24th & 25th March 2018

Branch Line Society / 84G Railtours
The Sussex Salopian / Sunday Salopian

Locos Used 33025, 37518 & 47772 'Carnforth TMD'
Stock Used 4854+99327+1861+99328+5035+99723+3058+99316+13320

Route :
1Z23 : Carnforth to Acton Lane Reception Sidings
1Z24 : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Bognor Regis
1Z25 : Bognor Regis to Crewe
1Z26 : Crewe to Carnforth

Date Tour Name Loco(s) Route
24/03 Sussex Salopian 37518 (2) Carnforth - Lancaster - Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe - Gresty Green Through Siding [No.1 Siding]
24/03 Sussex Salopian 37518 (3) Gresty Green Through Siding [No.1 Siding] - Nantwich - Shrewsbury [UGL] - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Cosford [UGL] - Oxley [UGL] - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot Stadium - Tame Bridge Parkway - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby [Up & Down Through Siding] - Long Buckby - Northampton - Milton Keynes Central - Watford Junction - Wembley European Freight Operations Centre Road 5 - Wembley Yard South Jn - Willesden No.7 Jn - Acton Lane Reception Sidings - Mitre Bridge Jn - North Pole Jn - Kensington Olympia - Latchmere No1 Jn - Clapham Junction - Balham - Streatham Common - Windmill Bridge Jn - East Croydon - South Croydon - Purley - Redhill - Gatwick Airport - Three Bridges - Crawley - Horsham - Pulborough - Arundel Jn - Ford - Barnham - Bognor Regis
24/03 Sussex Salopian 47772 (4) Bognor Regis - Barnham
24/03 Sussex Salopian 37518 (3) Barnham - Chichester - Havant - Farlington Jn - Fratton
24/03 Sussex Salopian 47772 (4) Fratton - Farlington Jn - Havant - Petersfield - Haslemere - Guildford - Ash - North Camp - Wokingham - Reading Spur Jn - Reading New Jn - Reading - Reading West
24/03 Sussex Salopian 37518 (3) Reading West - Down Reading West Curve - Goring and Streatley - Didcot East Jn - Didcot North Jn - Oxford - Banbury - Banbury (New) Down Goods Loop - Reservoir Jn - Leamington Spa - Kenilworth Loop - Coventry - Birmingham International - Birmingham New Street - Soho South Jn - Soho East Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Perry Barr North Jn - Tame Bridge Parkway - Bescot Stadium - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Wolverhampton - Oxley [DGL] - Cosford [DGL] - Wellington - Shrewsbury - Nantwich - Gresty Green Down Through Siding ['Through Siding' - 'Down Salop Siding'] - Crewe Down Salop Goods Line - Crewe
25/03 Sunday Salopian 37518 (3) Crewe - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - Newton-le-Willows - Golborne Jn - Bamfurlong Down Goods Line - Wigan North Western - Preston - Barton & Broughton [DPL] - Oubeck [DGL] - Lancaster - Carnforth [U&DGL2] - Carnforth

Notes:
(1) A joint venture between The Branch Line Society and 84G Railtours raising funds for the Railway Children charity.
(2) 33025 dead-in-tow & 47772 on rear. At Crewe, a hot axle box was detected on 33025 so was removed at Gresty Green Up Through Siding and parked in the West end headshunt. It was still there on our return at night. The plan was for the Cl.37-33 Top & Tail with Cl.47 combo to operate to Acton Lane Reception sidings, Cl.33 T&T with Cl.47 to Bognor & back to Banbury, with the Cl.37 & Cl.47 T&T forward from Banbury DGL to Carnforth with an overnight stop-over in Crewe. The Cl.33 would have run light engine from Banbury to Southall Depot.
(3) 47772 on rear.
(4) 37518 on rear.
(4) 'The Sussex Salopian' tickets were valid for both Saturday & Sunday, but for those passengers unable to attend on the Saturday, the Crewe to Carnforth section on the Sunday was offered & marketed as 'The Sunday Salopian'.
(5) Tour brochure itinerary mistakenly used Acton Main Line Loops rather than Acton Lane Reception, consequently the mileages need amending.
Acton Lane Reception should be 257m 30ch & Kensington Olympia 260m 27ch, with 2m 71ch deducting for all mileages beyond.
(6) During the break at Bognor, an All-Line visit was arranged at The Hotham Park Miniature Railway.

