19th November 2016

Railway Touring Company
The Christmas Cheshireman

Locos Used steam: 44871 & 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier'
Stock Used 35508+35517+99723+4984+4973+1861+99125+99127+3136+99371+1961+3058

Route :
1Z40 : Bristol Temple Meads to Chester
1Z42 : Chester to Bristol Temple Meads

Locos Route
44871 + 45407 Bristol Temple Meads - Dr Day's Jn - Filton Abbey Wood - Patchway - Severn Tunnel Junction - Maindee East Jn - Maindee North Jn - Abergavenny - Hereford - Ludlow - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Wrexham General - Chester
44871 + 45407 Chester - Crewe - Nantwich - Wem - Shrewsbury - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes: 
(1) It is reported that the outward leg was delayed by a frozen Ground Frame at Bristol, and then T.P.W.S. problems with one of the steam locos when departing from Bristol Temple Meads.
(2) 44871 & 45407 replaced unavailable 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Bristol Temple Meads 07.00d [P3] 07.08 [P3]   21.54a [P6] 21.46 [P6]
Bristol East Jn 07/02 ? ~ 07.15   21/52 21/45
Dr Day's Jn 07/03 07/46   21/51 21/43
Narroways Hill Jn 07/05 07/49   21/49 21/41
Filton Abbey Wood 07.11a ~ 07.14d [P3] 07.56 ~ 07.59   21.42a ~ 21.44d [P1] 21.34 ~ 21.37
Patchway 07/17 [P2] 08/02   21/39 [P1] 21/31
Pilning 07/26 [P2] 08/06   21/33 [P1] 21/27
Severn Tunnel East 07/31 08/08   21/31 21/24
Severn Tunnel West 07/37 08/13   21/26 2120
Severn Tunnel Junction 07/41 [P3] 08/15 [P3]   21/25 [P4] 21/18
Severn Tunnel Junction Sig.NT1228 - -   20w49 ~ 21w19 ?
Magor 07w47 ~ 08w22 08.20 ~ 08.50   - -
Llanwern West Jn 08/31 08/59   20/39 21/05
Maindee East Jn 08/36 ?   20/34 ?
Maindee North Jn 08/38 09/09   20/32 21/00
Cwmbran 08.48a ~ 08.52d 09.20 ~ 09.26   20.19a ~ 20.22d 20.50 ~ 20.51
Pontypool & New Inn 08/58 ?   19w47 ~ 20w12 ?
Little Mill Jn 09/02 09/34   19/45 20/15
Abergavenny 09.12a ~ 09.15d 09.44 ~ 09.50   19.31a ~ 19.34d 20.01 ~ 20.04
Pontrilas 09/28 ?   19/16 ?
Tram Inn 09/34 10/15   19/10 19/42
Hereford 09w44 ~ 10w33 10.25 ~ 11.20   19/01 [DR] 19/33
Shelwick Jn 10/37 11/24   18/59 19/30
Moreton-on-Lugg 10/41 11/29   18/54 19/26
Leominster 10/52 11/37   18/45 19/16
Woofferton 11/00 11/44   18/38 19/10
Bromfield SB 11/09 11/51   18/31 19/03
Craven Arms 11/15 [P1] 11/57   17w55 ~ 18w24 [DGL] 17.53 ~ 18.56
Marsh Brook LC 11/20 12/02   17/47 17/45
Dorrington SB 11/30 12/11   17/34 17/34
Sutton Bridge Jn 11/37 12/17   17/26 17/27
English Bridge Jn 11/39 ?   17/24 ?
Shrewsbury 11/40 [P3] 12/35   17/23 [P7] 17/24

 

Location Booked Actual
Gobowen 12/05 13/04
Chirk 12w12 ~ 12w35 ?
Ruabon 12/42 ?
Wrexham General 12/49 [P2] 13/54 [P2]
Saltney Jn 13/02 14/06
Roodee Jn 13/03 ?
Chester South Jn 13/04 ?
Chester 13.06a [P4] ~ 16.13d [P4] 14.10 [P?] ~ 16.16 [P4]
Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 16/28 16/29
Crewe Steel Works 16/37 16/39
Crewe 16.41a ~ 16.43d [P12] 16.43 ~ 16.45 [P12]
Gresty Lane 16/46 ?
Nantwich 16/51 16/49
Whitchurch 17/01 ?
Prees 17/07 ?
Wem 17/11 17/10
Harlescott LC 17/20 17/18

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z39 : (44871 + 45407 with 35508 + 35517) : Bristol St Phillips Marsh H.S.T. Depot to Bristol Kingsland Road

Location Booked
Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot 05.56d
North Somerset Jn 06/06
Bristol Kingsland Road 06.10a

5Z40 : (44871 + 45407 with 33207 on rear) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Bristol East Depot
5Z40 : (33207 with 45407 + 44871 on rear) : Bristol East Depot to Bristol Temple Meads

Location Booked
Bristol Kingsland Road 06.20d
North Somerset Jn 06.24 ~ 06.26
Bristol East Depot 06.29 ~ 06.37
North Somerset Jn 06/40
Bristol East Jn 06/42
Bristol Temple Meads 06.44a [P3]

5Z41 : (44871 + 45407) : Chester to Chester Yard
5Z42 : (44871 + 45407) : Chester Yard to Chester

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Chester 13.16d [P4] 16.02a [P4]
Chester East Jn 13.18 ~ 13.22 15.53 ~ 16.00
Chester Yard 13.24a 15.51d

5Z43 : (44871 + 45407) : Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol St Phillips Marsh H.S.T. Depot

Location Booked
Bristol Temple Meads 22.04d [P6]
Bristol West Jn 22.06 ~ 22.10
Bristol St Phillips Marsh Depot 22.22a


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