30th November 1991

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Peak Explorer

Locos Used 31248, 31420, 37425 & 86419
Stock Used 4994+4992+4876+4873+5215+5140+13447+9382+5003

Route : 1T07 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86419 Euston - (WCML via Weedon) - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International
31248 (1) Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Bar North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Bescot Curve Jn - Wednesbury Town Jn - Bilston
31420 Bilston - Wednesbury Town Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Hednesford - Rugeley - Colwich Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Stone - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Macclesfield - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly
37425 (1) Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Disley - Buxton No.1 Sidings - Hindlow
31420 (2) Hindlow - Buxton Run-Round Sidings
37425 (1) Buxton Run-Round Sidings - Buxton
31420 Buxton - Disley - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly
86419 Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Wilmslow - Crewe - Stafford - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Bescot Stadium - (reverse of outward route) - Euston

Notes :
(1) 31420 on rear.
(2) 37425 on rear.


31420 during a pause at Stockport (photo: Gary Thornton)

All my photos from this trip can be found in this album on my Flickr Website

Sources : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Milton Keynes Central) & Alan Sheppard

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Addison & Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Euston 07.45d ?   2049a ? 462.44
5365 Willesden Jn 07/51 ?   20/41 ? 456.59
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 07/55 ?   20/37 ? 451.14
17.35 Watford Jn 08.00a ~ 08.01d ?   20.18 ~ 20.19 ? 445.09
31.53 Tring 08/11 ?   20/08 ? 430.71
46.46 Bletchley 08/21 ?   19/59 ? 415.78
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 08.24a  ~ 08.25d 08.45 ~ 08.47   19.54  ~ 19.55 19.44 ~ ??.?? 412.59
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/31 08/53   19/49 ? 405.77
69.56 Weedon 08/39 09/01   19/41 19/29 392.68
82.40 Rugby 08/59 09/08   19/33 19/20 380.04
93.79

Coventry

09/09 09/16   19/23 19/12 368.45
104.55 Birmingham International 09L13a  ~  09L18d 09.27  ~ 09.46   19.00 ~  9.10 19.00 ~ 19.02 357.69
109.08 Stechford 09/42 09/54   18/56 18/55 353.36
112.01 Aston 09/49 09/59   18/50 18/50 350.43
114.23 Perry Barr North Jn 09/53 10/02   18/44 18/45 348.21
118.60 Bescot Stadium 09/57 10/11   18/37 18/40 343.64
- Portobello Jn   18/33 18/35 339.47
- Bushbury Jn   18/30 18/33 336.79
119.20 Bescot Curve Jn 09/59 10/13  
120.66 Wednesbury Town Jn 10.06a  ~ 10.07d 10/17  
122.74 Bilston 10.22a  ~ 10.35d 1030  ~ 10.36  
125.02 Wednesbury Town Jn 10L56a  ~ 11L00d 10.47  ~ 10.53  
126.48 Bescot Curve Jn 11/07 10/57  
127.19 Pleck Jn 11/09 10/58  
128.04 Walsall 11/11 11/00  
128.54 Ryecroft Jn 11/13 11/02  
137.66 Hednesford 11/41 11/21  
143.26 Rugeley 12/00 11/35  
146.12 Colwich Jn 12/05 11/40  
148.35 Milford Jn 12/07 11/44  
152.47 Stafford 12/11 11/47   18/19 18/21 323.22
157.76 Norton Bridge 12/17 11/53   18/15 18/15 317.73
- Madeley Jn   18/08 18/09 306.71
- Crewe   18/00 18/02 298.65
- Sandbach   17/49 17/54 294.15
- Alderley Edge   17/39 17/45 281.44
- Wilmslow   17/37 17/44 280.00
161.52 Stone 12/26 12/01  
168.24 Stoke Jn 12/29 12/12  
168.60 Stoke-on-Trent 12/30 12/13  
175.11 Kidsgrove 12/38 12/22  
188.57 Macclesfield 12/55 12/35  
198.33 Cheadle Hulme 13/13 12/48   17/33 17/40 276.05
200.09 Edgeley Jn No1 13/16 12/50   17/31 17/38 274.29
200.54 Stockport 13.18a  ~ 13.23d 12.53  ~ 13.13   17/29 17/37 273.64
201.29 Heaton Norris Jn 13/25 13/15   17/28 17/36 273.09
204.19 Slade Lane Jn 13/34 13/22   17/26 17/34 270.19
206.44 Manchester Piccadilly 13L38a  ~ 13L52d 13.25~ 13.54   17L02a ~ 17L22d 17.19 ~ 17.29 267.74
208.69 Slade Lane Jn 13/56 13/56   16/58 17/15 265.49
211.59 Heaton Norris Jn 13/59 14/03   16/55 17/11 262.59
212.34 Stockport 14/01 14/05   16.49a ~ 16.53d 17.08 ~ 17.10 262.04
212.79 Edgeley Jn No1 14/02 14/06   16/48 17/04 261.39
213.61 Davenport 14/04 14/08  
215.19 Hazel Grove 14/06 14/11   16/43  16/58 259.19
219.02 Disley 14/13 14/18   16.39 16/54 255.36
221.61 Furness Vale 14/16 14/24   16/35 16/51 252.57
226.68 Chapel-en-le-Frith 14/25 14/33   16/29 16/33 247.50
231.67 Buxton No1 Jn 14.37a  ~ 14.52d 14.45 ~ 14.46  
236.57 Hindlow Briggs Sidings 15.22a  ~ 15.27d 15.07 ~ 15.29  
241.67 Buxton Run-Round Sidings 15.47a ~ 16.02d 15.47 ~ 16.08  
242.29 Buxton Station 16L05a 16.12   16L20d 16.30 242.29


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