17th March 2018

Railway Touring Company
The High Peak Explorer

Locos Used steam: 45407 (3) & 45690 'Leander'
Stock Used 17025+13320+3058+99316+99121+99347+1860+4905+4994+99723

Route :
1Z56 : Carnforth to Buxton
1Z59 : Buxton to Hindlow
1Z60 : Hindlow to Carnforth

Loco(s) Route
45690 + 45407 Carnforth - Lancaster - Preston - Wigan North Western - Golborne Jn - Parkside Jn - Eccles - Ordsall Lane Jn - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Philips Park West Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Denton - Reddish South - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Hazel Grove HL Jn - New Mills South Jn - Chinley - Chinley North Jn - Chinley South Jn - Peak Forest - Great Rocks Jn - Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings]
45690 (1) Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings] - Buxton
45690 (1) Buxton - Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings]
45407 (2) Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings] - Hindlow
45690 (1) Hindlow - Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings]
45407 + 45690 Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings] - Great Rocks Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Carnforth

Notes :
(1) 45407 on rear.
(2)
45690 on rear.
(3) 45407 running as 45157 'The Glasgow Highlander'.
(4) The return route was originally advertised via Chinley, Stockport, Denton, Ashton Moss North Jn, Baguley Fold Jn, Philips Park West Jn, Brewery Jn, Rochdale, Todmorden, Stansfield Hall Jn, Copy Pit, Accrington, Blackburn, Preston to Carnforth. However this was changed to that shown above, due to gauging issues.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Carnforth  05.41d [P2] 05.41   20.59a [P2] 20.59
Carnforth North Jn 05/44 05/43   20/57 ?
Morecambe South Jn 05/50 05/51   20/51 20/53
Lancaster 05/53 05/54   20/48 [DF] 20/52 [DF]
Garstang & Catteral 06/05 06/05   20/32 20/38
Preston 06.20a ~ 06.25d [P6] 06.20 ~ 06.25 [P6]   20.14a ~ 20.20d [P4] 20.20 ~ 20.25 [P4]
Ribble Jn 06/26 06/26   20/12 20/18
Farington Curve Jn 06/28 06/28   20/10 20/15
Euxton Jn 06/34 06/32   20/04 20/10
Balshaw Lane 06/36 06/34   20/02 20/08
Wigan North Western 06/48 [P4] 06/45   19/54 [P5] 19/58 [P5]
Wigan South Jn 06/50 06/47   19/51 19/57
Springs Branch Jn 06/51 06/49   19/49 19/54
Golborne Jn  06/57 06/56   19/37 ? ~ 19.40
Lowton Jn 06/58 06/58   19/34 19/33
Parkside Jn 07/00 ? ~ 07.02   19/32 19/31
Astley 07/08 07/10   19/21 19/23
Eccles 07/15 07/17   19/14 19/16
Ordsall Lane Jn 07/20 07/21   19/10 19/11
Deal Street Jn 07/24 07/25   19/08 19/09
Manchester Victoria 07.27a ~ 07.29d [P3] 07.28 ~ 07.33 [P3]   19.01a ~ 19.05d [P3] 19.04 ~ 19.07 [P3]
Miles Platting 07/35 07/36   18/54 19/00
Philips Park West Jn 07/37 07/37   18/53 18/59
Baguley Fold Jn 07/38 07/38   18/50 18/58
Ashton Moss North Jn 07/46 07/44   18/45 18/55
Denton Jn 07/51 07/48   18/39 18/45
Denton 07w55 ~ 08w43 07.50 ~ 08.40   17w55 ~ 18w38 17.51 ~ ?
Denton Station Jn 08/44 08/41   17/51 17/50
Reddish South 08/47 08/45   17/48 17/47
Ash Bridge Jn 08/49 [UGL] 08/46   17/46 17/45
Heaton Norris Jn 08/54 08.51 ~ ? [US]   17/42 17/43
Stockport 08/56 [P0] 08/59 [P0]   17.35 ~ 17.38 [P4] 17.36 ~ 17.39
Edgeley Jn No.1 08/58 09/00   17/33 ? ~ 17.34
Hazel Grove 09/04 [P1] 09/05   17/27 [P2] 17/24
Hazel Grove HL Jn 09/05 09.06 ~ ?   17/26 17/22
New Mills South Jn 09/12 09/18   17/17 17/16
Chinley 09/18 ?   17/12 ? ~ ? [P1]
Chinley North Jn 09/21 09/26   17/10 17/09
Chinley South Jn 09/29 ?   17/08 ? ~ 17.06
Peak Forest SB 09/39 09/38   16/59 16/51
Great Rocks Jn 09t42 ~ 09t43 09.41 ~ 09.42   16t52 ~ 16t53 16.49 ~ 16.49
Topley Pike GF 09/52 09/51   16/47 16/45
Buxton SB 09t59 ~ 09t59 09/53   - -
Buxton [Up Relief Sidings] 10.01 ~ 10.15 09.55 ~ 10.09   - -
Buxton SB 10/17 10/11   - -
Buxton 10.20a [P2] ~ 14.38d [P2] 10.14 [P2] ~ 14.38 [P2]   - -
Buxton SB 14/41 14/41   16t36 ~ 16t36 16/32
Buxton [Up Relief Sidings] 14.43 ~ 14.53 ? ~ 15.04   16.13 ~ 16.34 15.54 ~ ?
Buxton SB 14t55 ~ 14t56 ?   16t10 ~ 16t11 ?
Hindlow 15.31a 15.18   15.40d 15.30


Associated E.C.S. & Light Engine Workings

5Z57 : (45407 with 45690 on rear) : Buxton to Buxton U.R.S.
5Z59 : (45407 with 45690 on rear) : Buxton U.R.S. to Buxton

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Buxton 10.27d [P2] 14.28a [P2]
Buxton SB 10/30 14/25
Buxton U.R.S. 10.32a 14.23d

5Z58 : (45690 with 45407 on rear) : Buxton U.R.S. to Chinley East Jn
5Z58 : (45407 with 45690 on rear) : Chinley East Jn to Chinley North Jn
5Z58 : (45690 with 45407 on rear) : Chinley North Jn to Buxton U.R.S.
(Whole train turned)

Location Booked
Buxton U.R.S. 10.37d
Buxton SB 10t39 ~ 10t40
Topley Pike GF 10/50
Great Rocks Jn 10t55 ~ 10t56
Peak Forest SB 11.10 ~ 11.47
Chinley South Jn 11/55
Chinley East Jn 11.57 ~ 11.59
Chinley North Jn 12.01 ~ 12.04
Chinley South Jn 12/06
Peak Forest SB 12.23 ~ 13.50
Great Rocks Jn 13t56 ~ 13t57
Topley Pike GF 14/06
Buxton SB 14t16 ~ 14t16
Buxton U.R.S. 14.18a


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