21st July 2018

UK Railtours
The Crewe Open Day Special

Locos Used 68016 'Fearless' & 88005 'Minerva'
Stock Used 17105+3364+3304+1657+3356+3345+3397+1200+5998+5961+6024+6054+6158

Route :
1Z18 : London Euston to Crewe
1Z19 : Crewe to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
88005 (1) London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Crewe
68016 (2) Crewe - Chester - Saltney Jn - Wrexham General - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Cosford - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Sutton Park - Park Lane Jn - Water Orton - Coleshill Parkway - Whitacre Jn - Nuneaton - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Northampton) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 68016 on rear.
(2) 88005 on rear.
(3) This tour was run in conjunction with the D.R.S. Depot open day at Crewe Gresty Lane.
(4) During the layover at Crewe the locos swapped ends of the tour stock.


88005 on arrival at Crewe with 1Z18 (photo: Nick Bartlett)

Sources : David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett (both on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Nick Bartlett)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Euston 08.28d [P14] 08.28 [P16]   20.42a [P4] 20.48 [P16] 384.21
? Camden South Jn 08/31 [C]  08/32 [D]   20/38 [B] 20/45 [B-X-E] ?
1.54 Camden Jn 08/32 [DS] 08/33 [DS]   20/38 [B] 20/44 [B] 382.47
5.65 Willesden West London Jn 08/35 [DS] 08/38 [DS]   20/35 [US] 20/40 [US] 378.78
8.04 Wembley Central 08/37 [DS] 08/40 [DS]   20/31 [US] 20/37 [US] 376.17
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 08/41 [DS] 08/43 [P5] [DS]   20/28 [US] 20/35 [P6] [US] ?
17.35 Watford Junction 08.47a ~ 08.50d [P8] [DS] 08.49 ~ 08.52 [P8] [DS]   20.20a ~ 20.23d [P9] [US] 20.25 ~ 20.29 [P9] [US] 366.66
? Bourne End Jn 08/57 [DS] 09/00 [DS]   20/12 [US] 20/11 [US] ?
31.53 Tring 09/04 [DS] 09/04 [P3] [DS]   20/04 [US] 20/05 [P5] [US] 352.48
38.16 Ledburn Jn 09*11 ~ 09*24 [DS] 09/08 [DS]   19/54 [US] 20/01 [US] 346.05
46.46 Bletchley 09/35 [P3] [DS] 09/19 [P3] [DS]   19/47 [P4] [US] 19/54 [P4] [US] 337.55
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 09.41a ~ 09.44 [P3] [DS] 09.24 ~ 09.44 [P3] [DS]   19.40a ~ 19.43d [P2] [US] 19.45 ~ 19.50 [P2] [US] 334.36
56.47 Hanslope Jn 09/50 [DS-DF] 09/51 [DS-DF]   19/34 [US] 19/37 [US] 327.54
69.56 Weedon 09/58 10/01   - - -
- Northampton - -   19/26 19/28 [UNF] 318.33
- Long Buckby - -   19/16 19/18 308.64
- Daventry North Jn - -   19/10 19/13 303.25
? Hillmorton Jn 10/06 [DF] 10/10   19/08 [UN] 19/11 [UN] ?
82.40 Rugby 10.08a ~ 10.11 [P2] [DS] 10.12 ~ 10.15 [P1]   19.03a ~ 19.06d [P5] 19.05 ~ 19.08 [P5] 299.34
? Trent Valley Jn 10/12 [DS] 10/17   19/01 [US] 19/03 298.56
? Newbold Jn 10/15 10/18   19/00 19/00 ?
87.72 Brinklow 10/23 [DF] 10/20   18/56 18/57 ?
? Attleborough Jn 10/30 [DF-DS] 10/25 [DF-DS]   18/49 18/49 ?
97.10 Nuneaton 10/33 [DS] 10/27 [P2] [DS]   18/47 [UF] 18.44 ~ 18.46 [P7] [US] 284.64

 

M.C. Location Booked Actual
? Amington Jn 10/44 [DS-DF] 10.40 ~ 10.42 [DS-DF]
116.23 Lichfield North Jn 10/49 [DF] 10/48 [DF]
124.22 Rugeley North Jn 10/53 [DF] 10/53 [DF]
127.08 Colwich 10/58 [DF] 10/54
133.43 Stafford 11/02 [DF] 10/59 [DF]
138.72 Norton Bridge 11/06 [DF] 11/03 [DF]
149.74 Madeley 11/13 [DF] 11/10 [DF]
156.16 Basford Hall Jn 11/19 [DF-DS] 11/16 [DF-DS]
158.00 Crewe 11.27a ~ 15.35d [P12] 11.26 ~ 15.35 [P12]
159.41 Crewe Steel Works 15/38 15/39
168.60 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 15/47 15/47
179.10 Chester 16/00 [DM] 16/03 [D&UM]
179.48 Chester South Jn 16/01 16/05
181.01 Saltney Jn 16/03 16/07
186.47 Rossett Jn 16/15 16.13 ~ 16.15
191.25 Wrexham General 16/21 16/23 [P1]
? Ruabon 16/26 16/28
? Chirk 16/31 16/33
203.41 Gobowen 16/34 16/36
221.45 Shrewsbury 16/59 17/12 [UM]
? Abbey Foregate Jn 16/59 17/14
231.70 Wellington 17/14 17/26 [UM]
? Telford Central 17/21 17/29
236.65 Madeley Jn 17/23 17/31
242.22 Cosford 17/30 17/36
250.09 Stafford Road Jn 17/42 17/43
250.62 Wolverhampton North Jn 17/43 17/45
251.25 Wolverhampton 17*46 ~ 17*48 [P4] 17/47 [P2]
253.09 Portobello Jn 17/52 17/53
256.08 Darlaston Jn 17/56 17/57
257.09 Pleck Jn 17/58 [SL] 17/59
257.74 Walsall 18/00 18/02 [P1]
258.36 Ryecroft Jn 18/02 18/04
? Sutton Park 18/14 18/15
270.05 Park Lane Jn 18/21 18/22
270.74 Water Orton West Jn 18/23 18/23
271.35 Water Orton 18/24 18/25 [P1]
? Coleshill Parkway 18/26 18/27 [P2]
274.20 Whitacre Jn 18/28 18/29
? Nuneaton Abbey Jn 18/44 [UC] 18/41 [UA]

