ?
Liverpool Lime Street 12L54a ~ 13L50d [P8] [UF] ? [P8]
Edge Hill 13/55 [P3] ?
Edge Hill SB 13/56 ?
Wavertree Jn 13/59 ?
Liverpool South Parkway 14/04 [P1] ?
Ditton East Jn 14/09 ?
Runcorn 14/12 [P1] ?
Weaver Jn 14/19 ?
Acton Bridge 14/22 [US] ?
Hartford Jn 14/25 ?
Hartford CL Jn 14/28 ?
Greenbank 14/29 ?
Northwich  14/33 ?
Plumley West SB 14/36 ?
Mobberley 14/43 ?
Hale 14/47 ?
Altrincham 14/50˝ ? [P3]
Navigation Road 14/52 ?
Deansgate Jn 14/53 ?
Northenden Jn 14/59 ?
Sharston Jn 15/00 ?
Cheadle Village Jn 15/02 ?
Edgeley No.2 Jn 15/06 [DS] ?
Stockport 15/07 [DM] ?
Heaton Norris Jn 15/10 ?
Ash Bridge Jn 15/11 ?
Denton Station Jn 15/16 ?
Denton Jn 15/17 ?
Guide Bridge 15/23 [P1] DIV
Stalybridge 15/34 [P4] DIV
Greenfield 15/42 DIV
Diggle Jn 15/48 DIV
Marsden 15/54 [P1] DIV
Huddersfield 16/02 [P8] DIV
Hebden Bridge DIV ?
Heaton Lodge East Jn 16/07 ?
Mirfield East Jn 16/09 ?
Thornhill LNW Jn 16/10 ?
Horbury Jn 16/18 [SL] ?
Wakefield Kirkgate 16.27a ~ 16.29d [P3] ?
Calder Bridge Jn 16/32 ?
Crofton West Jn 16/34 ?
Crofton East Jn 16/36 ?
Pontefract Monkhill 16/45 [P2] ?
Knottingley West Jn 16/49 ?
Knottingley South Jn 16/50 ?
Haywood Jn 17/00 ?
Shaftholme Jn 17*04 ~ 17*22 ?
Doncaster 17L31a ~ 17L54d [P8] 17L45˝ ~ 18L06˝ [P8]
Bridge Jn 17/57 [WSL] 18/08 [WSL]
Decoy North Jn 17/59 [ULF] 18/10 [ULF]
Decoy South Jn 18/00 [DLF] 18/12 [DLF]
Loversall Carr Jn 18/03 18/14˝
Retford 18/13 18/26 [UM]
Newark Flat Crossing 18/27 18/38
Newark North Gate 18/27˝ [P2] 18/39 [P2]
Claypole Loop 18/31 18.45˝ ~ 18.57 [UPL]
Grantham 18/39 [P1] 19/05 [P1]
Stoke Jn 18/43 [US] 19/10 [UF]
Tallington 18/55 19/21 [UF]
Peterborough 19.03a ~ 19.06d [P1] [UF] 19.29 ~ 19.32 [P1] [UF]
Connington South Jn 19/14 19/40 [UF]
Huntingdon 19/22 [P2] [US] 19/46˝ [P2] [US]
Sandy 19/34 [P1] [US] 19/59 [P1] [US]
Hitchin 19/46 [P1] [US] 20/08˝ [P1] [US]
Stevenage 19/49 [P1] [US] 20/12 [P1] [US]
Woolmer Green 19/52 20/16
Welwyn Garden City 19/56 [UF] 20/19˝ [UF]
Potters Bar 20/02 [P2] [UF] 20/25 [P2] [UF]
Alexandra Palace 20/08 [UF] 20/30 [UF]
Finsbury Park 20/16 [P4] [UF] 20/32 [P4] [UF]
Holloway South Jn 20/18 [SL] 20.35 ~ 20.35
Copenhagen Jn 20/21 20/39
York Way North Jn 20/22 20/39˝
Camden Road Central Jn 20/30 20.40˝ ~ 20.47˝
Camden Road Jn 20/31 20/49˝
Camden Jn 20/40 [SL] 20.52 ~ 20.58 [SL]
Willesden West London Jn 20/44 [SL] 21/04 [SL]
Harlesden Jn 20/47 [HLG] 21.07 ~ 21.13 [HLG]
Willesden Railnet Reception 20/49 21/16
Wembley Yard South Jn 20/52 21/17
Wembley Yard 20L57 ~ 21L37 21L21 ~ 21L58˝
Wembley Yard South Jn 21/44 [UR] 22.01 ~ 22.01 [UR]
Willesden No.7 Jn 21/46 22/06
Acton Canal Wharf 21/49 22/08
Acton Wells Jn 21/51 22/09˝
Acton Main Line 21/53 [GL] 22.12 ~ 22.16˝ [P3] [RL]
Acton West 21/57 [RL] 22/19 [RL]
West Ealing 22/00 22/21 [P3]
Drayton Green 22/02 22/23 [P1]
Greenford South Jn 22/07 22/27
Greenford East Jn 22/09 22/29
Park Royal 22/16 22/35
Old Oak Common West 22/25 [RL] 22.39 ~ 22.42 [RL]
Ladbroke Grove 22/28 [RL] 22/45 [RL]
London Paddington 22.31a ~ 23.00d [P8] 22.51˝ ~ ? [P5] 
Ladbroke Grove 23/05 ?
Acton West 23/09 [DR] ?
Southall 23/14 [DR] ?
Heathrow Airport Jn 23/17 [DR] ?
Slough 23/25 [P4] [DR] ?
Maidenhead 23/31 [P3] [DR] ?
Twyford 23/38 [P3] [DR] ?
Kennet Bridge Jn 23/43 ?
Reading 23.45a [P12] ?


