25th July 2009
Manchester & Liverpool Explorer
|Locos Used||47804 & 47826|
|Stock used||3360+3362+504 (Ullswater)+3351+3359+548 (Grassmere)+1201+6022+6103+6000+9496|
1Z47 : Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street
1Z48 : Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich
|47804 (1)||Norwich - Diss - Ipswich|
|47826 (2)||Ipswich - Stowmarket - Bury-St-Edmunds - March - Whittlesea - Peterborough - Grantham - Bingham - Nottingham - Chesterfield (3) - Dore South Jn - Dore West Jn - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly (4) - ??? (5) - Liverpool Lime Street|
|47804 (1)||Liverpool Lime Street - ??? - Wigan North Western|
|47826 (2)||Wigan North Western - ??? - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting Jn - Philips Park No.1 Jn - Philips Park No.2Ashburys - New Mills Central - New Mills South Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Ipswich|
|47804 (1)||Ipswich - Diss - Norwich|
(1) 47826 dead-on-rear.
(2) 47804 dead-on-rear.
(3) For off train option: visit to Chatsworth House.
(4) For off train option: canal boat cruise or East Lancashire Railway.
(5) Confirmation of routes between Manchester and Liverpool reqd. It is known that the train reversed in Wigan. The rumoured reason is Network Rail need the train out of Liverpool early, but this would have made the train too early back to Manchester for the off train options.
Source : Alan Chilestone (on train Bury-St-Edmunds to
Manchester & ELR option).
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