Sources : Alan Sheppard (joined & left at Crewe) & Jim Sellens (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)

(from Alan Sheppard, Jim Sellens & Colin Ward)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Carnforth 04.27d [P2] 04.27d [P2]
 
15.08a [P2] 15.07 [P2]
719.30
0.12
Carnforth North Jn 04/29 04/29
 
15/07 15/06
?
-
Carnforth [D&UGL] - -   14*44 ~ 15*05 [GL] 14.49 ~ 15.05 [UDG2]

?

4.28
Morecambe South Jn 04/33 04/35
 
14/38 14/42
 ?
6.20
Lancaster 04.37a ~ 04.39d [P3] 04.39a ~ 04.40d [P3]
 
14.33a ~ 14.35d [P3] 14.36a ~ 14.38d [P5] [DM]
713.10
9.06
Oubeck Loops ? [UM]  04/46 [UM]   14*27 ~ 14*27 [DGL] 14/30 [DGL]
 ?
17.69
Garstang & Catteral 04/50 04/54
 
14/18 14/20
 ?
22.40
Barton & Broughton ? [UM] 04/59 [UM]   13*43 ~ 14*10 [DPL] 13.43 ~ 14.14 [DPL]
 ?
27.18
Preston 05.02a ~ 05.04d [P2] [SL] 05.04a ~ 05.06d [P2] [US]
 
13.31a ~ 13.34d [P5] 13.31a ~ 13.33d [P5]
692.12
27.62
Ribble Jn 05/06 [FL] 05/08 [US-UF]
 
? ?
 ?
32.53
Euxton Jn 05/12 [FL] 05/14 [UF]
 
13/24 [FL] 13.25 [DF]
 ?
34.73
Balshaw Lane Jn 05/14 [FL] 05/17 [UM]
 
13/21 [FL] 13/24 [DF]
 ?
42.28
Wigan North Western 05/21 [P4] [FL] 05/24 [P4] [UF]
 
13/12 [P5][FL] 13/14 [P5][DM]
 ?
?
Wigan South Jn 05/21 [FL] 05/24 [UF]
 
13/11 [FL] 13/13 [DM]
 ?
43.44
Springs Branch Jn 05/22 [FL] 05/24 [UF]   13/09 [GL] 13/10
 ?
44.49
Bamfurlong Jn ? ?
 
13/06 [GL] 13/08 [DGL]
 ?
48.22
Golborne Jn 05/26 [FL] 05/28 [UM]
 
13/00 [SL] 12.58 ~ 13.00
?
 -
Newton-le-Willows W Jn - -   12/56 12/56

?

 -
Earlestown - -   12/54 [P4] 12/54 [P4]

?

50.49
Winwick Jn 05/28 [FL] 05/30 [UF]   12/45 12/45
?
53.03
Dallam Jn 05/30 [FL] 05/32 [UF]   ? (12/42)

 ?

54.07
Warrington Bank Quay 05/31 [P2] [FL] 05/33 [P2] [UF]   12/40 [P4] [SL] 12/40 [P4] [DS]
?
 -
Walton Old Jn - -   12/37 [OL] 12/38

?

55.74
Acton Grange Jn 05/33 [FL] 05/34 [UM]   12/34 [OL] 12/34 [Dn Helsby]
 ?
61.28
Weaver Jn 05/38 [FL] 05/39
 
12/28 [FL] 12/27 [DM]
 ?
63.60
Acton Bridge 05/41 [FL] 05/41 [UF]
 
12/26 [FL] 12/25
 ?
65.42
Hartford Jn 05/43 [FL] 05/43 [UM]
 
12/24 [SL] [DS] 12/23 [DS]
 ?
70.57
Winsford 05/49 [FL] 05/48 [UF]
 
12/19 [FL] 12/17 [DM]
 ?
77.30
Crewe Coal Yard 06/00 [SL] [US] ? [UF-US]   12/08 [SL] 12/08
?
78.15
Crewe 06.02a ~ 06.07d [P5] 06.04a ~ 06.14d [P5]
 
23.30a ~ 12.05d [P11] [SL] 23.32a ~ 12.05d [P11]
641.15

-

Crewe Down Loop - -   23*26 ~ 23*26 [DGL] 23.27 ~ 23.29 [DGL]

?

