22nd March 2017

West Coast Railways
The Salopian Express

Locos Used 37706, 47580 'County of Essex' & steam: 46115 'Scots Guardsman'
Stock Used (2) (99312)+99304+4905+99318+3143+99121+99128+99351+99348+99712+99350+3093

Route :
1Z54 : Dumfries to Shrewsbury
1Z56 : Shrewsbury to Dumfries

Loco(s) Route
????? (1) Dumfries - Annan - Gretna Green - Carlisle - (via WCML) - Preston
46115 Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Acton Grange Jn - Runcorn East - Frodsham - Helsby - Mickle Trafford - Chester - Saltney Jn - Wrexham General - Ruabon - Gobowen - Shrewsbury
46115 Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Nantwich - Crewe - (via WCML) - Preston
????? (1) Preston - (reverse of outward route) - Dumfries

Notes :
(1) Reported as 47580 Top & Tail 37706, but which was leading?
(2) 99312 was only in the consist when 46115 was on the train.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Dumfries 07.14d [P1] 07.18   22.40a [P1] 23.38
Annan 07.32a ~ 07.35d 07.39 ~ 07.41   22.19a ~ 22.22d 23.16 ~ 23.19
Gretna Green 07.45a ~ 07.48d 07.49 ~ 07.52   22.07a ~ 22.10d ?
Gretna Jn 07/51 07/55   22/05 23/03
Carlisle 08.01a ~ 08.10d [P3] 08.06 ~ 08.13   21.46a ~ 21.55d [P3] 22.20 ~ 22.47
Penrith North Lakes 08.33a ~ 08.35d [P1] 08.36 ~ 08.40   21.27a ~ 21.29d [P2] 22.00 ~ 22.03
Shap Harrisons Sidings Loop - -   21*08 ~ 21*15 [DGL] ?
Shap Summit 08/50 ?   21/03 ?
Tebay 08/56 09/03   20/56 21/43
Grayrigg 09*04 ~ 09*20 [UGL] ?   20/49 ?
Oxenholme Lake District 09.28a ~ 09.31d [P1] 09.31 ~ 09.34   20.37a ~ 20.40d [P2] 21.13 ~ 21.15
Carnforth North Jn 09/44 09/50   20/26 21/01
Carnforth [Up Loop] 09*46 ~ 09*54 [UPL] 09.52 ~ 09.54   - -
Morecambe South Jn 09/59 09/59   20/23 20/57
Lancaster 10.02a ~ 10.06d [P4] 10.03 ~ 10.06   20.18a ~ 20.20d [P3] 20.52 ~ 20.55
Garstang & Catterall 10/19 10/19   20/08 20/40
Preston 10L31a ~ 11L03d [P6] 10.30 ~ 11.10   19L28a ~ 19L58d [P6] 19.32 ~ 20.30 [P6]
Ribble Jn 11/05 ?   19/26 ?
Farington Curve Jn 11/07 11/15   19/25 19/26
Euxton Jn 11/14 11/23   19/20 19/22
Balshaw Lane Jn 11/26 11/26   19/17 19/20
Wigan North Western 11.35a ~ 11.37d [P4] 11.35 ~ 11.40   18.55a ~ 19.05d [P6] 19.00 ~ 19.05 [P6]
Wigan South Jn 11/39 ?   18/53 ?
Springs Branch Jn 11/40 11/42   18.27 ~ 18.49 ? ~ 18.54
Golborne Jn 11/44 11/47   18/17 18/12
Winwick Jn 11/47 11/49   18/13 18/09
Dallam Jn 11/50 ?   18/10 ?
Warrington Bank Quay 11/51 [P2] 11/53 [P2]   18/09 [P3] 18/07 [P3]
Acton Grange Jn 11/53 11/57   18/07 18/05

 

Location Booked Actual
Runcorn East 11/57 [P1] ?
Frodsham Jn 12/00 12/03
Helsby 12w08 ~ 12w28 [P1] 12.08 ~ 12.32 [P1]
Mickle Trafford 12/35 12/39
Chester 12.41 ~ 12.43 [P3] 12/44?
Saltney Jn 12/47 12/47
Wrexham General 12/59 [P1] 12/59
Ruabon 13/04 ?
Chirk 13/09 ?
Gobowen 13/13 13/18
Shrewsbury 13.38a [P4] ~ 16.11d [P4] 13.40 [P4] ~ 16.17
Harlescott LC 16/16 16/22
Wem 16/25 16/32
Prees 16/28 16/34
Whitchurch 16/33 ?
Wrenbury 16/39 16/45
Nantwich 16/43 16/49
Crewe Gresty Lane 16/52 16/54
Crewe 16w59 ~ 17w43 [P12] 17.00 ~ 17.41 [P12]
Crewe Coal Yard 17/46 17/44
Winsford 17/53 17/53
Hartford Jn 17/58 17/57
Acton Bridge 18/00 17/59
Weaver Jn 18/02 18/00

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Moves

5Z53 : (46115 with 99312) : Carnforth Steamtown to Preston
5Z57 : (46115 with 99312) : Preston to Carnforth Steamtown

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Carnforth Steamtown 08.00d 22.10a
Carnforth H.S. 08.10 ~ 08.20 21.56 ~ 22.00
Carnforth 08.25 ~ 08.35 21.49 ~ 21.54
Carnforth North Jn 08/38 21/48
Morecambe South Jn 08/44 21/41
Lancaster 08/46 21/37
Oubeck Loop 08*52 ~ 09*04 [UGL] 21/33
Garstang & Catterall 09/14 21/23
Barton & Broughton 09/21 20*42 ~ 21*16 [DPL]
Preston 09.28a 20.33d

5Z54 : (46115) : Shrewsbury to Coton Hill
5Z56 : (46115) : Coton Hill to Shrewsbury

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Shrewsbury 13.52d [P4] 16.04a [P4]
Coton Hill T.C. 13.57a 15.59d

5Z55 : (46115 with 99312) : Coton Hill - Abbey Foregate Jn - English Bridge Jn - Coton Hill
(Loco turning trip)

Location Booked
Coton Hill T.C. 14.27d
Shrewsbury 14.32 ~ 14.34 [UM]
Abbey Foregate Jn 14.40 ~ 15.33
English Bridge Jn 15.35 ~ 15.37
Shrewsbury 15/39 [P4]
Coton Hill T.C. 15.44a


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