8th - 10th August 1997

A1A Charters
The Thirty Nine Steps

Locos Used 31203, 31465, 31467, 37244, 56079 & 90149
Stock Used 99371+99721+99718+99328+6528+99678+99723+99311+99125+99127+99317+99318

Route : 1Z56 throughout

Date(s) Loco(s) Route
08/08-09/08 37244 + 31203 Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly - Deansgate - Eccles - Parkside Jn - Golborne Jn - Springs Branch Jn - Wigan North Western - Euxton Jn - Preston
09/08 31467 + 31465 Preston - (via WCML) - Gretna Jn - Annan - Dunfries - Mauchline - Kilmarnock - Barrhead - Busby Jn - Muirhouse Central Jn - Terminus Jn - Shields Jn - Paisley Gilmour Street - Irvine - Troon - Ayr - Girvan - Stranraer
09/08 31465 + 31467 Stranraer - Girvan - Ayr
09/08 90149 Ayr - Troon - (reverse of outward route)  - Terminus Jn - Larkfield Jn - Rutherglen East Jn - Newton - Hamilton Central - Motherwell - Braidhurst Down Goods Loop
09/08 56079 Braidhurst Down Goods Loop - Mossend North Jn - Mossend Yard - Coatbridge Central - Cumbernauld - Carmuirs West Jn - Falkirk Grahamston - Linlithgow - Haymarket - Edinburgh Waverley - Portobello Jn - Niddrie West Jn - Craiglockhart Jn - Slateford Jn - Midcalder Jn - Carstairs - Law Jn - Motherwell - Uddingston - Rutherglen East Jn - Glasgow Central
09/08 31465 + 31467 Glasgow Central -Muirhouse Central Jn - Maxwell Park - Cathcart West Jn - Kings Park - Newton - Hamilton Central - Motherwell - Mossend South Jn - Mossend East Jn - Holytown Jn - Law Jn - Lanark Jn - (via WCML) - Crewe Coal Yard SB - Salop Goods Jn - Basford Hall SSN - Basford Hall Jn - Norton Bridge - Stafford

Route : 1T56 throughout

Date(s) Locos Route
09/08-10/08 31467 + 31465 Stafford - Norton Bridge - Crewe - (1) - Sandbach - Wilmslow - Cheadle Hulme - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly - Deansgate - Ordsall Lane Jn - Salford Crescent - Bolton - Chorley - Euxton Jn - Preston

Notes :
(1) There was a disagreement as to the actual route of 1T56 between Crewe and Euxton Jn however multiple contributors have confirmed the above routing (as booked) to be correct; the other version of events involving running wrong line on the WCML between
Boars Head Emergency Ground Frame to Blainscough Emergency Ground Frame but this is believed to be referring referring to routing from the previous year's 'Road to the Isles' tour which ran from 2nd to 4th August 1996.

Sources : Andrew Wilson (Joined train at Stafford, left at Edinburgh),
Adrian Short (on the train throughout), Alan Sheppard, Tim Young & Mark Sutton

Timings (Booked & Actual)