78.71
Crewe Gresty Lane 06/09 06/17   23/24 23.23 ~ 23.24
 ?
?
Crewe Gresty Green 06*13 ~ 06*14 [UTS] 06L21 ~ 06L57 [UTS]   23/19 [DTS] 23.15 ~ 23.19 [DTS]
 ?
82.52
Nantwich 06/24 07/06 [P2]   23/13 23/11 [P1]
 ?
87.06
Wrenbury 06/29 07/10 [P2]   23/11 23/07 [P1]
 ?
96.74
Prees 06/38 07/19 [P2]   23/01 22/58 [P1]
 ?
100.15
Wem 06/41 07/21 [P2]   22/55 22/54 [P1]
 ?
 ?
Harlescott LC 06/49 07/29   22/49 22/46
 ?
 ?
Shrewsbury Crewe Bank 06*53 ~ 06*54 [UGL] 07/38 [UGL]   22/44 [DM] 22/43 [DM]
 ?
110.74
Shrewsbury 06.59a ~ 07.01d [P7] 07.41a ~ 07.42d [P7]   22.40a ~ 22.43d [P4] 22.39a ~ 22.42d [P4]
608.36
121.13
Wellington (Shropshire) 07/14 [UML] 07/54 [UM]   22/27 [DML] 22/27 [DM]
 ?
 ?
Madeley Jn (Salop) 07/21 08/00   22/22 22.18 ~ 22.20
 ?
 ?
Cosford Loops 07*30 ~ 07*30 [UGL] 08/08 [UGL]   22*15 ~ 22*15 [DGL] 22/08 [DGL]
 ?
131.51
Cosford 07/32 08/10 [P1]   22/11 22/07 [P2]
 ?
 ?
Oxley Loops 07*44 ~ 07*44 [UGL] 08/23 [UGL]   22*02 ~ 22*02 [DGL] 21/55 [DGL]
 ?
139.38
Stafford Road Jn (Oxley) 07/47 08/26   21/58 21/52
 ?
140.11
Wolverhampton North Jn 07/48 08/27   21/56 21/50
 ?
140.48
Wolverhampton 07c50 ~ 07c54 [P3] 08.29 ~ 08.33 [P3]   21/54 [P2] 21/49 [P2]
 ?
142.38
Portobello Jn (West Mids) 07/59 08/38   21/47 21/43
 ?
143.58
Darlaston Jn 08/08 08/42   21/43 21/39
 ?
144.76
Bescot Stadium 08/09 08/43   21/41 21/38
 ?
145.75
Tame Bridge Parkway 08.12a ~ 08.16d [P1] 08.45a ~ 08.46d [P1]   21.35a ~ 21.38d [P2] 21.34a ~ 21.35d [P2]
573.35
 ?
Perry Barr North Jn 08/21 08/50   21/28 21.26 ~ 21.27
569.77
151.55
Aston 08/26 [P2] 08/53 [P2]   - -

-

- Perry Barr West Jn - -   21/27 21/24
 ?
- Soho East Jn - -   21/22 21/20
 ?
- Soho South Jn - -   21/20 21/19
567.06
- Birmingham New Street - -   21.10a ~ 21.13d [P4] 20.10a ~ 20.14d [P4]
565.03
- Proof House Jn - -   21/07 [WL] 21/07
 ?
153.43
Stechford 08/31 08/58   21/02 21/03
561.18
157.76
Birmingham International 08.36a ~ 08.50d [P5] 09.06a ~ 09.09d [P5]   20.53a ~ 20.56d [P5] 20.56a ~ 20.58d [P1]
556.65
168.32
Coventry North Jn 09/02 09/20 [UDS]   20/41 20/45
 ?
168.52
Coventry 09*03 ~ 09*04 [UDS] [P4] 09.21 ~ 09.23 [UDS] [P4]   20/40 [P4] [UDS] 20/44 [P4] [UDS]
546.09

