27th April 2019

Branch Line Society
The Gourock Growler

Locos Used 37038, 37218, 68018 'Vigilant', 88002 'Prometheus', 88007 'Electra' & 88009 'Diana'
Stock Used 5028+4831+1859+4832+4856+35185+1730+3115+3096

Route :
1Z85 : Crewe to Mossend Up Yard
1Z86 : Mossend Up Yard to Gourock
1Z87 : Gourock to Carlisle
1Z88 : Carlisle to Crewe

Loco(s) Route
88007 (2) Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western - Preston - Barton & Broughton Loop - Oxenholme Down Windermere - Shap Harrisons Siding Loop - Penrith - Carlisle - Eden Viaduct
88002 (3) Eden Viaduct - Carlisle Network Yard (5) - Quintinshill DPL - Beattock (6) - Beattock Summit (6) - Abington (6) - Carstairs DPL - Law DPL - Mossend Up Yard
37038 + 37218 (2) Mossend Up Yard - Sunnyside Jn - Shettleston DGL - Bellgrove - Glasgow Queen Street Low Level - Anniesland - Cowlairs North Jn - Cowlairs West Jn - Springburn - Bellgrove - Down City Union - Shields Jn - Paisley DGL - Paisley Gilmour Street - Gourock
68018 (4) Gourock - Paisley Gilmour Street - Shields Jn - Up and Dn Terminus - Polmadie Clydesdale Loop
37038 + 37218 (3) Polmadie Clydesdale Loop - Up and Dn Terminus - Paisley DGL - Paisley Gilmour Street - Brownhill UPL - Barassie DPL - Falkland Yard - Annbank - Mauchline - Kirkconnel - Dumfries - Carlisle
88009 (3) Carlisle - Tebay Up & Dn Goods - Lancaster - Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe

Notes :
(1) Branch Line Society in conjunction with DRS & SRPS raising money for Railway Benefit Fund.
(2) 88002 Dead-in-tow & 68018 on rear.
(3) 68018 on rear.
(4) 37218 + 37038 on rear.
(5) Carlisle Network Yard shown as 'Down Recess 4' in Scottish Quail but 'Down Recess 3' in LMR Quail. (In LNW Sectional Appendix, the Down Recess Sidings are unnumbered).
(6) Beattock, Beattock Summit & Abington Loops all missed due to late running, which was caused by wrong routeing at Wigan South Jn in the morning, then further delayed by taking longer than booked to traverse Kingmoor Yard.

Source : Alan Sheppard (on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00
Crewe 06.06d [P11] [FL] 06.06d [P11] [FL]   22.30a [P12] 22.44a [P12]
587.09
0.65
Crewe Coal Yard 06/09 [FL] 06/09   22/28 [FL] 22/41 [UF]
  ?
7.05
Winsford 06/14 [FL] 06/15   22/22 [FL] 22/34 [UF]
  ?
12.53
Hartford Jn 06/17 [FL] 06/18   22/19 [FL] 22/27
  ?
14.35
Acton Bridge 06/18 [FL] 06/20   22/18 [FL] 22/25
  ?
16.67
Weaver Jn 06/19 [FL] 06/21   22/16 [FL] 22/23
  ?
22.17
Acton Grange Jn 06/22 [FL] 06/25   22/13 [FL] 22/19 [UF]
  ?
24.08
Warrington Bank Quay 06.24a ~ 06.26d [P3] [FL] 06.27a ~ 06.29d [P3]   22.08a ~ 22.10d [P2] [FL] 22.15a ~ 22.17d [P2]
  ?
25.19
Dallam Jn 06/28 [FL] 06/31   22/06 [FL] 22/14 [UF]
  ?
27.53
Winwick Jn 06/29 [FL] 06/34   22/04 [FL] 22/12 [UF]
  ?
30.00
Golborne Jn 06/31 [FL] 06/36   22/03 [FL] 22/10 [UM]
557.16
34.52
Springs Branch Jn 06/34 [FL] 06/40   22/00 [FL] 22/06 [UF]
  ?
35.27
Wigan South Jn 06/36 [FL] 06.41 ~ 06.50   21/59 [FL] 22/06 [UF]
  ?
35.74
Wigan North Western 06.37a ~ 06.39d [P1] [UPL] [FL] 06.53a ~ 06.55d [P1]   21.55a ~ 21.57d [P1] [FL] 22.03a ~ 22.04d [P1]
551.22
43.29
Balshaw Lane 06/47 [FL] 07/04   21/46 [FL] 21/54
  ?
45.49
Euxton Jn 06/49 [FL] 07/06   21/41 [FL] 21/52
  ?
51.04
Preston 06.55a ~ 06.57d [P5] 07.11a ~ 07.14d [P5]   21.15a ~ 21.35d [P5] [FL] 21.40a ~ 21.48d [P5]
536.12
54.77
Barton & Broughton Loop 07*04 ~ 07*10 [DPL] 07/23 [DPL]   - - -
60.33
Garstang & Catteral 07/17 07/28   21/06 21/30
  ?
72.02
Lancaster 07/27 [P5] [UPL2] 07/41 [P5]   20.52a ~ 20.54d [P3] [DPL] 21.17a ~ 21.21d [P3]
  ?
73.74
Morecambe South Jn 07/30 07/44   20/50 21/14
  ?
78.10
Carnforth North Jn 07/32 07/48   20/47 21/10
  ?
90.54
Oxenholme South Jn 07*43 ~ 07*43 [DW] 08/01 [DW]   ? [UM] 20/59
  ?
91.01
Oxenholme North Jn [DM] 08/01   ? [UM] 20/59
  ?
91.13
Oxenholme : Lake District 07/45 [P2] 08/02 [P2]   20/38 [P1] 20/59 [P1]
  ?
103.62
Tebay 07/55 08/13   20*26 ~ 20*26 [UDGL] 20/45 [UDGL]
482.76
113.54
Shap Harrisons Sdgs Loop 08*06 ~ 08*07 [DGL] 08/24 [DGL]   - - -
122.21
Penrith South Jn 08/19 [DS] 08/34 [DS]   - - -
123.22
Penrith : North Lakes 08*22 ~ 08*22 [P3] 08/37 [P3]   20/10 [P1] 20/28 [P1]
  ?
141.11
Carlisle 08.40a ~ 08.43d [P4] 08.56a ~ 08.59d [P4]   19.30a ~ 19.56d [P3] 19.43a ~ 20.12d [P3]
446.05
141.64
Caldew Jn 08/46 [GL] 09/02   ? 19/40
  ?
?
Eden Viaduct ? 09.03 ~ 09.19 [DG]   - - -
  ?
Carlisle Network Yard 09.00 ~ 09.05 09/35 [Dn Recess 4]   - - -
147.18
Floriston 09/24 09.50 ~ 09.59   - - -
148.68
Mossband Jn ? 10/01   ? 19/32 [UM]
?
149.68
Gretna Jn 09/28 10/02   19/21 19/31
437.28