Miles Location Booked Actual
0.00 Stafford 22.40d ?
5.36 Norton Bridge 22/48 ?
16.38 Madeley 22/57 ?
22.73 Basford Hall Jn 23/05 ?
24.48 Crewe [P5] 23.09a ~ 23.12d 23.30 ~ 23.35
25.41 Sydney Bridge 23/14 ?
29.08 Sandbach 23/20 23/43
39.72 Alderley Edge 23/31 ?
43.27 Wilmslow 23/33 ?
47.19 Cheadle Hulme 23/39 ?
48.91 Edgeley No.1 23/45 ?
49.47 Stockport [P3] 23.47a ~ 23.49d 00.12 ~ 00.13
50.24 Heaton Norris Jn 23/50 ?
53.03 Slade Lane Jn 23/53 ?
54.62 Ardwick Jn 23/55 ?
55.27 Manchester Piccadilly [P14] 23/57 00/24
55.81 Oxford Road 23/59 ?
56.15 Deansgate 00/01 00/27
56.78 Ordsall Lane Jn 00/03 00/29
59.53 Eccles 00/07 ?
60.69 Astley 00/12 ?
70.57 Parkside Jn 00/20 00/47
71.30 Golborne Jn 00/23 00/50
75.86 Springs Branch Jn 00/34 ?
77.04 Wigan South Jn 00/35 ?
77.22 Wigan North Western 00/35 ?
84.86 Balshaw Lane 00/42 ?
86.90 Euxton Jn 00/44 ?
92.35
0.00
Preston 00L52a ~ 01L24d 01.12 ~ 01.53
20.98 Lancaster 01/46 02/12
22.88 Morecambe South Jn 01/48 ?
27.06 Carnforth North Jn 01/51 02/16
40.08 Oxenholme 02/02 ?
52.69 Tebay 02/16 ?
72.23 Penrith 02/35 ?
90.09 Carlisle 02.53a ~ 03.03d 03.12 ~ 03.29
98.80 Gretna Jn 03/13 ?
107.81 Annan 03/24 ?
123.17 Dumfries 03/39 ?
137.23 Thornhill 03/55 ?
152.57 Kirkconnel 04/12 ?
171.94 Mauchline 04/34 ?
181.22 Kilmarnock 04/48 05.03a ~ 05.04d
191.32 Lugton 05/02 ?
198.00 Barrhead 05/08 ?
201.74 Busby Jn 05/12 ?
203.73 Muirhouse South Jn 05/16 ?
203.96 Muirhouse Central Jn 05/17 05/33
204.41 Terminus Jn 05/18 05/36
204.82 Shields Jn 05/19 05/37
210.38 Paisley Gilmour Street [P4] 05c41a ~ 05c43d 05/45
213.07 Elderslie 05/47 ?
229.79 Kilwinning 06/01 06/03
233.14 Irvine 06/08 06/05
236.90 Barassie Jn 06/12 06/08
238.17 Troon 06/15 06/09
241.52 Prestwick 06/18 06/12
244.63 Ayr [P4] 06*25a ~ 06*27d 06.17 ~ 06.31
247.67 Dalrymple Jn 06/33 06/38
257.96 Kilkerran 06/45a x 06*56d 06.53 ~ 06.56
265.95 Girvan [P1 (reversible)] 07*/07a ~ 07*08d 07/09
278.21 Barrhill 07*34a x 07*45d 07.42 ~ 07.44
286.64 Glenwhilly 08/00 07/58
297.83 Dunragit 08/13 ?
304.17 Stranraer Harbour [P2] 08.24a ~ 08.56d 08.24 ~ 09.10
310.51 Dunragit 09*07a x 09*12d 09/21
321.69 Glenwhilly 09/30 09/36
330.13 Barrhill 09/43 09/51
342.38 Girvan [P1 (reversible)] 10*05a x 10*11d 10/15
350.37 Kilkerran 10*23a x 10*40d 10.29 ~ 10.40
360.66 Dalrymple Jn 10/54 ?
363.71
0.00
Ayr [P4] 10L58a ~ 11L18d 10.59 ~ 11.33
3.19 Prestwick 11/24 11/40
7.73 Barassie Jn 11/30 ?
11.49 Irvine 11/36 11/47
14.84 Kilwinning 11/41 ?
18.31 Dalry 11/45 ?
25.13 Lochwinnoch 11/51 ?
31.56 Elderslie 11/57 12/03
34.25 Paisley Gilmour Street [P3] 12/00 12/06
? Arkleston Jn 12/01 ?
39.81 Shields Jn 12/07 12/15
40.23 Terminus Jn 12/09 12/16
40.99 Larkfield Jn 12/11 12/18
43.60 Rutherglen East Jn 12/16 ?
46.29 Newton 12/19 12/28
51.57 Hamilton Central 12/28 12.38a ~ 12.39d
54.60 Motherwell [P4] 12/33 12.51a ~ 12.53d
55.31
0.00
Braidhurst DGL 12L36a ~ 12L52d 12.56 ~ 13.12
0.92 Mossend South Jn 12/55 ?
1.34 Mossend North Jn 12/56 ?
1.75 Mossend NY 12/57 ?
3.64 Whifflet South Jn 13/01 ?
4.59 Coatbridge Central 13/03 ?
5.62 Gartsherrie South Jn 13/05 13.26a ~ 13.30d
6.88 Garnqueen North Jn 13/14 ?