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
 ?
Rugby Trent Valley Jn 09/18 [GL] 09/36 [US]
 ?
Rugby UDT Sig.RN.4184 09*22 ~ 09*22 [USL] 09/37
180.11
Rugby 09/24 [P6][UNL] 09/38 [P6]
181.23
Hillmorton Jn 09/26 09/39
181.55
Daventry North Jn 09/30 09/42
187.14
Long Buckby 09/36 09/47
 ?
Northampton Mill Lane Jn 09/46 [UDS] 09/56
 ?
Northampton North Jn 09*50 ~ 10*06 09.59 ~ 10.08
196.63
Northampton 10/09 [UML] 10/09 [UM]
205.66
Hanslope Jn 10/19 [SL] 10/21 [US]
212.66
Milton Keynes Central 10/26 [P1] [SL] 10/26 [P1] [US]
214.79
Denbigh Hall South Jn 10/32 [GL] 10/30
 ?
Bletchley Up & Down Relief 2 10*35 ~ 10*35 [R2] 10/31 [UDR2]
215.77
Bletchley 10/38 [P5] [SL] 10/32 [P5]
225.16
Ledburn Jn 10/45 [SL] 10/42 [US]
231.01
Tring 10/52 [P5] [SL] 10/46 [P5]
 ?
Bourne End Jn 10/57 [SL] 10/52 [US]
245.17
Watford Junction 11.05a ~ 11.08d [P9] [SL] 11.02a ~ 11.07d [P9]
251.21
Harrow & Wealdstone 11/14 [SL] 11/14 [US]
254.42
Wembley Central 11/19 [P6] 11/20 [P6]
 ?
Wembley North Yard 11*24 ~ 11*24 [No.5 Road] 11.24 ~ 11.30 [Recp5]
255.71
Wembley Yard South Jn 11/29 [DR] 11/32 [South Dep-DnWnR]
256.52
Willesden No.7 Jn 11/32 11/38 [DnWnR]
258.46
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 11L35 ~ 11L53 11.41 ~ 11.50 [No.2 Recp.]
 ?
Willesden West London Jn 11/57 11/52
 ?
Mitre Bridge Jn 11/58 11/53
 ?
North Pole Jn 11/59 11/54
 ?
Shepherds Bush Sig.VC.808 11.57 ~ 12.03 [P1]
263.18
Kensington (Olympia) 12/03 [P2] [UWL] [Up-DnWL] 12/05 [P2] [Dn-UpWL]
 ?
Latchmere Jn 12/10 [UWL] 12.10 ~ 12.12 [Up-DnWL]
266.50
Clapham Junction 12*13 ~ 12*17 [P17] [SL] [Dn-UpWL] 12c15 ~ 12c18 [P17]
268.45
Balham 12/22 [P1] [SL] 12/23 [P1]
 ?
Streatham North Jn 12/25 [SL] 12/26
270.41
Streatham Common 12/26 [P1] [SL] 12/26 [P1]
273.24
Selhurst 12/35 [P1] [SL] 12/34 [P1]
273.76
Windmill Bridge Jn 12/37 [SL] 12/37
274.35
East Croydon 12/38 [P2] [RVS] 12/40 [P2]
275.28
South Croydon 12*42 ~ 12*44 [P4] [SL] 12/43 [P4]
277.36
Purley 12/49 [P4] [SL] 12/47 [P4]
290.65
Stoats Nest Jn 12/50 [SL] 12/49
311.40
Redhill 12/58 [P0] [SL] 13/00 [P0]
312.35
Earlswood 13/01 [P2] [SL] 13/03 [P2]
317.32
Gatwick Airport 13/06 [P2] [SL] 13/12 [P3]
320.06
Three Bridges 13*11 ~ 13*17 [P1] 13.19 ~ 13.21 [P1]
321.34
Crawley 13/21 [P2] 13/23 [P2]
328.41
Horsham 13/29 [P3] 13/33 [P3]
335.56
Billingshurst 13/37 [P2] 13/41 [P2]
