5th April 1986
Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Mersey Punter
|Locos Used||47462 & 85023|
|EMUs used||set(s) including M29289M & M28690M|
|85023||London Euston - Watford Junction - (via WCML, Trent Valley) - Warrington Bank Quay|
|47462||Warrington Bank Quay - Broad Green - Olive Mount Jn - Edge Lane Jn - Bootle Jn - Aintree Sefton Arms|
|EMU||Aintree - Liverpool Central - Hunts Cross|
|EMU||Hunts Cross - Liverpool Central - Paradise Jn - Hamilton Square - Rock Ferry - Hooton|
|EMU||Hooton - Hamilton Square - Lime Street - Hamilton Square - Bidston East Jn - New Brighton|
|EMU||New Brighton - Bidston East Jn - Up and Down Goods Loop - Bidston East Jn - West Kirby|
|EMU||West Kirby - Hamilton Square - Paradise Jn - Liverpool Central|
|EMU||Liverpool Central - Aintree|
|47462||Aintree Sefton Arms - Bootle Jn - Edge Lane Jn - Olive Mount Jn - Broad Green - Warrington Bank Quay|
|85023||Warrington Bank Quay - (via WCML, Trent Valley) - Watford Junction - London Euston|
Jeremy Sleightholm comments : The itinerary and timing sheet envisaged that after reversal at New Brighton the Class 503 EMU would return to Bidston East Jn and reverse again in Bidston Up & Down Goods Loop to run back past the junction to Bidston. However, on the day after reversing at New Brighton the train continued to the crossover east of Birkenhead North before reversing again. I do not know why, or can't remember whether the train traversed the loop on its way to or from Birkenhead North.
Sources : Martin Pettit
(joined/left the train at Watford Junction)
& Jeremy Sleightholm (on the train throughout)
47462 arrives into Aintree Sefton Arms station (photo: Clive Hanley)
28690, resplendent in LMS livery sits at Hooton, then the limit
of electrification. (Photo: Ray Pettit)
From Bob Mitchell's ticket collection.
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