20th February 1988

Hertfordshire Railtours / Network SouthEast (Watford Area)
The Mersey Docker

Locos Used 45128, 47483 & 85035
Stock Used load 13

Route : 1T05 throughout

Loco Route
47483 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon) - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Galton Jn - Wolverhampton - Stafford - Norton Bridge - Stone - Stoke-on-Trent - Kidsgrove - Macclesfield - Cheadle Hume - Stockport - Slade Lane Jn - Manchester Piccadilly - Oxford Road Jn - Cornbrook Jn - Trafford Park Freightliner Terminal
45128 Trafford Park Freightliner Terminal - Trafford Park East Jn - Hyde Road Jn - Gorton Jn - Ashburys - Philips Park No 1 - Brewery Sidings - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Castleton East Jn - Rochdale - Shaw - Oldham Werneth - Thorpes Bridge Jn - Brewery Sidings - Philips Park No 1 - Ashton Moss North Jn - Ashton Moss South Jn - Denton Jn - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Deansgate Jn - Altrincham - Knutsford - Northwich - Mouldsworth - West Cheshire Jn - Ellesmere Port - Hooton - Rock Ferry - Rock Ferry North Jn - Bidston East Jn - Bidston - Dee Marsh Jn - Wrexham General - Chirk - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Cosford - Wolverhampton
85035 Wolverhampton - Dudley Port - Galton Jn - Soho South Jn- Birmingham New Street - Stechford - Coventry - Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Source : Alan Costello

Photo Review


The relatively rare sight of a class 47 at Euston (photo: Roger Geach)


45128 'Centaur' at Stockport (photo: Ray Pettit)


Timings (Booked Only)
(from Robin Addison & John Broderick)

M.C Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn) M.C
0.00 Euston 07.45d 21.53a 211.67
5.65 Willesden 07/52 21/45 506.02
17.35 Watford Junction 08.03a ~ 08.05d 21.30a ~ 21.32d 494.32
31.53 Tring 08/19 21/20 480.14
46.46 Bletchley 08/32 21/12 465.21
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 08.36a ~ 08.38d 21.06a ~ 21.08d 462.02
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/48 20/57 455.20
69.56 Weedon 08/58 20/49 442.11
82.40 Rugby 09.13a ~ 09.15d 20.36a ~ 20.38d 429.27
93.79 Coventry 09/27 20/22 417.68
109.08 Stechford 09/39 20/12 402.59
112.19 Proof House Jn 09/46 20/09 399.48
112.73 Birmingham New Street 09.48a ~ 09.54d 20.03a ~ 20.06d 398.74
114.74 Soho South Jn 10/00 19/58 396.73
116.52 Galton Jn 10/03 19/56 395.15
120.17 Dudley Port 10/07 19/53 391.50
125.57 Wolverhampton 10.13a ~ 10.15d 19L37a ~ 19L47d 386.10

 

M.C Location Booked
141.08 Stafford 10/36
146.37 Norton Bridge 10/46
150.13 Stone 10/52
157.21 Stoke-on-Trent 11/09
158.37 Etruria 11/12
163.52 Kidsgrove 11/18
177.18 Macclesfield 11/32
186.74 Cheadle Hulme 11/43
188.73 Edgeley Jn No.2 11/45
189.15 Stockport 11/46
189.70 Heaton Norris Jn 11/50
192.60 Slade Lane Jn 11/56
195.05 Manchester Piccadilly 12.03a ~ 12.05d
195.48 Oxford Road Jn 12/07
196.67 Cornbrook Jn 12/09
197.74 Football Ground Platform 12L12a ~ 12L32d
198.06 Trafford Park East Jn 12/33
205.38 Hyde Road Jn 12/56
206.17 Gorton Jn 12/59
207.35 Ashburys 13/01
209.60 Philips Park No.1 13/07
210.04 Brewery Sidings 13/10
210.46 Thorpes Bridge Jn 13/12
216.78 Castleton East Jn 13/19
218.61 Rochdale 13/22
219.19 Rochdale East Jn 13/23
223.30 Shaw 13/28
227.07 Oldham Werneth 13/33
228.63 Hollinwood 13/38
231.14 Thorpes Bridge Jn 13/45
231.56 Brewery Sidings 13/47
232.00 Philips Park No.1 13/50
235.71 Ashton Moss North Jn 13/56
236.31 Ashton Moss South Jn 13/57
239.12 Denton Jn 14/06
243.22 Heaton Norris Jn 14/12
243.77 Stockport 14c14 ~ 14c16
244.19 Edgeley Jn No.2 14/18
248.06 Northenden Jn 14/27
251.48 Skelton Jn 14/32
252.01 Deansgate Jn 14/34
252.56 Altrincham 14/35
259.42 Knutsford 14/44
265.55 Northwich 14/52
? Oakleigh Sidings 14/55
276.11 Mouldsworth 15/10
280.02 West Cheshire Jn 15/25
284.50 Ellesmere Port 15/33
288.30 Hooton 15/49
293.66 Rock Ferry 16c00 ~ 16c02
294.02 Rock Ferry North Jn 16/05
298.13 Bidston East Jn 17/19
298.48 Bidston 17c21 ~ 17c22
312.40 Dee Marsh Jn 17/40
326.10 Wrexham General 18*10 ~ 18*20
331.01 Ruabon 18/27
335.22 Chirk 18/33
338.26 Gobowen 18/38
356.30 Shrewsbury 18c58 ~ 19c00
366.55 Wellington 19/14
377.07 Cosford 19/25

Timings continue in first table.

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