17th May 1980

David Isherwood
The Peak Forester

DMU's Used 4 x 2-car

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Manchester Piccadilly - Ashburys - Gorton - Gorton Jn - Hyde Road Jn - Trafford Park - Irlam - Glazebrook East Jn
as listed Glazebrook East Jn - Skelton West Jn - Northenden Jn - Edgeley Jn - Stockport
as listed Stockport - Disley - Furness Vale - Buxton
as listed Buxton - Buxton Sidings (almost to last light standard)
as listed Buxton Sidings - Great Rocks Jn - Chinley North Jn - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Cheadle Jn - Northenden Jn - Skelton West Jn - Arpley Jn - Ditton No.1
as listed Ditton No.1 - Widnes No 7 - Clock Face - Sutton Oak Jn - St Helens Shaw Street
as listed St Helens Shaw Street - Huyton - Edge Hill
as listed Edge Hill - Speke Jn - Ditton - Runcorn - Frodsham - Helsby - West Cheshire Jn - Stanlow & Thornton
as listed Stanlow & Thornton - Mouldsworth - West Cheshire Jn - Mouldsworth - Hartford CLC Jn - (2) Hartford West Jn
as listed Hartford West Jn - Hartford CLC Jn - Mouldsworth - Mickle Trafford Jn - Dee Marsh North Jn
as listed Dee Marsh North Jn - Shotton - Wrexham General
as listed Wrexham General - Chester - Helsby - Frodsham Jn - Acton Grange Jn - Arpley Jn - Walton Old Jn - Skelton Jn - Northenden Jn - Stockport Tiviot Vale - Woodley Jn - Apethorne Jn - Godley Jn
as listed Godley Jn - Guide Bridge - Crowthorn Jn - Ashton Moss South Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Miles Platting - Collyhurst Street (3)
as listed Collyhurst Street - Miles Platting - Philips Park No.1 Jn - Ashburys - Ashburys Jn
as listed Ashburys Jn - Ashburys - Manchester Piccadilly

Notes :
(1) Tour ran very late as the DMU's had "very sick" engines. Fitters turned out at Buxton and Chester to try to sort the problem out however heatwave conditions at the time did not help.
(2) Booked reversal point was Hartford CLC Jn.
(3) Train was booked to reverse in Manchester Victoria the original intention to run directly to Ashburys round the Philips Park curve having been agreed then refused shortly before the tour was scheduled. The train reversed at Collyhurst Street as its ability to climb Miles Platting Bank was in question

Sources : Ken Baldwin, Stew Robertson, Andy Pullar, Kevin Driscoll & Ian Umpleby

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Greg Beecroft, Kevin Driscoll & Ian Umpleby)

M.C
Location Booked Actual
0.00
Manchester Piccadilly 08.55d 08.55
0.33
Ashburys 08/59 08/58
3.29
Hyde Road Jn 09/07 09/03
10.67
Trafford Park East Jn ? 09/10
18.08
Glazebrook East Jn 09.33 ~ 09.37 09.38 ~ 09.41
24.06
Skelton Jn 09/49 09/52
27.46
Northenden Jn 09/55 09/58
31.52
Stockport 10.00a ~ 10.05d 10.09 ~ 10.14
38.12
Disley 10/17 10/30
40.67
Furness Vale 10/23 ?
50.79
Buxton 10.43a ~ 10.47d 10.57 ~ 11.18
51.19
Buxton Sidings 10.51 ~ 10.55 11.20 ~ 11.21
56.77
Great Rocks Jn 11*14 ~ 11*15 11.33 ~ 11.34
57.52
Peak Forest South SB 11/19 11/37
62.33
Chinley North Jn 11/34 11/50
66.12
New Mills South Jn 11/41 11/58
78.02
Northenden Jn 12/01 12/25
81.42
Skelton Jn 12/18 12/30
92.52
Warrington Arpley 12c40 ~ 12c42 12.53 ~ 12.54
98.65
Widnes No.7 12/55 ?
100.29
Ditton No.1 13.01 ~ 13.05 13.12 ~ 13.15
101.73
Widnes No.7 13/10 ?
107.49
Sutton Oak Jn 13/30 13/21
109.20
St Helens Shaw Street 13.37a ~ 14.07d 13.43 ~ 14.10
114.50
Huyton 14/16 14/22
118.43
Edge Hill 14.21 ~ 14.25 14.31 ~ 14.48
123.23
Speke Jn 14/32 ?
131.19
Halton Jn 14/42 15/09
136.48
Helsby Jn 14/58 15.20 ~ 15.20
139.31
Stanlow & Thornton 15.04 ~ 15.10 15.26 ~ 15.30
145.32
Mouldsworth 15/23 15/46
?
Hartford CLC Jn 15.35 ~ 15.38 ?
?
Hartford West Jn DIV 16.00 ~ 16.04
?
Hartford CLC Jn 15.35 ~ 15.38 16/07
162.46
Mouldsworth 15/50 16/20
166.75
Mickle Trafford Jn 15/58 16/25
175.55
Dee Marsh North Jn 16.24 ~ 16.27 16.44 ~ 16.47

?

Penyffordd 16/39 17.10 ~ 17.15
188.67
Wrexham General 16.53 ~ 16.57 17.29 ~ 17.33
?
Saltney Jn 17/19 17/47
200.58
Chester 17.21a ~ 17.24d 17.52 ~ 18.09
208.47
Helsby 17/35 18/20
217.32
Acton Grange Jn 17/51 18/32
218.36
Walton Old Jn 17/54 18/35

?

Warrington Arpley 17/56 18c40 ~ 18c41
230.34
Skelton Jn 18/15 19/03
233.74
Northenden Jn 18/29 19/08
243.41
Godley Jn 18.49 ~ 18.53 19.45 ~ 19.49
247.14
Guide Bridge 19.04a ~ 19.05d 19.58 ~ 20.02
248.40
Ashton Moss South Jn 19/10 20/07

?

Miles Platting 19/17 20.23 ~ 20.27
253.20
Collyhurst Street ??/?? 20.29a
254.29
Manchester Victoria 19.23a ~ 19.27d DIV
?
Collyhurst Street ??/?? 20.32d

?

Miles Platting 19/36 20/35
256.05
(253.67)
Phillips Park No.1 19/38 ?
260.03
(257.65)
Ashburys 19.48 ~ 19.55 20.45 ~ 20.48
?
Ashburys Jn DIV 20.50 ~ 20.58
261.54
(259.36)
Manchester Piccadilly 19.59a 21.03


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