7th December 2016

West Coast Railways
The Festive Bath Explorer

Locos Used 47804 & 47854 'Diamond Jubilee'
Stock Used 99680+6103+6724+3395+3313+99679+3350+3431

Route :
1Z83 : Barrow-in-Furness to Bath Spa
1Z84 : Bath Spa to Barrow-in-Furness

Loco(s) Route
47804 (1) Barrow-in-Furness - Ulverston - Grange-over-Sands - Arnside - Carnforth - Lancaster - Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe - Stafford - Colwich - Lichfield Trent Valley - Nuneaton - Bedworth - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Wootton Bassett  Jn - Chippenham - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa
47854 (2) Bath Spa - (reverse of outward route) - Barrow-in-Furness

Notes :
(1) 47854 on rear.
(2) 47804 on rear.

Source : Guy Vincent & The Class 47 List

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Barrow-in-Furness 05.55d [P1] 05.57   00.04a [P1] 23.55
Dalton Jn 06/04 06/07   23/53 23/43
Ulverston 06.13a ~ 06.16d 06.15 ~ 06.18   23.41a ~ 23.44d 23.29 ~ 23.33
Grange-over-Sands 06.26a ~ 06.31d [P1] 06.31 ~ 06.34   23.26a ~ 23.29d [P2] 23.15 ~ 23.18
Arnside 06.37a ~ 06.40d 06.41 ~ 06.44   23.17a ~ 23.20d 23.07 ~ 23.09
Carnforth 06.50a ~ 06.53d [P1] 06.54 ~ ?   23.04a ~ 23.07d [P2] 22.53 ~ 22.57
Carnforth North Jn 06/54 07/01   23/03 22/52
Morecambe South Jn 07/00 07/25   22/57 22/45
Lancaster 07.02a ~ 07.06d [P4] 07.28 ~ 07.32   22.51a ~ 22.54d [P3] 22.39 ~ 22.43
Garstang & Catteral 07/19 07/43   22/40 22/29
Preston 07.30a ~ 07.37d [P4] 07.55 ~ 07.59   22.27a ~ 22.30d [P3] 22.16 ~ 22.19
Ribble Jn 07/38 ?   22/25 ?
Farington Curve Jn 07/40 08/02   22/23 22/08
Euxton Jn 07/50 08/10   22/13 22/00
Balshaw Lane Jn 07/53 08/12   22/06 21/58
Wigan North Western 08.02a ~ 08.04d [P4] 08.20 ~ 08.22   21.53a ~ 21.56d [P5] 21.47 ~ 21.49
Wigan South Jn 08/05 ?   21/52 ?
Springs Branch Jn 08/06 08/25   21/51 21/45
Golborne Jn 08/19 08/38   21/47 21/41
Winwick Jn 08/22 08/42   21/45 21/38
Dallam Jn 08/24 ?   21/43 21/36
Warrington Bank Quay 08.26a ~ 08.28d [P2] 08.47 ~ 08.48   21.38a ~ 21.40d [P3] 21.32 ~ 21.34
Acton Grange Jn 08/32 08/51   21/35 21/29
Weaver Jn 08/37 08/56   21/32 21/24
Acton Bridge 08/39 08/58   21/29 21/23
Hartford Jn 08/41 08/49   21/26 21/21
Winsford 08/45 09/03   21/21 21/18
Crewe Coal Yard 08/55 ?   21/11 21/11
Crewe 09.03a ~ 09.12d [P12] 09.13 ~ 09.19   21.07a ~ 21.09d [P12] 21.04 ~ 21.09
Basford Hall Jn 09/16 09/22   21/03 20/59
Madeley 09/22 09/29   20/57 20/54
Norton Bridge 09/31 09/38   - -
Searchlight Lane Jn - -   20/49 20/46
Stafford 09/36 [P4] 09/45   20/44 [P5] 20/40
Trent Valley Jn 09/37 09/46   20/43 20/40
Colwich 09/47 09/57   20/34 20/32
Rugeley North Jn 09/50 09/59   20/31 20/30
Lichfield North Jn 09/58 10/06   20/25 20/24
Amington Jn       20/19 20/19
Nuneaton 10/29 [P2] 10/30   20/09 [P2] 20/08
Chilvers Coton Jn 10/31 10/31   20/07 20/06
Bedworth 10/35 10/36   20/02 20/01
Three Spires Jn 10/39 10/40   19/57 19/57
Coventry 10.51a ~ 10.53d [P2] 10.54 ~ 10.56   19.48a ~ 19.51d [P3] 19.50 ~ 19.51
Gibbet Hill Jn 10/59 11/00   19/43 19/44
Kenilworth Jn 11/01 11/02   19/41 19/43
Milverton Jn 11/06 11/06   19/35 19/37
Leamington Spa 11/22 11/09   19/23 [DM] 19/23
Fenny Compton 11/24 11/20   19/12 19/12
Reservoir Jn 11/30 11/26   19/05 19/05
Banbury 11/31 [P3] 11/27   18*54 ~ 19*03 [P1] 18.52 ~ 19.02
Aynho Jn 11/36 11/31   18/47 18/45
Heyford 11/42 11/37   18/37 18/39
Wolvercote Jn 11/49 11/53   18/30 18/32
Oxford 11/52 [UM] 12/00   18/28 [DM] 18/30
Kennington Jn 11/54 12/02   18/25 18/26
Didcot North Jn 12/03 12/09   18*12 ~ 18*16 ? ~ 18.16
Foxhall Jn 12/05 ?   18/09 18/07
Wantage Road 12/12 12/19   18/02 18/01
Challow 12/15 12/21   18/00 17/58
Uffington 12/17 12/23   17/58 17/57
Swindon 12/26 [P4] 12/31   17*33 ~ 17*47 [UM] 17.36 ~ 17.46
Wootton Bassett Jn 12/30 12/35   17/26 17/25
Chippenham 12/38 [P1] 12/43   17/14 [P2] 17/13
Thingley East Jn 12/39 12/44   17/13 17/12
Thingley Jn 12/39 12/44   17/12 ?
Bathampton Jn 12/46 12/50   17/05 17/04
Bath Spa 12.50a [P1] 12.53   17.01d [P2] 17.00


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z83 : (47804 with 47854 on rear) : Bath Spa to Bristol Kingsland Road
5Z84 : (47854 with 47804 on rear) : Bristol Kingsland Road to Bath Spa

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Bath Spa 12.55a [P1] 16.55a [P2]
Bath Goods Loop 12*58 ~ 13*07 -
North Somerset Jn 13.19 ~ 13.21 16.40 ~ 16.42
Bristol Kingsland Road 13.26a 16.36d


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