8th June 2018

UK Railtours
Crewe Open Day / Medieval Chester

Locos Used (3) 47501 'Craftsman' & 47810 'Crewe Diesel Depot'
Stock Used 5991+1203+3330+3426+17159+3100+3122+80044+3148+3125

Route :
1Z40 : London Euston to Chester
1Z42 : Crewe to London Euston

Loco(s) Route
47501 (1) London Euston - Willesden West London Jn (4)
47810 + 47501 (2) Willesden West London Jn - Willesden No.7 Jn - Wembley Yard South Jn - Sudbury Jn - (via WCML, Northampton & Trent Valley) - Crewe - Chester
47810 (3) Crewe - Chester - Saltney Jn - Wrexham General - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Wellington - Cosford - Wolverhampton - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Pleck Jn - Walsall - Ryecroft Jn - Sutton Park - Park Lane Jn - Water Orton - Coleshill Parkway - Whitacre Jn - Nuneaton - (via WCML, Trent Valley & Northampton) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) 47810 on rear.
(2) 47501 dead-in-train.
(3) 47501 on rear.
(3) 47501 running as D1944, and 47810 running as D1924.
(4) 47501 failed at Willesden West London Jn, on the Down Willesden Relief Line. 47810 then ran round and hauled the train to Chester.
(5) This tour was run in conjunction with the Virgin Trains charity open day at Crewe Locomotive Services Limited Depot.

Sources : David Lodwick (on the tour throughout) & The Class 47 List

Photo Review


47501 at London Euston, at the start of the tour. (photo: David Lodwick)


47810 at Chester on 5Z41. (photo: David Lodwick)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from David Lodwick & Realtime Trains)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual

M.C

0.00 London Euston 08.26d [P12] [E] 08.29 [P12]   21.29a [P7] 21.22 386.48
? Camden South Jn 08/29 [E] 08/32   21/24 [B] 21/18 ?
1.54 Camden Jn 08/30 [DF] 08/33   21/23 [B] 21/17 384.74
5.65 Willesden West London Jn 08/34 [DF] 08.40 ~ ? [DWR]   21/19 [UF] 21/14 381.25
- Willesden No.7 Jn DIV 09/28?   - - -
- Wembley Yard South Jn DIV ?   - - -
- Sudbury Jn DIV 09/31?   - - -
? Willesden North Jn 08/35 [DF-DS] DIV   21/19 [UF] 21/13 ?
8.04 Wembley Central 08/37 [P5] [DS] 09/33   21/17 [P4] [UF] 21/12 378.44
11.30 Harrow & Wealdstone 08/41 [P5] [DS] 09/36   21/15 [P4] [UF] 21/10 ?
17.35 Watford Junction 08.47a ~ 08.50d [P8] [DS] 09.42 ~ 09.45   21.05a ~ 21.08d [P7] [UF] 20.58 ~ 21.03 369.13
? Bourne End Jn 09/00 [DS] 09/54   20/59 [UF] 20/51 ?
31.53 Tring 09/06 [P3] [DS] 09/59   20/55 [UF] 20/47 354.75
38.16 Ledburn Jn 09/11 [DS] 10/03   20/46 [UF] 20/43 348.32
46.46 Bletchley 09/19 [P3] [DS] 10/09   20/39 [P2] [UF] 20/36 340.02
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 09.24a ~ 09.27d [P3] [DS] 10.13 ~ 10.15   20.22a ~ 20.35d [P4] [UF] 20.24 ~ 20.31 336.63
56.47 Hanslope Jn 09/34 10/22   20/16 [UN-UF] 20/17 330.01
65.68 Northampton 09.45a ~ 09.48d [P2] 10.31 ~ 10.33   20.03a ~ 20.06d [P1] 20.03 ~ 20.06 320.60
75.37 Long Buckby 10/00 10/45   19/49 19/45 311.11
? Daventry North Jn 10/05 10/49   19/44 19/40 305.52
? Hillmorton Jn 10/08 [DN] 10/52   19/41 [UN] 19/37 ?
84.67 Rugby 10c10a ~ 10c13d [P2] [DS] 10.54 ~ 10.57   19.35a ~ 19.38d [P6] 19.22 ~ 19.34 301.61
85.45 Trent Valley Jn 10/15 [DS] 10/59   19/33 [US] 19/21 301.03
? Newbold Jn 10/17 [DS] 11/00   19/32 [US] 19/19 ?
90.19 Brinklow 10*27 ~ 10*34 [DS-DF] 11/04?   19/28 [US] 19/16 ?
? Attleborough South Jn 10/41 [DF] 11/09   19/20 [US] 19/08 ?
99.37 Nuneaton 10/42 [P3] [DF] 11/11   19c16 ~ 19c17 [P7] [US] 19.05 ~ 19.06 287.11