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

11/09/16 : 
5Z15 : (87002) : Millerhill Yard S.S. to Edinburgh Waverley

Location Booked
Millerhill Yard S.S. 08.28d
Niddrie South Jn 08/36
Portobello Jn 08/40
Craigentinny Jn 08/42
Abbeyhill Jn 08/44
Edinburgh Waverley 08.46a [P11]

0Z16 : (59003) : Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
0Z87 : (87002) : Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe 12.14d 15.05a
Crewe Coal Yard 12/16 15/02
Winsford 12/24 14/38
Hartford Jn 12/30 14/33
Acton Bridge 12/32 14/31
Weaver Jn 12/34 14/29
Runcorn 12/41 14/19
Ditton East Jn 12/44 14/16
Liverpool South Parkway 12/50 14/11
Wavertree Jn 12/54 14/07
Edge Hill SB 12/56 14/05
Edge Hill 12/57 14/04
Liverpool Lime Street 13.01a [P8] 14.00d [P8]

0Z17 : (92043) : Willesden Depot to Peterborough?
0Z17 : (66735 drag 92043) : Peterborough to Doncaster?

Location Booked
Willesden Depot 13.15d
Willesden West London Jn 13/20
Camden Jn 13/25
Camden Road Jn 13/29
Camden Road Central Jn 13/31
York Way North Jn 13/33
Copenhagen Jn  13/34
Holloway South Jn 13/37
Finsbury Park 13/41
Alexandra Palace 13/43
Potters Bar 13/50
Welwyn Garden City 13/57
Woolmer Green Jn 14/00
Stevenage 14/04
Hitchin 14/10
Sandy 14/20
Huntingdon 14/32
Holme Jn 14/45
Peterborough 14/56
Tallington Jn 15/03
Stoke Jn 15/15
Grantham 15/20
Claypole Loop 15/28
Newark North Gate 15/33
Newark Flat Crossing 15/34
Retford 15/48
Babworth Loop 15.50 ~ 15.59
Loversall Carr Jn 16/13
Decoy South Jn 16/15
Down Decoy 16.18 ~ 17.34
Decoy North Jn 17/36
Bridge Jn 17/38
Doncaster 17.40a [P8]

