11th August 2018

UK Railtours
The Walsall Concerto

Locos Used 66060 & 66135
Stock Used 21272+3097+3098+80042+3147+3120+3119+1651+4927+4959+4946+4998

Route :
1Z33 : London Euston to Birch Coppice
1Z34 : Birch Coppice to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
66060 (1) London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton) - Rugby - Coventry - Birmingham International - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr South Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Dudley Port - Monmore Green Jn - Wolverhampton Steel Terminal (3)
66135 (2) Wolverhampton Steel Terminal - Monmore Green Jn - Dudley Port - Soho North Jn - Soho South Jn - Monument Lane - Birmingham New Street - Proof House Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Coleshill Parkway - Whitacre Jn - Kingsbury Jn - Kingsbury Branch Jn - Birch Coppice Exchange Sidings (4)
66060 (1) Birch Coppice Exchange Sidings - Kingsbury Branch Jn - Kingsbury Jn - Whitacre Jn - Coleshill Parkway - Water Orton - Park Lane Jn - Sutton Park - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Bescot Stadium - Perry Barr North Jn - Perry Barr West Jn - Soho East Jn - Soho North Jn - Galton Jn - Smethwick Jn - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction
66135 (2) Stourbridge Junction - Kingswinsford Jn - Round Oak
66060 (1) Round Oak - Kingswinsford Jn - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Tunnel Jn - Worcester Foregate Street
66135 (2) Worcester Foregate Street - Tunnel Jn - Droitwich Spa - Stoke Works Jn - Bromsgrove - Barnt Green - Longbridge - Kings Norton - Lifford East Jn - Bordesley Jn - St Andrews Jn - Landor Street Jn - Water Orton - Coleshill Parkway - Whitacre Jn - Nuneaton - Rugby - (via Northampton & WCML) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 66135 on rear.
(2) 66060 on rear.
(3) The tour was booked to go into the Steel Terminal, but it was stopped short at the points on Bank Road, due to construction works.
(4) To the level crossing on line 1.
(5) The return leg of the tour was delayed due the Police dealing with an incident at Watford Junction.

Source : Nick Bartlett (on the tour throughout)

Photo Review


66060 at Northampton on the outward leg (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66135 in the rain, during the break at Bromsgrove (photo: Mark Herriott)


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

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Euston 07.27d [P14] [C] 07.27 [P14] [C]   22.09a [P15] 22.39 [P15] 374.53
? Camden South Jn 07/30 [C] 07/30 [C]   22/06 [D] 22/36 [D] ?
1.54 Camden Jn 07/31 [DS] 07/31 [DS]   22/05 [D] 22/35 [D] 372.79
5.65 Willesden West London Jn 07/36 [DS] 07/36 [DS]   22/02 [UF] 22/30 [UF] 369.30
8.04 Wembley Central 07/39 [P5] [DS] 07/38 [P5] [DS]   21/57 [P4] [UF] 22/28 [P4] [UF] 366.49
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 07/42 [P5] [DS] 07/41 [P5] [DS]   21/54 [UF] 22/25 [UF] 363.23
17.35 Watford Junction 07.48a ~ 07.50d [P8] [DS] 07.47 ~ 07.50 [P8] [DS]   21.46a ~ 21.48d [P7] [UF] 22.15 ~ 22.18 [P7] [UF] 357.18
? Bourne End Jn 07/59 [DS] 07/59 [DS]   21/38 [UF] 21/40 [UF] ?
31.53 Tring 08/06 [P3] [DS] 08/04 [P3] [DS]   21/33 [P2] [UF] 21/35 [P2] [UF] 343.00
38.16 Ledburn Jn 08/12 [DS] 08/09 [DS]   21/25 [UF] 21/30 [UF] 336.37
46.46 Bletchley 08/23 [P3] [DS] 08/22 [P3] [DS]   21/18 [P2] [UF] 21/23 [P2] [UF] 328.07
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 08.28a ~ 08.31d [P3] [DS] 08.27 ~ 08.31 [P3] [DS]   21.10a ~ 21.14d [P3] [UF] 21.06 ~ 21.18 [P3] [UF] 324.68
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/38 [DS] 08/38 [DS]   21/02 [US] 20/58 [US] 318.06
65.68 Northampton 08.50a ~ 08.59d [P3] 08.50 ~ 08.59 [P3]   20.48a ~ 20.51d [P3] 20.45 ~ 20.46 [P3] 308.65
? Northampton North Jn 09/00 09/00   20/45 20/44 ?
? Mill Lane Jn 09/01 ?   20/41 [UDS] 20/40 [UNF] ?
75.37 Long Buckby 09/11 09/10   20/32 20/32 299.16
80.76 Daventry North Jn 09/16 09/15   20/26 20/28 293.57
? Hillmorton Jn 09/20 [DNL] 09/17 [DNL]   20/22 [UNL] 20/24 ?
84.67 Rugby 09.22a ~ 09.25d [P1] 09.20 ~ 09.25 [P1]   20.16a ~ 20.19d [P6] 20.20 ~ 20.22 [P5] 289.66

