14th January 1978

D.A.A. Railtour Society
Merseyside Express

Locos Used 24082 & 24133
Stock Used mark 1: 4xSO, BSK, CK, 4xSO

Route : 1T41 throughout

Locos Route
24082 + 24133 London St Pancras Bedford Station (via MML) Wigston South Nuneaton Water Orton (via Sutton Park line) Walsall Portobello Jn Wolverhampton Wellington Shrewsbury Wrexham Chester Helsby Halton Jn Runcorn Liverpool Lime Street
24133 + 24082 Liverpool Lime Street Runcorn Weaver Jn Crewe  - Alsager - Stoke-on-Trent Uttoxeter Stenson Jn Sheet Stores Jn Loughborough Leicester (via MML) London St Pancras

Notes :
(1) Alan Osborn has this recorded as a tour to mark the last class 24 on a London passenger train.

Sources : Andy Pullar, Clive Barlow & Adrian Brown

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Clive Barlow, Adrian Brown & Alan Osborn)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
St Pancras 09.00d ML 08.59   21.25a 21.21
Finchley Road 09/08 09/06   21/18 ?
Hendon 09/14 09/11   21/12 21/11
St Albans 09/30 09/30   20/59 21/00
Harpenden Jn 09/36 [FL] 09/38   ? ?
Luton 09.44a ~ 09.46d 09.46 ~ 09.52   20.46a ~ 20.48d 20.49 ~ 20.51
Flitwick 09/58 10/03   20/35 20/39
Kempston Road Jn 10/05 [SL] 10/15   20/23 [FL] 20/27
Bedford 10.08a ~ 10.10d 10.17 ~ 10.19   20.19a ~ 20.21d 20.23 ~ 20.24
Bedford North Jn 10/11 ?   20/18 [SL] ?
Sharnbrook 10/20 10/26   20/11 ?
Wellingborough 10/30 10/34   20/01 20/06
Kettering 10.36a ~ 10.37d 10.41 ~ 10.42   19.52a ~ 19.54d 19.57 ~ 20.00
Desborough North Jn 10/46 10/50   19/46 ?
Market Harborough 10/50 10/55   19/40 19/45
Kibworth 10/56 11/00   19/35 ?

 

Location Booked Actual
Wigston South Jn 11c06a ~ 11c08d 11/07
Narborough 11/13 11/12
Hinckley 11/21 11/22
Nuneaton Midland Jn 11/24 11/26
Nuneaton 11.26a ~ 11.28d 11.29 ~ 11.33
Abbey Jn 11/31 11/34
Whitacre Jn 11/48 11/50
Water Orton West Jn 11/54 11/57
Park Lane Jn 11/57 11/59
Ryecroft Jn 12/07 12/15
Walsall 12.10a ~ 12.12d 12.18 ~ 12.20
Pleck Jn 12/14 12/24
Darlaston Jn 12/17 12/25
Portobello Jn 12/21 12/30
Wolverhampton 12c27a ~ 12c29d 12.36 ~ 12.38
Cosford 12/41 12/47
Wellington 12/52 12/58
Shrewsbury 13/06 13/10
Gobowen 13/31 13/30
Ruabon 13p40a ~ 13p50d 13.38 ~ 13.49
Wrexham General 13/55 13/55
Rossett 14/03 14/01
Chester 14c16a ~ 14c28d 14.11 ~ 14.20
Mickle Trafford Jn 14/33 14/28
Helsby 14/37 14/36
Frodsham Jn 14/42 14/43
Halton Jn 14/47 14/47
Ditton 14/52 14/51
Speke Jn 14/56 14/56
Wavertree Jn 15/06 15/03
Edge Hill 15/08 15/04
Liverpool Lime Street 15.14a ~ 16.48d [FL] 15.08 ~ 16.55
Edge Hill 16/54 16/59
Wavertree Jn 16/57 ?
Speke Jn 17/01 ?
Ditton Jn 17/05 17/08
Halton Jn 17/09 17/12
Weaver Jn 17/13 ?
Winsford 17/20 17/24
Coppenhall Jn 17/28 ?
Crewe 17.32a ~ 17.35d 17.33 ~ 17.38
Kidsgrove 17/51 17/52
Etruria 17/58 17/59
Stoke-on-Trent 18/01 18/01
Stoke Jn 18/03 18/03
Creswell 18/13 18/12
Uttoxeter 18/26 18/25
Tutbury 18/32 ?
North Stafford Jn 18/42 18/38
Stenson Jn 18/43 18/40
Lock Lane Crossing 18c56a ~ 18c57d 18.56 ~ 18.58
Sheet Stores Jn 19/00 19/01
Trent Jn 19/02 19/02
Loughborough 19/08 19/11
Syston South Jn 19/15 ?
Leicester 19.20a ~ 19.22d 19.26 ~ 19.29
Wigston North Jn 19/28 ?

Timings continue in first table.

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