3rd December 2005

Steamy Affairs
Christmas Shopping & Sightseeing in Chester

Train reported cancelled the day before running due to lack of available traincrew.

Planned route & locos:
1Z85 :
Ashford International to Chester
1Z86 : Chester to Ashford International

Locos Route
2x class 50 Ashford International - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Seven Oaks - Otford - Swanley - Bromley South - Nunhead - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central - Northampton - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr North Jn - Bescot Stadium - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Madeley - Crewe - Chester
2x class 50 Chester - (reverse of outward route) - Ashford International

Sources : various

Timings (Booked Only)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Ashford International 06.16d 23.29a
Headcorn 06.28a ~ 06.30d 23.15a ~ 23.17d
Paddock Wood 06.45a ~ 06.47d 23.01a ~ 23.03d
Tonbridge 06.56a ~ 06.58d 22.50a ~ 22.52d
Sevenoaks 07.08a ~ 07.10d 22.39a ~ 22.41d
Otford Jn 07/14 ?
Swanley 07/24 22.27a ~ 22.29d
St Mary Cray Jn 07/30 22/24
Bickley Jn 07/31 22/18
Bromley South 07.35a ~ 07.37d 22.13a ~ 22.15d
Shortlands Jn 07/39 22/11
Nunhead 07/52 22/00
Crofton Road Jn 07/54 21/58
Voltaire Road Jn 08/01 21/53
Factory Jn 08/03 21/49
Latchmere Jn 08/12 21/41
Kensington Olympia 08/20 21/36
North Pole Jn 08/25 21/32
Mitre Bridge Jn 08/27 21/31
Willesden WL Jn 08/28 21/28
Sudbury Jn 08/34 21/23
Wembley Central 08/37 21/21
Harrow & Wealdstone 08/41 21/13
Watford Junction 08/46 21/08
Bourne End Jn 08/54 20/57
Tring 09/03 20/52
Ledburn Jn 09/08 20/42
Bletchley 09/17 20/35
Milton Keynes Central 09.22a ~ 09.24d 20.29a ~ 20.31d
Hanslope Jn 09/32 20/21
Northampton 09.43a ~ 09.45d 20.05a ~ 20.07d
Long Buckby 09/56 19/54
Hillmorton Jn 10/06 19/45
Rugby 10/08 19/43
Trent Valley Jn 10/09 19/42
Coventry 10/19 19/33
Birmingham International 10.29a ~ 10.42d 19.06a ~ 19.22d
Stechford 10/47 19/02
Aston 10/57 18/57
Perry Barr North Jn 11/07 18/54
Bescot Stadium 11/12 18/50
Darlaston Jn 11/13 18/49
Portobello Jn 11/16 18/46
Bushbury Jn 11/24 18/41
Stafford 11/31 18/29
Norton Bridge 11/36 18/24
Madeley 11/45 18/09
Basford Hall Jn 11/50 18/04
Crewe 11/58 17/59
Beeston Castle & T. SB 12/10 17/44
Chester 12.23a 17.30d


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