10th March 1984

L.C.G.B.
The Staffordshire Ranger

DMU Used 53974+59387+51934+51586+59583+51577

Route : 1L11 throughout

DMU Route
as listed Liverpool Lime Street - St Helens Junction - (1) Earlestown - Newton-le-Willows - Lowton Jn - Golborne Jn [Down Slow line]
as listed Golborne Jn - Lowton Jn - Newton-le-Willows - Earlestown - Earlestown West Jn - Earlestown D&UGL
as listed Earlestown D&UGL - (1) Earlestown West Jn - Earlestown South Jn - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Acton Grange Jn - Frodsham Jn - Helsby (2)
as listed Helsby - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn - Ditton Jn No.2
as listed Ditton Jn No.2 - Warrington Arpley - Latchford - Skelton Jn - Northenden Jn - Stockport
as listed Stockport - Altrincham - Northwich - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe - Kidsgrove - Etruria - Stoke-on-Trent - Leek Brook Jn
as listed Leek Brook Jn - Oakamoor
as listed Oakamoor - Cheddleton - Leek Brook Jn
as listed Leek Brook Jn - Stoke-on-Trent - Etruria - Kidsgrove - Crewe - Sandbach - Middlewich - Greenbank - Mouldsworth - West Cheshire Jn - Stanlow & Thornton
as listed Stanlow & Thornton - West Cheshire Jn - Helsy - Frodsham - Acton Grange Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - St Helens Junction - St Helens Shaw Street
as listed St Helens Shaw Street - Huyton - Liverpool Lime Street

Notes :
(1) Wrong route taken at Earlestown - should have taken the West Jn to South Jn Curve.
(2) Passengers had to detrain to allow the DMU to be shunted as the crossover was not fitted with a point lock.

Sources : Richard Hughes (Boarded the train at Liverpool, left at Warrington)
Andy Pullar & Dick Franklin

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft, Ian Umpleby & Dick Franklin)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Liverpool Lime Street 08.30d 08.30   18.50a ?
Edge Hill ? 08/34   ? ?
Huyton ? 08/39   ? ?
St Helens Shaw Street   18.22a ~ ??.??d ?
St Helens Junction ??.??a ~ 08.48d 08.45 ~ 08.48   18.14a ~ ??.??d ?
Earlestown ? 08/58      
Golborne Jn DIV [DS] ??.?? ~ ??.??      
Earlestown West Jn ? 09/38      
Winwick Jn ? 09/41      
Warrington Bank Quay ??.??a ~ 09.06d 09.46 ~ 09.52
[Up Helsby]
  17.58a ~ ??.??d 18.49 ~ ??.??
Acton Grange Jn ? 09/57   17.45a ~ ??.??d 18/45
Frodsham ??.??a ~ 09.18d 10.09 ~ 10.10   17.45a ~ ??.??d 18.32 ~ 18.33
Helsby ?DIV? 10.15 ~ 10.31  
Frodsham ? 10/35  
Halton Jn 09/37 10/42  
Ditton Jn 09/50 10.51 ~ 10.55  
Arpley 10/13 11/10  
Skelton Jn 10/33 11/29  
Stockport 10.53a ~ 10.57d 11.46 ~ 11.52  
Skelton Jn 11/15 12/10  
Altrincham 11/20 12/13  
Northwich ??.??a ~ 11.50d 12.29 ~ 12.31  
West Cheshire Jn   17/29 18/25
Stanlow & Thornton   ??.??a ~ 17.24d 18.15 ~ 18.20
West Cheshire Jn   17/13 18.09 ~ 18.09
Mouldsworth   17/06 17.59 ~ 17.59
Greenbank   16.51a ~ ??.??d 17.43 ~ 17.43
Sandbach ??.??a ~ 12.12d 12.50 ~ 12.51   16.25a ~ ??.??d 17.17 ~ 17.18
Crewe ?.??a ~ 12.12d 12.59 ~ 13.01   16.14a ~ ??.??d 17.05 ~ 17.09
Stoke-on-Trent ??.??a ~ 12.57d 13.26 ~ 13.29   15.50a ~ ??.??d 16.26 ~ 16.27
Stoke Jn 12/59 13/31   15/49 16/24
Milton Jn 13/11 13/45   15/33 16/08
Leek Brook Jn 13.29 ~ 13.38 13.56 ~ 14.10   15.06 ~ 15.12 15.44 ~ 15.47
Cheddleton 13/42 14.18 ~ 14.20   14.32a ~ 15.02d 15.08 ~ 15.36
Oakamoor 14.04a 14.45   14.10d 14.48

Outward timing at Cheddleton was shown on the timing sheet as a set-down
 at 13.34 which is in error, 13/42 as given above was as shown in the STN.

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