27th April 2019

Statesman Rail
The Northumberland Statesman

Locos Used (3) 47501 'Craftsman' & 47810 'Crewe Diesel Depot'
Stock Used 9479+3426+3229+80043+3438+3312+1211+3348+3344+3384+5912

Route :
1Z47 : Shrewsbury to Berwick-upon-Tweed
1Z49 : Berwick-upon-Tweed to Shrewsbury

Loco(s) Route
47501 (1) Shrewsbury - Whitchurch - Nantwich - Crewe - Winsford - Weaver Jn - Warrington Bank Quay - Winwick Jn - Earlestown - Newton-le-Willows - Astley - Eccles - Ordsall Lane Jn - Manchester Victoria - Miles Platting - Castleton - Rochdale - Littleborough - Todmorden - Hall Royd Jn - Hebden Bridge - Greetland Jn - Brighouse - Heaton Lodge East Jn - Mirfield East Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Normanton - Castleford - Milford Jn - Church Fenton - Colton Jn - York - (via ECML) - Alnmouth (4)
47810 + 47501? (4) Alnmouth - Berwick-upon-Tweed
47810 (2) Berwick-upon-Tweed - (reverse of outward route) - Shrewsbury

Notes : 
(1) 47810 on rear.
(2) 47501 on rear.
(3) 47501 running as D1944, and 47810 running as D1924.
(4) It is reported that 1Z47 was heavily delayed at Alnmouth, due to a brake fault with 47501.
(5) Off tour option: visit to Alnwick Castle.

Sources : Nick Bartlett & The Class 47 List.

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Realtime Trains)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Shrewsbury 06.36d [P4] 06.36   00.14a [P4] 00.13
Harlescott LC 06/41 06/41   00/07 00/09
Wem 06/50 06/50   00/01 00/01
Prees 06/53 06/54   23/54 23/56
Whitchurch 06/57 06/56   23/49 23/49
Wrenbury 07/01 07/02   23/45 23/45
Nantwich 07/05 07/06   23/30 23/38
Crewe Gresty Lane 07/11 07/11   23/22 23/33
Crewe 07.13a ~ 07.16d [P11] [DF] 07.15 ~ 07.19   23.10a ~ 23.18d [P6] 23.27 ~ 23.30
Crewe Coal Yard 07/19 07/21   23/08 23/23
Winsford 07/24 07/29   23/02 [UF] 23/14
Hartford Jn 07/28 [DF] 07/32   22/58 [UF] 23/10
Acton Bridge 07/30 07/34   22/56 23/09
Weaver Jn 07/31 07/35   22/54 23/06
Acton Grange Jn 07/38 07/39   22/50 23/01
Warrington Bank Quay 07.40a ~ 07.43d [P3] 07.41 ~ 07.44   22.43a ~ 22.46d [P2] 22.55 ~ 22.58
Dallam Jn 07/46 07/46   22/41 22/53
Winwick Jn 07/49 07/49   22/39 [UF] 22/51
Earlestown 07/52 [P4] 07/53   22/37 [P5] 22/48
Newton-le-Willows 07.53a ~ 07.56d [P1] 07.55 ~ 07.57   22.33a ~ 22.35d [P2] 22.42 ~ 22.46
Parkside Jn 07/58 07/59   22/31 22/37
Astley 08/05 08/05   22/26 22/30
Eccles 08/10 08/10   22/21 22/25
Ordsall Lane Jn 08/15 08/13   22/17 22/21
Deal Street Jn 08/18 08/16   22/15 22/19
Manchester Victoria 08.20a ~ 08.24d [P4] 08.20 ~ 08.24   22.10a ~ 22.13d [P3] 22.10 ~ 22.17 [P3]
Miles Platting 08/28 08/28   22/07 22/02
Brewery Jn 08/29 08/29   22/07 22/01
Thorpes Bridge Jn 08/30 08/30   22*01 ~ 22*06 22/00?
Vitriol Works 08/33 08/34   21/56 21/57
Castleton 08/38 08/38   21/49 21/49
Rochdale 08/40 [P1] 08/41   21/46 [P3] 21/45
Littleborough 08/45 08/45   21/39 21/41
Todmorden 08.50a ~ 08.53d [P2] 08.51 ~ 08.52   21.29a ~ 21.32d [P1] 21.30 ~ 21.34
Hall Royd Jn 08/55 08/56   21/28 21/29
Hebden Bridge 09.00a ~ 09.03d [P2] 09.00 ~ 09.01   21.19a ~ 21.22d [P1] 21.20 ~ 21.23
Milner Royd Jn 09/11 09/10   21/09 21/09
Greetland Jn 09/14 09/14   21/06 21/07
Brighouse 09.20a ~ 09.23d [P1] 09.20 ~ 09.22 [P1]   20.59a ~ 21.02d [P2] 20.59 ~ 21.03
Bradley Wood Jn 09/25 09/24   20/56 20/54
Heaton Lodge East Jn 09/28 09/27   20/52 20/52
Mirfield East Jn 09/33 09/32   20/50 20/44
Horbury Jn 09/41 [SL] 09/39   20/41 [FL] 20/38
Wakefield Kirkgate 09.44a ~ 09.47d [P1] 09.47 ~ 09.50   20.33a ~ 20.36d [P2] 20.30 ~ 20.33
Normanton 09/51 09/55   20/28 20/25
Altofts Jn 09/52 09/56   20/27 20/23
Castleford 09/56 [P1] 10/00   20/23 20/19
Milford Jn 10/03 10/08   20/16 20/12
Church Fenton 10/09 [P3] 10/14   20/08 [P1] 20/06
Colton South Jn 10/18 10/21   20/03 20/00
Colton Jn 10/20 10/22   20/02 19/59
York 10.26 ~ 10.28 [P5] 10.30 ~ 10.33   19.48 ~ 19.54 [P3] 19.47 ~ 19.52
Skelton Jn 10/30 [DS] 10/36   19/44 19/42
Skelton Bridge Jn 10/32 [DS] 10/39   19*33 ~ 19*40 ? ~ 19.40
Tollerton Jn 10/39 [DS] 10/48   19/24 [US] 19/25
Thirsk 11/01 [DS] 11/03   19/12 [US] 19/11
Longlands Jn 11*08 ~ 11*14 11.11 ~ 11.25   19/06 [US] 19/03
Northallerton 11/17 [P2] 11/28   19/05 [P1] 19/02
Darlington 11/29 [DM] 11/44   18/55 [UM] 18/51
Ferryhill South Jn 11/39 11/56   18/45 18/43
Tursdale Jn 11/41 11/58   18/43 18/41
Durham 11/46 [DM] 12/03   18/37 [P1] 18/35
Birtley Jn 11/55 12/10   18/28 18/27
King Edward Bridge South Jn 11/58 12/13   18/22 18/22
Newcastle 12.01 ~ 12.03 [P2] 12.16 ~ 12.18   18.18 ~ 18.20 [P3] 18.17 ~ 18.20
Heaton South Jn 12/07 12/22   18/12 18/14
Morpeth 12/21 [P2] 12/36   17/59 [P1] 18/01
Alnmouth for Alnwick 12.37a ~ 12.40d [P2] 12.53 ~ 13.25   17.42a ~ 17.45d [P1] 17.41 ~ ?
Belford LC 12/56 14/46   17/27 17/25
Crag Mill [Loop] - -   17*16 ~ 17*24 [UPL] ?
Berwick-upon-Tweed 13.10a [P2] 14.58   16.58d [P1] 16.59


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