29th April 1978

D.A.A./D.E.G.
The North West Rambler

Locos Used 40170, 40185 & 84001

Route : 1L03 throughout

Loco Route
84001 London Euston - Northampton - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Basford Hall North
40185 Basford Hall North - Salop Goods Jn - Crewe Steel Works - Chester - Hooton
40185 Hooton - Helsby - Warrington Bank Quay - Earlstown - Liverpool Lime Street
40170 Liverpool Lime Street - Warrington Central - Glazebrook - Trafford Park - Fallowfield - Gorton - Ashburys - Brewery Sidings - Oldham - Rochdale - Moston Park - Ashton Moss North Jn - Ashton Moss South Jn - Guide Bridge - Woodley - Stockport Tiviot Dale - Northenden Jn - Altrincham - Northwich - Sandbach - Crewe
84001 Crewe - Bushbury Jn - Wednesfield Heath
84001 (1) Wednesfield Heath - Bushbury Jn
84001 Bushbury Jn - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Bescot - Aston - Stechford - Rugby - Weedon - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Propelling move.

Sources : Trevor Cockram (on the train throughout), David Harlott, Andy Pullar & Harry Harper

Timings (Actual Only)
(from Adrian Brown)

Location Actual (out) Actual (rtn)
Euston 09.16d ?
Willesden 09/24 ?
Wembley Central 09/25 ?
Harrow & Wealdstone 09/27 ?
Watford Junction 09.32a ~ 09.33d 22.38a ~ 22.40d
Tring 09/44 22/37
Bletchley 09/54 22/18
Northampton 10.10a ~ 10.11d -
Weedon - ?
Rugby 10/35 21.50a ~ 21.54d
Coventry 10/44 21/39
Birmingham International 10.55a ~ 10.56d 21.29a ~ 21.32d
Stechford 11/02 21/25
Aston 11/08 21.17a ~ 21.18d
Perry Barr 11/10 21/11
Bescot 11/15 21/07

 

Location Actual
Bushbury Jn 11/25
Stafford 11/37
Norton Bridge 11/44
Sorting Sidings North 11/59
?Crewe? 12L04a ~ 12L30d
Chester 12/43
Hooton 12.58a ~ 13.26d
Ellesmere Port 13/32
Helsby 13/39
Frodsham Jn 13/44
Acton Grange Jn 13/49
Warrington Bank Quay 13.52a ~ 13.53d
Winwick Jn 13/58
Earlestown 14/02
St Helens Junction 14/06
Huyton 14/12
Edge Hill 14/19
Liverpool Lime Street 14L23a ~ 14L39d
Edge Hill 14/44
Allerton 14/50
Hunts Cross 14/53
Widnes 14/58
Warrington Central 15.08a ~ 15.19d
Glazebrook 15/28
Irlam 15/29
Urmston 15/32
Trafford Park 15/34
Levenshulme 15/50
Ashburys 15.58a ~ 16.10d
Philips Park No.1 16/17
Brewery Sidings 16/19
Failsworth 16/23
Oldham Werneth 16/28
Oldham Mumps 16/30
Shaw 16/34
Rochdale 16/41
Castleton 16/45
Brewery Sidings 16/53
Philips Park No.1 16/55
Ashton Moss North Jn 17/02
Ashton Moss South Jn 17/04
Crowthorne Jn 17/06
Guide Bridge 17.08a ~ 17.24d
Hyde North 17/28
Woodley Jn 17/32
Cheadle Jn 17/42
Skelton Jn 17/50
Deansgate Jn 17/54
Altrincham 18/07
Hale 18/09
Knutsford 18/18
Northwich 18.25a ~ 18.32d
Middlewich 18/45
Sandbach 18/54
Crewe 19L01a ~ 19L12d
Sorting Sidings North 19/15
Norton Bridge 19/31
Stafford 19.36a ~ 19.37d
Bushbury Jn 19/50
reversal point 19.55a ~ 20.32d
Bushbury Jn 20.51a ~ 20.51d
Portobello Jn 21/00

Timings continue in first table.

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