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
85.37 Trent Valley Jn 09/28 09/27
96.26 Coventry 09/38 [P3] 09/36 [P3]
101.63 Berkswell 09/43 09/46
107.02 Birmingham International 09*48 ~ 09*58 [P1] 09.52 ~ 09.58 [P1]
111.35 Stechford 10/05 10/06
114.28 Aston 10/18 10/17
? Perry Barr 10/23 10/21 [P2]
116.04 Perry Barr South Jn 10/23 10/22
116.33 Perry Barr West Jn 10/25 10/23
118.32 Soho East Jn 10*31 ~ 10*45 10/29
118.54 Soho North Jn 10/47 10.30 ~ 10.40
120.00 Galton Jn 10/51 10/45
123.45 Dudley Port 10/58 10/49
128.07 Monmore Green Jn 11/05 10/56
128.48 Wolverhampton Steel Terminal 11.09 ~ 12.04 11.00 ~ 12.03 [Bank Road]
129.09 Monmore Green Jn 12/08 12/04
133.51 Dudley Port 12/14 12/11
137.16 Galton Jn 12/19 12/17
? Soho North Jn 12/20 12/18
138.74 Soho South Jn 12/21 12/19
140.15 Monument Lane 12*26 ~ 12*33 12.24 ~ 12.31 [UTS]
140.75 Birmingham New Street 12/39 [P9] 12/39 [P9]
141.49 Proof House Jn 12/42 12/42
142.40 Landor Street Jn 12/45 [UM] 12/43
148.46 Water Orton 12/52 12/51 [P1]
? Coleshill Parkway 12/56 [P2] 12/54 [P2]
151.31 Whitacre Jn 13/00 12/56
153.61 Kingsbury Jn 13/04 13/03
154.65 Kingsbury Branch Jn 13/08 13/07
154.74 Kingsbury Shunt Frame 13t11 ~ 13t14 13/10 [Sdg1]
157.59 Birch Coppice Exchange Sidings 13.35 ~ 14.10 13.28 ~ 13.59 [Line1]
160.44 Kingsbury Shunt Frame 14t28 ~ 14t30 14.18 ~ 14.19
160.53 Kingsbury Branch Jn 14/34 14/20
161.57 Kingsbury Jn 14/37 14/24
164.07 Whitacre Jn 14/42 14/29
? Coleshill Parkway 14/45 [P1] 14/32 [P1]
166.72 Water Orton 14/48 [DS] 14/35 [DS]
167.33 Water Orton West Jn 14/50 14.37 ~ 14.39
168.22 Park Lane Jn 14/52 14/43
? Sutton Park 15/00 14/50
179.71 Ryecroft Jn 15/17 15.04 ~ 15.15
180.33 Walsall 15/19 [UF] 15/20 [UF]
181.20 Pleck Jn 15/21 15/22
182.07 Bescot Stadium 15C24 ~ 15C26 [P1] 15C25 ~ 15C28 [P1]
? Tame Bridge Parkway 15/28 15/30
186.44 Perry Barr North Jn 15/33 15/36
187.03 Perry Barr West Jn 15/35 15/37
189.02 Soho East Jn 15*41 ~ 15*53 15.43 ~ 15.53
189.24 Soho North Jn 15/55 15/55
190.50 Galton Jn 15/59 16/01
190.74 Smethwick Jn 16/00 16/02
193.56 Rowley Regis 16/04 16/10
198.74 Stourbridge Junction 16.13 ~ 16.23 [P3] 16.20 ~ 16.27 [P3]
201.18 Kingswinford Jn 16t29 ~ 16t31 16/35
202.71 Round Oak 16.45 ~ 16.55 16.40 ~ 16.52 [D&URO2]
204.44 Kingswinsford Jn 17t09 ~ 17t11 16/57 [DN-UP]
206.68 Stourbridge Junction 17/17 [P3] 17/04 [P3]
210.42 Blakedown 17/21 17/09
213.47 Kidderminster 17/25 [P2] 17/15 [P2]
217.21 Hartlebury 17/28 17/19
223.03 Droitwich Spa 17/37 17.30 ~ 17.31 [P1]
228.15 Tunnel Jn 17/44 17/41
228.73 Worcester Foregate Street 17.52 ~ 17.59 [P2] 17.44 ~ 17.55 [P2]
229.51 Tunnel Jn 18/02 17/58
234.63 Droitwich Spa 18/08 18/07 [P2]
238.78 Stoke Works Jn 18/14 18/13
241.11 Bromsgrove 18*19 ~ 18*54 [P1] 18.18 ~ 18.53 [P1]
244.54 Barnt Green 19/03 [UM] 19/02 [UM]
247.29 Longbridge 19/06 [UF] 19/05 [UF]
249.62 Kings Norton 19/11 19/09
250.30 Lifford East Jn 19/13 19/10
254.77 Bordesley Jn 19/19 19.17 ~ 19.25
255.23 St Andrews Jn 19/20 19/28
255.61 Landor Street Jn 19C22 ~ 19C28 [UM] 19.30 ~ 19.31 [UM]
261.67 Water Orton 19/36 19/40 [P1]
? Coleshill Parkway 19/39 [P2] 19/43 [P2]
264.52 Whitacre Jn 19/42 19/45
274.31 Abbey Jn 19/54 [A] 19/58
275.16 Nuneaton 19.57 ~ 20.00 [P7] [US] 20.00 ~ 20.02 [P7] [US]
? Attleborough Jn 20/02 20/05
? Brinklow 20/09 20/13
289.08 Trent Jn 20/14 [SL] 20/18

