16th October 1993

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Mabinogion

Locos Used 37218, 37261, 47513 & 86245

Route : 1T30 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86245 London Euston - (WCML via Weedon) - Crewe
47513 (1) Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Gaerwen Jn - Amlwch
37218 + 37261 (2) Amlwch - Bangor - Rhyl - Chester South Jn - Chester North Jn - Hooton
47513 (3) Hooton - Ellesmere Port - Helsby - Frodsham Jn - Halton Jn - Runcorn - Ditton (4) - Allerton
37218 + 37261 Allerton - Ditton - Runcorn - Weaver Jn - Winsford - Crewe
86245 Crewe - (WCML via Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 37218 + 37261 on rear from Llandudno Junction.
(2) 47513 on rear.
(4) 37218 + 37261 on rear.
(4) should have dropped 47513 off at Ditton but was prevented from doing so by traction inspector (due to unsignalled move) so were to run to Liverpool Lime Street instead, but in the event 47513 was dropped at Allerton and we reversed there!


37261 & 3728 at Llandudno Junction (photo: Gary Thornton)

Source : Gary Thornton (joined/left train at Milton Keynes Central)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gary Thornton)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Euston 07.25d ?   21.58a ? 554.53
5.23 Willesden WL Jn 07/31 ?   21/44 ? 549.30
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 07/55 ?   21/17 ? 543.23
17.35 Watford Junction 08.00a ~ 08.01d ?   21.07a ~ 21.08d ? 537.18
31.53 Tring 08/11 ?   20/54 ? 523.00
38.16 Ledburn Jn 08/15 ?   20/50 ? 516.37
46.46 Bletchley 08/21 ?   20/45 ? 508.07
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 08.24a ~ 08.25d 08.26 ~ 08.29   20.40a ~ 20.41d 21.18 ~ ??.?? 504.68
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/31 08/34   20/35 ? 498.06
69.56 Weedon 08/39 ?   20/28 ? 484.77
82.40 Rugby 08/58 08/52   20/20 20/56 472.13
97.10 Nuneaton 09/07 09/01   20/09 20/46 457.43
110.12 Tamworth LL 09/15 09/10   20/01 20/38 444.41
116.23 Lichfield TV 09/19 09/14   19/57 20/33 438.30
127.08 Colwich Jn 09/26 09/21   19/54 ? 427.45
133.43 Stafford 09/30 09/27   19/50 20/15 421.10
138.72 Norton Bridge 09/34 ?   19/35 20/12 415.61
149.74 Madeley 09/41 ?   19/29 ? 404.59
158.00 Crewe 09L52a ~ 10L24d 09.45 ~ 10.24   18L47a ~ 19L21d 19.42 ~ 19.58 396.53

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
159.41 Crewe Steel Works 10/27 10/28
168.60 Beeston Castle & T SB 10/35 ?
179.10 Chester 10/46 10/45
181.01 Saltney Jn 10/49 10/48
188.78 Rockliffe Hall 10/56 10/57
195.76 Holywell Jn 11/02 11/03
209.08 Rhyl 11/18 11/16
219.45 Colwyn Bay 11/29 11/27
223.55 Llandudno Junction 11L34a ~ 12L01d 11.34 ~ 12.04
228.63 Penmaenmawr 12/08 12/16
238.71 Bangor 12.21a ~ 12.23d 12.26 ~ 12.29
240.62 Menai Bridge 12/27 12/34
242.29 Llanfair PG 12/29 12/36
245.15 Gaerwen Jn 12.32a ~ 12.47d 12.41 ~ 12.47
262.52 Amlwch 13.56a ~ 14.11d 13.49 ~ 13.56
280.09 Gaerwen Jn 15.20a ~ 15.30d 15.00 ~ 15.37
282.75 Llanfair PG 15/33 15/47
284.42 Menai Bridge 15/36 15/49
286.33 Bangor 15p40a ~ 16p05d 15.54 ~ 16.08
296.41 Penmaenmawr 16/14 16/19
301.49 Llandudno Junction 16/21 16/25
305.59 Colwyn Bay 16/25 16/30
316.16 Rhyl 16/39 16/39
329.28 Holywell Jn 16/54 16/54
336.26 Rockliffe Hall 16/56 17/00
344.23 Saltney Jn 17/04 17/10
345.56 Chester South Jn 17/08 17/13
345.79 Chester North Jn 17/10 17/15
353.50 Hooton 17.25a ~ 17.45d 17.29 ~ 17.45
357.30 Ellesmere Port 17/50 18/00
362.47 Helsby 17/56 18/08
366.18 Frodsham Jn 18/01 18/14
367.72 Halton Jn 18/07 18/19
369.02 Runcorn 18/09 18/21
371.51 Ditton 18L13a ~ 18/56
???.?? Allerton DIV 19.05a ~ 19.09d
???.?? Ditton ~ 18L23d 19/18
374.20 Runcorn 18/26 19/21
380.31 Weaver Jn 18/33 ?
389.12 Winsford 18/39 19/33

Timings continue in first table.

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