22nd November 1998

Branch Line Society
Merseyrail Electric Railtour

EMUs Used 507027 & 508117

Route : 2T88 throughout

EMUs Route
507027+508117 Liverpool Central [P1] - Garston - Hunts Cross [P3]
508117+507027 Hunts Cross - Garston - Liverpool Central [P2] - Paradise Jn - (via Stock Interchange Line) - James Street - Hamilton Square - Birkenhead North - Bidston [P2] - Meols - West Kirby Siding No.2
507027+508117 West Kirby Siding No.2 - Bidston [P1] - Bidston Siding (former Up Siding)
508117+507027 Bidston Siding - Bidston [P2]
507027+508117 Bidston [P2] - (crossover Down to Up) - Birkenhead North [P1] - Birkenhead North Signal 564
508117+507027 Birkenhead North Signal 564 - (crossover Up to Down) - Birkenhead North [P3] - Bidston East Jn - Wallasey Village - New Brighton Wall Siding (ex-Siding 2)
507027+508117 New Brighton Wall Siding - Bidston East Jn - (via Birkenhead North Depot) - Birkenhead North [P1] - James Street - (via Stock Interchange Line) - Paradise Jn - Liverpool Central (remain on Down Line) [P2] - Liverpool Central Reversing Siding
508117+507027 Liverpool Central Reversing Siding - Liverpool Central [P2] - Moorfields [P2] - Sandhills [P2] - via Kirkdale Carriage Sidings (1 North RR Line) - Walton Jn - Fazakerley - Kirkby
507027+508117 Kirkby - Fazakerley - Walton Jn - Sandhills [P1] - Sandhills Reversing Siding
508117+507027 Sandhills Reversing Siding - Sandhills [P2] - Walton Jn - Aintree - Ormskirk
507027+508117 Ormskirk - Aintree - Walton Jn - Sandhills [P1] - Sandhills Reversing Siding
508117+507027 Sandhills Reversing Siding - Sandhills [P2] - Waterloo - Hall Road Wall Siding (Shunt Neck)
507027+508117 Hall Road Wall Siding (Shunt Neck) - Hall Road (Down Platform)
508117+507027 Hall Road - Formby - Birkdale - Southport [P2]
507027+508117 Southport [P2] - Southport Carriage Sidings No.8
508117+507027 Southport Carriage Sidings No.8 - Southport [P2]
507027+508117 Southport [P2] - Birkdale - Formby - Waterloo - Sandhills [P1] - Liverpool Central [P1] - Liverpool Central Reversing Siding
508117+507027 Liverpool Central Reversing Siding - Liverpool Central [P2]

Notes :
Explanation of sidings done in relation to LMR Quail (1990).
(i) West Kirby "Siding No.2" is the siding on the Up side of the track which does have a connection to it although not shown in Quail.
(ii) "Bidston Siding" is on the formation of the "Up Siding" although it is only half the length shown.
(iii) New Brighton "Wall Siding" is shown in Quail as "Sdg. 2".
The siding shown as "Wall Siding" is now "Sdg 1" and "Sdg 1" is now "Sdg 2".
(iv) Hall Road was booked "Wall Siding", the track we did was shown in Quail as "Shunt Neck".
All other track designations listed above, are as shown in Quail.

Source : Alan Sheppard (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked and Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

Location Booked Actual
Liverpool Central [P1] 09.46d 09.48d
Garston [P2] 09/55 10/00
Hunts Cross West Jn 09/56 10/02
Hunts Cross [P3] 09p58a ~ 10p05d 10p05 ~ 10p07d
Hunts Cross West Jn 10/07 10/10
Garston [P1] 10/08 10/11
Liverpool Central [P2] 10.15a ~ 10.16d 10.18 ~ 10.22
Paradise Jn 10/18 10/23
James Street [P2] 10/20 10/26
Hamilton Square [P3] 10/22 10/29
Birkenhead North [P3] 10/30 10/34
Bidston East Jn 10/32 10/35
Bidston [P2] 10/33 10/36
West Kirby Siding No.2 10.42a ~ 10.52d 10.48 ~ 10.53
Bidston [P1] 11/07 11/08
Bidston Sidings 11.09a ~ 11.15d 11.10 ~ 11.14
Bidston [P2] 11.17a ~ 11.21d 11.16 ~ 11.20
Bidston East Jn 11/22 11/22
Birkenhead North [P1] 11/24 11.25 ~ 11.27
Birkenhead North Signal 564 11.25a ~ 11.29d 11.28 ~ 11.31
Birkenhead North [P3] 11/30 11/32
Bidston East Jn 11/35 11.34 ~ 11.36
New Brighton Wall Siding 11.44a ~ 11.48d 11.44 ~ 11.49
Bidston East Jn 11/54 11/55
via Depot    
Birkenhead North [P1] 11.57a ~ 12.03d 12/01
Hamilton Square [P1] 12/11 12.08 ~ 12.09
James Street [P2] 12/13 12p13 ~ 12p23
Paradise Jn 12/15 12/26
Liverpool Central [P2] 12/17 12/28
Liverpool Central Reversing Siding 12.18a ~ 12.27d 12.29 ~ 12.33
Liverpool Central [P2] 12/28 12.34 ~ 12.38
Moorfields [P2] 12/29 12/40
Sandhills [P2] 12/33 12/43
Kirkdale Carriage Sidings (No.1 N. RR) 12.37a ~ 12.38d 12.52 ~ 12.53
Walton Jn 12/43 12/58
Fazakerley 12/56 13/00
Kirkby 12.59a ~ 13.03d 13.04 ~ 13.07
Walton Jn 13/13 13/14
Sandhills [P1] 13/17 13/19
Sandhills Reversing Siding 13.18a ~ 13.27d 13.20 ~ 13.24
Sandhills [P2] 13/29 13/25
Walton Jn 13/31 13/29
Ormskirk 13.57a ~ 14.01d 13p55 ~ 14p03
Walton Jn 14/12 14/15
Sandhills [P1] 14/18 14/18
Sandhills Reversing Siding 14.19a ~ 14.23d 14.19 ~ 14.22
Sandhills [P2] 14/24 14/23
Waterloo 14/31 14/33
Hall Road 14/34 14.37 ~ 14.38
Hall Road Wall Siding (Shunt Neck) 14.35a ~ 14.39d 14.39 ~ 14.45
Hall Road 14.40 (a/d?) 14.48 ~ 14.48
Birkdale 14/54 15/01
Southport [P2] 14.58a ~ 15.40d 15.06 ~ 15.40
Southport Carriage Sidings No.8 15.45a ~ 15.49d 15.43 ~ 15.53
Southport [P2] 15.54a ~ 15.58d 15.56 ~ 15.58
Birkdale 16/01 16.03 ~ 16.04
Formby 16/07 16/12
Hall Road 16/14 16/17
Waterloo 16/17 16/20
Sandhills [P1] 16/26 16.29 ~ 16.29
Moorfields [P1] 16/28 16/33
Liverpool Central [P1] 16/31 16.35 ~ 16.37
Liverpool Central Reversing Siding 16.32a ~ 16.39d 16.39 ~ 16.42
Liverpool Central [P2] 16.40a 16.44


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