2nd December 2018

Saphos Trains
The Welsh Borders Christmas Explorer

Locos Used 47810 'Crewe Diesel Depot' (2) & steam: 70000 'Britannia'
Stock Used 35465+3125+99993+3148+13227+3100+17159+3426+1203+5991

Route :
1Z70 : Crewe to Telford Central
1Z71 : Telford Central to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
70000 (1) Crewe - Chester - Wrexham General - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Telford Central - Cosford - Stafford Road Jn - Bushbury Jn - Stafford - Crewe

Notes :
(1) 47810 on rear.
(2) 47810 was running as D1924.
(3) This was 70000 'Britannia's first railtour since recent overhaul.

Source : Nick Bartlett

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual
Crewe 11.34d [P12] 11.36 [P12]
Crewe Steel Works 11/39 11/40
Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 11/51 11/52
Chester 12/09 [UDM] 12/08
Chester South Jn 12/10 [DF] 12/09
Saltney Jn 12/12 12/11
Rossett Jn 12/18 12/16
Wrexham General 12/23 [P1] 12/22 [P1]
Ruabon 12/29 ?
Chirk 12/34 ?
Gobowen 12/37 12/37
Shrewsbury 13*00 ~ 13*37 [UM] 12.57 ~ 13.44
Abbey Foregate Jn 13/38 ?
Wellington 13/58 [UM] 14/01 [P1]
Telford Central 14w04a ~ 14w25d [P1] 14.10 ~ 14.32
Madeley Jn 14/28 14/34
Cosford 14/34 14/39
Stafford Road Jn 14/44 14/49
Bushbury Jn 15/00 14/59
Trent Valley Jn 15/15 [DS] 15/20
Stafford 15.16a ~ 15.31d [P6] 15.24 ~ 15.36 [P6]
Doxey Jn 15/33 [DS-DF] 15/37
Norton Bridge 15/39 [DF] 15/45
Madeley 15/49 [DF] 15/56
Basford Hall Jn 15/58 [DF-DS] 16/02
Crewe 16.02a [P12] 16.09 [P12]


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