24th June 2017

UK Railtours
The Liverpool Docker

Locos Used 66100 & 66177
Stock Used 21269+3120+3066+1691+3068+3123+3121+3149+1832+4927+4946+4949

Route :
1Z75 : Reading to Liverpool Bulk Terminal
1Z76 : Liverpool Bulk Terminal to Reading

Loco(s) Route
66177 (1) Reading - Twyford - Maidenhead - Slough - Southall - Ealing Broadway - Acton West (3) - Acton Main Line - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Canal Wharf - Willesden No.7 Jn - Wembley Yard South Jn - Sudbury Jn - Wembley Central - (via WCML, Northampton & Trent Valley) - Basford Hall Jn - Basford Hall S.S.M. - Salop Goods Jn - Crewe Coal Yard - Winsford - Hartford Jn - Acton Bridge - Weaver Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn - [via 'The Hole'] - Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - St Helens Junction - Rainhill - Huyton - Olive Mount Jn - Edge Lane Jn - Bootle Jn - Regents Road LC - Seaforth Container Terminal [Middle Line]
66100 (2) Seaforth Container Terminal [Middle Line] - Regents Road LC
66177 (1) Regents Road LC - Liverpool Bulk Terminal [Loading Line]
66100 (2) Liverpool Bulk Terminal [Loading Line] - Regents Road LC - Bootle Jn - Edge Lane Jn - Bootle Branch Jn - Edge Hill Down Wapping [Up Wapping Siding]
66177 (1) Edge Hill Down Wapping [Up Wapping Siding] - Edge Hill InterCity Depot - Wavertree Jn - Liverpool South Parkway - Ditton East Jn - Fiddlers Ferry - Arpley Jn - Latchford Sidings
66100 (2) Latchford Sidings - Arpley Jn - Arpley Sidings - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - Wembley Central - (reverse of outward route) - Reading

Notes :
(1) 66100 on rear.
(2) 66177 on rear.
(3) Believed to be the first railtour to use the 'Dive Under' at Acton West.

Source : Mark Herriott, David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett (all on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


