21st September 1991

Institution of Mining Engineers
North West Railtour

Locos Used 37706 & 47479

Route :

Loco(s) Route
47479 (1) Crewe - Winwick Jn - Earlestown South Jn - Earlestown West Jn
37706 (2) Earlestown West Jn - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Hartford LNW Jn - Hartford CLC Jn - Greenbank South Jn - Hartford North Jn - ICI Winnington
47479 (1) ICI Winnington - Hartford North Jn - Hartford East Jn - Deansgate Jn - Skelton Jn - Northenden Jn - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly
37706 (2) Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Chapel-en-le-Frith - Buxton Signalbox - Briggs Sidings (Hindlow)
47479 (1) Briggs Sidings (Hindlow) - Buxton Access Road
37706 (2) Buxton Access Road - Buxton
47479 (1) Buxton - Chapel-en-le-Frith - Stockport - Denton - Ashton Moss North Jn - Manchester Victoria - Parkside Jn - Golborne Jn - Wigan North Western
37706 (2) Wigan North Western - Haydock Branch Jn - Ashton-in-Makerfield
47479 (1) Ashton-in-Makerfield - Kelbit Sidings
37706 (2) Kelbit Sidings - Ashton-in-Makerfield
47479 (1) Ashton-in-Makerfield Haydock Branch Jn - Springs Branch Jn
37706 (2) Springs Branch Jn - Bickershaw Colliery
47479 (1) Bickershaw Colliery - Springs Branch Jn
37706 (2) Springs Branch Jn - Golborne Jn - Parkside West Jn - Newton-le-Willows
47479 (1) Newton-le-Willows - Parkside Colliery
37706 (2) Parkside Colliery - St Helens Junction - Edge Hill
47479 (1) Edge Hill - Allerton East Jn - Garston Jn - Church Road Jn
37706 (2) Church Road Jn Speke Jn - Ditton Jn - Fiddlers Ferry Signalbox
47479 (1) Fiddlers Ferry Signalbox - Fiddlers Ferry Power Station Loop - Warrington Bank Quay (Low Level) - Latchford Sidings
37706 (2) Latchford Sidings - Arpley Jn - Walton Old Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 37706 on rear.
(2) 47479 on rear.

Source : Richard Hughes
(Boarded at Warrington, left at Crewe. Damn, missed one reversal!)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Howard Harrison)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 Crewe 07.43d 07.42
24 Warrington Bank Quay ? 08.08a ~ 08.10d
29 Earlestown West Jn 08.17a ~ 08.21d 08.25 ~ 08.26
29 Earlestown South Jn 08/23 08/28
34 Warrington Bank Quay 08.29a ~ 08.30d 09.37 ~ 08.38
45 Hartford LNW Jn ? 08/57
47 Hartford West Jn 08/52 09/02
48 ICI Winnington 09.20a ~ 09.25d 09.31 ~ 09.36
50 Hartford East Jn 09/53 09/49
56 Knutsford 10/05 10/01
64 Skelton Jn 10/20 10/15
70 Stockport 10/33 10.29a ~ 10.35d
76 Manchester Piccadilly 10.41a ~ 10.47d 10.49 ~ 10.52
82 Stockport 10/57 11/03
101 Buxton SB 11/36 11/41
106 Briggs Sidings (Hindlow) 12/01 12/11
112 Buxton (SLAR) 12.13a ~ 12.17d 12.30 ~ 12.31
112 Buxton 12.20a ~ 12.40d 12.34 ~ 12.39
132 Stockport 13/12 13.14a ~ 13.24d
137 Denton Jn 13/20 13/34
139 Ashton Moss North Jn 13/26 13/44
145 Manchester Victoria 13/43 13.54a ~ 13.58d
160 Lowton Jn 14/06 14/23
166 Wigan North Western 14.19a ~ 14.25d 14.41 ~ 14.47
170 Haydock Branch Jn 14/36 14/55
171 Ashton in Makerfield 14.39a ~ ??.??d 15.02 ~ ??.??
172 Kelbit Bitumen ??.??a ~ ??.??d 15.11 ~ 15.13
173 Ashton in Makerfield 14/57 15/17
174 Haydock Branch Jn 15/00 15/22
176 Springs Branch Jn 15.08a ~ 15.13d 15.29 ~ 15.31
180 Bickershaw Colliery 15.33a ~ 15.38d 15.56 ~ 15.57
183 Springs Branch Jn 15.58a ~ 16.03d 16.19 ~ 16.22
189 Lowton Jn 16/17 16/38
189 Newton-le-Willows ? 16.45a ~ 16.47d
190 Parkside Colliery 16.35a ~ 16.39d 16.55 ~ 17.00
194 St Helens Junction 16/52 17/12
205 Edge Hill 17.13a ~ 17.20d 17.30 ~ 17.34
210 Garston East Jn 17/30 17/43
211 Church Road SB 17.32a ~ 17.36d 17.46 ~ 17.49
212 Speke Jn 17/40 17.54a ~ 18.01d
216 Ditton Jn No.1 SB 17/45 18/11
220 Fiddlers Ferry SB 18.02a ~ 18.20d ?
? Fiddlers Ferry Power Station 18.03a ~ 18.20d ?
223 Fiddlers Ferry SB ? 18/54
226 Arpley Jn ? 19/04
227 Latchford Sidings 18.32a ~ 18.37d 19.08 ~ 19.09
228 Walton Old Jn 19/43 19/18
251 Crewe 19.14a 19.48


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