9th May 2017

UK Railtours
The Class 88 VIP Launch Train

Locos Used 68022 'Resolution' & 88002 'Prometheus'
Stock Used 3174+3273+1566+3267+3182+3275+3247+325+17167+10734+10729

Route :
1Z88 : London Euston to Carlisle
1Z89 : Carlisle to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
88002 (1) London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Carlisle
88002 (1) Carlisle - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 68022 on rear.
(2) This was the first passenger working of a Class 88.
(3) This tour used the 'Northern Belle' stock.


88002 at Carlisle with the return leg of the tour (photo: David Lodwick)

Source : David Lodwick & Mark Herriott (both on the tour)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick, Mark Herriott & Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
London Euston 09.32d [P1] [X] 09.33   21.14a [P15] 21.19
Camden South Jn 09/35 [E] 09/36   21/08 [D] 21/16
Camden Jn 09/35 [DF] 09/37   21/08 [D] 21/15
Willesden West London Jn 09/38 [DF] 09/40   21/05 [UF] 21/10
Wembley Central 09/40 [P3] [DF] 09/42   21/02 [P4] [UF] 21/08
Harrow & Wealdstone 09/42 [P3] [DF] 09/44   21/00 [P4] [UF] 21/04
Watford Junction 09/45 [P6] [DF] 09/48   20/56 [P7] [UF] 20/56
Bourne End Jn 09/50 [DF] 09/53   20/51 [UF] 20/46
Tring 09/54 [DF] 09/57   20/47 [UF] 20/40
Ledburn Jn 09/57 [DF] 10/00   20/43 [UF] 20/35
Bletchley 10/03 [P1] [DF] 10/06   20/36 [P4] [US] 20/29
Milton Keynes Central 10.07a ~ 10.21d [P5] [DF] 10.10 ~ 10.23   20.29a ~ 20.32d [P1] [US] 20.21 ~ 20.25
Hanslope Jn 10/28 [DF] 10/29   20/16 [US] 20/15
Weedon 10/36 10/37   20/07 20/06
Hillmorton Jn 10/43 10/44   19/59 19/57
Rugby 10/45 [P2] [DS] 10/46   19/57 [P4] [UF] 19/55
Trent Valley Jn 10/47 [DS] ?   19/55 [UF] 19/54
Newbold Jn 10/50 10/47   19/53 19/51
High Oaks Jn 10/52 10/48   19/52 [UF] 19/50
Brinklow 10/59 [DF] 10/53   19/49 19/49
Attleborough South Jn 11/05 [DS] 10/59   19/41 ?
Nuneaton 11/08 [P2] [DS] 11/01   19/39 [P5] [US] 19/43
Amington Jn 11/15 [DS] 11/11   19/27 [UF] 19/29
Lichfield North Jn 11/22 [DS] 11/20   19/22 [UF] 19/22
Rugeley North Jn 11/30 [DS] 11/27   19/17 [UF] 19/15
Colwich 11/33 11/29   19/15 [UF] 19/13
Stafford 11/38 [DF] 11/37   19/04 [UF] 19/08
Searchlight Lane Jn 11/43 [DS] 11/41   - -
Norton Bridge - -   19/00 [UF] 19/04
Madeley 11/51 [DS] 11/48   18/52 [UF] 18/57
Basford Hall Jn 11/57 [DS] 11/52   18/48 [UF] 18/53
Crewe 12.01a ~ 12.12d [P12] [DF] 11.59 ~ 12.13   18.34a ~ 18.44d [P5] [UF] 18.44 ~ 18.50
Crewe Coal Yard 12/15 [DF] 12/15   18/32 [UF] ?
Winsford 12/20 [DF] 12/21   18/26 [UF] 18/38
Hartford Jn 12/24 [DF] 12/24   18/23 [UF] 18/34
Acton Bridge 12/25 [DF] 12/25   18/21 [UF] 18/33
Weaver Jn 12/27 12/26   18/19 18/32
Acton Grange Jn 12/30 12/30   18/15 18/28
Warrington Bank Quay 12/32 [P3] [DF] 12/32   18/14 [P2] [UF] 18/25
Dallam Jn 12/33 [DF] 12/33   18/13 [UF] ?
Winwick Jn 12/36 [DF] 12/34   18/11 [UF] 18/22
Golborne Jn 12/41 [DF] 12/41   18/10 [UF] 18/20
Springs Branch Jn 12/46 [DF] 12/46   18/06 [UF] 18/17
Wigan South Jn 12/46 [DF] ?   18/05 [UF] ?
Wigan North Western 12/48 [P5] 12/48   18/05 [P4] [UF] 18/16
Balshaw Lane Jn 12/54 [DF] 12/54   18/00 [UF] 18/11
Euxton Jn 12/56 [DF] 12/56   17/58 [US] 18/09
Farington Curve Jn 13/01 12/58   17/54 [US] 18/07
Preston 13/03 [P3] 13/01   17/51 [P2] [US] 18/05
Garstang & Catteral 13/12 13/11   17/41 17/49
Lancaster 13/24 [DF] 13/26   17/33 [UF] 17/42
Morecambe South Jn 13/27 13/27   17/31 17/40
Carnforth North Jn 13/31 13/32   17/28 17/37
Oxenholme Lake District 13/39 [P2] 13/42   17/18 [P1] 17/28
Tebay 13/50 13/52   17/08 17/17
Shap Summit 13/54 ?   17/04 ?
Penrith North Lakes 14/03 [P2] 14/07   16/55 [P1] 17/04
Carlisle 14.20a [P3] 14.20   16.40d [P1] 16.48


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