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
151.03
Quintinshill Pass Loops 09*32 ~ 09*32 [DPL] 10/05 [DPL]
154.03
Kirkpatrick Sig.MC.863 09/37 10/07
166.77
Lockerbie 09/45 [P1] 10/15 [P1]
180.71
Beattock 09*56 ~ 09*56 [DPL] 10/24 [DM]
190.75
Beattock Summit 10/05 10/32 [DM]
198.74
Abington 10*12 ~ 10*12 [DPL] 10/36 [DM]
214.19
Carstairs South Jn 10/27 10/47
214.60
Carstairs 10*30 ~ 10*38 [DPL] 10.49 ~ 10.58 [DPL]
217.19
Lanark Jn 10/41 11/00
225.70
Law Jn 10/47 11/10 [DM-DH]
x
Wishaw 10/49 [P1] 11/13 [P1]
x
Holytown Jn 10/53 11/18
x
Mossend East Jn 10/55 11.20 ~ 11.23
232.53
Mossend North Jn 10/56 11/25
232.59
Mossend Up Yard 11.00 ~ 11.40 11.30 ~ 12.09 [UpRecp3]
233.63
Mossend North Exit 11/46 12/12
234.74
Whifflet South Jn 11/48 12/16
236.16
Sunnyside Jn 11/56 12.25 ~ 12.27
240.74
Shettleston Loop 12*06 ~ 12*06 [UDGL] 12/41 [UDGL]
241.44
Shettleston 12/08 [P1] 12/42 [P1]
244.06
Bellgrove 12/13 [P1] 12/47
245.21
Glasgow Queen Street LL 12/16 [P8] 12/51 [P8]
247.00
Finnieston East Jn 12/20 12/57
248.28
Hyndland Stn Jn ? 13/03 [DnAir]
?
Hyndland ? 13/04 [P2][DnAir]
  ?
Hyndland East Jn 12/26 13/05 [DnSinger]
249.07
Hyndland North Jn ? 13/06
249.31
Anniesland 12/28 [P2] 13/07 [P2]
250.35
Maryhill 12/32 [P1] 13/11 [P1]
252.62
Cowlairs North Jn 12/36 13/16
253.04
Cowlairs West Jn 12/37 13/17
253.57
Springburn 12/39 [P2] 13/19 [P1]
255.77
Bellgrove 12/45 [P1] 13/26
256.24
High Street Jn 12/47 13/29
258.53
Shields Jn 12/56 [DA] 13/39
263.13
Arkleston Jn 13/01 [DA] 13/46
?
Paisley DGL 13*03 ~ 13*14 [DGL] 13.50 ~ 13.54 [DGL]
264.17
Paisley Gilmour Street 13/16 [P2] 13/55 [P2]
277.62
Wemyss Bay Jn 13/32 14/16
279.72
Greenock Central 13/35 [P2] 14/21 [P2]
280.44
Greenock West 13/37 [P2] 14/26 [P2]
283.12
Gourock 13.43a ~ 14.50d [P1] 14.35a ~ 15.16d [P1]
?
Greenock West 14/55 [P1] 15/22 [P1]
  ?
Greenock Central 14/57 [P1] 15/23 [P1]
  ?
Wemyss Bay Jn 15/00 15/27
302.07
Paisley Gilmour Street 15.17 ~ 15.18 [P1] 15c49 ~ 15c50 [P1]
  ?
Arkleston West (GP6040) 15/20 [1008/07pts UG-UA] 15/52 [UG-UA]
  ?
Arkleston East (GP6034) [1002/03pts UA-UG] 15/53 [UA-UG]
  ?
Cardonald Jn 15/24 [UG-UA] 15/58 [UG-UA]
307.06
Ibrox Jn 15/26 16/01 [UA-B.Rd]
  ?
Shields Jn 15/27 [UDT(Burma Rd)] 16.06
308.06
Terminus 'C' Jn 15/31 DIV
308.68
Larkfield Jn 15/33 [CDL] DIV
309.68
Polmadie Clydesdale Loop 15.36 ~ 15.46 [CDL] DIV
  ?
Larkfield Jn 15/48 DIV
311.29
Terminus Jn 15/50 [UDT(Burma Rd)] DIV
  ?
Shields Jn 15*55 ~ 15*56 (Sig.GS5937) 16.23
  ?
Ibrox Jn [UG-DA] 16/26 [B.Rd-DA]
  ?
Arkleston Jn 16/02 [DA] 16.33 ~ 16.34
  ?
Paisley DGL 16*04 ~ 16*26 [DGL] 16/37 [DGL]
317.40
Paisley Gilmour Street 16/28 [P4] 16/39 [P4]
319.77
Elderslie 16/30 16/42 [DA]
326.51
Lochwinnoch 16/37 [P2] 16/49 [P2]
331.72
Brownhill UPL 16*45 ~ 16*56 [UPL] 16.59 ~ 17.03 [UPL]
333.36
Dalry 17/00 [P2] 17/05 [P2]
336.74
Kilwinning 17/03 [P4] 17/09 [P4]
?
Irvine 17/07 [P2] 17/13 [P2]
343.79
Barassie Jn 17/14 17/20
344.31
Barassie DPL 17*16 ~ 17*16 [DPL] 17/21 [DPL]
345.15
Troon [P2] 17/23 [P2]
351.43
Prestwick Town 17/21 [P2] 17/26 [P2]
353.02
Falkland Jn 17/24 17/35
353.42
Falkland S.S. 17.29 ~ 17.31
[No.2 Up Loop - No.2 Recp]
17.38 ~ 17.40
[No.1 Up Loop - No.2 Recp]
353.50
Newton Jn (Strathclyde) 17/35 17/44
354.67
Ayr Sig.PA.335 (4m60ch) 17t37 ~ 17t39 17.46 ~ 17.49
357.61
Annbank 17/47 17/57
364.25
Mauchline 17t58 ~ 18t00 18.07 ~ 18.09 [DnBch]
376.15
New Cumnock 18/13 [P2] 18.25 ~ 18.26 [P2]
383.46
Kirkconnel 18/20 [P2] 18/34 [P2]
398.63
Thornhill 18/34 [UM] 18/51 [UM]
409.51
Holywood 18/43 ?
412.78
Dumfries 18.47 ~ 18.59 [P2] 19.05a ~ 19.06d [P2]
428.36
Annan 19/13 [P1] 19/21 [P1]