11.04 Combernauld 13/20 ?
16.50 Greenhill Lower Jn 13/25 13/42
18.76 Carmuirs West Jn 13/28 ?
19.26 Carmuirs East Jn 13/29 13/51
21.00 Falkirk Grahamston 13/33 ?
24.25 Polmont Jn 13/37 ?
29.20 Linlithgow 13/42 ?
34.18 Winchburgh Jn 13/48 14/17
38.24 Newbridge 13/56 14/20
44.42 Haymarket West Jn 14/03 14/25
45.53 Haymarket 14/05 14/27
46.77 Edinburgh Waverley [P21] 14*09a ~ 14*11d 14.33 ~ 14.37
50.26 Portobello Jn 14/15 14/47
51.26 Niddrie West Jn 14/20 14/49
56.42 Craiglockhart Jn 14/31 15/00
57.02 Slateford 14*34a ~ 14/50d 15/01
66.38 Midcalder Jn 15/00 15/11
82.20 Carstairs East Jn 15/13 ?
83.21 Carstairs 15/15 15/29
85.65 Lanark Jn 15/18 ?
93.66 Law Jn 15/25 15/42
97.03 Shieldmuir Jn 15/28 15/45
99.02 Motherwell [P2] 15/31 15/49
103.23 Uddingston 15/35 15/52
105.26 Newton East Jn 15/36 15/54
107.95 Rutherglen East Jn 15/38 15/57
111.88
0.00
Glasgow Central [P11] 15L44a ~ 16L44d 16.04 ~ 17.03
1.33 Muirhouse North Jn 16/48 ?
1.54 Muirhouse Central Jn 16/48 17/09
2.33 Maxwell Park 16/52 17/11
4.46 Cathcart West Jn 16/56 17/15
5.39 Kings Park 16/57 ?
8.23 Kirkhill 17/02 ?
9.70 Newton 17/04 17/23
14.99 Hamilton Central 17/11 17/30
? Airbles 17/15 ?
18.01 Motherwell [P4] 17/18 17.37a ~ 17.39d
19.64 Mossend South Jn 17/21 17/46
20.03 Mossend East Jn 17/22 17/47
20.99 Holytown Jn 17/24 17/50
26.48 Law Jn 17/31 17/59
34.49 Lanark Jn 17/38 ?
36.93 Carstairs 17/42 ?
37.05 Carstairs South Jn 17/42 ?
52.71 Abington 17/55 ?
60.79 Beattock Summit 18/02 ?
71.09 Beattock 18/10 ?
84.76 Lockerbie 18/22 18/51
100.43 Quintinshill 18/40 ?
101.88 Gretna Jn 18/42 19/04
110.59 Carlisle 18.51a ~ 18.54d 19.13 ~ 19.14
128.46 Penrith 19/16 ?
147.99 Tebay 19/30 ?
160.60 Oxenholme 19/42 ?
173.62 Carnforth North Jn 19/51 ?
177.80 Morecambe South Jn 19/54 ?
179.70 Lancaster 19/55 20/14
200.68 Preston 20.15a ~ 20.17d 20.33 ~ 20.36
206.13 Euxton Jn 20/24 ?
208.17 Balshaw Lane 20/26 ?
215.81 Wigan North Western 20/33 20/51
215.99 Wigan South Jn 20/33 ?
217.17 Springs Branch Jn 20/34 20/52
224.11 Winwick Jn 20/39 ?
? Dallam Jn 20/41 ?
227.57 Warrington Bank Quay 20c43a ~ 20c45d 21.01 ~ 21.03
229.39 Acton Grange Jn 20/48 ?
235.18 Weaver Jn 20/54 ?
244.18 Winsford 21/01 ?
250.84 Crewe Coal Yard SB 21/12 21/25
251.77 Salop Goods Jn 21/19 21/31
253.15 Basford Hall SSN 21/25 21/33
253.46 Basford Hall Jn 21/30 21/37
259.81 Madeley 21/35 ?
270.83 Norton Bridge 21/46 ?
276.19
0.00
Stafford 21L51a ~ 22L10d 22.20 ~ 22.27
16.38 Madeley 22/25 ?
22.73 Basford Hall Jn 22/32 ?
24.48 Crewe 22c36a ~ 22c51d 22.54 ~ 22.56
25.41 Sydney Bridge 22/53 ?
29.08 Sandbach 22/59 ?
39.72 Alderley Edge 23/10 ?
43.27 Wilmslow 23/12 ?
47.19 Cheadle Hulme 23/16 ?
48.91 Edgeley No.1 23/18 ?
49.47 Stockport 23.20a ~ 23.22d 23.27 ~ 23.30
50.24 Heaton Norris Jn 23/23 ?
53.03 Slade Lane Jn 23/27 ?
54.62 Ardwick Jn 23/29 ?
55.27 Manchester Piccadilly [P14] 23/31 23/40
55.81 Oxford Road 23/33 ?
56.15 Deansgate 23/34 ?
56.78 Ordsall Lane Jn 23/36 ?
57.37 Salford Crescent 23/37 ?
66.17 Bolton 23/48 ?
69.03 Lostock 23/53 ?
77.74 Chorley 00/01 ?
80.92 Euxton Jn 00/10 ?
86.37 Preston 00.20a 00.37


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