6th August 1966
L.C.G.B. / Branch Line
Hundred of Wirral Rail Tour
|Locos Used||1638 & 42942|
|Stock Used||9 brake vans|
|42942||Birkenhead Woodside - Green Lane Jn - Rock Ferry - Hooton - Chester No.5 (1)|
|1638||Chester No.5 - Saltney Jn - Mold Jn No.1 - Mold Jn No.3|
|1638 (2)||Mold Jn No.3 - Mold Jn No.4|
|42942||Mold Jn No.4 - Chester General - Helsby (3) - Helsby Jn|
|42942 (2)||Helsby Jn - Helsby branch platform|
|42942 (2)||Helsby branch platform - Helsby Jn|
|42942||Helsby Jn - Mickle Trafford Jn - Chester East Jn - Liverpool Road Jn - Dee Marsh Jn - Neston - Heswall Hills - Bidston Dee Jn - Bidston Yard - Birkenhead North No.2|
|42942 (2)||Birkenhead North No.2 - Bidston East Jn - (via independent goods line past Seacombe Jn) - Bidston Iron Ore Terminal (4)|
|42942||Bidston Iron Ore Terminal - Birkenhead North No.2 - (via MDHB docks lines) - Green Lane Jn - Rock Ferry|
(1) 1638 was in a terrible condition and barely managed to cover the 4 miles to Mold Jn No.4 where the loco change back to 42942 was made (was booked to have been at Helsby).
(2) loco propelling.
(3) Train was booked to loco change and reverse at Helsby but the loco change had already taken place (at Mold Jn no.4) and the train ran through to Helsby Jn then reversed back into the branch platform. Departing again involved another reversal at Helsby Jn.
(4) Bidston Iron Ore Terminal: stopped at the end of the double track, before fanning out into sidings.
Sources : Terry Jackson, Kevin Driscoll & Gas
Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll)
|0.64||Green Lane Jn||11/04||?|
|7.05||Hooton||11p17a ~ 11p27d||?|
|14.60||Chester No.5||11L43a ~ 11L53d||?|
|17.69||Mold Jn No.1||12.05a ~ 12.25d||?|
|18.09||Mold Jn No.3||12.35a ~ 12.55d||?|
|18.29||Mold Jn No.4||12.55a ~ 13.10d||?|
|21.67||Chester General||13.45a ~ 13.55d||?|
|29.20||Helsby||14L10a ~ 14L27d||?|
|?||Helsby branch platform||?||?|
|33.73||Mickle Trafford Jn||14/38||14/57|
|37.20||Chester East Jn||14/47||?|
|37.58||Liverpool Road Jn||14/49||?|
|43.01||Dee Marsh Jn||15.00a ~ 15.04d||?|
|50.70||Heswall Hills||15p20a ~ ??p??d||?|
|56.52||Bidston Dee Jn||15/42||?|
|57.40||Birkenhead North No.2||15.50a ~ ??.??d||?|
|?||Bidston East Jn||?||?|
|?||Bidston Iron Ore Terminal||?||?|
|?||Birkenhead North No.2||?||?|
|60.77||Green Lane Jn||16/50||?|
Mileage does not include extra move at Helsby.
Mileage does not seem to include moves between arriving at/passing Birkenhead North No.2
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