0Z59 : (59003) : Doncaster to Doncaster Roberts Road Depot

Location Booked
Doncaster 17.36d [P8]
St James Jn 17/38
Doncaster Roberts Road Depot 17.43a

0Z66 : (66715 + 66779) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
Eastleigh T&RSMD 17.55d
Eastleigh 18/00
Winchester 18/08
Worting Jn 18/26
Basingstoke 18/29
Bramley 18/35
Southcote Jn 18/51
Oxford Road Jn 18/53
Reading 18.56 ~ 18.57
Kennet Bridge Jn 18/59
Twyford 19/03
Maidenhead 19/11
Slough 19/18
Heathrow Airport Jn 19/28
Southall 19/30
West Ealing 19/34
Acton West 19/40
Acton Main Line 19/41
Acton Wells Jn 19/46
Acton Canal Wharf 19/48
Willesden No.7 Jn 19/50
Wembley Yard 19.56a

0Z55 : (92043) : Wembley Yard to Willesden Depot

Location Booked
Wembley Yard 21.15d
Willesden Railnet Jn 21/25
Harlesden Jn 21/27
Willesden West London Jn 21/29
Willesden Depot 21.34a

12/09/16 : 
5Z18 : (66715 with 66779 on rear) : Reading to Eastleigh T&RSMD

Location Booked
Reading 00.01d [P12]
Southcote Jn 00/06
Bramley 00/15
Basingstoke 00/22
Worting Jn 00/27
Winchester 00/41
Eastleigh 00/50
Eastleigh South Jn 00/52
Eastleigh T&RSMD 01.00a

5Z15 : (66779) : Eastleigh T&RSMD to Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings

Location Booked
Eastleigh T&RSMD 11.22d
Eastleigh 11/32
Winchester 11/40
Worting Jn 11/56
Basingstoke 11/58
Bramley 12/05
Southcote Jn 12/20
Oxford Road Jn 12/22
Reading West Jn 12.24 ~ 12.28
Goring & Streatley 12/40
Didcot East Jn 12/51
Didcot Parkway 12.52 ~ 13.07
Didcot North Jn 13/12
Kennington Jn 13/20
Oxford 13/24
Wolvercote Jn 13/28
Heyford 13/36
Aynho Jn 13/42
Banbury 13/46
Fenny Compton 13/55
Leamington Spa 14/05
Hatton 14/13
Dorridge 14/20
Bentley Heath LC 14/21
Tyseley 14/32
Small Heath South Jn 14/33
Bordesley Jn 14/34
St Andrews Jn 14/41
Landor Street Jn 14.43 ~ 14.45
Water Orton 14/53
Kingsbury Jn 14/57
Tamworth HL 15/02
Wichnor Jn 15/08
Leicester Jn 15/14
Burton-on-Trent 15/16
Wetmore Jn 15.22 ~ 15.32
Wetmore Sidings 15.36a

0Z15 : (66779) : Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings to Doncaster Roberts Road Depot

Location Booked
Wetmore Sidings 16.10d
Wetmore Jn 16/14
Clay Mills Jn 16/18
North Stafford Jn 16/22
Stenson Jn 16/23
Derby 16/30
Broadholme 16/45
Ambergate Jn 16.48 ~ 16.58
Clay Cross North Jn 17/10
Chesterfield South Jn 17/12
Chesterfield 17/13
Tapton Jn 17/14
Barrow Hill North Jn 17/18
Beighton Jn 17/24
Masborough Jn 17/32
Aldwarke Jn 17/35
Swinton 17/43
Mexborough 17/45
Hexthorpe Jn 17/55
St James Jn 17.59 ~ 18.03
Doncaster Roberts Road Depot 18.08a


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