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
? Amington Jn 10/54 [DF] 11/18
118.50 Lichfield North Jn 10/59 [DF] 11/23
126.49 Rugeley North Jn 11/05 [DF] 11/29
129.35 Colwich 11/09 [DF] 11/31
135.70 Stafford 11/14 [DF] 11/36
141.19 Norton Bridge 11/18 [DF] 11/40
152.21 Madeley 11/27 [DF] 11/49
158.43 Basford Hall Jn 11/32 [DF] 11/53
160.27 Crewe 11.37a ~ 11.40d [P11] 11.58 ~ 12.02 [P11]
161.68 Crewe Steel Works 11/43 12/05
171.07 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 11/53 12/14
181.37 Chester 12.04a [P3] 12.27 [P4]

 

M.C Location Booked Actual
160.27 Crewe 15.35d [P12] 15.44
161.68 Crewe Steel Works 15/38 15/47
171.07 Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 15/46 15/56
181.37 Chester 16.00a ~ 16.03d [P3] [DM] 16.05 ~ 16.08
? Chester South Jn 16/04 16/10
183.28 Saltney Jn 16/06 16/12
188.74 Rossett Jn 16/15 16/17
193.52 Wrexham General 16/21 [P1] 16/24
? Ruabon 16/26 ?
? Chirk 16/31 ?
205.68 Gobowen 16/34 16/37
223.72 Shrewsbury 16/57 [P4] 17/00 [UM]
? Abbey Foregate Jn 16/59 17/02
234.17 Wellington 17/11 [UM] 17/13
? Telford Central 17/16 [P1] 17/17
239.12 Madeley Jn 17/18 17/18
244.49 Cosford 17/23 17/24
252.36 Stafford Road Jn 17/33 17/31
253.09 Wolverhampton North Jn 17/44 17/33
253.52 Wolverhampton 17*47 ~ 17*52 [P2] 17.35 ~ 17.51
255.36 Portobello Jn 17/59 17/56
258.35 Darlaston Jn 18/06 18/00
259.36 Pleck Jn 18/18 [SL] 18/02
260.21 Walsall 18/20 [P1] 18/05
260.63 Ryecroft Jn 18/24 18/06
? Sutton Park 18/42 ?
272.32 Park Lane Jn 18/51 18/23
273.21 Water Orton West Jn 18/53 18/46
273.62 Water Orton 18/54 18/47
? Coleshill Parkway 19/00 [P2] 18/50
276.47 Whitacre Jn 19/01 18/51
? Nuneaton Abbey Jn 19/13 [A] 19/03

Timings continue in first table.

Associated E.C.S. Workings

08/06/19 : 
5Z40 : (47810 with 47501 on rear) : Crewe to London Euston

Location Booked
Crewe Down Refuge Sidings 03.32d
Crewe 03.34 ~ 04.34
Basford Hall Jn 04/39
Madeley 04/43
Norton Bridge 04/52
Stafford 04/57
Colwich 05/02
Rugeley North Jn 05/05
Lichfield North Jn 05/11
Amington Jn 05/16
Nuneaton 05/27
Trent Valley Jn 05/42
Rugby 05/44
Hillmorton Jn 05/46
Daventry North Jn 05/49
Long Buckby 05/54
Northampton 06*06 ~ 06*18
Hanslope Jn 06/28
Milton Keynes Central 06.35 ~ 06.38
Bletchley 06/44
Ledburn Jn 06/54
Tring 07/01
Bourne End Jn 07/07
Kings Langley [Up Loop] 07*13 ~ 07*33
Watford Junction 07/38
Harrow & Wealdstone 07/43
Wembley Central 07/46
Willesden West London Jn 07/49
Camden Jn 07/56
Camden South Jn 07/57
London Euston 08.01a [P12]

5Z41 : (47810 with 47501 on rear) : Chester to Crewe C.S.

Location Booked
Chester 12.24d [P3]
Beeston Castle & Tarporley SB 12/35
Crewe Steel Works 12/43
Crewe 12.47 ~ 13.43 [P12]
Crewe C.S. 13.48a

5Z42 : (47810 with 47501 on rear) : Crewe C.S. to Crewe
(Locos swapped ends)

Location Booked
Crewe C.S. 15.15d
Crewe 15.20a [P12]

5Z43 : (47501 with 47810 on rear) : London Euston to Acton Lane Reception Sidings

Location Booked
London Euston 22.01d
Acton Lane Reception Sidings ?a

09/06/19 : 
5Z44 : (47810 + 47501) : Acton Lane Reception Sidings to Crewe

Location Booked
Acton Lane Reception Sidings 14.20d
Crewe ?
Crewe Gresty Lane ?
Gresty Green Up Loop ?
Crewe Gresty Lane ?
Crewe H.S. ?a


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