66177 at Stafford on the outward leg of the tour (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66100 at Crewe on the return leg of the tour (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Mark Herriott, David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Reading 06.42d [P14] 06.42 [P14]   22.31a [P12] 22.33 [P12] 471.49
? Kennet Bridge Jn 06/45 [UR] 06/45 [UR]   22/29 [DR] 22.28 ~ 22.30 [DR] ?
4.77 Twyford 06/50 [P4] [UR] 06/48 [P4] [UR]   22/21 [P3] [DR] 22/20 [P3] [DR] 466.52
11.59 Maidenhead 06/58 [P4] [UR] 06/56 [P4] [UR]   22/15 [P3] [DR] 22/14 [P3] [DR] 459.70
17.42 Slough 07.06a ~ 07.10d [P5] [UR] 07.03 ~ 07.09 [P5] [UR]   22.04a ~ 22.08d [P4] [DR] 22.04 ~ 22.07 [P4] [DR] 454.07
? Dawley Loop 07*22 ~ 07*29 [UGL] 07.22 ~ 07.26 [UGL]   - - -
24.53 Heathrow Airport Jn 07/31 [UR] 07/30 [UR]   21/57 [DR] 21/56 [DR] 446.76
26.72 Southall 07/34 [P4] [UR] 07/34[P4] [UR]   21/53 [DR] 21/54 [DR] 444.57
29.37 West Ealing 07/37 [UR] 07/37 [UR]   21/49 [DR] 21/52 [DR] 442.12
30.22 Ealing Broadway 07.39a ~ 07.41d [P4] [UR] 07.40 ~ 07.41 [P4] [UR]   21.44a ~ 21.47d [P3] [DR] 21.48 ~ 21.50 [P3] [DR] 441.27
? Acton West 07/44 [Dive Under] 07/44 [Dive Under]   21/43 [DR] 21/46 [DR] ?
31.57 Acton Main Line 07/46 [P4] [UR] 07/46 [P4] [UR]   21/40 [DR] 21/44 [P3] [DR] 439.72
32.29 Acton Wells Jn 07/49 07/48   21/38 21/38 439.20
32.69 Acton Canal Wharf 07/51 07/51   21/36 21/36 438.60
33.24 Willesden No.7 Jn 07*54 ~ 08*10 [UR] 07/54 [UR]   21/33 21/35 438.25
? Wembley Yard South Jn 08/15 [DR] 07.59 ~ 08.07 [DR]   21/31 [UR] 21/31 ?
34.51 Sudbury Jn 08/16 [DS] 08.11 ~ 08.14 [DS]   21/30 [UR] 21C27 ~ 21C30 [UWR] 436.78
- Willesden Sig.WM830&934 - -   21C26 ~ 21C28 [UR] 21/24 [DWR] ?
35.43 Wembley Central 08/20 [P5] [DS] 08/18 [P5] [DS]   21/21 [P6] [UR] 21/23 [P6] [U&DWR] 436.06
38.69 Harrow & Wealdstone 08/24 [P5] [DS] 08/22 [P5] [DS]   21/17 [P6] [US] 21.16 ~ 21.17 [P6] [US] 432.60
44.74 Watford Junction 08.31a ~ 08.35d [P8] [DS] 08.31 ~ 08.35 [P8] [DS]   21.09a ~ 21.11d [P9] [US] 21.06 ~ 21.09 [P9] [US] 426.55
? Bourne End Jn 08/44 [DS] 08/44 [DS]   21/01 [US] 20/57 [US] ?
59.12 Tring 08/53 [P3] [DS] 08/51 [DS]   20/56 [P5] [US] 20/53 [P5] [US] 412.37
65.55 Ledburn Jn 08/59 [DS] 08/56 [DS]   20/50 [US] 20/48 [US] 405.74
74.05 Bletchley 09/06 [P3] [DS] 09/06 [P3] [DS]   20/42 [P4] [US] 20/40 [P4] [US] 397.44
? Denbigh Hall North Jn ? ?   20/37 [UF-US] 20/37 [UF-US] ?
77.24 Milton Keynes Central 09.11a ~ 09.14d [P3] [DS] 09.11 ~ 09.14 [P3] [DS]   20.26a ~ 20.34d [P4] [UF] 20.31 ~ 20.33 [P4] 394.25
84.06 Hanslope Jn 09/21 [DS] 09/22 [DS]   20/19 [UF] 20/24 [UF] 387.43
93.27 Northampton 09/31 [P2] 09/33 [P2] [DNF]   - - -
102.65 Long Buckby 09/42 09/44   - - -
? Daventry North Jn 09/47 09/49   - - -
- Weedon - -   20/08 20/14 374.34
? Hillmorton Jn 09/50 09/52   19/59 20/03 ?
112.26 Rugby 09.52a ~ 10.00d [P2] 09.55 ~ 10.01 [P2]   19.55a ~ 19.57d [P5] 19.57 ~ 20.01 [P5] 361.50
? Trent Valley Jn 10/02 [DS] 10/02   19/53 [US] 19/55 [US] ?
? Newbold Jn ? 10/04   ? ? ?
117.58 Brinklow 10/08 [DF] 10/08 [DF]   ? 19/50 [US] ?
? Attleborough Jn 10/15 [DS] 10/15 [DS]   ? 19/42 [US] ?
126.76 Nuneaton 10/17 [P2] [DS] 10/16 [P2] [DS]   19/40 [UR] [US] 19/40 [P5] [US] 347.00
? Amington Jn 10/28 [DS] 10/26 [DS]   19/26 [UF-US] 19/27 [UF-US] ?
146.09 Lichfield North Jn 10/37 [DS] 10/33 [DS]   19/18 [UF] 19/20 [UF] 327.67
154.08 Rugeley North Jn 10/45 [DS] 10/39 [DS]   19/11 [UF] 19/13 [UF] 319.68
156.74 Colwich 10/53 [DF] 10/41 [DF]   19/07 [UF] 19/11 [UF] 317.02
- Whitehouse Jn - -   19/03 [US-UF] 19/08 [US-UF] 313.43
? Trent Valley Jn ? ?   18/59 [US] 19/04 [US] ?
163.29 Stafford 10.59a ~ 11.05d [P3] [DS] 10.49 ~ 11.05 [P3] [DS]   18.54a ~ 18.57d [P4] [US] 18.59 ~ 19.02 [P4] [US] 310.47
168.31 Searchlight Lane Jn 11/11 [DS] 11/11 [DS]   - - -
- Norton Bridge - -   18/47 [US] 18/53 [US] 305.18
179.60 Madeley 11/21 [DS] 11/19 [DS]   18/38 [US] 18/44 [US] 294.16
186.02 Basford Hall Jn 11/29 [IL] 11/28 [DFI]   18/32 [US] 18/37 [US] 287.74

