1st June 2019

UK Railtours
The Curvey Weaver

Locos Used 66078 & 66083
Stock Used 21269+3068+3066+80042+3141+3149+3123+1651+4959+4991+4998+4949

Route :
1Z71 : London Euston to Garston F.L.T.
1Z72 : Garston F.L.T. to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
66083 (1) London Euston - (via WCML, Northampton & Trent Valley) - Crewe - Winsford - Hartford Jn - Weaver Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Walton Old Jn
66078 (2) Walton Old Jn - Walton Old Jn Yard (4)
66083 (1) Walton Old Jn Yard - Walton Old Jn - Arpley Sidings - Arpley Jn - Latchford Sidings (5)
66078 (2) Latchford Sidings - Arpley Jn - Fiddlers Ferry Jn - Ditton Reception Sidings - Fords Siding Halewood - Speke Jn - Liverpool South Parkway
66083 (1) Liverpool South Parkway - Garston Jn - Garston Church Road - Garston Freightliner Terminal (6)
66078 (2) Garston Freightliner Terminal - Garston Church Road - Speke Jn - Ditton East Jn - Runcorn - Halton Jn - Frodsham Jn - Helsby - Mickle Trafford - Chester - Chester South Jn
66083 (1) Chester South Jn - Chester - Mickle Trafford - Mouldsworth - Greenbank - Oakleigh Sidings (7)
66078 (2) Oakleigh Sidings - Hartford East Jn - Northwich West Jn - Northwich South Jn - Middlewich - Sandbach - Crewe - (reverse of outward route) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 66078 on rear.
(2) 66083 on rear.
(3) The outward leg was booked to run via the Up & Down Slow line at Northampton, but did not do so, due to to a Class 37 parked on that line.
(4) To the buffer stops of Road 5.
(5) To the points at the far end of Up Latchford Siding.
(6) To the buffer stops of Road 6.
(7) Ran out and return via the departure line to the Network Rail limit at Winnington Lane bridge.

Sources : David Lodwick (on the tour throughout) & Nick Bartlett (on the tour from/to Watford Junction)

Photo Review


66083 during the break at Chester. (photo: Nick Bartlett)


