17th September 2016

Railway Touring Company
The Buxton Spa Express

Locos Used 47245 & 57313
Stock Used 99723+5035+1861+99125+3058+99351+1961+3136+99127

Route :
1Z94 : Preston to Buxton
1Z96 : Buxton to Preston

Loco(s) Route
57313 (1) Preston - Farington Curve Jn - Wigan North Western - Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Parkside Jn - Eccles - Ordsall Lane Jn - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Philips Park West Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton - Reddish South - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Hazel Grove HL Jn - Chinley North Jn - Chinley South Jn - Peak Forest - Great Rocks Jn - Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings]
47245 (2) Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings] - Buxton
57313 (1) Buxton - Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings]
47245 (2) Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings] - Great Rocks Jn - Peak Forest - Chinley South Jn - Chinley East Jn - Edale - Hope - Bamford - Hathersage - Dore - Sheffield - Nunnery Main Line Jn - Meadowhall - Swinton - Moorthorpe - South Kirkby - Hare Park Jn - Crofton West Jn - Calder Bridge Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Horbury Jn - Mirfield East Jn - Heaton Lodge Jn - Bradley Wood Jn - Brighouse - Greetland Jn - Milner Royd Jn - Hebden Bridge - Hall Royd Jn - Todmorden - Rochdale - Castleton - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Preston

Notes :
(1) 47245 on rear.
(2) 57313 on rear.
(3) Tour postponed from 07/05/16, and was originally advertised to be hauled by 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'. However as this was unavailable, 45690 'Leander' was to substitute. Due to last minute 'Paper work' issues the ran diesel hauled throughout.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Preston 08.13d [P6] 08.13 [P6]   22.22a [P6] 22.13
Ribble Jn 08/15 ?   22/18 ?
Farington Curve Jn 08/17 08/16   22/16 22/07
Euxton Jn 08/22 08/20   22/13 22/03
Balshaw Lane Jn 08/25 08/22   22/08 22/01
Wigan North Western 08.36a ~ 08.39d [P4] 08.30 ~ 08.39   21.53a ~ 21.57d [P5] 21.48 ~ 21.52
Wigan South Jn 08/41 ?   21/51 ?
Springs Branch Jn 08/42 08/41   21/50 21/46
Golborne Jn  08/48 08/47   21/44 21/40
Lowton Jn 08/49 ?   21/42 ?
Parkside Jn 08/51 08/51   21/41 21/36
Astley 08/59 08/57   21/29 21/28
Eccles 09/06 09/02   21/23 21/21
Ordsall Lane Jn 09/12 09/05   21/18 21/15
Deal Street Jn 09/16 09/09   21/15 21/13
Manchester Victoria 09.18a ~ 09.21d [P3] 09.11 ~ 09.20 [P3]   21.08a ~ 21.12d [P4] 21.06 ~ 21.12

 

Location Booked Actual
Miles Platting 09/26 09/24
Philips Park West Jn 09/27 09/24
Baguley Fold Jn 09/29 ?
Ashton Moss North Jn 09/34 ?
Denton Jn 09/39 09/37
Denton 09w41 ~ 10w09 ? ~ 10.07
Denton Station Jn 10/10 ?
Reddish South 10/13 ?
Ash Bridge Jn 10/15 10/09
Heaton Norris Jn 10/18 10/14
Stockport 10.22a ~ 10.31d [P1] 10.20 ~ 10.32
Edgeley No.1 Jn 10/33 10/34
Hazel Grove 10/39 [P1] 10/39
Hazel Grove HL Jn 10/40 10/40
New Mills South Jn 10/47 10/50
Chinley 10/58 ?
Chinley North Jn 11/03 10/56
Chinley South Jn 11/05 ?
Peak Forest SB 11/18 11/09
Great Rocks Jn 11t21 ~ 11t22 11.11 ~ 11.12
Topley Pike GF 11/31 ?
Buxton SB 11t38 ~ 11t38 ?
Buxton [Up Relief Sidings] 11.40 ~ 11.55 ?
Buxton SB 11/57 ?
Buxton 12.00a [P2] ~ 15.18d [P2] 11.58 ~ 15.18
Buxton SB 15/21 ?
Buxton [Up Relief Sidings] 15.23 ~ 15.35 15.23 ~ 15.27
Buxton SB 15t37 ~ 15t37 ?
Topley Pike GF 15/46 ?
Great Rocks Jn 15t52 ~ 15t53 15.53 ~ 15.53
Peak Forest SB 15/59 15/56
Chinley South Jn 16/11 ?
Chinley East Jn 16/13 16/13
Edale 16/20 ?
Earles Sidings SB 16/26 16/25
Hope 16/27 ?
Bamford 16/31 ?
Hathersage 16/33 ?
Grindleford 16/35 16/31
Totley Tunnel East 16/42 16/35
Dore West Jn 16/43 ?
Dore Station Jn 16/45 16/43
Sheffield 16.54a ~ 17.00d [P1] 16.51 ~ 16.57 [P1]
Nunnery Main Line Jn 17/02 16/59
Brightside [U/D East Slow] 17w08 ~ 18w03 ?
Wincobank Jn 18/07 ?
Meadowhall 18/07 18/10
Holmes Jn 18/10 18/12
Masborough Jn 18/12 ?
Aldwarke Jn 18/17 18/15
Swinton 18/20 18/17
Moorthorpe 18/30 18/24
South Kirkby Jn 18/31 18/24
Hare Park Jn 18/57 18/56
Crofton West Jn 19/00 18/58
Calder Bridge Jn 19/03 19/01
Wakefield Kirkgate 19.06a ~ 19.08d [P3] 19.04 ~ 19.06
Horbury Jn 19/12 19/11
Mirfield East Jn 19/58 19/52
Heaton Lodge Jn 20/02 20/01
Bradley Wood Jn 20/06 20/04
Brighouse 20/08 20/07
Greetland Jn 20/14 20/11
Milner Royd Jn 20/17 20/14
Hebden Bridge 20/25 [P1] ?
Hall Royd Jn 20/31 20/23
Todmorden 20/32 20/24
Littleborough 20/40 20/36
Rochdale 20/45 [P3] 20/43
Castleton 20/47 ?
Vitriol Works Jn 20/55 20/54
Thorpes Bridge Jn 21/00 20/57
Brewery Jn 21/01 ?
Miles Platting 21/02 20/58

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z94 : (57313 with 47245 on rear) : Carnforth to Preston
5Z97 : (47245 with 57313 on rear) : Preston to Carnforth

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Carnforth Steamtown 04.51d 01.32a
Carnforth H.S. 05.01 ~ 05.11 01.12 ~ 01.22
Carnforth 05.16 ~ 06.46 23.39 ~ 01.09
Carnforth North Jn 06/49 23/38
Morecambe South Jn 06/56 23/31
Lancaster 07/02 23/28
Garstang & Catteral 07/14 23/16
Preston 07.28a [P6] 23.04d [P6]


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