21st August 1966

Altrinchamian Railway Excursion Society
The Holyhead & Brymbo Special

Locos Used 9610, 9630 & 60532 'Blue Peter'

Route : 1T66 (throughout?)

Loco(s) Route
60532

Manchester Central - Altrincham - Knutsford - Northwich - Mouldsworth

9630 + 9610

Mouldsworth - Mickle Trafford - Chester East Jn - Chester Liverpool Road - Dee Marsh East Jn - Hawarden Bridge - Buckley Junction - Penyfford - Wrexham General - Brymbo

9610 + 9630

Brymbo - Wrexham General - Saltney Jn - Chester General

60532

Chester General - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead

60532

Holyhead - (reverse of outward route) - Chester General

60532

Chester General - Capenhurst - Hooton

60532

Hooton - Ellesmere Port - West Cheshire Jn - Mouldsworth - (reverse of outward route) - Manchester Central

Notes :
(1) Originally advertised motive power was to have been 60009 'Union of South Africa, 5605 & 6697 but all three were withdrawn from service and the replacement then advertised were 60024 'Kingfisher, 1628 & 1638 - none of which also made it to the running day.

Sources : Terry Jackson & John Debens

Photo Review


60532 'Blue Peter' at Chester General after working light from Mouldsworth
and prior to taking the train to Holyhead & back to Manchester Central
(photo: The Andy Muir Collection)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Advertised & Booked)
(from Terry Jackson & John Debens)

Timings were given in both cases as "approximate". Advertised timing sheet also carries a note that 'length of stops are not given (except at Holyhead) these will be given on the train' - these places are shown below as '12.34a/d'.

Miles Location Advertised Booked
0 Manchester Central 09.30d 08.50d
3 Stretford 09.40a/d ?
7 Altrincham 09.50a/d 09.08a/d
14 Knutsford 10.00a/d ?
20 Northwich 10.10a/d 09.28a/d
31 Mouldsworth 10L30a/d 09L48a ~ 09L56d
? Mickle Trafford ? 10/03
? Chester East Jn ? 10/07
? Chester Liverpool Road ? 10/10
? Dee Marsh Jn ? 10/20
46 Shotton HL 10/45 ?
52 Buckley Jn 10/55 10/33
? Wrexham Exchange Jn ? 10/55
? Wrexham North ? 11/00
59 Wrexham (General?) 11.05a/d 11.02a ~ 11.20d
63 Brymbo 11.20a/d 11.44a ~ 12.04d
67 Wrexham (General?) 11/50 12.28a ~ 12.42d
? Chester General ? 13.13a ~ 13.25d
79 Mold Jn 12/10 ?
91 Flint 12/30 ?
? Baguilt ? 13/44
105 Prestatyn 12/45 ?
109 Rhyl 12/50 14/00
? Abergele ? 14/05
? Colwyn Bay ? 14/13
123 Llandudno Junction 13/10 14/20
131 Llanfairfechan 13/25 ?
140 Bangor 13/35 14/39
? Gaerwen ? 14/47
155 Ty Croes 13/50 ?
164 Holyhead 14.00a ~ 15.00d 15.10a ~ 16.25d
174 Ty Croes 15/10 ?
? Gaerwen ? 16/47
189 Bangor 15/25 16/56
196 Llanfairfechan 15/35 ?
205 Llandudno Junction 15/45 17/15
? Colwyn Bay ? 17/21
? Abergele ? 17/29
215 Rhyl 15/55 17/35
222 Prestatyn 16/05 ?
? Baguilt ? 17/51
236 Flint 16/20 ?
249 Chester General 16.35a/d 18L11a ~ 18L21d
258 Hooton 17.10a/d 18.36a ~ 18.46d
263 Ellesmere Port 17/30 18/54
266 Helsby Jn (West Cheshire Jn?) 17/45 19/03
270 Mouldsworth 17L50a/d 19.13a/d
281 Northwich 18.10a/d 19.32a/d
287 Knutsford 18.30a/d ?
294 Altrincham 19.00a/d 19.54a/d
298 Stretford 19.10a/d ?
301 Manchester Central 19.30a 20.17a

 
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