30th September 1990

Great Western Society Railtours
The
Thames-Eden Express

Locos Used at least steam: 71000 'Duke of Gloucester'

Route :

Loco(s) Route
AC electric? London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe
diesel Crewe - Chester - Chester North Jn
diesel (1) Chester North Jn - Chester South Jn
diesel Chester South Jn - Chester - Mickle Trafford - Helsby - Frodsham - Acton Grange Jn - (via WCML) - Carlisle
71000 Carlisle - Petteril Bridge Jn - (via S&C) - Settle Jn - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Daisyfield Jn - Blackburn
diesel Blackburn - Bamber Bridge - Farington Jn - (via WCML) - Crewe
AC electric? Crewe - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Loco(s) propelling. It is assumed that engineering work on the WCML between Crewe and Warrington was responsible for the diversion via Chester and the use of all three sides of the triangle at Chester was simply a way to avoid running the loco(s) round at Chester.
(2) Route & traction confirmation required - above is from booked timings.

Source : John Broderick

Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Euston 07.50 [FL] 22.49a
West London Jn 07/56 22/41
Harrow & Wealdstone 08/00 22/37
Watford Junction 08.05a ~ 08.06d 22.21a ~ 22.22d
Tring 08/16 22/12
Bletchley 08/36 22/02
Milton Keynes Central 08.36a ~ 08.40d 21.57a ~ 21.58d
Hanslope Jn 08/56 21/52
Weedon 09/04 21/44
Rugby 09/22 21/36
Nuneaton 09.31a ~ 09.32d 21.22a ~ 21.23d
Tamworth LL 09/40 21/13
Lichfield TV LL 09/44 21/09
Armitage 09/47 21/06
Colwich Jn 09/51 21/03
Milford Jn // Whitehouse Jn 09/52 21/00
Stafford 10.04a ~ 10.06d 20.56a ~ 20.58d
Norton Bridge 10/09 20/52
Madeley 10/16 20/46
Crewe 10L27a ~ 10L43d 20L28a ~ 20L38d

 

Location Booked
Crewe Steelworks 10/46
Beeston Castle 10/54
Chester 11/04
Chester North Jn 11.06 ~ 11.10
Chester South Jn 11.15 ~ 11.17
Chester 11/20
Mickle Trafford 11/26
Helsby 11/30
Frodsham 11/34
Acton Grange Jn 11/40
Warrington Bank Quay 11/43
Winwick Jn 11/45
Springs Branch Jn 11/51
Wigan North Western 11/52
Balshaw Lane 11/58
Euxton Jn 12/05 [SL]
Preston 12/12
Lancaster 12/38
Carnforth 12/43
Oxenholme 13/02
Tebay 13/14
Penrith 13/29
Carlisle 13L52a ~ 14L30d
Petteril Bridge Jn 14/34
Appleby 15w14a ~ 15w54d
Kirkby Stephen 16/14
Garsdale 16.50 ~ 16.51
Blea Moor 17/14
Ribblehead 17p29a ~ 17p51d
Settle Jn 18/16
Hellifield 18/23
Clitheroe 18/39
Daisyfield Jn 18/58
Blackburn 18L59 ~ 19L26
Cherry Tree 19/29
Bamber Bridge 19/35
Farington Jn 19/43
Euxton Jn 19/49
Balshaw Lane 19/50
Wigan North Western 19/56
Springs Branch Jn 19/57
Winwick Jn 20/02
Warrington Bank Quay 20/05
Acton Grange Jn 20/07
Weaver Jn 20/12
Winsford 20/17

Timings continue in first table.

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