340.65
Pulborough 13/42 [P2] 13/46 [P2]
353.20
Arundel Jn 13/53 13/56
353.74
Ford 13/55 [P2] 13/58 [P2]
356.48
Barnham 14/00 [P2] 14/03 [P2]
360.14
Bognor Regis 14.07a [P1] ~ 15.20d [P2] 14.10 [P1] ~ ??.?? [P2]
363.60
Barnham 15.28 ~ 15.39 [P1] 15.30a ~ 15.38d [P1]
370.02
Chichester 15/45 [P2] 15/47 [P2]
377.01
Emsworth 15/53 [P2] 15/54
378.72
Havant [Dn-Up] 15/59 [P1] [Up-Dn] 16/01 [P1]
381.69
Farlington Jn 16/04 16/05
382.34
Portcreek Jn 16/05 16/06
 ?
Fratton East 16/08 [UDL] 16/10
385.15
Fratton 16.10a ~ 16.16d [P2] 16.12 ~ 16.22 [P2]
 ?
Portcreek Jn 16/20 16/26
 ?
Farlington Jn 16/21 16/27
391.38
Havant 16/25 [P1] 16/32 [P1]
403.01
Petersfield 16/40 [P1] 16/49 [P1]
 ?
Haslemere 16/55 [P2] 17/03 [P2]
424.34
Farncombe 17/06 [P1] 17/12
426.30
Shalford Jn 17/08 17/14
427.67
Guildford 17*11 ~ 17*26 [P6] 17p18a ~ 17p27d [P7]
446.50
Ash 17/35 [P2] 17/37 [P2]
 ?
Aldershot South Jn 17/36 17/38
448.50
North Camp 17/38 [P2] 17/39
 ?
Blackwater 17/46 [P2] 17/44
459.40
Wokingham 18/01 [P2] 17/53
463.33
Earley 18/09 [P1] 17/58
465.28
Reading Spur Jn 18/11 18/00
 ?
Reading New Jn 18/12 [DML] 18/01
466.20
Reading 18/13 [P7] [WL] 18/04 [P7]
467.09
Oxford Road Jn 18/15 18/05
 ?
Reading West ? 18c06 ~ 18c09 [P1]
467.17
Reading Sig.T.2804 18.17 ~ 18.25 18.12 ~ 18.19
 ?
Reading West ? 18.22 ~ 18.28
 ?
Oxford Road Jn 18/28 18/29
 ?
Reading West Jn 18/30 [RL] 18/32
475.02
Goring & Streatley 18.39a ~ 18.41d [P3] [RL] 18.42a ~ 18.43d [P3]
483.08
Didcot East Jn 18/51 18/53
483.32
Didcot North Jn 18/52 18/54
491.30
Kennington Jn 18/59 19/00
493.63
Oxford 19/01 [TL] 19/03 [DM]
496.54
Wolvercote Jn 19/05 19/05
505.43
Heyford 19/13 [P2] 19/14
511.34
Aynho Jn 19/18 19/19
515.71
Banbury Depot Jn 19/24 [DCV] 19/24 [DCV]
516.38
Banbury 19/25 [P1] 19c25 ~ 19c29 [P1]
516.69
Banbury North Jn 19/26 [DGL] 19/33 [DGL]
 ?
Banbury Down Goods Loop 19L28 ~ 20L00 19.35 ~ 20.01 [DGL]
 ?
Banbury Sig.OL.7143 20/00 20/01
517.54
Reservoir Jn 20/01 20/02
525.00
Fenny Compton 20/10 20/12
536.37
Leamington Spa 20/19 [DM] 20/22 [DM]
537.36
Milverton Jn 20/21 20/24
 ?
Kenilworth ? 20/30
541.00
Kenilworth Jns 20*27 ~ 20*32 20.34 ~ 20.37 [UDL]
543.51
Gibbet Hill Jn 20/36 20/40

Timings continue in first table.
Mileages taken from Tour Brochure (see note 5).

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