23rd June 1968

L.C.G.B. (North West Branch)
The Two Cities Limited Rail Tour

Locos Used 73069 & 48033
Stock Used advertised to be load 8, including buffet car

Route : 1T85 throughout

Loco(s) Route
48033 Liverpool Lime Street - Edge Hill - Allerton Jn - Hunts Cross - Sankey Jn - (via direct line) - Padgate Jn - Glazebrook East Jn - Trafford Park Jn - Throstle Nest South Jn - Chorlton Jn - Hyde Road - Gorton - Ashburys - Ancoats Jn - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - Manchester Exchange - Ordsall Lane Jn - Eccles - Astley - Newton-le-Willows - Earlestown
73069 Earlestown - St Helens Junction - Huyton Jn - Olive Mount Jn - Stanley Jn - Bootle Jn - Bootle New Strand - Marsh Lane Jn - North Mersey Branch Jn - Sefton Jn - Fazakerley Jn - Kirkby - Rainford Junction - Pemberton - (via Westwood Park line) - Hindley No.3 Jn - Hindley North - Crow Nest Jn - Dobbs Brow Jn - Atherton - Brindle Heath Jn - Windsor Bridge - Manchester Exchange - Manchester Victoria
48033 (2) Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Droylesden Jn - Denton Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Edgeley Jn - Northenden - Skelton Jn - Deansgate Jn - Hartford CLC Jn - Hartford LNW Jn - Weaver Jn - Runcorn - Ditton Jn - Edge Hill - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) Advertising leaflet gave the booked tour traction as a class 9F throughout.
(2) Banked to Miles Platting by 73069.


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.

Source : John Broderick

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick & David Wignall)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Liverpool Lime Street 10.50d 10.50
1.31 Edge Hill 10/55 10/56
5.60 Allerton Jn 11/00 11/06
6.78 Hunts Cross 11/02 11/12
15.59 Sankey 11p14a ~ 11p23d 11.25 ~ 11.33
17.14 Sankey Jn 11/26 11/39
19.31 Padgate Jn 11/29 11/46
24.23 Glazebrook East Jn 11/37 11/55
31.29 Trafford Park Jn 11/46 12/06
31.72 Throstle Nest South Jn 11/48 12/09
33.26 Chorlton Jn 11/52 12/15
38.68 Hyde Road 12/02 12/28
40.72 Ashburys 12/08 12/34
41.71 Ancoats Jn 12/10 12/35
43.35 Miles Platting 12/18 12/42
45.13 Manchester Victoria 12.23a ~ 12.28d 12.47 ~ 13.08
45.68 Manchester Exchange 12w30a ~ 12w35d 13/10
58.09 Kenyon Junction 12/54 13/33
62.18 Earlestown 13L04a ~ 13L14d 13.40 ~ 13.52
74.29 Olive Mount 13/34 14/23
79.14 Bootle Jn 13/52 14/40
80.30 Marsh Lane Jn 13/55 14/44
83.68 Fazakerley Jn 14/07 14/54
90.21 Rainford Jn 14/14 15/03
95.46 Pemberton Jn 14/21 15/17
99.42 Hindley 14p31a ~ 14p40d 15.27 ~ 15.33
100.02 Crow Nest Jn 14/41 15/36
101.15 Dobbs Brow Jn 14/43 15/40
? Manchester Exchange ? 16.08a ~ 16.10d
114.61 Manchester Victoria 15L01a ~ 15L06d 16.12 ~ 16.27
116.39 Miles Platting 15/11 16/33
119.56 Droylesden Jn 15/17 16/40
121.30 Denton Jn 15/21 16/45
123.62 Heaton Norris 15/28 16/51
124.70 Edgeley Jn 15/32 16/59
128.64 Northenden 15/40 17/06
132.19 Skelton Jn 15/47 17/12
132.46 Deansgate Jn 15/50 17/14
148.64 Hartford CLC Jn 16/21 17/52
149.34 Hartford LNW Jn 16/24 17/54
153.02 Weaver Jn 16/28 18/00
159.23 Runcorn 16.38a ~ 16.39d 18.13 ~ 18.17
161.55 Ditton Jn 16/43 18/20
170.74 Edge Hill 16/56 18/32
172.25 Liverpool Lime Street 17.00a 18.36


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