4th September 1982

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
Blue Train Railtour

Units Used 303066 & 303067

Route : 1T12 throughout

EMUs Route
as listed London Euston - Watford Junction - Bletchley - Weedon - Rugby - Nuneaton - Tamworth - Stafford - Basford Hall Jn - Salop Goods Jn - Coal Yard Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Earlestown - Wigan North Western
as listed Wigan North Western -  Earlestown - Warrington Bank Quay - Coal Yard Jn - Salop Goods Jn - Gresty Lane Jn
as listed Gresty Lane Jn - Salop Goods Jn - Sydney Bridge Jn - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Styal - Piccadilly - Altringham
as listed Altringham - Manchester Oxford Road
as listed Manchester Oxford Road - Manchester United Platform
as listed Manchester United Platform - Oxford Road - Piccadilly - Stockport - Stoke - Stafford - Wolverhampton
as listed Wolverhampton - Oxley Sidings
as listed Oxley Sidings - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Walsall
as listed Walsall - Bescot - Aston - Stechford - Coventry - Rugby - (reverse of outward route) - Camden Jn - (via ECS line) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) This Scottish Region stock was most unfamiliar to the southern end of the WCML. The use of the sliding door stock allowed the use of the 'Up Empty Carriage Line' & 'Engine Line No.1' from Camden Jn on the return leg.


The train, at the Manchester United Platform (photo: Alan Holmewood)

Sources : David Hills, Stew Robertson, Greg Beecroft, Kevin Driscoll & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft, Kevin Driscoll &
LASERman)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 08.12d [DDL] 08.13   20.53a 21.03
Camden Jn 08/16 [FL] 08/19   20/45 [UECL] 20/55
Willesden Junction 08/20 08/24   20/42 20/49
Watford Junction 08.31a ~ 08.32d 08.35 ~ 08.36   20.31a ~ ??.??d [SL] 20.36 ~ 20.37
Tring 08/46 08/48   20/17 20/24
Bletchley 08/58 [SL] 09/02   20/04 20/12
Milton Keynes Central 09.04a ~ 09.05d 09.05 ~ 09.06   20.02a ~ ??.??d 20/08 ~ 20/09
Hanslope Jn 09/13 09/15   19/57 20/02
Weedon 09/25 09/26   19/49 19/52
Rugby 09.38a ~ 09.39d 09.38 ~ 09.40   19.34a ~ ??.??d 19.38 ~ 19.40

 

Location Booked Actual
Nuneaton 09/54 [SL] 09/55
Tamworth 10/06 10/09
Lichfield 10/11 10/16
Armitage 10/15 10/20
Colwich 10/20 10/25
Milford 10/22 10/26
Stafford 10/28 [SL] 10/31
Norton Bridge 10/32 10/35
Madeley 10/42 10/44
Basford Hall Jn 10/51 [IL] 10/53
Sorting Sidings North 10.55a ~ 10.57d 10.56 ~ 10.58
Crewe Coal Yard 11/01 [FL] 11/05
Winsford 11/08 11/13
Weaver Jn 11/15 11/19
Acton Grange Jn 11/19 11/24
Warrington Bank Quay 11/20 [SL] 11/26
Winwick Jn 11/25 11/29
Earlestown 11/28 11/32
Golborne Jn 11/32 11/38
Springs Branch Jn 11/38 11/43
Wigan North Western 11.40a ~ 12.10d 11.46 ~ 12.11
Springs Branch Jn 12/13 12/15
Golborne Jn 12/18 12/20
Earlestown 12/22 12/27
Winwick Jn 12/25 12/30
Warrington Bank Quay 12/29 [OL] 12/35
Acton Grange Jn 12/40 12/41
Weaver Jn 12/45 12/47
Winsford 12/52 12/54
Crewe Coal Yard 12/59 13/01
Gresty Lane No.1 13.03 ~ 13.29 [IL] 13.07 ~ 13.14
Sydney Bridge Jn 13/33 [SL] 13/20
Sandbach 13/38 13/26
Alderley Edge 13/53 ?
Wilmslow 13.55a ~ 14.06d 13.40 ~ 13.52
Mauldeth Road 14/14 14/01
Slade Lane Jn 14/16 14/03
Manchester Piccadilly 14.19a ~ 14.24d 14.11 ~ 14.12
Manchester Oxford Road 14/25 14.13 ~ 14.17
Cornbrook Jn 14/28 14/19
Sale 14/34 14/23
Altrincham 14.43a ~ 15.00d 14.28 ~ 15.02
Sale 15/05 15/06
Cornbrook Jn 15/15 15/10
Manchester Oxford Road 15.18a ~ 15.26d 15.13 ~ 15.23
Cornbrook Jn 15/29 15/26
Football Ground Halt 15.32a ~ 15.47d 15.29 ~ 15.46
Cornbrook Jn 15/50 15/48
Manchester Oxford Road 15/53 15/51
Manchester Piccadilly 15/55 [SL] 15/53
Slade Lane Jn 16/00 15/57
Heaton Norris Jn 16/03 16/00
Stockport 16/04 16/02
Edgeley Jn 16/06 16/04
Hazel Grove 16.15a ~ 16.25d 16.09 ~ 16.24
Edgeley Jn 16/32 16/28
Stockport 16.35a ~ 16.45d 16.32 ~ 16.44
Edgeley Jn 16/47 16/46
Cheadle Hulme 16/49 16/49
Macclesfield 17/02 17/04
Kidsgrove 17/14 17/16
Etruria 17/19 17/22
Stoke-on-Trent 17/21 17/24
Stoke Jn 17/27 17/25
Stone 17/34 17/32
Norton Bridge 17/39 17/37
Stafford 17/48 17/44
Wolverhampton 18.08a ~ 18.14d 18.00 ~ 18.14
Oxley Sidings DGL 18.19a ~ 18.27d 18.18 ~ 18.25
Wolverhampton 18/32 18.31 ~ 18.32
Portobello Jn 18/37 18/37
Darlaston Jn 18/41 18/42
Pleck Jn 18/45 18/44
Walsall 18.47a ~ 18.52d 18.48 ~ 18.56
Pleck Jn 18/54 18/58
Bescot 18/55 19/00
Perry Barr North Jn 19/00 19/06
Aston 19/03 19/11
Stechford 19/09 19/15
Coventry 19/21 19/28

Timings continue in first table.

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