66078 on the rear of the tour at Chester. (photo: Nick Bartlett)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick, Nick Bartlett & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 London Euston 06.42d [P16] [E] 06.43 [P16] [E-D]   20.51a [P16] 20.55 415.26
? Camden South Jn 06/45 [E] 06/46 [D-E]   20/48 [D] 20/52 ?
1.54 Camden Jn 06/46 [DF] 06/48 [DF]   20/47 [D] 20/51 413.52
5.65 Willesden West London Jn 06/52 [DF] 06/52 [DF]   20/43 [UF] 20/47 410.03
? Willesden North Jn 06/54 [DF-DS] 06/53 [DF-DS]   20/42 20/46 ?
8.04 Wembley Central 06/57 [P5] [DS] 06/57   20/38 [P4] [UF] 20/44 407.22
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 07/01 [P5] [DS] 07/00   20/35 [P4] [UF] 20/42 403.76
17.35 Watford Junction 07.08a ~ 07.11d [P8] [DS] 07.06 ~ 07.11 [P8] [DS]   20.27a ~ 20.29d [P7] [UF] 20.33 ~ 20.35 [P7] [UF] 397.71
? Bourne End Jn 07/20 [DS] 07/19 [DS]   20/19 [UF] 20/23 [UF] ?
31.53 Tring 07/27 [DS] 07/24 [P3] [DS]   20/13 [UF] 20/17 [P2] [UF] 383.53
38.16 Ledburn Jn 07/33 [DS] 07/29 [DS]   20/05 [UF] 20/12 [UF] 377.10
46.46 Bletchley 07/40 [P3] [DS] 07/37 [P3] [DS]   19/58 [P2] [UF] 20/05 [P2] [UF] 368.60
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 07/44 [P3] [DS] 07/39 [P3] [DS]   19/55 [P4] [UF] 20/03 [P4] [UF] 365.41
56.47 Hanslope Jn 07/50 07/47 [DN]   19/49 [UN-UF] 19/57 [UN-UF] 358.59
65.68 Northampton 08/00 [P3] 07.58 ~ 08.00 [P3]   19/38 [P1] 19/47 [P1] 349.38
? Northampton North Jn 08/02 [UDS] 08/01 [DNF]   19/36 19/45 ?
? Northampton Up Reception - -   19*27 ~ 19*33 [Up Reception] 19.37 ~ 19.44 [Up Reception] ?
? Mill Lane Jn 08/06 [UDS] 08/04 [DNF]   19/24 19/32 [UDS] 348.06
75.37 Long Buckby 08/16 08/13   19/15 19/20 339.69
80.76 Daventry North Jn 08/21 08/18   19/09 19/16 ?
? Hillmorton Jn 08/25 [DN] 08/20   19/05 19/13 ?
84.67 Rugby 08.27a ~ 08.30d [P2] [DS] 08.23 ~ 08.30 [P2] [DS]   18.57a ~ 19.02d [P6] [UN] 19.04 ~ 19.10 [P6] [UN] 330.39
85.45 Trent Valley Jn 08/32 [DS] 08/32 [DS]   18/55 [US] 19/02 [US] 329.61
? Newbold Jn 08/33 08/34 [DS]   18/54 19/00 [UF-US] ?
90.19 Brinklow 08/37 [DF] 08/37 [DF]   18/50 18/55 [UF] ?
? Attleborough South Jn 08/44 [DF] 08/43   18/42 18/47 ?
99.37 Nuneaton 08/46 [DF] 08/44 [P3] [DF]   18/40 [UR] 18/46 [DF-UF] [P4] 315.69
? Amington Jn 08/56 [DF-DS] 08/55 [DF-DS]   18/28 [UF-US] 18/30 [UF-DF] ?
118.50 Lichfield North Jn 09/07 [DS] 09/03 [DS]   18/19 [UF] 18/22 [UF] 296.56
126.49 Rugeley North Jn 09/15 [DS] 09/11 [DS]   18/12 [UF] 18/16 [UF] 288.57
129.35 Colwich 09/21 [DF] 09/18   18/08 [UF] 18/11 [UF] 285.71
131.58 Milford & Brocton 09/23 [DF-DS] 09/21 [DF-DS]   - - -
? Whitehouse Jn - -   18/04 [US-UF] 18/07 [US-UF] 282.32
135.59 Trent Valley Jn 09/40 [DS] 09.28 ~ 09.41 [DS]   18/00 [US] 18/01 [US] 279.47
135.70 Stafford 09.42a ~ 09.45d [P5] [DS] 09.45 ~ 09.49 [P5] [DS]   17*55 ~ 17*58 [U&DG] [P7] 18/00 [P4] 279.36
- Little Bridgeford Jn 09/50 ?   17/48 [US] 17/56 [US] ?
140.72 Searchlight Lane Jn 09/51 [DS] 09/55 [DS]   - - -
- Norton Bridge - -   17/47 [US] 17/55 [US] ?
152.21 Madeley 10/01 [DS] 10/04 [DS]   17/37 [US] 17/46 [US] 263.05
158.43 Basford Hall Jn 10/08 [DS] 10/09 [DS]   17/31 [US] 17/39 [US] 256.63
160.27 Crewe 10*13 ~ 10*14 [U&DL] [DF] 10/14 [U&DL] [DF]   17.22a ~ 17.26d [P1] [US] 17.32 ~ 17.36 [P1] [US] 254.79

