4th April 1959

R.C.T.S. (Lancashire & N.W. Branch)
South Lancashire Freight Lines Rail Tour

Loco Used 42289
Stock Used 5x LMS corridor coaches

Route : reporting number 774

Loco Route
42289 Manchester Victoria - Cheetham Hill Jn - Queens Road Jn - Radcliffe South Jn - Bradley Fold Jn - Rose Hill Jn - Astley Bridge Jn - Bolton Trinity Street - Halliwell Goods
42289 Halliwell Goods - Astley Bridge Jn - Bolton West Jn - Lostock Jn - Horwich Fork Jn - Horwich
42289 Horwich - Blackrod Jn - Adlington Jn
42289 Adlington Jn - Haigh Jct - Whelley Jn - Whelley - De Trafford Jn - Amberswood East Jn - Hindley South Jn - Bickershaw Jn - Howe Bridge West Jn - Atherton Jn - Fletcher Street Jn (2)
42289 (2) Fletcher Street Jn - Plodder Lane - Walkden Low Level - Eccles - Weaste Wharf
42289 Weaste Wharf - Eccles
42289 Eccles - Weaste - Ordsall Lane - Manchester Exchange

Notes :
(1) The train comprised of five coaches and despite the seemingly complex route a right time arrival was made on the return to Manchester Exchange.
(2) Reversal point confirmation required - was it Fletcher Street Jn as indicated, or Bolton Fletcher Street as booked?


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.

Sources : David Hills & Peter Darke

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)

M.C Location Booked
0.00 Manchester Victoria 13.05d [P16]
0.73 Cheetham Hill Jn 13/08
1.21 Queens Road Jn 13/10
? Radcliffe South Jn 13/22
7.66 Radcliffe West Jn 13/24
8.60 Bradley Fold Jn 13/27
11.45 Rose Hill Jn 13.34 ~ 13.37
12.11 Bolton Trinity Street 13.39 ~ 13.41
12.76 Astley Bridge Jn 13/45
13.37 Halliwell Goods 13.50 ~ 14.05
13.78 Astley Bridge Jn 14/10
14.44 Bolton West Jn 14/14
17.17 Lostock Jn 14/19
20.23 Horwich Fork Jn 14/24
21.44 Horwich 14.28 ~ 14.45
22.55 Blackrod Jn 14/49
25.05 Adlington Jn 14.55 ~ 15.09
28.03 Haigh Jn 15/12
28.58 Whelley Jn 15/16
31.25 De Trafford Jn 15/23
31.79 Amberswood East Jn 15/25
32.41 Hindley South GC 15/27
33.18 Bickershaw Jn 15/29
35.48 Howe Bridge West Jn 15/34
35.73 Atherton Jn 15/35
40.78 Bolton Fletcher Street 15.51 ~ 16.07
45.76 Roe Green Jn 16/22
48.22 Eccles Jn 16/27
49.59 Weaste Wharf (MSC) 16.40 ~ 16.55
50.62 Eccles 17.05 ~ 17.10
53.50 Ordsall Lane No.2 17/17
55.04 Manchester Exchange 17.21a


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