20th May 1978

D1041 Preservation Society
The Mancunian

Locos Used 08670, 37244, 37285, 40109, 84010 & 86037
Stock Used 15897+4770+4757+4742+4768+35045+4760+4295

Route : 1Z78 throughout

Loco(s) Route
37244 + 37285 Cardiff Central - Bristol Parkway - Gloucester Yard Jn - Gloucester (2)
37244 + 37285 Gloucester - Barnwood Jn - Cheltenham Spa - Birmingham New Street
84010 Birmingham New Street - Basford Hall Jn - (via Independent Line) - Sydney Bridge Jn - Sandbach - Stockport
40109 Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Denton Jn - Crowthorn Jn - Ashton Moss South Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Park - Ashton Branch Sidings Jn - Brewery Sidings Jn - Newton Heath - Oldham - Rochdale - Newton Heath - Brewery Sidings Jn - Ashton Branch Sidings Jn - Beswick - Ashburys West Jn - Guide Bridge - Hyde Jn - Woodley Jn - Tiviot Dale - Skelton West Jn - Glazebrook East Jn
08670 Glazebrook shunt release
40109 Glazebrook - Flixton - Trafford Park - Chorlton-cum-Hardy - Reddish - Hyde Road Jn - Fairfield - Hyde North - Woodley - Romiley - New Mills Central - New Mills South Jn - Chinley
40109 Chinley - (via Goods Lines) - New Mills South Jn - Cheadle Jn - Skelton East Jn - Deansgate Jn - Navigation Road - Northwich - Sandbach Jn - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe
86037 Crewe - Birmingham New Street
37244 + 37285 Birmingham New Street - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester
37244 + 37285 Gloucester - Bristol Parkway - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required, particularly for class 37 legs. The routing after Birmingham was altered from that originally advertised ('for operational reasons' according to the ticket letter).
(2) Conflicting information received regarding the originally advertised reversal at Gloucester; it had been stated that, due to pathing difficulties, passengers from Gloucester were required to travel to Cheltenham Spa by service train using their tour tickets however Dean Tabor confirms he has photographic evidence the train did in fact run-round at Gloucester.

Sources : Pete Wilcox, courtesy of Jonathan Wilcox (on the tour throughout),
Stew Robertson, Dave Higson, LASERman & Dean Tabor

Photo Review


37244 & 37285 arriving into Cardiff to start the day (photo: Dean Tabor)


08670 does the business at Glazebrook (photo: Dean Tabor)


40109 running round at Chinley (photo: Dean Tabor)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll & Dick Franklin)

M.C.
Location Booked Actual
?
Cardiff Central 07.05d ?
?
Newport ??.??a ~ 07.21d ?
?
Bristol Parkway ??.??a ~ 07.48d ?
?
Gloucester ??.??a ~ ??.??d ?
?
Cheltenham Spa ??.??a ~ 08.35d ?
?
0.00
Birmingham New Street ??L??a ~ 09L36d ??.?? ~ 10.21
?
Wolverhampton ? 10/39
28.01
Stafford ? 10/52

?

Norton Bridge ? 10/57
51.62
Basford Hall Sorting Sidings North 10/42 11/11

?

Salop Goods Jn ? 11/16
53.32
Sydney Bridge Jn ? 11/19
?
Sandbach 10/48  

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Alderley Edge ? 11/33
77.46
Stockport 11L08 ~ 11L18 11.43 ~ 11.52

?

Heaton Norris Jn ? 11/55
82.35
Denton Jn ? 12/02
83.50
Crowthorn Jn ? 12/05
?
Ashton Moss South Jn 11/32 12/07
84.47
Ashton Moss North Jn 11/34 12/08
88.30
Philips Park No.1 11/40 12/13
88.54
Brewery Sidings 11/47 12/16
89.16
Thorpes Bridge Jn 11/49 12/17
?
Hollinwood 11/54 ?
?
Oldham 12/04 12/27
?
Rochdale East Jn 12/12 ?
101.52
Rochdale 12/15 12/41
?
Castleton East Jn 12/17 ?
109.69
Thorpes Bridge Jn 12/23 12/51
110.31
Brewery Sidings 12/25 12/53
110.55
Philips Park No.1 12/28 12/56
111.02
Philips Park No.2 12/29 12/57
112.68
Ashburys 12c44 13.02 ~ 13.03

?

Gorton ? 13/05
?
Guide Bridge 12/51 13/08
117.68
Hyde Jn 12/54 13/11
120.48
Woodley 13/04 13/17
?
Cheadle Jn 13/12 13/28
?
Northenden Jn 13/15 13/32
?
Skelton Jn 13/20 13/39
?
Partington Jn 13/26 ?
136.40
Glazebrook East Jn 13L32 13.55 ~ 14.06
136.52
Glazebrook (almost) 14L10 14.08 ~ 14.17
136.64
Glazebrook East Jn ?? ?
?
Flixton 14/15 ?
144.06
Trafford Park East Jn 14/20 14/30
?
Chorlton Jn 14/27 ?
?
Hyde Road Jn 14/35 14/44
152.50
Fairfield 14/46 14/47
?
Guide Bridge 14/48 14.52 ~ 14.53
155.36
Hyde Jn 14/50 14/56
?
Woodley 15/02 15/04

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??? (signal stop) ? 15.06 ~ 15.31
159.29
Romiley 15/05 15/33

 

Marple Wharf Jn ? 15/35
?
New Mills Central 15p12a ~ 15p22d 15.42 ~ 15.52
?
New Mills South Jn 15/25 15/55
168.20
Chinley 15.32 ~ 16.13 16.01 ~ 16.34
?
New Mills South Jn 16*xx ~ 16*34 16/38
180.53
Cheadle Jn 16/49 16/52
?
Northenden Jn 16/53 16/55
186.27
Skelton Jn 16/58 17/02
186.63
Deansgate Jn 17/00 17/03
?
Altrincham 17/03 17/06
?
Knutsford 17/13 17/13
?
Northwich 17/31 17.21 ~ 17.21
200.52
Sandbach Jn 17t33 ~ 17t35 ?
?
Middlewich 17/44 ?
209.27
Sandbach 17/53 17/39
213.75
Crewe 18L05 ~ 18L35 17.47 ~ 18.36
? Norton Bridge ? 18/51
? Stafford ? 18/56
? Wolverhampton ? 19/10
266.62
Birmingham New Street 19L30a ~ ??.??d 19.28 ~ ??.??
?
Cheltenham Spa 20.26a ~ ??.??d ?
?
Gloucester 20.37a ~ ??.??d ?
?
Bristol Parkway 21.25a ~ ??.??d ?
?
Newport 21.49a ~ ??.??d ?
?
Cardiff Central 22.07a ?


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