28th April 2018

Branch Line Society
The Inverclyde First Aider

Locos Used 37685 'Loch Arkaig' & 47772 'Carnforth TMD'
Stock Used 4905+4994+1861+4973+5032+99304+3058+1961+99121

Route :
1Z48 : Crewe to Eastfield DPL
1Z49 : Eastfield DPL to Newton-on-Ayr
1Z50 : Newton-on-Ayr to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
47772 (1) Crewe - Dn Refuge Siding
37685 (2) Dn Refuge Siding - Crewe - Dn Slow - Dn Helsby - Warrington Bank Quay - Dallam Jn - Dallam Royal Mail Central Access - Dallam Royal Mail P2 (4)
47772 (1) Dallam Royal Mail P2 - Dallam Royal Mail P1
37685 (2) Dallam Royal Mail P1 - Cental Exit - Bamfurlong DF to DS - Wigan Dn & Up Passenger Loop - Wigan North Western - Preston - Barton & Broughton DPL - Penrith (Down Slow) - Upperby Dn Goods Loop - Upperby Jn - Carlisle - Gretna Jn - Quintinshill DPL - Lockerbie - Abington DPL - Carstairs - Sheildmuir (5) - Motherwell - Braidhurst DGL - Mossend Dn Reception - Coatbridge Dn Goods - Gartcosh - Springburn - Eastfield Loop
47772 (1) Eastfield Loop - Springburn - Down City Union - Shields Jn - Arkleston (Paisley) DGL - Paisley Gilmour Street - Elderslie UPL - Brownhill DPL - Barassie (6) - Falkland DGL - Newton-on-Ayr - Mauchline Jn - New Cumnock UGL - Thornhill UPL - Dumfries - Mossband Jn Up Goods - Up Avoiding/ Arrival - Up Avoiding - Up Goods - Caldew Jn - Carlisle - Tebay Up & Dn Gds - Carnforth No 1 Up & Dn Gds - Preston - Wigan North Western - Up Goods - Golborne Jn - Winwick Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Up Main - Action Bridge Up Slow - Up Fast - Crewe Coal Yard UF to US - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 37685 on rear.
(2) 47772 on rear.
(3) A Charity Tour raising funds for St John Ambulance.
(4) The original plan to reverse within Warrington Royal Mail Terminal to Dallam Freight Yard was refused. The result was that the Tour arrived into P.2 via the Central Entrance/Exit using the scissors crossover, reversed along the platform face to P.1, then reversed again using the other half of the scissors crossover to leave via the Central Entrance/Exit.
(5) Shieldmuir Royal Mail Terminal not covered due to no driver being found to move the stabled 325 unit.
(6) Barassie DPL not covered due to interlocking not clearing.

Source : Alan Sheppard (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

add
Crewe 05.29d [P5] 05.29d [P5]   - -

-

add
Down Refuge Siding 05.32 ~ 05.40 [DRS] 05.36 ~ 05.40 [MP 157]   - -

-

0.00
Crewe 05/42 [P5] [SL] 05/43 [P5]   22.25a [P5] 22.25 [P5]
529.10
0.65
Crewe Coal Yard 05/45 [SL] 05/46 [DS]   22/23 [SL] 22/23 [US]
528.25
7.05
Winsford 06/05 [FL] 05.54 ~ 06.10   22/14 [FL] 22/15 [US]
?
12.53
Hartford Jn 06/10 [FL] 06/17 [DF]   21*52 ~ 22*06 [FL] 22.05 ~ 22.05
 ?
14.35
Acton Bridge 06/11 [FL] 06/19 [P3]   21/48 [SL] 21/46 [US]
 ?
16.67
Weaver Jn 06/14 [FL] 06/21   21/46 [FL] 21/43
 ?
22.17
Acton Grange Jn 06/19 [OL] 06/29   21/41 [FL] 21/38
506.63
23.27
Walton Old Jn 06/22 [OL] 06/32   - -

-

24.15
Warrington Bank Quay 06.25a ~ 06.27d [P3] [FL] 06.35a ~ 06.36d [P3]   21.33a ~ 21.36d [P2] [FL] 21.33a ~ 21.35d [P2]
505.02
25.19
Dallam Jn 06/30 06/38   21/31 [FL] 21/31 [US-UF]
?
25.56
Warrington RMT 06.34 ~ [P2] 06.42 ~ 06.45 [P2]   - -