Timings continue in first table.
Mileages taken from Tour Brochure.
(Law Jn - Mossend via Motherwell changed to via Holytown Jn after brochure went to press).
Immediately before the brochure went to press, a paragraph was added to extend write up to Polmadie Clydesdale Loop, then ...
... "because of last minute route changes, all mileages from Polmadie Clydesdale Loop onwards are under-stated by 2 miles 55 chains",
so all mileages thereafter have been altered accordingly on this page.


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z85 : Crewe HS to Crewe Gresty Green Up Loop : (68018 with 88007+88002 on rear)
5Z85 : Gresty Green Up Loop to Crewe : (88007 + 88002 DiT with 68018 on rear)

Location Booked Actual
Crewe H.S. 05+10 05+26 [Sdg.12]
Crewe Gresty Lane Sig.GL37 05+11 ~ 05+12 ?
Crewe Gresty Lane 05/15 ?
Crewe Gresty Green Up Loop 05+19 ~ 05+49 ? ~ ?
Crewe Gresty Lane 05/53 ?
Crewe 06+00 [P11] 05+59 [P11]

5Z88 : Crewe to Crewe Gresty Green Up Loop : (88009 with 68018 on rear)
5Z88 : Gresty Green Up Loop to Crewe H.S. : (68018 with 88009 on rear)

Location Booked Actual
Crewe 23+25 [P12] 22+55 [P12]
Crewe Gresty Lane 23/27 22/58
Crewe Gresty Green Up Loop 23+31 ~ 23+55 23.01 ~ 23.04
Crewe Gresty Lane 23+59 23.07 ~ 23.14
Crewe H.S. 00+04 23+21 [Sdg.12]

 


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