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

11/08/18 :
5Z33 : (66135 with 66060 on rear) : Eastleigh Arlington to London Euston

Location Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 04.35d
Eastleigh 04/40
Winchester 04/48
Worting Jn 05/03
Basingstoke 05/05
Bramley 05/12
Southcote Jn 05/21
Oxford Road Jn 05/23
Reading 05/25
Kennet Bridge Jn 05/27
Twyford 05/31
Maidenhead 05/36
Slough 05/43
Heathrow Airport Jn 05/54
Southall 06/00
West Ealing 06/04
Acton West 06/09
Acton Main Line 06c13 ~ 06c30
Acton Wells Jn 06/33
Willesden SW Sidings 06*36 ~ 06*55
Willesden West London Jn 06/57
Camden Jn 07/03
Camden South Jn 07/04
London Euston 07.07a [P14]

5Z34 : (66060 with 66135 on rear) : London Euston to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
London Euston 22.40d [P15]
Camden South Jn 22/43
Camden Jn 22/44
Willesden West London Jn 22/50
Willesden No.7 Jn 22/53
Wembley Yard South Jn 22/56
Wembley Yard 23.01a

13/08/18 :
5O61 : (66135) : Wembley Yard to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked
Wembley Yard 09.53d
Wembley Yard South Jn 10/00
Willesden No.7 Jn 10/03
Acton Canal Wharf 10/17
Acton Wells Jn 10/19
South Acton Jn 10/25
Kew East Jn 10/28
Brentford 10/31
Hounslow 10/37
Feltham Jn 10/39
Feltham 10/41
Staines 10/47
Virginia Water 10/58
Addlestone Jn 11/08
Byfleet & New Haw 11/10
Woking 11/16
Woking Jn 11/17
Pirbright Jn 11/23
Farnborough (Main) 11/27
Fleet 11/31
Basingstoke 11/53
Worting Jn 11/58
Winchester 12/12
Eastleigh 12/24
Eastleigh Arlington 12.29a


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