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

21/07/18 : 
5Z18 : (68016 with 88005 on rear) : Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings to London Euston

Location Booked
Burton Wetmore Sidings 03.50d
Wetmore Jn 03.54 ~ 04.00
Burton-on-Trent 04/03
Wichnor Jn 04/08
Tamworth HL 04/14
Kingsbury Jn 04/19
Water Orton 04/23
Water Orton West Jn 04/25
Park Lane Jn 04/27
Sutton Park 04/32
Ryecroft Jn 04/47
Walsall 04/49
Pleck Jn 04/51
Bescot Stadium 04/53
Perry Barr North Jn 04/58
Aston 05/01
Stechford 05/07
Birmingham International 05/12
Coventry 05/24
Trent Valley Jn 05/36
Rugby 05c38 ~ 06c00
Hillmorton Jn 06/02
Weedon 06/12
Hanslope Jn 06/25
Milton Keynes Central 06/32
Bletchley 06/36
Ledburn Jn 06/44
Tring 06/51
Bourne End Jn 06/57
Watford Junction 07/05
Harrow & Wealdstone 07/11
Wembley Central 07/15
Willesden West London Jn 07/21
Camden Jn 07/27
Camden South Jn 07/28
London Euston 07.31a [P14]

5Z18 : (68016 with 88005 on rear) : Crewe to Gresty Green [Up Loop]
5Z18 : (88005 with 68016 on rear) : Gresty Green [Up Loop] to Crewe H.S.
5Z19 : (88005 with 68016 on rear) : Crewe H.S. to Gresty Green [Up Loop]
5Z19 : (68016 with 88005 on rear) : Gresty Green [Up Loop] to Crewe
(Locos swapped ends)

Location Booked (out) Booked (rtn)
Crewe 11.47d [P12] 15.05a [P12]
Crewe Gresty Lane 11/49 15/03
Gresty Green [Up Loop] 11.53 ~ 12.24 14.44 ~ 14.59
Crewe Gresty Lane 12/28 14/40
Crewe Holding Sidings 12.33a 14.35d

5Z19 : (88005 with 68016 on rear) : London Euston to Wembley Yard
5Z19 : (68016 with 88005 on rear) : Wembley Yard to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
London Euston 20.54d [P4]
Camden South Jn 20/57
Camden Jn 20/58
Willesden West London Jn 21/00
Harlesden Jn 21/02
Wembley Sig.781/783 21/07
Sudbury Jn 21/09
Wembley Sig.829/931 21.12 ~ 21.24
Sudbury Jn 21/27
Wembley Yard South Jn 21/28
Willesden No.7 Jn 21/29
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 21.33a

22/07/18 : 
5Z20 : (88005 with 68016 on rear) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Birmingham New Street
5Z20 : (68016 with 88005 on rear) : Birmingham New Street to Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 11.55d
Willesden No.7 Jn 11/58
Wembley Yard South Jn 12/00
Sudbury Jn 12/01
Wembley Sig.829/931 12.05 ~ 12.07
Wembley Central 12/11
Harrow & Wealdstone 12/15
Watford Junction 12/23
Bourne End Jn 12/34
Tring 12/41
Ledburn Jn 12/47
Bletchley 12/55
Milton Keynes Central 13/01
Hanslope Jn 13/07
Northampton 13/18
Long Buckby 13/32
Daventry North Jn 13/37
Hillmorton Jn 13/40
Rugby 13/42
Trent Valley Jn 13/44
Coventry 13/53
Birmingham International 14/01
Stechford 14/05
Proof House Jn 14/09
Birmingham New Street 14.12 ~ 14.28
Proof House Jn 14/30
Landor Street Jn 14/32
Water Orton 14/39
Kingsbury Jn 14/42
Tamworth HL 14/47
Wichnor Jn 14/52
Burton Leicester Jn 14/57
Burton-on-Trent 14/59
Wetmore Jn 15.05 ~ 15.10
Burton-on-Trent Wetmore Sidings 15.15a


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