15th July 1978

Branch Line Society
Hereford Railtour

DMU Used 3-car set & ??? (1)

Route : 1Z19 throughout

DMU Route
3-car set as listed Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Cheadle Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Latchford - Warrington Arpley - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Weaver Jn - Hartford LNW Jn - Hartford CLC Jn - Greenbank - Middlewich - Sandbach - Sydney Bridge Jn - Basford Hall Sorting Sidings North - (via Up Fast Independent) - Stafford - Rugeley North Jn - Cannock - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Dudley Port Low Level - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Worcester Foregate Street - Ledbury - Hereford (1)
combined sets as listed Hereford - Hereford South
combined sets as listed Hereford South - Hereford - Barrs Court Jn
combined sets as listed Barrs Court Jn - Barrs Court Yard
combined sets as listed Barrs Court Yard - Barton Curve - Barton Goods
combined sets as listed Barton Goods - Barton Jn - Moorfields Jn - Yazor's Siding (2)
combined sets as listed Yazor's Siding - Moorfields Jn - Barton Curve - Henry Wiggin's Siding (3)
combined sets as listed Henry Wiggin's Siding - Barton Goods
combined sets as listed Barton Goods - Yazor's Siding
combined sets as listed Yazor's Siding - Barton Curve - Barrs Court Yard
combined sets as listed Barrs Court Yard - Barrs Court Jn
combined sets as listed Barrs Court Jn - Brecon Curve Jn
3-car set as listed Brecon Curve Jn - Craven Arms - English Bridge Jn - Abbey Foregate Jn - Wellington - Wolverhampton
3-car set as listed Wolverhampton - Stafford - Crewe - Sandbach - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
(1) Upon arrival at Hereford the stock from a RCTS tour from Nottingham (details required of this) was added for the mini-tour of the Hereford area - confirmation of where it was dropped off (is assumed to be
Brecon Curve Jn as indicated above). The ticket letter mentioned departure from Hereford homewards at 17.20 but according to Ian Umpleby the train reversed at Brecon Curve Jn and not the station.
(2) Onto straight of new siding beyond curve off Brecon line formation, for visit to Bulmers Steam Centre.
(3) Almost to gate on Henry Wiggin's Siding.

Sources : Kevin Driscoll & Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll & Ian Umpleby)

M.C
Location Booked Actual
0.00
Manchester Piccadilly 09.39d 09.37

2.25

Slade Lane Jn 09/43 09/41
5.70
Stockport 09.47a ~ 09.48d 09.46 ~ 09.48

6.12

Edgeley Jn 09/50 09/49
7.11
Cheadle Jn ? ?
10.01
Northenden Jn 09/58 09/57
13.43
Skelton Jn 10/03 10/03
19.69
Lymm ? ?
23.40
Latchford ? ?
24.48
Warrington Arpley ? ?

24.56

Arpley Jn 10/20 10.23 ~ 10.23

25.47

Walton Old Jn 10/25 10/26

26.54

Acton Grange Jn 10/28 10/31

32.52

Weaver Jn 10/33 10/37

34.36

Acton Bridge 10/36 10/40
36.19
Hartford Jn 10/40 10/43
37.05
Hartford CLC Jn 10/42 10/45
37.68
Greenbank ? ?

39.18

Sandbach Jn West 10/47 10/50

39.47

Sandbach Jn South 10c49 ~ 10c53 10.51 ~ 10.58
44.39
Middlewich

11t01 ~ 11t02

11.06 ~ 11.06
48.13
Sandbach 11.10a ~ 11.12d 11.14 ~ 11.14

51.71

Sydney Bridge Jn 11/18 11/24
53.48
Basford Hall Sorting Sdgs North 11c26 ~ 11c35 11.28 ~ 11.36

?

Madeley 11/49 11/48

71.67

Norton Bridge 11/59 11/59
77.24
Stafford 12.04a ~ 12.08d 12.07 ~ 12.08

81.16

Milford 12/14 12/14
86.28
Rugeley Trent Valley 12/20 12/20
94.20
Hednesford 12/36 12/29

101.21

Ryecroft Jn 12/52 12/47
101.63
Walsall 12.54a ~ 12.56d 12.59 ~ 12.56
102.52
Pleck Jn 12/58 12/58

104.71

Wednesbury 13/01 13/02
106.73
Dudley Port Low Level ? ?

108.26

Dudley 13/06 13/08
114.15
Stourbridge Junction 13c17 ~ 13c19 13.19 ~ 13.20
120.78
Kidderminster 13/25 13/29

124.44

Hartlebury 13/29 13/31
130.27
Droitwich Spa ? 13/37
136.18
Worcester Foregate Street ? 13/47

145.18

Malvern Wells ? 13/59
151.11
Ledbury ? 14/06
164.74
Hereford 14.26a ~ ??.??d 14.28 ~ 14.41
165.14
Hereford South ? ~ ? 14.42 ~ 14.43

165.34

Hereford ? 14/44
166.09
Barrs Court Jn ? ~ ? 14.45 ~ 14.49
166.14
Barrs Court Yard ? ?

166.33

Brecon Curve Jn ? 14.51 ~ 14.52
166.64
Barton Curve ? ?

167.09

Barton Jn ? 14.56 ~ 14.59

167.25

Moorfields Platform ? 15.01 ~ 15.06
167.45 Yazor's Siding (west of Moorfields Jn) ? 15.09 ~ 15.19
168.29 Henry Wiggin's Siding ? 15.23 ~ 15.30
168.61 Barton Jn ? 15.35 ~ 15.40
169.01 Moorfield Platform ??.??a ~ 16.55d 15.42 ~ 16.59
169.21 Moorfields Jn ? 17.00 ~ 17.04
169.57 Barton Curve ? 17/05
169.77 Brecon Curve Jn ? 17.08 ~ 17.28
200.57 Craven Arms 17/52 18/03
207.30 Church Stretton 18/05 18/18
219.62 Sutton Bridge Jn

18/16

18/29

220.44 Abbey Foregate Jn 18c19 ~ 18c21 18/32
230.21 Wellington 18/33 18/42
249.68 Wolverhampton 18.58a ~ 19.09d 19.02 ~ 19.09
265.13 Stafford 19.27a ~ 19.28d 19.24 ~ 19.25
270.50 Norton Bridge 19/35 19/32
289.52 Crewe 19.55a ~ 19.58d 19.51 ~ 19.59
294.24 Sandbach 20.07a ~ 20.09d 20.06 ~ 20.06
308.23 Wilmslow 20/25 20/28
312.23 Cheadle Hulme 20/32 20/32
313.51 Stockport 20.35a ~ 20.37d 20.35 ~ 20.35
320.41 Manchester Piccadilly 20.46a 20.43


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