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
187.10 Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M. 11/34 [IL] 11.32 ~ 11.33 [DFI]
187.59 Salop Goods Jn 11/41 [IL] 11/39 [DFI-DLI]
188.44 Crewe Coal Yard 11/46 [DS] 11/46 [DS]
195.27 Winsford 11/57 [DF] 11/55 [DF]
200.41 Hartford Jn 12/03 [DS] 11/59
202.24 Acton Bridge 12*06 ~ 12*09 [DF] 12/01
205.06 Weaver Jn 12/15 12/03
210.10 Acton Grange Jn 12/20 [OL] 12/09 [DH]
211.14 Walton Old Jn 12/25 [via The Hole] 12.14 ~ 12.31 [Line 1, via The Hole]
212.02 Warrington Bank Quay 12/45 [DS] 12/40 [DS]
? Dallam Jn ? 12/42 [DS]
215.38 Winwick Jn 12/51 12/45
217.05 Earlestown 12/54 [P3] 12/47 [P3] [D&UGL]
219.66 St Helens Junction 12/58 [P2] 12/52 [P2]
222.64 Rainhill 13/01 12/55
226.06 Huyton 13/05 [P1] [FL] 12/57 [P1]
226.42 Roby 13/08 [P1] 12/58 [P1]
228.79 Olive Mount Jn 13/13 13/01
229.42 Edge Lane Jn 13/15 13/03
233.76 Bootle Jn 13/29 13/18
234.50 Regents Road LC 13t32 ~ 13t34 13.19 ~ 13.30
? Seaforth Container Terminal ? 13.55 ~ 14.04 [Middle Line]
? Regents Road LC ? 14.22 ~ 14.27
? Strand Road LC ? 14.?? ~ 15.00
235.42 Liverpool Bulk Terminal 13.45a ~ 15.15d 15.08 ~ 15.17 [Loading Line]
236.34 Regents Road LC 15t25 ~ 15t27 15.26 ~ 15.28
237.08 Bootle Jn 15/31 15/32
241.42 Edge Lane Jn 15/45 15/45
241.79 Bootle Branch Jn 15/46 15/47
242.20 Edge Hill SB 15/48 15/48
242.35 Edge Hill Down Wapping 15.53 ~ 16.08 15.51 ~ 16.09 [Up Wapping Sdg]
242.50 Edge Hill InterCity Depot 16.14 ~ 16.19 [U&DTS] 16.14 ~ 16.15 [U&DTS]
243.45 Wavertree Jn 16/25 [US] 16/23 [US]
246.48 Liverpool South Parkway 16/30 [P3] [US] 16/30 [P3] [US]
251.58 Ditton East Jn 16/35 16/36
255.67 Fiddlers Ferry SB 16/45 16/45
259.30 Arpley Jn 16/55 16/53
260.52 Latchford Sidings 17.00 ~ 17.15 16.57 ~ 17.07 [Up Latchford Sdg]
261.74 Arpley Jn 17/20 17/10
? Arpley Sidings 17/28 [Line 9] [Shunt Neck 3] 17/16 [Line 9] [Shunt Neck 3]
262.62 Walton Old Jn 17/31 [OL] 17/19 [UH]
263.66 Acton Grange Jn 17/33 [UF] 17.24 ~ 17.32
268.70 Weaver Jn 17/39 [UF] 17/39
271.52 Acton Bridge 17/42 [US] 17/42 [P1] [US]
273.35 Hartford Jn 17*46 ~ 17*50 [UF] 17.45 ~ 17.48 [UF]
278.49 Winsford 17/56 [UF] 17/54 [UF]
285.32 Crewe Coal Yard 18/05 [UF] 18/02 [UF-DS]
286.10 Crewe 18.08a ~ 18.28d [P12] [US] 18.04 ~ 18.33 [P12]

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Moves

5Z75 : (66177 with 66100 on rear) : Eastleigh Arlington to Reading
5Z76 : (66100 with 66177 on rear) : Reading to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Eastleigh Arlington 05.05d 23.57a
Eastleigh 05/10 23/52
Winchester 05/18 23/45
Worting Jn 05/33 23/31
Basingstoke 05*36 ~ 05*46 23*18 ~ 23*26
Bramley 05/52 23/08
Southcote Jn 06/01 22/59
Oxford Road Jn 06/06 22/56
Reading Sig.T1728 06*10 ~ 06*23 -
Reading 06.25a [P14] 22.51d [P12]


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