-

26.26
Dallam Freight Yard DIV DIV   - -

-

 
Warrington RMT ~ 06.52 [P1][USL] 06.50 ~ 06.52 [P1]   - -

-

28.73
Winwick Jn 06/57 [FL] 06/57   21/28 [SL] 21/27
501.44

-

Earlestown - -   DIV DIV
500.10

-

Newton-le-Willows - -   DIV DIV
498.59
31.20
Golborne Jn 07/00 [FL] 07/01   21/22 [FL] 21/22
498.06
34.73
Bamfurlong Jn 07/06 [SL] 07/07 [DS]   21/17 [SL] 21/16
494.33
35.72
Springs Branch Jn 07/08 [UDS] 07/09 [D/UPL]   21/14 [GL] 21/13 [UG]
 ?
36.24
Wigan South Jn 07/10 [DPL] 07/11 [D/UPL]   21/13 [GL] 21/12 [UG]
 ?
36.79
Wigan Station Jn ? 07/12 [D/UPL-DM]   21/12 [UPL] 21/11 [UPL]
 ?
37.14
Wigan North Western 07.12a ~ 07.14d [P5][FL] 07.13a ~ 07.14 [P5]   21.07a ~ 21.10d [P1][UPL] 21.09a ~ 21.11d [P1]
492.12
44.49
Balshaw Lane 07/23 [SL] 07/24 [DS]   20/56 [FL] 20.51 ~ 20.56
 ?
46.69
Euxton Jn 07/25 [SL] 07/26 [DS]   20/53 [SL] 20/45 [US]
 ?
49.43
Farington Jn 07/29 [FL] 07/29 [DS]   ? 20/42 [US]
 ?
50.55
Farington Curve Jn ? 07/32 [DS]   20/49 [SL] 20/41 [US]
 ?
51.08
Skew Bridge Jn ? 07/34 [DG]   ? 20/39 [US]
 ?
51.60
Ribble Jn 07/32 [FL] 07.37 ~ 07.41 [DG-UF]   20/47 [SL] 20/39 [UF-US]
 ?
52.24
Preston 07.34a ~ 07.36d [P7] [UDG] 07.45a ~ 07.46d [P7] [UDG]   20.43a ~ 20.46d [P3] [FL] 20.34a ~ 20.37d [P6]
477.02
56.54
Barton & Broughton ? [DM] 07.56 ~ 08.03 [DPL]   ? [UM] 20/27 [UM]
 ?
61.53
Garstang & Catteral 07/45 08/09   20/32 20/24
 ?
73.22
Lancaster 07/54 [DFL] 08/19 [DF]   20/23 [UFL] 20/14 [UF]
456.04
75.14
Morecambe South Jn 07/56 08/21   20/21 20/13
 ?
78.78
Carnforth South Jn ? 08/24   ? 20/08
 ?
?
Carnforth Dn & Up GL - -   20.06 ~ 20.14 [D&UGL1] 20/07 [D&UGL1]
449.66
79.30
Carnforth North Jn 07/59 08/24   20/03 20/06
 ?
92.33
Oxenholme : Lake District 08/09 [P2] 08/34 [P2]   19/48 [P1] 19/52 [P1]
?
105.02
Tebay 08/22 08/45 [DM]   19.35 ~ 19.36 [D&UGL] 19/39 [D&UGL]
423.66
123.36
Penrith South Jn 08/41 [DS] 09/02 [DS]   - -

-

124.42
Penrith : North Lakes 08*45 ~ 08*57 [P3] 09/04 [P3]   19/14 [P1] 19/17 [P1]
 ?
141.01
Upperby Bridge Jn 09/17 [DGL] 09/21 [DGL]   ? 18/59
 ?
141.45
Upperby Jn 09/21 09/23 [DGL-DM]   ? 18/58 [UM]
 ?
142.31
Carlisle 09.24a ~ 09.26d [P3] 09.27a ~ 09.29d [P3]   18.42a ~ 18.53d [P1] 18.38a ~ 18.55d [P1]
 ?
?
Carlisle North Jn ? ?   ? 18/36 [UM-No.1 Rd]
 ?
143.04
Caldew Jn ? 09/31   18/38 [DML] 18.30 ~ 18.33 [UG-UM]
386.75
144.30
Kingmoor Jn ? 09/33   Sig.482 18*30 ~ 18*32 [UG] 18.21 ~ 18.24
 ?
150.08
Mossband Jn ? 09/38   18/15 [UA] 18/03 [UM-UG]
379.11
151.08
Gretna Jn 09/36 09/39   18/10 18/01
378.18

 

