26th August 2017

Belmond Northern Belle
Bath at Leisure / Brunel's S.S. Great Britain

Locos Used 57301 'Goliath' & 57303 'Pride of Carlisle'
Stock Used 3174+3273+1566+3267+3182+3275+3247+325+17167+10734+10729

Route :
1Z76 : Liverpool Lime Street to Bristol Temple Meads
1Z78 : Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Victoria

Loco(s) Route
57303 (1) Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Huyton - Rainhill - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Newton-le-Willows - Parkside Jn - Eccles - Ordsall Lane Jn - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Philips Park West Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton - Reddish South - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Cheadle Hulme - Wilmslow - Sandbach - Crewe - (via WCML) - Nuneaton - Bedworth - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford - Didcot North Jn - Foxhall Jn - Swindon - Chippenham - Bathampton Jn - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
57301 (2) Bristol Temple Meads - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe - Winsford - Weaver Jn - Runcorn - Edge Hill - Liverpool Lime Street
57303 (1) Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Huyton - Rainhill - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Newton-le-Willows - Parkside Jn - Eccles - Ordsall Lane Jn - Manchester Victoria

Notes :
(1) 57301 on rear.
(2) 57303 on rear.


57303 passing Oldfield Park, near Bath, on the outward leg (photo: Mark V. Pike)

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 06.39d [P9] 06.41   - -
Edge Hill 06/44 [P1] 06/45   - -
Edge Hill SB 06/45 ?   - -
Bootle Branch Jn 06/46 06/46   - -
Olive Mount Jn 06/47 06/48   - -
Huyton 06/51 06/50   - -
Rainhill 06/54 06/54   - -
St Helens Junction 06/57 [P1] 06/56   - -
Earlestown 06/59 [P1] 06/58   - -
Newton-le-Willows 07/01 06/59   - -
Parkside Jn 07/02 07/00   - -
Astley 07/09 07/06   - -
Eccles 07/14 07/14   - -
Ordsall Lane Jn 07/20 ?   - -
Deal Street Jn 07/22 07/21   - -
Manchester Victoria 07.25a ~ 07.29d [P3] 07.22 ~ 07.29   - -
Miles Platting 07/33 07/33   - -
Philips Park West Jn 07/33 07/34   - -
Baguley Fold Jn 07/36 ?   - -
Ashton Moss North Jn 07/40 07/40   - -
Denton Jn 07/46 07/46   - -
Denton Station Jn 07/47 ?   - -
Reddish South 07/49 ?   - -
Ash Bridge Jn 07/51 07/53   - -
Heaton Norris Jn 07*52 ~ 08*02 07.55 ~ 08.02   - -
Stockport 08/04 [P1] 08/05   - -
Edgeley Jn No.1 08/05 08/06   - -
Cheadle Hulme 08/08 08/09   - -
Wilmslow 08/13 08/13   - -
Alderley Edge 08/14 08/14   - -
Sandbach 08/27 08/23   - -
Sydney Bridge Jn 08/33 08/26   - -
Manchester Victoria - -   23.33a [P3] 23.26
Deal Street Jn - -   23/31 23/21
Ordsall Lane Jn - -   23/28 23/19
Eccles - -   23/23 23/16
Astley - -   23/18 23/09
Parkside Jn - -   23/12 23/04
Newton-le-Willows - -   23/11 23/02
Earlestown - -   23/09 [P1] 23/01
St Helens Junction - -   23/06 [P1] 22/58
Rainhill - -   23/02 22/57
Huyton - -   22/58 22/53
Olive Mount Jn - -   22/53 22/51
Bootle Branch Jn - -   22/52 22/49
Edge Hill SB - -   22/51 ?
Edge Hill - -   22/51 [P3] 22/48
Liverpool Lime Street - -   22.37a ~ 22.47d [P9] 22.34 ~ 22.44
Edge Hill - -   22/32 [P4] 22/29
Edge Hill SB - -   22/32 ?
Liverpool South Parkway - -   22/27 [P2] 22/23
Ditton East Jn - -   22/21 22/18
Runcorn - -   22/19 [P2] 22/16
Weaver Jn - -   22/14 22/12
Acton Bridge - -   22/12 22/10
Hartford Jn - -   22/10 22/09
Winsford - -   22/06 22/06
Crewe Coal Yard - -   22/01 21/59
Crewe 08.36a ~ 08.41d [P5] 08.30 ~ 08.41   21.53a ~ 21.58d [P6] 21.45 ~ 21.57
Basford Hall Jn 08/46 08/44   21/49 21/42
Madeley 08/50 08/51   21/44 21/37
Norton Bridge 09/00 09/00   21/35 21/29
Stafford 09/06 [UF] 09/04   21/29 [DF] 21/26
Trent Valley Jn 09/06 ?   21/29 ?
Colwich 09/14 09/12   21/24 21/20
Rugeley North Jn 09/17 09/15   21/20 21/18
Lichfield North Jn 09/23 09/21   21/13 21/12
Amington Jn 09/28 09/26   21/07 21/07
Nuneaton 09/41 [P2] 09/36   20/57 [P2] 20/57
Chilvers Coton Jn 09/43 09/37   20/55 20/55
Bedworth 09/47 09/42   20/51 20/51
Three Spires Jn 09/51 09/46   20/47 20/47
Coventry 10/05 [P2] 09/53   20/40 [P3] 20/41
Gibbet Hill Jn 10/10 09/58   20/36 20/36
Kenilworth Jn 10*14 ~ 10*21 10/02?   20*17 ~ 20*32 20.20 ~ 20.33
Milverton Jn 10/27 10/07   20/10 20/11
Leamington Spa 10/30 [UM] 10/15   20/08 [DM] 20/10
Fenny Compton 10/41 10/27   19/59 20/00
Reservoir Jn 10/47 10/34   19/52 19/52
Banbury 10.50 ~ 10.58 10.38 ~ 10.59   19.48 ~ 19.50 19.48 ~ 19.50
Aynho Jn 11/05 11/05   19/43 19/42
Heyford 11/11 11/10   19/38 19/38
Wolvercote Jn 11/18 11/16   19/31 19/30
Oxford 11/20 [UT] 11/20   19/27 [DT] 19/27
Kennington Jn 11/24 11/23   19/24 19/24
Didcot North Jn 11/33 11/29   19/16 19/16
Foxhall Jn 11*36 ~ 11*43 ?   19/14 19/14
Steventon 11/46 11/50   19/12 19/11
Wantage Road 11/51 11/54   19/09 19/08
Challow 11*55 ~ 12*02 ? ~ 12.01   19/07 19/05
Uffington 12/05 12/04   19/05 19/04
Swindon 12/14 [P4] 12/14   18/56 [UM] 18/57
Wootton Bassett Jn 12/19 12/19   18/50 18/52
Chippenham 12/26 [P1] 12/27   18/42 [P2] 18/44
Thingley East Jn 12/27 12/28   18/41 18/43
Thingley Jn 12/28 ?   18/40 ?
Bathampton Jn 12/36 12/40   18/33 18/35
Bath Spa 12.40a ~ 12.52d [P1] 12.47 ~ 12.53   18.21a ~ 18.29d [P2] 18.26 ~ 18.31
North Somerset Jn 13/04 13/05   18/11 18/10
Bristol East Jn 13/05 13/06   18/10 18/09
Bristol Temple Meads 13.07a [P15] 13.08   18.08d [P11] 18.08


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