3rd January 1998

A1A Charters
The Long Goodbye

Loco Used 31465, 31466, 37098 & 37114

Route :

Loco(s) Route
31465 + 31466 Blackpool North - Bolton - Manchester Victoria - Philips Park No. 1 - Ashburys - Guide Bridge - Romiley - New Mills South Jn - Sheffield - Swinton - Doncaster - Scunthorpe - Barnetby 
37098 + 37114 Barnetby - Cleethorpes
31465 + 31466 Cleethorpes - Scunthorpe - Barnetby - Lincoln Central - Newark Northgate - Grantham - Peterborough
31465 + 31466 Peterborough - Leicester - Nuneaton - Birmingham New St. - Selly Oak - Lifford West Jn - Lifford East Jn - Camp Hill - Tamworth - Derby - Chesterfield - Dore South Jn - Dore West Jn - Edale - New Mills South Jn - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly - Salford Cresent - Bolton - (1) - Wigan North Western - Preston - Blackpool North

Notes:
(1) Booked route was via Chorley to Euxton Jn.


37114 + 37098 at Cleethorpes (photo: Richard Rooker)

Source : Richard Hughes (On the train throughout)

Timings : (Booked & Some Actual)
(From David Garnett)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Blackpool North 06.37d -
3.22 Poulton-Le-Flyde 06/43 -
9.26 Kirkham North Jn 06/50 -
17.20 Preston Flyde Jn 07/02 -
17.61 Preston 07.04a ~ 07.07d -
23.06 Euxton Jn 07/14 -
26.24 Chorley 07/20 -
34.95 Lostock Jn 07/29 -
37.81 Bolton 07.33a ~ 07.35d -
46.61 Salford Crescent 07/48 -
47.85 Deal Street 07/54 -
48.44 Manchester Victoria 07.56a ~ 08.01d -
49.89 Miles Platting 08/06 -
50.32 Philips Park No.1 08/08 -
52.46 Ashburys 08/14 -
55.89 Guide Bridge 08/24 -
57.12 Hyde Jn 08/28 -
59.49 Woodley 08/33 -
61.02 Romiley 08/39 -
62.02 Marple Wharf Jn 08/43 -
66.16 New Mills Central 08/57 -
67.09 New Mills South Jn 09/08 -
70.82 Chinley North Jn 09/14 -
71.12 Chinley East Jn 09/14 -
75.61 Edale 09/23 -
79.57 Earles Sidings S.B. 09/27 -
85.95 Grindleford 09/34 -
90.05 Totley Tunnel East 09/40 -
90.62 Dore West Jn 09/41 -
91.35 Dore Station Jn 09/43 -
95.22 Sheffield 09.49a ~ 09.57d -
95.66 Nunnery Main Line Jn 09/59 -
98.06 Wincobank Jn 10/02 -
100.26 Holmes Jn 10/04 -
103.10 Aldwarke Jn 10/07 -
105.42 Swinton 10/09 -
106.55 Mexborough 10/12 -
111.58 Hexthorpe Jn 10/19 -
113.58 Doncaster 10/26 -
122.04 Thorne Jn 10/39 -
136.62 Scunthorpe 10/56 -
147.37 Wrawby Jn 11/07 -
147.92
0.00
Barnetby 11L10a ~ 11L32d -
4.71 Brocklesbury 11/38 -
6.38 Habrough 11/40 -
13.46 Grimsby Town 11/52 -
16.98
0.00
Cleethorpes 11L58a ~ 14L00d -
17.53 Wrawby Jn 14/25 -
25.91 Holton-Le-Moor S.B. 14/35 -
31.55 Market Rasen 14/41 -
40.16 Langworth S.B. 14/52 -
46.16 Pelham Street Jn 14/58 -
46.28 Lincoln Central 14/59 -
47.13 West Holmes Jn 15/02 -
47.48 Boultham Jn 15/03 -
62.11 Newark Crossing East Jn 15/18 -
62.86 Newark North Gate 15/19 -
73.26 Barkston South Jn 15/31 -
77.48 Grantham 15/34 -
80.82 Stoke Jn 15/50 -
90.20 Tallington Jn 16/03 -
98.72
0.00
Peterborough 16L12a ~ 16L30d - ~ 17.00
5.54 Helpston Jn 16/48 17/08
15.66 Ketton S.B. 17/04 -
25.89 Oakham 17/11 17/35
37.10 Melton Mowbray 17/21 17/42
47.17 Syston East Jn 17/31 17/50
47.46 Syston South Jn 17/32 17/51
52.40 Leicester 17/38 17/55
55.48 Wigston North Jn 17/43 -
66.87 Hinckley 17/53 18/14
71.15 Nuneaton 18/00 18/20
81.70 Whitacre Jn 18/15 -
84.51 Water Orton 18/26 18/41
90.59 Landor Street Jn 18/3 -
91.47 Proof House Jn 18/34 -
95.15 Birmingham New Street 18.36a ~ 18.38d 18.54 ~ 18.58
95.49 Selly Oak 18/48 19/07
97.11 Lifford West Jn 18/51 -
97.42 Lifford East Jn 18/52 -
101.81 Bordesley Jn 18/57 -
102.13 St Andrews Jn 18/58 19/20
108.69 Water Orton 19/08 -
112.63 Kingsbury Jn 19/12 -
118.39 Tamworth 19/16 -
125.74 Wichnor Jn 19/21 -
131.29 Burton-On-Trent 19/27 -
142.29 Derby 19/41 19/55
166.43 Chesterfield 20.06a ~ 20.08d 20.25
175.09 Dore West Jn 20/21 -
175.66 Totley Tunnel East 20/22 -
179.76 Grindleford 20/27 20/46
186.14 Earles Sidings S.B. 20/34 -
190.10 Edale 20/39 20/55
194.59 Chinley East Jn 20/45 -
194.89 Chinley North Jn 20/46 21/02
198.62 New Mills South Jn 20/52 -
204.25 Hazel Grove HL Jn 21/02 -
204.42 Hazel Grove 21/03 21/13
206.69 Edgeley Junction No.1 21/07 -
207.25 Stockport 21/10 -
208.02 Heaton Norris Jn 21/11 -
210.81 Slade Lane Jn 21/15 -
212.40 Ardwick Jn 21/18 -
213.05 Manchester Piccadilly 21.20a ~ 21.22d - ~ 21.32
213.59 Manchester Oxford Road 21/24 -
213.95 Deansgate 21/25 21/41
214.58 Ordsall Lane Jn 21/31 -
215.57 Salford Cresent 21/33 21/42
223.97 Bolton 21.45a ~ 21.417d -
226.83 Lostock 21/52 DIV
235.34 Chorley 22/00 DIV
238.72 Euxton Jn 22/05 -
244.17 Preston 22.12a ~ 22.15d -
244.58 Preston Flyde Jn 22/16 -
252.52 Kirkham North Jn 22/26 -
258.56 Poulton-Le-Flyde 22/30 -
261.78 Blackpool North 22.41a -

Timings continue in first table.

Key;
a : arrival time
d : departure time
L : loco change
/ : passing time

All distances, in miles and chains (M & C), are taken from the timing sheet given out on the train. No attempt has been made to verify the mileages given, nor is the diversion en-route back from Manchester accounted for.

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