13th March 1965
University Railway Society
Staffordshire Potter Railtour
|42343 & 42938|
|Stock Used||BSO+3xSO+BSO (all ex-LMS)|
|Ancoats Goods No.1 Siding - Ashburys - Ardwick - Belle Vue - Reddish North - Reddish Jn - Brinnington Jn - Stockport Tiviot Dale - Northenden - Skelton Jn - Deansgate Jn - Altrincham - Northwich - Sandbach - Wheelock - Lawton Jn - Kidsgrove Central - Harecastle Tunnel|
|Harecastle Tunnel - Kidsgrove Central - Kidsgrove Jn|
|Kidsgrove Jn - Kidsgrove Liverpool Road - Burslem - Etruria - Stoke-on-Trent - Milton Jn - Congleton Lower Jn - Congleton Brunswick Wharf|
|Congleton Brunswick Wharf - Congleton Lower Jn - Milton Jn - Heaths Jn|
|42343||Heaths Jn - Milton Jn - Leek Brook Jn - Caldon Low Quarry|
|42343||Caldon Low - Leek Brook Jn - Milton Jn - Stoke-on-Trent - Longport - Macclesfield (3) - Stockport Edgeley - Manchester Piccadilly [P12]|
|42938 (4)||Manchester Piccadilly [P12] - Ardwick Goods loop - Ashburys|
|42343||Ashburys - Ancoats Jn - (3) Ancoats Goods|
(1) Loco propelling.
(2) Problem reversing from Brunswick Wharf to Heaths Jn for run-round - train had to be split.
(3) Tour booked to return from Macclesfield to Ancoats Goods was :Bollington - Rose Hill Marple - Marple Wharf Jn - Romiley - Belle Vue - Reddish North - Ashburys but was diverted into Piccadilly and then to Ancoats via Ashburys. This was due to the expected new crew not being available and the existing crew did not know the route (though they volunteered to continue to get the train back). Arrival back was approx 1 hour late.
(4) 42343 on rear.
From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.
Terry Jackson (on the train throughout) & Dave Groves
Timings (Booked Only)
(From Terry Jackson)
|03.52||Reddish North||10.17a ~ 10.19d|
|38.68||Wheelock||11.51a ~ 12.01d|
|43.13||Lawton Jn Sidings||12w18a ~ 12w36d|
|45.15||Kidsgrove Central Jn||12p43a ~ 12p50d|
|45.36||Kidsgrove Liverpool Road||12.54a ~ 13.00d|
|67.56||Congleton Brunswick Wharf||14p24a ~ 14p34d|
|72.72||Heath Jn||14.50a ~ 15.00d|
|77.25||Milton Jn||15.20a ~ 15.30d|
|92.13||Caldon Low Quarry||16.16a ~ 16.26d|
|100.09||Leek Brook Jn||16.50a ~ 17.00d|
|110.53||Grange Jn||17w39a ~ 17w49d|
|131.07||Macclesfield||18.17a ~ 18.20d|
|146.72||Reddish North||18.58a ~ 19.00d (DIV)|
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