M.C

Location Booked Actual
152.23
Quintinshill Pass Loops 09*40 ~ 10*12 [DPL] 09.42 ~ 10.10 [DPL]
155.23
Kirkpatrick Sig.MC.863 10/17 10/16
168.17
Lockerbie 10/29 [P1] 10/29 [P1]
182.11
Beattock 10/40 [DM] 10/39
192.15
Beattock Summit 10/53 [DM] 10/48 [DM]
200.21
Abington 11/00 [DM] 10/56 [DPL]
215.68
Carstairs South Jn 11/12 11.11 ~ 11.12
216.00
Carstairs 11/14 [P1] 11/14 [P1]
218.39
Lanark Jn 11/18 11/17
226.37
Law Jn 11/27 11/26 [DPL]
229.57
Shieldmuir RMT 11*34 ~ 11*52 [RMT] 11/33 [DM]
230.10
Shieldmuir 11/55 [P1] 11/34 [P1]
231.69
Motherwell 11/59 [P2] 11/38 [P2]
233.39
Mossend South Jn 12/04 11/45
233.73
Mossend North Jn 12/05 11/46
233.79
Mossend Down Recp. 12*07 ~ 12*09 [No.4 Dn Rec] 11/50 [No.3 Dn Rec]
235.03
Mossend North Exit 12/19 11.56 ~ 12.04
236.14
Whifflet South Jn 12/22 12/08
237.19
Coatbridge Central 12*24 ~ 12*42 [P1] 12p11a ~ 12p35d
237.52
Coatbridge DGL 12.46 ~ 12.48 [DGL] 12/38 [DGL]
238.20
Gartsherrie South Jn 12/51 12/39
239.42
Gartcosh Jn 12/55 12.42 ~ 12.53
246.06
Springburn 13/09 [P1] 13/09 [P1]
246.59
Cowlairs West Jn 13/11 13/11
246.78
Eastfield DPL 13.14 ~ 13.22 13.12 ~ 13.21
247.17
Cowlairs West Jn 13/25 13/22
 ?
Springburn 13/36 [P2] 13.23 ~ 13.32
250.10
Bellgrove 13/45 [P1] 13/40 [P1]
250.37
High Street Jn 13/46 13/42
252.66
Shields Jn 13/56 [DA] 13/55
257.25
Arkleston Jn 14/01 [DA] 14/01
 ?
Paisley DGL 14*03 ~ 14*29 [DGL] 14.03 ~ 14.30 [DGL]
258.30
Paisley Gilmour Street 14/31 [P4] 14/33 [P4]
260.60
Elderslie U.P.L. 14*35 ~ 14*42 [UPL] 14.39 ~ 14.42 [UPL]
267.41
Lochwinnoch 14/53 [P2] 14/50 [P2]
272.62
Brownhill D.P.L. 15*00 ~ 15*08 [DPL] 14.57 ~ 15.08 [DPL]
274.26
Dalry 15/10 [P2] 15/10
277.64
Kilwinning 15/14 [P4] 15/14 [P4]
281.12
Irvine 15/18 [P2] 15/17 [P2]
 ?
Barassie Stn ? 15.22 ~ 15.26
284.69
Barassie Jn 15/23 15/27 [DM]
285.21
Barassie DPL 15.25 ~ 15.26 [DPL] DIV (15/27 [DM])
286.05
Troon ? 15/28 [P2]
292.33
Prestwick Town 15/31 [P2] 15/32 [P2]
293.72
Falkland Jn 15/33 15/36
293.73
Falkland DGL 15.36 ~ 15.37 [DGL] 15/37 [DGL]
294.32
Newton-on-Ayr 15.39 ~ 15.41 [P2] 15.38 ~ 15.39 [P2]
294.40
Newton Jn (Strathclyde) 15/43 15/39
 ?
Ayr Sig.GPA.335 15t45 ~ 15t47 15.42 ~ 15.44
298.51
Annbank 15/56 15/51
305.15
Mauchline 16t07 ~ 16t09 16.04 ~ 16.05 [Dn Bch]
309.51
Auchinleck 16/16 [P2] 16/12 [P2]
316.10
Bank Jn 16/23 16/23
316.71
New Cumnock 16*26 ~ 16*27 [UGL] 16/29 [UGL]
324.36
Kirkconnel 16/36 [P2] 16/39 [P2]
339.63
Thornhill 16.56 ~ 16.57 [UPL] 17/00 [UPL]
350.38
Holywood 17/08 17/11
353.68
Dumfries 17.14a ~ 17.40d [P2] 17p16a ~ 17p38d [P2]
369.26
Annan 17/57 [P1] 17/53 [P1]

Timings continue in first table.

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