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
161.05 Crewe Coal Yard 10/18 [DF] 10/17 [DF]
167.68 Winsford 10/24 [DF] 10/23 [DF]
173.02 Hartford Jn 10/29 [DS] 10/28 [DS]
174.65 Acton Bridge 10/32 [DF] 10/32 [DF]
177.47 Weaver Jn 10/34 [DF] 10/34 [DF]
182.51 Acton Grange Jn 10/50 [OL] 10/43 [OL]
183.55 Walton Old Jn 10.55 ~ 11.05 10.47 ~ 10.52 [Down Helsby]
183.75 Walton Old Jn Yard 11.10 ~ 11.20 [Road 5] 10.57 ~ 11.03 [Road 5]
184.15 Walton Old Jn 11/23 11/07
? Arpley Sidings 11.30 ~ 11.35 [Shunting Neck 3] [Feeder Line 11] 11/15 [Shunting Neck 3] [Feeder Line 11]
185.03 Arpley Jn 11/38 11/19 [Up Arpley Branch]
186.25 Latchford Sidings 11.43 ~ 11.55 11.24 ~ 11.54 [Up Latchford Sidings]
187.47 Arpley Jn 12/00 11/56 [DG]
191.10 Fiddlers Ferry SB 12/12 12/08
195.19 Ditton East Jn 12/22 12/20
195.40 Ditton Reception Sidings 12.25 ~ 12.27 [Reception Siding 2] 12.22 ~ 12.25 [Reception Siding 2]
195.54 Ditton West Jn 12/29 [DS] 12/28 [DS]
197.48 Fords Sidings Halewood 12.32 ~ 12.33 [Reception Line 1] 12/34 [Reception Line 1]
199.09 Speke Jn 12/37 [DS] 12/38 [DS]
? Allerton East Jn 12/40 [DS] 12/42 [DS]
199.69 Liverpool South Parkway 12.41 ~ 12.50 [P4] 12.44 ~ 12.48 [P4]
? Allerton East Jn 12/51 12/49 [U&DG]
200.34 Garston Jn 12/55 12/52 [Arrival Line]
200.62 Garston Church Road 12.56 ~ 13.00 12.55 ~ 12.56
201.06 Garston Freightliner Terminal 13.05 ~ 13.55 [Road 6] 12.58 ~ 13.52 [Road 6]
201.30 Garston Church Road 14/00 13/55 [Departure Line]
? Garston Jn 14/02 13/57 [UG]
202.28 Speke Jn 14/05 [UF] 14/01 [U&DG-UF]
206.18 Ditton East Jn 14/11 14/07
208.52 Runcorn 14/15 [P1] 14/10 [P1]
209.62 Halton Jn 14/17 14/15
211.36 Frodsham Jn 14/22 14/19
215.07 Helsby 14/28 [P1] 14/25 [P1]
219.64 Mickle Trafford 14/40 14/30
222.37 Chester 14*48 ~ 14*58 [DTL] [US] 14.37 ~ 14.47 [DTL-US]
222.74 Chester South Jn 15.01 ~ 15.07 [US-UF] 14.52 ~ 14.56 [US-UF]
223.31 Chester 15.10a ~ 15.35d [P3] 15.02 ~ 15.39 [UF-P3]
226.04 Mickle Trafford 15/43 15/47
230.33 Mouldsworth 15/49 15/53
239.17 Greenbank 16/00 16/07
239.73 Oakleigh Sidings 16.15 ~ 16.25 16.18 ~ 16.31 [Dep Line] [NR Limit] [Dep Line]
240.38 Hartford East Jn 16/35 16/38
241.30 Northwich West Jn 16/38 16.43 ~ 16.45
241.59 Northwich South Jn 16/40 16/48
246.49 Middlewich 16/55 17/06 [Up Line]
? Elworth Jn ? 17/16 [Up Middlewich Branch]
250.29 Sandbach 17/10 [P3] [UF] 17/19 [P3] [Up Wilmslow]
254.03 Crewe Sydney Bridge 17/19 17/28

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

31/05/19 :
5M61 : (66083) : Eastleigh Arlington to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
Eastleigh Arlington 21.30d
Eastleigh 21/35
Winchester 21/43
Worting Jn 21/58
Basingstoke 22*01 ~ 22*04
Bramley 22/11
Southcote Jn 22/20
Oxford Road Jn 22/23
Reading 22c27 ~ 22c38
Kennet Bridge Jn 22/40
Twyford 22/45
Maidenhead 22/52
Slough 22/58
Heathrow Airport Jn 23/07
Southall 23/11
West Ealing 23/16
Acton West 23/20
Acton Main Line 23/22
Acton Wells Jn 23/25
Acton Canal Wharf 23/27
Willesden No.7 Jn 23/30
Wembley Yard South Jn 23/33
Wembley E.O.F.C. 23.38a

01/06/19 :
5Z71 : (66078 with 66083 on rear) : Wembley Yard to London Euston

Location Booked
Wembley E.O.F.C. 05.55d
Wembley Yard South Jn 06/02
Willesden No.7 Jn 06/04
Willesden West London Jn 06/06
Camden Jn 06/11
Camden South Jn 06/12
London Euston 06.15a [P16]

5Z72 : (66083 with 66078 on rear) : London Euston to Wembley Yard

Location Booked
London Euston 21.17d [P16]
Camden South Jn 21/20
Camden Jn 21/21
Willesden West London Jn 21/27
Willesden No.7 Jn 21/30
Wembley Yard South Jn 21/33
Wembley E.O.F.C. 21.38a

03/06/19 :
5O61 : (66078) : Wembley Yard to Eastleigh Arlington

Location Booked
Wembley E.O.F.C. 09.53d
Wembley Yard South Jn 10/00
Willesden No.7 Jn 10/04
Acton Canal Wharf 10/17
Acton Wells Jn 10/19
South Acton Jn 10/26
Kew East Jn 10/29
Brentford 10/32
Hounslow 10/36
Feltham Jn 10/40
Feltham 10/42
Staines 10/48
Virginia Water 10/58
Addlestone Jn 11/08
Byfleet & New Haw 11/10
Woking 11/16
Woking Jn 11/18
Brookwood 11/22
Pirbright Jn 11/24
Farnborough (Main) 11/28
Fleet 11/31
Basingstoke 11/53
Worting Jn 11/58
Winchester 12/12
Eastleigh 12/24
Eastleigh Arlington 12.29a


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