14th June 2018

Branch Line Society
The Nosey Peaker

Locos Used 37401 'Mary Queen of Scots', 37407 & 37424 'Avro Vulcan XH558' (3)
Stock Used 17105+3345+3356+3304+3364+1657+1200+3397+3386+3314+3333

Route : 
1Z49 : Stafford to Buxton
1Z50 : Buxton to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
37424 + 37407 (1) Stafford - Madeley - Basford Hall Jn - Crewe S.S.N. - Coal Sidings Passing Line - Crewe
37401 (2) Crewe - Gresty Lane Jn - Crewe P.A.D.
37424 + 37407 (1) Crewe P.A.D. - Gresty Lane Jn - Salop Goods Jn - Sydney Bridge Jn - Sandbach - Stockport - Heaton Norris Jn - Levenshulme - Slade Lane Jn - Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Oxford Road - Deansgate - Water Street Jn - Irwell Bridge Jn - Salford Central - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Philips Park West Jn - Baguley Fold Jn - Aston Moss North Jn - Denton - Reddish South - Heaton Norris Jn - Stockport - Hazel Grove - Furness Vale - Chapel-en-le-Frith - Buxton [Down & Up Hindlow] (4)
37401 (2) Buxton [Down & Up Hindlow] - Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings]
37424 + 37407 (1) Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings]  - Topley Pike - Great Rocks Jn - Peak Forest - Chinley South Jn - Chinley North Jn - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Hazel Grove HL Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton Jn - Deansgate Jn - Altrincham - Northwich - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 37401 on rear.
(2) 37407 + 37424 on rear.
(3) 37424 running as 37558.
(4) At Buxton the tour ran on to the Hindlow branch to signal BN37, due to a Northern unit in the platform.
(5) This tour raised funds for the 'Railway Children' charity and utilised the stock for the 'Three Peaks Challenge'.

Source : Paul Warburton (on the tour from Crewe)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Stafford 07.58d [P3] 07.59
Stafford North Jn 07/59 [DS] 08/00
Little Bridgeford Jn 08/03 08/05
Searchlight Lane Jn 08/04 08/06
Madeley 08/13 08/15
Basford Hall Jn 08/23 [DFI] 08/22
Crewe Basford Hall S.S.N. 08/28 ?
Crewe 08.36a ~ 09.00d [P12] 08.36 ~ 09.00 [P12]
Crewe Gresty Lane 09/02 [USM-DSM]
Crewe P.A.D. 09.06 ~ 09.17 [Line 2]
Crewe Gresty Lane 09/21 [DSM-DSI]
Salop Goods Jn 09/27 09/32 [DMI]
Sydney Bridge Jn 09/34 09/38
Sandbach 09/40 [P2] 09/45 [P2]
Chelford Loop 09.51 ~ 09.52 [DPL] 09/56 [DPL]
Alderley Edge 09/58 10/01
Wilmslow 10/00 [P3] 10/03
Cheadle Hulme 10/04 10/10 [P1]
Adswood Road Jn 10/06 10/17 [DF]
Edgeley No.1 Jn 10/09 10/20 [DF-DS]
Stockport 10/10 [P4] 10/22 [P4] [DS-DF]
Heaton Norris Jn 10/13 10/25 [DF-DS]
Levenshulme 10/21 10/29 [P2]
Slade Lane Jn 10/23 10/30 [DS]
Ardwick Jn 10/25 10/33 [DS]
Manchester Piccadilly 10/29 [P14] 10/37 [DS] [P14]
Manchester Oxford Road 10/32 [P1] 10/49 [P1]
Deansgate 10/33 [P2] 10/50 [P1]
Castlefield Jn 10/33 10/50
Water Street Jn 10/34 10/51
Irwell Bridge Jn 10/35 10/52
Salford Central 10/36 10/54 [P3]
Deal Street Jn 10/37 10/58 [USS]
Manchester Victoria 10.39a ~10.41d [P4] 10.59 ~ 11.01 [P4] [DRS]
Miles Platting 10/45 11/05
Philips Park West Jn 10/45 11/06
Baguley Fold Jn 10/46 11/07
Ashton Moss North Jn 10/50 11/11
Denton Jn 10/56 11/16
Denton 10.58a ~ 11.20d 11.17 ~ 11.25
Reddish South Jn 11/23 11/29
Ash Bridge Jn 11/25 11/31 [UGL]
Heaton Norris Jn 11/29 11/35 [UF]
Stockport 11/31 [P2] 11/37 [P2]
Edgeley No.2 Jn 11/32 11/39 [UF-US]
Edgeley No.1 Jn 11/33 11/40 [UHV]
Hazel Grove 11/41 [P1] 11/44 [P1]
Furness Vale 11/58 11/56
Chapel-en-le-Frith 12/09 12/09
Buxton 12.22a ~ 12.40d [P2] DIV
Buxton [Sig.BN37] DIV 12.22 ~ 12.35 [UM-DH]
Buxton S.B. 12/43 ?
Buxton [XYZ / Up Relief Sidings] 12.45 ~ 12.57 12.38 ~ 12.46 [Y]
Buxton S.B. 12t59 ~ 13t00 ?
Topley Pike GF 13/09 ?
Great Rocks Jn 13t17 ~ 13t19 13/01?
Peak Forest S.B. 13.25 ~ 13.40 13.06 ~ 13.21 [UG]
Chinley South Jn 13/50 ?
Chinley North Jn 13/52 13/46
Chinley 13/53 ?
New Mills South Jn 13/57 13/52 [DHV]
Hazel Grove HL Jn 14/07 14/01 [DCL]
Northenden Jn 14/21 14/15
Skelton Jn 14/26 ?
Deansgate Jn 14/27 ?
Navigation Road 14/28 ?
Altrincham 14.29a ~ 14.55d [P4] 14.26 ~ 14.55 [P4]
Hale 14/57 ?
Mobberley 15/02 15/03
Knutsford 15/06 ?
Plumley West S.B. 15/11 15/10
Northwich East Jn 15/17 [D&UG]
Northwich 15/20 ?
Northwich South Jn 15/22 ?
Middlewich 15/37 15/33
Sandbach 15.53 ~ 16.00 [P3] 15.47 ~ 16.03 [P3]
Sandbach South Jn ? [U&DP-UW]
Sydney Bridge Jn 16/08 16/10
Crewe [Up Manchester Loop] 16.09 ~ 16.17 16.11 ~ 16.20 [UML]
Crewe 16.20a [P1] 16.22 [P1]


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