30th September 2016

Class Forty Preservation Society
(Positioning Tour)

Locos Used 345 & 57313
Stock Used 4831+5028+4856+4832+1859+35185+1730+3115+3150+13230

Route :
1Z47 : Carnforth to Buxton
1Z48 : Buxton to Bury Bolton Street

Loco(s) Route
345 (1) Carnforth - Lancaster - Preston - Wigan North Western - Golborne 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 - Furness Vale - Chapel-en-le-Frith - Buxton
57313 (2) Buxton - Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings]
345 (1) Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings] - Great Rocks Jn - Peak Forest - Chinley South Jn - Chinley North Jn - New Mills South Jn - Hazel Grove H.L. Jn - Northenden Jn - Deansgate Jn - Altrincham - Knutsford - Northwich - Hartford Jn - Acton Bridge - Weaver Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - Newton-le-Willows - Eccles - Ordsall Lane Jn - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Castleton
57313 (2) Castleton - Hopwood GF - Heywood - Bury Bolton Street

Notes : 
(1) 57313 on rear.
(2) 345 on rear.
(3) This was a positioning tour for the 'East Lancs Firebrand' tour on 01/10/16.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Carnforth 12.35d [P1] 12.40 [P2]
Carnforth North Jn 12/36 12/41
Morecambe South Jn 12/41 12/47
Lancaster 12/43 [UF] 12/51 [UF]
Garstang & Catteral 12/53 13/03
Preston 13.04a ~ 13.08d [P6] 13.21 ~ 13.22 [P6] [UF]
Ribble Jn 13/09 ?
Farington Curve Jn 13/10 13/24
Euxton Jn 13/15 13/28
Balshaw Lane Jn 13/17 13/29
Wigan North Western 13/23 [P4] 13/36
Wigan South Jn 13/24 ?
Springs Branch Jn 13/26 13/36
Golborne Jn 13/40 13/41
Lowton Jn 13/41 ?
Parkside Jn 13/43 13/45
Astley 13/51 13/52
Eccles 13/56 13/57
Ordsall Lane Jn 14/01 14/01
Deal Street Jn 14/04 14/04
Manchester Victoria 14.06a ~ 14.12d [P4] 14.06 ~ 14.08 [P4] [DS]
Miles Platting 14/16 14/13
Philips Park West Jn 14/17 14/13
Baguley Fold Jn 14/18 ?
Ashton Moss North Jn 14/27 14/20
Denton Jn 14/33 14/26
Denton Station Jn 14/35 ?
Reddish South 14/37 ?
Ash Bridge Jn 14/39 14/33
Heaton Norris Jn 14/41 14/37 [US]
Stockport 14/43 [P1] 14/43 [P1]
Edgeley No.1 Jn 14/44 14/45
Hazel Grove 14/51 [P1] 14/52 [P1]
Furness Vale 15/03 15/08
Chapel-en-le-Frith 15/12 15/20
Buxton 15.27a ~ 15.39d [P2] 15.32 ~ 15.40 [P2]
Buxton SB 15/42 ?
Buxton XYZ / Up Relief Sidings 15.44 ~ 15.59 ? [Z]
Buxton SB 16t01 ~ 16t02 15.57 ~ ?
Topley Pike GF 16/11 ?
Great Rocks Jn 16t18 ~ ??t?? ??t?? ~ ??t??
Peak Forest SB 16/21 16/18
Chinley South Jn 16/37 ?
Chinley North Jn 16/39 16/38
New Mills South Jn 16/43 16/43
Hazel Grove HL Jn 16/50 16/50
Northenden Jn 17/12 17/11
Deansgate Jn 17/20 ?
Altrincham 17/24 17/23 [P4]
Mobberley 17/36 17/39
Knutsford 17/40 ?
Plumley West SB 17/45 17/49
Northwich 17/49 ?
Greenbank 17/52 17/57
Hartford C.L. Jn 17/54 ?
Hartford Jn 17/57 ?
Acton Bridge 18/00 18/08
Weaver Jn 18/02 18/11
Acton Grange Jn 18/05 18/16
Warrington Bank Quay 18.07a ~ 18.30d [P4] 18.20 ~ 18.29 [P4]
Dallam Jn 18/32 ?
Winwick Jn 18/36 18/35
Earlestown 18/39 [P4] 18/39
Newton-le-Willows 18/41 18/41
Parkside Jn 18/43 18/43
Astley 18/50 18/49
Eccles 18/55 18/53
Ordsall Lane Jn 18/59 18/57
Deal Street Jn 19/02 19/00
Manchester Victoria 19/04 [P4] 19/03 [P4] [DF]
Miles Platting 19/08 19/07
Brewery Jn 19/09 ?
Thorpes Bridge Jn 19/10 19/09
Vitriol Works 19/14 19/13
Castleton [DGL] 19.21 ~ 19.30 19.21 ~ 19.30
Castleton 19.32 ~ 19.37 19.32 ~ 19.37 [P2]
Castleton East Jn 19/40 ?
Castleton North Jn 19.51 ~ 19.56 ?
Hopwood GF 20.00 ~ ? ?
Heywood ? ?
Bury Bolton Street ?a ? [P2]


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