14th May 1983

Hertfordshire Railtours
Amlwch Pioneer

Locos Used 25086, 25200, 40034 (5), 40058, 86231 & 86329
Stock Used 4925+4956+4891+4873+16163+1706+16156+35454+5003+4958+4950+4993

Route : 1Z10 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86329 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe
40058 Crewe - Chester - Bangor - Gaerwen Jn
40058 shunt to up line at Gaerwen Jn
40058 (1) Gaerwen Jn - Amlwch (3)
40034 (2) Amlwch - Gaerwen Jn
40034 Gaerwen Jn - Bangor - Chester No.6 - Chester No.5 - Hooton - Rock Ferry Excursion Platform
25086+25200 Rock Ferry Excursion Platform - Hooton - Chester No.5 - Chester No.6 - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury - Abbey Foregate Jn (4)
25086+25200 Abbey Foregate Jn - propel onto Abbey Foregate Curve "Down Line"
25086+25200 Abbey Foregate Curve "Down Line" - (via Down Line) - Allscott (return to Up Line) - Wellington - Telford - Cosford - Wolverhampton
86231 Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Soho North Jn - Perry Barr South Jn - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Notes:
(1) 40034 on rear.
(2) 40058 on rear.
(3) Dave Cook comments: this railtour only reached as far as the level crossing over the A5025 in Amlwch.
(4) Wrong line running Abbey Foregate Jn to Allscott. Down line accessed by setting back onto Abbey Foregate Curve clear of the junction signals.
(5) Originally uploaded as 40035 in error - independently confirmed by David Ingham & Chris Wall as 40034.


40034 approaches Roodee Jn at Chester (photo: David Ingham)

Sources : Andy Pullar, David Ingham, Chris Wall, Mike Tetlow & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Euston 07.28d 07.28   21.30a 22.09
Willesden 07/35 07/38   21/22 21/57
Watford Junction 07.44a ~ 07.45d 07.48 ~ 07.49   21.07a ~ 21.08d 21.41 ~ 21.43
Tring 07/56 08/00   20/56 21/28
Bletchley 08.07a ~ 08.08d 08.11 ~ 08.11   20.37a ~ 20.38d 21.13 ~ 21.14
Hanslope Jn 08/16 08/24   20/26 21/02
Weedon 08/25 08/32   20/17 20/54
Rugby 08.38a ~ 08.39d 08.42 ~ 08.45   20.05a ~ 20.06d 20.41 ~ 20.43

 

Location Booked Actual
Nuneaton 08/51 08/57
Tamworth 09/00 09/05
Lichfield TV 09/04 09/08
Armitage 09/08 09/12
Colwich 09/12 09/16
Milford 09/13 09/18
Stafford 09/23 09/22
Norton Bridge 09/27 09/26
Madeley 09/36 09/33
Crewe 09L48a ~ 10L03d 09.46 ~ 10.02
Steel Works 10/07 10/06
Beeston Castle 10/16 10/16
Chester 10/27 10/30
Mold Jn 10/33 10/36
Holywell Jn 10/44 10/51
Rhyl 10/55 11/04
Llandudno Junction 11.08a ~ 11.10d 11.25 ~ 11.26
Bangor 11/26 11/46
Gaerwen (down side) 11.38a ~ 11.46d 11.56 ~ 12.01
Gaerwen (up side) 11.50a ~ 11.58d 12.05 ~ 12.12
Amlwch 13.05a ~ 13.30d 13.09 ~ 13.46
Gaerwen (up side) 14.30a ~ 14.40d 14.52 ~ 14.53
Bangor 14/50 15/04
Llandudno Junction 15.05a ~ 15.20d 15.21 ~ 15.23
Rhyl 15/35 15/43
Holywell Jn 15/48 15/54
Mold Jn 15/59 16/09
Chester No.6 16/03 16/14
Chester No.5 16/05 16/15
Hooton 16/16 16/28
Rock Ferry 16L25a ~ 16L50d 16.41 ~ 16.55
Hooton 17/00 17/08
Chester No.5 17/12 17/20
Chester No.6 17.15a ~ 17.17d 17.21 ~ 17.23
Saltney Jn 17/20 17/27
Rossett 17/30 17/34
Wrexham General 17/38 17/41
Ruabon 17/44 17/50
Gobowen 17/52 17/58
Shrewsbury 18.15a ~ 18.17d 18.25 ~ 18.25
Wellington 18/29 19/06
Cosford 18/39 19/16
Wolverhampton 18.53a ~ 19.07d 19.27 ~ 19.40
Dudley Port 19/13 19/48
Soho North Jn 19/19 19/54
Soho East Jn 19/20 19/55
Perry Barr West Jn 19/23 20/00
Perry Barr South Jn 19/25 20/01
Aston 19/28 20/05
Stechford 19/37 20/12
Birmingham International 19/43 20/16
Coventry 19/55 20/24

Timings continue in first table.

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