7th October 2016

Branch Line Society
Cliffe Hopper

Locos Used 33207 'Jim Martin' & 37668
Stock Used 99680+99371 'Victoria' +99127 'Christina' +3058 'Florence' +99318+99327+4905+99722+99328+4973

Route :
1Z39 : Crewe to Rugeley 'B' Power Station (FHH)
1Z40 : Rugeley 'B' Power Station (FHH) to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
37668 (1) Crewe - Alsager - Kidsgrove - Grange Jn - Stoke-on Trent
33207 (2) Stoke-on Trent - Cliffe Vale (Imerys)
37668 (1) Cliffe Vale (Imerys) - Stoke-on-Trent - Stone - Yarnfield Jn - Little Bridgeford Jn - Stafford - Rickerscote 'Loop' (Up Slow Birmingham) - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Aldridge X-Over
33207 (2) Aldridge X-Over - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Junction - Up Dudley Siding
37668 (1) Up Dudley Siding - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Rugeley Power Station Jn - Rugeley 'B' Power Station (Inlet Road - Weighbridge By-pass Line) - end of branch
33207 (2) Rugeley 'B' Power Station end of branch - Limestone Unloading and Gypsum Loading Line - Hopper House (coal unloading) - Outlet Road - Rugeley Power Station Jn
37668 (1) Rugeley Power Station Jn - (trailing crossover) - Rugeley Trent Valley - Rugeley North Jn - Stafford Trent Valley Jn - Stafford Up & Down Goods - Stafford Royal Mail Terminal - Doxey Junction - Norton Bridge Jn - Norton Bridge East Chord - Yarnfield Jn - Sideway Junction Down Passenger Loop - Stoke-on-Trent - Up/Dn Potteries - Up/Dn Potteries Loop (x-over way along loop) - Crewe

Notes : 
(1) 33207 on rear.
(2) 37668 on rear.
(3) In recognition of the facilities kindly provided at Rugeley Power Station a charity donation was made to Millie Bea's Walking Wish which the power station staff support.

Sources : Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Crewe 08.35d [P12] 08.35d [P12]   16.35a [P12] 16.17a [P12]
133.21
?
Crewe South Jn ? 08/37   ? 16.08 ~ 16.14
?
?
Up & Dn Pottery Loop - 08/38 [Up/Dn Pott Loop]   16*29 ~ 16*32 16/07 [Up/Dn Pott]
?
1.03
North Stafford Jn 08/39 08/39   16/27 16/06
?
3.68
Barthomley Jn 08/42 08/43   16/24 16/02
?
6.22
Alsager 08/45 08/47   16/22 15/57
?
8.50
Kidsgrove 08/48 08/51 [P3]   16/18 15/54 [P4]
124.51
14.68
Stoke-on-Trent 08.58a ~ 09.08d [P2] 09.03a ~ 09.09d [P2]   16.07a ~ 06.10d [P2] 15.40a ~ 15.42d [P1]
118.33

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
15.05
Stoke-on-Trent North 09/10 GL 09/10
15.31
Cliffe Vale 09.16 ~ 09.50 09.19 ~ 09.47
?
Stoke-on-Trent North ? 09.52 ~ 10.03
15.74
Stoke-on-Trent 09/58 [P2] 10*07 ~ 10*08 [P2]
16.32
Stoke Jn 09/59 10/11
23.03
Stone 10/06 10/19 [P2]
25.65
Yarnfield Jn 10/11 [UNB] 10/23
28.01
Little Bridgeford Jn 10/14 [SL] 10/27
32.10
Stafford 10/17 [P4][SL] 10/37
32.49
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 10/18 10/38
33.44
Rickerscote 10*20 ~ 10*30 [US] 10/40
45.67
Bushbury Jn 10/46 10/54
46.78
Wolverhampton North Jn 10/48 10/56
47.41
Wolverhampton 10*50 ~ 11*07 [P4] 10.59 ~ 11.05 [P4]
59.35
Portobello Jn (West Mids) 11/12 11/10
62.34
Darlaston Jn 11/15 11/14
63.35
Pleck Jn 11/20 [SL] 11/20
64.20
Walsall 11/23 [P1] 11/22 [P1]
64.61
Ryecroft Jn 11/26 11/23
67.33
Aldridge Sig.WL42 11/33 (Sig.5440) 11/30
67.36
Aldridge 11.34 ~ 11.44 [WL41] 11.31 ~ 11.37
70.01
Ryecroft Jn 11/54 11.44 ~ 11.47
?
Walsall 11/56 [UFL] 11/49 [UFL]
71.37
Pleck Jn 11/59 11/53
72.01
Up Dudley Siding 12.02 ~ 12.12 11.55 ~ 12.22
?
Pleck Jn 12/16 [FL] 12/22
73.30
Walsall 12c19 ~ 12c21 [P3] 12/25 [P1]
74.00
Ryecroft Jn 12/24 12/26
76.32
Bloxwich 12/29 12/32
78.10
Bloxwich Sig.103 12/32 (Sig.4835) 12/35
83.05
Hednesford 12/42 12/42
87.27
Rugeley Town 12/50 [P2] 12/49 [P2]
87.69
Rugeley Power Station Jn 12/53 12.51 ~ 12.52
88.39
Rugeley 'B' Power Sation 12.56 ~ 13.45 13.11 ~ 13.30
91.09
Rugeley Power Station Jn 13/48 13.54 ~
91.51
Rugeley Town 13.50 ~ 13.58 [P1] DIV
92.13
Rugeley Power Station Jn 14/00 ~ 14.00
92.76
Rugeley Trent Valley 14*02 ~ 14*06 [UDR] 14.04 ~ 14.05
93.13
Rugeley North Jn 14/07 [SL] 14/06
95.62
Colwich 14/21 [FL] 14/10
98.05
Milford & Brocton 14/24 [SL] 14/12
102.58
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 14/36 [SL] 14/18
102.17
Stafford 14*38 ~ 15*13 [U&DG] 14.20 ~ 15.01 [U&DG]
102.57
Stafford Doxey Jn 15/15 [FL] 15/02
107.42
Norton Bridge 15/22 [EC] 15/07
108.42
Yarnfield Jn 15/25 15.12 ~ 15.14
111.31
Stone 15/30 15.20 ~ 15.22
117.27
Sideway Loop (Stoke) 15*38 ~ 16*03 15/37
?
Stoke Jn 16/05 15/39

Timings continue in first table.

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